Catharsis in the Arboretum with Brave Combo

Spending the afternoon with Brave Combo, my family and friends and the hundreds of others, is a joy that I wish I could carry with me every minute of every day.

A Stensen Buck Visit

On a sunset hike, Stensen sits in the tall grass and contemplates the end of the day You may know that Stensen, my son, lives in GA. He generally comes out for a visit in summer and during Christmas. We love having him here sooooo much. Today he left to fly back home and I … Continue reading A Stensen Buck Visit


┬áThe girls enjoyed a day trip to Santa Cruz while I was at work. Prior to knowing that I would have a job with Connections Education that would begin July 25, I had scheduled for the girls and I to take a road trip. I would pick them up in UT, drive to LA and … Continue reading A LAST CALIFORNIA HURRAH

More Cheers for Mariana!

┬áMariana's elation was contagious when she found out the news Mariana decided to try out for high school cheer the day before the tryouts. She decided to go with a friend. After the 2 day tryout, she received a text notification while we were at Yana's photo shoot. This shoes her reaction to the amazing … Continue reading More Cheers for Mariana!

It REALLY Is Grand

  While at my Aunt Lynn's, we took a day trip to the Grand Canyon. Even though my fear of heights was in full effect, it was an amazing place to be. We visited many different vistas including the Indian Watchtower, Grand View, Moran Point, and the Museum.   We started out visit by going … Continue reading It REALLY Is Grand

Cheering Admiration

I have spent the last 9 days in Utah. While I ALWAYS enjoy spending time with my children, this span of days has seemed the most normal and wonderful in a long time. I felt like a normal dad again...well, as normal as I can be! One of the greatest things of this past week … Continue reading Cheering Admiration

I’m with the Band

I had the distinct pleasure to attend one of Mariana's band concerts. It was a combined concert with other middle schools in her district. After they performed, the band teacher invited the parents to come on stage and take pix and video while the band played the song again. Naturally, I had to take full … Continue reading I’m with the Band