Monday, July 19, 2010

Its been a while

It's been a while since I have taken the time to actually sit down and blog...well a long while.

Since the last time I blogged so much has happened.

I had a kiddo...yay...he's alot like us both...I like to call him muppet because he acts like a 20 year old and has such distinct features...all wrapped up in a 2 1/2 month old body

See...that's his "doh" look. He only does that when he really thinks dad is crazy.

But he's not the subject this friends are...

They are the subject of my blog return....

Who are they...?

They met at a group we are involved with. Believe me, it was an unlikely meeting. They met...they fell in love...they got hitched and now...and now, they are on a path....together.

That's the part that's so cool.

I watched them this week standing tall. I watched them lifting the other up...

I watched them maybe for one of the first times in their lives...completely not alone.

You see they had to talk in front of people...they had to throw some opinions that were controversial....wait...they didn't have to...


They both were smiling...though the audience was probably going "what did they just say"....."can they say THAT here?"...yep they rocked...and the listeners were rocked ...the couple was truly one...Mr. And Mrs Smith one ...yep people were...listening...some i'm sure were shocked..and some more than others...but there was this guy...just this one guy...oh yes ...except for that one guy....

That one guy....

He was on the back row....yellow shirt...normal tie....he was listening...intently

He was uneasy...he wanted to say something so bad that he almost couldn't keep it in ...I bet ...98% sure....he wanted to say....."yes"..."YES"....

How do I know that..well it might have been his smile....way big smile...bright eyed smile...

So the scene...a couple acting as one...risking it all because they have each other....let's call them "the cause".

Then the yellow shirt guy...I had to keep looking back....I couldn't help myself...

I am going to give yellow guy a name too...."effect"

Bottom line...

Thank you "cause" guys did guys demonstrated marriage perfectly.

And as for you mr.....


Effect...I hope we meet again.

One way or another...I bet we do....

Location:From my home

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Yep...I felt him move for the first time last night.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Impact Day

Today is an impact day in my life...

It is Dec 22, 2009 and today I am going to have lunch with my mom at Gretch for an ultrasound at 3:00 pm...and then shop for our baby boy or girl at 4:00pm.

Yep This the day we find out if we are having a boy or a girl.

People keep asking me what do I want...I keep responding "a baby".

They ask me what I think it is...I think "a baby".

Here's my thoughts...

I don't get to choose what sex it is.....I do get to choose how I react to what sex it is.'s 6:48 am when I am writing 4:00pm I will know.....

So my soon-to-come dear boy or girl (currently "a baby")....I want you to know that whether I am buying pink clothes or blue clothes today doesn't matter to me...

What does matter is I have the distinct pleasure of getting to buy you clothes.

I get the distinct pleasure of getting to dream more vividly about you and your life to come.

I get the distinct pleasure of knowing that what is to being dictated word for word.... by the author of the universe, and I have no decision...except one....

Yep today I get to unwrap this part of the gift he is giving me... on this day...this special day....this day of impact.

I have made my decision...boy or girl...get ready kiddo....for I have decided to make your life awesome fun!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tonight 20 Years Ago

Tonight 20 years ago I could not Blog about this
Tonight 20 years ago I was 19 years old
Tonight 20 years ago I was at the U of U
Tonight 20 years ago I was watching my TV in AWE
Tonight 20 years ago I went to bed...not as worried about Nuclear War
Tonight 20 years ago I went to bed on a twin bed at my mom's house
Tonight 20 years ago I was standing with the German people
Tonight 20 years ago I was crying at the thought of unity
Tonight 20 years ago I was spurred on by the courage of a people
Tonight 20 years ago I watched a power tool used so eloquently
Tonight 20 years ago I had the words "tear down this wall" reverberating in my head
Tonight 20 years ago I had not met Gretchen
Tonight 20 years ago I went to bed
Tomorrow 20 years ago I woke up to a brand new world...more courageous...more empowered...less afraid...
My old old school books...they were now WAY out of date and ((hopefully)) useless forever!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Amazing Pace

Amazing Pace...Amazing Grace

It's been quite a couple of weeks.

Utenited started up, and people and friends lives blew up.

Marriages and break-ups mixed

It's been crazy the pace we have been running.

We are both a bit tired, but in the midst of it all...

Well let's just say amazing grace

We celebrate today a milestone

Not an anniversary, not some made up day, nope

A real milestone

Today is day three of this party wrapped in the blanket of amazing grace

I have to go to work, so does my wife, we have so many things to do, and so little time to get them all done.

Yet let the winds blow, let the sky's open up and pour, let the lightning flash

For tonight we come home late...but we come home to a place of peace, and we lavish in God's grace...and then we gather ourselves once again, for tomorrow the sun will rise.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"In" love

Have you ever thought about the question what it means to be "in" love?

I was sitting here thinking about the question just a few minutes ago and came up with a thought.

First off, I love many people, but I am not in love with many of them.

Here's what I think it means...

When your in love you're contained by matter where you look (even in the darkest corner you can find) you're still there, you're still contained, you're still in love.

In love means there is no escape hatch (it was sealed years ago). There is no escape. No matter how bad it gets, no matter how close you look, no matter what your feeling in the moment, no matter just doesn't matter...

You are "IN" love.

note: just because you're in love it does not mean there are times you shouldn't get out of the if your being abused or being beaten etc..., but even then...the feelings are hard to escape.

Just thinking

OK...back to my nap...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Facebook, Van Wilder and Air Supply the domino effect

Tonight I looked at my life closely. You see so often I forget one of the most important aspects of life...chill out you's about others....forget the dumb rules out there...and have a bit of fun while you're at it.

I started on this path about a month ago on facebook...."oh my facebook how I love thee"...

I started posting some old photos...but in so doing I remembered so much about what I have learned.

Then I spent some time with a friend today on his 38th...

But the big one happened just moments ago....Van pulled it all together of the dumbest movies of all time...a movie about a party'er who really knows how to love.

It hit me during the movie while they were playing air supply....

Why air supply...because ...well....they wrote sweet nice songs...and I like nice sweet songs...a-lot

and it just hit me ...
the final domino....
I remembered...

but what you may ask....what had I began to forget again...?

It's fun...and not so serious

Life that's contains holds love...people want to just have to knock .

I know there are tough moments...don't get me wrong...

but for me..

4 me..

I am going to keep the rules that help others...forget the rules that protect me....have fun with fun to excited about the possibilities..accept the outcomes...aim further ahead...and knock on those doors more often...your door...

pssst I know where you live...

I coming a knock'n...and I'm singing

Oh yes singing real loud

"That was the heartbreak...but now that I found you...even the nights are better now that we're here together"