My wife and I parent four boys, six goats, two dogs,
two chickens (update: the chickens have been eaten by coyotes) and we live very close to, but not actually in, Portland, OR. I help nonprofits navigate storytelling, fundraising and technology at 343 Consulting.
Most of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that Cole and I play baseball together almost everyday. While we were home in Chicago visiting my parents we actually went out and bought a wiffle ball and bat so we could play a bit in the back yard. Here’s some footage:
I’m writing this from Wrigley Field in Chicago. I came down with my brother, my dad and Cole. This is cole’s first time here and I’m not quote sure he gets how great this place is. I think in due time he’ll realize it, but today he was just excited to see Soriano play and […]
This is my “new” 1979 Yamaha xs400. Its not going to win any races or awards but it runs great, has 10,000 miles and they notoriously run forever. Now i have to learn how to maintain it. Time to get my hands all greasy. Yes, I will wear my helmet every time I ride. Yes, […]
Last night we had a family photo shoot. It turns out there is a group out there called Celebrating Adoption that helps adoptive families get a free photoshoot and pictures from a professional photographer within the first year that the child is home. Its really a great program and the photographer we connected with was […]
So, I’ve had a few crazy weeks and blogging has been on the way back burner as far as priorities go. I need a short break from working on my sermon so here we go… This will serve as a summary and update of my last two weeks. Mission Trip To Suburbia I posted recently […]
I’ve been posting a bunch of serious thoughts lately so I thought something on the lighter side would be good. My son Cole loves baseball. We play together daily. He’s four, turning five this week. If you are a major league scout, you can contact me if you’d like.
This is the first day. About 30 minutes into our bike riding lesson. Not a bad days work!
Okay, its time to come clean to the world. I love NASCAR. In fact, Cole and I attended our first NASCAR event this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Now, you’ve got to understand, I didn’t intentionally become a NASCAR fan. It was an accident. I promise. Last year the animated movie Cars came out and […]
For the first three years of our marriage my wife and I didn’t have any outstanding credit card debt. Then the crap hit the fan. Between some unnecessary purchases, not making enough money, hospital bills, and a string of car repairs, we amassed ourselves some significant credit card debt. Over the last two years we’ve […]
I just got done pulling Strawberry Chex out of my son’s hair. It was awesome. For the last two months Melanie (my wife) has been working on Thursdays so that means I have been home with the boys. It’s funny, a number of people have made the predictable “Mr. Mom” comment. I’ll be honest, I […]