Random Acts of Shifeness

  • So how's 2015 treating you so far? Not too shabby for the Shifes but man oh man I need to quit eating like an asshole. I just had 2 donuts before I started working on updating the blog and I think I had about 10 cookies this afternoon. I guess that's why I work out so I can eat like shit every now and then. It's more like now and now this year so I need to get a handle on this soon before I'm wearing sweat pants all the time. 
  • Speaking of 2015, it's now January 16 and do you want to take a guess at how many days of sunshine we have had in Boise so far? If you said a number that rhymes with chicken cordon bleu then you are big winner. Two days is all we have got in the new year. It's really depressing and it happens every winter as we have to deal with a horrible inversion. Hopefully it ends soon.
  • Writing about being stupid in college last week reminded me of another dumb thing I did and that was living off of my credit card during a summer break. I lost my job about halfway through and instead of finding another one I decided it would be a wise financial decision to max out the cash advance option on my card. It took me a few years to pay off that blunder. I'm not a smart man but I do learn from my mistakes.
  • Hayden is taking a gymnastics class at a local place here in town and it makes me so happy seeing my baby girl do her thing. Being the oldest, Kyle has got to do a lot more activities than Little Miss Hayden so this is the first time she has been the center of attention as I get to watch her do her jumps, rolls and tucks. She just smiles and says "Hi Daddy" while she's out there having a great time. It's pretty awesome.
  • Finally here's a picture of Hayden after she woke up from a nap. She was not happy and she really wasn't happy when I put some mousse in her hair to make it stand up:

  • So I asked Kyle to make her laugh and he did just that which you can kinda see if you look closely at Hayden's mouth in the next picture but he also did an awesome photo bomb:

    Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.

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


    1. It's funny, I'm not that much older than you, but I'm taking care of the next generation. We have a lot in common Mr. Shife, It's just that you are the dad and I am the grandpa.

    2. Well, Matt, whatever the weather you haven't lost your sense of humour. Credit to you. I was astonished to read that Hayden was doing gymnastics; not that she was being active but that she was old enough to do it. Time flies!

    3. We have that same inversion and dark dreary foggy days. No wonder Hayden is crabby ;)

    4. The Shife Family rocks! Go Hayden Go!

    5. What a good bro to cheer up his sis like that!!

    6. absolutely nothing wrong with having a few donuts and a handful of cookies.

      my dad's 93 and he ate 5 donuts in one day a few weeks ago.

    7. I'm looking forward to gymnastics, ballet, etc with Julia. We're already learning about the balancing act of having two kids and making sure each one is covered. We bought Julia a stuffed animal this weekend that she has no clue what to do with, simply because Colin had gotten so much that past week.


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