Category Archives: Family

Happy Thanksgiving


Today is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, but Sergio and I are in Brazil visiting his family. We will actually celebrate the holiday tomorrow when his family can come together since today is not a holiday in Brazil. His Mom’s thoughtful gesture, cooking a Thanksgiving dinner for Sergio and me, strikes me as a lovely example of living the ideals of what the holiday represents.

Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday on Lake Winnipesaukee

Sergio Kayaking on Lake Winnipesaukee

Sergio Kayaking on Lake Winnipesaukee

It is Saturday and Sergio and I are up on Lake Winnipesaukee near Wolfboro’s bustling center, spending time with the family. We arrived on Friday after spending Thursday evening in Portsmouth, NH (more on that later). Even during the busy vacation season life here moves at a much slower pace. We spend our days down at the cove or out on a kayak and at night we go out for walks (you can actually see the stars here) and overeat while watching TV.

Not much to share other than the fact that we are having a nice time and I hope you are enjoying your weekend no matter how or where you are spending it.

Happy father’s day

DadI wanted to take a moment to acknowledge my father (shown above) on this special day and say a word of thanks to my brother, Timothy, and brother-in-law, Travis, for being such amazing fathers to their children.  My brother-in-law, Brett, will soon experience fatherhood as well and will be a great dad too.

This post is really dedicated to all the fathers who understand how much their children need them in their lives and for the sacrifices they make to ensure their children always feel loved and supported. It is a job with few holidays and that requires an infinite amount of patience and understanding.

Happy 40th little brother

Tim, FamilyCan’t believe I have a little brother who is turning 40 years old today. Happy birthday; don’t worry you don’t look a day over 40.

Happy Mother’s Day

Mom and DadI wanted to take a moment to say Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom, my sister Elizabeth, my sister Susan who is pregnant with her first child, my sister-in-law Ashley and to all the other wonderful women I know who have taken on the toughest job I can think of, motherhood.

It doesn’t seem right that you only get one day out of the year to be recognized for all you do for your children.

It is the thought that counts

Donald Trump toilet paperMy brother hit it out of the park this weekend when he sent me “Donald Trump’s Words of Wisdom” printed on cheap toilet paper (and made in China to boot) as a birthday gift. The gift makes me laugh each time I think about it; proving that it isn’t what you buy but the thought that really matters. Well done little brother.

Happy birthday Mom

Mom and Dad looking cool at Aquitaine Boston this winter

Mom and Dad looking cool at Aquitaine Boston this winter

While I won’t divulge the age, my mother is having another birthday. Unfortunately, she is out in California and I won’t see her for a few weeks because of dueling calendars but she is very much top of mind and I wanted to take a moment to express how much I love her and how wonderful she is and of course to wish her a very happy birthday.