Wednesday, July 30, 2008
There are four things in my life that makes life worth living.
The first, is the boy who made me a Daddy - - - Matthew. He is a perfect blend of me and Kim ... and at the same time a perfect blend of Kyle and Mallory. He is loving and sweet, crazy and unpredictable, and curious and independent. He gives me a run for my money, but he brings me unmatched joy.
The second is Mallory. She is the perfect little girl. She is sweet and loving. She makes my heart flutter with every "Dada" and every tear. There is no woman in my life more perfect than my precious buttercup.
Third, Kyle is the bear - in every sense of the word. He is cuddly and gentle, but also burly and rough. He gives great bear hugs, and has quickly become the family joke-ster. He is the
"little-Matthew" of the house and does everything his big brother does.
Finally, but not the least, my wife Kimberly is a key ingredient in my motivation for life. She keeps the family together and united. She keeps me focused on my family and my goals. She is a friend when I am frustrated, depressed, angry, or sad. She knows when to give me space and when to embrace me. Kimberly is a great mother, and a great wife.
My family is my focus, my passion and my life. I appreciate them everyday, and think about them every minute. There is no luckier man.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
It only took a year and a half since the babies were born ... but we had a night out that wasn't a trip to the emergency room. Kimberly and I went to Megan and Franco's wedding. It was unbelievably humid, and there was a brief monsoon during the cocktail hour ... but all-in-all I had a good time. It was night to get away from the kids, have a few drinks, enjoy each other's company, and to support a couple of friends as they tie the noose, ummm....I mean knot. The babies god parents, Josh and Nicole, were watching all three kids. They did a superb job. All 3 kids were in bed sleeping when we got home, dishes were done and our living room was clean ... man, we gota have them babysit more often!