Friday, January 25, 2008

Another step...a BIG step!

My family has been on a new journey in life...may know that we are in the process of adopting a little girl from Vietnam. Today we are having the first part of our home we've been gathering paperwork, getting doctors notes, getting things notarized...which leads us to today’s visit.

The thought of a little girl running around our home has been beyond exhilarating…it’s been hard to visualize, but every “next step” that we take, the more exciting it becomes as things begin to come in to fruition.

Last weekend Bryan and I had some ‘dad and lad’ time playing Halo 3 online…we played for hours! Holly has asked a couple of times, “Are you going to have some ‘daddy/daughter dates.’ That’s an easy one…oh yea! But I’m sure the make up of our ‘play dates’ will be different. Any words of wisdom from dad’s who have daughters??

We covet your prayers as our journey continues…we’ll keep ya posted.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

I cannot wait for this!

I've been a HUGE U2 fan since highschool...I saw them live at Rupp Areana back in 1987. This has been hyped up for the past several months...I cannot wait...I'll be there!


Friday, January 18, 2008

This is my kind of dancing!

In rebuttal to Holly's post about me dancing like Carlton from the Fresh Prince...I give you this!

Can't believe what my wife said about me!

My wife, who is a newbie blogger wrote this one about me...I think I'm more of a Michael Jackson / Patrick Swayze dancer!

BUSY week & American Idol

Ever have one of those weeks where at the beginning you have it all mapped have your "to-do" list for each day, each tasks is very important?? The the week begins and your list of "to-do's" is never touched?? That was this week! A very good week, but busy with other things than my list. Oh well...the list will carry over to next week!

A new note...

Anybody watching American Idol?? Of course my favorite time of the show are the auditions, which usually go for a few weeks. We laughed HARD Tuesday and's my absolute favorite so far!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Divine appointments?

Today is Friday and it's my 'day off'...after I dropped Bryan off at school I had to get the van checked out for some minor repairs. I was in the waiting area sipping on some coffee and reading a Consumer Report mag, when this elder man walked in. He of course was there getting his truck fixed (duh it's a garage!)...and we started up a conversation.

This man's name is Ronnie and he told me all kinds of stories about his life...he told me about a car that he had bought 10 years ago and then turned around and sold it (this was a very detailed story, that I just got cracked up about how long it took to tell it, but it was interesting!) I leaned about his life when he joined the army and where he served, why he left, he shared about injuries, his marriages, his children, his politics, social security, etc. He kept using the phrase how "it's all messed's all going to hell." Again, he was very open and honest about his feelings about everything...

At one point he started talking about the church and pastors...he said something like, "they're all hypocrites...people saying one thing and doing another...just burns me up!" (I didn't offer what I do or where I work!) He did retract and said some pastors were okay! (Wheww!)

He summed up his life by saying, "Someone must be watching over me up all I've been through I'm still here!" And that's when I felt a door opened up to let him know that "someone" was watching and wants to know him and have a life changing relationship with him.. I didn't break out a big ole' KJV bible and start thumping...but I shared Jesus with him. He mentioned he went to church on Sunday nights with his wife, but being a Christian wasn't for him. Yet, he kept on using phrases like, "I pray all the time" or "this is what I think the Bible says."

When the van was ready and fixed our conversation began to come to a close. I don't know if Ronnie gave his life to Christ after I left...I encouraged him to keep going to church with his wife, learning about who and what this incredible God is all about.

I made me a new friend today because our van needed some repairs...divine appointment?? I don't know...I like to think that all conversations that we have with people are divine appointments, or at least have the potential to be so. Please don't hear this as boasting...I give God all the glory for this opportunity today, it charges me to always be ready to give a reason for the hope that lies within me.

Pray for Ronnie...that his eyes would be open to God!

This is just cool...

I understand this guy stood for NINE hours in making this video!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Friday Fam Night

Last night was a "Friday Fam Night." Here's how it played out...

-I cooked a scrumptious chicken dinner on the grill, very healthy, very good!
-We hopped in the truck and headed for Lexington...Hamburg area.
-Over Christmas I scored a $100 Best Buy card at our staff Christmas party...I love Best Buy.
-Bought a Interface for my I can play it without a transmitter in my truck. The only problem is, I don't have my techy, suave installer friend (G-ron)to help put it in...I'll try on my own I guess.
-Went to Petsmart to look at cats, dogs, hamsters and other rodents.
-Went to Target for a few things...
-Then we had about 50 minutes to kill before our movie began, so we went to McDonalds for a drink.
-Saw the movie "I am Legend." I like Will Smith...loved the trailers to this movie, but it was just 'okay'...not bad, but not an academy award winner.
-Came home...went to bed!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Friday & goals for 2008

I took Bryan to school this morning...I really love taking B to school. Sometimes we'll rock out to some tunes on the way, sometimes he'll try and catch a few more Z's, sometimes we'll make a Starbucks stop. However we arrive, I just enjoy starting my day with strikes me every now and then that he is 11 going on 18! So, I want to really savor and soak in moments like these, I won't always have them.

Next topic:

Goals for 2008! I like to think of myself as a goal setter...having something to work towards helps my motivation, plus I want to try and stretch myself in my goals. So here are just a few that I'm working towards for 2008 (no particular order):

-learn to speak Spanish
-make more life memories with Holly and Bryan
-Live life more on the offense
-Read more books
-begin running again (I haven't been able to do as much since knee surgery)
-make more efforts to spend time with friends
-shoot a 79 in golf!
-Learn how to Ballroom dance (already started on this one! Go here and see!)
-That this time next year we'll have a little girl in our family (adopting!)
-Be more community minded in ministry
-Be more REAL and RELEVANT in my relationship with Jesus Christ...I want my life to be a life of worship to bring Glory to His name.

There ya go...that's just a few. I think they are attainable, yet able to stretch me out just a bit. Feel free to hold me accountable!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Everything's Okay & Randomness

Went to a cardiologist in Lexington this afternoon...after an EKG, Stress test, etc. they concluded that I do have a heart and that nothing is wrong with it. Still don't know why I had the chest pains...but better to err on the side of safety. My dad died of a heart attack back in 2000, so anytime anything 'heart' related comes up...get it checked out!

Here's some randomness...

-We had some snow on Tuesday night, so Bryan has been taking advantage of it as much as he can. Here's a few shots of him in the backyard on his "make shift" snowboard (an old skateboard without wheels). I'm hoping we'll catch more snow this winter, it's been a LONG time since we've seen anything serious.

-Last week I drove out to Russellville (past Bowling Green) to pick up our newest addition to the Prosser household. They did a nice job I think...still kinda odd getting used to a dead animal on the wall.

Happy New Year

I know it's January 3rd, the new year has already taken off...but I've been just a wee bit busy and really not in the blogging mood (blogger's block??)

Today is the first day back to school for Bryan after the Christmas break...actually they were to start back yesterday, but some snow actually fell Tuesday night and shut things down on Wednesday. So it was nice to have one more day off with B.

We didn't have a real eventful new years...we went to some dear friends of ours, Mike and Sherri Eckler's...played some Cranium and cards...had a little toast at midnight, went home.

Tuesday night Holly, B and I were playing some cards around 9:30pm...and dang if I began to have some chest pains. Wasn't sure what to think about them at first...Holly could tell something was wrong. Nothing really huge, but it was definitely uncomfortable. So we took a trip over to the ER to get it checked out...all test came back negative. So this afternoon I'm going to go and see a cardiologist to find out what the deal is. I'd appreciate any and all prayers...I'll keep ya posted.

Happy New Year!