Wednesday, June 20, 2007


There have been numerous times over the last month that I have thought to myself, “I should blog about that”. But alas, it has not happened… until now. I will attempt to catch you up on all the blog-worthy items in my life.

1) Misty, Peter and I took the kids camping. This was quite a monumental task and one that was worth it. One morning two weeks ago we loaded up the suburban (with A LOT of stuff), buckled the kids in and headed into the mountains. We made several discoveries on this little adventure. First of all, the babies seem to get car sick. This is note worthy as to all the stuff we had to clean up when we made it home and because they have a rather long road trip ahead of them the end of this month. So Misty is hoping that baby Dramamine is an option. Secondly, the kids LOVE being outdoors. They enjoyed the little walks around the campground and playing in the stream that was nearby. Thirdly, Misty and Pete don’t get much sleep when Joe screams in the night until they put him in bed with them and then no one sleeps much. All in all, it was a lot of fun to take the kiddos on a little adventure and to get away from town for a couple of days.

2) I finished up house sitting. I had a great place for 6 months and the owner was coming home. About a month ago a couple that I had met through Young Life asked if I would be interested in renting the upstairs of their large house. So last weekend I packed up and moved into their house. Wendy and Eric are really great people and I am looking forward to spending time with them. One of the interesting things about the house is that it is located out in the country in a fancy sub division/community. It is nice but more than doubles my commute to work. But at the same time it is a beautiful drive. I will try to snap a picture of Wendy and Eric for you one of these days.

3) Young Life has been busy with summer camp fundraising. I have also begun to work on some grant writing for them. I am actually quite excited about this new challenge. I know I can write so it will be fun to try this new skill. I have to say that it is very different to work for a non-profit and have to be very aware of where your money is coming from. And things are very tight right now so we are moving on faith that the summer months will not take us into deficit and reduced salaries. If you think of it, pray that the funds for our ministry will be provided for.

Well, I think that about says it all. Thanks to my faithful readers who keep checking to find out if I have actually updated this crazy journal. Maybe one day I will get back into a more consistent routine.

PS I wrote this blog on the 14th. Since that time the twins had their first birthday party. Keep watching the Neisen Times for some great photos.