Archive for July, 2008

Strep Throat

Posted: July 31, 2008 in Uncategorized

To everyone that I have been kissing over the past week (and you know who you are),

You’ll be happy to know that as of late this afternoon – Dr. Dale Deardorff determined that I DO NOT have strep throat!! 🙂

It has been going around like crazy!!

School Supplies & Surveys

Posted: July 31, 2008 in Uncategorized

Dear Living Stoners:

Just two quick things:

1.  We need the school supplies your purchased for Monroe Primary Centerthis coming Sunday.  Just bring them with you on Sunday and place them on the table in the back of the auditorium with ALL of the other supplies.  If you would like to make a cash donation for us to purchase supplies for you…WE LOVE CASH!!  Just give your money to Sarah Wilken or Michelle Vaughn on Sunday.  Monroe has a new Principal this year.  Let us bring so many school supplies, etc. that she thinks, “That church down the street kicks butt!!’

2.  If you haven’t had a chance to do so, you can fill out your Volunteer Interest Survey right here.  We are in need of a TON of people serving passionately in a TON of areas!  Did you hear…we are going to two IDENTICAL Sunday morning worship services starting August 17th at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.??!?!!

You sort your M&M’s by color prior to eating them. 

Did you know it is a scientific fact that M&M’s taste better when consumed by specific color patterns?  However for it to work you have to start with green first! 🙂

The July 27th message “NO. 38 – Choices Have Consequences” from our four week message series on parenting entitled  101 Revolutionary Things to Teach Your Kids is now online. 

You can find the message here

Avoiding Failure

Posted: July 30, 2008 in Uncategorized

“The moment avoiding failure becomes your motivator, you’re down the path of inactivity.  You stumble only if you’re moving.”

-Roberto Goizueta

364 Days of Teen-Free Living

Posted: July 29, 2008 in Family

Today is Isaac’s Birthday.  He is now 12 years old.  That means I have 364 days left of non-teen parenting.  Next year…I enter the big leagues of parenting.  We’re going to Michigan Adventure today to celebrate.

We love this kid.  He has brought to us what his name means…much “laughter” and joy.  We couldn’t be any prouder of what he is and what he is becoming.

I predict by the end of this year he will be as tall as his dad (not that that is a great accomplishment).  BUT…I can still beat him up! 🙂

Interesting facts about Isaac you may not know:

  • He has one kidney.
  • He is double-jointed…his freak arms look broken when extended.
  • He can name all 18 species of penguins.
  • He could recognize the letters of the alphabet before he could sing the song.
  • When excited, nervous, etc. he jumps up and down and flaps his arms.
  • He has never drank a carbonated beverage (i.e., coke, sprite, etc.)
  • He hates gum.
  • He used to be scared of cow sounds.
  • His middle name is “Samuel” (I like it)
  • At birth he weighed 9 lbs. 2 ounces.
  • His favorite place in the world is Disney World.
  • He loves to dip Olive Garden breadsticks in their alfredo sauce.

Day in Chicago

Posted: July 25, 2008 in Family

Today, Kelly and I are taking the boys on the South Shore to Chicago to see the Field Museum (as well as excellent pizzarias).  I love the train ride to Chicago.  I love the Field Museum (and that whole museum complex by Lake Michigan).  I love Chicago Pizza.  I love the Chicago Cubs.  Maybe the Cubs baseball team will be taking a field trip to the museum today! 🙂

When I get back I’ll pick a blog fight about dinosaurs being on Noah’s ark and the age of the Earth!