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The Gift of Experience – May

May 24, 2014 Leave a comment

We went on a road trip adventure to Savannah, Georgia in May. Mo did great in the four hour car ride both times! Sara’s been a great mother, and I wanted to celebrate her first Mother’s Day.

 

Mo, Sara, Brunch

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The Gift of Experience – April

May 24, 2014 Leave a comment

This whole coming up with something unique and exciting every month is hard work so we agreed to just hang out in April. Please enjoy some pictures we took of our baby in that time.

 

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The Gift of Experience – February

April 6, 2014 Leave a comment

I know this is being written in April, but it takes a long time to buy a house – our February experience. (I will not be ugly, but if I were to describe working with Wells Fargo mortgage people I would say it was like trying to get something done with someone who is in the middle of binge watching the last season of Breaking Bad.) It has ended up being a lot smaller now that we have stuff in it, but it is crazy cheap and we are having fun having lots of extra money that isn’t going to renting a place. Sara has done a great job decorating the thing.

 

This looking at the thing from the left.

This looking at the thing from the left.

This is up the driveway

This is up the driveway

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Working with Banks, Realtors and Title Companies

March 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Below is the letter you want to use when you need to inspire slow moving banks, realtors and title companies.

Good morning all! I hope you are all well. I think we can all agree that this has been a stressful process, but today I woke up with chills up and down my back. Do you all feel what I do? I feel like a closure to this entire situation is close at hand. I feel it strong all up and down my body from my head to my toes. I feel like today is the day we close. The underwriter has had the packet for a little over 48 hours now, and should be releasing it early this morning to the title company. Then it will be time for the title company to put the docs together and allow me and my wife to come in and close at 1:00. Can I get an Amen from the back of the room? To ensure we are all appropriately motivated with a sense of urgency I wanted to share this YouTube video. Let’s keep our passion for glory and like the song says, “Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past, You must fight just to keep them alive – Your customer”

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The Gift of Experience – March 2014

March 8, 2014 Leave a comment

You will notice that we skipped February, we did something big in that month, but it isn’t quite done.

March was Sara’s month to come up with something fun and interesting – and she delivered.

Clue two of our game read, “We’ve tried these events before they’re never fun, always a bore! But still it beats doing chores, and it will save us a trip to a store.” We went to the Strawberry Festival, and despite always hating these festivals once we arrive – knowing this we still went. It was ‘Murica at its best. We’re glad we went, and we’re glad that we will never go again.

You will notice that there are two pictures of us in front of restrooms. This was the only space at this place to nurse since they provided benches right out front. Moses ate so much that we spent most of the time just people watching, but that was enough.

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Christmas 2013: The Gift of Experience – January 2014

January 20, 2014 3 comments

In the past my way of doing Christmas gifts for Sara was buying the most expensive thing I could think of to prove my love and give me the opportunity to spend money…I love spending money. This year – now that we only have 18 years to save for Mo’s college – we went another route. We set aside money in our budget so that each month we could have some sort of unique experience in Orlando. Since it needed to be complicated I came up with a game we will play each month that includes three clues that are opened leading up to the event. I’ll make sure to update the experiences we have throughout the year.

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The clues are personal…in that they aren’t the kind of thing I want to take credit for publicly.

January’s experience was the Crystal River Manatee Festival. There were no manatees at this festival. Sara loves the sea cows and we drove two hours to see some, but unfortunately they wanted us to get on a boat and ride out for 45 minutes in 40 degree weather. Therefore, we had fun looking at the junky crafts that are the kind of things that inundate this kind of event. We had fun, and it was worth it, but we will be forever hurt that there were no manatees at the Manatee Festival.

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Marriage

November 2, 2011 Leave a comment

I would assume you would have grace for infrequent updates from a guy who has just been married. Sara and I are a day away from two months in and the newness is still new, glittery, and shiny.

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