Thursday, June 28, 2007

Prayers Please

Hey all,

If you could lift up a prayer on behalf of my daughter Anna who is having her tonsils out tomorrow. The doctor has said that that Anna is a stellar candidate for this surgery. Sometimes you want to be the best, other times... not so much. Anyway. My baby (she's 8) goes under general anethesia for her first time which can be a little scary. Thanks.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Because I Have Girls...

Like, did you totally, like, hear the totally awesome news! I mean, it's the biggest news EVER!

Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus just released her second album today. It's a double album with Hannah on the first and Miley (the real girl) on the second. Yeah, I'll be heading to Target today to pick this one up for my ladies. All in all, a pretty good example of what a kid can do.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sound Effects on Speed

I finally found this guy. He is flippin' amazing!!!

One More Mac or PC

Alright, I realize that these ads have been parodied to death, but I think this song almost approaches Wierd Al status. Think "White and Nerdy"...

Monday, June 25, 2007

Um... WOW!!!

I have to say that this year's Camp Adventure was absolutely AWESOME! It was great to have my friends, Corey Mann, DC Curry, and Johnny Keim leading the charge along with Papa B (Mark Beeson).

The thing that struck me most this week was watching the progression of kids' self-consciousness. Monday night, there were a lot of kids sort of "kickin' the tires" to see if this thing was real. Lots of glances to their friends if it was okay to worship God with passion. The great key in shifting this is the example that the outstanding counselors gave. Full-hearted worship, engaged, and passionate. As the week progressed we saw many kids commit their lives to Jesus on Wednesday. At the end of the night we brought out Chris Tomlin's "Party" (which can honestly be a bit cheesy) and it totally worked! The kids and counselors screaming out "We gonna PARTY - I was dead, now I'm alive!!!"

Check out updates and footage on Corey's site HERE.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Camp Adventure is Here!

Once again, we head down to Camp Adventure. I can't believe that this is Mark Beeson's 35th year of doing this!!! Talk about perseverance! Reminds me of Hebrew 10:23 "Let us not give up doing good, for at the proper time you will reap a harvest if you do not give up."

2 fave fotos from last year:


Both from the longest slip and slide EVER!

My most favorite part of camp is the way these middle schoolers give their hearts to God. They are surrounded by leaders who truly love them and it makes a huge difference in the students willingness to express their love to God. Reports when we get back!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

We're Back!

Hey there! Just in case you missed us, we're back from Disneyworld/beach vacation in sunny Florida! Much fun!

Several highlights:

1. We totally surprised the girls this time. We picked up Anna from school (which was supposed to be her last day until snow days arrived!) and brought her into the car. We had everything set since we drove down. The girls asked "where are we going?!!!" We told them to push play on the DVD player. "Welcome to Disneyworld!", said the narrator. (Cue happy tears from Anna) They couldn't believe it! We couldn't believe that we actually kept it a secret for over 6 months!!!

2. We got our own personal Spectromagic Parade at 11pm on the last day. The closest people to us were about 50 feet away. Several of the characters came an shook the girls' hands. Like this dragonfly!

3. Our hotel, Disney's Pop Century resort was fabulous. Here was the view of the pool (shaped like a computer!)

We stayed in the 80's/90's building. Our building had giant Rubik's Cubes for stairwell covers.

We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hotel to anyone who needs to stay within a budget. Very clean. Fun pop culture stuff all over from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, & 90's.

4. We met one of the stars of the Lion King Show (Animal Kingdom) while we were on the street at MGM. Her name was, of all things, ANNA!

5. We met up with Lindsay Wasik and her mom Dixie at Magic Kingdom. Ask Lindsay about her pirate encounter!

6. Anna's teacher, Mrs. Wolff and her husband Stan, hosted us for a great day on the beach at Cocoa Beach.

One of my favorite pix from the trip in Paris!(Epcot)