Friday, December 29, 2006

Pokes Win!

It was cool to see the Pokes won the Independence Bowl game last night!

I thought they were going to choke there at the end, but they didn't!

Woo Hoo!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Well, it is Early Christmas morning, and I'm getting ready to head to bed.

I just wanted to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas Eve!

Well, it's Christmas Eve morning.

And from the Santa NORAD radar, Santa has been sighted in Japan.

This will be an interesting morning.
See, I'm preaching this morning. Yep, you read that right.

I guess I'm about a ready as I'm going to be.

Anyway, tonight we go to my in-laws for our big Christmas get-together there. I can't wait!

I hope everyone has a very merry, and safe Christmas Eve today.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas Adam!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas Adam!


You don't know what Christmas Adam is?

Well, even my 6 year old can tell you that Adam came before Eve.


Friday, December 22, 2006

Track Santa

If you were not aware, NORAD tracks Santa on this Christmas Eve journey.

You can track him here.

Merry Christmas.

WL - 12/22 check-in

I have done a lousy job of exercising this wee. I have gone a total of zero times this week.

I've gotten back to more of a normal diet for me. Not completely pigging out, but eating more of the Christmas snacks and such people have brought. Even then though, I think I've done ok. So what does the scales say?

I've lost 3 pounds since last week. That in itself is a miracle.

We have Christmas Eve at my wifes parents, and Christmas day at my parents. And lots of good food at both. I've also got the week off next week.

We'll see how the scales look next week.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

End of Year Greetings.

For my Democratic Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

We also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great.

Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. And without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishes.

By accepting these greetings you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself or himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.

This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

For my Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

And for all other political affiliations:


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ugliest Christmas Ornament

Last night, when I was talking about the new angel being the second ugliest ornament, my wife thought I probably should put a picture of the ugliest ornament on our tree.

I decided she was right.

I find it funny, that it is also an angel. This angel was made by our daughter when she was maybe 3 or so. She was very proud of it though over the years she'd rather have it in the trash.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Childhood Memories

I love my wife. I really do.

At Christmas time every year, my wife talks about this angel that they had on the top of her tree growing up. It was a green tin with an angel stamped on it. It also had angel hair on the bottom. (clouds?)

This is a picture of it.

Anyway, she found one on eBay. So she started bidding on it. I knew she REALLY wanted it so I encouraged her to get it. She could have it for her birthday present.

Anyway, she got it. She was the winning bid tonight. I'm happy for her. Next year, she'll get to hang this ugly lovely angel on our tree.

I'm excited for her. I know this really means a lot to her.

Now the second ugliest ornament on our tree is the most expensive.

(We only payed 100 times more than what her dad probably payed for it at TG&Y back in the day)

Children's Christmas Party

Saturday's Children's Christmas party went well. We ended up with 13 kids. And they had a blast! One of the kids said it "was the best Christmas ever". This is really good to hear. Some of this kids haven't had the best home life, so having something that was entirely made just for them was what many of them needed.

We watched the 2 movies. They got to decorate Christmas cookies, make Christmas cards, make bookmarks, and candy canes (non-eatable). The clowns where a HUGE hit! All of the kids just loved them.

Dinner was also a big hit. It all tasted good and I'm pretty sure I surprised a few people that didn't know I could cook. The turkey and ham both turned out wonderful. I almost burned the rolls, but I didn't.

When 7:00 rolled around, I was ready to go home. It had been a long day. I got to church Saturday morning at 10:45.

I'm glad we did it, and I would expect us to do it again. I'm just glad I have a year to rest.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Living Christmas Tree

The Living Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church Bartlesville was really good last night. I really enjoyed it and I think so did my son. Afterwards, we went to one of the local parks, and looked at Christmas lights.

When we left, I decided to stop and put gas in the van since we'll be taking it Wednesday to see the Rhema lights. So, I put gas in the van, and tried to clean the windows (stress on tried). Struggled to put the locking gas cap back on the tank, and by the time I did that, I got in the van and we left. I got about 3 blocks away, and realized I left the gas receipt. Normally, I'd probably just left it, but since I need the receipt to get reimbursed, we turned around and went back to QT for the receipt.

Next stop was Braums from some ice cream. I had a single scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough. My son had a double dip of chocolate and strawberry.

It was a really good evening. And as of this moment, I'm really looking forward to tonight.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy

Do I have a busy weekend coming up or what?

Tonight, I am driving our church van to Bartlesville for the Living Christmas Tree they are having at FBC. Then, tomorrow, we are having a children's activity at church. We'll be showing movies (How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon) and the The Toy that Saved Christmas(Veggie Tales)). and having crafts. We'll have some clowns there (my parents) as well.

We are also cooking for the kids. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, green beans, rolls, stuffing, and pie. I'm doin the cooking. That isn't bad. I like to cook, and know how, but this will be my first time for a Turkey. This could be interesting. :)

Sunday, I have Christmas food baskets to shop for. 3 of them. Again, this could be fun.

I'll need Monday to get here so I can rest.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


My son has FINALLY learned to tie his shoes.

It only took a girl that was a year younger than him to tie his shoes to make him do it, but I'm not going to argue why he learned, just that he finally learned!

Who's on First?

If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, "Who's on First?" might have turned out something like this:

Costello calls to buy a computer from Abbott

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.
COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.
ABBOTT: Your computer?
COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.
COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.
ABBOTT: What about Windows?
COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?
ABBOTT: Wallpaper.
COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
ABBOTT: Software for Windows?
COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business? What do you have?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
ABBOTT: I just did.
COSTELLO: You just did what?
ABBOTT: Recommend something.
COSTELLO: You recommended something?
COSTELLO: For my office?
COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!
ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal? What do I need?
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: Word in Office.
COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?
ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue "W".
COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue "w" if you don't start with some straight answers.? What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?
ABBOT T: Money.
COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.
COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
ABBOTT: One copy.
COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?
ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?
???????? (A few days later)
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
ABBOTT: Click on "START"...........

Monday, December 11, 2006

Baby on the way

Not mine, though that would be a miracle.

I found out tonight, that my sister and her husband are expecting their third child!!!

This is really cool!

It actually gets cooler.

The other day, my niece asked her mom for a baby sister. My sister told her that she needs to ask God. A little bit later, she saw her with her head down and her hands clasped. It looked like she was praying. Then she ran over to my sister and said "Mommy, I asked Jesus for a baby sister, and he said YES!"

Timing was about right.

They just found out today, but my sister gave me the OK to tell people. I know of at least 2 family members who read, so don't feel bad they didn't tell you.

Oh, and one thing I forgot to mention. After Jesus said yes, my niece said "Thank you!"

Sunday, December 10, 2006


I've recently found what appears to be a very good source for ordering cables.

I recently ordered 2 - 50ft RCA cables and a 75 ft monitor cable for a projector installation we've done at our church. I got the 3 cables with shipping for only $57.59

I've installed the cables, and the monitor cable looks great. the RCA cable is for use with a VCR (if needed). Anyway, the quality appears very good. I wanted to pass it along. I got all the cables cheaper than I expected to pay for just 1 cable.

Oh, and BTW, they have other stuff besides cables.

Friday, December 08, 2006

WL - 12/8 check-in

First off, I realize that I skipped my weigh in last week. A foot of snow can do that do ya. :)

So, it's been 2 weeks since Thanksgiving. Since Thanksgiving, I've gained 2.5 pounds. Which isn't too bad. Realistically though, I probably gained close to 5 pounds, and have then lost half of that.

Still, since I started, I've lost 34.5 pounds.

I've done a lousy job exercising this week. I think Sunday is the only day I made it.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Mothers Milk

This is just too good not to share with you.

I will also say that this is probably the funniest drawing I have seen my son do yet.

It appears that my son has a journal that they do at school each day. They write a sentence and draw a picture.

On November 8th, as you can see below, the sentence was "Mothers feed their babies milk."

So, what does my son draw? A naked woman with boobs. A baby at one boob, another kid in the background, and it appears the other boob is leaking. hehe. Click on the picture for a better view. It's too funny.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Snow, Snow Everywhere

I'm sure everyone is more than aware that Oklahoma had some snow storm last week. Here at my house, we had around 8 inches of snow on top of probably an inch of ice.

I really enjoyed it as did the kids since they got to skip school. I stayed home on Thursday and Friday. I worked from home on Thursday (much more than I planned on), and Friday since I had already worked all 40 hours that week planned on taking the day off (even though I worked several hours) *sigh*

I did manage to get to the Collinsville park with my boy and the neighbors. We all had a good time (except my wife who had to work).

This is my favorite series of pictures.

Take a close look at him in this picture. Especially his feet, head and rear. :)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Space Derby

About a wee ago, after I got off work. My boy and I started working on this rocket for the Space Derby next week.

He designed what he wanted. He helped some on the body, but had problems using the tools. And he painted it himself. (can you tell?)

He is very proud of his rocket.

Well, Tuesday was the race and he did very well. He came in second place in his race. They took the first and second place winners of each race (for each age group) and raced again. So, in his second race, he came in third place. I was way impressed. He got a little trophy that holds his racer and it has a little plaque on it saying he came in 3rd place in the Space Derby.