Looking Forward

Looking Forward Back when I was a just a little guy, I remember looking forward to playing outside, going swimming, ice cream, and getting up in the morning to start a whole brand new day!

As I got a bit older and started school, I remember looking forward to going to school, recess, show-and-tell, and playing after school.

About the time I was in junior high, I remember looking forward to the weekend, summer vacation, snow days, and hanging out with friends.

In high school I looked forward to the weekend party, skiing, a bit of underage drinking, and whatever little bit of mischievous mayhem we could find.

College brought on looking forward to the weekend (and week night) party, legal drinking, girls, girls, girls, and more girls.

After graduating college and getting married I looked forward to doing well in my field of work, getting promoted, hanging out with our friends, a bit less drinking, and only one girl.

Now that I am a Dad, I find myself looking forward to something i have never…ever…looked forward too…

Ace Sleeping

Nap Time


or even better…

Olivia Sleeping



  1. Sweet.

    In both the surfer dude accent way, and my sappy ‘awwww’ way.

  2. George says:

    Jared, so true. Being a new dad to a newborn, I totally feel you. Sleep is great.

  3. Johnny says:

    Jared, I love it !!!! those are the best kind of naps.. I have plenty of pics like that with my kids.. I will have to post one of mine..

  4. Joe says:

    That second photo is awesome. Dude, sleep is good, get it while you can.

  5. PG says:

    that’s what it’s all about!

  6. Momo Fali says:

    Sounds like someone is a grown up now! My how things change as we get older.

  7. Kim says:

    Oh how I love nap time.. and it is crazy to look in the mirror and see someone you never imagined all those years ago..(at least in my case).. Great pics and post.

  8. Parent Life says:

    🙂 My son started out on those soothie pacifiers. :]
    Cute post!

  9. Jared says:

    XBox: What’s mine say…Sweet! What’s mine say…Dude! You’ve seen that movie I hope! 😉

    Jen: Thanks!

    George: Zzzzzz…

    Johnny: Let me know when you post yours. I would love to see!

    Joe: Thanks man!

    PG: Amen!

    Momo: You don’t have to point that out! 🙂 I’m going to be turning the big 3-0 this year…oh well, it’s inevitable I guess. 😀

    Kim: Thanks Kim! I got all these gray hairs (and missing ones). I didn’t ever imagine to see that! 😀

    Parent Life: Yeah, he never liked the pacifiers. He quit using them after about 2 months or so. Now he uses them to help with teething. I hope he doesn;t get addicted to them… 😀

  10. terancedubya says:

    Sleep is the greatest a man can receive with a child <2 years of age. I applaud your triumph sir.

  11. Gus says:

    I hope you are recovered!

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