Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy New Year!

This year may have been one of the most exhausting years of my life! My family has moved twice in 15 months. There have been house sales, countless trips, kids starting school, me finishing school (for the time being), changes at work, the list seems to go on and on. We STILL have to get our internet set up at the house. So the blog has been an infrequent "duty". But we have all persevered. Now we gear up for our taxes.

As I look back at last year, and at my life as a whole, I am reminded of something my parents would always tell me. "God never gives you more than you can handle". It may be very difficult to handle some of the things thrown at you, but you can do it. The past 18 months have been a testament to that! Packing up your family to move to a new city where you know absolutely no one, to start a new job, is putting a lot of Faith in God and in that advice. But you know, it's probably been one of the best things I've ever done.

2007 has been an interesting year, as most years should be. 2008 has a lot to live up to! But the year holds much promise and I, as a father and a husband, am looking forward to what it brings, because no matter what it is.... I know I can handle it.

Monday, December 10, 2007

We're back...Sort of.

Hey there. Bev and I have been in the process of moving, so we haven't posted in a while. We're still trying to coordinate with our new ISP to install service to the house.

So we're getting into the spirit of Christmas. How about you guys? What Christmas album do you HAVE to hear before you're in the Christmas mood? For me it's Ray Conniff, We Wish You A Merry Christmas. When the chorus chimes out "Jolly Old St. Nicholas", all my childhood memories rush back in a flood of Christmas Joy! It becomes one of those times where I just sit and stare into nothingness. I just reminisce. Trips to my grandparents houses, cousins houses, parties, snow, days off from school, are all released from the deepest recesses of my memory. Man, life was good when I was a kid. What happened? Besides responsibilities, the world has just become a much darker place. I want my kids to have the same fondness for their childhood as I do, and as my parents do. They deserve it at least as much as we did.