Saturday, December 27, 2008

Family pictures

From Christmas 2008 at home and at Larry and Flicka's

From Christmas 2008 with mom

Aren't the big family group pictures at Christmas always so fun. Trying to get everyone to smile and be looking at the camera at the same time. And it always seems like one of the little kids either is crying or doesn't want to look at the camera or be in the picture. But after all the agony of trying to get the shot, it is usually worth it. The reality is that for that moment, everyone was there and that may not be the case next year. So as hard as they always are to take and as much as everyone frowns when it comes to having to take them, they are always worth it in the end

Friday, December 19, 2008

The countdown has begun!

From Copper Mtn. snowboard trip day 4
Our new favorite way to start the new year off is a trip we do with some great friends to Copper Mountain to go snowboarding. We have such a blast on this trip and look forward to it all year long. Its going to be even more fun this year because Denise just got past the learning part on the last trip and will be able to have alot more fun now. Great friends and Great fun, another blessing God has given us.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Being thankful

From Denise Cozumel

This time of year really makes me start thinking about all the things I am thankful for.
1. My wonderful and amazing wife (that's a given but I take her for granted more than I should)
2. My healthy 10 year old son (that keeps me on my toes)
3. My parents (the fact that I still have both of them here with me)
4. The great friends we have (that we actually enjoy doing stuff with and hanging out with)
5. My church family (fuelchurch is just awesome!!)
6. GOD's grace (enough said)
7. My 2 brothers that live fairly close and that we have great relationships with each other
8. My inlaws (I am so blest in this area, they are the best)
9. GOD's blessing upon my business
10. Having employees that actually do care (which is extremely rare in this day and time)
This is in no way a complete list, just some of the things God put on my heart as I was typing this. The biggest thing that I didn't even put on the list is the fact that GOD hasn't given up on me yet. He still sees some potential under it all.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The hard core Scuba Mermaids

From Cozumel Dec 2008 1

To me, it is so cool when I find something that I really like doing and my wife does also. Typically this is not that easy to do because as I get older, I realize that GOD has a sense of humor because he put 2 opposites together with us. Scuba diving is fast becoming one of my favorite things to do because she actually enjoys it too. This is a photo of her and Juleah at about 70 feet below the surface. We nicknamed them the "hard core scuba chicks" but mermaids has a better ring to it.