Talk About a Strange Interest for me … Evolution

My posting is at an all time low at the moment … almost 3 weeks since I posted on July 10!  Anyhow, a strange leftover from our vacation to TN involves my determination to understand both sides of a debate that I have already chosen sides on:  Biological Evolution.  With that said, I have some background info. first: (more…)

Published in: on July 30, 2007 at 2:31 am  Leave a Comment  

A Good Trip

Well, we all returned from the visit with family in Tennessee on Sunday night.  It was a good trip.  We went to a family reunion-cookout (haven’t had one of those in years — it was great!), visited a special aunt and cousin’s house, had dinner at another group of cousins’ home, and saw some old friends on the way back.  We stayed with my mom and Kim’s parents.  And, Kim and I got a day and night away (to a nearby Knoxville hotel to stay) courtesy of Kim’s parents.  It was a good time. 

The only mishap was that, during the visit to eat dinner with and to play with the group of cousins, Isaac fell and broke his left arm.  He had been in two swimming pools earlier that day and was playing on the cousins’ play structure when they began trying out the “zip” line.  It was tied off to a tree about 50-60 feet away.  We were so proud of Isaac — he tried it and did well at it for four straight times.  On the fifth try, his fatigued muscles gave out and he fell.  We felt blessed that he had a chance to do it the first few times, and “be a little boy” before the fall.  Sometimes, this just happens though. 

We took him to the ER to get it checked out and, upon a family friend’s recommendation, got him in (with the Lord’s blessing!) to see an excellent pediatric orthopedic doctor in Knoxville.  So, Kim’s plans for a swimming-centered summer took a 3-6 week hit; but things could have been way worse: we’re counting our blessings.  Later on Isaac will surely take some lessons from this that will hopefully help him in the future.  We’re proud of him for being brave, but sad with him too.  We love you Isaac!

Published in: on July 10, 2007 at 2:12 am  Leave a Comment  

A Short Livy Story

While Kim and the kids were gone to Tennessee, I was here for four more days.  During that time, at bedtime, Kim and Olivia were talking.  And, at bedtime, Livy always likes for her momma to tell her a story.  This time Kim instead asked Olivia to tell her one.  This went back and forth at least once.  Then, Livy told her mom this story: “There was a little girl, who missed her daddy … and he came home!” (I wonder who the girl and daddy are -!!). I must say that I love that story!

Published in: on July 10, 2007 at 1:59 am  Leave a Comment