Yesterday I dated an ASU cheerleader…Richard blogs!

Daddies, date your daughters!

Yesterday, I was able to take my daughter to the ASU ladies’ volleyball game against the Utah Utes.  The game was a lot of fun.

We screamed, chanted, danced, laughed, sat with Sparky, and even had volleyball lessons from the ASU players after the game accompanied by autographs.

ASU did lose that day, but this daddy won with his little ASU cheerleader!


Dads, I guarantee it, every time you take your daughter out and spend time with her you will WIN too.

Not only is it time together, but it’s also an opportunity to build into your daughter’s character, showing her she is special, she is loved, and she is valuable.  She is worth your attention and time.  You have all the time in the world for her because she is your little girl!

Dads, I can’t say it enough, ‘Carpe Diem’ the days that you have with your daughter because, before you know it, one day too soon you will be walking her down the aisle and into a life and home of her own.

You don’t want to take that walk with missed opportunities.

So, while she still resides in your home, make sure to stop, smell the roses, pick a few for her, and take your daughter on a date.

In fact, don’t take her on one date, make it monthly.

You won’t regret it, and she won’t forget it!


Cousins, Ella and Kara, friend Katie, Uncle Casey, and, of course, Sparky!




Here’s the Muddy Sunday…In the words of Adelyne, “It was AWESOME!”

We had planned this awesome family day—Father and daughter team, mom and son spectators.  Cousins running.  And, most importantly, mud!

Maxwell and I had planned to follow them throughout the 5K and take lots of photos.  But the walking and the sun combination rendered me and my little buddy super tired and red.  Therefore, Maxwell and I set up camp at 3 different courses and waited for our Richie and Ada to mud on by.

And did they ever.  It’s going to be a photo blog today.  Hope you enjoy.  Ironically enough, it was a mud run that Rich and I ran the Saturday before we found out about our little Belly Josephine.  And now it was Belly Josephine’s turn to follow along (like she had a choice) as Maxwell and I chased after our loves.

Anyhow…enjoy our spectacularly muddy Sunday.

Runners, take your mark.  Get set…




Caught my cuties on the way to another obstacle!  Not too muddy yet.


But they couldn’t stay long…another obstacle to conquer.  So, she’s off, my sweet Adelyne.


With her fierce daddy competitor right behind her.


And the sweet, little brother waving them on.


For being November, it was a glorious day for a run (well, and a preggo waddle walk).


It’s time to roll in the mud.  Come on, Adelyne…your turn!


Way to get in the spirit!


Now let’s celebrate by doing the “Robot”!


And they’re off again to finish the race…It’s a final slide.



High 10!  We did it.


Now I’ll let you in for a little special…our Christmas picture.  Believe me…Maxwell and I were tempted to roll around in the mud, too.  But we resisted 😉


Hope your week is a little cleaner than our Sunday, but may it be just as full of togetherness, family, love, sunshine, mud, and fun!

xo for now…B and my Belly J (who we are praying stays put for a wee bit longer)