family

The House that Ken Built

Feb 10, 2007 | | 8 comments

My brother, Ken, built a miniature mansion for our mom. That is no exaggeration. He started with one of the standard floor plans that his company, Jessco, builds and then upgraded it to the max. The extras and the details he put into it are beyond anything that she could have imagined. She said, “I […more]

Family History Pages

Jan 18, 2007 | | Say something

I just added a section to the site for family history stories. See the menu to the left and the tab above or click here. I hope to keep adding stories there about those who have gone before me because they are a part of my story too. The first story is in my grandmother’s […more]

Motives

Jan 15, 2007 | | Say something

Jeanie’s and my philosophy on disciplining our young children was to consider their motive when they did something that needed to be corrected. For instance, if one of them broke a dish because they were being willfully defiant, we would have handled it much differently than if they had accidentally knocked it off the table. […more]

Merry Christmas 2006

Dec 25, 2006 | | 1 comment

I thank God for my friends and I pray that you all have a wonderful, safe Christmas this year. Remember, no man is a failure who has friends–Clarence Oddbody

Congratulations Melody!

Dec 8, 2006 | | 2 comments

Melody is on her way to medical school! Saint Louis University School of Medicine just contacted her and said, “We want you.” You set your sites on a huge goal and you are doing it. Congratulations! You have earned it.

Imagine how excited…

Nov 6, 2006 | | 1 comment

Close your eyes (after you read this…) and imagine… Imagine how excited you would be if you had a daughter interviewing for Medical School… another daughter interviewing at MIT and yet another daughter well on her way to a Music Therapy degree…

We’re ok and thankful for fire fighters

Oct 16, 2006 | | 3 comments

At the risk of sounding like Lucy when she returned from Narnia, we are ok. You can stop worrying. We had our first fire of the season in the fireplace tonight. Unfortunately, the fire got up inside the chimney and flames and sparks were coming out of the chimney. It made me very nervous so […more]

Sometimes I like being the dad

Oct 4, 2006 | | 1 comment

Yesterday was a treat for me. I got to do one of those really cool, fun dad things. My daughter, Melody had an interview for entry into the UNC Medical School! On the way down she practiced and I encouraged. On the way back, we just enjoyed one another’s company. Towards the end of the […more]

21 years ago

Aug 19, 2006 | | 4 comments

Last weekend, while Danae was visiting, we listened to an audio tape of her and Melody from 21 years ago. Imagine our surprise when we heard the clip below. Enjoy![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r27f6B17jEw] Life really is about the little things, isn’t it? Do something you’ll be glad to find in 21 years.

Too Busy to write

Aug 6, 2006 | | 3 comments

There are a few blogs that I routinely read. One of them includes some proverbs from different cultures. This one stuck me as really profound: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is today. I’m too busy to write on my blog today. I have things to […more]