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Month: June 2012

Coming around on LeBron

Congrats to the Heat for winning their first championship last night as “the big 3”.  Like many, I was completely put off by The Decision and the fact that the Heat players celebrated this championship 2 years early.

However, I’ve come around. I think that at this point LeBron realizes that he invited a lot of the vitriol by those actions and is looking to move past this.  I’m more than happy to, and am grateful that both the Heat and Thunder gave us some exciting playoff basketball.  LeBron played out of his mind this year, demonstrating just how bad he wanted to get the “no championship” monkey off his back.

Since my sports hate against LeBron is dissipating, I’m glad that other members of the Heat are stepping up in their “give us reasons to hate us” efforts.

First off, Pat Riley’s puppet – Erik Spoelstra – after spending all of the post season with the players ignoring him, decided to wear his new champion ship hat backwards.


I’m sorry, but just like there comes a time in every man’s life when he realizes he’s not going to play professional sports, there also comes a time where a guy looks like a complete dufus when he wears his hat backwards.  For most guys this happens at 25 – and while some can stave it off until for another year or two – 27 is the absolute cut-off date. At that point, the hat either goes forward or comes off.  Just like Tony Romo, it looks like Erik missed the memo.

You would think your coach looking like a 12-year-old would be enough, but Chris Bosh had to put it over the top by treating the world to the most awkward champagne shower of all time.


And now with the marvels of technology, it’s now an animated gif:


At least now we know what it means to celebrate like a Bosh.

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Anniversary Day!


Three years ago today: my beautiful bride said “I do” to spending sharing her life with me, and I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to thank her for the magical three years we’ve had in our marriage.  We’ve definitely had our share of adventures over the seven years we’ve been together, but something tells me that the best is yet to come….

As far as anniversary planning, Bethany takes the even years and I get the odd years, so I’d probably better figure something out for today (just kidding – but I don’t want to spoil the plans).

I will spend this day reliving our wedding day with our photos, grateful for all of the friends and family that came out to celebrate with us. Thank you for loving and supporting us on this journey!

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Selling our home: 1 month in

It’s been a little over a month since our house has been on the market, and during that time we’ve gone through the whole cycle: 

We showed our home, received and offer, accepted the offer, looked for a home, walked through homes, found one we liked, decided it was little above our price range, walked away from a counter-offer, found another home, made an offer, got under contract, got our home inspected, fixed the identified items, found out that the house-selling contract was falling through, had to terminate our house-buying contract (as it was pending a successful closing), now putting our house on the market again.

So we’re pretty much back to where we started. The showings are starting back up, but unfortunately not at the pace we had out the gate. If I were to guess, I think that the High Park fire may be discouraging people from wanting to come up to Fort Collins and look at houses. We’re taking all of this as a lesson in patience, and looking forward to see where this will takes us. We’re a little bummed that we may miss out on the home we wanted to buy, but consider ourselves blessed to be in a position where we can be patient, and we know God has a plan for us and are anxious to watch that plan unfold.

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