Out & About

Four Years on the Beach

For our fourth anniversary, Wife and I took a mini vacation north to Cardiff by the Sea. With the buying power of Groupon, we had a night at the Cardiff by the Sea Lodge. While the Tiki Room at first seem tacky, we grew to enjoy it and the ample amount of space it provided (along with TruTV). Additionally, the rooftop fire pit made watching the sunset an enjoyable and warm experience.

Sadly, dinner turned out to be a dissapointment, but the rest of the mini vacation went well. The next day we walked along the beach, purchased a new suit (my old suit is at least 6 years old and sadly I have filled out a bit), enjoyed some pizza at Pizza Port (@pizzaportbeer) in Carlsbad (while delicious, not really helping with the filling out bit), and read by the water.

That evening, we watched the San Diego Sockers (@sdsockersteam) decimate the Cincinnati Kings (@Kings_Soccer) 10-4. The excitement of the game was a great way to end a relaxing few days.

I have enjoyed the past four years with the love of my life and look forward to the next 50 or so!


40 Years Later…

This past Sunday, my parents celebrated 40 years of blissful marriage (well, after five children I am thinking that those years were not all blissful but stressful, busy, always late, expensive, scary, etc…) Okay, lets start this over again.

This past Sunday, my parents celebrated 40 years of a loving, exciting, and faithful marriage (even with 5 children). So to celebrate, the five of us decided to throw my parents a surprise party. Our family friend Debbie was kind enough to lend us her house for the occasion. After a dinner to distract my parents, we rushed over to Debbie’s and yelled “Surprise, Happy Anniversary!” After the initial shock, my parents along with everyone enjoyed some food (potato bar was a hit), wine, and telling embarrassing stories about my parents.

So here is to 40 more years of a more relaxing and tuition free marriage. Congratulations Mom and Dad!