I don't usually write about my family/personal life much in this space. However, I have some pretty awesome people who live in my house that you should meet.
Firstly, our newest addition came May 2, 2014. Amélie Virginia saw the light of day an uncomfortable 10 minutes after we arrived at the hospital. Laurie did what she was supposed to do (namely, kept from having the baby in the elevator) and I masterfully piloted the wheelchair at very high speeds through the lobby and waiting room before bringing it in for landing in the first open room we found. Ami was in a hurry to meet us and we couldn't have been more delighted to meet her. She weighed 6lbs 12oz at birth and came with the standard blue eyes (which are still blue) and a full crop of beautiful brown fuzz.
Amélie is an adorable cuddly little ball of baby fat and drool. She seriously drools buckets. I think her molars are coming in. But who cares, she loves to snuggle and thats all a dad could want.
Gemma, is a feisty, hilarious, unusually smart (no bias) and extraordinarily cute (again, no bias) two year old who loves reading books, being a "princess," and making her parents pull out their hair and laugh simultaneously.
Gemma, at her finest, is one of the most fun experiences of being a dad. She constantly cracks me up with the things she says and the faces she makes. I feel so lucky to have this little girl.
None of the above would have been possible without my wife, Laurie. She is an amazing, beautiful woman who continues to surprise me with how much she is willing to put up with from me. I will be the first to admit that I am probably not the easiest person to live with. If you take into consideration the [self-diagnosed] attention deficit disorder-ish tendencies that I have, my obsession with (insert latest tech gadget, flying machine, etc) and finally the...........oh look at that, its a squirrel....right outside my office! How cool!
Laurie is focused when I am not. Which, unfortunately is 98% of the time.
She is a great mommy to our two beautiful daughters and is my best friend. Even when I don't act like it.
Laurie is a huge help to me on the business side of things as well. Answering almost all of the emails, taking care of the accounting, basically being the backbone. I just push the trigger.
I feel extremely blessed to have this family that I have. God is the only reason I have the people around me that I do and He is the one who gets all the praise for anything good that comes out of my life.
Then there's me.
No explanation needed.