Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Comforting Jade after she got a mouthfull of water.

Doing my laps with Jade on my back.

Adrians backflips.

I like this photo of Jade...captures her drama side.

Adrian, rugged as can be.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

HB2Y John

Happy Birthday John we hope that you have a great new year. Gabe, Adrian and Jade.

(For a cool Birthday post to John click here!)

Friday, July 27, 2007

A Bite of History

Here in Boca del Rio they hold the world record for the longest fish fillet. It's a yearly tradition to break it, this years fillet was 220 meters long. I took the kids down to see it and to sample the fillet, considering it's size I was amazed at how good it actually tasted.

The Prep

The Length

Our Piece of the Record

Jade, enjoying it immensely.

Adrian and Jade trying to get some of his.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Spank, Spank, Spank

Jade singing, "Spank , spank, spank, I really need a spanking, I've been so naughty!"

Saturday, July 21, 2007

HB2Y Blog

So I have had this blog for a year now. I didn't know where it would go but here we are... I guess we'll see what the next year holds.

Unless I start having sex... then I might have to stop blogging altogether.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thursday Thought – I'm Not Who I was

I really like this song "I'm Not Who I Was" by Brandon Heath. Musically it is simple but strong. Give it a listen some time if you get the chance.

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I'm not who I was

Used to be mad at you
A little on the hurt-side too
But I'm not who I was

Found my way around
To forgiving you, sometime ago
But I never got to tell you


I found us in a photograph
Saw me and I had to laugh
You know, I'm not who I was

Ooo, there you were right above me
And I wonder if you ever loved me
Just for who I was

When the pain came back again
Like a bitter friend
It was all that I could do
To keep myself from blaming you


Thinking that it's a funny thing
Figured out I can sing
Now I'm not who I was

I write about love and such
Maybe because I want it so much
I'm not who I was

I was thinkin' maybe I,
Should let you know
That I am not the same
But I never did forget your name


But the thing that I find most amazing,
The amazing grace
Is the chance to give it up
Maybe that's what love is all about

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I'm not who I was

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

HB2Y Agnes

Agnes, Andrew and Alvin

Agnes, you are my kid’s favorite artist and I would imagine lots of other kids are in that group. You have amazing gifts and talents and in the five years I have known you, I have seen you pour out constantly even to your own hurt to do the Lord’s will and serve the children in the Family. You are a sample to me.

Thanks also for all the prayers and encouragement for me over the years. I know it was prayers like yours that helped make me who I am today. You and Andrew are dear friends.

May this be one of your best years yet and may you enjoy your children to the full. Happy Birthday! If you guys ever need anything please let me know!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Jades Photography

Jade with the bird at the Brownsville home.

A couple weeks ago at Jeremy and Toni's wedding I showed Jade how to use my camera and let her take some photos a couple of which I have already posted.

She is really into it and for being only 3 I think she does very well.

Here are some new ones Jade has taken in the past week.

Christina and Brendon



A Flower

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Friday the 13th Accident

So I was talking to Nathan the other day and asking him what he thought of his birthday falling on Friday the 13th, "I don't believe in it and nothing bad is going to happen" he told me after joking that maybe he shouldn't go out that day. I concluded the same, "that nothing bad will happen."

Little did I know what was in store for me. I was out all morning doing pickups and had the truck loaded full with provisioning, I was on my way home and sitting at a red light when I heard a collision behind me and had just looked at my driver side mirror in time to see a taxi careening towards me. There was no time to react or place to go so he ran right into me. The taxi that hit me was propelled into the back of my truck after being hit by a taxi behind him whose brakes failed. TTL that in all 3 vehicles that were involved no one was injured...only a lot of twisted steel and crumpled fiberglass.

My poor truck! The good news is that since the other guy was at fault they are paying for it. I was sure glad I had my insurance as they arrived quickly and helped sort out the mess.

Friday, July 13, 2007

HB2Y Nathan and Black Power

There isn’t a better friend one could hope to find. I hope and pray you have a great new year with all your dreams fulfilled.

I miss working with you and the crazy stories we would tell, hanging out and just shooting the breeze. There’s still so much we need to do, thank God we have lots of years ahead of us still to come. But really man, we should hook up sometime.

Okay I know alot of you who read my blog know Nate so leave him a comment...

Power to you!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday Thought – Brain Freeze

I have heard people all my life talk about brain freeze, you know that headache you get in your forehead from eating ice cream or something cold! I have had many different people describe the feeling and often with dramatic and descriptive explanations of pain.

Well I have never to my recollection experienced brain freeze.

I know…I know…I am weird…

…Or at least I used to think I was. Everyone I have ever talked to about it was amazed that I didn’t know what it felt like. I had imagined the pain people described and have understood the concept and even attempted on different occasions to force a brain freeze. I am sure Haven could tell a story or two about that…lol.

Anyways, I was talking about it with someone the other day so thought I would look it up and do some research on it. It turns out only about 30% of people experience it…so I guess I am not so weird after all.

Have you had brain freeze??

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

HB2Y Andrew

Happy Birthday Andrew!!! I hope you having fun there at the PEP. We had a party for your birthday tonight…it was pretty fun. Just kidding, but we should throw one when you get back. Hope this year will be your best yet.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


The kids and I arrived safely home tonight and first stop was the beach, yes it was nice and the kids had fun. After they were tucked in bed I headed back out to the beach for a late night swim with some of the others here...it's so good to be home.

Thanks for all your prayers for our travels. We had a two day delay at the border due to having an outdated paper for the truck. So we spent some time with the home in Brownsville and saw some friends.

Thanks Tom, Donna, Michelle and home for making our wait there a pleasant one, love you guys lots.

Saturday, July 07, 2007


Today the kids and I are traveling, heading down to Mexico. Please pray for our border crossing that everything goes smoothly.

Being today’s date is 07-07-07 I think it’s a good day to travel.

Am I superstitious? NO! But I was thinking about that date yesterday and late last night ran across this blog post about it which I found interesting, click here to read it!

Friday, July 06, 2007


On the 4th due to having gone to the circus and dinner out it was too late to catch any firework shows. So the Lord blessed the children with one on the 5th, in Corpus visiting my Dad. It was a nice show shot over the beach with the fireworks reflecting in the water….super cool! Here’s a video clip of it!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Circus on the 4th of July

Yesterday on the 4th of July Haven, the kids and I with Aunt Wendy (Haven’s Aunt) went to Barnum and Baileys Greatest show on Earth circus. Hmmm????? I don’t know if I would say it is or not…but we did have fun so here’s some photos and a video clip. The quality is not great as we were seated quite far from the ring.

After the circus we were all hungry so we had dinner at The Red Lobster. Haven enjoyed this huge drink...Haven what was it called? I forgot...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July

Today is the 4th of July, seems it’s a pretty famous day and any one who watches movies thinks they know why.

Well I am here to tell you that it’s famous because it’s Dale’s birthday. Happy birthday dude!!!

You lucky guy always having fireworks at your party...

Send me a decent pic to post and I won't put up the one that Jade took of you.....lol...I bet the world would have fun seeing that one...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Wedding Food

Wedding Bells Are Ringing

Weddings are always fun and a sure way to a good meal, so when Haven’s brother Jeremy invited me to his wedding on June 30th I jumped at the chance. Actually the invite came a year ago so it was nice that the wedding happened while I was in town. It was a nice ceremony and a good time with good food. I will just post some photos here for your enjoyment and let them tell the story

Jeremy and Toni, the bride and groom. (This photo was taken by Jade 3 1/2 yrs old)

The wedding cake was hand made by Haven!

She even handmade the flowers and painted them with food coloring!

Jeremy and I (Yes I wore a fuchsia tie...)

Jade and her cousin

Adrian and his cousin