Sunday, January 30, 2011

I'm the guy!

Has it really been 10 days since we blogged?!? Sorry about that. And honestly, we've mostly been sitting around watching Oprah and eating skittles, so there's really no excuse. I guess we have put a little time into some ragamuffins that call us Mom and Dad.

Christi is my hero! This past week I was in Orlando on a business trip from Monday to Thursday. She got the kids to school, Sophi to a school evaluation, boys to basketball, Graci to young women, girls to dance, breakfast, lunch and dinner, kids to bed, I could keep going on and on and on, all by herself!!! Wow! I can hardly keep MYSELF fed. OK, that was a joke. Anyone who knows me can tell I have no problem keeping myself fed. Xander recently said, "Daddy, when I grow up I want to be a Daddy with a fat tummy, just like you!" Thanks, bud:)

At the meeting in Orlando, I won a leadership award. It is something I am very grateful for. It came with a beautiful plaque, a very nice watch, three extra vacation days to take a trip, and a substantial travel budget to pay for the trip. The award is officially called the "Sales Consultant Leadership Award" for the region. To make it easier to explain to Christi what I had won (and I was totally surprised by this award, so I hadn't even told her it was a possibility), I just said I won "Rep of the Year" for my region. Later that night I was talking to Taylor, and Christi had shared the good news with him. He got on the line and said, "Dad, it's great that you won "Guy of the District!" I like it. I'm going to suggest it for the official title going forward:)

"Guy of the District"


  1. Hey Bro - congrats - but somehow I'm not surprised - once you commit to something it just 'happens' - still well done and good to be recognized!

    Christi - somehow Jer's words don't surprise me either - you guys are much alike - and your commitment is amazing! But by no means does that belittle the amount of effort it took to make it happen!!

    As for us - we're blessed to be close to guys like you that just "make it happen" - now - get back to the skittles!

    hugs around - aus and co.

  2. Hopefully the "Guy of the District" award helps make up for the "fat tummy" award. Congrats (on the former)! :)

  3. Congrats! Love reading the other comments which say it perfectly. It really does take a family working together to create "winners." There is no doubt you are "winners" because you are a team supporting and cheering each other all the way.

  4. Congratulations, Jeremy. You deserve it!

  5. Lori Foster BylandMay 8, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    Jeremy, Been looking for you and your family for a while now (after I heard about Tiffany, I'm so sorry). I LOVE THIS blog and the story of all of your children. What a blessing! So happy for you and Christi. Is your family still here in Beaverton? Please pass on hellos to them! I lived at the base of Rocky Butte for a few years and saw your old house often. So fun to see how things turned out for you. Blessings, Friend. ~Lori Foster Byland


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