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Shinedown – simple man

Oh, hello there!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

Wow, about 2 months since my last post. And don’t go acting like you noticed because I know you didn’t!

It’s been so long, this post is a couple of days in the making because I honestly forgot how to write. When you don’t even pick up your laptop for 2 months, you’ll find yourself staring at a screen for a while before you get your stride back.

Why was I gone so long? Well, if you can put one and one together, I’m sure by now you’ve figured it out. If not, it’s ok, I was going to spell it out for you anyway 😀

On June 8th, my amazing superhero of a wife gave birth to our second son, an 8lb 7oz blue eyed stud, Lucas Alykxander!

Like the spelling? No? Too bad, we love it!

Added bonus: If you rearrange the letters of his middle name, it spells out Skywalker! Go ahead, try it!

…Ok, stop trying, I was just kidding. But it’s close! Kinda.

Anyway, it’s been a crazy time trying to get back into routines and schedules. Patience is being stretched but we know it’s only like this in the beginning.

Having a new baby around is reminding me how awesome of a mom my wife is and she’s proving it everyday. If I tried to give it my all, my 110%, all day, everyday, for a week straight, it would only add up to about 1/4 of what my wife does in one day. I’m telling ya, freaking superhero.

So much happened in the past 2 months I started wondering how the best way to post about it would be. Instead of writing everything out and glorifying unnecessary details, I’ll just do bullet points and rapid fire most of the highlights.

Ready? No? Ok, here we go:

  • I installed 2 ceiling fans and I did not die.
  • Besides that, I’ve been doing almost nothing productive.
  • My wife’s doctor who delivered Lucas looks like Aaron Eckhart:


  • Apparently, I only produce boys who look exactly alike. So from this day on, I have no problem referring to them as my little Clone Troopers and to myself as Jango Fett.


  • Sebastian, our 3 year old, is still getting used to not being the only one. And that is proving to be quite the journey.
  • But, he still loves his little brother, so that’s good.


  • We took a toddler and an infant to watch Monster’s University. Yeah, we were those people.
  • We went to Florida for what felt like a month. It was hard to do it with a then 3 week old, but we wanted Lucas to meet his great-grandmother who isn’t doing too great.


  • You know that scenario everyone gives you? That if you were stuck on an island and can only bring 3 things what would they be? Well Florida has taught me that one of my things will always be air conditioning.
  • If you sat your naked ass in a pot of coffee and let it steep for a few hours, that coffee would taste like this:


  • We took Seb to the Magic Kingdom and SeaWorld. He had a blast! The only thing I miss about Florida are the theme parks.





  • We had tickets to the Magic Kingdom, and we got cheap tickets to SeaWorld by doing a timeshare presentation. You know, where you sit and listen and pretend like you’re there because you’re interested but you really just want cheap theme park tickets.
  • Yeeeeeeah, so much for that strategy. We were crazy interested and were insanely close to buying a timeshare. We want to do it, but not yet. Maybe next time.
  • No matter how great the hotel room or resort you’re staying in is, nothing compares to your own bed.
  • In his first month, Lucas gained 3 pounds. At this rate, he can go looking for a job on his first birthday.


  • I haven’t cooked anything significant in what feels like forever. I had a bunch of things lined up for the blog but if I can’t find the recipes I wrote down then everyone is screwed because the world is going to explode.
  • I did make these the other night. Pizza balls made with biscuit dough. A friend of mine on Google+ made them and my wife was intrigued so I went for it. Found a recipe on Pillsbury.com in case you’re interested. Which you totally should be because they were freaking awesome.


  • Do not try McDonald’s Dulce de Leche milkshake unless you want to hate caramel for the rest of your life.


  • After 7 months I finally finished reading A Storm of Swords. Great book and I’m trying my best to not get into the next one, A Feast for Crows, just yet. Got some stuff to do before I jump into another 1000 page endeavor. Next on my shelf is The Lost Symbol and Inferno by Dan Brown.
  • Speaking of books, I really really want to get back into trying to write one. It’s going to be about the restaurant industry from the point of view of someone who hates it. Would you read it?
  • Also, speaking of Game of Thrones, with all the traveling and wanting to read the book before the show, I still haven’t watched the entire season. What the heck is up with that?!


  • My boss (wife) made it so that my job (domestic engineer) now provides me with health insurance. Sorry, that’s not really important, I’m just excited that I can go to the doctor for this pain I have in my foot.
  • As of this posting, there are only 56 days left until fall. Tickle me freaking giddy.


And that’s about it I think. I’m sure I missed a few things but eh, you’ll live.

I hope I could get back on track and update regularly again. With my wife’s maternity leave ending in a few short weeks, it’s going to be mighty fun trying to care for a toddler and an infant by myself. And by mighty fun I mean the nearest mental institution should get a room ready for me. I’m hoping it won’t be so crazy that I can’t find time to update or keep up, but one thing’s for sure…

I won’t trade it for anything.



  1. Hurrah, welcome back! And big huge congratulations on your sweet baby boy–he’s adorable and the absolute twin of his older brother. I only have one, but I have no clue how parents of two kids do it–you know, care for them, eat, shower, and also blog. You’ll have to give us some pointers once you figure it all out. 🙂

    1. Hahaha, Thank you!

      TRUST me, I don’t know how I’m able to find time to scratch an itch, let alone eat, shower or blog. I’m doing about 15% of the amount of things I used to do. Cutting out social networks, catching up with blogs, my blog, gaming… I miss certain things but this is what we signed up for. (btw, I haven’t cut out any showering time. Yet.)

      But so far, I’m discovering a good time to blog is around 5 in the morning when the kids are asleep. It’s really the best time to do anything.

      Pretty much the only time to do anything.

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