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...]

Toddler on a Plane


Toddlers on a plane can be scarier than snakes on a plane. Although being trapped on a plane at 30,000 feet with snakes makes my skin crawl so I think I’d rather be on a plane with toddlers. On January 5th we put Sammy on a plane for the first time in his life. … [Read more...]

The Magic of Christmas


We've been talking about how to handle this whole Christmas thing with Sammy now that he's beginning to understand more and more about the holiday. We have been very specific about certain things we want to instill in Sammy and a sense of entitlement is NOT one of them. Not to … [Read more...]

Fieldtrip to Cambria


It’s been a while since I’ve taken Sammy to Cambria and I noticed myself getting mildly ill from not seeing the ocean in a month. So we headed out. This stretch of beach is indeed one of my favorite. Since I first moved to the Paso Robles area back in October of 2003 to now, I’m … [Read more...]