Tuesday, March 31, 2020


It's his favorite kind of sauce.

Get you some, Z-Dogg...

Monday, March 30, 2020

New Kind of Classroom

The kids came back to school from spring break today to a whole new kind of educational approach.

Crisis eLearning...

And while the classrooms may have looked a little different and the technology buckled a little under the weight of a country trying to keep things moving from home...

The company at her "desk" kept this one super happy!

Who knows what tomorrow will look like - all we know is we'll tackle it head on as it comes!

Day one in the books, people... bring on the rest!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Make It Stop!

If these two Golden Girls could talk... my guess is they'd say something like:

"I dunno what 'quarantine' means but MAKE IT STOP!"

They have been walked more times in the past 2 weeks or so than they have probably in the last 4 months!

Truth be told though... I think they're loving have all of us around more.

And I KNOW that they have brought us a lot of peace and joy during these weirdo trying times.

Hang in there ladies... we're gonna make it through this together!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Quarantine Morn Routine

This is every morning now it seems.

The three lined up (5 if ya count the fur kids) - watching something.

Too much screen time? Oh heck yeah... FOR SURE.

But are they getting along, is the house peaceful and are mommy and daddy maintaining a manageable level of sanity?

You betcha... so we'll take the trade off... because...

This too shall pass!

Friday, March 27, 2020


Ya know what we think about this whole "social distancing" thing?

Z-Dogg's face sums it all the way up!


However... we DO respect what it does for the medical systems around us and because of that...

We're taking it pretty serious!

And honestly - that was before the Gov'nah put us on lock down... so now we're cooped up inside trying to do our part to keep things contained!

But if we're honest... here's how we feel about THAT!

We'll do our part... but it doesn't mean we'll be happy about it!

Praying for some social closeness to come our way again soon!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Liver of Life

Man... I absolutely adore the way this girl lives life!

I mean... look... she's a train-wreck at times...

But aren't we all?

I know I certainly am.

But she honors her Creator so well with her joy, her smile, her love and her "faith like a child" when it comes to life.

I want to be more like her. A LOT more like her.

Grateful for you Meron and the influence you have on those around you!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Look... if I gotta be locked up inside with somebody - there isn't really anybody better than this girl right here!

You can't quarantine her smile or her empathy or her joy!

No way... no how!

Then she puts in her fro-hawk and she looks like she's ready to battle her way right through the Apocalypse!

Bring it on, Armageddon!

Mebbie - thank you for bringing us all some joy and sanity during these trying times!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Staying Fit

We're ALL working hard to stay fit and keep our sanity by burning energy and calories!

Our plan is to come out of this quarantine as fit as usual - if not stronger - than we are already!

Good looking out, Z-Dogg!

Monday, March 23, 2020


Man... working from home is tough - for tons of reasons - but when the whole crew is locked up in the house with ya - it can be even tougher!

But then there is this guy here...

Multiple times a day he just comes up to my desk or while I am walking by and gives me a GIGANTIC HUG.

He doesn't usually see me much during the day - but things are weird right now.

And I am leaning in to all of the positive things coming out of this madness!

Thanks Zechie - for all of the love and encouragement!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

My Road Dawgs

Today we hit the streets... me and my road dawgs.

We kept a safe social distance from everybody we passed - but we got our exercise in... walking and tossing the football as we went!

3+ miles of exercise to be exact!

And they managed to stay gangster while doing it!

Way to embrace the suck and get out there and move, goofballs!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Making The Most Of It

Ya know what sheltering and distancing can't do?

It can't take away our joy and it can't stop us from hitting the circle out front - keeping a safe distance - and slinging the football around for a while!

We laughed... we played... and threw footballs at each others' heads...

And we had fun!

Yeah - this whole thing kinda sucks - but I'm purposefully looking for the positives wrapped up in the silver lining...

And more quality time with my crew right here is DEFINITELY something I am planning on making the most of.

Thanks for always being awesome, goofballs! Daddy loves you!

Friday, March 20, 2020

It's a Process

This girl here has some of the most beautiful hair I've ever come to know!

And here me when I say - it's a process to keep it looking dope...

And she puts in the work to manage it!

Some nights it goes through multiple looks and stages...

Just to reach her desired out come!

Girl - no matter WHAT your hair looks like - you've captured daddy's heart with it and how hard your work to maintain it!

Always beautiful, my Princess... ALWAYS!

Thursday, March 19, 2020


What do ya do when a super virus intersects with a super snow storm on the first day of Spring?

Ya practice your distancing... Zechie style, that's what!

This dude was taking it straight up seriously... wasn't letting anything in!

Way to stay safe and healthy, Z-Dogg!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Better Than Cookies!

Swung by the park today as the family was busy social distancing in open spaces... and saw this girl who had found a new friend!

She was 100% in her happy spot. This is everything to her.

More than ice cream...

More than Dutch Brothers...

More than cookies... COOKIES, I say!

I mean... Lord knows I LOVE a delicious cookie... but this trumps it all for this girl!

Her love for dogs, babies and elderly folks warms my heart.

Never, ever change Meron - ALWAYS love the puppies!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Putting in Work!

Day 2 of social distancing... and the schedule said "exercise" - so...

EXERCISE is what he did!

Dude donned the "Beast All Day" shirt and joined mommy and Mebbie downstairs for a virtual bootcamp!

And he was killing it!

Keep putting in that work, Z-Dogg!

Monday, March 16, 2020

For Each Other

Okay... okay... they may not be executing "social distancing" very well...

But MAN I love the way they love each other!

They are 100% for each other... no doubt!

Let's be honest - it'd be super hard to keep 6 feet between us up in this house!

We're doing our best to abide by the procedures... stay clean and washed... stay healthy...

But sometimes ya just gotta hug your big sister!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

He Makes It Look Easy

This kid here... he is one cool, dapper, dope little dude!

And he makes it look SO EASY being smooth!

We see you, Z-Dogg...

Keep schooling us on your coolness!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Mean Mugging and Growing...

He may be mean mugging HARD... but he's also growing up!

And newsflash, Z-Dogg:

Your thuggish ruggish stare loses a little OOOMPF when you're towering over your little dude bike like that!

He knows it too... and knows it's hilarious!

Time to start bike shopping!

Friday, March 13, 2020


My mans was looking a little bushy on the sides... and that only meant one thing...

It was time to fade him back up!

A nice day... stool on the porch... light breeze to blow away the clippings...

And dude came out looking super, dooper, dapper, dope!

He was all about it too!

"I love the way it makes my head feel, daddy!"

Looking dope, Z-Dogg... LOOKING DOPE!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Saved By Amazon

Given the current state of hysteria across the country in the space of "Toilet Paper Hoarding" - and our family's propensity to NOT freak out...

We found ourselves down to a few rolls left in the house... with NONE to be found anywhere in the city!

Rather than rig the garden hose into a bidet... Laura hit up Amazon to see what they could do...

And they came through for us!

Let me tell ya - there's a certain joy that emanates through the house when the Amazon driver drops off that box at your house!

There are 5 relieved and grateful booties in this house tonight!

We are living in SUPER WEIRD times!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Not To Be Trifled With

This girl here... she doesn't play.

She's fierce. She's bold. She's confident... and if you find yourself in her inner circle as one of her people - she is ready to defend you.

She is silly and goofy as the day is long... but on certain things she commands a seriousness and respect.

She's Meron... and she is NOT to be trifled with.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Skater Girl

When this girl is determined to do something...


For a year or more now she has been dead set on getting better at skateboarding... and she is doing it!

She gets out there as soon as the weather permits and gets to rolling on her board!

Super proud of her drive, willingness and desire to be the best she can be!

Keep rolling, Mebbie - stay upright!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Giddy Up!

That's right ladies and gentlemen...

You're looking at the weirdest little cowboy around!

With a sword and a lightsaber tucked neatly in his cowboy athletic shorts...

He's bound to keep peace 'round these parts!

Hold it all down, Z-Dogg... hold it down!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Weather Spoke... We Listened.

68 degrees in the first week of March in Colorado?

Uhhhh... YES, PLEASE!

The weather was screaming "GET OUTSIDE" so we obliged. Bike rides, skate parks, dog walks, 4 square... we squeezed it all in!

In a town that can surprise ya with 6 inches of snow next week - when it says "Fake Spring!" - you listen!

Thankful for almost an entire day outside - who knows what tomorrow brings!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Growing, Growing, Growing...

This girl here is ON THE GROW, man...

In my head - she is still that little baby hanging off my chest in the baby carrier.

But in reality - she's a grown up, pre-teen with thoughts and ideas and challenges all her own.

I'm choosing to embrace her growth rather than fight it... there's just too much awesomeness with her I don't want to miss out on!

But for now... let me finish this post because she is patiently waiting for me to come lay with her for 10 minutes before she nods off to sleep!

She'll forever be my BABY GIRL!