Thursday, November 29

Christmas Tree hunting

Friday, we will be heading up to Lynn's Parent's for the day. ON the way, we are stopping off at Daniken Tree Farm. We've always passed by them everytime we went up, so this time will be different, we are stopping and getting our Christmas Tree for this year. Fun...

Nothing much else is going on. LYnn has put some of the lights up in front of the house, I have the snowman set up. Guess I'll have to come up with more later,


Monday, November 26

Fabulous Prize

I won tickets to the Blues Game from work. but it is not until Dec. 28th. That's a ways out, don't you think. I think I am coming down with another cold. I think I caught it Sunday raking Vesta's wet leaves, or maybe my family brought it down with them. I don't know.....

Had a good weekend with my family. I hope the weather lets up a little bit soon so we can get a chance to go downtown and see Macy's again. That is so great. reminds me of Christmas Story where they did that in Chicago. Oh well. I think Kevin saw it in NY in Home Alone 2 also, right?

Nothing much else going on. I made about $80 selling stuff on eBay last night. someone bid $17 on 11 issues of Men's Health that i had back from 2003. Funny. only was expecting .99. Some people need to learn how to snipe..

Well, I'm bushed. I'm going to go lay down and read.


Saturday, November 24

Macy's Christmas, part 2, Noah

Also took this video of Nate with my digital camera. He seems to think that every white haired man with a beard is Noah...

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A Macy's Christmas

My family is in town this weekend and last night, we all went downtown to the Macy's to see the window displays for Christmas. They had 5 window set up that told the story of "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus", or is it Miracle on 34th street. I don't know. Didn't really read the signs. I was pretty cool. Best part was on the corner there was a huge train display that enthralled Nate for the longest time... It was fun. We'll have to go down again as a family to see it again.

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Don't know what we are all going to do today. My nephew wants to check out Dave and Busters....


Thursday, November 22


Found this out on a website, a possible prayer giving at the "first Thanksgiving" back in 1621 by Miles Standish..

Almighty God, we humbly thank you for all that these great bounties that you have visited upon our board. For the herbs and the beasts that have given their bodies and blood to nourish our bodies, as your son, our Lord, Christ Jesus, gave his blood to nourish our souls. We thank you Lord for the bounty of this place. For its magnificence and fruitfulness, and we hope that you might protect us against the dangers of the woods, and by the sea that might come. That if there be any enemies to us that you might smite them. That you might keep us and preserve our business and watch over us. Make us not in time become fat and prideful, but ever knowing that it only through the service of you that we have any wealth at all. And in all things we pray in the name of your son, Christ Jesus, the mediator of our case, Amen.

Think I might read this on Saturday to my family for the prayer. I got inspired by Linus from Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving. Although, he left out the "smiting the enemies" part.

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. We went to Lynn's Brother's and had a good time. Relaxing back at the house right now, my parent's are coming into town tomorrow for Saturday feasting.


Wednesday, November 21

Dante's Inferno Test

Found a link to this on MySpace so I had to take it. Looks like I am a little bit gluttonous. Don't know about the non-believer thing though. Must have entered some questions just right on that one. Hmmm....

The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very High
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)Low
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Low
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very Low

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test

Monday, November 19

50 Odd things about myself

Got this list from my cousin April on MySpace so I thought I would fill it out also...

50 ODD Things about you! If you opened this, FILL IT OUT! Learn 50
things about your friends, and let them learn 50 things about you!

1. Do you like cheese?

2. Have you ever been to the Rockies?
yes, twice, about 6 years ago, and when I was a kid.

3. Do you own a gun?

4. Your favorite song?
none really

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?

6. What do you think of when you eat hot dogs?
what exactly is in them...

7. What's your favorite Christmas song?
Little drummer boy. but not that one that they basterdized recently..

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?

9. Can you do push-ups?

10. Is your bathroom clean?
fairly clean

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
my wedding ring.

12. Favorite Hobby?

13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
my sense of humer

14. Do you have A.D.D.?

15. What's one thing you hate about yourself?
I don't hate anything about myself...

16. Middle Name?

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
1. I gotta get to bed for the Y tomorrow.
2. I waaaay undercharged on postage for some of my ebay sells.
3. two more days till vacation!!!!

18. Name the last 3 things you have bought
1. dog grooming services.
2. breakfast at church
3. 2 comic books

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.
1. Milk
2. water
3. coke zero

20. Current worry right now?
shipping out my ebay stuff.

21. Current person you despise?
No one really.

22. Favorite place be?
at home with Lynn and Nate.

23. How will you ring in the NEW YEAR?
I have a two year old, won't be ringing much of anything.

24. Where would you like to go?
see all the states eventually, share Amer. History with Nate.

25. Name three people who will complete this and post it again?
I'm not forwarding this.

26. How many siblings do you have?
one brother and one sister

27. Do you own slippers?

28. What shirt are you wearing right now?
ed jones shirt.

29. What shampoo do you use?
some all natural crap from Whole Foods.

30. Favorite color?

31. Would you like to be a pirate?

32.What songs do you sing in the shower?
Don't sing in the shower. I mostly shower at the Y, think I would be looked down upon by the other men if I did that..

34. Favorite girl's name?
My favorite girl's name is Lynn. And she sure is my favorite girl...

35. What's in your pockets right now?

36. Last thing that made you laugh?
Nate and his antics. He was pushing his tractor between my legs tonight.

37. Best bed sheets as a Kid?
nothing special with the bed sheets.

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
Got bit by a dog, had to wear a sling to keep blood flowing.

39. Are you addicted to anything?

40. How many TVs do you have in your house?
3 in the house, one in the garage.

41. Does anyone have a crush on you?
my wife.

44. Do you wish on shooting stars?

45. What is your favorite book?
none, ... the Bible?

46. What is your favorite candy?
Reece's peanut butter cups.

47. What song do you want played at your wedding?
We had "God of Wonders" played at our wedding.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
? don't know ?

49. What were you doing at 12am this morning?

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
I need to go to the Y but I will sleep another 5 minutes (I never went).

Tuesday, November 13

Happy Birthday Jackson! (he's 6!)

Sunday was Jackson's birthday. we celebrated like we always do, went to 3 dog bakery and got him a treat. Santa clause was down there and Nate gave him a high 5. We'll have to remind Santa again when we see him that Nate likes High 5s.

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Sunday, November 11

Nate's First Picture

Nate's First Picture
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Today while I was out raking the yard, I put Nate in my car to play around with cause that is what he likes to do, and it keeps him occupied. Later, when I came out to drive the van somewhere, found an ATM slip and a pen on the dashboard, and this is what was drawn on it. Nate's first picture. Or at least his first picture he has taken the initiative to draw himself.

I can't vouch if this pic is upside down or not, or which is really the top, or even to let you all know what it is, but I'll let you all figure that out yourselves....


Friday, November 9

Our little chef....

Friends of ours let Nate borrow their toy kitchen for a while, mostly to give them a breather in their apartment to make a little more room. Nate just loves it. He pretend cooks with it for quite some time and Lynn and I can make "requests" for him to cook us up something. He even tries to eat the plastic cookie. ewwww.

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Ready for the weekend. Going into this weekend with a bunch of eBay auctions ending on Sunday. Think I got too aggressive with this so probably won't get ANYTHING sold, except for two. I have faith that interest will pick up this weekend though.

Need to go to bed now.