Sunday, June 2, 2013


We had a wonderful vacation! Such a fun time!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Liam's Award

We are so proud of Liam!!! He received the "Westgate Way" award from his school this morning. The school chooses one boy/one girl from each grade for this award. We love you Liam!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012


Some friends and I started a craft has been a lot of fun! While we craft, the kids play together, which works out really well. First we made some bags for our kids for church...
then we made some hair bows for our little girls...
in a few weeks we will be making some holiday crafts, Fun times!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Carving pumpkins with Dad!
They had so much fun, even though initially they didnt want to get dirty!:)
Jude and I just watched...
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Soccer & Parenting

Coaching 2 teams this year has really underscored how different my kids are from each other and has proven to be quite a parenting feat.  To break them down a little bit (in terms of soccer, at least):

Julian -- Loves the competition and is very enthusiastic (probably more enthusiastic telling and re-telling stories of his game time exploits).  Still a little nervous about fully engaging for fear of contact;
Caleb -- Has really been a struggle to kindle much enthusiasm for the game.  He does love being part of a team (cheers, joking with other kids) but could take or leave the game itself;
Jack -- 4 years of trying to keep up with his brothers has really made him a pretty great player.  He had 4 goals on Saturday before I asked him to help other kids score (where he had 3 or 4 more assists).  Very laid back in terms of personal stats and loved helping the other kids score as much as scoring himself.
Christian -- Definitely my most aggressive kid.  Sometimes goes after the kid rather than the ball.  Loves the competition and loves to promote his accomplishments (he had 3 goals on Saturday and held up a finger after each goal to indicate just how many points he was racking up).  

I wish that I could say in this post that I've mastered the intricate workings of each of my kids' minds, but such is not the case.  My efforts are just as likely to blow up in my face as yield the desired result.  That said, I'm crazy about each of them and grateful for the opportunity to be their dad. Soccer has been a good opportunity to really work with them and I'm grateful for that.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Robot & Frank

I don't usually take time here to shill for my work related projects, but I'm very partial to this film.  I have had a pretty active role in helping to acquire this project out of Sundance (the first time my Utah contacts have actually given me a competitive advantage as we were able to see the film the night before almost all the other companies).  Its in limited release in New York right now, but will be expanding to multiple markets over the coming weeks.  I can totally recommend this one without reservation.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A family of five!

Jude arrived on July 24, 2012! He is a great addition to our family!
We all love him so much!