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Random Thoughts Before Bed

You may be surprised that I’m posting at all, but sometimes I just need to wind down a bit before bed, even if today was exhausting as we continue learning about being parents.  Here are few random thoughts on my mind tonight:

  • Hard to believe we’re actually parents.  Fun, exciting, scary, all at the same time.
  • We’re so thankful for the support network we have. Our family, friends and church family have been so kind to us.  It’s overwhelming sometimes!
  • Love the new WordPress 2.7 interface.  I knew it was coming, but fun to see it up.  You probably don’t notice anything different unless you blog here.  I’m thinking of writing a tutorial on Open Church, but probably don’t have the time now.  🙂
  • Having a baby is good for your blog.  I made it to #63 on the fasting growing blogs list on WordPress, thanks to Addison.  Score!  (And welcome to all the guests!)
  • I went through 70+ conversations in Gmail in about 40 minutes.  Only tagged about 5 for later followup.  I’m glad I learned how to type!
  • I fear my RSS Reader will take much longer to get through.  Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow at the hospital by taking Reader offline!

Ok, that’s all.  Good night.  Or good morning most likely.  🙂

Living The High Life

After a great Thanksgiving celebration on Thursday, Jaime, my mom and I traveled to Chicago to spend yesterday and today with my sister. Her apartment is located downtown, on the 28th floor, looking west and north. The view is amazing. We spent Friday night walking around the city, hitting famous places like The Magnificent Mile (which was crazy busy with holiday shoppers), Macy’s on State Street (9 floors of shopping, a 3-story Christmas tree, a food court and more), and had dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery (I had the Herbed Lemon Chicken with Asparagus).

Today we’re looking forward (well, some of us are…) to going to Daly Plaza to see the Christmas tree. There’s also our 3rd Thanksgiving dinner on tap for later this afternoon. Yum!

UPDATE: Pictures from our recent trip to Chicago are now online. Be sure to check out the bean and the view from my sister’s roof.

Give Thanks

With thanksgiving tomorrow, I continue to be thankful for so many things in my personal and professional life. Jaime and I will travel to Cleveland for Thanksgiving day, then on to Chicago for 2 days to visit her brother and my sister. When we lived in Katy, we weren’t able to see our family so often, so it’s great to be in a place where we’re able to do that. We’ll stay at my sister’s place in downtown Chicago, about 3 blocks from the famed Michigan Avenue.

Among other things, I’m also thankful for our youth. When I checked my office mailbox this morning, I found a nice note from Pastor Carl thanking our youth. Not only did our youth have a great time at the Road Rally, but those who were the recipients of the service appreciated it and enjoyed having the youth there as well. It’s a great example of the Body of Christ at work.

What are you thankful for this thanksgiving?

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