After Christmas

Christmas is over! All in all it was a good Christmas season. The Christmas Eve service went well. After the service we had pizza at the family. Once we got home and Mark to bed Erwin and I (ok, mainly Erwin) put together Mark’s basketball goal. Not an easy task in the dark, not to mention poorly written instructions. It was about 1:30 Christmas morning when we got it set up in the backyard.

So Christmas morning we tell Mark that he had to start picking up the dog poop in the backyard and he was starting today. He wasn’t too happy about the idea but we got him outside. And for several minutes he tried to scoop up poop not seeing the basketball goal in front of him. When he finally saw it he was like “Woah!” He’s been enjoying going out and shooting baskets with Mom. He’s improving every day.

For lunch we went to Ken and Thelma’s. It was great to see everyone and eat WAY too much food. I didn’t get pics of everyone but the below link are a few from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas 2007

The beauty of God’s creation. Something I need to focus on more as the stress goes up. This week was long and stressful but successful, for which I am very grateful.

I wish I were the type to just flow with wonderful words of inspirations, but alas, not tonight for sure.

But the above flower reminds me of the beauty around me.

Jazz Concert

I love playing with Ken’s camera. It takes some amazing pictures, especially outside pictures, but in door ones, not as good. Ken told me how to change some of the settings, but of course I couldn’t remember. So at the Jazz concert last week I played a little when the band was doing their warm up. Here’s a picture of Tim that I took after adjusting the settings.

Here’s one example of how nice thie pictures come out when I’m outside. This was at Mark’s practice game last Saturday.

Facebook Time

The issue of Facebook has come up about 10 times in the last month, so tonight I finally took the step and signed up with Facebook.

Not sure what I’ll do with it but hey, I’m cool now right?

New Domain, New Look

Welcome to the NEW MagnusonHouse! I have a new domain .COM instead of .NET it was easier to create a new one than figuring out how to switch services. The only thing I’m not happy with, is the fact this domain is registered with UGH! They try to sell their services by selling it with sex. You only see their ads during the playoffs for football season. It appears that Google either bought godaddy or they are partnered. With a little luck, Google bought them and they will “clean up” the ads.

This weekend was a really good one. Yesterday was the Camarillo Christmas Parade and Tim’s last time to be the head drum major of the San Dimas Royal Corps. Thankfully, we had beautiful weather for the parade. Tim did a really good job on his routine, though we started his salute a little too soon. Nice thing, it didn’t matter. Tim won first place in his division of drum majors and was one point from winning sweepstakes. (Sweepstakes is the top honor for the highest scoring drum major).

Here’s the partner picture to the one on the right.

End of the Thanksgiving Weekend

The weekend is over and another week will be here in a few hours. Today was a good day. We had a good service and a good group in attendance. We had a guest speaker, Lisa Morena for San Diego. She did a good job. She spoke from one of my favorite passages, in 2 Chronicles 20. The story of Israel facing being attacked by 3 armies. What did Jehoshaphat do? He prayed. He didn’t do it alone, he had personal relationships. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord. He kept a proper perspective. As a worship leader this point is so critical, they praised. Before they went into battle they gave thanks to the Lord. And lastly they realized that all of this was for a divine purpose.

As I look at the challenges coming up over the next several weeks, these 5 P’s give me guidance and hope.

Thanksgiving Day

Happy Turkey Day!

Here we are at the end of Thanksgiving 2007!

What am I thankful for?

There are so many things for me to be thankful for. I have a good home with a great family I have some really good friends. Last month I got to catch up with friends from high school and that was a highlight of the trip. I also got to see some of my family that I hadn’t seen in a really long time.

What are you thankful for?

And yes, I had turkey! Sorry bird!

Thanksgiving Week

Normally this week at work is a quiet one, unfortunately with the Eiro Project, I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Tim finished school at noon today and is done until next Monday. Mark has to go to school until Wednesday. The joy of having kids in two different school districts.

There was one very bright spot in today. My good friend, Ken, from Colorado was in town for Thanksgiving. It was really good to see him. He makes me laugh. It’s nice to have friends that you can pick up just where you left off the last time you saw them.

TGIF – Almost

Well, here it is Thursday night. Watching CSI, which is one of my favorite shows. Tonight is suppose to be the last episode with Sara Sidle in it, and all I can say is YIPPEE! Just not crazy about the character so she can’t be gone soon enough.

The end of the week has been better than the beginning. Still busy but I haven’t felt beat on. Big bonus!

Tomorrow should be a good day. No teaching and only one “one on one” meetings and lunch with a good friend.