Reboot

By | December 21, 2013

So what do I do while waiting in a hospital room for my wife and newborn son [sic] to recover enough to come home? Hmm…I think there’s this online journal (oh look, it’s still here) I used to update somewhere in the distant past.

Good a time as any to do a family update.

I think this blog post (and year) is sponsored by the word “sustainability.” Turns out you can’t just leave the afterburners on and not expect to hear “bingo.” So we buckle up and take our medicine: a year of sustainability. Synopsis:

We round out our year recouping at the Kappens while we attempt (and for better or worse) do not succeed at purchasing a home. The only thing better than dropping out of escrow is dropping out of escrow thrice. Watch out housing market, we’ve got our eye on you…

Sisters

Sisters

We move into a home near our (my) dream area, at the base of Mount Boney in Newbury Park. The view out of our front door is spectacular. We have a yard for the kids for the first time in our lives. A garage (schwat?) and our own washer and dryer. Life gets better.

The view from our place

The view from our place

I’m proud to say the kids have had the good end of the stick this year. I’m just bursting with pride with how well they’re both doing in the schooling and in their own development. I could list all the good stuff for days on end. But maybe I’ll put up a picture here and there instead.

The incredible women in my life

The incredible women in my life

To be honest, I went into the year as imbalanced as I could be. Working way too much, and spending too much of my free time on other work or vegetative activities (don’t get me wrong, I won’t miss an episode of Sherlock when it comes out; but following 4 shows is a different story). And then I randomly searched “Triathlon Club” on Google. Nothing will cut the junk out of your life like an activity that demands you stay in shape. I’ve emerged healthier mentally and physically. And a bit more re-balanced when it comes to artistic/commercial endeavors.

Carp Tri

Carp Tri

And of course, the final major update is that little Michael Alexander Tseitlin has been in the oven (and has popped out oh-so-recently). This delivery has been a bit more complicated than the last few. Pictures coming soon.

In the meantime, here’s (the majority of) a year in pictures…


1 Comment

chelsea brown on January 2, 2014 at 7:47 am.

Sounds like you had an awesome year! Looks like the triathlons have been going really well! Nothing like some physical activity to stimulate the mind and body.

Thanks for sharing your year with me!

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