Monday, December 28, 2009

Bike stand

Bike stand
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Ok I admit it. I haven't been on my bike in awhile. It has been cold and miserable here in Indiana now for the past few weeks. You can tell from the stats on the right side of this page that I have 0 miles in December (ouch!!!) Well that is about to change. For Christmas I received a bike stand trainer. Now I'm not sure how I am going to log my miles yet, but I can report that I have now used it two nights in a row. So to keep myself accountable I will report on here my times until I get a solution to post it in my actual riding log. I'm sure this will excite the millions of readers that follow this blog!
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Birthday Greeting Card Assortment, box of 10 cards and envelopes
Today is my dad's birthday.  He is a great man.  He is one of the most generous people I know.  Sure, sure sometimes he can be a bit grumpy.  But when you get to know his heart, you will find a man that cares about people and their well being.  He leads with courage and strength.  He is a wonderful grandfather. But most of all he is my Dad and I love him.  Dad happy birthday.  I can't wait to share the next year with you.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I'm looking forward to this upcoming year. To start the year off it will be my final semester working towards my business degree. It has been a lot of hard work, but I can't wait to feel the sense of accomplishment. Accomplishment provides fuel for our next challenge in life. I am also anticipating a great family trip this year. Planning is underway and I am very excited about it. I'm also anticipating getting back on the bike when it warms up again. It will be great to pick up where I left off on riding my bike into work and working to be more healthy, physically and mentally. And of course this will be our first year in our new house!!! I can't wait to build memories with my family in such a wonderful place. It truly is a blessing. I have several personal goals for this year, which I will share later, but for now I just want to enjoy this moment. The moment of being here, enjoying what is here, and anticipating what is to come.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Routine Monday

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New Y...Image via Wikipedia

Last Thursday morning I had my surgery to remove four wisdom teeth. Overall it went well. Most of the weekend was spent lounging around with icebags surrounding my face. Thanks to everyone for their prayers and support. As of right now my cheeks are still swollen, but the pain has rescinded quite a bit. I look forward to getting back to eating normally, non-liquid foods!!!

This is going to be a busy week. First off it is Christmas week. We still have not closed on the house and we have a fence being installed for the dogs. Jami and I still have some Christmas shopping to finish up. All in all life is good and I always feel blessed this time of year. It is a time to remember that there are things much greater then my problems to worry about. I have an awesome wife, a great son, and fabulous new house. Thank you God for all your many blessings.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Extracted 3rd Molar that was horizontally impa...Image via Wikipedia

Ok so most people get their wisdom teeth removed when they are young, like 18 and under. Well tomorrow morning I will have surgery to remove mine. All four. The doctor said if he had to pick one x-ray out of 100 that would be the most challenging it would be my x-ray. UMMMM GGGGRRREAT!!! Just what I want to hear. But at least I know I will have given the good doctor a challenge! So anyways, seriously, I am just asking for your prayers tomorrow and through recovery. Thanks.

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Friday, December 11, 2009


It has been awhile since I posted on this blog. It seems like I have less to write about now that Facebook and Twitter updates reach more people than what this blog will ever reach. However as of today I am going to recommit myself to writing more. The first reason is, is that I think it is important to exercise your mind and practice your writing skills. The second reason that I want to keep writing in this blog is to remind me of where I have been and the things I have done. I want to be able to look back through the archives years from now and be reminded of the events that have happened in my life. The final reason is that I feel incredibly blessed. This weekend I will celebrate my 6th wedding anniversary with my wife. She has been such a blessing to me. She pushes me to be better, she picks me up when I am down, and she is an awesome mother to our child. Within the next week we should close on our new house. What a blessing this is. After one year of waiting for this, it is finally happening. We are so thankful to family and friends who have helped us with this transition. So there you are, I will continue to keep this blog going. Sharing my life, interesting topics, and other stories.

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