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I love Jesus, my wife, and my 5 kids. In that order.
Interests: running, reading, traveling, and the st. louis cardinals.
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Yesterday was a blast. I worked from 7a-2p and then came home to the incredible smells of Thanksgiving. Marti put together an amazing feast. Turkey, ham, homemade mac and cheese, stuffing (a cornbread based stuffing), sweet potatoe casserole, green bean... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Over the past couple of years I've mostly stayed away from commenting on current events focusing rather on family updates and the like. But the events this week at The King's College (TKC), where Sarah is a sophomore, have compelled... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
We returned from our vacation to Kiawah Island two weeks ago. It was again another tremendous fun filled memory building time for our family. We enjoyed great weather, food, beach and pool time, meeting up with old friends, running, reading,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
I've updated my books list for 2012. I've read a variety of books including some on marriage (excellent), theology, thrillers, Christian living, histories, biographies (both interesting), and crime novels. We leave on vacation next Saturday. We will be gone for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
What else do I ever write about on this blog? I seldom write about sports unless it is to gloat over what my beloved reigning World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals have most recently accomplished (which in a .500 season,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Well, Sarah's spring break has come and gone and it really couldn't have been any better. The week was especially enjoyable because of the unseasonably warm (and perfect) weather. Sometimes we have breaks that are "great" because of some big... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2012 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Today is Sarah's 19th birthday. She is celebrating her first birthday away from home today. Fortunately, Marti was able to fly up to NYC to be with her today. I got to thinking about Sarah and who she is. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Christmas Day really is my favorite day of the year. There is so much that makes the day fun and special. I love all the tradition, decorations, music, and food just to name a few things. And the gifts are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Marti asked me the other day if I was going to update our blog. She told me I hadn't posted anything since Amy's birthday in September. "Really, it's almost been two months?" It's not that we haven't had anything noteworthy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
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Happy Birthday to Amy. She turned 4 today. She has had a great time so far. We went to Sunday worship together, followed by brunch at Cracker Barrel, and then a party at the house. We were so glad that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Well, I actually have two posts today. I've been meaning to get this on the blog but was too busy the past couple of days. Since this is a bit more melancholy, I will do it first. The second one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Well, since my last post, we have had quite a bit of upheaval around here. It is funny how much can happen in a short amount of time. As I write this, I'm hoping that Hurricane Irene will only leave... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
It's been a while since I posted an update. Not that there hasn't been anything going on, but rather because it has been quite busy. Plus it has been so hot. The heat drains my brain. It's no fun. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
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On July 22nd, 2009, Marti and I received a much anticipated and long-overdue phone call. It was from our adoption agency telling us that we had been matched to a little 12 month old girl in China. Her name was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Today we've been a bit blue around here. I think today is the first day that I really missed our senior pastor and his family at church. They left month to take on a church plant in South Carolina. With... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
I had another good day at work but was glad to get out on time and get home. Once home, I've had an even better day. After a quick 3 mile run, I took the younger kids to the pool... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Back to work after a great vacation. I feel re-energized for work and much more relaxed. So far I've done 4 out of 6 in a row. Came home and ran 4 miles. Getting ready to eat spaghetti. Then I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
While on vacation, I was able to read a few good books. I have them listed in the sidebar under 2011 Books. But, I did want to make special mention of them here because they were all an encouragement to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Our return trip home yesterday went very smoothly (except Kate throwing up lunch at Ruby Tuesday) and despite having a great time and being sad our was over, everyone was quite happy to get home last night. That is always... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Okay, so today was a little gloomy around here - the weather and the mood. But there has been way too much fun and memories made the past 2 weeks to really have any room to whine about the rainy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
My day started with a 10 mile run which might have been more enjoyable if the humidity hadn't been higher than the morning temp (85 vs 75). But I can never really be down about any run in any weather... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
As this great vacation begins to wind down, we still find ourselves having a good time. Today was a wind-down day for Marti - she just chilled at the condo. I took the kids down to the beach and again... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Today was our sweet little Kate's third birthday. We had a great day celebrating her birthday. I'm sure after the fun we had yesterday on the 4th she is going to start thinking that her birthday is always celebrated with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
There isn't a much better way to spend the 4th of July than to be with your family at the beach. I started the day with a good 5 mile run, followed by a good day at the beach with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)
Today was a good Lord's day here on vacation. We worshiped at Church of Our Saviour (an Episcopal church), bought heirloom tomatoes at a roadside stand, lunched at King Street Grille, played bean bag toss on the beach, read a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2011 at Mission Safari: The Next Chapter(s)