Happy Birthday to Me

Thanks for the birthday wishes today. Whit, thanks for what you said, I love being your brother, as I love being all my siblings older brother. It is a lucky and wonderful spot to be in, in the order of family members.

Just so you know, raising our children has been the most wonderful thing in my life second only to marrying Robin.

Some wisdom from me as I am now a year older.

Cherish life, don't waste your time, be happy, be friendly, enjoy other's company, take time alone and meditate, ponder and pray, share your thoughts with others that they might learn from your experiences, don't think you are better than anyone no matter what they do or how they live their life, choose right over wrong always, show your love for those you love, be true to your beliefs and convictions, strive to be better every day.

Those are the thoughts that came to me, most of which I try to do and be. I notice people that try to live these or other good attributes. I can tell people that just don't care.

I appreciate you all, and love you,

Happy Birthday to me, and to you when it's your turn!


Go speed racer!!!!

Well, it happened. I don't think it suprised Robin or I, but Jase got a speeding ticket. Can you say Dumb! We warn, and warn, and explain, and warn, and explain, and beg, and get reports from others, and explain.....and he keeps speeding by. Well he got tagged by officer ticke giver yesterday going 47 in our neighborhood down the long curve.

Robin and I drove there tonight and had a hard time getting to 47. Robin called the cop and talked to him tonight, and he explained that he really was going 47 and he could have arrested him and charged him. Luckely he gave him a civil citation that he can go to traffic school for and it won't show up on his record.

So, what do you do in a situation like this. He's a good kid. The officer even said so, but he just won't get it through his thick skull that we know things. I can't believe I was the same way!!! lol. Why do we do this as youngsters? We don't really listen to what those who have been through it before, and hear what they have to say. We don't take advantage of the experiences and the consequences that our elders went through. We have to experience some things on our own no matter what was said to us.

Really, please, share with me what we should do, how do we teach these lessons. Take the car away? how long? will that actually work? I resent ever being on restriction? Open for suggestions.It probably doesnt' help that we have him driving a bright red car!

Hey, have a great week,


Been a long time

Hello all,
If anyone cares or even looks, I feel bad we have not posted in a long time. I have very active on Facebook lately, and have had to limit my time on the computer. Partly because my wife keeps track of how much time I spend in it, and the other part is that I just don't have the time.

Time was one of the subjects my Grandpa Dunn used to lecture me about. He would say "Seany, time is one of the things we can't make up", and then he would explain that time is precious, and we have a limited amount of it each day, and to make the best of it.

As I get older, time is going faster. I have more to do during the day, and it feels like less time to do it in. I also notice our children are getting older at a more rapid rate than before. I now understand why my Grandpa was so concerned about telling me about time. He understood the concept that it goes faster and faster the older we get.

I have loved being a father and raising these wonderful children. We now have a 16 year old that drives and dates, down to a 2 year old that wants to play basketball, and 4 others inbetween that have so many wants and desires and personality traits, and the need of my time. Don't get me wrong, I love giving my time to them and enjoy doing things with them. Even if it's just watching the jump on the trampoline, or wrestle on the floor, or sit around eating dinner and listening to them discuss the day, or friends, or whatever comes to their minds. I just wish the time didn't go so fast. Jase will be going on a mission in less than 3 years now. Rilee could be married in 5 years if she gets married when Robin got married!!! Crazy to think of this! The reality, so little time to do so much.

Moral of the story, enjoy every minute we have with whomever we have. Kids, spouse, parents, grandparents, loved ones, friends. First, we never know when that time will be up, and second, the time can not be made up!

Love life as it happens, work hard to make it good, but love it as it goes along! Those we spend the time with will appreciate it as we appreciate them spending their time with us.

Have a good week,