I am a recently divorced Dad of three great kids (ages 14, 10, and 8). My ex-wife and I share custody. I have the kids with me from Friday thru Tuesday every week. I also see them sporadically on the other days as I help get them to and from school, etc. Being a dad is my number one priority. I love my kids and live to be with them.
I do not consider myself the “divorcing kind.” But here I am divorced. There is certainly a story there, and I am happy to share, but it probably doesn’t belong in my profile.
Now, I am happy to be moving on. I look forward to finding someone to spend eternity with; someone with similar priorities and interests.
Music plays a big part in my life. I own and manage a musical instrument retail store that specializes in the band and orchestra instruments that kids use at school. My business works very closely with these students as well as the band and orchestra directors at their schools. It is a very rewarding line of work.
For fun, I play trumpet in the Reno Wind Symphony as well as the Reno Municipal Band. It is a great outlet for me personally, but it is also very good for my business.
I am a very physically active person as well. This is a part of me I only discovered in the last five years. As a kid the idea of exercise was about as far from my thoughts as possible. Then, several years ago, I decided to go for a walk. That led to bicycle riding which led to running. Now (in a good week) I run six out of seven days. This is very important because I love to eat, and if I didn’t exercise, I’d be… well, you know.
My other interests can be summed up by this statement: “I love to make memories with my kids.”
I love to travel. I love both the outdoors and the not-so-outdoors. We love to go to the park or to take hikes on one of the many trails in the mountains close to home. We love to go to the beach. Camping is great fun for a couple of days, but I also love a good hotel. There’s just nothing quite like coming back to a freshened-up hotel room after a long day of fun stuff.
My kids and I love a good theme park. We are Disney junkies. We have had annual passes to Disneyland several times in the past ten or so years. But it doesn’t have to be Disney for us to love it. We enjoy other amusement parks as well. Last year we had season passes to Universal Studios – this year it is Knott’s. It is really all about spending fun time together… regardless of where.
Church history is one of my interests. I feel a part of something as I learn. Historical fiction novels are one of my newer interests. I enjoy taking my kids on vacations to church history sites. Again, it is a great feeling to be a part of our heritage.
When I am at home, I don’t fit the stereotype for a man. For many years I have done all of the laundry in my home. I also enjoy cooking and cleaning in the kitchen. These simple yet time-consuming tasks give me a sense of accomplishment, and besides – a clean home is so much more comfortable.
I have to admit that I enjoy watching TV too much – it is my escape. I love a good story with fun characters. The kids and I love to go to movies too… for the same reasons.
I think that I am very young at heart. I feel like I am twenty-something... even though my profile and drivers license disagree.
Church activity is an integral part of my life. I was born and raised in the church, and it has only become more important to me over the past couple of years. I enjoy all aspects of church activity; from spiritual to social. I am convinced that the gospel is the key to true happiness in this life. Now I strive to get my kids to enjoy church activity as much as I do. This is the reason that my custody arrangements are as they are… so that I have my kids on Sundays and can take them to church with me.
… So that’s me in a nutshell. I am certain I have left many things out. I look forward with the type of reservations you might expect from someone who has been out of the dating scene for so long. But, I do look forward to finding someone to complete my family. …Someone to make even more memories with.