Janae’s pilot brother right here!

I made the title in all caps for a purpose. One thing you might not find out about our household is that we’re loud!  My spouse can at all times inform once I’m on the telephone with one in every of my relations by the ear splitting quantity in my voice haha.

18 miles!  That’s my largest working accomplishment these days.


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 objective to run 30 miles!  Her earlier longest race was a half marathon, so her objective appeared bold. She had pals and her sister setup to take turns working the primary three laps after which my spouse ran the fourth. I ran the fifth lap along with her which I assumed can be the tip if she reached her objective. Nicely, she appears to be reduce from the identical material as Janae as a result of she ended miles 30 and 36 feeling so properly 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 along 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 all the way down to St George she had me strive 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 power and fewer “getting older” pains. I like them a lot that my spouse makes a couple of earlier than I am going to work, freezes them after which packs them in my lunchbox. 


Household & Flying

These are the 2 subjects I get requested about essentially 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 youngsters.

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


My spouse Emilee and I’ve at all times been delicate to creating certain that none of our children really feel like a quantity or misplaced within the shuffle. I’m frequently in search of time and methods to spend particular person time with every one in every of my youngsters.  As a good thing about my job, we take a lot of household holidays collectively, however we additionally like to take particular person youngsters on their very own journey with simply me and Em. Everybody will get a flip and we let that child choose 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 enjoying mini golf, I dwell for the one on one time I get with my youngsters.

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“What’s your route?” 

That’s in all probability the commonest query I get. The actual 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 may change every month. You select from a gaggle of schedules and they’re awarded primarily based on seniority. Throughout the month typically you’ll fly the identical journey every week or every journey could possibly be completely distinctive. At the moment, I’m in a reasonably 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 residence. Now we have the flexibleness to select up further flying as properly. 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 dwell 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 occasions a month. Particularly as a result of it means I get to dwell 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 residence whereas I’m gone, I can’t present way more than, “Did you strive unplugging it and plugging it again in?!”  Nonetheless, Emilee loves it!  She may be very unbiased and loves having her time in addition to having me residence on random Tuesdays throughout the center of the day. I do know I’ve been residence too many days in a row once I hear her voice go up an octave and ask, “So, when do you return to work?”  Story time: I got here residence from a visit, open the entrance door and listen to a wierd 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 youngsters informed my spouse the bathroom was clogged. Not an emergency, she put it off till she completed what she was doing. Thirty minutes later, youngsters run up from the basement yelling that it’s raining down there.  Seems when my daughter stated 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 every one up, borrowed some industrial followers to ensure all the pieces dried shortly after which went again and glued the bathroom.  Yeah, she didn’t point out that lol  I’d say she handles it fairly properly!!


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 residence in March!!🥳  It is going to be so good to have everybody collectively once more!  Thanks a lot in your help of Janae!  It makes me so glad 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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