Carson, Lately

Just a quick note that as soon as you take Carson’s shirt off, he loves running all over the house! Very cute, but have to plan a few extra minutes to laugh and smile.

Harvey Skiing

Harvey tried on ski boots and skis for the first time ever today. Within an hour, he was skiing down the small hill in the front yard and loving it – total smiles – couldn’t get enough. The only reason we stopped was because I got tired of pulling him back up the hill! He went out again in the evening and was coasting down even longer hills. We’re excited to head out to a bunny hill at a local ski area this weekend.

Our Year in Cities 2016

During 2016, Lindsey and/or I spent at least one night in each of the cities listed below. The boys were with us for all but the Grand Canyon.

  • Traverse City, MI (Hometown)
  • Grand Canyon, AZ (Phoenix, then Lee’s Ferry, then camped while rafting, then South Rim)
  • Lansing, MI (Boys first MSU Game)
  • Grand Rapids, MI (John Ball Zoo)

Education

School
“What if you started a school that presupposed the goal was happy kids? And I mean happy with a capital H. Balanced. Thoughtful. Compassionate. Doers. What if their resume wouldn’t ever matter? Some of you have heard me say before that the only people who care about your GPA are people who you’ve given no other basis to evaluate you. So, what if instead you wanted to build an education that fostered interestingness? Understanding? Action? Experience? . . . I’ve yet to see test scores correlate with happiness. I’ve yet to even see test scores correlate with learning with a L, …”

~ Chris Sacca

Be Amazed

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be amazed by each morning breath. By the boys’ precious smiles. By the sunrise each morning.

While they may seem the same, each is unique.

Our Year in Cities 2015

During 2015, Lindsey and/or I spent at least one night in each of the cities listed below.

  • Traverse City, MI (Hometown)
  • WALT DISNEY WORLD! (Harvey’s 2nd Birthday)
  • Ishpeming, MI (G’ma Rogers’ Funeral)

The Great Storm to End 2015

9:00am Tuesday: Wow! Six inches to one foot of snow all over. Got a solid snow blow in, although it only took 12 minutes to do the main part of the driveway. Here’s a few shots from this morning.

11:30pm Monday: Lots of wind; some drifting and some snow. But thus far, the Great Storm is a disappointment. Here’s our driveway a few minutes ago.

 

4:15pm Monday: I will update this post with additional pictures, video, and comments as the storm moves across Traverse City, Michigan. Here is a screen-snip of the radar at 4:10pm and a picture of South Union Street outside my office at 4:20pm.

Winter Storm 2015_12_28

Snow 420pm

Visiting Santa

We had a fun family day beginning with brunch at the Gingerbread House at the Great Wolf Lodge and then visiting Santa. Harvey surprised us by asking Santa for a firetruck and a goldfish!