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Good morning Batfans. I’m still in Denver, Colorado. It has been an amazing weekend and I’m sad to have to leave later today. I’m taking my friends out for one last lunch together and then I’m flying myself back home. Boy has it been a big, fun trip. My house is coming along great. We had a few changes to the mistakes that were made and I’m happy to say in about 3 to 4 weeks my house will finally be done. It’s been a huge 4 month renovation. It’s been worth it. I know the school district is great and I’m going to be very happy raising my kids in Denver. It’s the right move at the right time.

Starting over can be scary if you let your fear win over the fun that it can be. I’m always up for an adventure. I’m a “Go For It” kind of guy and I really enjoy new experiences. I just want my kids to be happy and enjoy their new home. It’s a lot to ask of them to move, give up everything they have ever known, but I know it’s going to be okay. My safety net is being taken away. I have always had my 3 nannies to back me up whenever I needed help. Now, I’m all on my own. I’m finally going to really retire from everything. I want to focus on my kids and find myself a new business or a new hobby or something. I don’t know yet.

I thank God every day that I’m in such a great financial position. I don’t have to work. I always have because I don’t know anything else. I have already put money in all of my kids’s college accounts, I have a savings account for each one, and I have a large savings account in a completely different bank for anything else that comes up for them. My paychecks I get from Lindsay/mine businesses I throw into savings and some in checking. I’m fine. I’m more than fine. I give money to different charities each month because I truly feel with this much cash I need to help others. I have been known to help my friends that read this blog or from Twitter on small things. I tend to be generous in cash and love. I want my kids to learn it’s okay to help people. But only help with what you are comfortable with.

I did find a Church that I really like. The Mass wasn’t that long, they allow the children to be in the sanctuary as services are going on and I prefer that. I won’t have my nannies to take my kids down to Bible study while I’m at Mass. I want all eyes on them at all times. It’s going to be complicated at first but I can always pick up and leave if they don’t behave. For the most part my kids are well behaved. I give them a look and they knock it off. I’ve got that DAD stare down Lol KNOCK IT OFF, with my eyes. I signed us up for transfer so all of my records from our Church in Chicago will come here. And of course I’ve already got my box of envelopes for our family donations Lol I thought that was pretty funny.

I’m going home with a lot of plans to pack, sell, or donate a lot of our stuff. It’s time downsize. I don’t even know where to begin but I have a month to get it done. I’m so happy, guys. I really am. I mean I wish I had someone to share this all with but I’m happy to have some new friends that are looking forward to us moving out. It’s going to be so much easier to have some buddies to help me out when we get to our new home.

I better get myself going. I hope you all had a great weekend. I just uploaded videos and photos to our Family Facebook page. Go check that out. I took some great shots of Denver! Yes, the blonde hair is almost all gone. It’s fading away slowly. I won’t do that again, it was worth a little change. I think I will stick with my brown hair. I like it much better.

I will miss you Denver, but see you soon!

Morning run

treadmill  This morning’s run on the treadmill was a great release of a lot of stress. I have a lot going on and a lot of family stuff coming up. It’s stressing me out. I’m doing my best to keep things going along but even I can get overwhelmed at times. A positive attitude and doing  my best is all I can do.

Friday after work I am flying to Las Vegas to get Lindsay and then we are heading down to Cancun, Mexico. I had been talking things over with my nannies because a week without me and me missing the twins so much I wasn’t going to go. They said this is a good time to take a week-long trip because soon I won’t be able to go or do anything, they will be moving around on their own. Crawling sometime later this year. Really? I also read somewhere that twins push each other into trying to do things. They see the other one do it and want to do it too. That’s good right? It won’t be when they are 10 years old and terrorizing the neighborhood Lol Those darn Cooper boys! So I am going on the trip. I need to focus on centering myself and getting ready for a very busy year. I can’t believe it’s going by so fast. I have 2 month old babies now! It feels more like we all survived 2 months, what else can happen Lol It’s been a lot of hard work. Thanks to the nannies for sticking in there with me. Sarah has been great. I don’t know how she handles them all day without me. I do come home for lunch every day that I can. And I know Shelly has snuck over on her lunch break too. It really does take a village.

Cancun Mexico is a beautiful part of the world. We will be learning from Abraham Hicks. She signed us up for all kinds of things while we are there. I’m looking forward to the meditations. I mediate every morning and at night also. Morning prayers, meditate, exercise, shower, eat, go to work. At night its reverse, come home from work, eat, meditate, night-time prayers. I started doing night-time prayers with the boys the first night we came home. I hold them both and do our family prayer than I do a special prayer with each of the boys.

I have been dressing them alike. I can’t help it. Everyone has been sending me 3 to 6 month old baby clothes since I sent out that mass email updating our family and friends. So many really cool outfits. Lots and lots of Batman gear. Love that stuff. We haven’t taken them out much at all. I’m still very shy about that. Sarah said the weather isn’t good enough yet for her to start walking them outside for some fresh air.

Fresh air. That just triggered a really funny memory. I remember when Fresh Air was an inside joke that had me cracking up. It was Fresh air and what else? I’m going to have to go look that up. I know what the photo said but what was the next one? Me and my friend would laugh and laugh at that one. I always said I’m Fresh Air baby! So funny. I can’t believe I just remembered that.

I’m showered up now and heading into work. Have a great day everyone!

The Book of Mormon

I listened to the entire Book of Mormon on audiobook. After 30 hours of it I finished it and came up with a few thoughts. I do believe that the Book of Mormon is a Second accounting of Jesus Christ. But I also believe that some of it was inspired by the Old Testament. There are far too many stories that are similar. I think that it’s a great book and everyone should read it in order to educate yourself on the Mormon faith as well as open your mind to possible other beliefs in this world. I bought my own copy off of Amazon.com and will read it again someday. To me it’s more of a text, not so much scriptural context. I really enjoyed the stories and finding new names of people in history who I had never heard of before.

I struggled through the first few books. But once I got past that, it kind of flowed and made more sense to me. I am glad that I got a chance to read this book and I really enjoyed learning about another religion. I made contact with a few people that run Mormon based websites to ask questions along the way. They were very helpful to me and we began emailing back and forth about different sections of the Book of Mormon. I value their input, although we will never believe the same way. It was a fun experience and I’m glad I took the time to learn about this. Up until a few months ago I honestly did not know what Mormons believed in.