All tagged Rosslyn

Rosslyn is ONE!

On May 22nd, our sweet baby girl turned 1 year old. I can hardly believe it! This has been the quickest year of my entire life - it really seems like yesterday that we went to grab a quick breakfast before heading to the hospital, not knowing that we would be having a baby that day.

Las Vegas Snow 2018

It's been a long time since I remember seeing snow in the Las Vegas Valley. In fact, the last time I recall there being a snowstorm was December of 2006. I will never forget that storm, as I was taking the first significant vacation from my job at Nevada State College and traveling to San Diego to play tourist for a week.

Robot Life (Enhanced)

I've officially been on holiday time since December 15th @ 5:01pm. I ended my last day of work before vacation by taking my team from UNLV to Giordano's for deep dish pizzas and libations.

Aside from work and post-Thanksgiving holiday prep, I've been anxious for Christmas Day to roll around. Rosslyn and Teri have some great gifts and surprises in store for them!

Car Seat Safety

A couple of weeks ago, here in Las Vegas, a 9 year old was killed and their 6 year old sibling was seriously injured while riding in their minivan. All of the seats had been removed from the back - so not only were the kids not in child safety seats, they were not restrained AT ALL. I immediately felt sick to my stomach when I saw this on the news. This is a tragedy that was totally preventable.

Thanksgiving Meal "Easy Button"

Happy Holidays everyone! We genuinely hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving shared with family, friends, and yummy food. We had an amazing day - my Mom and Dad, also known affectionately as Grammy and Grampy, came over for the 2nd year in a row. 

Helpful Books For Dad

I wanted to share a couple of book titles that have been invaluable to me as a new father. Both are written by Armin A. Brott: The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide For Dads-To-Be and The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year.

Family Friendly Activity - Moapa Valley Corn Maze

Since it's October, it's safe to say that the start of the holiday season is officially here! This year will be extra exciting for us - first because I am not pregnant and can enjoy hot apple cider, hot spiced wine and all of the other great adult treats. Second because we have baby Rosslyn and we are really looking forward to starting family traditions for each holiday. We've already picked out her Halloween costume - let's just say she's going to be the cutest pumpkin in the patch! We also have a special outfit for her to wear on Thanksgiving. We'll only get to experience these "firsts" once and we are jazzed!

There are tons of great family friendly activities this time of year and I am happy to share with y'all our experience at the Moapa Valley Corn Maze.

Baby Product Review - Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Nearby Napper

It's time for another product review! As I mentioned in my last review, raising a baby takes a lot of work. It is possible to be very successful at parenting with minimal items (all of the special gadgets just aren't necessary). However, I believe there are certain items that are mandatory and help make life with a new baby much easier. One of these items is a Pack 'n Play Playard.

Final Countdown To Baby Rosslyn

Less than 2 months to go until Rosslyn, my first and only daughter, is born. I feel like Teri and I have done a great job preparing for her arrival. I don't know if I'll ever be 100% prepared, but I think that's how this sort of thing is supposed to be.

Reflecting on The Recent Past

For me, the negative years all preceded it. 2013-2015 were some of my life's darkest points, in which I lost my closest family. With a different death occurring each consecutive year, I lost all three people that helped raise me: my maternal grandmother, father, and mother.