2016 was quite a year for changes for the kids: they both began attending a new school, they both began a weekly extra-curricular, and they both discovered Pokémon Go. Well, we pretty quickly knew what should be the theme of this year’s card: Rauschémon Go! Catch us all to learn what’s new in 2016.
I wouldn’t call it a “mid-life crisis.” That would paint a rather cynical picture of my health. I wouldn’t call it a “quarter-life crisis,” either, as that would be terribly optimistic. Perhaps the best term is “third-life crisis.” Whichever you call it, one year ago today, everything changed. I shrugged off the last of my twenties and stepped anxiously into my thirties. I reflected on the past year’s meager achievements. Rather than finding solace in a year well spent, panic seized me. For days the question, “What have you done with your life?” whispered in every breeze.
I could have indulged unsavory habits, but I resisted. Instead, I pulled up my sleeves and got motivated. I didn’t turn 30; 30 turned me. Here are the 15 ways I completely kicked 30 in the ass.
Well, the Miles Rausch family welcomed its newest member this week: Ainsley Ann.
- Born September 23, 2012
- At 5:59 pm
- Weighing 7 pounds & 3 ounces
- Measuring 19 inches & ½ of another inch
- Tends to sound like a pterodactyl
Everyone is doing well. Older brother, Ian, is absolutely obsessed with baby sister, which is a mixed blessing that will eventually get better.
What could be more fitting than a CSI joke?
Take the day off; make Adam nurse Jackson today. You’ve earned it.
If I was a little less upstairs, I’d scan the super-cute photo of us as children that I found the other day.
Boom – did it anyway:
Geez, I’m a bad Dad. I’m back dating this, so the future will think I posted this on your birthday.
Congratulations on making it a year. Seriously – good work, Son.
…to your not having a great birthday!
(I apologize for that pun… kinda.)
I really hope you like the Jersey Shore box set I got you. It comes with Snooki and The Situation book ends!
Happy Birthday, seriously.
May your day be an enchanted as Bella and Edward’s love!
I feel sick to my stomach writing that…
My youngest sister turns 18 today, which means I can add “Voting” to the list of things we have in common. That, and Mumford and Sons.