Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Here are some pictures of my babies all dressed up for Halloween. They had a blast and scored some serious candy. London went as Minnie Mouse, Drake went as a monkey, and Tavery went as a football. They looked adorable. I love them so much.

Monday, October 26, 2009

My Son Is 2

My son (Drake Thomas) turned 2 today. We had a great day celebrating with family. His favorite present by far was the little acoustic guitar that his Grandma Mellott got him. He honestly carried it everywhere all day, and wanted to take it to bed.

Drake is a great boy. He is filled with joy and wonderment that I love to watch. His eyes sparkle, his laugh makes me smile, and his kisses and hugs melt me. I am proud to call him my son, and I look forward to watching him become the man God has designed him to be.

Thank you Lord, for my son Drake. I love him so much. Thank you for entrusting him to me.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Adrian Peterson Is A Dude

Adrian Peterson is by far the best running back in the NFL. The guy can just flat out play football. Not only is he strong and fast, but the way he finishes a run is amazing. He looks to punish the people trying to tackle him. For instance, check out this run he made today against the Steelers.

Notice he didn't just run over the guy. He then stepped on him as he took off down field. Adrian is very fun to watch. This guy is an awesome football player.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Final Play

The Iowa Hawkeyes beat Michigan State on the last play of the game to remain undefeated.
This is how it went down.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Serious Range

Check out this guy's incredible vocal range. Wait, maybe this isn't called range. You let me know. Be sure to focus in on Shane's face as he hits some of the notes. Classic. I have got to give props to my boy Zach for turning me on to this clip.

Now check out Shane's range with a little help from autotune. Too funny!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Youth Ministarz

My boy Adam Mustoe who is the Director of Youth Ministries at Living Word Church showed this to me a couple days ago. Too funny! Where my youth ministarz? Holla!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jay Cutler and Justin Taylor

Are Jay Cutler and Justin Taylor long lost brothers? You tell me.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Charlie, You Bit Me

Here is an adorable little clip that my sister-in-law showed me today. The little boy's accent is so darn cute.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Silent Library

I posted this back in 2007, and I must admit I still laugh just as hard as I did the first time I watched this. This is a Japanese game show, and in my opinion one of the funniest things I have ever watched. Watching the guys trying not to lose it, and laughing at their friends anguish is just too much. I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009


Here is my great friend Zach Nielsen preaching on the topic of adoption. It is well worth your time.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Throwback Jerseys

My Denver Broncos played in their 1960's throwback jerseys today. They are by far some of the ugliest jerseys I have ever seen.

The results were not ugly. They beat the Patriots 20-17. Denver's record is now an impressive 5-0.

I am very happy.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Obama and T-Pain

Here is a great clip of T-Pain using auto-tune to have a little fun with President Obama.

(HT: Vitamin Z)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Something I Read Today

"An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of his children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others."

-A.W. Tozer

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Sacred Parenting

Doug Wolter:

If you’ve been a parent for a few years or more, I highly recommend Gary Thomas’ book, Sacred Parenting. I remember reading part of it as a new parent and then setting it back on the shelf to find something more hands-on and practical. Now, with three children, and a little more experience behind me, I’ve picked up this book again and it has spoken to me in a fresh way.

Sacred Parenting differs from most parenting books as it spends more time on the “why” of parenting then it does the “how-to.” And this is crucial since the “why” will inevitably affect the “how to.” Thomas’ words are helpful here:

What if one of God’s primary intentions for you as a parent isn’t about successfully raising perfect children, but about your becoming more holy? The truth is, we are living in the midst of holy teachers. Sometimes they spit up on themselves or us. Sometimes they throw tantrums. Sometimes they cuddle and kiss and love us. In the good and the bad they mold our hearts, shape our souls, and invite us to experience God in newer and deeper ways.

I encourage you to pick up this book and let God parent you and shape you through your children. Gary Thomas also wrote the following books I highly recommend as resources for couples.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Don't Look Now

I know it is still early in the season, but my Denver Broncos are now 4-0.
They had a great win against the Dallas Cowboys today. This Denver team has really improved their defense.

Check out how they won today.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

This Is Our Time

Check out this adorable little guy do his version of the Pre-Game speech that Coach Herb Brooks gave the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team.

We may have a future coach on our hands.

Read about the story behind this clip here.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Crazy WIn For A Vermont Football Team

Check out the end to this crazy game. Some coach needs to polish up on the rules.
Check it out here.