Sammy Turns 3 Years Old


Sammy turned three years old today, October 12, 2015. In some ways it feels like we just brought him home from the hospital a week ago but in other ways it feels like he’s been around for a decade. Raising children (be it biological, step-kids, foster, adopted, or whatever) is … [Read more...]

The Cardboard Guys


I was recently contacted by the folks behind a local (local meaning San Luis Obispo) company called, The Cardboard Guys, to see if I’d want to ‘test drive’ their product. Well, not for me to test drive but for Sammy. So what’s the product you ask? It’s actually brilliant if you … [Read more...]

Sammy Goes To Preschool


Today was Sammy’s first day of preschool. It felt like a big deal. This morning when we got up I felt excited and nervous. The nerves were mostly for him but I forgot how great he does in pretty much any situation we’ve put him in. … [Read more...]

Luck vs. Parenting Ability


When I had gone on Facebook and shared a photo of Sammy and mentioned that he had the first official cold of his life (he’s over 2.5 years old) someone asked what we owe that to. Truth is…I don’t know. Is it luck or does it have something to do with the decisions we’ve made? … [Read more...]

Sammy vs. Work


Lately I’ve been feeling like no matter what I do I’m failing. If I spend a bunch of time with Sammy I feel like I’m neglecting my work. If I spend a bunch of time working I feel I’m neglecting Sammy. For me, the companies I have owned and currently own are like having another … [Read more...]

The Ladder Rack


I painted housed from roughly 2001 up until June of 2014. I started painting in Kentucky as a second job. From there I moved back to southern California and painted for someone there until I moved to the Paso Robles area in October of 2003. In Paso Robles I worked for two … [Read more...]

30 Months Ago


Yesterday, April 12, Sammy officially turned 30 months (or 2 1/2 years old) old. I can still say with the utmost sincerity that for me, there is nothing more surreal than parenthood. I have at least one moment every single day in which I am flabbergasted that I’m a dad. … [Read more...]