Announcing the fourth boy

We’re delight­ed to announce the birth of our fourth son (name has­n’t quite been decid­ed on yet, stay tuned) on Feb­ru­ary 9 at 8:38am at our home. He weighed 10 lbs. 1 oz. at birth, and was 21.5″ long; a huge baby boy! Ariel’s doing awe­some and recov­er­ing quite nice­ly. The broth­ers are all delight­ed, as… Con­tin­ue read­ing Announc­ing the fourth boy

Pork what?!

My sec­ond old­est, Ronan, turned six last week. As part of the cel­e­bra­tions, I woke him up ear­ly and took him out to break­fast, just him and I. In this town, if you want to get food instead of just edi­ble sub­stances ear­ly in the morn­ing, you go to one of the local mom-and-pop restau­rants which… Con­tin­ue read­ing Pork what?!


One of my boys’ favorite things is get­ting to one of the beau­ti­ful creeks and rivers around where we live, and look­ing for crit­ters. “Dad, can we go craw­dad hunt­ing?” “Sure.” And off they’ll go with the buck­et and their nets, impris­on­ing lit­tle inno­cent crea­tures for sport. It is such a delight to see the… Con­tin­ue read­ing Craw­dad-ee‑o

My head is round

This is Tris­tan, our fire­ball of a three-year-old. It was dif­fi­cult to say the least to get him to hold still long enough to snap this pho­to. “Take a pic­ture of me run­ning at you!”