Sunday, August 26, 2012

Long Time Away…

The last year has been incredibly difficult.  My 21 year marriage with Denise fell apart and I filed for a legal separation.  After a couple of months and in the inclusion of attorneys and the vitriol that seems to be the norm with separations I had no other recourse but to modify the filing to a divorce.  10 months and many thousands upon thousands of dollars later we are now divorced.

Life is slowing taking on a new "normal" and I feel that my relationship with our children is better than it has been in a long time.  

I intend to start blogging again about everything that is going on to include posting photographs of our adventures.  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Divorce is final...

This post is actually made almost a year after this date but I thought it was important to highly the date that our divorce was final...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Legal Separation...

On August 24th 2011 I filed for a legal separation from Denise.  

Monday, May 30, 2011

Calico for Memorial Day Weekend

We decided a few weeks ago that we would spend Memorial Day weekend camping up at Calico Ghost Town. That is kind of our default camping site when we want to go someplace close that is also fun for the kids!

On this trip Desirae asked if her friend Trinity could camp with us so we had an extra for this trip! All of the girls ran and climbed all over the place and it was really cool to see them playing so hard. The only bad thing about the trip was the severe weather warning of high winds for almost the entire time we were there. That didn’t stop the girls from constantly climbing the different “mountains” around the camp ground.

The Ghost Town was pretty cool too. They seemed to have more stores open since the last time we were there. The only thing missing was the re-enactments but Denise asked and found out it was an employee problem and they just decided to stop them. Besides I imagine with “shows” going on throughout the place it distracts people from BUYING stuff!

We did have a lot of fun though and ended up doing the “gold panning”, Maggie’s Mine, the train (Calico Express) and the House of Mysteries. Well, the girls did the house of mysteries - Devin and I passed on that. The last time I “tried” to do it I had to walk out.

For the last night the wind FINALLY let up and we were able to make a camp fire and cook burgers (I tried brats but ruined all of them) on it. Afterward we just hung out by the fire and just relaxed and had a good time.

All in all it was a great trip and I’m glad that we went. It was nice to get back out on the road and just relax as a family again.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Playing in the park

It has been a while since I posted and there are a few posts that I need to finish considering we went through the kids birthdays and a couple of months worth of stuff.  Today Deanna had a birthday party to attend to so Desirae, Devin and I headed to the park to hang out for a while.  I think we were there for nearly two hours and other than the wind it was a lot of fun.  Devin had it ups and downs with being there but I think for the most part he enjoyed it.  Desirae, on the other hand, was happy the entire time!

Enjoy the video!