Saturday, December 31, 2005

States I've visited

Thanks to Jim Walton for this. 14 states out of 50. I guess I need to travel more. Long way from Jim's 33 :)

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas

Well, my time online will be very little over the weekend so I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

Our year this year has been very eventful

  1. We bought our first home. Actually a town home, but it’s ours.

  2. With the purchase of the town home, it meant a move to another city. We have family that moved here ahead of us so it helps us with the kids.

  3. Different job at work. Same manager, just a different team. Nice to have a change of pace.

  4. My brother and his wife had their first child.

  5. Got into the swing of things at our new church. After taking about 10 months off from working in a church environment, I jumped in head first to work in Technical services and IT.

Anyway, hope your Christmas is the greatest ever.


Wednesday, December 14, 2005


I have been invited to be a part of a new blog for fathers called dadbloggers. DadBloggers is a community blog by Dads, for Dads. We have a diverse team of regular contributors who give a male perspective on parenting and family relationships. I have submitted my first entry and you can read it here.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Prayer request

Please take a minute to pray for some friends of mine that I have yet to meet face to face. I am part of a Churchmedia forum and a family on there just lost their house due to fire. You can read about it here. Randy probably played a big part in saving his kids lives that night. Rachel is or is about to be discharged, but Randy and Noah are still not ready. Both though have been upgraded to serious condition.  


Saturday, December 03, 2005

Birthday Party

Well, the party went well. We had a Baby Einstein theme. Misty and her aunt spent about 6 or 7 hours fixing the cakes. The twins each had their own small cake that Colby decorated and they ate them as we expected. Gabe destroyed his eating it and Zach picked and ate piece by piece. Now, if you look through the photos on Flickr, you will see that Zach later on decided that his cake needed to be just crumbs so he crumbled it up pretty good.
After the cake, they got to open up their presents and it seemed that everything was a hit with them. Misty gave everyone a sheet of paper and envelope to write some comments and seal it up so they can open it up on their 18th birthday.
We haven't put up our Christmas Tree yet. We didn't want it to interfere with their party so I guess tomorrow we start dragging the tree out tomorrow after church.

Happy Birthday Zach and Gabe

Just wanted to post a quick Happy Birthday to my twins, Zach and Gabe. I will post some pictures later. One year old today (

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Jury excuse

I want to see this excuse out of jury duty. LOL

Paul's interview

A good friend of mine, Paul Podraza was recently interviewed by Church Production Magazine about his job at Mountaintop Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama. He put the interview on his blog. You should go read it and find out how God changed the direction of his career.

Failing Man 101

Well, I guess I failed Man 101 the other night. I was working on putting up our Christmas lights on the house when I went to grab my roll of duct tape and realized I don’t own any. How could I not own duct tape. I did find some electrical tape and that is working on a temporary basis. I will have to re-tape a couple of places once I get some.
This is our first place we have owned so I never felt comfortable putting up a lot of outside lights before this year so I never ran into this issue before. I also don’t own a ladder of any type so I was wondering how I would put up some icicle lights. I found a device at Lowe’s which contains a pole and come clips for the gutter. The clip screws onto the end of the pole and then the lights connect to the clip and then you reach the clip up to the gutter and slide the clip down onto the gutter and then unscrew the pole from the clip. Works pretty good. I tried to find it on the Lowe’s website, but couldn’t. Works pretty good.
I ended up putting 2 strands of icicle lights and a row of candy canes in front. I had a strand of lights for the window but they were not long enough so I may have to come back and put those in later. I did make arrangements to be able to add them later with no problems.