Friday, May 26, 2006

What I did on my Summer Break

My last post was March 2nd. That's almost three months. However, it was hardly a summer break. Just a break from blogging, I know you both missed me. Here are some highlights from those three months.

1. Kyle started and finished a little league baseball season. He was a Diamondback this year. (If either one of you remember, he was a Padre last year). This year Kyle decided he wanted to be a catcher. He went and asked the coach and became the starting catcher (that was easy...). Now, usually, in the lowest level of little league, all you need is a backstop with arms at Catcher. Kyle worked hard at being a great catcher though. I really hope he sticks with it. I will say it looked odd for the tallest kid on the team to be the catcher. The kid is a beanstalk. It was a fun season and they got a lot better during the year, let me tell you. That first game, they had no clue what they were doing. By the end, they were throwing out runners at home and hitting the cover off of the ball. I cannot wait until next year.

2. I finished my career (at least this portion) at ACU. It was a great job for 6 1/2 years. I owe them a lot for preparing me for my new gig at Lipscomb. I worked there longer than I have worked anywhere (so far), so it was a little strange cleaning out the office. To put it in perspective, Cayce was 2 1/2 and Kyle was 14 months old when I started there. They are now 9 and 7 (with another one on the way). This time in Abilene has flown by. I have made and will keep many friends. It is pretty bittersweet. But I digress...

3. I started my new job at Lipscomb. Holy cow. What a great opportunity. God has done some amazing things in my first 8 weeks there. What's funny is that people told me it would take 2-3 years to make some of the changes I wanted to make. Well, folks, I am here to tell you that God breaks down barriers. Actually, he steamrolls them. With his help, our organization has made some significant changes to make us successful. I am really excited about what God has in store for us in Tennessee. Plus, the frequent flyer miles are racking up. Hawaii, here we come.

4. Major League Baseball season started. I forgot to make picks, but I would have been wrong anyway. As of now, the Rangers have a two games lead and the Rockies are 1/2 game out. I know, I know the Rockies will drop out, but the Rangers look pretty good. Last's nights game was ridiculous. Down 7-0, Barajas hits a slam, Kinsler hits two homers and then Nevin wins it with a walk off in the 9th. Classic. I love the picture on this website. I can't wait to take my kids to a Ranger game.

5. Oh yeah, the baby. Actually, this is about the biggest thing going on. My wife is so amazing. This pregnancy seems to have lasted 15 months and she is doing great. It's all coming to an end though. In fact, I was in Minneapolis earlier this week (very cool town) and was supposed to go to Nashville to work until Friday. Bad idea. I headed home Tuesday with the notion that we may have this baby this week. After two trips to the doctor saying "Let's induce!", they finally told us we will induce next Wednesday the 31st. Kelsey Jayne (unless we spell it Kelsie) will be here within a week!

I guess that catches both of you up, somewhat. There is a pretty amazing story about finding a house in Nashville, but I will wait until next time to tell that.

I just won't wait 3 months to do it.


At 11:26 AM, Blogger Jason O'Quinn - PLG said...

I make 3 people that read this. Thanks for the update. Wow, lots of change. Gods blessings on you, brother!

Jason O'Q.

At 9:06 AM, Blogger Jacinda said...

We were in Nashville this weekend. Beautiful city! I love visiting there.

At 5:35 PM, Blogger Katey said...

Yeah- I knew things had been busy. I haven't heard from you since before Easter. Yeah on the baby!! Can't wait till y'all get here, and to hear the story about the house and where it is. Talk to you soon!


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