March has always been a month that gives me a lot of hope for the year ahead. It's a time where I find myself being totally reenergized with the work that we do and the purpose behind it all. I usually find my inspiration during this time for what we want to create and how we want to say it. Last year was "May Your Friends Be Like the Sun" and "From Beginning to End". This year I have been captivated by the idea and intention of "I Will Bring You Back". A love that returns and restores what seemed lost. A promise fulfilled just as hope was fading.
So as I look back on March, I return to the memories that make me grateful and give me hope as I look ahead.
We started off the month with a successful trip out to Phoenix to work M3F Fest and vacation for the first time as a family to Sedona.Upon coming home we got to help our closest friends move into their new home and begin their new venture as full-time business owners. My best friend just quit his day job of 7 years and is now working full-time on his and his wife's local organic grocery store The Farmacy. It's been a long time coming and it took a big leap of faith with 2 kids and we couldn't be happier for them!
Millie is now 4 months old and rolling over like crazy. She's so aware of everything and starting to pull my beard. It's amazing how much more we bond as each month continues.
We did our first Reggae Rise Up Fest in St. Pete, FL to see if we would fit in and it was a terrific weekend! Tiff's dad and I got to spend the entire weekend together riding on speed boats to historic islands, biking through old neighborhoods, and eating at the local diner for breakfast every morning. Mike has always been there for us since we started the business, driving us around on the entire Warped Tour 2013 and 2015 as well as helping us build out countless displays, walls ,and trailers not to mention renovating our new home. He is a testament to what it means to be a father and I look up to him like none other.
Last weekend we had the honor of seeing some truly amazing friends of our's get hitched and couldn't be more excited for Robbie and Astrid Rivera to seal their undeniable love for each other.
We also started designing and making samples of the upcoming Warped 25th Anniversary Bracelets. Very excited to be able to collaborate with Vans Warped Tour for the 4th year in a row!
So, where are we going and what are we up to next....
April is going to be a lot of celebrating before things start getting really crazy for us. We are celebrating Tiff's 36th Bday as well as Millie's first Easter and her Baptism! So enjoying time at home this month before I head out to Memphis, TN for Beale Street Music Festival and Bunbury Fest in Cincinnati, OH in May. Here's to looking forward to it all and looking ahead!