Monday, November 24, 2008

In Progress!

Our Artist came this Saturday and worked on Corban's room. It is looking very good as you can see. All that is left to do is the blue and then the wall will be finised!

After Corban is born we are going to have do a portrait on a canvas to hang on the wall. It won't be long now!

Picture Game

Go to your picture file, fourth folder, fourth picture and post it. The only person I will tag is Jennifer(my baby's momma!!!)

This was the one time we got to dress up at work. It had to be October 2001. I dressed up as Pharaoh, but most people thought I was a girl and Judi was dressed like a clown.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

26 weeks and 4 days...

That is how far along we (jennifer) are pregnant! If the due date stays February 22nd then we only have 3 more months. These months have gone by so fast and slow at the same time. It has been exciting.

I know I am going to be a Dad but I don't think that it has really set in yet. It probably won't until I see and hold Corban, which will be one of the best things ever!!!

Where was Corban Christmas 2008?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tree, Lights, Deer, OH MY!!!

The weather permited, other than being cold, so Saturday morning I got outside and started hanging the lights on the house. 1/2 of my last strand of lights didn't work, always a good thing to check as you go which I did, so I had to make a trip to purchase some more. Once I got all of them up I worked on getting the lighted deer in place and putting the north pole out.

While I was doing this, Jennifer was inside decorating the tree. I am glad to announce that EVERYTHING is decorated and we are now waiting for Santa to arrive late Christmas Eve. We even have a present under the tree!

With Jennifer's brother getting married I forgot to take pictures of everything but I will so look for them within the next couple of days.

Some people think we are crazy to have decoratd so early but this is how my Saturdays look from here until Christmas:

Nov. 22 - Men's Outreach Ministry
Nov. 29 - Spending time with family and Christmas shopping
Dec. 6 - City Christmas parade(6pm but LOTS to do that day to get ready for it)
Dec. 13 - Nothing so far but I am sure something will come up
Dec. 20 - All day Birthing Class (beats going once a week for a month)

Then the Week of Christmas is here! Decorating also takes a lot of time so we want to enjoy it all as much as we can. If you live in the area you will have to stop by the house to see how it looks.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas is in the air

I know Thanksgiving has not even gotten here but Christmas is in the air. Who can help NOT to actually start decorating when every store has been decorated for a month or more already and when now, even here in our city, the streets are decorated with the things that hang from the light poles.

With all this "Christmas in the air" we have started decorating our house. I told you the other day that the tree got put up. We will be decorating it tomorrow. If the weather permits I will be hanging lights from the house, putting lighted deer in the yard and putting our new North Pole that says, "Merry Christmas from our home to your home!"

I wrapped the columns on the porch last night, hung the wreath on the door and put out the snow man that sits on the porch.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A few things Money can't buy...

I got this idea from a friends blog and said I would use it. Below are a few things that I believe money can't buy!

*Saturday morning breakfast in bed with my wife (doesn't happen enough)
*A cool Autumn morning on the porch with a cup of coffee
*Feeling my unborn child kick in his Mother's tummy
*Anticipating the arrival of our son Corban
*A clean house
*God's forgiveness and knowing it is for me
*The feeling you get when something you did for someone else made their day; especially when they do not know it is from you
*A call or visit from a friend just saying hello
*Spending time with family
*Laying in bed with the windows open listening to the rain fall
*Quiet time with God
*The feeling I get when the weather changes from Summer to Autumn to Winter
*Worship time in the car
*Good music

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

I was reading the blogs this morning that I normally read and saw where Jamie posted that she has got her tree up. I guess I need to post that last night I put our tree up too. It is not decorated...yet!

Jennifer is out of town and will return this evening so I wanted to surprise her with having it up because the week before she left she was saying how she wanted to go ahead a decorate for Christmas. I am sure it will win me some brownie points:)

I will post picks as well. We also purchased some deers last year to go into the yard for this year as well as hanging the outside lights. I will probably work on that this Saturday if it is not raining.

You is the most WONDERFUL time of year.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"CHANGE" is coming!!!

read the email below...


As the CFO of this business that employees 140 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our next President, and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way.

To compensate for these increases, I figure that the Clients will have to see an increase in our fees to them of about 8% but since we cannot increase our fees right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been eating at me for a while, as we believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who will have to go.

So, this is what I did. I strolled thru our parking lot and found 8 Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. These folks wanted change; I gave it to them.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday again...

This week was really busy.

Friday, the wife and I went to Christmas Village, thanks to some wonderful friends who made this happen, and spent about 3 1/2 hours looking around at all the Christmas stuff.

We purchased a North Pole thing for the yard and a Christmas tree orgnament which is a cut-out of a pregnat woman painted blue. On the stomach we had written, "Corban 2008 - Merry Christmas." (or something to that effect) I will take a picture of both things and post when I get a few moments.

Saturday the Chamber of Commerce honored the Police and Fireman with their 3rd Annual Picnic. They really enjoy it and lots of fun was had by all. It makes for a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG day though because you have to get to the park and start setting up a few hours before it begins and then stay and tear down. But it is worth it every year and they are very thankful.

After church yesterday I went home and crashed on the couch for a while and then did some yard work. Jennifer stayed busy saturday and sunday with volleyball stuff. She left this morning for Tennessee and will not be back until Wednesday sometime. It's a field trip with her School.

Can you believe that Corban has been on two vacations already and he is not even born yet. He went on the cruise with us and now to Tennessee. As you can tell people, this will be one of the most "going" child ever. Obviously taking after his mom and dad, not that he even has a choice right now.

And to let you know Corban is doing great. Growing like crazy! Our friend who is painting his room is coming back tomorrow to work on it some more. I can't wait to see the final outcome.

Until later...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stomach pics...

24 weeks and 1 day...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Who will be your next President???...


Not my choice and something I am proud of, not Alabama's choice either. Way to go Alabama!

My convictions are strong and my convictions are different than Obama's. One thing I am certain of, "Many people voted their heads instead of their hearts." If there was no other reason to have Obama in office the fact that he believes in abortion should have been the #1 reason why he should not have won. Forget redistribution of wealth, etc.

Remember this people, he believes that killing a human being is okay. He is planning on pulling all the troops out and bringing them home which will leave us open to...well, "one can only imagine what it will leave us open/vulnerable to." Do I want to war to end, Yes. But, we can not just pull out and run home.

Is Obama a Christian? Does he serve the Almighty God that I serve? All signs point to...NO! But this one thing I know, God did not get "knocked off the Throne" from last nights results. God is still the Alpha and Omega and Obama is still...just a man!

Christians, the government was placed over us.(Romans 13:1). We have to respect that. I know you all prayed for this election and now we continue to pray just as we would if McCain had won. Our leaders always need our prayers and support.

History was made last night. History would have still been made if McCain had won. We make history everyday. Yesterday was history and today will be history tomorrow.

John 8:12 says, "I am the light of the World." See, I told you God did not get knocked off the throne!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008