Sunday, February 28, 2010
Here is what I have so far:
Stronger- Kanye West
Wolf Like me- TV on the Radio
Numb/Encore- Linkin Park and Jay-Z
The Beautiful People- Marilyn Manson
Intergalactic- The Beastie Boys
Rearview Mirror- Pearl Jam
Lose Yourself- Eminem
Shamrocks & Shenanigans- House of Pain
Hypnotize- Notorious BIG
Heaven- Jars of Clay
Please….help me get some new stuff…..
Saturday, February 27, 2010
But....today was perfect. I captured these of the girls playing together in the back yard. it was adorable. Check out the pics and then PLEASE do yourself a favor and watch the video. Haddie was singing her soul out and we captured some of it the camera!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I too am pro-life, but my stance is much different than most of these folks I imagine. To me, ProLife is not as black and white and simple as it's often made out to be. To me, ProLife does NOT just cover the unborn, but also those who are currently living as well!
So I wonder how these other folks reconcile a story like this.....
Monday, February 22, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Memphis Exorcism- Squirrel Nut Zippers
American baby- Dave Matthews band
So Long- Guster
That Girl Has Love- Rooney
Old man- Love
Present Tense- Pearl jam
Going to the Moon- Smashing Pumpkins
Diamond Ring- Pedro the Lion
High Head Blues- The Black Crowes
Shattered- Rolling Stones
You Can make Him Like You- The Hold Steady
I Wanna Hold Your Hand- TV Carpio
Running to Stand Still- U2
Legend of Vertigo- Waterdeep
Your Long Journey- Allison Krauss & Robert Plant
If Ever You Should fall- Material issue
Brass Monkey- Beastie Boys
Talk on Indolence- The Avett Brothers
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
New Cutler Jersey
Van full of boys
partying at the parade
a Chinese treat
Ducks in the creek!
Red Robin staff beware
fave gift of the day!
Jude's new fave"Mom's gourmet carrot cake!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This year there seems to be a trend of folks with young children trying out with big dreams. And it never fails; each one gets emotional in their post song interview. Their comment is ALWAYS the same: “This will change everything. I am doing this for my family. This is to make a better life for my family.” Or, something to that effect.
I find this sad. We have somehow convinced ourselves today that MONEY and RICHES are all we need for good families. I find these statements so ironic, in the context of American Idol. I find it hard to swallow that winning this show would be good for any family. How could becoming a rock star, and traveling 10 months a year, being away from home EVER be good for a family? But we look over that, and say “but I could buy them and provide them with anything they’d ever want”. I truly believe this is backwards thinking.
When I look at the alarming number of families in our country that are falling apart and splitting up, I ask myself “what do they need”? The answer is NEVER “more money!”. What the families need is time together, love, structure, family time, and the grace of God!
I pray that we NEVER listen to the world’s lie that riches will make our families better. I pray we’d value a game night playing Monopoly with our family MUCH more than landing a record deal! I pray we’d rather take a walk with our loved ones than tour the world on a fancy jet plane! I would take a family that loves the Lord and follows him, and loves one another without fail, over one full of fat trust accounts and bank accounts, any day!
I believe that God values families. And I believe that he wants the best for them. May we commit to them more than ever. In an age when the world is doing everything it can to tear us apart, may we gird ourselves with the strength of God! May we teach our children what is important. May our families be grounded in the truth of God! And may we never look to earthly riches to solve worldly problems. May God bless our families, as we in turn bless God!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Merrick and I hit our fave snack place...Mama Mia Gelatto! We then played in the Jacksonville Park in the rare and wonderful sun! It was a GREAT day. I am so thankful for my kiddos.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Laughing With- Regina Spektor
Power of 2- Indigo Girls
Baby Brother- White Stripes
Forever- Edison Glass
Bullet the Blue Sky- U2
Wait in vain- Bob Marley
Playing Along- Keane
Where Eagles Have Been- Wolfmother
Nothing Compares- Third Day
Wait- The Beatles
Four Thieves Gone- the Avett Brothers
God Only Knows- The Beach Boys
Mahogany- Snow Patrol
Off He Goes- Pearl Jam
She Likes the Dead- Love Seed Mama Jump
I'm Above- Mad Season
Paper Cuts- Nirvana
Passing the Hat- Cold War Kids
Hours- TV on the Radio
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Well, it seems that a new generation will get to experience it. Originally planned once again to be a relief effort for Africa, the funds generated from this new version will now be used for Haiti, and will debut at the Winter Olympics.
The stars participating this go round include: Usher, Celine Dion, Vince Vaughan, Wyclef, Pink, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Nick Jonas, LL Cool J, Robin Thicke, Akon, Rob Thomas, Jeff Bridges, Barbra Streisand, Jordin Sparks, Good Charlotte's Madden brothers, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson, Jamie Foxx, Tyrese, Katharine McPhee, Sean Garrett, Will.I.Am, Carlos Santana, Melanie Fiona, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus, Busta Rhymes, Nicole Scherzinger, Nicole Richie, Usher, Julianne Hough, Raphael Saadiq, Zac Brown, India.Arie, "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson, Musiq Soulchild, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Fonzworth Bentley, Kid Cudi, Iyaz, Bizzy Bone, Nipsey Hussle, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, Trey Songz, Faith Evans, Mya and Gladys Knight.
So…it will be interesting to see how it sounds compared to the original. I fear we will hear the modern day curse of AUTO-TUNE and other tech wizardry. Tune in to see…and let me know what you think!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Ever seen this word before? Last week when showering, I decided to try out my wife's organic, all natural face wash and exfoliate. Sounds nice huh? J Anyway after using it, I was reading the label when I noticed a product that made me panic. It was called Diazolidinyl Urea. My mind immediately went into action. Every other product was instantly recognizable: oatmeal, lemons, ginger etc.....but WHAT was this one????
So I tried to think. Suddenly it became glaringly obvious. It was DISGUSTING! My most hated UFC fighter, Nate Diaz had donated his urine for this product. Think about it...UREA..........and DIAZolidinyl. I became nauseous at the thought. What if Queen Helene had gone down to the dirty streets of Stockton, CA, found the dingiest bar and pulled Nate out to have him give samples?
I was quite upset. In fact I could not sleep that night. I kept envisioning Nate smiling at me with a crooked, cauliflowered ear grin, holding bottle after bottle and filling it with his toxic blend.......UGH.
Anyway..........for those of you who also had this exact same, logical line of thinking, you can relax. Turns out is only a simple fine white powder and has nothing to do with Nate Diaz or urine. So you can all continue using the product. In fact...my skin did feel really nice.