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Monthly Archives: October 2009

halloween half

This is the 3rd year I’ve talked about doing a halloween half marathon. The difference between this year and all of those other ones? I actually did it this time around. But more importantly, so did my friend Eric.  2 years ago Eric weighed 100 lbs. more than he does today.  And today he ran 13.1 […]

trials and grace

“Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything.” James 1:2-4 (NIV) “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come […]

on reading

I heard this the other week on This American Life, a podcast I listen to it almost every Sunday night.  This particular quote stood out to me like a red rose in a field of daisies because I think it fairly accurately and succinctly sums up why I love reading so much.  Reading good books, makes […]

move your feet

To lighten up the mood a bit, I’d like to share this little ditty with you. It’s amazing how something so small can totally make my day more, well, danceable. Ten bucks if you can guess my favorite part. GO!

juror number 21

Last week I had to report for jury duty.  Having never done it before, I had no idea what to expect. And boy was I caught off guard. The week was full of only criminal trials and they were trying to process 500 of them over the course of the week. That’s right, 500 CRIMINAL […]


They fixed the typo. Kind of.

best day

clear skies at midnight a true Alabama end to such a great day This is Bella, and this is a picture story of our day at the park. This is why 5-year olds should not give themselves haircuts. This is the best thing E-V-E-R. Even for the big kids. This is why 5-year olds + […]

syrup soppin’

That’s right folks. Today is the annual Syrup Sopping Day in Loachapoka, AL.  Just a hop, skip, and a jump over from Auburn. The festivities are entertaining to say the least and the people watching . . . simply AMAZING. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend stopping by. There’s also a wonderful pumpkin […]

crossroads + holga

august in waterton, alberta