The Dad

The reason why I have a blog. Here is where you’ll find a range of things that I’ve encountered and learned during my current profession as a Domestic Engineer.

 

Theme Parks and Us

Alright, a spiffy new category, let’s see if we could break it in. First off, Theme Park Adventures is going to be a pretty open category. Experiences, stories, picture dumps, reviews, whatever. Basically, when we moved back to Orlando, we knew one of the top things we wanted to do was get annual passes to the theme parks. Heck, we were heavily considering getting annual passes while living in NC! Were we crazy? No. We …

The Only Thing Constant Is Change

This is going to be an update. No recipes, no food, just bringing you up to speed on la vida and what’s been going on. Bit of a warning up front: This is probably going to be a little long winded. Maybe if I feel like it I’ll put a TL;DR at the bottom. I have a lot to say. I mean, a lot’s been going on. And I’ve never been one to summarize, not …

Family Travels: Florida Part DCCXV

We’re finally back from vacation! And by finally, I mean we’ve been here for like a month but I’ve been too lazy to do anything productive. Three cheers for procrastination! Seriously, I feel like a bum, it’s terrible. But at the same time, it’s ok! Want to know why? Because I don’t feel too guilty about it. Sure, you guys have probably been wandering, lost, and scared without my ramblings. But I’m sure you were …

Family Travels: “Chicago” (Road to the Sweet-Up)

So I don’t know if you heard, but I took the family on a little trip to Chicago! Of course, by “took” I mean dragged. And by “Chicago” I mean Woodridge, IL which is about a half hour from the city. Aaaaaaaand by “I” I mean Wilton since they invited me over for their Sweet-Up and took care of the hotel accommodations. What’s a Sweet-Up, you ask? Well I’ll get more into that in the …

Family Travels: The Georgia Aquarium

A few weeks ago for the wife’s birthday we decided to take a trip. We wanted to go somewhere the kids would enjoy, but more importantly, somewhere that wouldn’t make us have to rearrange our spending habits for the next few months like Disney is known to do. So we took a little 5 hour drive to Atlanta where we visited the Georgia Aquarium! It was a first time for me on a few fronts. …

A Boy and his Blog

Remember the Name Alright! New year, new you, whatever it is people say. For a few months now, whenever I checked out the site here I saw a few things that needed updating. I couldn’t do anything, of course, because for the past few months if I had an itch I had to schedule a time to scratch it. But I finally said that’s it! I made it a priority and I’m getting it done! …

Happy New Year!

Haaaaaaaaaaaaapppppyyy Neeeeeeeeeew Yeeeeeeeeeear! Hey, we’re more than a week into it, but so what?! It’s still exciting! Wow, I’ve gone a whole year without posting something! (Haha, I love that joke. Never gets old.) Seriously, I keep going these long stints without updating this bad boy and I promise I feel really bad about it. With a new year here and all the resolution hype surrounding the first few weeks, I’d be lying if I …

Humpday Update – 7/23/14 – Washington D.C. Edition

Born in the U.S.A. Now, I know what you’re thinking. This guy and his family sure do travel a lot! And I know it may seem like that, but I swear it’s not true. Yes, we’ve been going places like every month, but it’s a total fluke. It never happens. We were toying with the idea for this trip for a few weeks, and it wasn’t decided on till about 2 days before. Thanks to …

Don’t Be a Menace to People While Drinking Your Juice in the Restaurant

So we got kicked out of a restaurant last night. And as much as I want this to be a post about how upset I am and how embarrassing it was – because trust me, that’s all I want to write right now – I’m going to try to focus on projecting a message here. I’m going to do my best at being balanced in my views, to be more informative and less raged. Yes, it …