Monday, December 13, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Great Granddad holding Owen's little feet.
This video is so incredible! All the lite brite images were done by hand. It took 2,150 man hours, 700,000 pegs, 83 friends and 148 pizzas to make this insane video. What's even more amazing is that there is no computer animation or digital effects.
I didn't have a lite brite as a kid and now I really want one. Owen totally needs one.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
We are having so much fun with him! That's why it's taken me so long to post this 'cause I've been so busy hanging out with our precious kid. My mom came down for a visit and took these pictures. Enjoy!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Ray and I had already gone to bed when I realized that I forgot to put up our supper of pinto beans and cornbread. Which was really good, by the way. So I jumped up and went to put it all away. I was trying to get the beans in a freezer bag 'cause I've been freezing stuff for after Owen is born. As I was dumping it in the bag, I thought, "this seems like such a bad idea." It was. The bag tipped over and spilled bean juice all over myself and the floor. Ray heard a splash and a gasp and he jumped out of bed. He thought my water had broken! I was just standing there in a puddle of beans and we both started laughing so hard. As we were mopping, Ray said, "You don't always make the best decisions, do you?" I can honestly say that he is right. I usually realize in the middle of doing something that it's a really bad idea. But then it's too late and I'm covered in bean juice! Oh well, it usually makes for a funny story.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
This week's featured artist is Butterfly Boucher. Yes, that is her real name. Seriously. She has an interesting voice and is an incredible musician, too.
This video is great. The weird dancing is my favorite. I like that she doesn't take herself very seriously. Enjoy!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
So I had an idea to start featuring some of my favorite and less well known musicians on here each week. Hopefully they will be new to most of you that read this and you can find new favorites.
This week is Matthew Perryman Jones. He is incredible. His voice and his songwriting abilities leave me stunned and smiling. While I realize this video is full of running mascara, just listen to how great his voice is. I can't help but smile. MPJ is a Nashville artist and my brother has played with him quite a bit lately. I got to meet him last year and he hung out and talked to me for a really long time.
The bottom line is, if you don't like this, you don't have good taste in music. That's all there is to it.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Nothing beats drinking coffee in a rocking chair early in the morning out in the country.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
When Ray got home from work Zorak was still hanging out upsidedown on the wall and I asked him to kindly remove him as I hid inside. Ray came back in and told me he tried to "golf" him out with a rolled up magazine but accidentally knocked his head off. Oops!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
1. "Wow, you're huge!"
-Seriously? You think I don't already know that?
2. "Epidurals are so dangerous, you had better not get any medicine during labor. In fact, you should have your baby at home because hospitals can be dangerous."
-I bet there are many things that I could point out about you that are not healthy but is it my place to tell you about this? Nope, so I will keep my mouth shut. You should too.
3. "Are you sure there aren't twins in there?"
-Yep, I'm pretty sure.
4. "Can I see your belly?"
-Under no circumstances will I lift up my shirt and allow you to look at my bare baby home. Well, unless you are Dr. Smith.
5. "Oh, you're gonna need a c-section."
-I literally had a stranger tell me that today because I'm too petite to have a baby the normal way. No thank you, I'd rather not have major surgery unless I really need it.
6. "Wow, September is a long way off and you're gonna be SO hot in the summer!"
-I could probably wring a quarter cup of sweat from the pits of my shirt right now. I'm aware of the heat.
7. "Have you had that baby yet?"
Friends, please do not ever say these things to a pregnant woman. We already feel giant, and hot; there is no need to remind us of our current state.
Feel free to add your own!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The nursery is finished and all that's missing is a baby. I'll post some pictures of that on here soon. It's pretty cute and is completely void of baby blue, cartoons, bears, cars or trains. That makes me happy. I don't know what the kid will want later in life but until then, he has a modern baby room.
Monday, June 28, 2010
I'm so proud of my wife. She not only has an incredible voice, but a real gift for leading people into worship - to experience the awesome power of Christ. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to try out the video camera on my new iPhone 4 (which is way cool). So, I recorded Monica singing the song Lord of Lords by Hillsong. Thankfully for me, Monica didn't know that I was recording this song at church or I would have been in trouble. I just feel so incredibly lucky to have a wife that is as passionate about the Lord as I am. It's really cool.
So, here's the video that I made on my iPhone. Enjoy.