The Best of 2013

One family tradition that we have recently started is a simple dinner time question: “What was your favorite part of the day?” Kezzie loves to both ask and answer this question. It makes for a fun time to recap the day’s events and talk about the things we value in life.

I thought I would share here my favorite parts of 2013, one month at a time. Here they are:

January – Visiting and juggling in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with my friend and missionary Scott Salvant at New Hope Haiti Mission.

February – Putting out the newest promo videos with Joey Schihl.

March – Spending Easter week with family in Denver, CO.

April – Celebrating Sarah’s 33rd birthday at The Blue Goat.

May – Going to Israel and Palestine with my family.

June – Speaking to over a thousand kids per week at Mt. Lebanon Camp in Dallas, TX (a highlight of my summer each year).

July – Speaking at Life Church in Concord, CA. I love connecting with my friend and pastor Mike Nortune in ministry.

August – Doing a fun local show at the Henrico Theater in Henrico, VA for area daycares and families.

September – Spending a long weekend in Jacksonville, FL and St. Simon’s Island, GA with family to speak at a conference and celebrate my birthday and Kezzie’s birthday.

October – Joining with some close friends of ours for their baptism and christening ceremony.

November – Family day-trip to Washington DC to see the National Gallery of Art.

December – Going to see The Nutcraker ballet at Richmond’s CenterStage with family.


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Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.