My youngest child will be 4 next week, and is currently asleep on my chest with a high fever. I wish he werenโ€™t sick, but I know my days of him sleeping on me are numbered, so Iโ€™m soaking it in.

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธMy current mantra: โ€œI donโ€™t need another ECO or another orange pen.โ€

I donโ€™t know if it will hold true though.

Ad for aTWSBI ECO pen in a new orange color called Heat

My 7-year-old daughter has always been an animal whisperer. She proved it yet again yesterday at the park when she convinced a butterfly to land on her hand.

A childโ€™s extended hand with a butterfly sitting on top.

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ My Plotter is multiplying. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I’ve consistently used my A5 since last fall, but with some new work responsibilities, I needed some more space. Just received the Bible sized, and am working on setting it up!

Hopefully I can do a full writeup of how I use these soon.

Plotter notebook supplies, a new, unopened plotter notebook, and my current A5 sized Plotter.Plotter supplies, a new, opened, Bible sized Plotter, and my current A5 sized Plotter.

๐ŸŽต Between both COVID and moving away from Nashville in 2020, I often have live music withdrawal.

Seeing Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit tonight was good for my soul. Great venue, amazing weather, incredible music.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on Stage

๐ŸŽฎ I guess Iโ€™m a gamer now?

Iโ€™ve never been outside of Nintendo, but wanted a way to experience some of the big titles of the last few years. I think this will be perfect for me. Starting with Spiderman Remastered.

Valve Steam Deck in BoxValve Steam Deck Booting Up on Desk

17 years ago, I met a pretty girl working at the summer camp I had attended since I was 9. Today, we dropped off our oldest 2 kids for their first stay at that same camp. This full circle moment is making me more thankful than ever for the life God has given us.

My wife and I 27 years agoMy wife and I today

Finished reading: All My Knotted-Up Life by Beth Moore ๐Ÿ“š

I love a memoir, and one from a person of faith who has been through so much was beautiful. Especially listening to the audiobook read by the author.

Ooni night at the McClellansโ€™.

This post is proof podcast advertising works.

Pizza cooking in an Ooni Pizza Oven

Apparently I’ve had my DNS records set up incorrectly for both my blog and email for years. The blog has worked fine, but I have had email issues. Can’t believe it took me until now to figure that out.

Super interesting to hear MKBHD’s Impressions of Apple Vision Pro since he appears to be on of the few people who actually got to use it. I definitely continue to be intrigued by the possibilities.

I’ve tried all the popular notes apps with linking, and keep coming back to Apple Notes. With this addition in iOS 17, I may be done with other apps forever. I just hope you can see a list of back links inside a note.

Screenshot of Apple's iOS 17 features page showing Notes will add note linking.

For some reason, I was not able to convince my wife on why we should spend $3500 on Apple Vision Pro. Maybe it’s because she’s a smarter person than I am. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Apple is doing an incredible job of showing what it will look like to use Vision Pro in your environment from just a video on a screen. I had no concept of why I would want to use this before it was announced. But it just looks so cool on screen, I’m intrigued.

Home from a week at the beach. Vacation isnโ€™t super restful when these 3 are involved, but we had a ton of fun. Dance parties, dolphin tours, and bike rides. So glad we could make the memories together.

3 children digging in the sand on the beach

๐Ÿ“บ I loved the Ted Lasso finale. But I also enjoyed this whole season, which so many have complained about. So take my thoughts with a grain of salt.

My mid-thirties in a nutshell:

I was called athletic for the first time in my life at the gym this morning. 10 minutes later, I tweaked my knee and had to go easy for the rest of the class. ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ”— A Twitter bug is restoring deleted tweets and retweets โ€” including my own - The Verge

Can confirm that my Twitter account, which should be completely barren, has lots of tweets from 2017 and earlier. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

My Kindle Paperwhite is 9 years old, and still works fine (with the exception of battery life). I’m eyeing the bigger Oasis, but its lack of USB-C is a big turn off. I can definitely wait until it’s updated (all the other kindles have been), but this is America! I want it now!

First post from MarsEdit! Thanks @manton, @jean, and @danielpunkass for the Micro Camp prize license! Really excited to dive into this app.