My family is scattered across the country chasing their passions : I've never been prouder of each of them. --- Yesterday my parents traversed the country. From watching my brother in Omaha to my grandfathers home town in Iowa. They had a specific goal. They wanted to see the monument in the center of town that pays homage to the veterans who have died in war. Last summer I made the same trip with a good friend of mine. They took a Rubbing from monument of John Saarloos for me. 70+ years later. He still lives on. --- then as they were driving my father described an eerie feeling that came over him. He said "I feel like I'm close my dads home". Then for no reason at all why uncle called him and reminded him of the name of the place he lived... they were right there. Honor + Prepare in motion ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle
I wish I knew an epic tattoo artist that has a penchant for wine. #roséyourway #cashscrush
My father gave my brother and I a long rope. He never told us what to do, or how to do it. He just laid opportunities around casualty, if you picked them up, he knew who you were. If you didn't he also knew who you were. Opportunities to do Good and Bad. That rope was tied strong to a good family at one end, and around your neck at the other. Just enough length to allow you to get into trouble and hang yourself, but not so much he couldn't drag you back in. That's my Dad. I love him and choose to see and speak to him every day. --- @lsaarloos
My boy. Little Cash Kong That boy's heart is made of gold. I only pray he finds someone like his mother to love him back.
My brother is a Man. Upper case, MAN. Selfishly, I wanted him close, 3 hours from my families doorstep. However, he made the right decision for his family, the community around him, his wife and kids and the young men he has recruited and mentored to 4 consecutive appearances to the college World Series. That's the boy my parents raised. That's the brother I have wanted to be better than my entire life. You see how tough he makes it. Integrity is sold so cheaply. My brother knows what's more important. I keep saying it, but he IS THE John Wooden of collegiate baseball. I am proud to be his brother. He doesn't climb ladders for himself, he builds teams that crush mountains. My brother is an animal. He deserves the respect he has earned. You have no idea how gangster that decision is. That is my brother.
@thatdogrupert is kinda our Spuds Mackensie
You might not believe this, but your dad used to be cool. He had hopes and dreams and all kinds of crazy aspirations. Just like you. But then, he had to become an upstanding member of society. He went to a job and did a whole bunch of stuff he hated. He benched most of who he was.... For you. Because he loves you, more than he loves him. Thanks to all those fathers out there. And to all the moms that are running double duty. Respect.
When your daughter loves you. You are a King For Life.
I've been to some of the finest restaurants in the world. Well, california. Yea.... They can't even compare to this. #kidless
Just get the regular firewood next time. You don't have to pay for the organic stuff.
I never used to smile in photos. Then, A little over a year ago My wife gave me something. She assembled a room full of people I love. And one by one they stood and told stories about me, and what I mean to them. It was like getting to attend my own funeral. A room full of people I love and respect telling you to your face and in front of other people that they love you. It felt like a thousand spotlights burning onto my face. It felt like standing naked. It was as raw as I have ever felt. You see this, what you are reading, is a one way street - the cannon shoots out. When it comes back, it feels like someone is tossing you a newborn from the second story. I honestly don't know what to do. But in that moment, that 1000 suns of love - a part of me died. You see my wife gets a front row seat to me. She sees me. She knows me better than I do. She knows that no one hates keith saarloos more than keith saarloos. She has to live with that guy. ... what she and my friends did that night was take turns beating the shit out of the little beast in my head, the little voice that almost killed me, the bully, the Tierney of Self. She gave me an intervention into my own happiness. Permission by the people I love and respect most to be happy. I am forever grateful. The lies we believe the most are the ones we tell ourselves. Even now, I hear that voice is saying "who gives a shit, delete this, post a photo of some bullshit food" But if this puts one person on the right track, it's more than worth the abuse from that shrinking voice. You are loved by those that love you most. Think about that. They love you more than you do. The world turns a little more beautiful everywhere you look when you realize that. Thank you all for the best day of my life, since yesterday. You have taken the time and sent me a lot of lovely messages, and given me a ton of well deserved shit. Thank you. Most of my all thank you to the love of my life. Heather Saarloos For the greatest gift anyone has ever given me. Happiness.
Today I am 41 - here are the 41 things I have learned. --------- 1. Don't die. 2. Wounds become Scars, Scars become Medals 3. Love everyone. Love is Love. 4. Don’t be mean, what is the point. If you are mean you are wrong. 5. Love and respect people that defend their opinion. We need these people in the world. 6. Be the Dad you wish you had. Even if you had a good dad. Be a better one. 7. Acquaintances - as many as you can. - Friends Few and Tight - Do anything for them. - Family is the only thing that matters. 8. Live to the Point of Tears. 9. Connect your friends and make them friends. 10. Be a 85%’er But when you go, Go 100% on 100% of the things you do. 11. Say Yes to as many things as you can. 12. Teach your kids to: Be able to talk to everyone, From 1 to 100 years old, Work well in a Team, Be Creative, Problem Solve, Be Humble, you are responsible for your own actions. 13. Become addicted to that warm glow in your chest when you do something that helps someone else. 14. Win Together, Lose Together. 15. Movies are awesome, so are books, so is music, let yourself go where the people making it take you. 16. Take long Baths in the morning. 17. Miles over the Road can untangle knots in you mind can not. 18. Live like You're Dead. You soon will be. 19. Be a pirate, the navy is full of rules. 20. Let Passion devour you. 21. Talk and Listen to God. - God is Real. I have seen God so much in my life to deny their is one would make me a liar. God wants to be in your life. Just ask. - Then Hold on. 22. We are not meant to be a one planet species. 23. Work, Vote, and Live the way thats best for your Grandkids. 24. Never let your bully in your chest that hates you ever get out and effect those you love. 25. When in a fight, hit first and hit hard. 26. Don’t be a man of success, be a man of value. 27. Be really good at fixing problems, fast, and for good. 28. Sweat, Tears, or the Sea fixes everything. 29. Have a hour with your kids every day, just you and them. Continued ------⬇️⬇️
Today I am 41 - here are the 41 things I have learned. Continued --------- 30. Tell your friends that they “CAN DO IT” because inside they think they can’t, and they need you to show them that you love and believe in them. 31. Never let anyone mistake your Kindness for Weakness. 32. No one is looking at you, no one cares, You aren’t that important to other people. Get Over Yourself. Everyone feels alone. Everyone. Know this and adjust yourself. 33. There is no “fraud police” You are because you are doing it. 34. A job you hate destroys who you are. 35. Everyone wants you to do well, but not better than them. 36. Love it when your friends Win. Help them Win. Make them Win. 37. The mountains of the worst things you are going through are speed bumps as distance and time pass. 38. Eat shit and take the high road. But when it is time to Stop, and die on a hill be ready and go all the way. 39. Take a lot of photos - one day you are going to want to look back and smile. 40. Marry someone that makes you better, someone that won’t take your shit, someone that sees through you and into the best part of you that you wish you were. You will hurt this person, you will fight them, you will not see in yourself what they see in you, and you will resent them for it. You are wrong. Do not expect them to fix you. You need to look at them as a reminder of who you can be, and then crush yourself every chance you get to be weak with them. Then Do the Same for them, remind them why they are perfect, special, and show them how they are the greatest human you have ever known. Become closer over your failures and sow each other together. Support them and Cheer for them and help them Succeed, they would do it for you. 41. The only person you need to have permission from to be happy: is yourself. My wife and my friends taught me that on my 40th birthday ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons 📽 @laurenpressey for @ourgoldenstate
Being Married is hard. It's a little easier when you both give in 60 but only ever take 40. Oh and being married to a ridiculously talented super mom / super model doesn't hurt either. 📽: @ourgoldenstate ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle
When I ride that little dirty tin rail I feel something. When you get into a car you set the climate to what you like, the radio to your station of choice, the windows go up and you are as safe as you can be as you race to your next bubble. Think about sitting in traffic, it's not a shared experience, it is just a million personal bubbles headed down the drain. Your home is a bubble, your cubicle is a bubble... everywhere we go, even looking at your phone pulls you into a little safe space showing you just the things you want... When I ride The bubble pops. Everything becomes raw, phones stop ringing, you feel every undulation in temperature, your mind gets focused on survival and you look into the future surveying what could happen and adjust, then when you lean it against the tree, you are usually with your friends and a cold beer is probably near. Pop. Pop. Pop. We need less bubbles in our lives. We need more communion.
As my children run into life, my only goal is that I have prepared them for it. ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle
THIS IS WHO WE ARE - wine is the byproduct. If you ever wondered who we are, what we believe, and why we do what we do. Take a look and turn up your speakers. I have never been more proud to be a member of this little family. A family that you are a very big part of. If you are waiting for "a book" or "a show" this is it. We are writing it as we live it. @ourgoldenstate just pointed a camera at us. ________________________________________________________ #Repost @ourgoldenstate @larrysaarloos @heathersaarloos @grandma_brie_brie @mothersaarloos @kirksaarloos @kristensaarloos @bradsaarloos @gregsaarloos @zachsantacruz ・・・ More to come -- ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle
AND - YES - We added the BROWN BAG - To appease the masses. And, Avoid confusion.
I'd go check out our website if I were you. SERIOUSLY. ಠ_ಠ ________________________________________________________ #saarloosandsons #saarloosharvest #wine #losolivos #blessthishustle
A Tradition Continues. Honored to be a part of the legacy of the Titans. See you in Omaha. You know how to get there.