Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Well it is that time of year again. I am enjoying the season so far, especially seeing Jamison's reaction to everything. The major downer I have this time of year is the fact that Zach is in Kentucky. I really wish he could be here with us and I miss him terribly. I attached a pic of Zach at an Escape the Fate concert with the bassist(these guys are actually pretty good). I don't have the other pics of Julie and Jamison available since I am at work (on lunch) and they are on the home cpu. So I will add another post with those pics. I love my family and wish everyone a Happy Holiday season.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

First Posting

Ok, this is my first posting, and like "Seinfeld" it is about nothing. This is more of an introduction than anything. I am married to Julie and I have two wonderful boys. Zach, the oldest, is from a previous marriage with my late wife Jill. Jamison, the toddler, is with Julie. Julie and I have been married for 2.5 years, but it seems longer, in a good way. I love my family very much and am an extremely proud father.

Zach currently lives in Kentucky and is in high school, wow that makes me feel old saying that. He plays baseball, his team went to state last year, he is an exceptional student, and he is a member of his school's chamber choir. I believe he is a well rounded young man. Currently, he and some of his friends are pursuing the rock band, not a boy band like the "Backstreet Boys", but an actual band, with instruments and everything, more in the neighborhood of "Avenged Sevenfold".

Jamison lives in Utah with his mom and I. He is a year and a half old, yeah I know a big difference in age. He talks like crazy and is a very active little boy around the house. He loves cars, animals, music, his picture of his brother and much more. It seems like he is developing and growing in leaps and bounds. Just a short time ago he was so dependent upon his parents for everything, and now he is becoming so independent.

Julie is the glue of the family. She makes sure we all get fed, takes care of the finances, and most household stuff. She is a very good cook, which accounts for my weight gain. Every holiday she makes a special care package to send to Zach which is filled with goodies. I know Zach looks forward to these as he likes to tell me about them. She does a great job as a mother and a wife. Before I interrupted her life she worked with special needs adults in the LA area.

I currently work at Western Governors University, WGU from here on out, in Salt Lake City where I work with student teachers and help to prepare them for the fulfilling, if underpaid, world of educating this country's youth. I do have my teaching degree, a BA in Geography teaching with a minor in history, and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Science education through WGU. I love my job, but I also love teaching high school. I love sports - watching, playing and coaching. I love to learn new stuff. I love spending time with the family.

Anyway, that's good for now. You will learn more as I continue on. If I offend you then sorry, I'm not perfect some of the time. :-) This is more of a therapy for me to look at my life and see where I have come and where I am going.