Category: liv

Growing Pains

  Liv and I are both experiencing some growing pains. The girl was up half the night in pain. At first I thought it might be an ear infection or those delayed two year molars, but I am quite certain…

the song remembers when

My first concert was Tiffany and NKOTB (age 9). I bought these the day before the Debbie/Tiffany concert in 2011 (the day we met Tiffany)!¬† I’ll never forget Dr. D’s freshmen English class, a class I probably would’ve tested out…

baby, you’re a firework

¬†This was Liv’s third fourth of July. Her first was spent at Mall of America, where she slept most of the day away while her brother had a blast at Nickelodeon Studios. Dad worked for the airline part-time then, and…

how to support your spouse

Wedding Day. . .Photo by Beaches Sandy Bay Negril, JA I’m lucky. I know it. Five years ago, I married my best friend. We’d been together for six years, and I felt like we knew everything about each other. What’s…

top ten firsts

Every time I blink, Liv is experiencing another first. There are the ones you expect, like the first time she crawled, or her first bite of solid food, or her first steps. Then there are the firsts I never thought…

Happy Second Birthday, Liv

“Thanks dad for my birthday breakfast (pancakes with syrup and whipped cream), but I am really tired. Being two is tough.” Wow. What happened? It seems like yesterday that I was tossing and turning in bed, about to fall asleep,…

feelin’ like fall

I love fall. I love the smell of leaves, pumpkin pie, bonfires, and crisp autumn air. I love the taste of Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin rolls. Several years ago, this time of year meant Halloween parties with the…