I’ve moved…

I have officially moved to a new blog  – I was having some wordpress issues on some widgets that I didn’t like!

 

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Lutheran humor…

OK, so one thing about us Lutherans…you have to give us some kudos as being somewhat of a humorous lot. So, to celebrate Lutheranism (humorous and not) as well as green jello…I give you the Lutheran Song…

Take it away boys…

 

Like a Rolling Stone…

I absolutely fell in love with a tv show last season but was worried that ABC was going to not renew it for this coming season. But news came out today! It’s a go!

I love Eli Stone….the characters are fun, the situations are wonderfully inventive…a great show….

So in honor of the new season, I give you….George Michael (oh yeah, and Eli Stone)….

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d like to register a complaint…

this stuff never gets old…

 

For the love of Starbucks…

I just got back from grocery shopping at my friendly neighborhood grocery store (yeah, New Year’s Eve grocery shopping…my life is full of wild living….)…anyways, I was thrilled beyond anything you can imagine as I rounded the corner of one aisle and came across a newly painted green wall and muted flooring. Yes….yes…finally…a Starbucks is going into the store right down the street from where I live. Ah….2008 is going to be a great year!

In honor of the new Starbucks, grab your cup of espresso dreams as I give you….Taylor the Latte Boy… 

David’s Soccer Team Video

Here’s a video of David’s soccer team from this past fall – his team went undefeated. David’s the tall kid that gives the last two assists in the last two plays of this video – player #9.

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Christmas 2007 – The Family Christmas Letter

I do an annual Christmas Letter and what follows is the latest creation…enjoy…

Christmas 2007 

(A fairy tale of the family told so a 4-year-old could understand…) 

Once upon a time, in the land of merriment and wonder, called familyland, there lived a family of one father, one mother and two lovely children. This is the story of this family. 

The father of this family was named Larry. Now, Larry was a giant among men – he towered over most people, and usually that would be very frightening, but Larry was a very kind man. He enjoyed being with friends and family. During the past year, Larry still enjoyed spending time counting things at the local school. He counted students. He counted chairs. He even counted teachers. And the teachers didn’t seem to mind all that much. But most importantly, Larry liked to count the number of fish in the lake at the little cabin in the woods (also known as Northern Wisconsin). When the days became really hot in familyland, Larry and his family would be whisked away by a really big bird (airplane) and go to the cabin in the woods and count fish. It was a lovely, magical place. In the evening the deer come out to play with the mosquitoes (blood sucking vermin). Larry also liked to sing about God and help teach people about God at the little church down the lane (freeway). He made many wonderful friends at the little church and his work there was truly a blessing in his life. 

The mother of this family was named Susan. Now, Susan loved to sing to all of the little animals that followed her around the house (the dog, the cat, the infestation of crickets). She would even sing at the little church down the lane. She also worked at the little church and would spend many hours a day making sure that the people who went to church there would have a pleasant time and be able to worship God. She also drank a lot of coffee there too 

This family also had a beautiful daughter who’s name was Jamie. Jamie turned 9-years-old during the past year, and she loved to sing, dance and make merry in only the way that 9-year-olds can make merry. She was very good in her studies and loved all of her little animal friends that she made (mostly the stuffed ones).  One of her favorite places to visit was right next to the country of familyland. It was an even more magical place called Disneyland. Jamie and all of her family visited this even more magical place in early December when all of the streets were festooned (yeah, look it up) with Christmas decorations and the sound of Christmas was everywhere (not to be confused with the magical place called the mall). Jamie even made a new friend when she received a special gift for her birthday. She was given a special hamster (furry rodent) named Snuggles. Unbeknownst to Jamie, Snuggles was a magical hamster that could grant her three wishesbut that’s another story 

Finally, in this family was a young boy named David, who dreamed of sailing a pirate ship and seeing the world, as long as he was back home before dark. David turned 4-years-old this year. He loves to play the game of ‘balls of base’ and ‘balls of foot’. His soccer team was so valiant that they defeated all of their opponents on the field of honor (were undefeated). But the thing that he enjoyed doing the most was find ways to annoy his lovely sister. That’s when things in familyland become somewhat less merrybut it was considered only a phase…(yeah, that’s it) 

So that’s the saga of the happy family in Familyland. And as we end this story, you can almost hear the family say”Merry Christmas and God bless you this next year!!!” 

The End