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Enjoy our adventures below as we try to balance our lives between work, two kids, and ... relaxation.

Five Great Things from 2018

2018 was a year of appreciation. There was so much that humbled me and filled our home with joy. Here’s though some of the milestones: KPS3 Chapter Begins After wrapping up a week of travel to Yosemite and Newport Beach, I decided to…

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Five Great Work Things from 2018

As I closed a chapter of my life, a new one opened up. Here’s some of the great project I was part of as I moved from Noble.    Ingress Prime Launches We’ve had an amazing road with the Niantic Team. We recently…

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Audiobook 2018: Review

    The Power of Habit: First time you do something, it requires a lot of brain power. But, the more you do it.. the less you have to think about it. Challenge yourself for new thinking and automate kindness, efficiency, and impact.…

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Recipe: Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 375º 9-11 minutes 2 cups butter 1 ½ cups brown sugar 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 3 teaspoons vanilla 4 ½ cups flour 1 ½ teaspoons soda 1 ½ teaspoons salt 1 pkg. butterscotch chips 2 pkg. chocolate…

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2018 RTO | Where’s Walden (Year 8)

Here We Go – Year 8. I’ve done Legs 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 12. This year was a great time to get 10 off the books. Pretty standard legs roughly 5 miles each. Bridget, the bad ass she is, got tasked…

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Book Review – Rental Property Investing

Real estate can lead to early retirement, but it’s not passive income. You have to work for it. Among other investments, rentals allow you to do this for less cash compared to stocks/investments Demand will never end Reasons this works: appreciation, cash flow,…

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Recipe: Dark Chocolate Fudge Holiday Recipe

Okay, this recipe started in 2017 (yeah… this year). But, it’s a keeper. So, I’m a huge dark chocolate fan (go delicious healthy food!), which my wife got me hooked on. So, I updated an online recipe and made it my own to…

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Moving Nixon to Kindergarten

I remember reading a Malcolm Gladwell book. I think it might have been Outliers, and it was the concept of being born during certain times of the year excelled your probability for success. For example, hockey players born on this month were more likely…

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Five Great Things from 2017

Looking back this year, it felt that we accomplished quite a bit. It was not an easy year, but it was definitely a good year to be thankful. We had a lot of great things happen, which included these highlights. European Vacation In…

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Five Great Work Things from 2017

A year of change, a year of growth — And here we stand stronger and smarter.     The Islands of Tahiti Wonderful and warm people. Beautiful destination. Challenging and rewarding work which keeps our team passionate. There was a lot of sweat and…

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