Saturday, October 27, 2007

It's raining it's pouring

Well it's finally raining here in California. I can't remember the last time it has rained here. It's been awhile. Hopefully this rain will help with the dry stuff down south of here. For those of you that have been wondering we are quite a way from the fires. So we are all good.

We went on vacation last week. It was a much needed vacation. We haven't been away just us, in forever. We are usually traveling with friends or visiting family. So it was a nice break to just get away and hang out together.

We went up and stayed at the YWAM base in San Francisco. It's not the nicest part of San Fran, but only 2 blocks from everything downtown. One of the benefits of being in YWAM is usually can call up any base in the world and see if they have any hospitality rooms availabe. So we went up on Tuesday, ate this Indian restaurant place we love called Naan & Curry. Then on
Wednesday we went out to Alcatraz. Neither of us had been out there, so it was a neat experience. We got to go on this Myth's of Alcatraz tour that took us to all these parts you don't usually see. We got to go down where they filmed parts of the Rock. It was a good time.

We came home on
Thursday and made a stop at one of Lori's favorite places on earth...IKEA. We were able to find some great things for our house. We don't have very good lighting so we found some things to brighten up our house. It's starting to come together.

On Friday we had our staff fun day out at Avila
valley barn. We dressed Eli up as a cow. It was fun. We got some great pictures of him. Had fun with our staff out there, and then went and hung out at one of our staff houses. We went from there to a friends birthday party at this new karaoke bar. It was fun, i sang some fun songs. Now we are just trying to enjoy the rest of our weekend.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Me and my boy...

So this weekend Lori went to a ladies retreat with our church. She left Friday around lunch and came home on Sunday around 5 in the afternoon. I was kind of worried about the weekend and having Eli with just me. was amazing. Eli is really a good little baby. We had tons of fun. We went to the park, and hung out. He slept amazing for me at night. It was really a good weekend. We got to watch some football on Sunday afternoon. He didn't make it through the whole game though. It was pretty cute though. He fell asleep on my lap. He slept for about 2 and a half hours. Which is also a miracle. I really love having a son. Even this afternoon when he didn't take a nap all afternoon, it wasn't as bad today because Lori is home again.

I have been feeling super creative lately. I'm in the process of starting a not-for profit business called hope eternal clothing. I have been dreaming it up for the last 2 years, maybe year and 1/2. This last week someone gave me (until i can get a better computer) their old pc. I was able to get photoshop on it. So after Eli went to sleep on Saturday I stayed up until 2 working on some designs. The idea of the company is that all the proceeds go to buying med's and food and helping people overseas. I will write more about that soon.

Monday, October 01, 2007


I just wanted to write a post about how thankful i am for everything that God provides for us. I have been thinking alot lately. Our friend died two weeks ago in a motorcycle accident. He was 28 the same age as me, he had a wife and had been married for about 5 years. We went with his wife to Mississippi after hurricane katrina.

His accident has made me start thinking lots lately about how we are fortunate for every day we have. To make the most out of every day that we have. To be thankful for everything. God has blessed me with an amazing wife. Lori is so good to me, and some days i feel like i don't even deserve her, and i don't but i'm lucky enough to spend the rest of my life with her. Then we have an awesome little boy, he's healthy, fun, full of energy, and so much joy. He has the best smile, he makes me laugh so much, and i love getting to spend every day with him. I love that we work a job where i get to have around me everyday.

We had some friends over last night, and they were asking if we still get amazed at God's provision. I told them that we do. That it still amazes me every month when God continues to meet our needs and provide for us. We have two great cars. We just moved to a great house only about 2 blocks from the beach. It's totally great. We moved in and it had a washer and dryer. Which we haven't had for the last 7 years. They lasted for about a month and then our dryer died, but somebody had a washer dryer set to give to us right away. It's just been really good.

I just wanted to write a post about how thankful i am...Thank you Jesus for everything you do for us!