Birthday!! 40!

Before school started, 3 former students brought me Starbucks and home made brownies! As the day progressed, the sweets kept coming. I’m so lucky to teach in a school with such loving and thoughtful kids.


A new restaurant just opened down the road, they had the coolest grand opening ceremony!

School lunches

I really will miss the quality of school lunches where I work. As a free meal every day, it can’t be beat! 🙂

Thomas is living the Dream

So Thomas called the other day and then shared these photos. Seems his buddy and he went someplace and rocked out some VR games, then won a pink bear!! Ya, that’s living the Dream for sure! Lol

He is finally rolling over!

And in other news, Tingting’s Dad got out of surgery just fine and will be moving in with us for a month or two. Having grandparents here for Leo will be great, though Tingting’s mom insists on pointing to, and telling me to eat everything she sees at meal times….

Happy New Orbit!!!

So, I had this geeky idea. Instead of asking “how OLD are you?” Or saying “I’m 39 years OLD”, why not up our collective IQ and get sciency (yes, I know sciency is not a word) and ask “what’s your orbit count?” To which I could answer “I have 39 orbits”. I like it!

Birth orbit: 1979

Orbital count: 39

Orbits till 2020: 1

Ya, that totally works for me, so Happy New Orbit!

My beautiful wife in Hainan

Leo and Tingting are traveling in Hainan, enjoying the sun and warmth!

Chinese cakes look so good!!


Lovely walk with family

Just a walk, good times and good snacks in the way.