Thursday, October 28, 2004

86 years

Well last night myself and millions of people saw something that very well no one alive may have seen before. The Red Sox win the World Series. If you think about it, the last time they won in 1918 it was not broadcasted in anyway. The only people to see them win in 1918 were the people at Fenway park. To have been taken to the game you would probably had to be at least 8 or 10. So only the 94 + year olds who were in Fenway 86 years ago saw that happen. So there is a good chance we all something that no one else alive had ever seen before.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Seromon Preperation

Well I am called upon to preach this Sunday. Kevin will be in Argentina and on Halloween day and 2 days before a presidential election I will be preaching to our church. I don't think my sermon will touch on either of those two topics. I will probably be preaching on Isaiah 40:31. I have always liked the verse and like many Christians have a wall hanging with a picture of a flying eagle and the verse on it. But what is the whole story behind verse? That is what I am hoping to find and talk about this week. Pray for me.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Great Weekend cont..

The last blog was getting a little long so I thought I would make a second one for Sunday. I am an associate at a church that has just celebrated its one year anniversary. In case you didn't read the One Year blog. Yesterday we had 53 in church. But that was not the exciting part. Because a majority of those 53 won't be back and if we were not there would have been in church someplace anyways.

However there were 10 -12 who would not have been in church. Out of that 10 -12, we had a person who has been going through some tough times who said to the pastor that the sermon really spoke to him. Out of the 10-12, we had 2 guys greet each other who are not too fond of each other outside of church. And out of the other 40 some people, we had a kid from Romania who found a church home that is almost EXACTLY like his church at home (in Romania!!) who wants to help and play guitar for our service.


A Great Weekend

Yes, I do work at an internet company with full time access to the internet. But since I work here 40 hours a week I don't have as much to blog about. As opposed to those who get to sit in really cool classes all day and get to take trips to Argentina. (Re: to the comment on my previous blog if you are confused)

Now that that is out of the way. This last weekend was great. Amber, Anna and I went to get and had Amber's bi-annual check up for her ring to keep up the warranty and did some shopping. We tried to go to "Once Upon a Child". But they were too expensive and one of the employees came in from her lunch and announced what a great sale Old Navy was having. So we put our stuff down from there and walked over to Old Navy where they had 50% off their clearance prices. I bought some shirts for .98 and 1.50 and a fleece for $6. And we bought Anna a couple of long sleeve onsies and pants. All in all we bought 10 items for $30. Some great deals.

Then on the way home we stopped at this great little farmer's market that sells pumpkins and stuff and bought some pumpkins. At the market they give kids hay rides, they have a maze of hay and a maze in the corn field. It is just a really neat place to go and take your kids to have fun and take their pictures. We are probably going to go back next weekend.

Plus while we were there Anna made me feel really special. A really loud truck drove by and made quite a racket and it scared Anna. She ran over to me and clung on to my leg for protection.

WOW! What a feeling to know you are the protection for your precious little girl.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

She thinks she is the next American Idol

Celebrating a Church Year !!

Well this past weekend our church celebrated its one year birthday. It was actually on the 12th a year ago that we first had people from the community come and join our church. We had two people from the community who have really been touched by the church give their testimonies, they were really good. Then when Kevin preached he used Anna and another girl from the church as examples through out his sermon. It was pretty funny.

We then had lunch together and had a good time of fellowship. I will try to load the picture of Anna from the lunch where she got up on stage with the mike and thought she was on American Idol. It's really cute.

Then last night Anna did something really funny. She was in the kitchen by herself for awhile. I called her to come out in the living room with Amber and I. She finally strolled out of the kitchen very nonchalant. She then noticed the extra napkin from dinner laying on the coffee table. (Coffee table? what a strange name, we don't even drink coffee, its more like a Pepsi table...anyway) So she takes the napkin and heads back to the kitchen. It is at this point a light bulb goes off over my head.

She knows what napkins are for, she has made enough messes to figure it out. It then occurs to me that she has probably made a mess again and is quietly trying to clean it up herself. (She is only 18 months by the way.) Sure enough I follow her into the kitchen and she has left her sippy cup tipped over long enough to have dripped out a good size puddle and she had by that time already unfolded the napkin and began to clean up.

She is soooo funny. I love her so much. Whether it is her animal sounds, trying to sing the alphabet song of which she knows A,B,C, E,E,E ....I!... , or asking for three tisses (that's kisses to us) before laying down to go night night, she is always bring me joy.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Only 9 Weeks

Well we miscalculated. We were only at exactly 9 weeks along yesterday. Apparently you cannot really hear the heartbeat until 10 weeks. So now we wait until next month to hear it. But despite not hearing the heartbeat the tests and the doctor says that everything seems to be going well. Our due date has been set for May 18. Which will probably be here before I know it or am ready.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Pizza Hut

Just had a great lunch with the guys at the Hut. Ron, Ben, Aaron and I all had lunch today. Kevin must have forgot? It was a great time. Aaron and Ron weren't even going to make it orginially. Those two together always make it funnier. Oh the things we talk about.

Well in about an hour and half, well two hours with the half hour wait in the waiting room, I should be hearing the heartbeat of my second child. :-)

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

And here she is at one.

Here is Anna in Easter of 2003

Columbus Day

Well today is one of my best friend's birthdays. Did I send him even a card? Nope. I will call him before the day is out. I miss my friends from Delaware. I am currently in Ohio, but originally from Delaware where many of my friends and family are. I miss going to the beach and eating Grotto's Pizza, pumkin chuckin, and milder winters.

Well anyway. Tomorrow is the big day. I go to lunch at Pizza Hut with the guys. But more importantly my wife and I go to the doctor to hear our new baby's heartbeat. I hope I am as excited this time as I was when we heard Anna's for the first time.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Death of Superman

Yesterday Superman died. The man who brought the superhero, Superman, alive to my generation, Christopher Reeves, died yesterday. I am a huge fan of the Superman franchise. I loved the movies and I am a big fan of the show Smallville. The show pays homage to the history of Superman. They have had Christopher Reeves on the show and have named multiple characters after creators and former illustrators of the comics.

I do not know enough about stem cell research at this time to make a comment on it. But I do know that C.R. was a great advocate for it and that regardless if you are for or against it, one has to admire the dedication that he put into it.

I heard that the average life span for someone with Reeves condition is 7 years, he managed to make it 9. He was not made of steel, he could not leap over a building in a single bound, but he still seemed to be a Super Man!

Friday, October 08, 2004

Pic of me

this is me ( 10 years ago by the way)

Isaiah 40

31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wing like eagles:
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

I place my hope in you Lord, please renew my strength. Amen

Thursday, October 07, 2004


One of my very good friends just showed me the sonagram pictures from his wife's appointment. He showed the A and B marking both of the babies. TWINS!! I am so excited for him. Although I am not sure just how excited he is? I think I would be really scared if our appointment next week they told us that? (Crossing fingers for just one, and a boy)

GMail anyone?

Anyone interested in a gmail account? It is google's new email service with a gig of storage. It is not yet open to the public. You can currently only get one through an invite from someone who has it. I have a couple more. They sell for a dollar on ebay. The first two to leave a comment under this posting with their name and email address I will send in an invite to. No catch. Just trying to be nice to those who take the time to read my blogs.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

X Prize

I watched history in the making yesterday. Okay so it wasn't Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. But it was still pretty incredible. It is the kind of stories you hear them talk about on Star Trek. Stories that were always Sci-Fi until now. I tried to get my daughter to watch, but the significance of it all was lost on an 18 month old.

Sure there are bigger more important problems in the world then commercial space flight. But it was still pretty cool to stop and look at the sky and for a moment turn our attention away from all that is going on down here.

Reniassance Festival

I forgot that last Wedsnday I mentioned I was going to the festival. It was a lot of fun. The jousting as always was the best, followed neck and neck with the food. It was fun, but I think it would be more fun if I was in costume. Plus this one was not as interactive as other festivals I have been to.
Other festivals have had a lot more "characters". People who walked around and interacted with you. I had maybe 3 people speak to me in the Old English. But for the most part I enjoyed the atmosphere and the beef stew in a bread bowl. But next time I am defintely going in costume!