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Optimus Prime, muscular Mr. Incredible, and mostly naked baby.  Love it.

Gretchen recently had some good pictures taken of herself with the boys to give me for Father’s Day. There are some really great ones that I’m sure you’ll see here soon, but there were also a lot not-so-great ones. Here is one of them:

There are all kinds of wonderful things about this picture, but I think two deserve special notice.


First, Sammy’s excellent monkey face:

I don’t want to brag on my own kids too much, but he’s really pulling it off isn’t he? If he didn’t have on a polo shirt I would have thought a bored/grumpy albino chimpanzee had stumbled into the picture.


Second, Eli is wearing two left shoes:

That’s right, both the shoes have velcro strips going the same way! He and Sammy both have a pair of the exact same shoes, the only difference is the size. So, on family picture day when Mommy was trying to get everyone out the door, Eli evidently put his left shoe on his left foot, then put Sammy’s slightly larger left shoe on his right foot! Gretchen didn’t even notice until much later that day.

This was the greatest Father’s Day gift I could have asked for.

Here’s a little video from the camping trip Sammy and I took last week.

Happy Anniversary and Happy Father’s Day to my love and partner in parenting!!  🙂  It has been a gift from God to be your wife.  Thank you for choosing me.  I love you!

June 19, 2004

You still make me laugh like nobody else!!

In love

…7 years later!  Happy Father’s Day!!



Abraham turned one on Saturday and his friend Shyrah turned one on Thursday, so we had a joint party for them Saturday evening.  I don’t have much time right now (headed to his 1 year check up in a bit), so here are  a few pictures to wet your appetite:

The birthday kids!  

Maybe our best family picture to date…we have low standards.

Ready for cake!

Gretchen’s parents aren’t going to be able to make it to Abraham’s birthday party today, so here’s a special message for them from the Birthday Boy himself:

Corny, I know…I crack myself up!  🙂  Here are a few random pics of our guys:

What does such a beautiful baby do at the beach?

He eats dirt, of course!!!

Eli looking so sweet and excited (I look at this pic when he’s being a pistol.  jk)

Some days, they just seem sweeter outside…  🙂

Here are a couple more pictures Gretchen has sent me recently from her phone.

Abraham watching for something exciting to happen


Undersea explorers


Welcome to the world Wyatt Andrew Sampson!

The Yorktown Beach was amazing for our family!  Narrow (easy for going back to the car), not too busy, and minimal waves.  We have a lot of great pictures to share, but I’ll just give you a few today so you don’t get bored with them (and I don’t have a lot of time right now!).  Our first trip to the beach was one evening while my parents were on a hot date, which is why they aren’t in any pictures.  fyi.

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