Monday, March 4, 2024



Janae’s pilot brother right here!

I made the identify in all caps for a reason why. One thing you would possibly not find out about our circle of relatives is that we’re loud!  My spouse can at all times inform once I’m at the telephone with one among my members of the family by means of the ear splitting quantity in my voice haha.

18 miles!  This is my greatest operating accomplishment in recent times.


My oldest daughter Emma determined to go into a “Remaining One Status” race. It consisted of a 6 mile loop that you just had 90 mins to finish. Each 90 mins some other loop began (sorry if that is evident and I’m Dad-splaining what this race is, I had by no means heard of it). The race went on for twenty-four hours. 


Emma set a purpose to run 30 miles!  Her earlier longest race was once a part marathon, so her purpose gave the impression bold. She had buddies and her sister setup to take turns operating the primary 3 laps after which my spouse ran the fourth. I ran the 5th lap together with her which I assumed will be the finish if she reached her purpose. Smartly, she appears to be reduce from the similar material as Janae as a result of she ended miles 30 and 36 feeling so smartly that she ended up doing a 7th lap!!!!  42 miles!!  I’m utterly blown away by means of her cussed choice!  It was once my privilege to do the final 18 miles together with her, which is, by means of the way in which, the furthest I’ve ever run!


Janae’s Inexperienced Smoothies That She Beverages

Have you ever attempted them but?!  Remaining time Janae got here right down to St George she had me take a look at one and now I’m hooked!  I’m horrible about consuming vegetables.  Inside the first 3 days I had almost certainly fed on extra vegetables than I had within the final 46 years haha  I official really feel find it irresistible is helping me devour fitter all the way through the day and feature spotted an build up in power and not more “ageing” pains. I love them such a lot that my spouse makes a couple of sooner than I’m going to paintings, freezes them after which packs them in my lunchbox. 


Circle of relatives & Flying

Those are the 2 subjects I am getting requested about probably the most. I married my absolute best buddy in the entire global! 


We have now been married for 23 1/2 years and feature seven children.

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Our space can also be lovely chaotic every now and then, however we like it.  One in all my favourite issues about having a big circle of relatives, which might sound counterintuitive, is person time.


My spouse Emilee and I’ve at all times been delicate to creating positive that none of our youngsters really feel like a bunch or misplaced within the shuffle. I’m regularly in search of time and techniques to spend person time with every one among my children.  As a good thing about my activity, we take numerous circle of relatives holidays in combination, however we additionally like to take person children on their very own go back and forth with simply me and Em. Everybody will get a flip and we let that child pick out the the place, why and what of the go back and forth. Our oldest selected Tokyo, one daughter Paris, some other daughter Italy and my more youthful son selected a Caribbean cruise. I additionally LOVE daddy/daughter dates and father/son outings!  Although it’s simply an hour or two operating errands, grabbing an ice cream cone, or taking part in mini golfing, I reside for the only on one time I am getting with my children.

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“What’s your direction?” 

That’s some of the not unusual query I am getting. The true resolution is, it is dependent. Every airline is other and has their very own scheduling quirks. At Southwest we bid our schedules per month, so it will possibly exchange every month. You choose between a gaggle of schedules and they’re awarded according to seniority. Inside the month every now and then you’ll fly the similar go back and forth every week or every go back and forth might be utterly distinctive. Lately, I’m in a lovely fortunate spot and I basically do just our Hawaii flying.

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I most often paintings 12 days a month and cut up that up into both 3-four day journeys or 4-three day journeys relying on when Emilee wishes me house. We have now the versatility to select up further flying as smartly. For instance, my subsequent go back and forth is going like this: Wednesday fly from Las Vegas to Kona (24 hours in Kona), Thursday fly to Honolulu then to Maui (16 hours in Maui), Friday fly to San Jose, CA then to Portland, OR  (17 hours in Portland), Saturday fly to San Diego then again to Las Vegas. My base is Las Vegas, so every go back and forth begins and ends there. We are living in St. George, Utah which is rather less than two hours away and I don’t thoughts the force because it’s only a few instances a month. Particularly as it way I am getting to reside in my favourite position on Earth!

“Does your spouse like your activity? How does she deal with you being long past?”

This is a distinctive activity indisputably. When you find yourself long past, you might be long past. If one thing breaks at house whilst I’m long past, I will’t supply a lot more than, “Did you take a look at unplugging it and plugging it again in?!”  Alternatively, Emilee loves it!  She may be very impartial and loves having her time in addition to having me house on random Tuesdays throughout the center of the day. I do know I’ve been house too many days in a row once I pay attention her voice cross up an octave and ask, “So, when do you return to paintings?”  Tale time: I got here house from a go back and forth, open the entrance door and listen to a atypical noise. I ask my spouse what it’s and her reaction was once, “It’s the enthusiasts.  Oh, did I now not let you know?!”  It appears probably the most children informed my spouse the bathroom was once clogged. No longer an emergency, she put it off till she completed what she was once doing. Thirty mins later, children run up from the basement yelling that it’s dropping rain there.  Seems when my daughter mentioned the bathroom was once clogged she supposed the deal with broke and the bathroom was once overflowing the bowl!  No downside, Emilee close the water off to the bathroom, wiped up the water, pulled down the drywall from the basement ceiling, wiped that every one up, borrowed some commercial enthusiasts to verify the whole thing dried temporarily after which went again and stuck the bathroom.  Yeah, she didn’t point out that lol  I’d say she handles it lovely smartly!!


I’m hoping you might be all having a good looking day!  We’re so excited for some large issues this yr!  Our oldest child is lately serving a two yr project for our church and will get house in March!!🥳  It’ll be so just right to have everybody in combination once more!  Thanks such a lot in your enhance of Janae!  It makes me so satisfied that you just get to experience her positivity and love for existence that we as her circle of relatives do!!


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