There's a reason why people have the impression that certain things are hard to do: they are.


Somehow I end up committing myself to things that fall into this category.

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Back when I was around 18 or so, I used to have a truck much like this one (65 Chevy).



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Aug 201131

There She Goes

It's been almost 5 years ago to the day since my daughter was born.  In many ways it seems like yesterday, yet I can hardly remember a time without her. In just a few hours, she's going to be starting kindergarten.  She was so excited she jumped into bed with her clothes on. Crazy.
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Nov 200925

These Are Mine

What are yours? Happy Thanksgiving!
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June is just a week away.  That’s insane.  It’s cliché to say it, but time goes so fast.  My son is already four months old, and my daughter is getting hilariouser by the moment.  (I know some of you may not consider hilariouser a word, but as I mentioned before, I make up words and add them to my dictionary to get rid of the red squiggles.) So anyway, I went to Tech-Ed a couple weeks ago and it was great.  I had a lot of fun, met a lot of people, caught up with a lot o... [More]
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Well, tomorrow begins March 2009.  This year is already one-sixth over and it has been a blur.  As I get older years seem to go faster, but this one even faster than normal.  Maybe it’s the “big project” at work and the “big project”, errr, new baby, at home.  The work project ends in about another month.  The other one will last a little longer.  Whatever it is, the last two months have flown by. Also, I found out a couple days ago that I am going to Tech-Ed this ... [More]
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Jan 200918

Brytan Seth Isaacs

I'm very happy to say that Brytan Seth Isaacs was born Saturday afternoon, January 17.  He was 8lbs 12oz, 21in long, and has a lot of dark brown hair. I snapped a ton of pictures yesterday, but most were duplicates just in case one didn't turn out.  (I love that you don't have to worry about that with digital cameras.  The 21st century is awesome.)  We looked through them all and picked 35-40 and uploaded them to Baby Brytan's website. In all the picture snapping the only ... [More]
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Well, it's official.  Unless he decides to come earlier on his own, we will be going to the hospital on January 17 to induce labor and meet our new son. We're really excited.  My parents are coming to town.  My 2 year old daughter talks about the baby all the time, even though I don't think she has any idea what's about to happen.  She, all of a sudden, likes to play with the toys that were once hers and will now be his.  I think she'll be a good little helper. I will ... [More]
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I just had my favorite conversation ever with my little girl (2yo). Me: Charlie. Charlie: (Stops playing and looks at me.) Me: I love you. Charlie: I love you, too, Daddy.  (Starts playing again.) Makes me wish there was a DVR for real life.
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Oct 200814

Eight Years

Today, October 14, marks the eighth anniversary of the day I proposed to Kelly in the observation deck of the Sears Tower in Chicago.  There were tears and hugs and all the stuff I would have expected from a marriage proposal.  Since we got married 7 years ago (on 5/5/2001), there has been so much more than I would have expected from a marriage. I love you, Kelly.
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