Wednesday, November 08, 2006
London is now 7 1/2 months old. I have no idea where time has gone. She is a healthy and beautiful baby. I love to come home and play with her and just hold her. Her eyes are very full of life and joy. Brittany continues to do a great job with her. London likes every food that we have given her, loves drinking from her sippy cup, crawls around like crazy, and loves to play and be read to. She is the joy of our life, and Brittany and I can't imagine life without her. Here are some of London's 7 month old pictures.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Kissing. It can be a great thing. Check out this clip.
Wait for the Kissing Test clip.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Kenny Rogers' pitching hand during Game 3 of the ALCS (left) and in the first inning of Sunday's Game 2 of the World Series. The lefty appears to have a similar-looking brown substance on his hand in both instances.
Last night Kenny Rogers was spotted with a substance on his pitching hand. It is being reported by the MLB umpires and Kenny Rogers as a spot of dirt. However, after washing it off before the second inning there was still a lot of discoloration on his hand.
This whole thing was handled in such a horrible fashion that I can't believe it. In my opinion the Cardinals should have really pushed the issue, but I am wondering if Tony LaRussa is putting his friendship with Jim Leyland ahead of winning. Tony who in almost every other game would have been all over the issue and the umpires, let this go for some reason without really asking a lot of questions.
Now don't get me wrong. I think LaRussa is one of the best if not the best manager in baseball. I just don't understand how he did not protest or anything last night.
I want to hear what you all think. Is it no big deal? Should Rogers be out of the World Series? Is MLB becoming a joke as far as it's policies and rules? Holla.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
After trying for a couple years, and many visits to specialists they had been told they would not be able to have any children. I guess that they were wrong. Their baby is due May 4th.
I am so happy. They are going to be great parents, and I am very excited to be an uncle. My daughter London will love having a cousin.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Last week Brian was 2 for 3, however he was wrong on his "lock" of the week.
This week Brian believes he will reverse the bad luck. He still has picked his NFL games with a 95% accuracy.
Here is his lock of the week pick for Sunday 10/08/06.
New Orleans over Tampa Bay.
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My friend Zach emailed me and told me not to walk, but to run to the nearest store in order to buy the new John Mayer album. I have not purchased it yet, but I wanted to pass on the info.
Look for Z's review of the album in the comments section.
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Thursday, October 05, 2006
The St. Louis Cardinals look like a new team. After just escaping one of the worst collapses in baseball history, the Cardinals have hit the playoffs full steam ahead.
Weaver helped St. Louis grab a 2-0 series lead today with the help of the bullpen by pitching a 2-0 shutout. LaRussa went with Weaver instead of Suppan and once again he made the right call. Suppan who is much better at home will pitch game 3 and try to wrap the series up.
The defense has been playing great. In my opinion Belliard has come up huge for the Cardinals at Second Base. He has made some huge defensive plays at critical times. The only thing that I see as a problem right now is the base running.
Pujols made a running error that worked out only because the Padres defense fell asleep. I am a huge Albert fan, but he has to start making better decisions on the base path. I love his intensity and his desire to win, but he has to be a little more under control on the base paths. Wells also caught Molina napping on the bases today. The Cardinals are need to cut down on there base running mistakes the deeper they go into the playoffs.
I predicted the Cardinals would sweep the Padres and as of now my prediction looks good. Look for the Card to wrap it up at home in game 3.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Here is a story that happened to me last night. I found it to be very funny and I wanted to share it.
First, let me start by saying that my wife Brittany is the bomb. Brittany is a great cook and makes me very healthy and very good meals every day. We don't have a lot of snacks around the house, and I have really been wanting some as of late.
Last night Brittany called me from the grocery store and asked if there was anything that I wanted. I said all I wanted was some snack food. I told her we have not had any good snacks in the house for some time, and I would love some snack.
So about an hour goes by and Britt gets home. I was very excited to see what she got so I ran to the kitchen. There it was. Brittany had bought me Chex Mix, and Rice cakes. That is right, Rice fricking cakes.
I was devestated. Now I have rice cakes to eat. I think my wife was telling me something, but I am not sure. Could it be the fact that I have gained about 30 pounds since she met me about 4 years ago? I don't know.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Here are a few new pictures of London. She is 5 months old. Her personality kills me. She is too funny. London is a very strong baby and a very well behaved baby. She loves her veggies and fruits. I would guess that she is a couple weeks from crawling. She is the joy of our life. Brittany is a great mom, and family life is good. Having a child is such a blessing. Look for London to be on the music charts soon. She has some serious pipes.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Isn't she cute?
London turned 4 months old yesterday. Where has the time gone? She is growing so quickly that it amazes me. Her smile melts my heart, and the youthful, beautiful sparkle in her eyes makes me so happy. Brittany and I love her so much.
We ask that you keep London in your prayers. That the Lord would keep her safe and help her grow strong. Our main prayer is that she would come to know Christ in a real and intimate way and that she would serve Him all the years of her life.
One of our other prayers for her is that she would dream big, and have the faith and courage to go after them. Please join us in those prayers for London's life.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Well here she is. London is already 3 months old. She has finally started to sleep through the night, which has been a great thing for Brittany and I. London is a very alert baby, and really likes music. She seems to prefer Classical and Jazz as of now.
We have a few trips to the swimming pool, which she loved. She loves the water. Bath time is one of her favorite times of the day. She has never cried during a bath, and really likes to lounge in her little bath. Her tub includes a little hammock in which she dangles her legs and arms over and splashes like crazy.
Her smile is amazing and melts my heart like nothing else can. However, you can't see the smile in the pictures posted above. She had been smiling like crazy for Brittany and I, but as soon as the photographer started snapping pictures, she became very serious. It was very funny. London's personality is already forming, and it is hilarious. She is a very happy baby, but very serious and intense at times.
More updates and pictures to come.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
By: Matt Wall (?)
Parody on “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt
My job is stupid, my day’s a bore,
Inside this office from eight to four
Nothin’ ever happens, my life is pretty bland,
Pretending that I’m working, pray I don’t get canned.
My Cubicle, My cubicle
It’s one of sixty two
It’s my small space in a crowded place
Just a six-by-six board booth
And I hate it that’s the truth
When I give a sigh as the boss walks by,
no one ever talks to me or looks me in the eye.
And I really should work but instead I just sit here and surf the Internet.
In My Cubicle, My cubicle
It doesn’t have a view.
It’s my small space in a crowded place
I sit in side there too. And sometimes I sit here nude.
Monday, June 12, 2006
My wife and I are starting a book that we were given. It is "Love Talk Starters" by Les and Leslie Parrott. It is 275 questions to get your conversations going. Some questions are just for fun, some will educate you about your spouses life, and still others will drill down on some more serious topics.
Here is the first question in the book.
What is your idea of a dream vacation? Where would you go? How would you travel (or would you travel at all)? How long would you stay? What would you do with your days?
Feel free to answer. I would love to see all of your answers. If not, ask your spouse, a friend, or a family member and begin to learn more about that person.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
I have been batching it for the last week. Yes, I got a little more sleep because my baby girl London was not waking me up in the middle of the night. Yes, I got to eat pizza, hot dogs, and a couple of other foods that aren't so good for me. I went golfing, went to a Cardinals game, sat by the pool and read a book, and even went to a bar and ate some buffalo wings. These things are all very good.
However, I have missed my wife and my baby London like crazy. Today they are coming back home, and I am pumped. They have been gone a week and I am very excited to have them back. Brittany's youngest sister Domini just graduated from high school so they went back to Conrad, Montana http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=27697 to celebrate that event. The house seemed too quiet and empty without London's cooing or crying. The house didn't seem as alive without Brittany's smile or laugh. My house and my life are just more complete with them around.
You know it is very cliche, but your spouse honesty does become the other half of yourself. There were nights while Brittany was gone that I would just sit there feeling like I wasn't right. I just felt like something was missing.
So on my last day of living the bachelor lifestyle I plan on watching some sports, laying by the pool, and I may eat another hot dog. However, at 9 pm when the plane lands in St. Louis I can't wait to hold my wife and baby girl. I have missed them, and I am glad they are coming home.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
One of my favorite movies is "The Breakfast Club". It has provided me a lot of laughs in my life and actually has a few moments that actually had me think about my life and the way that I treated people in high school.
The man who played the principal has passed away. I just wanted to take this moment to pour one out for my homie.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
London was one month old yesterday. She is doing very well. She is growing so fast, and is so much fun. I miss her at work all day, and speed home to see her. She is my baby girl, and I lover her so much. Brittany is doing an amazing job with her. London is a true blessing. Here are a couple of pictures of her.
Friday, April 14, 2006
11Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
12When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. 13Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?" 14But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.
15Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. 16At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas. 17So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you want me to release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?" 18For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat, his wife sent him this message: "Don't have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him."
20But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21"Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
22"What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"
23"Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!"
25All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"
26Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
27Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said. 30They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
32As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. 33They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). 34There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. 35When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 36And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. 37Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 40and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!"
41In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42"He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.' " 44In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. 46About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
47When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. 49The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
50And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. 52The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
54When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"
I don't know if you are out there reading this for the first time, and you may have never really looked into this Jesus that the Bible talks about. I challenge you to check him out. He died for you because he loves you, and if you will accept him in to your heart, and believe in him, you will have ETERNAL life. That is the good news that changed my life. I pray that it will change yours. Leave me a comment if you would like to hear more about Jesus. I would love to talk to you about Him. He changed my life and he is my Savior.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Here is a great scientific look at dance. This study takes an in depth look at who can dance, why we dance, and what people dance to. Take a look.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
My boss just showed me this video. I had to share it. Too funny. I know a few people that could use this. See the link below. Make sure you wait for the ad to end.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Brittany and I were blessed with a baby girl on March 18th. Her name is London Shea and she was born at 6:34 am. She was born on my birthday which made it even better. She is a beautiful baby, and she is doing wonderful. London was 6 lbs 10 oz at birth.
My wife Brittany is also well, and is did an amazing job at delivering London. Brittany is a very tough woman and I am so proud of her. She is going to be an incredible mother. I love her so much.
No words can explain what we are feeling. London is a true gift from God, and we are blessed and honored to have her as our daughter. We are very excited for the adventure ahead.
I will post pictures of her as quickly as I can. Thank you for all your prayers. Keep London in your prayers. That she would grow to be a Godly woman, and have a true heart for the Lord and people. I have no doubt that God has great plans for her.