#NYC this weekend

I am taking my wife, my boys, and all 3 nannies to New York City this weekend. We have a huge ballroom event hosted by SJC Investments Inc – NYC office. We rented out a hotel ballroom and have been planning for this launch for months. Our new office building is completely done and open for business. We have been doing some business but we haven’t had a full-blown New York style launch yet. We had a smaller soft opening but nothing to this extent.

I have spent over $60,000 on this party. It’s going to be a very big deal. I have invited a lot of my family and friends to it. All of my employees are also invited from all of our offices. We are going to have a very busy weekend. Add to that I have 2 afternoon book signings at downtown book stores. 2 hours each day. Not what I wanted to do but my wife assured me she will be sightseeing with the boys and everything will go by really fast. I have hired security for this trip. NYC is a major city and with all of the Russian bomber flyovers, the boats docked places, and our awesome President Trumpy wielding power like it’s Harry Potter’s wand, I want to make sure my security people will get my wife, kids, and nannies to a safe place very quickly. I’m also flying my pet nanny with us and my dog. My dog will love Central Park. I offered to fly his buddy out and the kid said OMG that would be amazing. I told him to bring a friend so he’s taking a girl with him. He’s gay so I found that really funny. He asked if he could buy himself tickets to a show and I said as long as my dog gets out to Central Park 3 times a day I’m fine with it. I said your job is to make sure my dog is taken care of until we are back in our hotel room at night. Then he’s my responsibility until morning. I’m bringing his big harness. I want to make sure he is all strapped in and can’t wiggle out of his leash. All of those people and all of that traffic makes me nervous. He’s also so damn friendly he will probably think they all want to pet him Lol He’s a great dog my Sam jr and I want him to enjoy his time on this trip.

The girls will do their usual shopping, eating, and whatever else they do while I’m busy. We are flying in Friday night and staying until Sunday afternoon. We want to leave about 4pm. I need to do a lot better job of getting everyone home earlier on Sundays from our trips. We tend to get home at 8 which throws off the schedule and then we all spend hours getting things unpacked, put up, and ourselves to bed. I really need to set a timer or something. We run late almost everywhere we go. It’s turned into a big family joke at this point. I have no concept of time anyway so I rarely pay attention. We get there when we get there. Sounds just like my father. But my wife said it’s rude of us to show up half an hour to an hour late to places. Okay okay.

Anyone in New York City that wants to come see me at my book signing, send me an email. If I know you and you aren’t a troll I will send you the location. We have a mailing list we have made now. It updates everyone on my book signing events. We have almost 4,000 people on it which is very cool. Lindsay is in charge of all of that. She is very diligent on who gets on there. She doesn’t want the trolls to, well troll me at my events. So far no troll has found my location and showed up. At the TLC event over last summer Meri met a troll and afterwards said “That’s what a troll looks like? Wow that’s not what I expected” Lol We both laughed because she later deleted the troll from her Twitter because she was creepy and Meri said she was sick of her tweets always bashing me. Well, you lie with dogs (or Trolls) and you get fleas.

My boys have 4 places they will be going to for some baby fun. Swimming which is always their favorite, some Lego place for them to lose their minds at and 2 toy stores. My nannies have it all mapped out. As long as we all eat supper together I won’t mind if we miss out on dinner together. Well technically lunch but who cares what you call it. Traffic in New York City is always insane and I’m glad we all get car service. I want everyone to be safe and have a great time.

I will update more tomorrow. Have a great, what day is this? Wow it’s already Thursday. I need to get my stuff ready for my trip. Geez. Have a good one, guys!

God loves you and I love ya’ll too!

It’s in the book(s)

I had my book signing. That was interesting. My team Lol of publisher people showed up and immediately started telling me what to say this time. I just laughed. I said why don’t you guys sit at the table and I will stand behind you signing books and taking photos. You can answer questions. It felt like they were over my shoulder the whole time, which 2 of them actually were. I was told after the event that they had instructions to “wrangle me in” Lol

The wrangling didn’t go very well because when people began asking me the usual set of questions I was honest. It’s obvious I have moved on. It’s obvious I have limited communications with my past partner in crime. She’s the one still hung up on me. Why else does she continue to film things about our affair? The new season still touches on it because she is obsessed, not me. She is about one more episode away from a lawsuit at this point. We’ve been waiting for all of it to come out on tv so I can use every minute of it as evidence for when I sue all of them. We really thought last season would be the end of it but Lindsay’s friends that work on that show have emailed her and said my storyline is ongoing. She really needs to give up. It’s going to sink that show. No one cares about me anymore. The fans of that show definitely are tired of her whining about me. Move on, all of you.

I signed books for 2 hours. We sold 61 books in total. People actually bought Almost Defame’ed Lol I think that’s hilarious. The new version of it is not yet on Amazon but it is available on Paypal and it details a lot more of what happened to me after all of this mess went public. I need to have them add it to Amazon and Itunes soon. My fans were nice. They usually are. They only want to know what Meri is really like, if we still talk, and if I’m still in love with her. I point to my black titanium wedding band and say no I’m now happily married. It surprises me some people don’t know I’m married now. I had a few requests to see photos of my twins. Not happening. And I did have one lady ask for me to shoot a quick video saying hi, my name is, I’m here in Chicago with, her name is. I guess she was filming it for some of her friends. She said she wanted to put it on Facebook so people would see I’m real. There are a lot of those photos or videos of me now all over Facebook. It’s pretty funny to see myself when we get the links. It’s also a little creepy.

I’m not a celebrity. I have never wanted to be. That’s why I don’t do many interviews and you never see my name in any tabloid talking to them. First of all tabloids are complete trash. They are full of shit. 98% of what they say is total bs. They literally  make shit up. I always knew tabloids were false but I had no idea how vicious, manipulative, and inaccurate they were until my name ended up in 12 or 13 of them. Tabloids lie. All of my internet trolls that harass me actually believe whatever the tabloids say. To me that just shows how completely stupid these women really are. They fling the tabloid articles around like they are bible verses and use it to prove something to themselves. It’s all lies. One of the other wives even came out and said so a few times now. All of the tabloids are full of beans. If you buy that trash you are buying it because you somewhat believe in the things those articles say and that makes you stupid and insane Lol Don’t buy that junk. It’s not real. It’s all bs.

At the book signing one lady brought in a tabloid magazine. The one with a photo of a guy with a soccer ball. She said this doesn’t look like you. Well because that’s not me at all Lol I had made a blog post referencing the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks and Wilson the soccer ball. When I was googling the Featured Image for the article header I googled guy with a soccer ball. And there he was. So I grabbed the image and stuffed it in there and the tabloids and blog started using that photo as a photo of me Lol That’s how stupid these people really are. Not that the guy was ugly. I’m sure whoever he is, he’s a nice guy. But I have since yanked down that blog post because I had written about some other things I no longer wanted to share, yet no one else yanks down that photo. She handed me her print out of the article and said is this you? I laughed and explained it to her and she rolled her eyes and said “These online blogs make stories up, don’t they?” Yes. That’s why I do not talk to them. That’s why Lindsay does not talk to them. They are full of shit. She turned out to be really nice and was one of the few that stayed behind to talk to me more. After the event was over with I had a small crowd of maybe 15 people waiting to ask me more questions. I stood up and they all got wide-eyed. I guess they didn’t see me walk in or something. One of the gay guys said I’m a lot taller than he thought and asked to take a photo with me. Most of the photos the people are let around my table and they lean into me to take one. Or two. Or video. So I’m not standing for those. It makes the line go quicker. There I was towering over my fans and everyone asking me about the affair. How did it start, who pursued who? It’s all in the book. Go read it. And she pursued me. That’s all documented with proof, in the book. And on here too. You guys already know that.

My wife came down at 7 to pick on me. She kissed my cheek and whispered hurry home then left me grinning. A few people asked who that was and I said that’s my wife. She didn’t stay she just wanted to make sure I was okay. She also said she’s territorial of me because this book is all about my affair and wants people to realize that I’m married now and  I have moved on. She usually makes a quick appearance if she can. She has been at a few of my book signings so far. And she will be coming with me to New York City this weekend.

I have 2 more signings to go then 2 more next week in the suburbs of Chicago. After that I get a few months break from all of this mess. Then I have to do a few more and I will be done. My contract with my publisher for appearances and promotional stuff will finally be up. I’m still connected with them for ordering reprints of my book and everything else. But I will no longer be obligated to do appearances. I never wanted to do them anyway. I told them there are some very nasty people out there that try to do me harm. I don’t want to be sitting at a table unable to defend myself from anything they might do to me. So far only a few times has someone been asked to go. I always request someone from the store stand nearby so I have a witness. All of the stores also have video recordings so if something bad did happen we would have it on tape.

My publisher took photos and made me do 2 videos during the event to help promote my New York city things. They filmed it right in the middle of me signing books. It was very weird. I didn’t like it and as soon as they got 2 I said that’s enough. They really are good at their jobs, I just don’t want any part of this whole thing. And they are on me about having my kids at the events. No way. I really don’t need to prove anything to anyone. Me showing up is proof enough that I’m real and I’m not the one that has lied here. People always are so shocked it’s really me. Yes I really do talk with a Texas accent. I grew up there. Of course I still have my accent. Yes I really am this tall. Yes Meri has lied to all of you. She doesn’t want to take responsibility for having an affair. She is afraid of her douchebag ex-husband. She has said so on the show. She will do anything to not make him mad at her. Why is that? Because he is mean and yells at her. All of these things are finally coming out and it does feel good when people say to me I’m so glad you are real. I also laugh when they say they wished Meri would have left with me. Well that was the plan but as I’m sitting here right now it worked out a lot better for me. I love my wife. I love my boys and neither one of them would have come into my life if I was still with Meri. It just wouldn’t have happened.

If you came to see me, Hello! It was nice to meet you. I have a lot of comments about my book signing that I have read and deleted. Thanks for the well wishes. Thanks to those that emailed me photos of yourselves with me. I appreciate the support and you buying my books.

I need to get going around here. I think I hear my boys awake and it’s almost time to wake up my wife. We will be in New York City this weekend so I won’t be able to update until Monday. I hope everyone has a great Thursday and I will update more soon! Love ya’ll!

Good to be home

  While I was in Pittsburgh the ladies all decided we are going to the lake house this weekend. I’m happy to stay home for a weekend. I’ve been traveling quite a bit the past month.

I got home to my wife waiting at the elevator. She kissed me like I had returned from war Lol And I loved it. Then she told me all that I had missed. Alex and Heston are both calling her mama now on a regular basis and she is very excited about it. i knew once she started they would pick up on it quick. She said it still surprises her but they are just being babies and they mimic everything we say over and over. I said it’s because you are their mama now. And it doesn’t matter she didn’t give birth to them. I didn’t uh sire them? Lol I don’t even know but biologically they aren’t mine either. She knows if she wants to adopt them she can do it after they are 18. That’s the agreement. I do not want to lose any custody at all of my boys in case of a divorce. I can’t be without them. I need them everyday. Even when I’m out-of-town I don’t like it. I Facetime with them but it’s not the same. I’m so happy that I do have a mama in their life. If things hadn’t turned out like they did I may not have adopted them at all. God’s plan was exactly what I wanted. I just had to keep faith and know what my calling would be. I am happy our open adoption has turned out so well.

Their biological father wants to meet them. He has asked for photos a few times in the past year. More towards Christmas. I sent him a few. He has no legal right to them he signed his rights away. He said his parents want to meet them and I said okay. We are going to meet up with them next month in Nebraska. He said he knows he did the right thing by signing them away. He wants to meet them before they will really know who he is. He wants a few photos taken of himself with them and for his parents too. Then he said he would like me to send him some photos at birthdays and Christmas only. That it will be uncomfortable for him after they reach about 4 years old. I told him we still have 3 years we can visit with him and I am going to tell them about him when they are old enough to understand or anytime they ask. The more information I have right from him the better. I bought an adoption book that has a lot of questions in it already. So I can sit with him and he can help me fill it out. That way I will know where his grandparents and parents were born and all of the questions I don’t know. Their birth mom already helped me fill it out. She told me to mail her the book and she filled out as much as she knew with her mom’s help. I got it back and loved reading it. I knew most of the answers but it also asks what’s her favorite food, music, toys when she was a kid. Things I don’t know. She said it was fun filling it out because this way they will know a lot about her. I told her I already read her answers to them a few times and will continue to do so. She is still a little shy about asking to see them but we have a good schedule planned out. I told her that her guy friend wants to meet the boys and she said it was good to hear. She said she’s glad to know she slept with a guy that is decent like that. I never thought of it that way. I asked if there would ever be a time I could get both of them together for some photos. I told her we could do it soon that way the boys would never remember it if that bothered her and she said she needs to think about it. She hasn’t seen or talked to him since the night of the party.

We had a long talk and I really enjoyed it. I try to keep her up to date on how my family is doing. She’s slowly starting to come around more and more about keeping in touch.

After I got off of the phone it was time for baths, hugs, snuggles, and reading to my boys until I bore them to sleep. Then it was time to talk to my wife about my trip. We had a quick chat and I got caught up on her cases. The most she can tell me anyway. Then we went to bed.

This morning I got up early and worked out. I made breakfast for everyone and got myself to work. Today will be fun. We get to go through all of this information. It will take a few days to decide.

I hope everyone has a great day today. It’s Thursday so we have today and tomorrow to get through. Then it’s the weekend. It’s supposed to rain today. Yuck. I better get started. I will update more later.

God loves you and I love ya’ll too! Thanks for reading my blog.

Atlanta is awesome

Atlanta is for real. This city is awesome and I’m so happy my family is here. My morning meeting went well. It did go a little longer than I expected but I think we have found a good company to buy. It’s a family owned company and desperately wants to survive. The oil prices have tanked and they are selling off as much as they can. The issue is they don’t want to shut it down. They have worked too hard for too long and just need help. I listened to their proposal, offered what I can do and they get to decide. They have until Monday morning. It’s a win win as far as I see it. I hope they decide to take the deal. Everyone went shopping in the morning and stopped back by to pick me up when I was finished.

We went to Herban Fix this amazing Vegan place my wife found. They have this huge buffet which in the vegan world is hard to find. Everyone loved the food and we all tried a bunch of stuff based on the recommendations of the staff. It was so sweet of my wife to make our first meal here vegan. She really puts in a lot of effort and thoughtfulness into our trips. I was stuffed full of good food and my boys loved it. They ate probably way too much Lol Oh well it’s vacation.

 

Then I had my book signing for my book Almost Meri’ed. The usual mix of questions came and I politely answered them. I stood and took pictures with my “fans?” I don’t think they are really fans I think they just wanted to make sure I’m real Lol I also Facetimed with some lady’s mom. Who told me I’m too tall. I am? Okay then. It was fun and I sold 32 books. I signed all of them. One lady bought 4 books. I asked if she was afraid of losing them and she said they were gifts. Why anyone would buy my book as a gift is beyond me Lol It’s not really a gift giving type book but okay. I’m glad she purchased it. This is my 4th book signing. It did go okay and the “security” the book store provided me was a guy in a book store vest standing by me the whole time trying to look and act tough. My wife is taller than he is Lol My publisher is so thoughtful in making sure I’m safe and have the best possible security around me for these events. And why I need security at a book signing? No one is going to tackle me to the ground and scream at me for writing a book. I have had 1 person say shame on me. She still bought the book so I wrote “Shame on you for buying this book, Love Samuel” in her book. She didn’t like that and told me to go screw myself. No thanks I have a wife for that Lol Then she proceeded to attempt to leave a very, very long ranty type comment on here which of course Lindsay read to me over the phone as we both laughed and then she hit delete. I like meeting people who know about my book. I just don’t like being chastised. If you don’t like it, don’t show up at the book signings and definitely don’t buy my book.

The rest of the night we just drove around and stopped at different places. We got to see a pretty good amount of the city. We got the boys back to the hotel, got them in bathes then bed and then I took my wife out for a nice romantic evening. We got back at 1am and stayed up a little later because according to her hotel sex is better for some reason. Well if you insist! It’s better than listening to her play Scrubby Dubby Saga on her phone before we go to sleep.

We just got out of Church. Sarah is changing the boys then she is taking off. She wants to go explore a little. It’s her time off. Heather is with us today and Brandi is going to tag along. She starts working with us at 2 today. My wife wants us to go visit a few more places before we leave. We are taking the boys to the Georgia Aquarium first. Then to the Contemporary Art center and lunch at my wife’s pick. It’s a sushi place so I’m pretty sure my boys and I will be eating side dishes. But that’s fine because I want her to try the sushi. It sounded like it was pretty well made when she read the reviews from the review pages. After lunch Sarah is going to meet up with us and we are all going to the King Center to learn about Dr Martin Luther King jr. Sarah has been so excited to finally see this place. I have driven past it a few times but I’m ashamed to say I never stopped in. I want my boys to learn about this great man and get to see some really important times in our history. Dr. King changed America forever and I’m so proud to take my family there to learn more about his life. We are also going to try to hit the botanical center right after before we fly home. It’s a lot to do in one day with 1 year olds but I think they will be okay. The stroller helps a lot.

We have a full day ahead of us. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. God loves you and I love ya’ll too! Happy Sunday!

House Shopping

My in laws are here. We are all getting ready to go look at 6 houses they are interested in. If they find the perfect home for them I am going to put in an offer today. If they don’t find what they need we will make a new list and look again tomorrow. And we all miss Sarah. She really keeps us all organized.

I’m happy to stand back today and let them walk around. We are looking in Lake Forest and Mundelein areas. My wife is very excited. She has hugged me 4 times this morning. My boys are excited and they aren’t even going Lol

We are leaving in a half hour. Wish us luck!

Happy Birthday to me (Yesterday)

Yesterday was my 44th birthday. All day long I was receiving the love from everyone I know. It was very nice. Thank you all. I felt great all day.

Last night my wife surprised me with a big party. We shut down a hotel ballroom and had a catered dinner, a live band, and a few really funny toasts. My friends do not hold back on calling me out on everything I’ve ever done that was either really stupid or funny. Pictures and videos from last night are now up on my Facebook. I was going to do it when I got home last night but my wife had one very sexy present left for me to open Lol

It was such a great time. I loved seeing my boys come out in their baby tuxedos. That lasted a half hour before Sarah took them home for the night. We ate, danced, and laughed. We got home at 1am and I’m struggling to get my mind focused on this morning.

TGIF!

I’m so happy to read all of your messages today. Thanks again guys. I love ya’ll right back. We are having a nice quiet weekend at the lake house. Sarah is staying in the city. Brandi and Heather are driving up tonight after they get out of classes. My wife is “supposedly” getting off work at 4 which means 5. I’ve learned that one. My boys and I will wait for her then drive the Escalade up with the dog and see how that works. Usually Sam jr rides in the Range Rover with the girls. Makes it easier on the babies. We shall see. Either he or one/both of the boys will be crying on the drive, I guarantee it.

Anyone have any big plans this weekend? I can’t wait to flop on the floor and play with my sons. My wife and I have been actively trying to get pregnant. The adoption is still going forward. I know it’s going to take a while and in my heart no matter what, I know we can all handle it. Now would be the time to have more kids, even if it’s 2 more at the same time. I changed my preference from a baby to a toddler, child, pre-teen, or teenager. That way we won’t end up with 2 babies at the same time. I really can’t go through it all over again Lol Remember, I almost didn’t make it that first month. It’s a lot harder than you think. My wife missed out on all of that. She said she came into the family when the coast was all clear. Ha ha honey, nice.

We will see what God blesses us with. I do know 100% I am adopting a girl. I just don’t know who she is yet. I can’t wait to meet her. She is already loved and wanted so much! And since I’ve already been through the adoption process once my attorney told me this time it will go quick. We may hear we have a match and a month or two later she’s coming home. I just pray she wants us as much as we want her. I look forward to it. I really do. Adoption means so much to me. I know I can provide a very healthy, happy home life. I just need to work on being overprotective. I’m still having mini heart attacks watching my boys walk. But you have to let go some time, right?

Have a great Friday work day everyone and have an awesome weekend!

Love ya’ll!

Why don’t we go skiing this weekend, hon? Um, okay?

Earlier last week my wife asked what my plans were for a ski vacation? I said none. She said why not? You brag about your snowboarding days. Yes I do and that’s when my knees and back were much younger. It left a thought. This week my very beautiful and persuasive wife asked again what do we want to do this weekend? I said watch tv, grow a beard, eat Lol She says how about we go skiing? Um okay? Okay? Okay. Okay! Fine. Let’s go. Then we began the talk about what about the boys. 1 year olds aren’t much for skiing since they are just learning how to walk. She made the valid point there are plenty of fun baby snow activities we can partake in. Sledding, holding them as we ski a little small hill so they can feel the rush of the wind. I said no to that. I would have a coronary seeing either of my babies going down a bunny hill in someone’s arms. That’s not happening. Not even with one of their seasoned ski instructors would that ever happen. No way! She said well they would just eat the snow anyway. I’m pretty sure that’s 100% accurate. We talked about not taking them but that’s too far away for me to be from them. California to Chicago. So we agreed they are coming with us. Then the nanny debate. Who? How many? Can we do it alone? With all of the ski equipment and all of the cold weather and everything else we need a nanny. Or 3. I called a family meeting and proposed the idea to the girls. As long as we left after 5pm on Friday all could go and really, really (Insert shrieking and giggling) wanted to go skiing. Sarah set out making up the schedule so that one nanny was always with the boys 24/7 as per usual when we take trips. We also agreed that I would spend more time with the boys and let all the ladies enjoy some ski bunny time together Lol That phrase got all 4 women rolling their eyes at me in one swoop.

Then the shopping debate. Here we go (AGAIN!) with the shopping. My wife has “absolutely nothing to wear skiing”, of course not honey. I told her we will go shopping tonight if places are still open by the time we get there or go grab stuff in the morning. I told the ladies the family is leaving at 6pm sharp and we will all have a very fun, snowy weekend.

I’m excited. I’m going to leave work at 4 to help everyone pack. I hope my wife actually gets home by 5:30 otherwise we will have to run by her office and pick her up. I threatened to carry her over my shoulder while she holds her briefcase if her little ass wasn’t home or heading to our waiting vehicles by then. She laughed and said you wouldn’t dare. Oh yes I really would. She seems to forget Florida Lol

Today will fly because I’m ready to go now. I have to finish up some work and then start making my list of things to pack for the boys. Sarah does most of it I am in charge of the 2nd bag check to make sure she thought it all out. My boys have plenty of warm clothes. The weather hasn’t been 60 everyday it dips way below that even though this winter was much milder than the past few years.

We are going to Mammouth Mountain! We are staying at a fine hotel there and I am excited to get my boards back on the mountain. I will take a few runs then go back to the hotel to hang out with my little men. I wake up so early anyway I can do the early morning ski runs a few times and get back in time to order breakfast for everyone.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I love ya’ll and God loves you too!

Happy Valentine’s Day 2017

I have been planning for today for 3 weeks. It’s been a lot of creative thinking and really intently listening to my wife. She was specific on what she wanted to do and gave me some ideas for gifts. This is our very first Valentine’s Day as a married couple and I really don’t want to screw it all up. I have a lot of very secretive plans and of course I’m not going to share them here. Just know she will be surprised at lunch time, also when she first gets home from work, and our evening will be full of romance, an amazing supper, and all night without the boys. That’s when the fireworks will really happen. She already arrived to work to find 2 dozen long stem roses with a handwritten card waiting for her. Also a box of her favorite chocolates and a little necklace and pendant set from me and the boys. She took a Selfie (Isn’t it a Valentinelfie today? Lol) and called me to thank me for being so sweet. I made her breakfast in bed so she wouldn’t have to grab something on the way to work. She loved the prompt and healthy wakeup. Then she treated me to a shower together which turned into something else and we both left for work, happy, and grinning big time Lol I’m telling ya folks, this marriage stuff is the best. It suits me just fine!

I hope she sees the effort behind all of this. I did not go overboard on the gifts. She likes more subtle things. And we already both have everything we need. We both love to shop and are always buying things for each other. I focused mostly on some homemade gifts my boys and Aunt Lindsay helped me with for her office. They will be delivered with her lunch today. And I will be leaving work at 3 to go set up the condo for when she gets off work.

I can’t tell you how excited I am! I hope she likes it. I tried very hard to show her how much she means to me.

Happy Valentine’s day everyone. I hope you have a romantic day and evening with someone very special. If you are alone this year, go out with some friends or find a way to celebrate the single life. I had many a single Valentine’s Day and as long as I stayed busy it was just fine.

God loves you all and I do too!