Today we are packing up and heading home. Well at least my family is…after they drop me off at the airport. I have some meetings in Chicago and then go off to Creation Festival to speak. It’s been a GREAT and FUN family vacation complete with great times, good food,
Today kicks off our annual vacation week of Stier family fun. Where are we headed this year? An exotic tropical location (where I have a tendency to run out of gas at the top of volcanos)? No. This year we are headed around our own great state...Colorado!
Today is Field Day for my six year old. Last night he told me that he wasn't going to win anything. As he did he started crying and it broke my heart. Jeremy is convinced that he is the slowest kid in class.
I tried to reassure him that it was
Okay, okay, I know that the tooth fairy doesn't exist. But I couldn't resist telling Jeremy about the tooth-for-money fairy compensation program (they must have unionized or something) when he lost his first tooth ever last night.
In my mind he needed the fable to calm him after mom and
The torrent of the second half of the Game Day conference tour has begun. The last few weekends have been back to back conferences: Columbus and St. Louis then off to the Group Youth Worker's Conference in Indy. It all starts over again next weekend in Lincoln then on to Phoenix.
The other day I came home from the gym and found my little boy in the kitchen. I took off my jacket and was about to make some breakfast for him when I noticed he was staring at my arms (I was wearing a sleaveless gym shirt). Now, you've got
The sentence broke my heart. I couldn't believe it. There was no way. I wouldn't believe it. But it was too late. My innocence was forever lost. All because my five year old informed me last week that "Santa is fake!"
I'll never forget it. He came home from his Christian
Death is one of those things that is hard to explain to a five year old. So in the aftermath of our Dauchsand's demise (died last Monday night) the conversation between me and my favorite kindergarten kid on the planet went something like this:
"Daddy where's Shadow?"
"Ummm. Jeremy you know
I'm sad this morning. Our little "weiner" dog, shadow, died last night. She had a blood disorder and we knew she wouldn't last long. She has been a source of joy for the last twelve years or so. She loved kids. She loved everybody. If somebody ever broke into our
It was four months before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Why? Because we aren't home!
We are crammed in a condo/time share/ "community" just outside of Estes Park with my in-laws (who own it), my sister-in-law, nephew, wife and kids.