Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Are You On The Right Path?

The other day in my devotional time God spoke these words to me in my journal. They have really helped me, I hope they encourage you!!!

"My Son, listen to the words that I say, accept them, do them and you will prosper.
There are many things that might try to distract you and divert you from my path. My path leads to life, prosperity, and love. Stay on it!!! Don't skip back and forth between my path and the world's path. Its not worth it! Stay away from all lukewarmness. The way of the world might seem fun and pleasureable, but you dont see the end of that path. I Do!!!! Cause your flesh to come under subjection to your spirit. My path is the best way!
I love you son."

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Football Camp...

Well it is 8:00 AM on tuesday morning, (way too early to be up...) and I have to leave pretty soon here for the 2nd day of football camp. It started yesterday and after a killer workout, (even for me... lol) we started from the very basics, like ready stance, 3-point stance, and play calling. So it was great, but the problem is, that was just the first day, and I am already sore!!! oh well, I guess I will just have to fight through it. lol So anyways...

I will talk to yall later...
P.S. Oh yeah, in case you were wondering... that is not me in the picture. hehe lol

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Vacation... Days 4 and 5

Day 4...

Well today was pretty awesome, we pretty much just chilled in the morning, then after lunch we went to this cave here called Bridal Cave, it was pretty cool, except for the fact that there were some really really small spaces that we had to squeeze through, and our tour guide.... well lets just say he had some trouble getting through these spaces... lol but there was one other problem... my sister natalie was having, uh... well... lets just say it was what girls get that guys dont... lol so when we got to the back of the cave, we told the guide and he like rushed us back through it, cause she was seriously about to lose her lunch...

So me and her we running in front of everyone else to get her back to the car where she could lay down, and we ran back through the gift shop, and thankfully I found her some advil and a water bottle to kinda calm her down... lol

Then later on we hit up Outback for dinner, it was some amazing food as always... (oh yeah, me and my bro Mark decided that we need to find ourselves some Sheilas!!!! haha jk lol)

Then we went back to the house and got our Guitars, Banjos, Harmonicas, and Jaw Harps (gosh we are getting really hick!!! lol) and trooped down to the dock with the neighbors for a hoedown!!! lol well not really... my dad just played a bunch of old songs, then I took the guitar and did some worship... It was an AWESOME time!!!! The neighbors were really blessed too...
Here is the slideshow from the day

Day 5...
Well today we kinda just chilled all day. We went to Hyvee's MONSTER buffet for lunch, then we came back and swam and played some games, then tonight at about 8 we all went out and got some ice cream and went to the arcade again. Dude, me and natalie are getting soooo good at the dance dance revolution thing!!!!! it was sweet!!!! I had like 3 perfect games! lol

Wow... It is our last day here, this time has really flown by too fast! But it has been an incredible time!!! We got to spend a ton of time together as a fam, and just relax and unwind... which we all needed soo bad.
Thank you all sooooo much for your prayers, And I hope to see ya soon...
Love Always...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Vacation... Day 3

Well, another amazing day has passed on our Totally flippin awesome vacation... lol
We spent most of the day at the lake which was totally awesome! Sarah was totally shooting up the place with her camera, so we got all these pix of us all jumping off the dock!!! They are totally sweet!!!!
The only part that stunk about it was that we all got sooo burned up!!!! Exept for Mark of course... it is so unfair, cause he is the ONLY ONE in the family who can tan!!!!!! It is crazy!!!! He is seriously going to be black before the end of the week... lol

Then Me, Sarah, and Nat went to Hyvee (A grocery store) for lunch, They had this Crazy HUGE buffet there!!!! It was like a Italian, Chinese, and American buffets all smashed into one huge one!!! lol It was great, we like seriously waddled out of there, I think if any of us had fallen over, we would have rocked ourself to sleep trying to get up... haha lol

So then after a few more hours of swimming, Sarah cooked up some "Chimi Changas" which are these fried burrito things that she learned how to make in Cali... They were so so amazing!!!! Even though she burned the bottoms... lol

Then after dinner, we all packed in the van, (which is not an easy task anymore) and went to go shopping and to have some fun... so we found this little gift shop that had some hilarious stuff!!!! lol Then we hit the arcade next door, Dude, we were on the Dance Dance Revolution thing like the entire time!!!! haha we actually got pretty good at it!!! lol
Then we went and got this amazing hometown fudge... It was sooo incredibly rich!!!!!! You only have to eat like a tiny slice and youve had your sugar fix for about a week!!! lol

So here is the Slideshow from the day
Anyways, I'm out... talk to yall later...
Love Always

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Vacation... Day 2

Well, day 2 of our vaca has past, and it was totally AMAZING!!!!
We went shopping, go karting, and of course SWIMMING!!!! YEAH!!!

Here is the Slideshow from the day... we had a blast!!!!

P.S. My blog was kinda screwed up because of the transfer to the new beta thing... but I got it fixed, (at the expense of my template... lol) lol But I will fix that when I get back home. So yall can actually comment now!!!! lol
Talk to yall later.... Love yall!!!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Vacation.... Finally... (Days 0.1 and 1) lol

Right now I am sitting on the porch at the office of the resort that we are staying at cause this is the only place we can get wifi... lol

If any of you didn't know... We are on vacation in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri for about a week, Our first vacation in about 2 years...

So on saturday when we were supposed to leave I couldn't get my mom and sarah out the door till like 6! lol Getting Sarah to work when she wants to be on the computer is like pulling teeth!!! haha lol

So we were finally on the road, and by about 11:30 we were in Litchfield, IL... lol about an hour out of St Louis. Sarah wanted to stop there, so we found a Hampton Inn to crash at for the night. The only problem was that the place was basically surrounded by cornfields so we had these little "visitors" in our room... lol they said that they were beetles, but I think they were actually high tech espionage agents for Iran sent to spy on me because of the *Cough*secret work I am doing for the government...*cough* haha so after I took care of the little spies, which took most of the night... lol (you have to watch out for their little tear gas bomb things...;) lol We were on our way...

So we finally got to the lake house at about 3 on sunday... and we like immediately hit the lake. lol you can see pix of the rest of the day in the slideshow
We went to coldstone, and this one guy who worked there was awesome!!! haha he was sooooo funny!!!! lol there are some pix of him throwing the ice cream around in the show. But I wasn't sure what to get, so I just told him to make me his favorite thing... lol he made me a "cookie doughnt you love it with cake batter ice cream... haha It was AMAZING!!! lol
Then after we finished our ice cream we went outside and took these awesome pix on these steps!!! then when we got home, me Sar and Nat all went out on the dock with my guitar and did worship for like 1/2 hour!!! It was amazing!!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Ahhh.... Family Time!!!!

Well mondays are always our day off but usually they get all eaten up by different activities. So on monday we decided to just put everything aside and get some much needed family time.

First we were thinking about going to either Lake Geneva or Rock Cut State Park, but by the time we got out the door (2 PM) it was too late to go to either of those because we had to be back by 6 cause some friends were coming over.

Anyways earlier in the day, my dad had gotten an email tip about a man out in Geneva who was kinda going through some hard times and didn't have any food. So we got everyone in the van and headed out to help the guy out. So we picked him up at his house and took him to the grocery store and let him just go crazy and get everything that he needed for a while. It was awesome to be able to bless him like that!So we took him back to his house and then we went to Fabyan Woods, which is this awesome area on the Fox river that is just so amazingly beautiful!!!
We just walked around and were able to have some great family time. It was really refreshing!
Here are some pics from the day...

Me and JuliAnna
My Brother Mark Thinks he is a monkey... lol

Man we got hops!!!! lol