Long Distance, Long Term Friendships

I have a great friend (probably worthy of “BFF Keychain” status) that I have known since Middle School. I have lived in Kansas City while he was in Denver, He has lived in Michigan and now North Carolina while I am in Broomfield, Colorado. We still have remained very close, texting weekly, even talking every once in a while ;). I consider him one of the best people on the planet and I am truly grateful for our friendship that has stood the test of time and distance. Yesterday, he called me to ask if I would be his newest son’s Godfather! I am completely honored and humbled! So thankful!

me and scotty

In the past couple years, I have become great friends with Blake. We’ve lived in the same neighborhood for a few years, our kiddos are best friends. Sheri and Erin (his wife) are great friends as well. They would come over spur-of-the moment for barbeques or vice versa, we brew beer together. All in all, pretty sure we are kindred spirits :). They are moving to Golden, only about a 30 min drive, but won’t be as easy to “pop on over.” I will miss that, but I know our friendship will also endure. I am grateful!

joel blake

Sheri has been best friends with Kim(my) since I think elementary school! Kim has lived in California, New Zealand, even Antarctica! They have remained best friends through it all and still turn to each other for guidance and connection! It is truly amazing to see and I am grateful!

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Three things 

I am so grateful for levity on the path of inspiration!

I am grateful for Isaac! It is his last day today at school and his best friend is moving to Golden. He is sad,  but he made himself happy today, did some affirmations on our walk to school and he is ready for an amazing day! I am so proud of his soul!

Payton has his last day of 6th grade today and he is getting an award at lunch! (We also found out he will be in 8th grad honors math next year!) He is such an intelligent and caring young man and I am so lucky to be his father!

I am grateful for

Melissa, and her new little peanut, Olivia. Her family is like family to me, and I am so thankful for them and so excited for Melissa and Terry on their new chapter in life.

I am also thankful for my Mom! She is the best. =)

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This amazing kiddo

Isaac turned 10 this weekend!!! Where does the time fly to? I am so grateful to be his dad. He is such a loving, compassionate person and the world is a better place with him here! I am also grateful for the friendship he and Payton share. They are brothers in every sense of the word (positive and negative) but I know they would do anything for each other. Payton wrote a wonderful heart felt card for Isaac to go along with the gift he got him for his bday. I am truly a grateful daddy. 

Bike, words, kids

I recently purchased a new bike! I am grateful for the exercise, the new way to enjoy the beautiful world!

We have started playing this fun dice word game in the morning. You roll 9 dice (6 sided each) and they beach have pictures in them. You then have to make up a story with the pictures that come up. Simple but a ton of family fun!

Last night Payton had his band concert, he was 1st chair for trumpet! I am so grateful for my amazing boys! Isaac got a haircut yesterday (all his curls gone!) shocking but I am so grateful for the young men they are becoming. I am a proud poppa!


The last book I read and the book I am currently reading discuss the power of habits, both positive and negative. I am truly grateful for the habits that have gotten me to where I am in life and I am also grateful for knowing I need to change some habits to go further. I am even more grateful for knowing that changing habits is a definite possibility (with some effort of course ;)!