I am grateful for 15 years of marriage with Julie. This year will also mark 24 years of togetherness. We thought it would be fun to grow old together, I am pleased to report we were right. I’m still crazy about her.

I am grateful for time in the studio tonight.


I am grateful for some quiet time quietly working in my quiet garagenous zone.

I am grateful for leftovers from a weekend of entertainment. Fancy cheese and charcuterie plate for lunch? Don’t mind if I do!

I am grateful for Cooper’s love of the written word. He was going hard tonight to get through the 4th Harry Potter before it was due back at the library.

I am grateful for time spent reading with Farley at bedtime tonight.


I am grateful for time spent with my kids, their cousins, and my brother at the bike park at the Goldstream Campground. 

I am grateful for my folks, who took my tuckered out self and my tuckered out boys for dinner tonight.

I am grateful to have all these folks in my life; and I am grateful that they all came out. I am grateful to live in a tourist destination that’s as fun to visit as it is to live in.


Man, what a great day we had today.

My brother and his family are here staying with us. This morning I made eggs Benedict for everyone, Then my folks came and we all went to Elk lake for the afternoon, picnicking, frolicking, and lazing about for a few hours. Finally, my parents hosted a fancy pants dinner at a fancy pants hotel meeting room, and that was a great time. For all of these activities my kids were having an awesome time with their cousins, getting on like a house on fire.

Days like this are what it’s all about; everything good about family, summer, and seafood.


I am grateful for un-rushed day of getting myself ready for the Moss Street Paint In tomorrow.

I am grateful for family fun night: my pick. First we had dinner in the backyard, then we went for a walk in Mt. Douglas park, then down to the beach, and finally, to get ice cream. All that, and my parents were there too. 


I am grateful for some great work digitally capturing my paintings I had done today. My guy for that is a genius.

I am grateful for supper outside with my parents and family. They are in town for a few days; my boys were pretty dang excited to see them.


I  grateful for time spent hanging out with the boys in the backyard tonight. Coop was all curled up on the hammock with his Harry Potter book, and Farley bounced around in the trampoline and swung in the swing.

I am grateful for some productive time in the quiet, quiet garagenous zone.


I am grateful for:

  • Time in the studio.
  • A bike ride with Farley.
  • A piece of paper I found on the living room floor, that I was about to recycle, that turned out to be Cooper’s list of treasures from a school assignment. His little brother was #1, followed by chocolate, gold, and money, finally his mother and then father. Love that kid. He makes my top 6 treasures list, too.