January 10, 2009
January 9, 2009
My trip yesterday, in highlights:
- Right after I left home a semi jackknifed and clsosed my freeway.
- Met some cool folks in Chicago and we discussed the fact that some airplane needed to have oxygen loaded in. We wondered if the little masks had dropped down on the earlier flight, hilarious!
- Meetings went well with my customer.
- Trip back I saw a woman that was on the flight from Chicago, she went to Greensboro to get a cat. I thought that they could all be gotten at the shelter. I have been corrected, please don't bother now.
- The timing worked out that I could jump ahead a flight and I got home 2 hours early.
- Called my one brother, and through a tough/rotten connection I found out that Dave and Jack had dinner.
It's snowing again. Just a statement.
Holly left us.
Sure, I'm hard to live with, but she left us!
OK, it's a Womens' retreat and she's a leader and leading worship/singing, but she left us.
I"ll figure it out, but SPAM may be involved. Who knows.
Rockford made the Grand Rapids paper again, the stories are about Hush Puppy Shoes, the city and a commentary. Click the link to see what was said, otherwise trust me to assure you that it was all good, Rockford truly is a special place to raise a family.
Below is the photo of the day. If you know the people, shout out the names, the prize is a great as you would expect, bragging rights and you get mentioned in this wildly popular blog.
Someone has a birthday fast approaching. A current photo would be better than what I have, trust me. ;-)
Go in God's peace.
January 7, 2009
Thanks for the good wishes for Spencer, you are an awesome support group and I thank you for that too.
Sorry, no photo, maybe while I travel back, who knows.
Have a great day!
January 6, 2009
January 5, 2009
The following shot was taken by Holly the other night. She was working on her Worship Music set for the women's retreat that is this upcoming weekend. And I, in a frenzy brought on by being at a concert, Holly singing, wanted to call out my appreciation. But I didn't have a lighter or my cell phone and so I flipped open my laptop and cried out for "Freebird", that classic song by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It got a laugh, but not the song. Maybe next time.
January 4, 2009
This is from Christmas when he was a senior in high school.
He and David made a visit to Rockford and he schooled Ian on some skate board tricks. This series was taken using the burst mode on my camera. Pretty cool jump.
In Rockford the Corner Bar is a favorite family restaurant that is know for Chili Dogs. During this visit Taylor decided to attempt to get his name listed in the Hot Dog Hall of Fame. All is takes is eating 12 chili dogs in 4 hours. Taylor got to 10 - 1/2. The following shot was as fuzzy as I think Taylor felt after the attempt. By the way, the record is 43 chili dogs in 4 hours, just imagine walking around the store and purchasing the makings for 43 chili dogs, it's a lot of food. The current owner of the record is a woman, it took three tries, three weeks in a row to get this to happen. Amazing what some folks will do for that 15 minutes of fame. Anyway, here's Taylor's shot at the wall, I think this was hot dog #7, he's still smiling.
The following is submitted by John Sipley, my cousin on my Dad's side. We reconnected last summer at my Mom's funeral. While I haven't met his family, it's great that we are reconnecting in this way. Isn't the Internet wonderful?
My wife and I, Rebecca (most everyone calls her Becky except me) moved our family to Des Moines IA Feb 28 1998 for a church. Best thing we ever did. At present I am a consultant contracting through my own business for Titan Corporation at their tire plant. I provide networking and PC support. Becky works for Wells Fargo as an Implementation Specialist. For example, You have a business selling widgets and you want to sell them using credit cards in multiple locations, she would make sure you got the correct credit card machines setup the way you need delivered to where they need to be. Caleb, our oldest is presently attending ORU in Tulsa working on a degree in Hebrew and Greek. Ian Is attending LeTourneau University in Longview TX working on an engineering degree and our daughter Brianna (Bree) is a senior at Iowa Christian Academy. She hops to attend LeTourneau next fall.
That is a quick rundown on our family.
It's funny isn't it, the new subscribers seem to get with the program of sending a picture in and I will post it. Hmm.
Have a great day!