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Somebody Call the WAAAHmbulance!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

I can’t really talk about the big things that are going on around here at the moment. I’m exhausted and saddened by the crap and turmoil that Parker is going through. Yesterday was a great day if you’re into drama. I’m not, so I won’t elaborate on that.

So instead, I’m going to complain about what’s going on in my own life. Can I complain for a few? Too bad, I’m going to anyway.

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Quick Visit to Andru

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Me and Andru. I guess he likes Bad Credit now! Awesome!

After church today, we had a wonderful dinner provided by Don and Mary and their awesome barbcueing skills. Parker joined us and fun was had by all. While we were rolling around on the floor, trying to digest the delicious meal, he and I decided that it would be a great time to go visit Andru. Now you probably don’t know who he is, so let me fill you in. In 1990, our then-parents (mom and the now ex-step dad guy) adopted a set of newborn twins from Romania. Lara Alexandra (Lara to us, but she now goes by Allee, unless she changed it again…?) and William Alexandru (we call him Andru). They were tiny little preemies that had a really rough time in the primitive hospitals in the recently uncommunist country.

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Happy Birthday, Parker! And Stuff!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Happy Birthday Parker! It’s your special day!

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Day 6 in Cali

Monday, July 13th, 2009

My return flight home was at 10:15 this morning. I was not on it. People ask me things like “Did you miss your flight?” And I smile, shake my head and say stuff like, “No, no you silly child. I’ve decided to stay a little longer.”

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Death and Life

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Last night Parker and I picked up his girls and we went over to our friend Ben Soto’s place. It was awesome, and they have a beautiful house. We got to play Wii for a while, eat cupcakes and stay up late. Oh and he has two awesome chihuahuas that we played with (Banksy and Stella).

This morning, Parker, Christian and I drove up to our old ward building in Brea to attend the funeral for Kemy Pyper. She was an awesome lady who was our bishop’s wife when we were younger. She was SUPER nice and our Bishop (Dennis Pyper) was very influential on me and my family. it was a heavy emotional funeral, but like most Mormon funerals, it was overall happy, with our knowledge of the Plan of Salvation and eternal families. We know she’s in a better place and is waiting for her family. Nevertheless, the sadness of seeing her family say goodbye to her, even if it is just for a time, was touching.

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Flying to California Today

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Yep. I’m flying out to California to be with my brother Parker who I love and is awesome. I’m going to try to keep up my blog-a-day even while I’m out there, and it’s going to be tricky! I’ll be back on Monday, but I will have access to computers and my cell down there if you need to get in touch. Stay tuned…

My First NWTA Staffing

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

(can you find me in this picture?)

Last month, I had the privilege of going out to a small camp site in the woods somewhere in PA (Near Allentown I think?) to be a staff man on the New Warrior Training Adventure. If you recall, I did my my own weekend a year ago and it profoundly changed my life in many ways.

It rained pretty heavy for the first couple days, but by saturday and sunday, it cleared up nicely. That meant mud. But it was great. We also were blessed to have Rich Tosi, one of the Co-Founders of the Mankind Project on staff with us.

I was so stoked to be able to help support other men in their own work and to give them the opportunity to look within themselves and see what wasn’t working in their lives. I saw some amazing transformations that weekend in the eighteen initiates, and also for myself.

I learned a lot that weekend, and probably the biggest thing I took home with me was the knowledge that God will always provide. Things have a way of working out. I waste so much time worrying and fretting over things that aren’t in my control because I forget that my life is in The Lord’s hands and that things work out on His schedule. I just need to step back, give up some control to Him while doing what I can do to make things happen. That was a huge lesson for me at this time in my life and my state of unemployment. Things WILL work out. It’s my job to do all I can and then learn patience.

I had an amazing time staffing the New Warrior Training Adventure. Like most things with The Mankind Project, it was incredibly intense, physically and emotionally challenging, insightful and was a whole load of fun. I got to hang out with old friends and meet a lot of new ones. I’m anxiously looking forward to my next opportunity to staff. (But not until after I have a job! I promised Marylynn.) :)

RIP Billy Mays

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Current Mood:Alarmed emoticon Alarmed

Seriously? What’s going on here? I had just finished my post about Farrah Fawcett when I heard about Michael Jackson. I was too blog-exhausted to post anything about it. But yeah… this is weird. RIP Billy. Now we’ll have to find someone else to yell at us to buy stuff.

(oh and in case you forgot, I was Billy Mays for Halloween last year)

Billy Mays!

Hope Ya Know, We Had a Hard Time

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Thanks to Mary Barnum and Parker who shared this video with me. I finally watched it this morning and it hit home harder than… well, pretty hard. Beautiful message and very personal for me. Thank you.

Seriously, Virgin Mobile?!

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

That’s just messed up, you guys.