The Greatest Adventure

23/06/10 3 COMMENTS

The jPod has easily become a part of our life.  Senior Management enjoys the ease & comfort of camping but also the mobility.  We are both happy with the size of the jPod teardrop trailer.

For a time, there was a debate in the family about whether it should be an 8 foot or 10 foot trailer.  I was pressing for an 8 footer because it would be easier to transport off-road.  Senior Management wanted a 10 footer so there would be extra room in the event  that we had children someday.  Since Senior Management IS Senior Management, we have a 10 foot teardrop.

This past weekend, I received a gift from someone quite important to me.  As a teacher, my students know my affinity for Star Wars.  The connections between me and Star Wars have become epic in proportion at school.  I have even made my own Darth Vader outfit (I know, I have no life) to be used in student programs.  I appreciate Star Wars and try to watch the series once a year.  This gift is a set of Star Wars character pancake molds.  On this past Sunday, I ate Darth Vader’s head (with Blueberry eyes), Yoda’s Head, and a Storm Trooper’s head.  These were the best pancakes I’ve eaten -partly because they were made by Senior Management (and she is an amazing cook) but mostly because these pancake molds are the first Father’s Day gift I’ve ever received.  Yep, the jPod crew is getting a bit larger.  Soon it will be Daddy’s little girl (Assistant to Senior Management), Senior Management, the Cougar Bait, and me.

I have thought of ways that the jPod could be utilized for a new little human in our midst.  I am grateful for the Fantastic roof vent.  I believe it will get a fair bit of exercise (especially after diapers containing “Big Jobs”).  The bunk will need a bumper board so the Assistant to Senior Management doesn’t roll over and drop 2 feet onto our faces in the night.

This is an exciting experience and one that eclipses the best camping experience I can imagine.  We are determined to raise our little girl right.  She will love the outdoors, camping, two little dogs, her family, and her creator.  This is the greatest adventure a father can ever have & so far, I’m loving it.

3 COMMENTS

1 patti
10:03:52, 23/06/10

somehow, for some reason, this makes my eyes tear up. You are an amazing hubby to our daughter and will make an awesome daddy, darth vador and all!

2 sr mgmt
12:06:36, 23/06/10

I think this is one of my favorite posts yet. It was a fun weekend w/ you. I’m glad you liked your Father’s Day gift.

3 Cliff Neff
07:42:47, 24/06/10

Congratulations, Mark! Looks like the Assistant might be just in time for harvest! Babies are wonderful!

Psalm 127
A Song of Ascents, of Solomon.
1 Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman keeps awake in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
To retire late,
To eat the bread of painful labors;
For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.
3 Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5 How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

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