Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day Parade & Picnic

Here are pics from the Memorial Day parade and picnic. My church had a float with a whole bunch of percussion instruments and 11 guys playing them! It was a bunch of fun!

Here are the kids having fun before the parade started.

Every parade needs a purple roller blading monkey, right?

They passed out these drums to the people watching the parade. They are like the drums from the Karate Kid.

Our floats entourage!

Here is our float! We had two full drum sets, once partial set, a set of congas, 3 djembes, and a whole bunch of other stuff! It was a lot of fun!

That is me in the funk hat playing my djembe.

The picnic!

Here is our music pastor's cute little girl.

Here is my daughter with some of her friends.

Caleb enjoying the basketball game with one of his buddies.

The next Barry Bonds! Minus the steroids!



Sunday, May 28, 2006

It Has Been A While.....

A lot has happened lately and I have been really busy, so it has been a while since I have had a chance to blog.

This past Wednesday was Kent's last service at Rockpointe. It was such a cool service. They started it off with a funny video where they spliced clips from a message he spoke to make for some funny replies to questions he was "asked". I was laughing so hard.... Then a couple of students shared some personal comments about what Kent meant to them. And Kent then shared with us what he is going to be doing in Pittsburgh at Discovery Christian Church and it sounds so exciting, makes we want to pack my bags and join him. But we know that God wants us at Rockpointe for the foreseeable future! It was really cool to see the church honor Kent and send him off the right way. I love seeing churches get this right, because so many churches botch it.

Then on Thursday Kent came by my dad's shop, where I work and watched me work. It was pretty cool. I have enjoyed developing my friendship with him these past 6 months. And the weather was really nice, so I got to ride topless on the way home from work, for the first time this year! And in the evening we had practice for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday. We had a bunch of drums and whole lot of fun. And on the way to practice, I knew it was supposed to rain later that evening, but I figured I could ride to the churches building and then put my top up. As I was going dowen the expressway, I could see that it was starting to rain and rain HARD!!! So i just kept going and it rained very har don me for about a mile and a half. I just laughed the whole time!

Then Friday, we had some friends from church over for dinner and then went back to their place for dessert and a bon-fire. They live right near us, so it made it easy and they could put their little girl to bed and we could still hang out. It was a lot of fun.

And then Saturday I went and helped Kent pack up his U-Haul. It really sucks that I just started getting to knwo him and then God moves him away. I am happy knowing that he is doing what God wants him to do and that makes it just a little bit easier.

Sunday was a pretty relaxing day. Missed having Kent in youth group, but we remembered him when the clicker wouldn't work right! LOL But for the most part all I did was go to church and then relax at home. It was nice. Oh yeah and I created the album art for the churches podcast. Here it is.....

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Big Milestone!!!

My boy is getting big! He lost his first tooth today at school. He has had about 6 teeth that have been loose for over a month. So today at school he said it turned sideways and he just pulled it out. He is one tough cookie, I guess. My little buddy is growing up!

Oh yeah, and i almost forgot to add that Kimmy is now officially a soccer mom, with the AYSO window cling and all! On Saturday Caleb and I went and signed him up for soccer. He is sooooo excited!



Wednesday, May 10, 2006

And Number 5,000 Is.....

Kevin I.!!!! And that was his first visit to my blog! Hopefully, it will be his first of many! Congrats, Kevin!



Monday, May 08, 2006

Long Weekend.....

We had a friend come from Chicago to visit, so I haven't had much chance to blog this week or weekend because of that. But stay tuned for more deep thoughts!

But I did notice that I am dangerously close to having 5,000 visitors! If you are the magic number 5,000 (and didn't cheat!) Let me know. BTW, the counter is on the right hand side and looks like this....



Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Sad News....

Kimmy went to the doctors yesterday, because she has not been feeling well. She had a persistent cough for 4 weeks and went a few weeks ago and they did nothing. So yesterday when she went they checked her out and they gave her some nasal spray and an inhaler. Then they sent her across the street to the hospital, because of all the coughing her side hurts real bad and they wanted to get an x-ray to make sure she didn't break a rib or anything.

Well, when she was at the doctor's office she went to check out and pay her deductible and the lady behind the desk says that she sees that Kim still has her insurance through her husband's work. And kim said, "Yep."

Then the lady asks her if she wants to have another emergency contact person, so Kim said, "Yeah, put my mom on there" and gave her mom's phone number. Then the lady asks if she wants to add anyone else and she said that her mom and her husband should be fine and that I would be the best one.

The lady then says, "Oh, your married?"

Kim responded, "Yes, you said that my insurance was through my husband's work."

To which the lady says, "But it says here that your husband is deceased. I am guessing someone entered that in wrong."

So I am sad to tell Derek and KT that I can't be at their wedding, because I am dead!

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Monday, May 01, 2006

I Got Tagged!!!

I (A Meme)
By Adam McLane

I was tagged by Adam - who was tagged by Ryan - who was tagged by Len - who was tagged by Andy - who was tagged by Mindi - who was tagged by Renee - who was tagged by Bobbie

I AM: A husband, dad and youthworker at RSM

I WANT: To be a pastor to students

I WISH: Students would get God and put Him first in their lives.

I HATE: People who automatically blame teenagers, when they see something bad that has happened.

I LOVE: God, my wife, my kids, and student ministry

I MISS: Irresponsibility (have to agree with you, Adam.

I FEAR: Never getting a job as a pastor to students and having to work for my dad's company until I retire, but I have laid that one on God's altar.

I HEAR: My daughter talking non-stop while we watch "Deal or No Deal"

I WONDER: What is in a woman's purse; if the light really goes out when you close the refrigerator door; and if an atheistic, dyslexic, insomniac really lies awake all night wondering if there really is a dog.

I REGRET: Not being able to go to Israel a few years ago.

I AM NOT: At a weight that I would like to be.

I DANCE: With my wife to slow songs, or stupidly with friends.

I SING: Quite a bit, actually.

I CRY: Sometimes, but not as often as I would if I didn't hold it back. And I almost always cry at funerals and weddings.

I AM NOT ALWAYS: Serious at the right times (again I am with Adam on this one.)

I MAKE WITH MY HANDS: Broaches and mischief (especially with Colin )

I WRITE: Alot more lately than I used to.

I CONFUSE: Myself all the time.

I NEED: More free time and quiet time.

I SHOULD: Be blogging about something more important.

I START: Worrying about my kids becoming teenagers, especially my daughter and that will happen in about 4 years....

I FINISH: Most of my paperwork in the bathroom!

I'm tagging Derek, Kent and Amanda.

If you are one of those three and you do it, leave me a comment letting me know that you did.