Awesome Dallas Blogs To Follow

dallas blogsBeing in the DFW area, there are many other great bloggers to follow!  Check out this awesome list and find some new blogs to follow!

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Dad’s Dream Come True – Buy A Car From Home and Have It Delivered

Dad's Dream Come True – Buy A Car From Home and Have It Delivered

My wife and I have not bought a new car for about five years now.  We have been lucky.  We bought my current car in 2008 before the birth of our first son.  We then bought our van in 2011 and it has served us well.  It just hit 100,000 miles today, however, so I am thinking we might need to be buying a new car in the next year or so.

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A Link Between Millennials and Gen Xers

link-between-millenials-genxers      I'm technically a millennial, (born between 1980 and 1999) although I've been told I'm not like my contemporaries. Most of my friends are at least in their mid-thirties, or older. Most of my co-workers (past and present) are in their 50s and 60s. I grew up with the millennial generation and I have tried to fit in with my age group for most of my life.  For those of us on the older end of the millennial range, we spent most of our teenage years in the 90's and early 2000's. To me, those years were defined by some key elements that shaped the way we lived and made decisions. Here are the top five cultural influences that I believed shaped my generation's teenage years.

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Enjoy Medieval Times as a Family

Medieval Times DallasLast week the family went to Medieval Times in downtown Dallas. We frequent this place as a family so it has become a great way to celebrate victories we share at home.  In this case, we were celebrating our two boys' first 6 weeks of school, and good grades on their report card. This 2 hour experience is a unique, family-friendly experience, for all ages and genders. They have great food, music, drama, and sportsmanship.  Being someone who is very money conscious, I would say that this is not a budget-friendly outing.  However, if you only go on special occasions, and take advantage of their specials, it can be affordable for families living in DFW. They are always running specials that are promoted on their website. One of my favorite perks of this outing, is that it includes free parking.  That is rare in downtown Dallas. 

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Our kids love to dress up as knights, so we bought them costumes years ago. This is a great place to let your kids wear their knight costumes because the atmosphere is very imaginary. The first thing they do after taking your tickets, is send you through a "king/queen" entry. They put a colored crown on your head, and ask you if you want to take a picture with your party, and the MT king (actor). 

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DFW Dad for Life.

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Buen dia! Good day! I am glad you are back. What makes me a DFW dad? As you might have noticed I'm from DFW. I've lived in the Dallas and the Fort Worth areas of Texas, for most of my life.  In my childhood, my family moved throughout Dallas a few times before I graduated, and I've worked in two different areas around DFW since then. I left DFW for about 10 years, during which I completed college and my first 2 ministry positions. It was also during this time, when I also got married and had 2 of my 3 children.  But, I've been back in DFW for 4 years, and we've had another child.  My sisters, and parents still live in north DFW, and I, along with my wife and 3 kids, reside on the south side of DFW. So I'm constantly making treks across the DFW metroplex to see family, meet up with friends, go to family attractions, and do ministry events. 

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