newlyweds

The Discovery

In early January I made a discovery that is really going to change my life. Our lives. It's going to impact our jobs, our income, our debt repayment, our budget, our family dynamic, our health. It's going to make some parts of life a little difficult for a time as we adjust, but at the… Continue reading The Discovery

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November 27th

I have a new nephew. Finally. His name is Castiel Xavier Ransom Johanni, and he's perfect.  And suddenly and without much fanfare, thanksgiving break is up, and it is time to return to the real world of teaching and eating moderately and going to the gym and not smoking and not staying up til 4+… Continue reading November 27th

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November 26th

...okay I spoke too soon. My sister was on and off the laboring for over 36 hours and little Castiel still hasn't made an appearance. It seems things are getting going again, so here's hoping for a healthy middle of the night baby! I can't imagine being in labor that long.  Well, actually I can't… Continue reading November 26th

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The Barney Song

Do you know the Barney song? I love you, you love me, we're a happy family, with a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, won't you say you love me too? I don't even know why I call it the Barney song in my head - I don't actually know if it's related… Continue reading The Barney Song

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Teething Menace

I sometimes joke with my sister that being around her kid has convinced me to have none of my own. About 50% of the time that joke is a joke, and the rest of the time it's not. My nephew is the cutest kid. He's a little sweetheart with a contagious laugh and a set… Continue reading Teething Menace

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Obsession

Many obsessions are bad I'm sure, but my newest obsession surely isn't. I mean, it can't be! I've had plenty of obsessions in the past (coffee, Orson Scott Card, Star Trek, traveling, ...) but none so pervasive perhaps as this. If you were to take even a glance at my Instagram or Facebook or even… Continue reading Obsession

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Bubba

I have about a billion and one cheesy little nicknames for my little nephew. Some of them stick and then he gets called that by other members of my family. Sometimes they're spur of the moment baby talk nicknames. And sometimes, my favorite, the nicknames are made just to witness the chagrin on his parents… Continue reading Bubba

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Baby at the Bar

About two minutes from my house is a tiny little dive bar called Sweet Fire BBQ, and every Wednesday they have $.25 wings. So for about three, maybe four months, a group of us has been going nearly every week. It's usually my sister and her husband, myself, and one or more of my other… Continue reading Baby at the Bar