Monthly Archives: May 2012

On the Toilet when Disaster Strikes

Picture this, parents... you're sitting on the John, doing what every human being on earth does. And then, out of nowhere...

Why I live in Utah (of all places). Reason #1 – Snow-Capped Spring Mountains

You know... Utah sometimes gets a bad rap and for a good reason. We're weird here. We can't buy alcohol on Sunday. We will never have an NFL team because...

The Five Things I’ve Learned in the First 32 Years of My Life

I’m 32 now. I’ve arrived at the front brim of middle-age, and as the seconds tick on, I have been forced to ponder a few things about life.

Because Sometimes It’s Just Fun to Have Fun…

Don't look for an explanation. You won't find one.

My Big Birthday Wish

I have a *really* important birthday wish that you can all help with. If, that is, you're rebellious enough to figure it out.

This is Beautiful You

Finally, my favorite post of the week! Every Saturday night I take some of the photos that you have uploaded to the Facebook wall, and I post them here. I love This is Beautiful You because it gives me (and everybody else) an incredible glimpse of who we all are. It puts a face on the awesome people coming here. It gives us a beautiful idea of the uniqueness and diversity of the followers here at SDL. More than anything, it shows all of us just how beautiful we each can be.Anyway, thank you for sharing a small part of yourselves. It’s my honor to put the spotlight on you today. This is beautiful you.Which photos made you the happiest today?If you’d like to send in photos to be considered for a future “This is beautiful you” and other future blog posts, please post them on the Facebook wall (we need lots more!). Only upload photos that you don’t mind me using, and that...

Photo of the Week: Distressed Architect

Every week I will share my favorite photo from the week with as little explanation as possible, since, you know, a picture says a thousand words.

Guess What’s for Dinner

Okay, big bonus to the first person that can guess what my sister Tomi Ann was making for dinner! There is a tiny hint sticking to her fingers if you look close enough.

Noah’s Super All-Star Super Awesome Super Studly Shots

What kind of dad would I be if the only photos I shared were the mishaps?

My KID said that?!

You know what they say... Kids say the darndest things. As a parent, I am reminded of that daily. Like when Noah said, "Dad, I'm gonna pull the hair out of your..."

There’s This Rad Girl I Know

A *super* short poem for my kid sister on her birthday. :)

What Others Think of You is None of Your Business

Oh man, is it ever tempting to dig and prod and poke for the "truth" when we find out somebody else has a negative opinion about us. I'm telling you now. It won't end well.

Hollywood Tragedy or Healthy Parenting?

Booze. Parties. Sex. When you string those powerful words together, it sounds like the headline of another Hollywood tragedy. Or maybe good parenting...

Looking for a Seriously Goofy Woman

In an effort to find a seriously goofy woman, I wrote the following poem to use on my dating website profile...

Don’t know how they did it…

Don't know how they did it... My sister is celebrating her tenth anniversary with her husband today. Actually, I do know how they did it.

Noah’s Slight Soccer Mishap

Sometimes the best moments in life aren't what you might expect them to be. At least when you're a parent.

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My Final 33 Rules to Not be a Crummy Human Being

Last installment! The world is full of awesomeness, and it's also full of awesome, ummm, how do I put this... *opportunities* to be decent and better people.

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Our Seventy-Two Dollar Nap

I don't know how we got into this situation. I only know that it was the end of a VERY long string of crappy consequences for one little mistake.

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