Costco has everything

•December 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

We went to do our regular Costco shopping this morning and came home with one item I would have never imagined that they would carry at Costco, a Christmas Tree.

We have an artificial tree that we put up most years, but I really wanted a real tree this year and the Costco tree was a reasonable price. I brought it in the house and set it up this afternoon and the boys were excited. Here is a picture of what it looks like all decorated.

Given Costco’s generous returns policy, I wonder if they would let me bring it back in January for a refund? Don’t worry, I don’t think I’ll even try.

Such a helper

•November 30, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I just wanted to share a picture of Andy helping his mom peel potatoes for dinner tonight. He’s such a sweet kid and always want to help. Praying that his helpful heart never changes.

A lot to be thankful for

•November 26, 2009 • Leave a Comment

One of the many great things about the United States of America is that as a country we set aside a day every year to reflect on the many blessings that we have been given. Today is Thanksgiving day, and in spite of the struggles, God has blessed us so much.

Here’s a brief list of some of the things I’m thankful for today

A savior who is faithful even when I’m not.
A loving family, even if we don’t always get along.
My wife and best friend Micha.
Two wonderful boys, and baby #3 on the way.
Friends to share life with, both the ups and downs.
Our good health.
A job that I enjoy and provides for our needs.
A place to call home. It may not be fancy, but it fits us.

I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Don’t forgot to tell the people you love your thankful for them.

I’m gonna be sore tomorrow

•November 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

It’s still almost a week before Thanksgiving so I’m really excited to be able to head up to the pass today for my first day of snowboarding for the season. Given how early it is, I wasn’t too surprised to see a few bare spots, but overall conditions were very reasonable. The best part was that lines were short and the roads were clear.

For the first day of the season I think I did well, but I’m sure that I’ll feel it tomorrow.

A date night to Switchfoot

•November 17, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Well, Micha wasn’t able to make the Switchfoot show at Qdoba and I had so much fun that we decided to take a little trip to Oklahoma City for the full show. And since nana and papa offered to watch the boys for the night, it was just the two of us.

The show was great, they played the entire Hello Hurricane album start to finish and then put on a show with some of their older songs. We had such a good time that we are seriously considering getting tickets to the show they just announced in Seattle in January.

Switchfoot unplugged

•November 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I got a nice surprise today. While reading my tweets this morning I discovered that one of my favorite bands, Switchfoot, was playing a live acoustic show at lunch at the Qdoba just a mile or two down the street. My father-in-law and I took the boys down for lunch and then I went to watch the live show.  It was an intimate show, I would guess around 80 people, and afterwards I got them to autograph my copy of Hello Hurricane.

When we were planning out trip to Tulsa Micha and I had talked about driving down to the Switchfoot concert in OKC, and after hanging out at the live acoustic show I’m even more excited to try to head off to OKC tonight and catch the full show.

Andy’s first wedding

•November 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment

So, the primary purpose for our trip to Oklahoma was for a wedding. And yes, Andy did participate. His uncle asked him to be the ring bearer, so when we got to town I took him over to get his tux fitted. Doesn’t he look so grow-up?

We had the rehearsal last night and Andy got to meet the two flower girls that he would be walking down the aisle with. As we left, I asked him What the girls names were and he said he didn’t know. My response, “first thing tomorrow you need to ask their names. No son of mine is walking down the aisle with a girl if he doesn’t at least know her name.”

The ceremony was today and he did a great job. It didn’t hurt that he had both of his uncles on stage to help him out. It was a nice service and we did manage to get a few pics.