Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas trees

Tomorrow we will continue one of my favorite traditions - going to the Elgin Christmas Tree farm and get our tree!  The kids are very excited and so am I.  This is my favorite time of the year and look forward to it each year.  Last year, we had a 12' tall tree with over 1500 white lights on it.  The year before it was 13'.  I cant wait to see which tree we get tomorrow!

The kids loved the far, far, far away story this evening.  It was about giants and how being different doesnt mean there is something bad or wrong with you.  The kids saved the day and giggled about being princesses and princes and fighting the bad guys!  I love my kids and love being a father.

I have an important meeting in the morning with a new client.  It is an interesting and challenging problem.  I am looking forward to working on solving it.

Have a nice evening!

Until the next time,


So it begins...

Hello, my name is Jason Atchley.  This is my first venture into the world of blogging.  Let me tell you a few things about myself that I consider important to understanding my view on the world.  I am a father, husband and son.    I am the father of five beautiful, wonderful children, 4 boys and 1 princess.  I am married to the most beautiful woman to ever walk the Earth.  I have an amazing Mother who loves me like no other, a sister who inspires me daily and a brother who is always there when I need him.  I am truly blessed to have such a tremendous family.  It provides the solid foundation for the rest of my life.  FAMILY FIRST!

We have a 150lb Bullmastiff, a hamster and 4 fish.  There is never a dull moment in our household!

I am also an avid Texas Longhorns fan and a Dallas Cowboys fan.  Yes, this season has been a difficult one for me.  ;-)

I have a strong faith in God, which helped me get through this football season, and do my best to instill that belief in my family.

I am a huge believer in nutrition and fitness.  I recently lost 30 pounds primarily due to changing my diet.  I rarely eat 1. red meat, 2. sugar, 3. bread, 4. sodas or 5. fried foods.  I enjoy Crossfit and other similar type body weight high intensity exercises.

After all of that, you know Family, God, Health, I absolutely love my career.  I am a strategy and management consultant.  I am essentially a problem solver.  I always joke that I am Wolf from Pulp Fiction.  I fix problems.  It is what I love to do, whether it is for my kids, my wife, my Mom, my sister or my clients.  I find that I am absolutely compelled to fix things.  I enjoy jumping into the middle of a situation, getting my bearings quickly and figuring out how to solve the problem my client has encountered.

It is time to put my 5 little ones to bed.  I think I will tell them a far, far, far away story tonight.

Until the next time,