Boy Meets Girl

Luke has taken his first step into a larger world… no, not of the Force… of Girls. :) Recently we had a family over from our church whose daughter is one of Luke’s favorite friends. Though we may have to keep a closer eye on them now…. BOY MEETS GIRL Sitting together on the couch. How cute. Luke’s got an idea… She is so lovely, and she adores the attention!Whoa! He wasn’t expecting THAT! But he doesn’t seem to mind either! Ooooo, what was that? a kiss? And no, these pictures were not posed, we were just taking pictures and letting them play, though someone may have said “give a kiss.” I cant’ wait to show these at Luke’s wedding someday! I think Luke is already fulfilling Romans 16:16, I Cor. 16:20, II Cor. 13:12, I Thess. 5:26, and I Peter 5:14!JUST FULFILLING SCRIPTURE Reminds me of the young Bible College boy who was taking a girl he fancied on her first date, and the girl’s father, who happened to be a preacher, asked him as they were about to go out the door, “What are your intentions with my daughter, young man?” To which the boy replied, “Just to …

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If April Showers, Bring May Flowers

If April Showers, Bring May Flowers What does April Snow Bring? the view out my window! the Easter Bunny is confused! THIS is Spring? Mysterious Patterns Appear in the Drive Way So much for Global Warming! (or a relaxing swing in the back yard) WARNING: POLITICAL SOAP BOX By the way, if you don’t know what Global Warming is, it is simply a paranoid scare tactic to raise money and increase political power by those who will do anything to get power. You probably don’t know why they only use climate data from 1975 to present? Because from 1940 to 1974 the world was cooling and the political kooks at that time where using a Global Cooling scare (“The Next Ice Age is Here!) to raise money and try to gain political power. Bet you didn’t know that Congress was having special sessions on Global Cooling in the 70′s. Nope. Because that would be an Inconvenient Truth! :) (Want the truth, watch this documentary from the UK that debunks this American obsession) An even more “Inconvenient Truth”, (or stinky truth) reported by our own government agriculture agency, is that US cattle flatulence (big word so kids don’t know) accounts for …

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Easter Bunny Secret Identity Revealed!

Sara, Luke, and Karl – Easter 2007 Easter 2006 was a day that was very significant in our little family. While we took Luke into our home on April 1st last year, it was on Easter Sunday one year ago that we met with the birth mother and she made her final decision to give him to us. And then the legal adoption process began. Since that process ended in December, we’ve been enjoying our life as a little family at the beginning of this Adventure called Parenting! See how he has grown! Here is last Easter: Karl, Luke, and Sara – Easter 2006 Now he is a cool little dude who can crawl, climb stairs, and stuff Cherioes down the heating vents! Ready for Church on Easter Sunday! A man comfortable in front of a camera! And then the Easter Bunny arrived! Oh, how embarrassing, er, I mean, exciting! Yes, that is me, dressed as the Easter Bunny. (blush) But in my defense, it was not my idea! My older sister handed me the costume just minutes before the family Easter Egg Hunt and says, “put it on” and what’s a dad to do? Let pride get in the …

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My Adventure with Flat Stanley

It’s been a fun two days, I got to hang out with my MLB beat reporter bro, have full access to roam behind the scenes and on the field at a major league ball park, hang with Frank Thomas in person, but BAH… the highlight, was spending a day with Flat Stanley! What?!? You’ve never heard of Flat Stanley? Well, I’ll get back to him… Major League Grass! These are my feet on the grass at Comerica Park, home of the almost-world-series-champs Detroit Tigers, the day after their opening day against the Blue Jays, who my little brother covers for MLB.com. (look for his name right on bluejays.com) I drove to Detroit to hang with my bro for a few days and watch him “in action.” Karl and Jordan in the Dug Out My one day media pass gave me access to the whole park. I entered the stadium via the “tunnel” on the visitor side after passing through the clubhouse. Sorry, but no pictures were allowed in the clubhouse. This was a day off, between opening day and a game today, so the park was empty but there were players there to practice, work out, etc. Among several Blue …

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One Year Ago Today

It was one year ago today… a day that came “out of the blue” and changed my life forever, in more ways than I could ever have anticipated… I became a Dad. My fist Father’s Day at Lake Geneva Being a Dad has been my dream since I was a boy. Why? Well, I had a wonderful Dad, and he was my favorite person in the whole world, and I couldn’t wait to get to BE a Dad and be on the other end of the fun… inventing the adventures… creating the laughter… teaching the lessons of life. And while my dad was not perfect, he was real, and that was good enough for me. I hope that I too can be a real follower of Christ for my son, if not a perfect one. Me with Luke, the day he was Given to me. If I had been asked a year ago today what changes this little life would bring into my life, I would have never guessed how dramatically my life would change. I thought I could simply add “being a Dad” to an already critically over-loaded life. I was wrong. But I have learned my lesson, and …

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