Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


My dad turned 61 today. We went to church together and then home for leftovers for lunch. Gotta love that leftover turkey! Anyway, then this afternoon we all went to go see How the Grinch Stole Christmas– a play in Balboa Park at the Old Globe Theatre. Evidently this is some kinda famous tradition that’s been around for a decade here, but it was our first trip to the theatre here for this play or any other. It’s a really nice place and was fun and the play is 77 minutes straight- right up my alley. I really loved the storyline. It’s been a while since I read the book, but it was great way to kick off the Christmas season with my Dad and family and being reminded yet again, that Christmas is something way deeper than the consumer culture that worships it too.

Then afterwards our play tickets also came with a free pass to the official tree lighting ceremony, so we hung around for that. Then we capped off the night with dinner at a famous seafood place here in San Diego on the waterfront- Anthony’s. Dad was excited to know that both my dad and Anthony’s Fish Grotto were birthed in the same year. Happy 61st to both of you. Maybe he should have drank a 61 year old glass of wine with the owner.

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