I am grateful for

a new mattress!! I didn’t realize how bad we needed one until Casey brought one home last night! I slept a million times better – I don’t think I woke up once! 

I think Hunter liked it too ♥

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Giving Tuesday!

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I am so grateful for the global awareness  that #givingtuesday brings to the many organizations that need our help.

I made a donation this morning to the JDRF organization and I am getting items to donate to the homeless and animal shelter on Friday =)

Friendships: foundation builders 

Friendships form a solid foundation…
Looking at old pictures popping up on my computer i realize So much time has passed. I’m definitely different, completely different but I feel the same. 

My first thoughts nowadays are of my children, my wife, my job. I have a mortgage, retirement plans, a dog, college savings for the kids. My weekdays are about getting the kids to school and getting to my job rather than getting up late and trying to figure out what to eat for lunch or where the party would be this weekend. My weekends are about kids soccer games, chores and family time rather than house parties, clubs and staying up past 2 am.

But inside I still laugh at the same stupid jokes whether with my friends or to myself. I make idiot comments with my buddies and we all laugh we all reminisce about time gone by…that doesn’t seem so long ago but at the same time feels like ages. We still connect, we still share, but far less frequently. 

The bonds that exist remain solid even if some friendships have tattered through time. 

My friends helped make me who I am. Without them I wouldn’t have my wife, my kids, my awesome job, my amazing life. The mistakes I made back then now equate to hilarious stories when we share a beer (although that happens way too seldomly). The dramas and mishaps we went through are good for a chuckle, that we dare not let our children overhear. 

We grew up together. We became who we are now by having each other through high school and college, graduate school, and beyond. We shared time, tons of laughter and bouts of pain. The connections we formed help stabilize who we are now.

Because when we were trying to figure it all out, we had each other to help us through, even though we had no idea that is exactly what we were doing. We were just along for the ride, brothers in arms, meandering through time. 

I am so grateful for all my friends, past, present and future. Without their friendship, my life would most definitely be unsteady.

Wonderful Weekend!

I am grateful for the time I got to spend with my family during the Thanksgiving weekend! I am also grateful for Miss Jessica and loved getting to celebrate her Birthday with her! Love you, Jess! We also got to go to the Avs game on Saturday which was a blast as well!

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My Birthday Weekend!

Friday- I was able to go for a hike (by myself) and just unwind and get ready for an incredible weekend!

Saturday was perfect and such a fun filled day! I am so grateful for the amazing people in my life who came out to celebrate with me! Brunch and BINGO was my favorite!

Sunday-I was also grateful for a Bills win =)

 

 

Giving Thanks

What a fun weekend! Family time at home, extended family time at my brother’s house for thanksgiving, Isaac and daddy time at Dave and Busters (to celebrate how well he did on his testing), brew day with great friends on Saturday….life is awesome and I am supremely thankful!!!

39 Hilltop Drive

I am SO incredibly grateful that Kyle and I are able to buy our first home. The changes are bittersweet but we are so excited to begin this new journey and fulfill our dream of living in the mountains!

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