Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cake, cake, and more cake

Corban turned 1 on Saturday. He is such a big boy now and knows it too. We had a party for him on Sunday. Here are a few pics of the bday boy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Paid OFF!

Praise God! In my possession I hold a receipt showing that the Explorer is paid OFF! Now I am waiting for the Title to arrive in the mail.

This means...NO MORE CAR PAYMENTS! And I don't plan on getting another car note for a very long time.

You know, there is a new found love you have towards your vehicle when you are no longer making payments on it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Making time for Friends

All of our days and weeks are busy and we all have a schedule we try to keep, especially Monday-Thursday evenings due to work the next day. (well, I do anyway!)

If I made dinner plans you can bet that they were made for a Friday or Saturday night since I didn't have to be up the next day running out the door for work.

Well, a few months back I changed all that. Friends are important to me and I enjoy getting together with them to eat or just hang out. So, if a friend wants to get together for dinner during the week, we go for it. Either they will cook, or we will cook or we will go someplace for dinner. And to let you know, it hasn't effected my work schedule at all. I am still able to function the next day because heck, I am still in bed about the same time anyway.

Make time for friends! Give them a call, invite them over for dinner, or see if they want to meet for dinner someplace. Get out of the routine that you have gotten into; which is probably just sitting on the couch infront of the tv saying "woe is me...!" Who knows, YOU might just be what that friend needs too?!

Good things come out of it too like chicken/shrimp alfredo, chicken spagetti, choc. pies and donut holes, memories being made and maybe, the ocassional margarita. ;)

Friends and Food go together like:

ramma lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong
Remembered forever as shoo-bop sha whada whadda yippidy boom da boom
Chang chang changity chang shoo bop that's the way it should be
Waooo Yeah

We're one of a kind like dip da dip da dip do whap de dobby do
Our names are signed boogedy boogedy boogedy boogedy shooby do wap shoo bop
Chang chang changity chang shoo bop we'll always be like one

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A fitting song!

A blogger friend had this posted on her blog and once I clicked it to listen to it I knew it was a song that was very fitting with my previous post. God IS Awesome in the way He works like that.

It seems that many people are in the same area right now.

Copy the link below to view the video. I could not get it to link on my page like she did.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Do you ever find yourself in a place such as a job, church, etc and wonder, "Is this where I am suppose to be?" If it is, why is there still a "void" feeling while I am there?

You ask yourself, "Have I settled?" "Lord, am I really listening to you and taking your direction or am I just jumping in head first telling myself that as long as I am not hearing NO then it must be okay to do this or that?; To leave here to go there?; To go instead of STAY!"

Lord, over these next couple of days and always, speak to my spirit. Give me ears to hear and eyes to see! Give me the strength to make the decisions that need to be made to bring into my life YOUR plans and purposes and to take out the things that need to be removed.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Corban's birthday is on the 20th of this month. My little man will be turning 1.

I am going to make his birthday cake as well another cake for everyone to eat his birthday party.

Here are pics of his trial-run bday cake that will be served at his party for him. It is a cupcake pull-a-part cake.

Friday, February 5, 2010

My Life

I can look at my life and know that I am blessed beyond measure.

1) I am a Christian and washed by the blood of the Lamb; a gift that was given freely to me just by believing
2) I have a wife that loves me unconditionally; which trust me, because I know me, is hard at times
3) I have a son that brings much joy to my life and another little one on the way.
4) I have a roof over my head and shoes on my feet, two vehicles, one paid for and the other about to be and the only debt we will have is our mortgage
5) I have a God that watches over my coming and going
6) My wife and I have a job that brings in a decent income and are not in "need" of anything

So, since I know ALL of this, why does my soul get discouraged? I put my hope in God but there are many times throughout the day where I "think about life" and allow all the cares of the world get to me.

Having a child or more than one can take up a lot of your time and sometimes I find myself lacking in studying the word of God. There is a longing in my heart when I have been out of the word for a while and I know that there is nothing that can fill that longing except for a closer relationship with God.

Most of us have no idea how entrenched we are in the rut of routine. Externally, everything looks fine. Our activities often revolve around the church and Christian friends and the day to day humdrum. Unfortunately, this rut of humdrum activity can numb our souls until we find ourselves in need of spiritual refreshment. It it then that we need to pull out of that rut and take a different path. But how?!

James 4:8 tells us this, "Come near to God and he will come near to you" So, the answer is this, "God has not moved! It is us that has moved." Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.

Lord, I'm drawing closer! It is when I am closest to you that I have no worries about tomorrow. Heck, I have no worries about today when I am closest to you. It is at your feet that I want to stay Lord. In your presence is peace ever lasting. May I be a better steward of my time to allow for more and more of you to fill more and more of me!

Monday, February 1, 2010

A letter to my Son

Dear Corban,

A year has almost come and gone since you were born. In 19 days you will be 1.

I still remember when your Mom told me that she was pregnant with you. I felt joy like I never had before. Yes, I have experienced joy in my life but this was a different kind of joy.

Throughout the nine months of you growing in the womb I would talk to you and sing to you. I watched you roll from one side to the other and your mom would tell me that when I came into the room and started talking you would move to that side of her belly as if you were listening.

The day you were born was like no other! To see you enter into the world and take your first breath is an experience that I remember as if it was yesterday. This year has really gone by fast.

Oh the many things that God has shown me through you! I can remember changing your diapers during your 1st few months and I would be kissing your feet and watching you smile and laugh and one thing I remember God showing me was, "That is all I want you to do Eric...sit at my feet, kissing me and spending time with me!" Corban, you will never have to prove yourself to me. I love you for who you are, simple as that!

Having you has allowed me to feel how God must have felt to give up his Son to die for us. There is NOTHING in the world that could ever take my love from you. You, along with your Mother, are two people that I would give my life for.

Through surgerys, midnight feedings, 2 am feedings, 4 am feedings, and some sleep-all-nights I grow to love you more and more.

You started crawling at about 10 months and you are just about to be able to walk without holding on to anything. You took off crawling and haven't stopped yet! I have so much fun crawling behind you and chasing you around the house grabbing the back of your legs where you are ticklish and watching you laugh and take off again.

During this time in your life, if you could talk, you would probably tell everyone who asks that your name is NO-NO. It Seems every time we turn around we are having to say NO-NO, but that doesn't stop you because you turn right back around and try it again. This only confirms that you are my child; or maybe your mothers. :)

This letter to you has been a very short recap of your 11 months on earth so far. I cannot wait to see what the next year will bring and just so you will know, it is bringing you a little brother or sister. Yup! I couldn't believe it either! I know that you will be the best big brother ever!

I hope that I can be the best Dad to you and that you will know that you can ALWAYS come to me and talk! I love you Corban.