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Monday, November 30, 2009

Photo Equipment for Sale!

As some of you may heard, I am upgrading cameras. As a result of a package deal I found, I have my old camera for sale with some new lenses and a new printer that I didn't need. Here's the craigslist post:

For friends and family, I'm willing to bring the prices down... I posted them a little high to give me some room for negotiations. Obviously shipping would be extra. For those in NJ, I'll be in there for Cmas if you would like me to bring them when I come.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Guess what she's into now

Lindsay is making new strides (literally) every day. Lately she's been adding new "real-people" foods to her diet... yogurt, bananas, etc. can you guess her favorite?

What miracle do they make those things out of, anyway?!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Can't get enough?

In case you haven't had enough fall pictures of our kids, you can check out our latest snapfish album here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Karen!

I won't mention your age, but thank you for all you do for us! You are a great mom and an amazing wife!

We love you! Happy Birthday!

Nov 12

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Obsessed already?!

A couple weeks ago, we pulled out Zach's Tom Brady (#12) jersey from the Winter clothes bins. A couple days later, we received a hand-me-down Ty Law (#24) jersey. Ever since then, he insists on wearing one of the two of them just about every day. He's already a huge Pats fan! And that started BEFORE we went to the game!

Monday, November 9, 2009

On the field with the Pats!

Virtually a dream come true! Karen's brother Keith bought us front row tickets to the Patriots / Dolphins game this past Sunday. It couldn't have been any better! A huge division rivalry, a cloudless 60 degree day in November, free child care, and there we were at the front row looking down the goal line! What an amazing day! Oh, and of course our Pats won 27 - 17!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Church Shoot Out!

This morning, our Men's group from church (Men of Grace), held one of our monthly "Challenges". Although there was no real competition this time... just a manly event... shooting guns! Some of us have been shooting all our lives, others had shot years ago, and some had never shot a gun in their lives! We had 24 men join us and about 40-50 pistols, shot guns and rifles. We took turns shooting each other guns, comparing the kick and talking about such manly things as "calibers", "grain size", and "recoil". Although I have my own 30-06 rifle, shotgun, and muzzle loader, it's probably been a decade since I've shot anything besides my bow. It was great to be outdoors, smelling the gun powder, feeling the power of these weapons, and spending time with other Christian men. When the last of the rounds were gone, we spent some time talking. We talked about how our words can sometimes be like bullets, and the way we shoot can be like how we use our words. Are we careful where we point? Do we take the time to focus, slow our heart rate, control our breathing, before firing off some potentially hurtful words? After all, although we can always apologize, we can't really get our words back... just like that bullet once it's fired.

Those words were right on target for many of us.

It was a great morning!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fall Colors!

The leaves have now fallen, but we've enjoyed a beautiful fall this year!

Trick or Treat!

The kids had a great time trick or treating. More candy than ever! The pictures don't quite show it, but that were super excited! And old pros.

The Scariest Garden Gnome you've seen!

This is not my picture, but I wish it was! Isn't this hilarious?! The costume is great, but it's the expression that makes it! I think this could work for Lindsay in a year or two. What do you think?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Grace Race

Thank you! Together, we raised over $100,000 for our friends in Naivasha, Kenya! Never before have we raised nearly this much... not even close. Between fundraisers, volunteers, runners & walkers, etc., there were over 250 people involved.
Chip's parents were in town for the weekend, so they joined us for the 5k walk. Lindsay rode on Karen's back. Chase and Zach took turns walking, riding in the stroller, and on Chip's sholders. At the end of the race, there were people cheering as we came up across the finish line. The boys got very excited and started running up across the finish line. Once we crossed, they handed out "Grace Race Finisher" medals. Chase and Zach were so excited! They were convinced they won the race!
Perhaps the best part, though, was when we had dinner that night at a restaurant a stranger asked Chase what the medal was for... he responded that it was a race at our church where we raised money for orphans in Kenya! He understood! It was great to hear him telling someone else about it!
Thank you for your support!