Custom Cards Nov21

Custom Cards

  Our date got a little bit of a late start because when Aspen rolled into my room at 5:00 am I grabbed her and pulled her I to bed with Alicia and I, telling her that I “needed to cuddle” to start our date. We ended up falling asleep for another 15 Minutes. It was...

Christmas I Oct17

Christmas I

Nothing like knocking out the Christmas shopping before Halloween! Aspen is already excited about Christmas.  She made her list of presents that she wanted to get for her siblings and made sure that this was what we did for our FatherMoment date. Since our theme was Christmas centered, we...

Sonic Sep12

Sonic

I returned home late on Thursday from church meetings and was starving and craving some junk food.  I used this as an excuse to suggest to Aspen that we do our date that night rather than wait until the next morning.  She was eager to accepted this proposal.  We hopped in the car and...

Bike Fix May30

Bike Fix

This morning when I woke up Aspen, I went into her room and shook her a little and asked, “What do you want to do for our date this morning?”  She responded, “Lets just cuddle for a little bit and then we can think about what to do.”  I must admit that cuddling up...

Movie Night Apr25

Movie Night

I am writing this post very late and I forgot most of the details of this date.  I do know that this was the night that Aspen and I stayed up late and watched a movie with Alicia. We went to Smart Cookie and got some of Aspen’s cookies and then came home, popped some popcorn and then...

SPCCPT Mar21

SPCCPT

Aspen was super excited for her and I to go “play church” again for today’s date.  It is crazy how fast time flies.  I was looking at Aspen’s picture from the last time that we went over to the church and I am so surprised at how young she looks! I love it when my...

Valentine’s Day Feb14

Valentine’s Da...

A FatherMoments date on the day of Love!  Started off the day with my loving daughter where we did some service for the rest of the family was the perfect start to my day! Aspen came to be excited about her great idea to surprise the whole family with a Valentines’ Day breakfast.  I...

Read-a-thon Jan10

Read-a-thon

Well, Aspen is currently pushing hard to finish her goal of reading the entire Book of Mormon.  We have a plan to celebrate this accomplishment by taking her to Disneyland in February, so there is a little but of a deadline.  For our FatherMoment date this morning we woke up and dived right...

Brawling Dec06

Brawling

Nothing like a little Wii Brawling with my first born girl to start my day! Of course, before we started, we had a nice little devotional, watching a good little video about temple square in Salt Lake City.  This was fun because it happens to be the temple where Alicia and I were married and...

Melty Way Nov01

Melty Way

Well since the kids were up late last night due to Halloween, I let Aspen sleep in a bit this morning by postponing our FatherMoment date until the evening.  I am grateful that Alicia allowed us to do this. Aspen and I decided to go and get a bite to eat for our date, since this is something...

Scripture Chart Sep27

Scripture Chart

On Aspen’s eighth birthday we gave her a cheap Book of Mormon and encouraged her to read the entire thing, crossing off every verse and page as she completed it.  Like we did with Chase, and plan to do with all of our children, Alicia and I will take Aspen on a trip to Disneyland once...

Yoga X Aug23

Yoga X

Aspen and I woke up early for our date this morning without a plan of what do do.  After watching a little video about member missionary work we started brainstorming ideas.  Aspen had a great idea to finish the box that we intended to give to Zoe a long time ago.  Lola and Aspen both got...

Finished! Jul19

Finished!

After two years and three dates, Aspen and I finally finished our book! I should mention that Apsen was very tired this morning.  It took her a while to wake up, so that it why she is looking a little tired in the pictures. We were able to finish the text for the last 5 pages, and Aspen was...

Birthday Date Jun14

Birthday Date

  I have been in Seattle for the last week and just flew in this morning.  Since I wasn’t around at 5:00 am, Aspen was kind enough to let me take her out as soon as I got home.  She was really cute because today is also her birthday!  She wasn’t too excited that we were not...

Movie Star May03

Movie Star

  Aspen is now officially famous, starring in her first film! For our date, this morning Aspen came to work with me and help create a video where she helped demonstrate just how easy DIY repair can be.   We started our date at Home Depot where we picked up a cute little apron and a tool belt...

Monopoly Apr05

Monopoly

Monopoly must be the best game ever made!  It seems like I have played this game so many times over the years with my brothers.  It was our go-to-game every time there we had a late night as kids.  Well, now I am gearing up for another season of monopoly as I am starting to play it with my...

Banana Art Mar08

Banana Art

When is the last time you created art on a banana?  Well, that is exactly what Aspen and I did for our date this morning! For our morning devotional we watch a video about an LDS family from Russia who slowly got more active in the church as the made a goal to get married in the temple.  It...

BFF Card Feb08

BFF Card

When I woke this morning to my beautiful little girl at my bedside I suggested that we cuddle up and sleep for our date, but Aspen wasn’t having it.  I have had an extremely crazy week where I have been up past 1:00 am on most nights doing school and church work.  So, I will admit that...

Guillotine Jan11

Guillotine

As I was driving home from school late last night I was talking on the phone with Alicia.  She told me how Aspen was super excited about our date and how she came in just before bed and said, “I know that dad never forgets, but please remind him anyway to wake up early for our date...

J Dawgs Dec14

J Dawgs

On Thursday night I was quite sick and I ended up getting to bed quite late since my company had their Christmas party, that night, at the Gateway in Salt Lake.  Grandma T-dogg was gracious enough to watch our kids, but this made our night a little bit later since I needed to drive her home...

Writers Block Nov16

Writers Block

  Aspen and I have not made any progress on the story, Caliente & Frio, that we started last Decemeber, until this morning! I love how cute and thoughtful Aspen is!  I thought it was neat how she wanted to finish the story that we had started over a year ago, which made me eager and...

Exercise Sep21

Exercise

My little Aspen has some amazing will power! Aspen wanted to wake up and do some exercising for our date!  I hope that this is something that she wants to do more often because it was so nice for me to squeeze some physical activity into my life.  My routine these days makes it very...

Pull-A-Parts Aug24

Pull-A-Parts

Life is finally starting to get back into a routine!  The kids are going back to school, I am back in school, and my FatherMoments will be back to Friday mornings at 5:00 AM.  This means that our dates will go back to simple and creative things that we can do in the morning before the rest...

Outfit Jul27

Outfit

How many time does one little girl need to change he mind before making a decision about which outfit to buy?  Well, tonight with Aspen it was 11! Aspen has been overly excited to go on a date this week and was glad that we were able to move our date to Friday evening when the stores would...

Park & Pastries Jun29

Park & Pastries

Well, my FatherMoments continue to be a little rushed and unplanned as Alicia and I make it through a little crazy season.  Nonetheless, Aspen and I woke early and headed out early to make the most of a beautiful morning.  Lola was awake again so we took her along with us so that...

Birthdays May25

Birthdays

After Scotland’s last FatherMoment date, Aspen was extremely hopeful that she would also be able to go to Jack and Jills and play the games.  I thought that this might actually work since I just changed our dates to Saturday due to my new job schedule.  Unfortunately, Jack and Jills...

Rollie Pollies May04

Rollie Pollies

  Aspen was so excited about her date this morning that she was the one that snuck into my room and woke me up at 4:58!  She had set her own alarm to make sure that we got up on time.  It was fun to see how anxious she was to start our date.  We had been brainstorming ideas for her date...

Shiki Nails Apr06

Shiki Nails

Shiki Nails are the wave of the future!  Alicia loves them since the designs are super cute and because they last so long.  We were under the impression that you could buy a generic brand of Shiki Nails at Walmart and then apply them at home.  It turns out that we were wrong, but I was...

Two Moves Mar09

Two Moves

All week Aspen had been telling me about how excited she was to make up a new dance.  Two weeks ago we had some music blasting as we cleaned our house and Aspen and I were both busting out some of our best moves.  Ever since then she has been excited for our upcoming FatherMoment where she...

Indoor Soccer Feb03

Indoor Soccer

I was a little surprised when Aspen told me that she wanted to play soccer this morning.  The last time that I coached her team she seemed much more interested in cheering on the sideline and making up chants than playing.  Our FatherMoments was a little thrown off this weekend.  I...

Just Dance 2 Jan13

Just Dance 2

Nothing like a little booty shak’in to start the day!  Alicia and I  both pride ourselves in our God given ability to cut a little rug.  In fact, one of Alicia’s biggest regrets in life is never having performed at the bar.  As for me, I have had my nights of glory on the...

Caliente & Frio Dec16

Caliente & Frio

Be on the lookout for a sensational children’s book about a unique boy and girl who were made for each other!  Aspen and I spent the morning in Starbucks illustrating and writing a new children’s story. We started our date watching some great little videos with nice holiday...

Christmas List Nov18

Christmas List

She’s making a list, she’s checking it twice…!  This morning Aspen wanted to put together her Christmas list and do a little window shopping. We started our date by watching a few videos (video1, video2).  Aspen told me that she liked video2 better. We then started...

Field Trip Oct21

Field Trip

Today, was the first field trip that I have been on in a long time!  A few weeks ago, Aspen was very excited to give her teacher a letter that we had written about my willingness, and enthusiasm, to volunteer in her class.  Today, Aspen was extremely excited that I was going to be able to...

Play Church Sep23

Play Church

“Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, open the door, see all the people…”  Let me just start by saying that Aspen and I agree that today was one of our best dates!  Aspen wanted to go our to our ward building and “play church” for our...

Moonlight Dip Aug26

Moonlight Dip

Nothing like a swimming at 5:00 AM!  It was a beautiful still morning with a crescent moon still in the sky and a glassy pool of water. Aspen was very excited to go swimming for our FatherMoment.  Our plan A, to swim at the Lehi legacy center, was foiled as we arrived to a parking lot...

Dollar Store Jul29

Dollar Store

It amazes me how much my children love the Dollar Store!  Of all the things that Aspen wanted to do, going to the store with a $2.00 budget made it to the top of the list. I actually made a very good attempt to talk her out of going to the store just because we have done this a few times and...

Swings Jul01

Swings

When is the last time that you went to the park and played on the swings?  Aspen and I started our date by trying out a new bakery called, “Shirley’s”.  We purchased a pack of orange rolls, and cinnamon rolls.  Our original plan was to go the library, pick out a few books,...

Ladders Jun03

Ladders

I just couldn’t beat her!  Aspen and I decided to play a little game of Ladders in the backyard for our FatherMoment.  I couldn’t believe how good she ended up being, which made for a fun competitive game.  One of the reasons that I was so surprised with her game was due to...

Custom Card May06

Custom Card

“Get feeling better!” was the message that Aspen wanted to send her dear grandmother who is recovering from a wrist surgery.  Acts like these are very typical of our little princess.  Aspen is one of the sweetest little girls on earth!  “Peacemaker”,...