Grateful For This

The kiddo's in this picture don't realize it yet, but this is a picture that words can't express how grateful I am to have.

Thank you Boo & Pops for making some incredible memories for these kids and for all of us.

Disney's Candid Moments


Character Meetings


Florida Beach Day Trip

Our quick day trip to the beaches of Florida was a long day, but worth it.  Pancakes at Sugar Mill State Park, followed by a quick dip in a spring fed natural pool, then east to New Smyrna Beach for a day lounging a doing a lot of nothing...

Once In A Lifetime

A week after returning home from Disney, I am still in shock and humbled how amazing the trip was.

Boo and Pops stepped up their game to a new level and made this family trip a true once in a lifetime experience.

From the Disney parks, to the resort we stayed at, to the day trip to the beach, to just being together for the was incredible.  From a parental stand point, I know my kids don't comprehend what they were able to experience, but someday they will be able to look back and smile at the week we had together.

Rain, Rain On My Head

When you're already wet and soggy, a little summer afternoon shower isn't too much to bring you down.

The sudden burst of high winds; now that was interesting...


Not That Pebble Beach

As a life long golfer and lover of the sport, I always dreamed of going to Pebble Beach.

Not what I was expecting, but I'll take it.

Wet & Wild Connections

Funny how people's paths cross when decisions are made in life.

When Robyn and I decided to host Mark for the summer, I was completely unaware about how many different organizations do similar programs in and around Frederick.

The church we typically attend (not the one that the ABRO program with Mark is connected too) found out about what we were doing and also learned that a few other families within the congregation were doing similar programs for the summer.

One of the elders, with whom I had know but never really had a chance to connect with, invited all the families over to swim, cook-out, and enjoy each other's company and fellowship.

Though each family has it separate struggles and challenges, it's always nice to connect with someone that is going through some of the same experiences you are.


I MUST buy one of these water balloon launchers...

Ocean Side Family Moment


First Timer Was All-In

For someone whom had never seen a grab, much less the beach, Mark was all about our crab-night while at the beach.

The boy easily cracked, shelled, and ate 4-5 grabs by himself.

Good thing he wasn't allergic to shellfish - since we didn't even ask him until after we were done with dinner...

She's Excited For The Beach...


July 4th Beach Week

Annual journey to the eastern shore beaches of Delaware...

Street Walkers

Post family pictures after church on Sunday; the weather and the sunshine were begging us for a walk to the park.

Funny how these three act like they've known each other for years.

He's Part Of Us Now


Farm Futbol