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Postby Augie Medina » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:45 pm

Congrats also marc on starting a thread that stayed positive all the way. :)
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Postby myles » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:25 pm

Congratulations, Marc. All the best on your new adventure!
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Postby Lolli » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:46 pm

Congratulations, marcminish!

The older they get, the more fun it is. Teenagers are great!
And you'll still remember how it was when they were small and tiny all along.
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Postby Charles » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:39 pm

Lolli wrote:Congratulations, marcminish!

The older they get, the more fun it is. Teenagers are great!

I would say the jury´s out on that one.
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Postby Dave Dinnell » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:45 am

charles wrote:
Lolli wrote:Congratulations, marcminish!

The older they get, the more fun it is. Teenagers are great!

I would say the jury´s out on that one.


My brother-in-law used to have a tee-shirt with the phrase: "Teenagers--the reason some animals eat their young."
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Postby Jabberwocky » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:28 pm

Congratulations, Marcminish!
(You'll soon get back to climbing, with little legs following in your footsteps!)

Here's a sweet song about celebrating the wonders of having a child:

Colin Meloy - Wonder
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Re: What happens when you stop climbing...

Postby Jabberwocky » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:41 pm

So, how are things going, Marcminish? Did you finish reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting" yet?

Here's a short, helpful medical podcast about pregnancy called "Pea in the Podcast." http://www.peainthepodcast.com/
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Re: What happens when you stop climbing...

Postby marcminish » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:32 am

Well guys... it's happened again. Baby #2 is scheduled for arrival at the end of February. We just found out yesterday that we're having a little girl. We are naming her Nora Shaw Minish. I couldn't be happier. I just realize that it has been a REALLY long time since I last posted. I hope that everyone is still doing well and still spending time in the hills.

Good to see many familiar names are still on SP. :)
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Re: What happens when you stop climbing...

Postby marcminish » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:39 am

Jabberwocky wrote:So, how are things going, Marcminish? Did you finish reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting" yet?

Here's a short, helpful medical podcast about pregnancy called "Pea in the Podcast." http://www.peainthepodcast.com/


I did indeed finish it... more than I ever wanted to know about the delivery. To tell you the truth, the actual birthing process was about the scariest thing I've ever done. Like all climbers, I've had a few near misses and once I was even certain that was toast. In hind sight, none of those events scared the pure ba-jezz-us out of me like childbirthing. Eghads... I hope number two goes a lot smoother than the first one. :o
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Re: What happens when you stop climbing...

Postby marcminish » Fri May 01, 2015 4:01 am

Update:

November 21, 2014... Jack Bankston Minish was born. He is now five months old and my wife and I could not be happier! Can't wait to introduce all of my kiddoes to the joys of rocks, snow, skiing, ice, filtered water, fire building, no-see-ums, and Smores. :)
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Re: What happens when you stop climbing...

Postby Bob Sihler » Fri May 01, 2015 4:52 am

marcminish wrote:Update:

November 21, 2014... Jack Bankston Minish was born. He is now five months old and my wife and I could not be happier! Can't wait to introduce all of my kiddoes to the joys of rocks, snow, skiing, ice, filtered water, fire building, no-see-ums, and Smores. :)


Marc, welcome to the world of three. Your life is going to become exponentially more expensive and complicated. :wink:

But it gets better. Keep your gear ready. My kids are 10, 8, and 6 now, and they all climb. The oldest can belay me now, does multi-pitch trad with me, and actually is a stronger climber than I am. :oops: But it makes me proud seeing him kick ass.

Come visit in the sewer. Some of us miss your denunciations of libs!
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Re: What happens when you stop climbing...

Postby boyblue » Fri May 01, 2015 5:36 am

Becoming a homeowner is what really put a damper on my career. Instead of hiking / climbing, I spent weekends doing plumbing, electrical, masonry, landscaping, flooring, etc. Later my becoming a father helped to redirect my attention back toward the activities that I really loved:

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Re: What happens when you stop climbing...

Postby WyomingSummits » Fri May 01, 2015 2:02 pm

Bob Sihler wrote:
marcminish wrote:Update:

November 21, 2014... Jack Bankston Minish was born. He is now five months old and my wife and I could not be happier! Can't wait to introduce all of my kiddoes to the joys of rocks, snow, skiing, ice, filtered water, fire building, no-see-ums, and Smores. :)


Marc, welcome to the world of three. Your life is going to become exponentially more expensive and complicated. :wink:

But it gets better. Keep your gear ready. My kids are 10, 8, and 6 now, and they all climb. The oldest can belay me now, does multi-pitch trad with me, and actually is a stronger climber than I am. :oops: But it makes me proud seeing him kick ass.

Come visit in the sewer. Some of us miss your denunciations of libs!


I have 3 kiddos.....7 yr old boy, 5 yr old girl, 3 yr old girl. The 7 and 3 yr olds are animals on the rocks and trails...I love watching them get after it. :) Kids change things at first but they enrich the experience later. The mountains help you form a distraction free bond that's hard to find elsewhere.
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