Well i sure hope all of you have had the chance to celebrate with us a nickels worth of years. Many have asked if the time has flown by, or if it has seemed to be an eternity to get to this point? Yes. . . However, There have been more ups than downs, more laughter than tears, and time keeps pressing us forward in this quest we call life. So this is a dedication to look back, and turn back the seasons of time to look at where we were and maybe see where we are headed...already i see a person who was 40lbs lighter with a little bit more sod on top of his head *sigh*. Here we go...
In the beginning God created man and it was good.
After the rough draft, God set to work on the final and created Woman.
And together they are one.And so starts the honeymoon years of our journey.
There was the unknown to explore...
Places to go...
However, it is Utah that we have found to be our place of habitat.
Oh, the beauty...
That was not to stop us however on seeing the world. I say if it is snowing where you are, go to France. (Even though that makes no sense seeing that France is close to the same latitude as we are and if we have snow then they probably do as well. Still, lets just stick with the romance of the idea.)
Oh Venice, the ambiance, the serenity, the pigeons, the rats. Did you know that Venice has a ratio of 10 rats to every person who lives there. And if you thought that was crowded, 150 million tourists visit the quaint little city every year. However the most unusual, fact is that every Italian has 1.27 kids per year. I don't even want to know what the .27 kid looks like. I have to admit I have not seen any person equaled to .27 while I was there
When in Rome...
The only thing to see in the town of Pisa. Watch your wallets, possessions, In fact a picture of this place would suffice.
I wanted to show Melissa the land of my ancestors.
And so being newly married I wanted to provide a home with a yard. The white picket fence will have to come later.
And so life was good.
an unexpected intruder had emerged into our lives.
She came a little soon for my liking, but we'll keep her.
And so the trial and error of parenting skills begin.
And sometimes they don't turn out like what you would expect. However, we have learned to let them be their own individual.
And so we again undertake the journey as a family of three.
except in this picture which is minus one!
and this one, as well. But come on, i am trying to show pictures of Melissa and I here in a chronological order
Sure there have been days when grumpiness abounds.and life is not smelling like roses, but...
Nonetheless, when life hands you dandelions...Well...you have dandelions.
Accomplishments were bound to come along the way
And Hawaii is a great place to celebrate, leisure, lounge, retire,
As life started to get comfortable...
Number Two came along. (we wanted to name him "number two", but that had some negative connotations) So introduce Calvin.
So here we are, at the cross roads of life. No longer a family of two, but a family for four, and still growing. Sure looking back has been eventful, and i would have to say that we have accomplished quite a lot in the last five years, yet we always try to live life to the fullest. Everyday is an adventure. Still, i see endless poopy diapers in the future, less hair, more weight, and maybe a mustache. when all is said and done, however, and the sun sets on the day, there is no other place i would rather be than home, with a wife whom i truly love and understands (tolerates) me for who i am. The last five years have been the best five years of my life, and i only see it going up from here, unless the mustache enters the picture, but that's all more the fun.