T-Minus 2 Days

The 90s and the 2000s.
My 20s and 30s.
Some really good times in those years.
I met a lot of people that I still call friends at the University of Idaho.
I also met the beautiful and amazing Mrs. Shife.
Definitely a top Mr. Shife moment.
I started my professional career, fell in love with a basset named Quincy, became a homeowner, became a husband, started a blog, and became a dad.
Here's photographic evidence:

Me and a few of my best friends in 1994. This was on a rafting trip down the Salmon River in Central Idaho that my fraternity sponsored every year. That's me in the middle wearing socks with my sandals. I guess I was prepping for my old man look.

Eating paint at my fraternity. Yes, you read that correctly.

I thought I cleaned up pretty nice in this photo but I do look like a total fraternity bro.

Me and Mrs. Shife on one of those raft trips. I believe this was 1997.

Another one with my lovely lady friend during our time at the University of Idaho.

Me and the previously mentioned basset hound named Quincy. This is the year 2000 and I was done with school and had moved back to Boise to work for the local newspaper. We found Captain Furry Pants at the humane society and he was our first furby. 

Me, Quincy, and Mrs. Shife on the front porch of our house. We bought it in 2004 and still live there.

On our honeymoon in Mexico in 2004. 

On another trip to Mexico to 2005. You can do a lot more things when you don't have kids.

Monica Lewinsky and the Captain of the Fallopian Swim Team at a Halloween party we hosted.
We did this for a few years but then those darn kids came along.
I look forward to explaining this picture to Kyle and Hayden someday.

Me and my lady friend posing for what would be our Christmas card that year. I have no problem remembering the year because we are sporting Cardinals gear and they won the 2006 World Series. 

Just in case you weren't sure I was a Cardinals fan. 

"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

Tomorrow you get the 40s.

I hope to do better tomorrow.
Stay safe, take care, and thanks for being there.

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


  1. You have some wonderful pictures. I bet those rafting trips were fun!

  2. Eating paint and fratboy really do go together. Nor surprised.
    Love the doggies!
    Mrs. Shife is very pretty! And a Cardinals fan too? You lucky man!
    Also, you looked handsome in a suit. It made me forgive those sandals and socks look...


  3. What a great set of photos. You make a beautiful couple. :) But socks with sandals, what were you thinking? :D

  4. I love the history that you two have together. Cherish that.

  5. I had a picture of you, as Dorothy from Oz
    on my fridge for a long time...
    Stay safe, take care,
    xoxo :-)

  6. Great photos! I seen a few ball games in St. Louis--two years ago I stayed in a hotel just north of the stadium, that had a bar on the top floor that opened to an outdoor balcony from which you could watch the game--sadly they were not in town when I was there.


  7. Good team. Y'all have won a lot of series.

  8. You two make such a lovely couple.

  9. lovely photos....
    the second was funny...hehehe...lol

  10. Wow... history for moment... nice picture


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