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Thursday, September 29, 2005

It's an Aer-o-plain

Tomorrow morning Currie and I are off to sunny Tucson, Arizona to witness the marriage of her longtime friend (and my longtime acquaintance) Kimberly Ward. This means that I’ll be spending my birthday in airports, airplanes, a rental car and a cheap hotel. We’re planning on taking the digi cam and the ‘puter, and I’ll do my best to find some family-friendly moments to blog.

Rylie is staying with Currie’s parents while were gone, and Parker is staying with Brice and Jodi. Currie’s worried about Parker, but I’m sure they’ll be fine. I’m also sure that nothing less then an appletini will make her forget them for any period of time this weekend. She’s in the wedding so she has all kinds of events planned. I however, plan on lying around the hotel in my underwear, reading my new book on poker and drinking cheap beer. FOR FOUR STRAIGHT DAYS.

By the way, last minute gift ideas include: iTunes gift certificate, ebay gift certificates, or just donate to my paypal account by clicking on the button to your right. All of those are instantly delivered to me, and will help me kill some time in Tucson.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Hurricane Update

Just when we thought everyone dodged the hurricane bullet, we find out that Mom's house it totally destroyed. She said that a tree fell down the length, collapsing the roof, and filling it with water. She and Tim are going to spend some time in Minnesota with Beth and Aaron, since they won't be able to get back into Lake Charles for a couple of weeks.

Luckily the Campfire Ln. house was untouched, and hopefully it'll sell once the city gets back on track.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Hurricane Update

***I got an email from Donna that Mom and Tim got to Dallas safely last night. They should be out of harms way up there.

Dad on the other hand is staying in Katy. He said that they were going to evacuate to the north, but knew that they couldn't get out of the city. He said it's worse then they show on TV. Grandma Jackson is with them, and he thinks they'll be okay since the storm looks like it's moving east.

I'll keep updates coming as I get them. ***

Weekend Update

I know that everyone’s minds are on the Hurricane, but I thought I’d give a Kansas City update for those tired of surfing weather.com. The kids are good, as usual. Rylie seems to enjoy preschool, though she doesn’t talk about it much. She’s so talkative, but something about kids talking about what they did in school. It’s weird.

Her new thing in multi-syllabic words and using inflection in her voice. Yesterday she we were watching our neighbor’s puppy and she said “He is so adorable, I just can’t believe it.” I told her that if the word has more syllables then her collective years on earth, she can’t use it. Last week she beat Currie in scrabble.

Parker is starting to talk a lot better also. He is much more demonstrative in his conversation, acting out scenes and filling in words he doesn’t know with actions. He is also fond of voices. He has a high squeaky voice he uses, and a “scary” lion voice he employs. And he likes to say things like WOHOO, and AWESOME. It’s pretty funny.

We’ve started going to a church plant lead by Lloyd Rindels, the guy who lead Masters Commission. This weekend will be week three, and there will probably be a hundred people on his back lawn. It’s good, but Currie and I have never done a church plant before, so we don’t really know what to expect.

There are a couple of art fairs this weekend that Currie wants to check out, but I’m going to try and take it easy the rest of the time. Of course, our Texas relatives are in our prayers, and I’ll keep updates coming as I get them.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Parker's Cute

frighteningly so, really.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Q - Tip

Let this be a lesson to all you kids out there. Don’t ever, ever play drunken Jenga. Your mouth just may write checks your body can’t cash: