She was there.

On Monday evening, I received a call from my sister stating our Aunt Donna, who was in the hospital, was being flown to Seattle. We made the decision to drive over the next morning to offer our support to our cousin. On the way to Seattle, he called us and informed us she had passed... Continue Reading →

From Don Williams to Nine Inch Nails

One of my gifts for Ty at Christmas was concert tickets to P!nk. We finally got to see her over Memorial Weekend in Vegas, and I was blown away! She is extremely talented. From her incredible acrobatic moves to hitting every pitch, there wasn't a moment during the concert that I wasn't amazed. After the... Continue Reading →

Tacos for Lunch

Ty and I have been scheming for a while. We knew we wanted to get Aliya a car for her birthday, but wasn't sure what car to get her, how we would surprise her with it, and if it meant that we'd get the "new car" bug and want to get new cars ourselves. Side... Continue Reading →

You Can Call Me Al

10 miles outside Spokane, about to pick up Robin. We are ready for a great weekend with friends eating Mac and Cheese and drinking beer in the beautiful city of Coeur d'Alene. I take over the radio, because, let's face it... I'm just the hip guy whose music is obviously on point (See, Aliya, I... Continue Reading →

She passed!

I took Aliya to her driving test today, and she passed! "Back in my day" we took the driving test the day you were eligible to get your license. Now, you're able to take it as soon as you'd like, so long as you have a permit and passed the written exam. Now she waits... Continue Reading →


For my husband. For my niece. For Thunder, Lightning, and Kip. For my family. For my friends. For wine. For key lime cheesecake. And you.

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