December 25, 2015

Baby Jesus 2015

It’s that time of year again which means Collin (now 19 and a freshman in college) is deciding where baby Jesus should be placed in the nativity scene. This year, the Christ Child is getting a birds eye view of the nativity! Here is a look back at past years: Baby Jesus Through The Years

August 22, 2015

Godspeed Collin. Hello Empty Nest.

It’s August 21, 2015 and we just dropped off Collin, our youngest at college. From the moment Kim told me in 1993 that she was pregnant to about 30 minutes ago, our lives have been intensely focused on trying to raise our boys into good human beings and guide them toward independence. With tears in […]

June 10, 2015

Father’s Chair

To say parenting isn’t easy would be putting it lightly. I think it’s normal to have times of doubt about how you’re doing as a parent. Just like our kids, parenting is also a work in progress. I had my Dad through my difficult teen years. I realize that was a blessing when I hear […]

December 24, 2014

Baby Jesus 2014

Looks like I’ve settled into my ANNUAL blog post schedule. Sigh. Well, it’s been a busy year. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. It’s time for our 7th annual Where’s Baby Jesus? — a Christmas tradition at our house. Here are links to some past years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. We have quite a […]

December 21, 2013

Baby Jesus 2013

Wow, it’s December 21st already!  Well, you know what it’s time for….yes…..time for our 6th annual Where’s Baby Jesus? — an annual tradition at our house. Here are links to past years: 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. So this year, Collin decided it was time for Baby Jesus to ride donkey back again just like he did in 2008. […]

March 21, 2012

The “OMG Dad You’re Annoying” Wave Off

When you’re the parent of a teenager who is dropping your child off at a friend’s house, you wait until they are in the door. This is what you do. You are a good parent. The teenage boy is absolutely horrified by this, especially if the friend’s house belongs to a girl. This is when […]

December 31, 2011

Some Thoughts On Giving More in 2012

I’m reading a book that’s main focus is about a “hole” in the Gospel. The author’s main point is that the Gospel of Christ is more than just believing, it’s also about living it out through tangible expressions of our faith. I had a bit of an epiphany recently. I was walking around totally engulfed […]

December 21, 2011

Baby Jesus 2011

It’s time for the 4th annual Where’s Baby Jesus annual tradition at our house. Here are links to the last three years: 2008, 2009 and 2010 (amazing to see how Collin has grown the last 4 years!) So this year, Collin didn’t hesitate to let Baby Jesus take a camel carriage ride all by himself. As you can see […]

February 2, 2011

Kim On Can You Relate?

Kim’s segment starts about about 19:00:

December 12, 2010

Baby Jesus 2010

As I blogged in 2008 and 2009, it’s that time of year again at our house. Time for the annual Christmas tradition of Collin placing Baby Jesus in our nativity scene. It is no secret that our Baby Jesus is not afraid of heights. Last year He was hoisted on Joseph’s shoulders. Not to be […]