Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Janae’s pilot brother right here!

I made the title in all caps for a cause. One thing you might not learn about our household is that we’re loud!  My spouse can all the time inform after I’m on the telephone with certainly one of my relations by the ear splitting quantity in my voice haha.

18 miles!  That’s my largest working accomplishment currently.


My oldest daughter Emma determined to enter a “Final One Standing” race. It consisted of a 6 mile loop that you just 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 aim to run 30 miles!  Her earlier longest race was a half marathon, so her aim appeared bold. She had associates and her sister setup to take turns working 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 aim. Nicely, she appears to be reduce from the identical material as Janae as a result of she ended miles 30 and 36 feeling so effectively that she ended up doing a seventh lap!!!!  42 miles!!  I’m completely blown away by her cussed dedication!  It was my privilege to do the final 18 miles together with her, which is, by the best way, the furthest I’ve ever run!


Janae’s Inexperienced Smoothies That She Drinks

Have you ever tried them but?!  Final time Janae got here right down to St George she had me attempt one and now I’m hooked!  I’m horrible about consuming greens.  Throughout 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 vitality and fewer “getting older” pains. I like them a lot that my spouse makes just a few earlier than I am going to work, freezes them after which packs them in my lunchbox. 


Household & Flying

These are the 2 matters I get requested about probably the most. I married my greatest good friend in the entire world! 


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

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Our home could be fairly chaotic at instances, however we like it.  Certainly one of my favourite issues about having a big household, which can sound counterintuitive, is particular person time.


My spouse Emilee and I’ve all the time been delicate to creating certain that none of our youngsters really feel like a quantity or misplaced within the shuffle. I’m frequently searching for time and methods to spend particular person time with every certainly one of my children.  As a advantage of my job, we take plenty of household holidays collectively, however we additionally like to take particular person children on their very own journey with simply me and Em. Everybody will get a flip and we let that child decide 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 working errands, grabbing an ice cream cone, or taking part in mini golf, I reside for the one on one time I get with my children.

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“What’s your route?” 

That’s in all probability the commonest 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 could possibly change every month. You select from a gaggle of schedules and they’re awarded primarily based on seniority. Throughout the month generally you’ll fly the identical journey every week or every journey may very well be completely distinctive. At present, I’m in a fairly fortunate spot and I primarily simply do our Hawaii flying.

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I normally work 12 days a month and cut 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 select up additional flying as effectively. For example, 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 reside in St. George, Utah which is rather less than two hours away and I don’t thoughts the drive because it’s only a few instances a month. Particularly as a result of it means I get to reside 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 doubt. If you find yourself gone, you might be gone. If one thing breaks at house whereas I’m gone, I can’t present rather more than, “Did you attempt unplugging it and plugging it again in?!”  Nonetheless, Emilee loves it!  She could be very unbiased and loves having her time in addition to having me house on random Tuesdays through 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 an odd 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 children advised my spouse the bathroom was clogged. Not an emergency, she put it off till she completed what she was doing. Thirty minutes later, children run up from the basement yelling that it’s raining down there.  Seems when my daughter mentioned 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 each one up, borrowed some industrial followers to verify every little thing dried rapidly after which went again and stuck the bathroom.  Yeah, she didn’t point out that lol  I’d say she handles it fairly effectively!!


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


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