Monday, July 27, 2009

Urgent Prayers Need

This prayer requests comes by way of old friend. Please be in prayer for Stellan, Stellan is 8 months old and has a heart condition that has taken a major turn for the worse over the past several days. You can get more detail on his Mom's blog, but please pray.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ughh!!!! Beat down 18-2. Next game at noon.

Gonna try mobile blogging for the first time. We have a softball tourney today and I figure I'll post updates throughout the day.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Are You Sure?

I'm still trying to get my head around this whole being a dad thing. Thursday we found out that the baby we've been calling "CinnaBun" is a boy and since that's the case it looks like his name will be McKinley David. So my head has been filled with thoughts of watching football and baseball together, reading any number of books together, rocking out in the car (check the video below for a glimpse) and all the things that I'm sure every dad wants to do with their son. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of these same thoughts before we knew the sex and I even pictured doing them with a little red headed girl. My mind also drifts some times to thoughts of failing or being completely inept at being a dad. Everyone I know seems pretty confident that I'm gonna do fine, but there are times when I don't share that same confidence. Like any dad I want the absolute best for my child and that includes the best dad. I have no doubts that before He created the earth my Heavenly Father planned to entrust this child to to Shasta and I for this time and this place. I just find myself wondering why and asking "Are you sure about this. God?" I am totally in awe of the fact that the Creator of this universe, whose desire is that everyone know him as the perfect father, has chosen me to be a picture of a father to McKinley and while there is some trepidation there is decidedly more joy and nervous anticipation. But it's the kind of anticipation you have as the roller coaster is chugging up the hill before that first big drop. Hands up y'all HERE....WE....GOOOOOOOOOooooooo!!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

What a Bargain

If you know me you know I love C.S. Lewis. Well last week Shasta and I headed to the outlets in Hagerstown and of course we went by Book Warehouse. As I was browsing I found a complete unabridged Chronicles of Narnia box set. The set includes all 7 books in one volume as well as unabridged CD recordings of all the books. The CD versions are read by folks like Kenneth Branagh, Michael York, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Stewart, etc. The retail price on the box set is $99.99, but I got it at Book Warehouse for $29.99. Shasta and I both love to read and it's something we definitely hope to pass on to CinnaBun. Growing up we didn't have TV in our house until I was in 4th grade so my entertainment was pretty much anything legible that I could lose myself in. I still love to read but now I have to make time for it and most of my reading is done before I go to bed. This usually means I get 2-3 pages read, start to doze off and after several futile attempts to recover, Muffin says "babe take your glasses off you're falling asleep." We also picked up several books that I'm excited to share with my child. A Hans Christian Andersen treasury, a family faith treasury, and of course The Curse of the Bambino (the child will know Yankee history :D). Suffice to say, I think this will be one of the parts of being a dad I'm gonna like.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

A little patriotic flavor

Patrol Magazine has an article with some really good renditions of the our National Anthem. My particular faves are the Cactus Cuties, N'Sync and Whitney Houston versions. Let me know what ya think.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Still Here

Well it's been a little while hasn't it? The past few months have been interesting and fast paced. For those of you that may not now, Muffin is expecting our first child. She told me on Easter Sunday and we are both extremely excited. I would be lying if I said I didn't find the whole prospect of being a father a bit intimidating. I am also feeling extremely blessed and humbled by the whole circumstance. Everyone asks me whether I want a boy or girl. In all honesty I don't have a preference. When I talk about the baby I say he alot. But when I picture the baby in my mind, I almost always see a little girl. So I have to say that I will be happy with whatever good blesses us with. javascript:void(0)

We were shopping last night and went by a book outlet, they had a childrens book called Dad's Bald Head. Which of course we had to buy, it's actually a really cute book and one that will be reading to CinnaBun soon :D