I feel weird writing about myself; like anyone really cares.
I always like to read about the person, and even the company on business sites, who is the subject of the site.
I find it very interesting to learn a little history and learn a little about the personality of the person or company whose
site I found necessary to visit. Having said that… I would be very hypocritical if I didn’t include a little info about me.
I realize this is all out of order, but I have to start with the best thing about me first.
I met Stephanie in 2007ish. At the time, I was a 30 something bachelor living the single life and loving it.
I had no intention to ever get married or have children. Why should I? Life was fun and easy for me.
I believe Stephanie drugged me. She’s even joked about it a time or two.
The odd thing about what happened was I didn’t give it much thought while it was happening.
It just seemed the right thing to do and definitely the thing that was making me the happiest.
So about a year or so after meeting her and our daughter Emma (who was 2 turning 3 that August 16),
Stephanie and I got married on June 21, 2008. Then, almost a year later, Steph was pregnant and my son,
Tristan James, was born on December 13, 2009. My single life was fun and easy, with no responsibilities.
Call me crazy, but I love my married, parent life a lot more.
I hate every minute, every second I am not at least just a room away from them.
Only time will tell if having a wife who is ten years younger than me
(I was born in 1971, you can do the math) or having two kids at the age of 38 will make me younger or take me to an early grave.
[I will bet my wife just joked, “Early grave?” Real funny, sweetie.]
I am an outdoor person; I hate being inside very long at all.
When the weather is uncomfortable outside, I will still randomly walk out on to our front porch,
our back patio, or to my garage and lift the door, several times an hour.
Steph and the kids like to be outside, too, which makes it all the better.
Rain or shine, cold or hot (though I prefer hot and sunny over cold and rainy) I would rather be outside.
On July 25th, 2011, I started my new job as a software developer and T-SQL programmer at Tamlin Software Developers in Dallas, Texas.
I am finally doing the job I have always wanted to do.
For 11 years, I was an IT Manager for a printed circuit board manufacturer outside the Dallas, Texas metroplex.
I did a lot of programming and software development for them as well.
There are things I would still like to accomplish before they put me in the ground.
I try to work on those things when the kids are in bed or spending time with Steph’s mom.
- I study new softwares and programming tools.
I would like to make more money. Not for me, but for my wife and kids.
I have everything I could ever want already and my wife and kids rarely ask for anything,
which makes me want to give them even more.
- I bought a guitar and was starting to teach myself to play it when I met Stephanie.
Now, I would rather spend all of my time playing with the kids while they are kids.
I can get serious about the guitar again when they get older and are gone doing their own thing.
Maybe I will be lucky enough, when they are teenagers, that they will be interested in learning to play guitar and we can learn together.
- I have dabbled at learning ASL and would like to get proficient at it. I would like to learn several languages.
But, after all is said and done, if I get to watch my children grow to be wonderful adults,
hopefully get to see my children have children of their own, and get to enjoy growing old with Stephanie - then I will have had the best life.
I wanted to build a website if for no other reason to say I did/could. But, I would not expect a lot of content or more than a few updates a year. I am really just goofing around.
If you have read this far, I bet you are saying to yourself, “Well there’s a part of my life I will never get back again!” I suggest you step away from whatever device you are reading this from and go outside and relax. If you can share that relaxation with a friend or loved one, then grab them, too.
*Saves this, grabs an adult beverage, and goes outside with the wife and kids. Awww, the good life.*