Friday, August 17, 2007

I've moved...

see you there!

5 years today!



Who knew they could have been so fast?
Who knew they could have been so good?

Monday, August 13, 2007

one more...

...take note of the boxers :)
My eight-eyed tan combat boots, un-laced, with the pant legs tucked in are missing becuase I had already changed into the bowling shoes when this was taken. Trust me. They were AWESOME!

so my wife's a gangsta

It was 80's 90's night for Cosmic Bowling.
Yeah, everyone else went with florescent pinks and greens.
Lacy went with Ghetto-Gangsta-Hip-Hop.
It was awesome.

Monday, July 16, 2007

road trip with some air time

We're off to South Dakota today for a week of camp with THE CAUSE band.
I'll let you know how it went when we get back.
If you're in or around Rapid City, come say "hi".

Friday, July 06, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

update on my mom

I'm lagging, I know. It's been a crazy week. Mom had a nine hour surgery on Tuesday and the Doctor was able to remove ALL visible tumors along with some other bits and pieces. She's doing very well. I'm bedside with her right now and she's alert and not in too much pain. We're all taking shifts at the hospital with her. There's a full report on our church's website, but I thought you might want to hear it from me. She's still got a long road of chemo ahead, but stage one is behind us.

Your prayers and support have been overwhelming.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

tough week

The week started with my mom having a fairly routine female-related operation, and ended with the startling news of ovarian-like cancer. A jolt to say the least. I feel comfortable writing about it for the first time tonight because the news was shared with our church family this morning. I won't go into a ton of detail now, but there will be surgery this week, followed with chemotherapy.

Our family is doing OK, not great, but OK. We all feel it at different times. We've all had our moments of reality setting in. We remain optimistic about the outcome, yet overwhelmed with the process. The next few months will most assuredly be different. My dad is living with this the most. He's gaining information as quickly as he can take it in, and determined to be along side for the entire ride. My mom seems to be doing well. I can't imagine what's she's feeling, but her spirits are high.

Our church has been wonderful to us this week. I'm SO grateful to be where we are and have an extended family that loves us. Both my dad and I were absent for this morning's worship, but I hope to be back next weekend. I was able to lead at THE CAUSE last night, and being there ministered to me more that words could express.

Thanks for your prayers. We'll probably be opening a new blog to update you on her progress. I'll post something when that's up.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A Night At The Park

Luke and I went with Nick and Nate (Lacy's cousins) to the Padres game tonight. We had a great time despite the loss in 12 innings. There is NEVER a bad time had at Petco Park. It's one of my favorite places to be on any given night.
Thanks Uncle Ben for the tickets.

Monday, May 14, 2007

D.C. with DAD

My dad took me along to D.C. Last week for a pastors political briefing. It was a quick trip, but we managed to cram a lot in.
lots of fun. Here's some pics...

Sunday, May 06, 2007

mark suhonen

Mark has been playing drums for us at THE CAUSE.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

quote that laughs

My friend, Patrick Norton, said this today in regards to eating healthy:

"If I were rich, I'd just have a chef...

...or a wife"

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


I met a man the other day who's reason for knowing that God exist and that God watches out for him was this...

"I know that God watches out for me. I see him moving around me all the time. I'll be freezing cold in the middle of the night and I'll find a blanket that someone left on the bus. This kind of thing happens too often for me to not believe in God."

This put life into perspective for me.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

San Diego Mud Run @ Skyline

I ran in the mud yesterday with Lacy and My dad. It's a 5k or 10k run (we did the 5K) which goes through several mud pits and up and over our mountain (WAY STEEP). This is the second annual run that our church has sponsored, and it was a huge hit again. We had over 2,000 runners and probably another 1,000 spectators. This was my first year to run it, and it killed me. I wisely paced myself with my dad becuase he knew the course well and is in much better shape than me (sad). Lacy finnished only a couple of minutes behind us.
Luke ran in the Mini-Mud run (1k) and had fun on MOST of it.

here's the links to the event:

MudRun Slide Show

Sunday, February 04, 2007


Congrats to the State of Indiana, the place I once called home (sort of). I'm happy for all my friends who are celebrating tonight.

Enjoy it, because next year the BOLTS are gonna run all over the BLUE!!!!!!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

A Day In The Snow

We were able to hit the slopes in Big Bear, CA last Tuesday with the Benoits and the Davis Family. It's been over two years since Lacy's been able to ski due to having two kids in two years (bless her heart), so FINALLY we were able to ride the lifts and carve the mountain together again. We love our kids, we're EXTREMELY greatful for them, but it was so nice to be without them and "just be us" for a minute.
So, thanks to mom-in-law for watching the kids. Thanks to Mark for the accomodations. Thanks to Nick for driving us up in his "posh" van and for the pics. And thanks to Lacy for being my wife :)

Monday, January 22, 2007

O, Did I Mention...

We're back from Georgia...
And we're off to Big Bear!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

We're off to Georgia

See you when we get back!