After moving five times over the last eight years, my wife and I often debate about what ‘home’ means to us. We’ve jumped from one single family home rental to another - chasing our occupational dreams in markets that support our experience. We’ve spent many holidays away from our ‘house’, … [Read more...] about Turning Up the Heat on Summer.
I'm so thankful to say that I'm no stranger to The Great Smoky Mountains. Every year, the day after Christmas, we pile gear together in my father-in-law's driveway along with his brother, my brothers-in-law and nephews. We squeeze and stuff everything into two SUVs and head north from Georgia. For … [Read more...] about An Amazing Adventure to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
I've been happily married for over a decade, so it's been quite awhile since I've had to deal with any significant break ups. But that's not to say that it doesn't happen. Back in 2016, I started dating on the side. She was dropped off at my house on a Tuesday afternoon via box truck. A lovely … [Read more...] about Breaking Up with Your Grillfriend is Hard Stuff.
As you cross the threshold into your 40s, it's inevitable that you begin to see friends and family disappear. I'm not talking about the fact that they may have moved away or found a new social network to vibe with. While both of those are valid excuses, I'm talking about the word that, if anyone … [Read more...] about The Thing That No One Wants to Talk About.
Our family is coming up on the one-year birthday celebration of our youngest, Evelyn. Last April, as we sat in our room in the Labor & Delivery section of the hospital, I caught myself staring out the window - already knowing that this would more than likely be the last time that I was … [Read more...] about Age is Relative. It’s the Heart and Mind that Count.