Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Welcome Back...

"Welcome back,
To that same old place that you laughed about..."

On Saturday, March 4, 2010. I am going back to school. (sorta)
I am planning on attending a school for a business degree about for 14 months.
I'm a little anxious about the whole ordeal.
Simply because I am not the most studious person
But the schooling is a means to an end.

I just need to keep reminding myself that God has a plan for my life.
A plan that is for good and not evil...
If God got me through Bible College...
Then I know that He won't let me down now!

I know that I will be able to look back at this time and see God's hand in my life.
He has a way of doing "things or allowing "things" to happen in our lives,
so we don't forget His faithfulness!!!
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Winter Blues...

I have come to the decision that I hate February! Nothing personal against the month or those whose birthday happens to fall in the month of February.
My problem with this time of the year is simply this:
It isn't spring yet!
I am a baseball fan and that means that it is spring training!
Today is the official day of Catchers and Pitchers reporting to SPRING training.
I just really like the fact that the daylight is getting longer, the warmth, and that everything starts to become green again. So once I get past February then I know that winter is ending.
The problem around here (Baltimore, Maryland) is that
we have gotten a million inches of snow and it isn't melting fast enough.
I guess I will just have to have some patience and in the mean time
I think I will dream about the SPRING.
Below are some photos of my nephew who is attempting make the USA Jr Olympic Baseball team. He is pretty great, of course I am bias!

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PS. I should feel blessed though because when I lived in Buffalo there wasn't a season known as spring.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Good Thing About Imaginary Friends Is....

Here in the Baltimore/DC area we got hit with a major snow storm. It started snowing Friday night around 5 and didn't stop until Saturday around 5. At some points in the night it was snowing about 3 inches an hour and there was thunder and lighting accompanying the snow. I have never heard of a thunder snow storm. But WE got one in the early morning hours on Saturday. Well, my oldest daughter loves snow. She loves to make snowmen, and "dig for buried treasure". The problem is that when it looks like this outside....
it isn't very much fun for a four year old. She can't really walk in the snow drifts that are above her head. So we came inside....
The good thing about an imaginary friend is that even in bad weather they can come over for a visit. My daughter Abby has a "friend" named Martha. Martha is four and even has a boyfriend named Nick. (I am sure that Nick is named after my sister in law Rachel's Boyfriend). Martha also has a dog name Lala who comes and plays with Abby's dog Coco and usually they come to play every day. Well yesterday, Abby decided that it was Martha's birthday.
My wife and Abby made Martha's cake.-Strawberry with Chocolate icing! (from scratch ;)

It was so good!!!! Well, we had a nice time together has a family and imaginary friends.
(Just so you know - Abby knows that Martha is just pretend. I asked "Is Martha going to blow out the candles?" Abby response... "Um, no, remember she is just pretend". )
We still sang happy birthday and Abby blew out the candles!!! Below are some of the other photos that i took over the weekend. Please enjoy them...

These were my "artsy" photos before the snow got really bad...

These two loved it out there... Until the snow got above their heads!!!

You know you have gotten too much snow
when even this one doesn't want to go outside anymore.

I think Abby and Martha did some dancing!
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It is ten at night...

Do you know where your husband is? Last night around 10 pm here in Maryland we had some snow.... My oldest daughter Abby loves when it snows here, but it was too late for her to go play in the snow last night. So I took the dogs for a quick romp through the snow. Then I made a snowman for Abby to see when she woke up in the morning...

My idea was that I wouldn't be able to play with Abby in the snow today, so I would make a snowman for her instead. It worked perfect!!! This morning I woke up to this...

"Mom, Mom...." "There is a snowman outside my window!!!"
"How do you think it got there?" Rebecca asked
"Um, I don't know..."
"Well, who do you know that makes a great snowman?"
"DADDY!!!!" "Thank you daddy!"

So my idea worked wonderfully and here are the photos to enjoy!

This last picture was taken at work today. I just love it!
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