Things I Like – February 2018

Olympic upsetsBrie oysters at Rare & RyeFriday nights with no plansThis week’s “winter” weatherHearing positive adoption storiesSpanish mossA collection of old sea shellsThe rare time when silence fills my houseRandom hugs from my kidsRoom service breakfastAn old towelA well-trained dog doing tricks

Things I Like – February 16, 2018

Watching the Olympics every nightWhen health insurance does what it shouldA new pair of windshield wipersEnlightening interviewsCompetitive kids who don’t like to loseA warm winter day that doesn’t include rainSmelling something that brings back a memoryGrilled shrimp on a Caesar saladSteamed crabs this time of yearA family ski trip with no injuriesWhen history repeats itself

Things I Like – February 9, 2018

Exploring new parts of the countryA high-scoring youth basketball gameBeing on a ski lift while it’s snowingReading about tax law changesAhi tuna as an appetizerThe first night’s sleep at home after being awayDriving a long distance on a cloudy dayThat my kids love skiingThis year’s Super BowlUnexpected kindnessWhen thinking before speaking pays off

Things I Like – February 2, 2018

Finding and holding on to a good penWhen my kids teach me somethingFried onions on a cheesesteakYoung kids competing hardActress Allison JanneyLearning from a bad parenting momentA good deal on a purchaseReading old magazinesA big dog who’s a gentle giantMy kids reading the same books I read while in schoolSpending a rainy day at work

Things I Like – January 26, 2018

Looking forward to summer concertsWarm January daysBeing an Eagles fan next weekendEllen’s new game showTraveling to a new place for the first timeChurch bells ringing in Berlin on Sunday morningsA Boardwalk runWatching a dog skilled at frisbeeA house with a nice kitchenOld Olan Mills pictures with the year on themPicking up my kids from school

Things I Like – January 19, 2018

When change is embracedOffice 365A shocking ending to a gameBananas and peanut butterShort Instagram videosWireless keyboardsMy son’s funny sports celebrationsFlights that stay on scheduleHow my kids love staying in hotelsA humble looking restaurant with great foodRandom phone calls with good news

Things I Like – January 12, 2018

Watching movies at home on a snow dayPittsburgh Dad videosTeens looking to shovel sidewalks for moneySnow-covered beach photosTrying shrimp and grits at different restaurantsWatching kids try the ninja course at Berlin Activities DepotThat the Winter Olympics start soonA bright blue sky above a snowy fieldSteve Harvey’s laughNoticing kids improving at a sportWhen I try and… Read more »

Things I Like – January 5, 2018

Being away when the weather is bad at homeWhen my son says “Good morning”Close college football gamesSullivan’s Island, S.C.The last few miles of a long road tripSoaking in a hot tub while it’s snowingNot making New Year’s resolutionsVisiting somewhere newWatching people in costume run into freezing water to raise moneyHandmade cards from my kidsWhen I… Read more »

Things I Like – December 29, 2017

Not working the day after ChristmasA snowy owl sighting while visiting AssateagueDrinking a lot of waterPulling Christmas surprises on our kidsWatching kids in ski schoolA quick dentist appointmentCoaching youth sportsLiking a new food I’ve never hadFacebook memories from past Christmas morningsA well plowed road after a snow stormA great brunch after church

Things I Like – December 22, 2017

Wings and football on SundayHandmade ornaments by my kidsNFL games on SaturdayA nativity scene outside a churchMy new Sonos sound systemHow easy professional basketball players make it lookHot chocolate with marshmallowsNo-coat December daysMemorable pieces of adviceThe crowds in Berlin this time of yearHitting Winterfest every year