Friday, February 27, 2009

I am the father of a TEENAGER!

If you have followed my blog for awhile then you know that our son Bryan is a "leap day" baby...he was born February 29th, 1996. So this year he doesn't have a "real" birth date...but don't think for a moment that we don't celebrate! Usually the celebration lasts for an entire weekend!

Here's the plan for birthday:
-Family Birthday Dinner...Bryan chose to go to The Pub, one of his favorites!
-Afterward we went to the Guitar Center to look at drums, guitars, etc. Bryan bought a drum stick bag and several pair of drumsticks.


-This morning I took him to Starbucks before school...mmmmmmmmm good!
-Tonight several buddies from church are coming over for a par-tee! Pizza, video games, middle school boys humor, etc.


-Holly's mom and dad and Kristen (cousin) are coming over for more par-tee-ing.

My mom is currently away on a cruise, so when she returns the other half of our family will get together for yet another par-tee.

I love my boy...can't believe he's 3.25 years old. He's turning into a young man and I couldn't be any prouder of him.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Running for Ellie

Meant to get this on last night...BUT we had a family in our church who lost their home due to a fire. You can pray for the Johnston one was hurt, but just devastating.

All's the idea. You'll need to click "DOWNLOAD FILE" and type in a security deal. It's a PDF file that will then open up. Feel free to jump on board, no pressure...holler back with any questions:

Monday, February 16, 2009

An idea that's been brewing in my head...

-I'm still fine tuning it a bit...
-It involves our adoption of Ellie...
-It will involve some sweat...
-It could involve you...
-I've already been preparing...
-It involves endurance and commitment...

Got your mind wondering? I'll unveil the "IDEA" on Wednesday or Thursday, so stay tuned!

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Mute Math

I've been a fan of Mute Math since their conception...a few of the members used to be part of the band Earthsuit, they broke up and lead man Paul Meany started M.M. Bryan and I saw them live at Ichthus several years ago...really put on a great live show!

They've got a new EP that you can preview at Check it's good stuff.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Treat

Busy times since last post...but today is the Thursday Treat!

I was in a conversation yesterday about our favorite School House Rock brainer for me...I'm Just a Bill. What is your favorite?? Enjoy!

Friday, February 06, 2009

This is awesome!

Saw this story on the Today show this will bring a definite smile to your face.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Thursday Treat

Okay I'm going to try something a little different each Thursday. I'm going to give you a "treat." The "treat" might be a funny video to make you laugh (like today) or maybe an interesting picture, or maybe a cool link to a web site of sorts. Anyhow...enjoy today's Thursday Treat.

They actually threw the mascot out of the game! Sammy was thrown out of the game...listen how the commentators just keep it going, even a slow-mo replay!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


You know economic times are tough when comic strip characters lose their job! Dilbert lost his job...Dilbert!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Crazy Sunday

So...for the first time in TEN YEARS...I had the opportunity to watch the Superbowl in the comfort of my own home, along with a host of friends. You see we typically have a big Superbowl Party at the church and for the past ten years, that's where I've been. BUT, because of all that transpired last week with the ice storm and because the cable TV was knocked out at the church...we canceled and encouraged folks to invite folks over to their homes and enjoy the Superbowl there.

Great first half, I was very pumped for my Steelers...enjoyed halftime watching the Boss put on a great show...beginning of the third quarter...ZAP! Our power goes out. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I shouted. We lit the candles...everyone left...I had one of my former yutes text me play-by-play until the end. (Thanks Tate!)

Of course this morning going into the office everyone is talking about how great the game was...what a great second half...what a great catch by Holmes..."Hey Jeff did you see it? Did you see it?"

"NO" I said.