“When you’ve got so much to say…it’s called gratitude.”

Well, I have a ton to say since the girls have come along. And I am constantly refining my feelings of gratitude. This is where I start to keep track of the people I owe.

To you, the readership of the blog – thanks for stopping by. I am looking for the conversation where our experiences cross. Enjoy and drop a line if you are inclined.

To the Peanut Gallery, a.k.a. the friends and family that asked the questions and helped grow this idea – thank you for the outpouring of love that you have shown our family, and for expressing your interest in my blog project. Your feedback helped drive me through the early stages and helped me move beyond just a “passing interest”. Thanks to you all.

In particular I have to thank Micomadre, an avid blog reader and a woman not afraid to speak her piece. Her input on this blog shaped some of the format issues when I was stuck. I appreciate the honesty. To Captain Jack – my technical advisor, my sounding board and my friend. While your input and guidance are so important for getting me through the interweb, your friendship is invaluable. I am so grateful for you in my life and my family’s life. Thank you.

And of course I need to thank my daughters and my wife. The girls drive the content of this blog, and I am really okay with that. I will add Dad-specific information, but I know you all are here to see more pics of them! The amount fodder is sometimes overwhelming, especially because it is all so good. My gratitude to Wife starts with the births of our healthy daughters. In addition, she supports me in all of my monkey-ass ideas while anchoring also me to reality.  She is an amazing partner and friend, and has been for many years.  My apologies to all of you out there – you can’t have her, she’s mine.

In terms of “keeping track of the people I owe” I know the list will continue to grow. The various music teachers, swim instructors, fellow Dads (stay-at-home or otherwise), Moms, crossing guards, bloggers, and “et ceteras” who have touched our lives are all unique little gifts. I have much to be thankful for, and again, much to say. So I’m reserving the right to continue this list later, let me think on it a bit…

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