Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year !!

Well another year has come and just about gone so I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New year. As I look back over my blog I see some good things that happened in my life along with some sad moments. I didn't really see anything bad that happened. Thanks to God for that.

Some of the highlights over the past year.

In March, had a nice day out with the family and then the weekend after that, my parents watched the boys while Misty and I went to the Smokies for an anniversary weekend. Log Cabin Pancake House and Wonder Works was two of the highlights of the trip. It's always good to get away and we are working on our trip for 2008 already. :)

In April, learned one of the pains of owning a house. During the first part of spring, got out the water hose and forgot to disconnect it during a cold snap and had a busted water pipe :)

Got to take Colby to another Lexington Legends baseball game along with a donuts with dad day at preschool.

In June, went on a huge family vacation with my family to Myrtle Beach. It was a great trip and even managed to squeeze in a date night with Misty to Margaritaville. Hey, it was five o'clock somewhere :)

July started the big changes for our family. After lots of searching and interviewing, I was offered a job back in Richmond for the city as a deskside support person. I get to do a lot more than that though. I have brought a new mail server online which replaced our iMail server. We went with Zimbra, an open source package that was just purchased by Yahoo earlier this year. We are looking to replace our Exchange server in the long run with it.

In August, Colby started Kindergarten. He is growing so fast and is so smart. He get assigned homework which challenges him more so his teacher keeps him on his toes.

Also got to take a mini vacation to the Smokies with entire family again.

The sad part of the year was back in February when a friend of mine since first grade passed away. Went down for the visitation and funeral. Met some friends that I hadn't seen since probably high school. Sad times for all of us. It was a rough couple of days.

Anyway, here's to 2008. Happy New Year everyone.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Just waiting on some bread to finish baking for tomorrow morning so I thought I would take a second and wish everyone a Merry Christmas :)


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Vote for which book I read next

Thanks to some early Christmas money, I was able to buy some books I have been wanting to read. I couldn't find The Blogging Church or In the Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day at the book store I was at but I did purchase five books. Now which one do I read first. Well, I think I will leave that up to you. I have been debating on it for the last couple of days so I thought I would just put up a poll. So, come on over to the blog and vote. It's over in the right hand site. :)


Monday, December 17, 2007

Jon Weece for Kentucky’s most intriguing newsmaker

The local newspaper has a poll going for Kentucky’s most intriguing newsmaker of the year. Our Senior Pastor is in the running after the Comair 5191 memorial service earlier this year. Jon's part of the service was special in that he didn't say a word but used posterboard and put simple words or phrases to covey his thoughts. If you feel inclined, please vote for him :)

Vote here


Sunday, December 09, 2007

Happy Birthday C64

For the record, I have never had a Commodore 64, but I can't deny the impact this pc had on the teche generation. I grew up in a Radio Shack environment so I always had a TRS-80 computer in one version or another for most of my childhood. From a Color Computer to a Model 3/4 to some of the first PC based laptops Tandy put out.

I took several computer classes while in school learning basic programing well before I finished high school. In fact, I wrote a mailing label program for my parents business in basic. For the most part that program was easy except for the what seemed like a million read/data lines of code to get the UPS zones correct for the shipping to places we didn't ship to a lot.

Having those computers in front of me since I was about 8 years old for sure made a big impact in my career despite the fact I tried to run away from it while in college. I started college wanting to be a pharmacist and ended up with a journalism degree. After working for the paper in Richmond, I seen how computers were my future. I just couldn't stay away and was always drawn to supporting them.

So, Happy Birthday Commodore 64.


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Happy Birthday boys

Originally uploaded by dljordaneku.

The twins are now three. Well almost. Monday is their birthday but we have been celebrating all weekend. Chuck E. Cheese last night and a family birthday tonight. Their uncle will be over on Sunday and Monday is Build a Bear workshop night. They have been waiting to go there since summer. The biggest highlight of the night is when they opened their guitars and Gabe finally getting bubblegum. We told them they couldn't have any until they turned three. So everyone of course got them bubble gum and my parents got them a bubble gum bank.

Having twins over the last three years has been a challenge but it's been worth it. The boys are so different it's not even funny. They each have their own personally and we love them for it. When we found out we were having twins, we didn't know what to think but we made it so far. There were nights that first year that we didn't know how were going to make it. Gabe especially we so difficult at nights. He grew so much and ate so much that it must have been painful for him at times. We kept them on the same feeding schedule and sometimes at night we hated waking him up to eat. We got plenty of late night television. You know, those record sets for music that no body wants and tv shows that you had forgotten you had watched when you were a kid.

Anyway, now it's time for Christmas. I guess I will start on the outside lights this week and maybe even put the tree up tomorrow. We will see.