Sunday, April 23, 2006

"Brewers, #1!"

Not many fans wearing the same jersey as Maddie that night

"Maddie Blue Eyes"

Odds and Ends...

Bad News First: The offer Erin and I put in to a house a week and a half ago was verbally okayed by the bank...until they got back a second appraisal and put it back on the market for $16,000 over what we can afford.

Good News: Tonight the Concordia Lutheran Crusader Varsity Baseball team defeated Woodlands Christian Academy 7-5, scoring 6 runs in the top of the seventh to seal the win. It has been a long season, with some close calls and not so close calls. We haven't won a game in our district (conference) and TWCA won their district, so this was a big one. I was happiest for our seniors and proud of the boys for not laying down when things looked bad.

We continue to search houses, hoping to be "smitten" again. The pictures are of the Astros-Brewers game we attended on Monday. Lots of home runs, but a Brewers loss. Which reminds me, that a certain Major League team from Michigan (who will remain nameless, as not to jinx them) has won four in a row...there really IS hope!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

Dancin' in the courtyard with Daddy

Maddie at the ball field

Friday, April 14, 2006

Old Habits Die Hard...

Before moving to Texas, we had heard all the urban myths about open containers being acceptable for the operator of a motorized vehicle.

Imagine our surprise as we finished up a Saturday of house hunting, pulled up to a stop light, and noticed the gentlemen in the pickup next to us finishing off his Miller Lite. Meanwhile at the same intersection, a county sherriff made a left turn at that moment.

So certainly it shouldn't have been so shocking as we drove home from Dallas last Sunday to be passing much more beat up pick-up truck with passengers in the bed, in what could only have been a deep philosophical discussion, over the libations in their bottles.

Man. I'm hearing those dueling banjos again...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A perfect the ballpark with my girls.

EVERYone should have a little Adam (or a big Adam) in their life

"How cool am I in this big person chair?"

Hot Dogs, Crackerjacks, and...rattles?

Snoozin' (what we do best)

This kid loves the water

So much to say, so much to say, so much to say...

As my good friend Dave Matthews would melodiously quip.

Lots of neat things over the last few weeks needing to be documented...

March 28th: Ben and Sarah Heiden welcome Nicholas Benjamin into the world. HOO-RAAAAY!

April 4th: Tigers and Brewers open up 2006 season with wins.

April 8th: Maddie continues to take steps on her own...enjoying the freedom while Mom and Dad hosue shop.

April 9th: Spent a lovely evening in Dallas with Aunt Kathy and Uncle Dave, went to church with Adam, who then hooked us up with some SWEET tickets to the Tigers/Rangers game...which by the way featured the 5-0 DEEE TROIT TIGERS!

April 10th: Erin and I look at a pre-foreclosure that just went on the market that afternoon. We are smitten. An offer is put in before the end of the business day. We also come to find that our good friends Nathan and Katherine are with child! HOO-RAY! Uecker's gonna be a brother!

Please keep the house in your prayers. I am not posting a pic until we get some good news. We don't need some kind of "blog jinx". We are looking forward to a LOOOOOOOONG and MUCH needed weekend to celebrate the RISEN SAVIOR! Enjoy the pics from Big D!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

...Long walks on the beach, sunsets, camping...

Earlier this week I recieved a letter from the Texas District of the LCMS, requesting me to fill out an information form.

Now for those of you unfamiliar with the call process, a congregation or school will seek to compile a list of names to fill a position they may have open. Often this is done by collecting names from sources inside the congregation or area. If any of the names presented do not have updated information, they will contact the district where that person was last known to be serving. The district requests the proper information from the church worker and passes it along. The accompanying letter is rather mysterious though. You are informed that you will NOT be informed as to who requested this information, unless they choose to contact you as they sort through their list.

Maybe it was just me, but I had this odd feeling, as if I was filling out a dating service form. To be viewed by potential suitors, with only those who fall in love with that sampling of me to reveal their own identities.

I suppose this whole process just proves that God is in control.

But at least I know someone out there is thinking of me....