For me, the simple life IS the good life! More stuff makes life more complicated. I believe in healthy eating, but I won’t step over a cheeseburger to get to a salad. In my opinion, there are only two kinds of cake and ice cream; chocolate and everything else. Cats are out, but I love dogs; especially small dogs. Big Dogs=Big Poop.
I’m easy going and like to be around happy people. I enjoy all types of activities and am currently rediscovering my interests, and myself, but whatever I do, I like to do it with others. For the last 20 years, my hobbies have included everything that my kids did. I am a family man and I love my kids. They are the reason I get up each day. I have four great kids; three girls and one boy. My oldest is currently making her daddy very proud by serving a mission in Jacksonville, FL.
I consider myself to be an ordinary, average guy. I may not be the life of every party, but I’m not dull either. I prefer small, intimate groups where I don’t have to fight to be heard. I watch some TV and love a good movie, but could live without both. Movies that I will watch every time include “A Few Good Men”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, “National Treasure” and any “Bourne” movie. My iPod playlists consist mostly of Classic Rock, New Wave, and anything 80’s, but I enjoy anybody who is a real musician, no matter the genre.
My favorite vacations have not included a computer, cell phone, or TV, but rather the back country or secluded beach. Real relaxation comes from unplugging and enjoying new places and creating memories with friends and family. I love Europe and their lifestyle that includes savoring love and life. I believe in enjoying the journey and not rushing to the destination. No matter where I go or how long I’m gone, I always love coming home.
I love food and consider it one of life’s greatest pleasures. I enjoy cooking and trying new types of cuisine and appreciate a good home cooked meal, but that doesn't mean I won’t go for a late night drive-thru run. Other than real “frites” in Belgium, McDonald's still has the best fries.
Playing and watching sports is an important part of my life, but I am not a fanatic. Any sport or event that my kids participate in is my favorite. I’m active, but don’t like exercise just for the sake of exercise.
A beautiful woman is one who is committed to the gospel, her marriage, and her family. She has the confidence to leave the house in sweats and a messy bun and can knock my socks off when she makes herself up. Happy is sexy. Self-worth is equally as important as self-confidence and a little crazy or quirky never hurts. Life can be rough, but it’s a lot easier to get through with a smile and positive attitude.
I believe that we are all a collection of life decisions and experience. Our differences are our strengths. Look for the good in people and compliment the positive rather than criticize the negative. When tempted to judge another, consider that there is always a back story and we’re all dealt a different set of cards. There is good inside of everybody if we look for it.
The gospel continues to be an important part of life. I have a testimony and I live it. Being converted and having a testimony are the easy part, enduring to the end is where it gets tricky. I’m looking for someone that will support and enjoy the journey with me and love the Lord as I do.