Archive for December, 2006

What a wonderful year 2006 has been.

Most definitely the highlight of the year was getting married to a wonderful lady named Christy! It seemed lots of friends got married this year, I think I went to 4 weddings (counting my own) and should have gone to at least one more. So we are all celebrating our first Christmas and New Years as married couples!!

It has been a year full of stress at work, working yourself out of a job through merger isn’t exactly fun and easy! It was a year full of good challenges and learning experiences though, both at work and personally.

It is exciting to think what 2007 will bring: this much we know that after April God only knows where we will end up! It will be exciting to look back at the end of 2007 and see where God has led Christy and I and what new stories and adventures lie before us.

Have a safe and happy new year! May God Bless it abundantly!

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Celebrating our first christmas together was wonderful!!! Christy wasn’t overly excited about getting up at 7:30 but I was so anxious to see what was under the tree I couldn’t sleep any more!!

We are like two peas in a pod! Both enjoying putting bows on our heads and having a grand old time opening lots of gifts and celebrating!!

We spent the day with her family in Indianapolis.. we’ll be heading to Ohio tomorrow for a few days before heading back so she can work some more!

Yay for the holiday’s and celebrating with a wife and family! It was a little sad being away from my family, but Christy is great!!!

Mom appreciated our mid-morning phone call, she said it made it more like we were there. Sorry meg to leave you hanging on the steps this morning!

YAY For Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to you!

Here’s an important update about our lives:

My current employer the Girl Scouts of Wapehani Council, Inc. will be joining 4 other Girl Scout councils to form the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Inc. on January 1, 2007. This is an exciting event for girls in this region and it has been a privilege to be apart of this change.
My over two years here as been great and I have enjoyed getting to know you and working with you. After much prayer, thought and deliberation, my wife and I decided that this would be an opportune time to move forward with our life goals and dreams. As such my time with the Girl Scouts will end December 21, 2006 (our last day of business in 2006). I will be consulting with the Girl Scouts until April as the Race Director for our 3rd annual Run Windigo on April 7. Christy is on a contract at IU Med that ends in April too. So after that, God only knows where we will end up!

So here’s a real update:

Last weekend a good friend and old roommate Jeff came to visit. Jeff has spent 5 months in Liberia (West Africa) doing church rebuilding with Samaratin’s Purse. He came back to Anderson to share stories with friends and it was a great experience for him and fun for us to hear the stories and the work that is going on in Liberia.

My Mom and Sister came up this past week to spend some time with us. We won’t get a lot of time to visit family over the holiday, since its so big and Christy has to work a couple of the days. We had a great time and went to see the Reynold’s Farm Equipment Light Display in Fishers and then to see The Holiday, I must say TOTAL CHICK FLICK. We had a wonderful visit, here are some pics:

A really great animation about Darfur and our lack of action

Then Daily Kos has a nice list of Darfur resources


First a story about Christy and I and then one of the Net.

Saturday night we did some Christmas shopping and then out to see a movie and dinner. We had some time to kill and needed to go to Mejiers. It was really windy out. We were in the parking lot waiting to get a spot when all of a sudden this wayward shopping card started heading right towards us (being propelled by the wind). I quickly put the cart in reverse and we survived the near head-on collision with a cart. *shew*

In case you are wondering we saw The Guardian and went to Fazoli’s (What an awesome date!) The movie wasn’t too bad (Christy didn’t really like it), a good PR movie for the Coast Guard, not as good as similar genre movies like Men of Honor.

Now for the funny web story. This is quoted off Reuters:
Shoppers Rescue Thief from Detectives

Two store detectives caught a woman in her mid-30s stealing garments in the city of Mainz near Frankfurt and attempted to detain her for questioning, police said.

But the woman tried to free herself, and bit, kicked and hit the detectives who wrestled her down in a skirmish, prompting passers-by worried about her safety to help her.

“They hauled the detectives away from her … The woman managed to run away,”