I’m (Probably) Going To Miss This

Ten moments I'm going to (probably) miss as the kids get older.

U.S.A.!: Lis Becomes a U.S. Citizen!

In these confusing times of immigration, I explain how my newly naturalized wife became a U.S. citizen.

49 Things I Thought About Super Bowl 49 (and throughout the month of January)

Finding 49 things about Super Bowl 49 was kind of tough, so since I've sworn off Twitter, and have decided to stay away from posting "nonsense" on Facebook, I thought I would create a blog post full of 30-something things I thought about Super Bowl 49, and 15-something things popped into my head this last month. Have … Continue reading 49 Things I Thought About Super Bowl 49 (and throughout the month of January)

Goodbye Sky Valley.

Dear Sky Valley, The website I used to frequently write for, PopBlerd!, had a column I loved called "Songs in the Key of Life." In this column writers related a song to a moment in their life. I wrote about Lis's battle with leukemia and how Steven Curtis Chapman's "Cinderella" brings me to tears every … Continue reading Goodbye Sky Valley.

Songs in the Key of Life: Rascal Flatts’ “Skin (Sarabeth)”

There are certain phrases in life you just don't want to hear. "You have cancer" usually makes the top five of that list. On April 7, 2005 - nine years ago today - my wife and I heard those news as the doctor informed us that she had leukemia. I had always enjoyed the "Songs in the … Continue reading Songs in the Key of Life: Rascal Flatts’ “Skin (Sarabeth)”

Sorry Sports. I Need a Break.

I'm sorry Sports. It's not you, it's me. It's just that I put so much heart and soul into this relationship, and I really don't feel like I'm getting anything out of it. I'm sorry. We're going to need to take a break. At least for a week, just to see where we stand. I … Continue reading Sorry Sports. I Need a Break.

Coming Home: Peyton Manning Makes His Indianapolis Return

Another story written by me and published on PopBlerd! Please check out the site! Well done NBC, well done. NBC’s useage of Diddy Dirty Money’s “Coming Home” as the promo for Sunday Night Football’s Broncos – Colts matchup was perfect. So perfect it gave me chills when I first viewed it ... and a second … Continue reading Coming Home: Peyton Manning Makes His Indianapolis Return

Happy Birthday Lia! with Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Cinderella”

Once again, stealing my own work from PopBlerd! This was originally posted in a column we do called "Songs in the Key of Life."  Today is officially Lia's fifth birthday, so I thought I would re-post on my personal blog, along with throwing out my favorite picture from five years ago today - big brother … Continue reading Happy Birthday Lia! with Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Cinderella”

How Fantasy Becomes Life: Matthew Berry’s “Fantasy Life”

UPDATED: With an actual "Thank You" tweet from Mr. Berry himself! Second time I've been Tweeted by a famous football person! (Tony Dungy thanked me for liking his kid's book last year sometime). @kdaddy1004 thanks the kind words— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) September 13, 2013 Imagine being late to your own wedding because you and your … Continue reading How Fantasy Becomes Life: Matthew Berry’s “Fantasy Life”

Our First Road Trip or Five Tips on Traveling with Three Kids!

I think Clark Griswold may have rubbed off on me. Instead of "Look kids! Big Ben! Parliament!" it was "Look kids! Another farm plain!" There were chants of "I'm bored!" or "Are we there yet?" but in the end I felt like Clark on his Quest for Fun! Because darnit I grew up on family … Continue reading Our First Road Trip or Five Tips on Traveling with Three Kids!