The Never Ending Cruise To Nowhere

Ran across these files this morning as I was cleaning up an old server. The images here were originally posted on the site in 2004. Enjoy. My wonderful wife Amanda surprised me with a cruise for a graduation present. While she tried her best to keep this surprise from me, she did let it slip a couple of times so I knew we were going cruisin. What she DIDN’T let slip was the fact that … Continue reading

I Will Not Be That Guy – Cats In The Cradle

Family Fall Day

Apologies in advance for a sappy post. You’ve been warned. If you know anything about me you know that my family is the most important thing in the world to me. I don’t blog about family stuff all that much these days partially because I’m a bad blogger and partially for privacy and security reasons for my kids. I’ve got three boys who mean everything to me. I’ve got a Wife who is so far … Continue reading

39 And Doing Fine…

Family At Margaritaville

As has become my tradition (at least since my 35th birthday) I wanted to take a few minutes to sit down with my computer and put some thoughts together. If you’re interested at all, you can look back at the last couple of years worth of babbling: Thoughts At 35 Thoughts At 36 Thoughts At 37 38 And Counting (My Blessings) So, I’m another year older and I suppose another year wiser. I’m certainly another … Continue reading

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge – A Family Affair

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In case you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a movement afoot.  The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  What is ALS you ask?  From the ALS Association website: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. … Continue reading

38 And Counting (My Blessings)

Family - Tami

I’m sitting here at Panera on a Saturday morning as is my normal routine, working on stuff for clients, catching up on email, etc. What’s a little abnormal is that it’s my 38th birthday.  And while I’ve got a HUGE list of stuff to get done, I’ve got to take a minute to put some thoughts down here on the blog. I started this “tradition” when I turned 35 and I’ve continued it with Thoughts At … Continue reading

A New Link In The Chain

Mom, Link & Dad

It’s been quite some time since I’ve added something to the blog here, but I assure you I’ve got a good reason.  See, while I haven’t added anything to the site, we’ve been busy adding to our family.  Our little man came into the world on May 4th, 2014!  Yep… he’s a “Star Wars Baby” being born on May the 4th.  How appropriate is that with Dad’s love of Star Wars? It was an interesting … Continue reading

George Michael Photobombed My Kids

George Michael Photobomb

It’s been quite some time since I’ve done anything that I’d consider “family blogging”.  That’s certainly not because we don’t have anything going on in the Chewie household… FAR from it.  It’s more a function of me being too busy to get anything done and blogging here at 406 had sadly fallen by the waste side.  I’ve got a slew of ideas for upcoming posts so I’m hoping I’ll be a better blogger for the … Continue reading

Face Down In Cabo… Kissing The Ground

Cabo - The Cabo Wabo Cantina

The wife and I recently returned from a vacation to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.  We had an absolutely wonderful time and took a SLEW of pictures (Which will be posted for sure…) One place that I simply HAD to visit while I was in Cabo was the Cabo Wabo Cantina.  I’m a huge fan of Van Halen and the Cantina is the brain child of former VH front man Sammy … Continue reading

Thoughts At 37

Family On Marco Island

Not sure how it happened, but we’re through July and as I flip the calendar I realize it’s once again August 2nd, and I’ve turned another year older.  Sadly… the immortality pill hasn’t been discovered in this past year :).  I’m absolutely floored by the number of folks that have taken time out of their day to drop me a note on Facebook, Twitter, text, etc. to wish me a happy birthday – thanks you … Continue reading

A Full Moon Comes To Cleveland

G & C On Top Of The Hay Hut

A few weeks back (before all this rain we’ve been getting due to Hurricane Sandy) we had our annual Indian Summer here in the Cleveland area.  The Wife to her infinite credit always has stuff planned for us to do, and this year was no different.  One afternoon we took in a Fall Fest at a park in Aurora which included a hay ride around the lake, bounce houses for the kids and a view … Continue reading