First up, I have to give credit (and a big shout out) to the amazing Jeremy Majewski who designed my fantastic blog header.  Is it any surprise I had the biggest crush on him way back in the day when we were both working at Charette?  A hottie and an artist.  Doesn’t really get any better than that.

After months and months (really almost years) of procrastination and frustration dealing with the overall look and design of the blog, I got a great tip from Jessica G to try out the Thesis WordPress Theme.  And voila!  All my frustrations were left behind.  Procrastination on the other hand, appears to be with me for the long haul.  If you are having blog design problems of your own, I highly recommend giving Thesis a try.

About Me:

I pondered for a long time what to say here.  Rather than give a short bio which might feel redundant for regular readers of the blog, I decided to post my personal rules to live by.  I find that when I remember these simple ideas, life is better.  As a bonus, they probably say a lot more about who I am than a bio ever could.

But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life. -- Deuteronomy 4:9

Family is everything.

My mom and the "kids" before the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, 2007

My brother and his family, getting goofy.

Quite possibly my favorite photo of my nephews.

With my sisters and my niece at Badlands National Park, 2010.

Pops and my sister at Mount Rushmore, 2010.

Relationships are the source of life’s greatest joy.

My closest friends for 15 years and counting.

Friends should inspire you to be a better person.

Carri, a source of constant inspiration to me.

Animals make life better.

My buddy Bowzer. He's gone but I still miss him all the time.

Don’t forget where you came from.

Pops at his family ranch.

One of my favorite beaches on Majuro, where my family lived for two years.

Keep your heart open to new people and new places.

The coastline outside of Minori, Italy.

Rocamadour, France

Kansas City, MO


Dustin and Vinny, two of my favorite people. They helped make life in the badlands bearable.

Pursue your passions.

Snowshoeing up Big Cottonwood Canyon

The Red Sox and Fenway Park

Make time to read.

My mom reading to Mary-Jane from a book of Disney songs. Random, yes, I know.

Food brings people together.

BBQ up Little Cottonwood Canyon with my family.

My adorable friend Amri, one of my favorite people to cook and eat with.

And maybe most importantly, the golden rule is alive and well: Do unto others as you would have others do to you.