“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca




  1. My wife and I recently joined Chuze Fitness and we love it! I am able to work out in the morning, and we can exercise together on the weekends :-). They also make yummy smoothies! I’m having a kale, butternut squash, mango, spinach, protein one now. I am thankful!


I am thankful for my mom! We had a surprise birthday party for her Friday. She turns 70 this week! My sister found this great picture of her.

I am thankful for my amazing wife! We had a wonderful date night this weekend!

I am thankful for my boys! Payton had a soccer game (he played goalie first half and scored 2 goals in the second while playing midfield!)

I had the coaches meeting for Isaacs flag football Saturday. I’m excited to coach him this year!


Funny truths

“I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and meet up with them later.”-Mitch Hedberg

Funny statement, but contains some wisdom. Sometimes we think a certain path will lead us to our dreams, but as long as we keep our Huge Dreams in sight, we also need to be willing to adapt to how we get there. The road may be winding, but I am grateful for the entire journey!

Guys Trip

This past weekend, we had our 3rd annual guys trip to Lake of the Ozarks. 7 of us went down there, and had a great time! I am grateful for friendships, “old” and “new”, time together, sun and fun on the water!

Close Proximity

I am so grateful that I live so close to the office! This morning, I took the dog into the vet downtown for an appointment, and I realized how much I take for granted the fact that I don’t have to fight traffic daily! I usually can walk to work, and I am grateful for that proximity!

I am also grateful for being in such close proximity to nature on my walk. This morning was beautiful!