Saturday, June 28, 2008

Connor lost one of his front teeth today.... He was so excited, and couldn't wait to wake me and let me know. The day before he asked if we could yank it out with a remote controlled car (he saw it on America's Funniest Home Videos), bu I told him to cool it a little. It had been loose a long time. Chloe is mildly impressed. Caleb is just happy to be walking around!
कोन्नोर लोस्ट ओने ऑफ़ हिस फ्रंट तीथ टुडे। हे वास सो excited

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Here's a photo of my sister Lisa and her boys Gage David and Max, with Annette and Connor, on the street in downtown Indianapolis. We got to meet up with them as I attended the Southern Baptist Convention in June 2008.

Our friend, gospel singer and minister Alicia Williamson was at the convention, and we got to see her for a few minutes. Alicia and her husband Richard were kind friends to us in Mobile, and a few years ago Alicia ministered to our church in a mighty way one Sunday.

My nieces Baylee and Laura visited us with their mom, Annette's sister Alyson, this weekend. Connor and I took them to see "Kung Fu Panda" at the Palms, and on the way home we stopped by to get a photo at the famous Vegas sign.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A few days ago Connor and I were playing in the play room (where else would we play?). He was playing the part of Bible Man, the title character in a TV show he loves. I think the show is great, and that he wants to be Bibleman, but Connor always wants me to be a bad guy. I keep telling him that I don't want to be someone who is against God, but he persists, so I sometimes give in.
Well, the other day I gave in, so Connor proceeded to arm himself with the armor of God- the helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit, the breastplate of righteousness- you know. He starts fighting me, with all the sound effects and drama that only a five year-old can. He zapped me to the floor, where I writhed in pain. He stood over me, and yelled, "Baptize Him!" So I shook a little bit, squirmed around, then calmed down. I looked up at him, smiled, and said, "Now I love Jesus." Sensing he was going to lose his playmate, he paused, then pointed at me again, and shouted, UN-baptize him!"

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Here's the first of several photos I'll post from our Indianapolis trip. These are from my sister Lisa, who came to visit Connor and I with her sons Gage David and Max.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Last week Annette and I got to visit with our dear friend, Fred Heumann. He was in town from Nashville to meet with and share ideas with the worship staff at Central Christian Church here in Vegas. Fred and Judie Heumann, and their son Joel, were dear friends when Annette and I lived in Nashville. Fred works for Word Music, and was one of the first to introduce worship music from the UK to American churches. This was Fred's first timje to meet our kids, so that was special. He and Annette and I stayed up late in the night one night when he was here, visiting, laughing, and catching up. We love you, Fred, Judie, and Joel!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Here's my baby girl Chloe, wearing a San Diego Padres t-shirt. No biggie, except that it's the one I got it for my nephew Justin back in 1984, and it's been handed down and worn by no less than eight of my nieces and nephews, although not at the same time. Chloe's just keepin' up the tradition. Hopefully she'll keep it nice for Caleb...