Ash Wednesday & Lent.

This morning I had the great privilege and honor to participate in an Ash Wednesday Mass at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Brian and I and our good friend Colby went together early in the day and took part in this ancient tradition that precedes the Season of Lent. If you’re reading this and are unfamiliar to exactly what Lent is, this season is a period of 40 days of “fasting” from something in your life in preparation for Easter. It’s traditionally a time to fast, a time of committed prayer, and of giving to others, all in a conscious effort of refocusing on Christ before celebrating Easter.

It was a new deal for me, seeing as how I’ve always been immersed in mainly Western evangelical Christiandom if you will. But it was great to experience the liturgy of the Mass. To see the dedication of the people that were there. It was a fresh new approach to meeting with God this morning.

There are some things that I will be trying to focus on praying through this Lent season (sin issues and what not) and I’m going to try and drink JUST water for 40 days. Yikes! Hope I make it, haha. In any case, the daily choice to remember to drink just water will remind me of the season and the sacrifice that was made for me.

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Cruz LAUGHS!

So I’ve been meaning to be a good blogger and update as of late. I’ve had a few things on my heart I’ve been wanting to share.

But what happened tonight at 9:30pm trumped all those other musings that were rambling around….Cruz laughed for the FIRST time!!!

I know, I know. It’s not quite the moment when it’s not your own kid, but I wanted to share it with you friends in any case. It was definitely a moment for us….so much that Jess burst into tears, haha. The video is kind of dark but you can hear him laughing plain as day….

Don’t worry, Jess doesn’t usually laugh like a bad version of the Joker…

Is That You GOD?

Sometimes the Lord just has to be rather blunt with me to get me to focus. I’m pretty sure it was the case in this instance when I ran across this today…

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How many of you can’t help but do every single one of those to make your day complete? I know that it’s like a nervous twitch for me not to hop on Twitter or my email every hour…

The New & Improved Audio.

So it’s been no less than a whole year since we’ve had our dog Audio groomed. It may be that long since she’s actually had a bath! That’s what having a new baby does I guess.

But we finally anted up today and took her to be primped. Here’s the before and after….

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Quite a transition….she looks like criminal in a mug shot in the top picture!

Cruz Is Already Surfing…

He’s already making deals on the Net…

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