Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Here we go again...

A couple of weeks ago Holly and I made a quick trip to Las Vegas for a Friday and Saturday night. Some amazing friends of ours, Stan and Kerrie, offered to keep all three of our boys. Their son Sam was having a birthday party, which turned into a two-day, two-night sleepover extravaganza.

I think Holly and I had more fun. It had been over a year (and what a year it has been) since Holly and I had taken a couple's retreat. Las Vegas isn't our favorite place, but our trip had a purpose. We went there to see Snow Patrol in concert. The venue, The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan Hotel, was quirky, but it allowed me a chance to get some decent photos, and we got to stay at The Cosmo to make it super convenient. Holly is usually a good sport and acts like she enjoys the concerts I drag her to. She is either getting better at her acting, or she actually likes Snow Patrol as much as she says she does. The concert was really good, but two days alone with Holly were even better.

Here is a short slideshow of some of the photos from the concert. The background music is their instrumental, "Berlin", from there newest CD, Fallen Empires.



The first time I saw Snow Patrol in concert eventually led to my starting this blog. I have yet to tell that story here, but hope to someday soon.  The concert and the weekend was enough to remind me that there is way more to this life than I ever let on, and also that, for some reason, I want to try to share some of this life (and even some of the "more") with whoever is interested. So here we go again...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Finally! The elves can rest.

It takes something significant to follow the last post. Fortunately I stumbled upon a TED talk that can follow such a classic piece. This one is twenty minutes long, but I think it will be time enjoyably and nicely spent.







Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Clayton, Davis, Eli and I stayed up late a few nights last week watching the live broadcast of The Presidents Cup together. We heard this song on a new Golf Channel commercial. The guys liked the commercial every time it came on. We listened to the song repeatedly on the way to church Sunday and a few times since then. It seems fitting for Thanksgiving.




Nothing For Granted
By Brendan James

Leave your worries, leave your fears
Leave the doubt you're holding dear
Leave them there, love, by the door
They're no good anymore

Tell your friends you'll see them later
Tell your family they can wait
You're only young once, only dream of
the day that love will steal you away

So run with me down these midnight streets
We will take nothing for granted
Nothing for granted
Come with me, life is short and sweet
We will take nothing for granted
Nothing for granted

Stop the seasons drifting by
Stop believing there's no time
Stop your heart from closing off
I think you deserve it all

Love your future, love your past
Love your body, it's all you have
Love your secrets bottled up
But love them more when you give them up

And run with me down these midnight streets
We will take nothing for granted
Nothing for granted
Come with me life is short and sweet
We will take nothing for granted
Nothing for granted

Gotta get out of your mind
There's so many wonders to find
So many words they could write across your early grave
So come on and open your eyes
I will be right by your side
You will see love lies in everything

Run with me down these midnight streets
We will take nothing for granted
Nothing for granted
Nothing for granted
Nothing for granted
Come with me life is short and sweet
Oh, nothing for granted
Nothing for granted