Last night Cutler’s swim team held their annual swim-a-thon and this year it was in Cutler’s honor and all of the funds are being given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society via our annual Light The Night walk (http://pages.lightthenight.org/gat/StLouis17/teamcutler).  The turn out was amazing and I am still in awe watching these kids from age 5 – 18 voluntarily swimming laps for a cause.

Last year Cutler impressed us by swimming around 35 laps.  This year his goal was initially to reach 50, which he reached within the first hour of the four hour long event.  He could have quit, but instead kept on swimming until he took a break to eat dinner after reaching 94.  He told me his arms were tired so he was probably only going to hit 100 and then head home.  30 minutes later I look over and he is still swimming away.  Proud to say that by the end of the night he hit 160 laps.  Keep in mind that 64 laps is roughly one mile, so he swam 2 1/2 miles in four hours last night.  So very proud of him.

If’ you would like to support our Light the Night effort via donation or joining us for the walk, you can visit our site at http://pages.lightthenight.org/gat/StLouis17/teamcutler.


It was on this day 13 years ago that I managed to marry my best friend and love of my life in Belize.  I’m lucky to have her in my life to help make me a better person, a better father, and a reason to become a better husband on a daily basis.  Fortunately she is patient and doesn’t expect miracles on a daily basis.  As is with most of our anniversaries, it was a very romantic day sitting at the bank getting our lease notarized, her taking the boys to the movies, me taking the boys skating, and then her shuttling Mason to youth church.  Here is to eternity with my wonderful wife.