Category: children

A plea to my wife...

A plea to my wife...
Wait is that a smile? Yes, Pam is smiling.! At a race! That’s she’s running! This weekend was a rare occurrence, Pam was off all weekend. Having both days off together is a real treat and gave us a ton of time to get stuff done; I felt super productive! We were able to run... Read more »

Happy birthday Penelope Grace!

Daddy loves you! Let's have some cake! Who has the cake?
Two years ago I spent my birthday at the hospital. I wasn’t sick, though I was stressed out. Pam was pregnant, very pregnant with our second daughter. She was scheduled to be induced and I was there with her. I remember we joked about how less stressful this should have been…we’d been through this before... Read more »

Happy Heart Day Fund-Raise-A-Thon and Live Chat...

Happy Heart Day Fund-Raise-A-Thon and Live Chat...
Friday will mark 6 years since Kae’s successful heart surgery. We call it Happy Heart Day and I’ll be sharing her heart story on Friday morning. I’ve alluded to the fund raiser for a while now. I want to see how much can be raised in one day. Here’s what I want to do. I’d... Read more »
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Weigh-in Wednesday, Year 2, Week 18...and a happy birthday to K!

Weigh-in Wednesday, Year 2, Week 18...and a happy birthday to K!
Results are in…I lost 1.2lbs last week! Booyah! I noted yesterday online that I need to go clothes shopping again. My dress shirt, purchased in November, is now huge. Yes, I look a little dumpy again! I also shared news of my broken toe. I broke my little toe walking into the bathroom yesterday morning.... Read more »

Kae's Happy Heart Day, 6 years and counting!

Kae's Happy Heart Day, 6 years and counting!
I’ve talked about K’s heart issues, going into some detail here and there…but here on ChicagoNow I’ve never shared her story in detail. In truth, I try not thinking about it. It was so tough and I don’t want to think about it, that and I’ve tried to move past it. Though honestly, I think... Read more »

My wife kicks ass...

My wife kicks ass...
Me and Pam at Thanksgiving, with a pic of our heavier selves a year prior And not just because it’s her birthday! People say I’m an inspiration. Honestly, you may have it wrong. I think Pam is the inspiring one. But Dan, what do you mean? Well, Pam is a full time Doctorate of Pharmacy... Read more »
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rest is nice...

I can’t lie, I’ve rather enjoyed the rest this week.  Today I’ve laid low and hung out with the girls.  Hell, I’m still in my pajamas…and it feels awesome.  After a year of busting my ass and running the marathon, it’s a nice way to celebrate it.  The downtime has given me a chance to... Read more »

K's heart is A-OK!

K's heart is A-OK!
Just got home with K after her cardiology check up!  Not only did she pass with flying colors, she didn’t cry or freak out at all with any of the tests!  She’s a bad ass! Her cardiologist said she can take up organized sports, like soccer, basketball, even golf.  She can take up aerobic activities... Read more »

61 days...and 1 day...

61 days...and 1 day...
Talking with a friend online this morning, it hit me that the Chicago Marathon is about 2 months away.  My stomach turned.  Holy effing crap, really?  A quick check of the calendar and my count down clock, yep…it is.  It just seems so soon!  I talked myself off the ledge fairly quickly, ok it took... Read more »
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...no more nagative nancy, err dan?

Help me Billy Mays; I’ve got tough, dried in make up stains! I know what you’re thinking…what’s the deal with the Billy Mays picture?  Well let me explain.  It was quite a weekend!  Seriously, some good and some bad…but I’m kind of glad we’re past it.  From PG with her puking and double ear infection... Read more »