Saturday Catching Up

A lot has been going on lately and I need to tell you about it.


My beautiful wife Heather has become certified as a Zumba instructor and is now teaching classes at our gym.  Check this link if you want to see a video demonstration of Zumba. (I am not embedding the video because so many of them have the auto start enabled which is annoying.) Anyways she works hard coming up with routines to make the class interesting for the customers. She is having a lot of fun at it.


Son Logan just finished his Junior year at his new school. He did very well. As you may recall he has Asperger’s Syndrome and had been in a special needs school since second grade. This year he switched over to a college prep Christian School. The academic load zoomed up off the chart over what he was exposed to before and he responded well and has made all A’s and B’s. He has worked his butt off to do that and has learned a lot about academics.  Heather learned American Sign Language and I got a pretty good refresher in Geometry and Biology. Geometry has changed much in the last 44 years but Biology has zoomed forward a bunch.

I had to bite my tongue in biology on the whole Creation Science vs Evolution thing, because it is a Christian school,  and I told him before he got into it that his Dad was a Christian and also a die hard evolutionist and further I didn’t see any contradiction between the two. I also told him that he was old enough to decide for himself what he wanted to believe. Hopefully I haven’t scarred the poor child or caused him to get a bad grade. I have a feeling that I may have made it on a few prayer lists as well. No harm in that though.


And let me see, in my new job as Director of Project Development I actually had somebody call up and offer me a ticket to the Big 12 Conference Baseball Championship here in Tulsa that past week. After spending 21 year entertaining and hustling drinks for other people it felt strange to be on the other side again but I made the most of it. We sat behind a scouting team from the Baltimore Orioles. They had radar guns, complicated charts and nice haircuts. The guy on the far right had a big old giant World Series ring on his finger also. I don’t know who he is but when he stood up I could see that he was big, real big. It was all very cool. And you know something college baseball is good although I still don’t like the “ping” of the bats instead of crack of a wood bad. But hey, I’ll get over it.


And last Sunday Heather and I went to the Hopjam festival sponsored by Hanson. It was great. Great music and great beer. What a combination.

Also, we are fixing to (as we say in Oklahoma) on our family vacation. All you burglars out there don’t get too excited because we have a full time house/pet sitter.  I’m going to be taking a digital break so I won’t be posting for about a week and a half probably starting late next week. I’m a host of the Skywatch Friday meme that comes out on Thursdays and I have already prepared the next two week’s posts. I hope that I didn’t screw up the linky’s or the posts or anything because there won’t be much I can do it about it.

Anyway, what is new with you?

7 thoughts on “Saturday Catching Up

  1. Jenn Jilks

    A wonderful family! You have varied interests, and keep healthy and busy.
    I can tell how proud you are, and it’s important to share that!

  2. Eileen

    Congrats to your wife on the Zumba Classes and to your son for doing so well in school.
    enjoy your break and vacation. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  3. sylviakirk

    Always great to read about your family!! You’re a very loving father and husband and there aren’t nearly enough of those!! Yep, I recognized the “fixing to” — common in Texas as well, but you don’t hear it in Oregon — except from me!!! Have a great vacation!! I’ll be looking forward to your photos when you return!!

  4. Gaelyn

    Your family is a marvel. I love that Heather is teaching Zumba and Logan has excelled, with both your help of course. Have a great a deserved vacation. Look forward to stories from that.

  5. DeniseinVA

    You have a great family and congrats to you all. This post was a real smile bringer. I like your attitude. It is good to make your beliefs known in every part of life. I admire you for it. And that is why we have Freedom of Speech here.

  6. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Lots of happy busy growth and joy going on. I like to hear that about friends IRL and virtual. On the evolution issue and creation, I agree … Am Not sure about how hard it is for a person who has Aspergers to deal with gray areas in life. I imagine about as hard as it is for the rest of us … And as necessary! Unless you work for Fox broadcasting and I’m sure that isn’t a goal. lI’m glad he is learning about two sides to issues along with everything else as well as he is and congratulations to Logan and his proud parents.

    Enjoy vacation! (Nothing new at our house…just living the dream as usual ;)). But we are old and retired so we can.)

  7. Ellen

    I guess I’m going to have to learn Zumba so that I can keep up with Heather and all the steps she gets. Congrats to Logan for doing so well in school. Time for some rest and relaxation this summer.

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