Blood or Fire

While Andrea managed to make it into the office yesterday, I was snowed in at home with the boys.  Although it was a snow day for them, I still had to work.  On this particular day, that involved six conference calls and two short training videos that had to be recorded. […]

Who Needs Weight Watchers?

Several weeks ago, I started a doctor ordered diet because of high blood pressure.  I involved Benjamin in it to help keep me honest.  All of a sudden, over the last couple of days, he has had a few things to say about it. When I was signing him up […]

A New Chapter

Today I opened a new chapter for Benjamin and I when I signed him up for Little League (t-ball to be specific).  We went over to the local middle school and entered into unchartered territory for the two of us.  However, after the five minutes that we were there, I […]

Nap Time

Yesterday, Matthew came out of his room during nap time and asked me, “How many more minutes until it’s not nap time?” I responded, after looking at my watch, “60 minutes.” He then pulled his watch from his sleeve (he wasn’t wearing it, it was just tucked up in his […]

The Timing of Humor

Usually, in the morning, Matthew and I drop Benjamin off at extended care about 20 minutes before his school opens.  It allows me to get Matthew to daycare and myself to work on time.  It also saves me from going through the dreaded drop- off zone (think of the school […]

Three Minutes

Below is the story of how we found out Andrea was pregnant with Benjamin.  I wrote this several months before he was born when we were referring to him as “Pudge”.  Also, I think the writers of the TV show Scrubs stole our story. The instructions were simple.  Pea on […]

My Final Homework

Almost 16 years ago, I, at some point, was studying for my last test in college.  I don’t actually remember studying for it, so I am only assuming I did.  When I think back that far and to that time in my life, only Andrea’s face materializes.  We would have […]

All Clean

On Friday night, we had Pizza/Movie night, so we had our dinner in the family room in front of the TV, where our new couch is that we bought when we moved here and have been doing our best to protect from dirty little fingers. So, as Matthew finished up […]

Why Are Blueberries Blue?

The other night at dinner, Matthew asked why blueberries are blue.  Andrea and I both kinda admitted to not knowing. Benjamin decides to take over, turns to Matt and says, “When you are in heaven, you can ask God that!” Now, the question is, will Benjamin accept that as an […]