Saturday, July 28, 2007

New picture of me...

A friend of mine asked me if I liked the Simpsons...As crude as they may be at times I still have to say i like them, I laugh and laugh...anyway...This friend told me that due to the new Simpsons movie he found a viral marketing website. It is a site that allows you to upload a pic and then the website takes that photo and creates a Simpsons character from that. Here is the pic I gave and there is the pic they created for me.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Organization...

I have never been a great organizer...I mean I can get people together, I can align things and people, etc but I have always had a hard time organizing my schedule. I have missed appointments, lost phone numbers, forgot special dates etc. Anyway, I have two links to share with you that will help you get your junk together, one small and everything fits on one sheet of paper the other is or can fit on several pages.

Both are calendars and personal organizers...why are I posting this? It is a huge help and they are both free. I will not go into detail but I will tell you that the pocket mod is almost the size of a business card when folded and yet opens like a book. you can do a ton with this but you are limited to 8 pages...yet one piece of paper...watch the tutorial to see how to fold.

The second comes from a new web site I found called DIYPlanner.com. You ever pay $50 to $100 to way more than $100 to refill your Franklin Planner...here is an example and this is just a set of Day Planning Pages only and it is $40+. At DIY you can get some awesome planning printouts free, sure you don't get the pretty colors but you get it all for free...if you like you can donate. Click here for the PDF printable templates.

I hope this helps someone....I use my cell phone for all this but there is a time for paper. I have used the pocket mod and i will be printing off the DIY just to see it face to face (vs. just digital). I might choose the half sheets or the index card size just so it could fit in my pocket. Enjoy.

Friday, July 20, 2007

All Day Adventure...


I spent a summer working at an amusement park so you might think I would love to go back and enjoy the park as a patron. Not really. I loved Six Flags for about 7 minutes and then I just started to realize how tired I am. With two boys at home, one a newborn, I really miss sleeping.

Here is my list of pros and cons from an amusement park visit...

PROS:
Exercise (loads of walking)
Relationships (spending time with your friends)
Pretty Colors (lots to look at)
One Roller Coaster (that is all I have in me...after that I get ill)
Food (not much is good for you and it is all over priced, but I love the Lemon Chill)

CONS:
Food (leaves your body almost as fast as it goes in)
Exercise (it makes me more sleepy)
Rides (they all make me sick)
All the Prices (tickets, food, parking)
Goofy People are all Over the Park (I wonder what they think when they see me)
Weather (temp, rain, heat, etc.)
Crazy Loud 80's Music
And the annoying guy that stops us every time we pass him so he can take our picture.

Oh well...I guess I like doing this trip so I can spend some time with staff and students in a way that is pretty free and in a place where I can come out of my shell and be a little obnoxious and loud. A good change of pace.

Because of this new edition, maybe Keri and I will take Owen to Six Flags next year. All in all it was a good day...Sylvester's hug made everything okay!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Postings down

I kind of post in spurts and I would like to stop that trend. I started by just posting videos or vlogs, and then I just started posting random comments. I have found this to be a fun release of stress and creativity. As of today, I still am not satisfied with the look of my blog...the brown was kind of cool, but I think I liked it because I was looking forward to getting my espresso machine. Look for a new feel and look in the near future. I like the look of our new junior high page www.hbym.com. I moved it to a blog type set-up, but still keep links on the side.

I am boring myself with all these ramblings so I better post something of worth.
Here is a new blog I frequent about leadership. The author left a good post about being a good blogger...I am not a good blogger.

It sounds like the borderlands podcast, the inprocess podcast, is dead or dying. We had hundreds of subscribers and now we have dropped from the top 100 on the podomatic religion top podcasts. I tell you that because now my blog may be the spot for my random tech links and downloads. Stay tuned...

Well...I hope I did not waste any of your time. I just wanted to post to let you know I am alive and well, Keri is doing great and Owen loves his new brother Miles. BTW, Miles is over 10 lbs...we had a great visit to the pediatrician today (Miles is gaining 1.5 oz. a day).

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Birthday...

Tis the season. Miles was born July 3rd, today is my birthday, and my sister's is July 7th. Maybe she should buy a lottery ticket on her big day...07-07-07 just sounds like a lucky number. Miles has received quite a few gifts so I would say he did pretty well. As for me, I scored a sweet Cubs hat and shirt from JT, Coffee from Owen, Ice Cream Cake from the Dave and Pam (Keri's Parents), and a Mini-Van.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The kiss...

The Brothers...





























David Lee, Keri Leigh, and Miles Lee

Miles Lee Early

Wow...the day started out slow. Owen woke us up extra early, I went in to work for my regular Tuesday pastoral staff meeting and then our weekly baby doctor appointment. The appointment went from, "you are not dilated" to "do you want me to break your water for you?" Keri said, "DUH!" So off we went. We arrived at the hospital around 11:15am...Miles arrived at the hospital at 10:33. Here are so pics...i am sure a vlog is around the corner. Keri is doing great, I am good, and Owen will be up tomorrow to see his brother fo the first time.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Miles Lee Early is here! **UPDATED**

Miles Lee Early is here! He showed up at 10:33pm and weighs 9lbs 15oz. Measurements to come later...right now he is eating!

22 inches long...Miles is a big kid. My mom said he is bigger than I was!

We are off to the

We are off to the hospital. Keri is not spontaneously erupting the baby. Dr Ooby Dooby is breaking her water. TO BE CONTINUED...

Monday, July 02, 2007

Still No Baby...

Sitting here at Cold Stone with my prego wife and prego sister-in-law. No babies for anyone yet. TO BE CONTINUED...