T-Minus 1 Day

The 2010s
My 40s.
Some more good times in those years.
I became a dad again, started my professional career again after being a stay-at-home dad for almost 6 years, wrote a book, fell in love with a basset hound named Tank, fell in love with a yellow lab named Ms. Frizzle, visited some amazing places and celebrated another wonderful decade with the love of my life.
Here's photographic evidence:

Me and my three favorite people in the world.

Thanksgiving at the Dogs' Mother wonderful abode. 

Enjoying some family time at Zion National Park. I can't wait to go back someday. 

Family time at St. George, Utah.

Showing off my book to family and friends. A very proud moment.

Ms. Frizzle teaching me the art of napping.

As you can see, she taught me well.

Me and Hayden Belle after her first day in kindergarten. 

Me and hot stuff hanging out in Monterrey, California.
Another place that we hope to visit again someday soon.

Tomorrow I will be 50.
And I  hope to do better.
Stay safe, take care, and thanks for being there.

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

"To err on the side of passion is human and right and the only way I'll live."

Pat Tillman, 11/6/76 - 4/22/04 #GoneButNotForgetten


  1. All the important things in life.
    I remember J laughing and chortling
    at the book.
    xoxoxox :-)

  2. Big smiles all around.

  3. An early Happy Birthday and Welcome to attaining the First Half a Century!

  4. I think you'll be the big FIVE-OH in one hour. WOOT!

    The snaps of you and your family are just full of great smiles and great scenery. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    HBD, Mr. Shifley!

  5. Absolutely loved this post. You have such a wonderful family. Wishing you a happy birthday - sending a hug to say 'ave a good one'

  6. Love this post so hard. Happy Bday in advance! I don't really blog over the weekend, so....
    I think writing a book is such an achievement. I've only written (seriously) because they made me. And a degree was at stake.
    The kids are adorbs. You already know what I think about your better half.

  7. beautiful family with full of joy....

  8. You've had an amazing life ~ enjoy your birthday!!

  9. Very happy to have been here for the last decade in full. I'm jealous my fried. Congrats and happy birthday!

  10. What a beautiful family! Your kids look like you. Thanks for sharing these photos. Only one day now!

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  12. Wonderful post, wonderful pictures. Happy birthday, and another fifty to follow.

  13. Love all the photos you shared over the last three posts, Mr. S. - you and your sweetie have aged magnificently - neither of you look a day over 30. And like another commenter said, your kids look so much like you two. Thanks for sharing your happy memories with us :)


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