Category Archives: General

Favorites….

There’s a reason people have favorites….because those people come through in times of extreme need and all the times in between.

You know who you are.

 

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To my Allykat….

Wow…sometimes life…just lines up timing wise. I wrote this post in late 2017. A few months before Allison got married to Josh. We have lost touch at times over the years but thanks to the awesomeness of Marco Polo, I get to see her face a few times a week now and share this life together (even though I’m in TN and she’s in IL).

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This is all about my girl Friday. Ok, I probably shouldn’t say girl Friday since those two fall in love at the end. Man, is that a great Cary Grant movie though. Anyway.

It’s weird I think sometimes that the only reason we know each other is because he was dating my best friend years and years and years ago. Well, I guess that’s not so weird after over 20 years. We used to be a threesome and now it’s just the 2 of us. Her “ex” is still my BFF.

Allison and her family have been such a blessing in my life: I don’t remember a time in life when they weren’t in my life. Those all important teen years, I had a fun and safe place to go. And 3 awesome “sisters” and a “Mom” and “Dad” to talk to and laugh with. Who else’s doorstep could you just show up at on announced on Thanksgiving or Christmas and be welcomed in? I was the son Mr. Phelps never had.

She was there in my wedding day and I’ll be there for hers in a few months!

 

2019 kick-off

I’m not a fan of New Year’s…never have been and especially not as I get older. It means my kids are getting older and it makes me stop to think. The years have been good to me, especially lately. There’s joys and events and celebrations and friends and people all around. I feel like New Year’s kinda makes the clock start over again and you want the next year to be better than the one you just had. Anything else kinda feels like a failure. It doesn’t help that I also have some version of SAD and there’s like 10 hours of sun a day.

Anyway, here’s some of what makes me happy 🙂

 

Disney Girl..

Emerson’s mind is gonna be blow this summer when she sees DisneyLand in person.
Everytime we start a Disney or Pixar movie, she’s started saying “Castle coming” and then hiding in preparation of the fireworks.
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Summer 2019 is going to be AWESOME!