Sleeping 7 At Super 8

Over the Christmas/New Year holiday, my family drove a jet black minivan across state lines to visit friends. My wife and I with our five sons spent about nine hours traveling just on the first day. Being budget conscious, we planned to stay overnight at a random Super 8 motel. No reservation. We found one in a good spot near a Dunkin Donuts and a Chik–Fil–A … Continue reading Sleeping 7 At Super 8

Christmas Shopping For Mommy

Texas is not known for snow. In Abilene, we may get a few days of snow in Winter. So this Saturday morning was a delight. We woke up to hearing the boys exclaim, “It’s snowing!” It wasn’t too cold though, so the snow didn’t stick much to the ground. That was a good thing because it made driving conditions better. Today it was my turn … Continue reading Christmas Shopping For Mommy

Seventeen Years In The Making

Today is a special day. It’s more personal than a national holiday. You could say it’s like a birthday since it was the beginning of a new life. This new life was a choice I made. But I didn’t make it alone. There was another key person involved in this decision. You could say there’s been a lot of cooperation. It’s been a good one … Continue reading Seventeen Years In The Making

The Wonder Of Carlsbad Caverns

My family took a little trip recently to Carlsbad Caverns National Park where you basically pay to walk into a large deep dark hole in the ground. And it’s amazing! I’d been here before, so this time I got to experience the wonder of the cavernous underworld all over again. But on top of that, I had the joy of watching my kids, parents, and … Continue reading The Wonder Of Carlsbad Caverns

Our Family Cruise Vacation

My family of 7 went on a 7 day cruise in the Caribbean! We returned last Sunday, sailing from April 1 to April 8. Our ship went from Galveston, TX to Cozumel, Belize, and Honduras. My wife and I, with our 5 sons, shared two adjoining staterooms with balconies aboard the Carnival Breeze–a fun ship! When people ask me how the cruise went, I struggle … Continue reading Our Family Cruise Vacation