Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Blog Address...

Hello there.

The blogging hiatus has ceased. Jenny and I have combined efforts and started a new blog. Visit for future updates.

Hope all is well. Happy New Year!

Monday, August 22, 2011


For more wedding pics and details of the day, go to

Kelly and Joe Hornberger donated their time and talents to capture our special day and we are so thankful.

Hornbergers, thank you for honoring God and blessing others with your lives.

These are the links to other donated photo sessions that the Hornbergers have done for us.

Galveston Engagement Pics -

Chloe's 8 month Photos -

Chloe's Newborn Photos - and

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Quick update...

This post is LONG OVERDUE, but life, along with all the changes that have taken place over the past multiple months have caused "updating the blog" to find it's place near the bottom of the never-ending to do list.

However, here is a quick update...

Jenny and I got married at the end of May on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Spring Branch, TX (about 30 miles north of San Antonio). We had a small ceremony with mainly family and some friends.

At the end of July, we spent a weekend with Brad Wims' parents up in Granbury, TX. Brad's mom, "Nonnie," snapped this picture of us outside of the restaurant after breakfast on Sunday morning. This is the best family photo we have taken so far. Good job, Non!

We are so thankful for the support that Brad's and Sara's families have offered as we embark on this new journey of life.

Here are a few recent pics of Chloe...she's growing up so fast.

The plan is for Jenny and I to combine efforts and start a new blog. However, that is still near the bottom of the to-do list...

Until next time, thanks for checking in on us.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Meet Jenny Wims...

In May 2010, I received an email from a woman who was "walking a similar path" as me. Jenifer Wims lost her husband to a rare form of bone cancer and was raising her 2 children as a single parent. Jenny's husband, Brad, was diagnosed with Chondrosarcoma when she was pregnant with her second child. Brad fought his cancer battle courageously and after multiple trips to Germany for alternative therapy, Brad passed away on March 2, 2009.

After Brad passed away, Jenny was contacted by a few widows/widowers and found comfort in sharing stories with them. She offered that same support to me and I found it very healing to share with someone who had experienced the same loss that I had. She understood the pain that came from losing her spouse and best friend. She also "saw the bigger picture" and trusted that God had a plan for her life.

After a month of emailing back and forth, I called Jenny and we began to converse nightly on the phone. During one of my trips back to Houston to visit family, Chloe and I met Jenny and her kids (Zeke - 7 and Kaelyn - 4). Jenny lives less than 1 mile from the house where Sara grew up (and where Sara's mom still lives).

Jenny, Zeke, and Kaelyn

When Chloe and I got out of the car at Jenny's house, Kaelyn met us at the car and asked, "Where is Chloe's mommy?" I told her that Chloe's mommy was in the same place as her daddy. She smiled and nodded...and truly understood. Jenny, Zeke, Kaelyn, Chloe and I spent the afternoon barbecuing and swimming. Our time together felt so natural. We had a lot to talk about and I felt an immediate bond with Jenny and her kids.

During the months that followed, Jenny and I began dating. Soon after Sara died, I began to pray about the future. Though I did not put a list on paper, in my mind I desired my future wife to be a widow. There is an understanding between those who have lost their mates, and I love the fact that Jenny and I can talk openly about Brad and Sara. I love hearing stories about Brad and Jenny's lives together because that has formed who she is.

Over the past months, Jenny and I have spent lots of time together and our relationship has continued to develop.

Guadalupe Peak in west Texas

Christmas in Houston

Sea World

Randolph AFB Banquet

Watching a movie

During this past week in Lake Tahoe, I asked her to be my wife. We are looking forward to our future together as we mesh our families into one.

To read the Wims' story, go to

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas...

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Life has been incredibly busy over the past few months, but we are doing well. Chloe continues to amaze me with all that she is learning. She recently started walking and is learning new words everyday.

We spent Thanksgiving in Houston this year and had a good time with family.

With the Gorman Girls

My dad has been volunteering with a hospice group, and Chloe and I went to visit some of his "old lady friends" while we were in Houston. Chloe was a hit and it was interesting to watch her stare so intently at the grandmothers when they held her. It looked as if she was peering deep into their souls.

Ms. Nelda

Ms. Nelda's husband was a pilot in the Air Force way back when and it was neat to share Air Force experiences with her. She has been to Osan, Korea and Misawa, Japan (two of the bases where we were stationed) years ago. She has bone cancer and was "not supposed to make it" to Thanksgiving. She has a strong faith in Christ and it was great to be able to discuss "life lessons" with her. She is 100% coherent and very witty and humorous. Chloe sat in her lap for a long time. We waited too long to get the camera out (it was nap time and she was growing impatient quickly at the end of our visit).

Ms. Dottie

Early morning after Thanksgiving

She Walks

We are looking forward to some downtime over the holidays. Thanks for checking up on us.

Sunday, October 31, 2010