Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies, and quick to make friends. And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
Talk to you in 2012.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Random Acts of Shifeness

  • As you can see above, it is a little bit harder getting a family photo when your 2-year-old son and your 2-year-old basset have a hard time sitting still.
  • Still a little weird saying I have children instead of a child.
  • Really weird that I went almost 42 years before I heard the awesomeness that is mud falcon.
  • I really need to start meditating again. Once I get going it is awesome but I need to take 10-15 minutes out of the day and just relax.
  • I have a lot to be grateful for but I am having a hard time feeling that way today. I feel like dropping a mud falcon on something.
  • No one bothers you until you fart.
  • This needs to be Hayden's first bib.
  • If a man is standing in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him ... is he still wrong?
  • What is your favorite holiday movie? I have a few but right now I am thinking about Just Friends. It is a silly and you actually might test lower on an IQ test after watching it but it has sentimental value to me.
  • Bill Hicks would have been 50 today.
  • I am master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul, and just need to realize that everything will be okay.


I will persevere, I will keep moving forward, I will be the stream.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Sometimes and Almost

Hello there. I apologize for the lack of posting but we have been a little busy at the Shifley household. I hope you and yours are doing well. We are doing not too shabby. A little more sleep would be nice but I don't think that is included in the 2 child plan. Kyle was not happy at first being a big brother - as you can see below - but he has warmed up to his little sister quite nicely and hopefully they will grow up to be the bestest of buddies.

So what have I learned in the almost 3 weeks that Hayden has been around? Sometimes and almost. With one child, Mrs. Shife and I sometimes get to do things like paint nude murals of famous Eastern European war heroes. But with two children we almost get to do things like karaoke our favorite Nelly song. Come on, who doesn't love seeing two middle-aged white people with no rhythm get down to "Hot in Herre." It is definitely a lifestyle adjustment taking care of 2 kids, and we are doing our best.

Well that is all for now. Have a great weekend. And remember never make eye contact while eating a banana.

P.S. Thank you so much for your kind words and warm wishes in my previous update.





I will persevere, I will keep moving forward, I will be the stream.