One Last Christmas Song

December 31, 2009

Here’s one more Christmas song for your listening pleasure. This is what our family does when we are together – we make movies… Enjoy.

I resolve to be a better blogger in the new year. (We’ll see.)

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Beach Vacation

August 6, 2009

To celebrate summer in the most traditional way possible, the fam packed up for a week at the beach. We met up with the Bowlings in Sunset Beach, North Carolina for a fun time in the sand and sun. Here are some of our favorite memories.

DSC_3452Mary loves birds. Her goal in life is to catch one.

DSC_3629Over the dunes to the shore

DSC_3636Beach fun

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DSC_3740Daddy’s girl

DSC_3817In Willimington

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80s Video

July 30, 2009

Here’s the video that we created for a contest about the 80s. Hope you enjoy it!

Comic Strip Hero

July 23, 2009

That boy has received a lot of well wishes since breaking his arm. This comic strip drawn by his friend Rhett might be my favorite, though. It’s a simple story about how, after his unfortunate accident, the boy with the Power of the Kast has the ability to protect his family from intruders in his home. Please notice that in the last picture, both his cast and his mohawk are featured! [Click each page to enlarge.]

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The Accident

July 21, 2009

It was the last event of Vacation Bible School – a relay obstacle course. He was the anchor leg, racing to bring it home for his team. He glided through the hula hoop obstacle, mastered the swing with ease, he was up the ladder and down the slide faster than lightening – then came the spring horse (technically, it was a rocket). He rocked back and forth as his team cheered for him. Only the jump rope stood between him and victory for his team. He let go of the rocket, preparing to race to the last station, but the rocket still had power in its thrusters. We all watched as he flew over the rocket and landed on the sand.

Poor baby. We knew immediately that it was broken. We rushed him to the ER where we were immediately joined by supportive friends. Five hours later we left with a cast from his hand to his arm pit. It was a little too much adventure for my taste, but I was amazed by the support we got – spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I’m just hoping that we’re done with broken bones.

Brown World

July 15, 2009

I walked into the living room and saw a brief snip of a show the boy was glued to going to commercial. I’m pretty careful about what I allow the kids to watch, so I wanted to find out what was on.

“What are you watching?”

Brown World.

“I’ve never heard of Brown World. You know you need to ask before you watch something.” At this point, the show returns and I immediately recognize a classic. “Buddy, why did you think this show was called Brown World?”

“I dunno. It’s got brown people. They’re funny.”

“This is The Cosby Show. It’s great. Daddy and I both watched it when we were little, too.”

I wonder what Bill Cosby would think about his new title…

Mohawks

July 12, 2009

Some of you have been wondering about the mohawks in the video. A few weeks ago, Matt’s Uncle Brad was diagnosed with cancer. He immediately started chemotherapy and knew that he was going to begin to loose his hair shortly. To make his hair loss less dramatic, he decided to shave it. In an act of solidarity and support, some of the guys at the family reunion decided that Brad shouldn’t have to shave alone – but, why shave the whole head when you can have a mohawk for a few days?

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The daddies all had to get rid of the ‘hawks in order to return to work, but the boys kept theirs. Not only was it fun to see all these straight-laced guys with mohawks, it was lovely to see the family come together to support Uncle Brad.

I would appreciate it if you would pray for him over the next several months as he goes through treatments. You can even give yourself a mohawk if you want.

Family Reunion

July 6, 2009

We already discussed how Matt never liked normal home movies. This week, we got to hang out with his extended family at a reunion. They understand more than anyone that movies are a way of life for Matt. In fact his cousins, along with his brother, were his first stars, and his aunt & uncle, along with his parents, were the first audience. Here is what we created with them… man, I love every one of these people.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to introduce “The Towel”….

Our New Roommate

July 1, 2009

This weekend we welcomed the newest member of our family into our house. Bekah, the grad student that has become a part of our lives over the past few years, has moved into our spare room. She starts student teaching in the fall and needed a place to live during that time. We are looking forward to having her around – seriously, a third adult to keep an eye on the kids is always a welcome addition to a home.

I can’t even begin to describe how much she’s blessed our family. It is an honor to be able to help her in this way. Welcome home, Bekah!

Can You Go?

June 18, 2009

This is a song that our friend Joe wrote for his son, Evan. It’s super catchy, so while they were here a few weeks ago, Matt decided to film a music video to go along with it. Enjoy!