Sunday, December 30, 2007


I posted in back in November that the blog will be moving.

Coming in January I will be moving my website. There will still be a but the front page will change and everything will be moved to So please keep visiting, I don't want to lose you.


vlog 31 - sad day

Saturday, December 29, 2007

vlog 30 - snowmen

This has been a fun week with the family. No ministry nights, so I get to have more time with them and with all the snow we spent some of that time outside. I have not made a snowman in years...well, not one that I put any effort into. I think this is Owens first snowman...vlog out.

Friday, December 28, 2007

early winter

Owen and I had so much fun playing in the snow today. Keri came out for a little while to take pictures and watch us get cold and wet. Here are a few pics (6) that I thought were pretty cool from our time outside.

vlog 29 - snowday

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas 2007 at the Schmidt's


If you love free software that you do not have to steal you have got to check out this website. It is filled with open source (non-namerecognizable software) junk that can do just about anything.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

What is going on here?

This is either an overzealous hunter without a car or a creepy road kill thief.
I am going with creepy road kill thief since I do not see a gun.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Choo, Choo!

vlog 28 - Dozin'

Owen Daddy Fun Day

Before Miles was born and before Owen started "Mom's Day Out," a sort of pre-school at our church, we would have Fridays to ourselves. We called them "Owen Daddy Fun Days." This Friday Grammy Pammy had Miles and Keri was off to the movies...she saw "P.S. I Love You." She said it is a story about a guy who dies and leaves notes to his wife to help her get through the pain. Boring! This video is probably boring, but it documents our day together...Ladies and Gentlemen I present..."Owen Daddy Fun Day"

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

HULU - In Beta

I am so excited to begin wasting more time. I really do not have any time to waste but I do have a chance to waste more of it. I have finally been accepted as a member of hulu, an new online TV show viewing software. All I know is only a few stations are using it (NBC, FOX, and few other) and it is ad based. Here is a screen shot of just a few shows available and yes...there are full seasons of the A-Team out here. I will let you know what I think about the service later...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Catalyst 2007

I spent time reading the blogs of people who went to Catalyst 2007, I would love to see a few sessions. Does anyone have access to the DVDs?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

Flux Capacitor

Okay, at $220 this is a little overpriced...unless it works.

The 2008 National Youth Ministry Confernence

I am really excited to be part of Groups National Youth Ministry Conference. I will be involved with the conferences affinity groups. If you are a youth worker and are interested check out this site and if you want to hear what is going on behind the scenes and what is coming up check out their blog here.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Have you ever wanted to send someone a file via email but felt that it was too big or wanted to send it to multiple people and did not want to kill your bandwidth? I just found this site called senduit (send you it). I know there are several sites that will store your files and you can even send links to your friends to download but the cool thing about this site is you do not have to register and the file will be deleted after no longer than a week. You can set the link to be good for any where from 30 minutes to 7 days. My mother-in-law wanted me to send her some pics of our kids that she could not find. I uploaded the pics to my server space, and I will have to use up my upload and download allotted bandwidth. Not a big deal because I have several gigs and do not come close to using it all up. If I were maxing my allowance this would be the ideal way to send big files. It is also a ton easier than going through my FTP server...Try itout...just upload your file(s) and when you get your link sent it out. This took a while for the 40meg file I tested and you are limited to files 100meg or smaller but still very cool.