Happy Mother’s Day

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We’ll take a break today to thank all of the the mothers out there. They have a job that doesn’t come with a lot of thanks and have to take the brunt of the pain in life.

Happy Mother’s Day!


That one day in May where you hope that someone makes sure to remind you that it’s coming!

On top of Mother’s day, we’re also announcin that my wife and I are expecting a 2nd daughter!

Another little flipper. We’re really excited and are happy that we don’t have to buy (or store) a second set of clothes!

To My Wife

My rock, my best friend, and someone I couldn’t (and wouldn’t ever want to) imagine living without. You keep me grounded when I need it, encourage me even if I’m out in left field, listen when I need to vent, and love me even when you’re not having a good day.

I’ve never met someone who makes it so easy to say “I’m sorry” to when I’ve been a jerk.

You put up with me and all of my quirks (like my eBay hobby and this blog!).

You seem to have a well of never ending love for our daughter even when she’s being a jerk.

The amazing thing about this woman is that she’s done the above while completing graduate school over a 7 year period (she’s going to be a Doctor Flippette Esquire). For anyone taking notes, that’s a marriage, one birth, and another one on the way all while completing grad school!

And then there’s me who complains when I have to list a few eBay items or throw some words on a website. It’s pretty ridiculous when you look at her accomplishments.

I love you with all of my heart and know that meeting you on the first day of high school was the best possible thing to happen to me. You are just fantastic.

To My Mom

The other important woman in my life is my mom.

She put up with me during my teenage years. I can only hope that I have 1/10th of the understanding that she had. Teenagers can be kind of annoying (putting it lightly).

Thank you for dealing with my picky eating. For anyone wondering, I didn’t eat vegetables until I was early 20’s. How the hell did she deal with that?

You’ve shown me what it’s like to be kind to people even when it’s not easy and that I need to have fun and enjoy life!

You’ve been there during my ups and downs and I couldn’t have gotten where I am today without you!

I love you!

About Me

With all of this personal stuff, I also wanted to let my readers know that I’ve finally put in place my About Me page.

As a quick overview, I’m a Millenial who’s debt free minus the mortgage and have plans of “early” retirement – the goal is 40.

I have 10 years to hit this goal, but I’m not in a big rush.

In the end though, I realize that I wouldn’t be where I am today without both of these wonderful women, and really, early retirement is a goal but family is what makes the world go round.

So please make sure to wish your mother/wife/grandmother/partner/important family friend a Happy Mother’s day!

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  1. What a nice tribute to your wife and mom. 🙂 You’re smart to be living debt free and planning for an early retirement. Put as much money in the bank that you can. Something I wish we started doing at your age.

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      Thank you! 🙂 I think it’s the job of each previous generation to help the next and you definitely seem to be on the right path with your daughter. I’m still in shock every time you post one of her pieces.

  2. Congratulations on the new baby!! How exciting! (And yes, your wife sounds kind of amazing. I’m tired just reading about what she’s done, haha.)

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      Thank you! We’re really thrilled. My wife is pretty crazy but in a great way. Just can’t stop her once she starts going!

  3. Congrats on expecting your 2nd baby girl. That’s so awesome. I really wanted a girl, but it was far easier with having a 2nd and then a 3rd boy! LOL It’s cook how you and your wife met on the first day of high school. Hubby and I met when we were Sophomores, but we didn’t attend the same school. 🙂

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      There’s a lot more high school sweethearts out there than you think. The dramatic relationships like to be the loudest though.

  4. What a wonderful post Chris! Seriously so sweet to read. 🙂

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