Thursday, December 21, 2006

He's Coming to town...

Even if their rotten all year, they know how to pull off the sweetness at the last minute. Well, I guess their never really rotten. But they've sure stepped up the goodness lately.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Good Will Towards Men

I was pretty proud to be a part of the Christmas carolers that went out from our church Brookline Church of Christ the other day. (Man, I’ve got to update that site sometime). It was mainly little kids and it was great to see the old faces light up at the sounds and sights of children singing “You would even say it glows, LIKE A LIGHTBULB!” But December is always a pretty hectic time with 3 birthdays in our family and when to visit who when, and where and how. But when you get to see some joy passes from innocent young to hurting elderly, it kind of gets you in the chest like a bucket of KFC.
Another person who has always been big on spreading joy and good will to all men is my friend Bryan. He’s a missionary and is currently at film school in New Zealand trying to spread the word through film in the future in new and different ways. Check in on him and I think you’ll be impressed.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


So I haven’t said much lately, partly because life has been pretty full with work, birthdays, weather, and that kind of stuff. But I was thinking a lot about how opposite I am with my wife. Well, maybe not opposite, I mean, I like music and she doesn’t hate it, but we’ll both like the same group or album or whatever and I’ll want to skip past the lame songs and those are her favorite and then she’ll try and skip past my favorites. The only Metallica songs she really likes are the ones that put me to sleep and my favorite Cranberries song is the one that annoys her to death.
I like to play chess and clue and monopoly and texas hold-em and she likes to play sudoku and freecell and solitaire. I love the Airplane movies and Blazing Saddles and want to watch them over and over because they get better every time, she’s not quite so simple though. Once she’s seen a movie it’s in her brain just fine and she doesn’t feel the need to replay it endlessly and cackle on the floor like an idiot.
But then again there’s a ton of things that really matter that we are the same on. We love our kids and we love our time away from them. We both are sarcastic and like to mock stupidy and people who are full of themselves. We both like our coffee the same way which is far more convenient than it sounds. Neither one of us had the happy happy joy joy Harding University experience and I’m glad I’m not the only person who thought it was a self-inflicted prison camp with great people.
So, I guess I should keep her, or rather, beg her to keep me.
So here’s to you babe, love ya!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanks Arizona

So we’re back from the beautiful state of Arizona and a great time was had by all. The kids road the train to the Grand Canyon and we saw signs of elk and then actual elk. My sister Angie was a great tour guide and hostess. Like most of our fancy vacations, this was a parent-sponsored event which we highly recommend. Sunrise and sunset at the Canyon was incredible and it was a great to be a tourist and just enjoy the time.