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We’ve been married for almost 11 years (thank goodness it was 2000 – I’ll always know what year we’re on).
We’ve been a couple for almost 16 years (I think I did the math right).
We’ve got three beautiful, amazing, healthy children (even when they’re fighting, crying, whining, and not sleeping).
We’ve had some of the most exciting, rewarding, fulfilling experiences this life has to offer.
We’ve also been at crossroads, not knowing what to do or where to go.
And yet, here we are…
Somehow God’s plan was for us to be right here.
Somehow God planned for you to be born in the same time and space as me (yeah that sounds all matrix…)
Somehow He brought our lives together.
And somehow He sustains us, gives us day after day after day to spend with one another. To help each other. To struggle. To love.
Today I thank God for you.
I love you so much.
Happy Birthday.
Now let’s PARTY!


On Wednesday, April 8, we celebrated Macy’s third birthday (her actual birthday is the 9th) at Chuck E Cheese. We had a total blast with a bunch of little kiddos & friends. For the record, yes, Chuck E Cheese has every kid germ known to man just begging to infect your child, but with a little anti-bacterial lotion & regular hand washing, you can escape unscathed. That being said, everyone had a ton of fun – especially Macy! Actually, I think her Uncle Kevin had the most fun playing ‘Deal or No Deal’ & Basketball.

Here’s a little slideshow of her day – we got to celebrate her birthday at her school too!

Thanks to everyone who came and spoiled Macy – she loves her friends and family.

As far as thoughts on our little girl turning three? Wow, time is flying. Jen was just talking about how when Miles was three, she was pregnant with Macy. She’s such a cute little girl, and we can see so much of ourselves in her (not sure if that’s good or bad yet). As a dad, my birthday request to all those who love little Macy is just for prayer – that we’d be the best parents we can be for her, and that she would grow into the little girl that God has created her to be.

We love you “Fefe” – happy birthday!

For the last part of Miles’ Birthday (parts 1 & 2) I wanted to post some of our favorite pictures of our little man (in no particular order).

One thing we always remember about Miles is that he was and is such a happy little boy! This picture just shows him at his best, a big ol’ smile.

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Miles & Daddy 2005

[this is my absolute favorite picture of me and Miles, taken by Jen in Oceanside]

Miles turned 6 yesterday (read part 1 here and his birthday schedule here). I remember when I used to think that in the year 2000, I’d be 25! Well 2000 has come and gone, now eight, almost nine years later, life has been quite a journey. Jen and I are the proud parents of a six year old and a two year old – amazing how life happens.

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Last night we celebrated Miles’ 6 year old birthday Star Wars style. He had a total blast. Now I’m just sitting back thiking on how blessed we are, and him too…

We spent the early morning at Starbucks, where we treated Miles to a kids hot chocolate (Macy got a chocolate milk). We got to spend about a half hour sitting outside enjoying the morning as a family. I wonder how many more of these we’ll get to enjoy.

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