Sunday, February 28, 2010

Brian Reagan

This guy is one of the best in my book. We laughed so hard last night that I was in tears! Enjoy this clip:

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bryan's Birthday Weekend!

Our son Bryan will officially turn 3 1/2 this weekend...he'll be 14 in people years! Yep, his birthday is on Leap Day and it's really hard to believe that he will be 14.

The time has flown by...I hope that I've been able to savor all moments with him. He's turning into a young man...voice is changing, we are trying to give him more responsibility, he's even starting to take me down when we wrestle!

Plans for the celebration?? Going to Louisville sometime on Saturday, we're staying with mom for the night. Dinner will be at Hard Rock Cafe downtown Louisville...after dinner we are going to the Brown Theater to see Brian Reagan. Brian Reagan is a really great comedian who literally makes me laugh just by looking at him. He's been a favorite of ours for we all are pretty stoked about the night.

Bryan, I love you...I love doing our "Dad and Lad" times together...I love playing video games with you, wrestling, playing name it, I love our time together. The most important thing that I pray over you for is that you would be a Godly young man who lives his life as a testimony to God...I pray that you see that in your dad, that is what I'm striving for each and every day! You are my #1 son (and your response to that is always, "Dad...I'm your only son!") I love you!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Federal Adoption Tax Credit

Been trudging through our tax returns over the past week or so. A GREAT bonus for us will be the federal adoption tax credit. This has made adoptions affordable for so many people. BUT...the tax credit is set to expire in December 2010 unless Congress votes to continue it.

The idea is to see this tax credit become a permanent deal.

What can YOU do???

Email or call your senators and congressmen:

Write your U.S. Representative
Write your U.S. Senator

It only takes a few minutes to do AND prayerfully it will allow families to continue to help make adoption a little easier financially.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Agenda

Typically I'm off on Fridays...I like that...It's great way to begin the weekend. It's also a great opportunity for Ellie and I to spend some time together, since she doesn't go to the sitter on Friday's. So what's our agenda? Here it is, almost hour-by-hour:

6:30am - Wake Up
7:30am - Take Bryan to school
8:15am - Daddy/Daughter Bagel Day (Pannera...mmmm good!)
9:00am - Watch Dora the Explorer with Ellie
9:30am - We are cleaning house...literally.
11:45am - Lunch
12:30pm - Nap time (for Ellie)
12:30pm - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Hey gotta play a little in life!)
1:30pm - TBA
3:00pm - Holly and Bryan come home
5:30pm - Going to Chicago Pizza in Lexington (mmmmm good!)
8:30pm - Watching some Olympics, maybe video games with Bryan, Ellie is in bed
11:30pm-ish - BED!

Not a bad day in store. Love spending time with my family...MUST protect that time with them and always make the most of it.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

You blew're done!

I've really enjoyed watching the Olympics the past couple of days...there's something exciting when you hear that bass thumping Olympic theme, know what I'm talking about? Bom, Bom, Bom, Bom...da, da, dadadadum...

I'm a fan of the short track, skiing and snowboarding...maybe even a little curling! I enjoy some more than others! But Jeff what about ice skating? hmmmmm...I enjoyed watching the whole Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan fiasco! Does that count?

I did notice something the other night when Holly and I were watching the men's ice skating...notice I was watching with my wife. One of the skaters was in the middle of their routine and took a spill. Immediately commentators started with "Well, he's finished!" "His dreams have come to an end!" "It will be four more years of waiting!" Dang, thanks for the encouragement!

It struck me though...when skaters make one mistake, knowing that the mistake probably cost them a do they go on? It looks like most of them just suck it up and move on, as if nothing happened. But I'm sure that has to be lingering in their mind, "All that practice and I fell...what if I fall again." I think that takes a great deal of courage to continue even after one complete the routine with integrity.

*I love what 1 John 1:9 says...
*I'm glad when we make a mistakes that God doesn't say "You blew're done!"
*And even when we do blow it...God gives us great courage and strength to continue on...but we have to receive that forgiveness and not waller in the mud.
*Enjoy the rest the Olympics!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Check this out

Another great post from my beautiful wife...go here to check it out.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


I love this show...

Starts TONIGHT!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mosaic Ministry

Our church started a new ministry back in August...more like revamped a current ministry. We live in a college town (Eastern Kentucky University) which means there are 13,000+ students on our backyard.

So we started a new class/ministry called Mosaic. It sounds trendy but I think it does justice describing us. Mosaic is a ministry for those who are 18-29 year olds. I know that's a wide range, but it seems to be working, granted our group is made up of mainly college students.

Me and my friend Wayne are tag teaming this class...I teach and he heads up the in/out reach.

I love teaching...more than that I love teaching this group. I've grown and learned a great deal from them, but I think that's the way it always works.

There are plenty more to reach...I think a college campus is one of the greatest mission fields on the planet. Come join the Mosaic!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's my Valentine...

I love her dearly...
She's my best friend...
We are having a weekend get away in Louisville...

Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stoked about some Olympics

I love the Winter Olympics...right down to the curling! This Friday is the opening ceremonies...Holly and I are planning on watching them together. We even have some friends who are missionaries in Vancouver and they'll be working the games.

What's your favorite event??

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I wonder...

if Captain Phil Harris had ever confessed Jesus as Lord of his life. I've been a fan of the Deadliest Catch every since it started. I'm not sure what is so intriguing about a documentary of men fishing for crab on the Bering Sea...but dang, it's such a cool show.

I like most of the ships and their captains/crews:
-Sig Hansen and the Northwestern
-Johnathan Hillstrand and the Time Bandit

and of course
-Phil Harris and the CorneliaMaria

Phil is survived by his two sons Jake and Josh who were deckhands on the boat. He was a pretty gruff man who smoked like a chimney and cursed like a...captain of a boat?

When I heard this news of him dying from a stroke...the first thing a thought about was his eternal home. Did anyone ever tell him about Jesus? The gospel story? About what Jesus did for him on the cross?

I just wonder.