Tuesday, February 27, 2024



Janae’s pilot brother right here!

I made the identify in all caps for a reason why. One thing you won’t learn about our circle of relatives is that we’re loud!  My spouse can all the time inform after I’m at the telephone with one among my members of the family through the ear splitting quantity in my voice haha.

18 miles!  This is my greatest working accomplishment in recent years.


My oldest daughter Emma made up our minds to go into a “Ultimate One Status” race. It consisted of a 6 mile loop that you simply had 90 mins to finish. Each and every 90 mins any other loop began (sorry if that is glaring and I’m Dad-splaining what this race is, I had by no means heard of it). The race went on for twenty-four hours. 


Emma set a objective to run 30 miles!  Her earlier longest race used to be a part marathon, so her objective appeared formidable. She had pals and her sister setup to take turns working the primary 3 laps after which my spouse ran the fourth. I ran the 5th lap together with her which I assumed will be the finish if she reached her objective. Neatly, she appears to be reduce from the similar fabric as Janae as a result of she ended miles 30 and 36 feeling so smartly that she ended up doing a 7th lap!!!!  42 miles!!  I’m utterly blown away through her cussed choice!  It used to be my privilege to do the remaining 18 miles together with her, which is, through the best way, the furthest I’ve ever run!


Janae’s Inexperienced Smoothies That She Beverages

Have you ever attempted them but?!  Ultimate time Janae got here right down to St George she had me check out one and now I’m hooked!  I’m horrible about consuming vegetables.  Inside the first 3 days I had most probably fed on extra vegetables than I had within the remaining 46 years haha  I reputable really feel adore it is helping me devour more healthy all the way through the day and feature spotted an build up in power and not more “growing old” pains. I really like them such a lot that my spouse makes a couple of ahead of I am going to paintings, freezes them after which packs them in my lunchbox. 


Circle of relatives & Flying

Those are the 2 subjects I am getting requested about essentially the most. I married my easiest good friend in the entire global! 


Now we have been married for 23 1/2 years and feature seven children.

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Our area can also be beautiful chaotic every now and then, however we find it irresistible.  One in all my favourite issues about having a big circle of relatives, which might sound counterintuitive, is particular person time.


My spouse Emilee and I’ve all the time been delicate to creating certain that none of our youngsters really feel like a bunch or misplaced within the shuffle. I’m frequently in search of time and tactics to spend particular person time with every one among my children.  As a advantage of my process, we take loads of circle of relatives holidays in combination, however we additionally like to take particular person children on their very own go back and forth with simply me and Em. Everybody will get a flip and we let that child pick out the the place, why and what of the go back and forth. Our oldest selected Tokyo, one daughter Paris, any other daughter Italy and my more youthful son selected a Caribbean cruise. I additionally LOVE daddy/daughter dates and father/son outings!  Even supposing it’s simply an hour or two working errands, grabbing an ice cream cone, or enjoying mini golfing, I are living for the only on one time I am getting with my children.

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“What’s your course?” 

That’s one of the crucial commonplace query I am getting. The true solution is, it relies. Each and every airline is other and has their very own scheduling quirks. At Southwest we bid our schedules per month, so it could trade every month. You make a choice from a gaggle of schedules and they’re awarded in line with seniority. Inside the month infrequently you’ll fly the similar go back and forth every week or every go back and forth might be utterly distinctive. Recently, I’m in a lovely fortunate spot and I principally do exactly our Hawaii flying.

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I typically paintings 12 days a month and cut up that up into both 3-four day journeys or 4-three day journeys relying on when Emilee wishes me house. Now we have the versatility to pick out up additional flying as smartly. For instance, my subsequent go back and forth is going like this: Wednesday fly from Las Vegas to Kona (24 hours in Kona), Thursday fly to Honolulu then to Maui (16 hours in Maui), Friday fly to San Jose, CA then to Portland, OR  (17 hours in Portland), Saturday fly to San Diego then again to Las Vegas. My base is Las Vegas, so every go back and forth begins and ends there. We are living in St. George, Utah which is rather less than two hours away and I don’t thoughts the force because it’s only some instances a month. Particularly as it manner I am getting to are living in my favourite position on Earth!

“Does your spouse like your process? How does she take care of you being long past?”

This is a distinctive process definitely. When you’re long past, you might be long past. If one thing breaks at house whilst I’m long past, I will be able to’t supply a lot more than, “Did you check out unplugging it and plugging it again in?!”  Alternatively, Emilee loves it!  She may be very impartial and loves having her time in addition to having me house on random Tuesdays all the way through the center of the day. I do know I’ve been house too many days in a row after I pay attention her voice cross up an octave and ask, “So, when do you return to paintings?”  Tale time: I got here house from a go back and forth, open the entrance door and listen to a odd noise. I ask my spouse what it’s and her reaction used to be, “It’s the enthusiasts.  Oh, did I no longer inform you?!”  It sounds as if probably the most children advised my spouse the bathroom used to be clogged. No longer an emergency, she put it off till she completed what she used to be doing. Thirty mins later, children run up from the basement yelling that it’s dropping rain there.  Seems when my daughter stated the bathroom used to be clogged she intended the take care of broke and the bathroom used to be overflowing the bowl!  No drawback, Emilee close the water off to the bathroom, wiped up the water, pulled down the drywall from the basement ceiling, wiped that every one up, borrowed some commercial enthusiasts to verify the whole lot dried briefly after which went again and stuck the bathroom.  Yeah, she didn’t point out that lol  I’d say she handles it beautiful smartly!!


I am hoping you might be all having a phenomenal day!  We’re so excited for some giant issues this 12 months!  Our oldest child is lately serving a two 12 months project for our church and will get house in March!!🥳  It is going to be so excellent to have everybody in combination once more!  Thanks such a lot in your make stronger of Janae!  It makes me so glad that you simply get to experience her positivity and love for lifestyles that we as her circle of relatives do!!


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