Janae’s pilot brother right here!

I made the title in all caps for a motive. One thing you could not find out about our household is that we’re loud!  My spouse can at all times inform after I’m on the telephone with one among my relations by the ear splitting quantity in my voice haha.

18 miles!  That’s my greatest operating accomplishment recently.


My oldest daughter Emma determined to enter a “Final One Standing” race. It consisted of a 6 mile loop that you simply had 90 minutes to finish. Each 90 minutes one other loop began (sorry if that is apparent and I’m Dad-splaining what this race is, I had by no means heard of it). The race went on for twenty-four hours. 


Emma set a objective to run 30 miles!  Her earlier longest race was a half marathon, so her objective appeared bold. She had pals and her sister setup to take turns operating the primary three laps after which my spouse ran the fourth. I ran the fifth lap together with her which I believed can be the top if she reached her objective. Nicely, she appears to be reduce from the identical fabric as Janae as a result of she ended miles 30 and 36 feeling so nicely that she ended up doing a seventh lap!!!!  42 miles!!  I’m completely blown away by her cussed willpower!  It was my privilege to do the final 18 miles together with her, which is, by the way in which, the furthest I’ve ever run!


Janae’s Inexperienced Smoothies That She Drinks

Have you ever tried them but?!  Final time Janae got here all the way down to St George she had me attempt one and now I’m hooked!  I’m horrible about consuming greens.  Inside the first three days I had in all probability consumed extra greens than I had within the final 46 years haha  I legit really feel prefer it helps me eat more healthy all through the day and have observed a rise in power and fewer “getting older” pains. I like them a lot that my spouse makes just a few earlier than I’m going to work, freezes them after which packs them in my lunchbox. 


Household & Flying

These are the 2 matters I get requested about essentially the most. I married my greatest buddy in the entire world! 


Now we have been married for 23 1/2 years and have seven youngsters.

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Our home may be fairly chaotic at occasions, however we adore it.  One among my favourite issues about having a big household, which can sound counterintuitive, is particular person time.


My spouse Emilee and I’ve at all times been delicate to creating certain that none of our children really feel like a quantity or misplaced within the shuffle. I’m frequently on the lookout for time and methods to spend particular person time with every one among my youngsters.  As a good thing about my job, we take numerous household holidays collectively, however we additionally like to take particular person youngsters on their very own journey with simply me and Em. Everybody will get a flip and we let that child choose the the place, why and what of the journey. Our oldest selected Tokyo, one daughter Paris, one other daughter Italy and my youthful son selected a Caribbean cruise. I additionally LOVE daddy/daughter dates and father/son outings!  Even when it’s simply an hour or two operating errands, grabbing an ice cream cone, or taking part in mini golf, I stay for the one on one time I get with my youngsters.

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“What’s your route?” 

That’s in all probability the most typical query I get. The true reply is, it relies upon. Every airline is totally different and has their very own scheduling quirks. At Southwest we bid our schedules month-to-month, so it may well change every month. You select from a bunch of schedules and they’re awarded primarily based on seniority. Inside the month typically you’ll fly the identical journey every week or every journey might be completely distinctive. At the moment, I’m in a reasonably fortunate spot and I primarily simply do our Hawaii flying.

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I often work 12 days a month and break up that up into both 3-four day journeys or 4-three day journeys relying on when Emilee wants me house. Now we have the flexibleness to choose up additional flying as nicely. For instance, my subsequent journey goes like this: Wednesday fly from Las Vegas to Kona (24 hours in Kona), Thursday fly to Honolulu then to Maui (16 hours in Maui), Friday fly to San Jose, CA then to Portland, OR  (17 hours in Portland), Saturday fly to San Diego then again to Las Vegas. My base is Las Vegas, so every journey begins and ends there. We stay in St. George, Utah which is rather less than two hours away and I don’t thoughts the drive because it’s just some occasions a month. Particularly as a result of it means I get to stay in my favourite place on Earth!

“Does your spouse like your job? How does she deal with you being gone?”

It’s a distinctive job little question. When you’re gone, you’re gone. If one thing breaks at house whereas I’m gone, I can’t present far more than, “Did you attempt unplugging it and plugging it again in?!”  Nonetheless, Emilee loves it!  She may be very impartial and loves having her time in addition to having me house on random Tuesdays throughout the center of the day. I do know I’ve been house too many days in a row after I hear her voice go up an octave and ask, “So, when do you return to work?”  Story time: I got here house from a visit, open the entrance door and listen to a wierd noise. I ask my spouse what it’s and her response was, “It’s the followers.  Oh, did I not inform you?!”  Apparently one of many youngsters advised my spouse the bathroom was clogged. Not an emergency, she put it off till she completed what she was doing. Thirty minutes later, youngsters run up from the basement yelling that it’s raining down there.  Seems when my daughter stated the bathroom was clogged she meant the deal with broke and the bathroom was overflowing the bowl!  No drawback, Emilee shut the water off to the bathroom, wiped up the water, pulled down the drywall from the basement ceiling, wiped that every one up, borrowed some industrial followers to verify all the things dried shortly after which went again and stuck the bathroom.  Yeah, she didn’t point out that lol  I’d say she handles it fairly nicely!!


I hope you’re all having a beautiful day!  We’re so excited for some large issues this 12 months!  Our oldest child is at present serving a two 12 months mission for our church and will get house in March!!🥳  It will likely be so good to have everybody collectively once more!  Thanks a lot to your assist of Janae!  It makes me so comfortable that you simply get to take pleasure in her positivity and love for all times that we as her household do!!


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