Are you ready…??

Can you hear Hank Williams, Jr. singing? "Are you ready for some football?" Well, for us, it's time for football. Training camp festivities officially begin this weekend, so the season is upon us. Since we've been a part of this profession for so many years, I ought to be used to the fact that summer is over at the end of July, but for some reason there's always a tinge of sadness mixed with the … [Read more...]


We arrived back from vacation Tuesday evening, thrilled to see the progress that has been made on the construction of our home remodel. By Wednesday evening, I found myself in an inner battle over the current state of affairs around the house, so I want to share a little about how I handled the battle in my brain: First, there was the state of our living room: Everything from the … [Read more...]

The Good Life

Well, we’ve disembarked and are now in London to do a little PR for the 49ers’ upcoming game against the Denver Broncos here in England this fall.  Hopefully, my last couple posts effectively conveyed the wonderful time we had as a couple and as friends; nothing like a vacation to give you a new, fresh outlook on life and all that is good about it. I’m not sure if it’s because we may … [Read more...]

Ah, Amore

Mike and I are nearing the end of our cruise, sadly, and we’re trying to savor every last minute of this time together. One of the reasons we love cruising so much is that most days, the greatest dilemma we face is what time the next meal is being served and on which deck. Our younger kids are at Kamp Kanakuk, a camp they’ve been going to for the last 15 years or so in Branson, Missouri. Our … [Read more...]

What I did for summer vacation, for real

There's something about planning a vacation that makes you want to stay in the planning phase...the anticipation of knowing that you're about to embark on a wonderful, exciting adventure is such a thrill! Well, we're no longer in the planning stage; we're here. In Italy. Rome, to be exact. We arrived this morning (which was really still yesterday for us), and are staying in the heart of the city. … [Read more...]

Birthday Celebrations

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!!!  With all of your wrinkles and your flaws, you’re still the grandest country of them all! How much travelling have you done outside of the country?  If you have, then I bet you’ll agree with me that America is the best.  Italy, I’ve said before, is a very close second for the simple fact that pasta is served with every meal.  But there’s nothing like … [Read more...]