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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
What had its beginnings long before, started on April 11th on the side of Sulphur Mountain overlooking the town Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Vanessa and I were there surrounded by enormous beauty, so much bigger than us. As we walked up snow covered trails to the top it was overwhelming to think we could be a part of something so awesome. It was in that time, after a brief snowball fight, that I asked Vanessa if she would be my bride and marry me. She said yes! and we both jumped into each others arms and celebrated. Time flew by, sometimes too fast and others not fast enough, until August 7th when we were married in my backyard down in Georgia. It was the best thing that has ever happened to me! It wasn’t too long ago when I first started understanding how amazing God’s plan for marriage is; to represent the most amazing love between Jesus and His people is huge. To be a part of something that big, with the woman I love, as we journey through life’s adventures together is such a privilege. Knowing that all of history is God’s story, so quite literally HIStory, this is by far my favorite part of it.
(Photo by Erin Chupp)
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Saturday, February 7, 2009
I didnt bring anything much home for Christmas which meant that I had two suitcases to fill up with 50lbs of groceries ( thanks Mom and Dad) that are hard to find in Canada. One of the things i was looking forward to the most was 15 bean soup. I had been bragging about how good it is to people here. In keeping with tradition I wanted to wait till it got a little cold before having it for dinner.
I thought -15F was good enough. So I checked the directions and I am supposed to soak the beans for at least 8 hours, so I do it for 12. Then it says cook on low for 2 hours, sounds easy enough. After about three hours I cant wait any more and its dinner time so i serve myself up a big bowl of the soup, and the beans were still hard! For the rest of the night I play with the soup with varrying temperatures and the lid on the pot on and off untill finally I forget about it for long enough for all the water to boil out. Atleast the beans are fully cooked now and I have enough 15 bean paste to make lots of leftovers. They are good on nachos.
Thanks to Christmas gifts from Memaw and Paw Paw me and my cousin John got to go to this years monster truck show at the Georiga dome. It was so awesome!! The night started off with the monster truck raqces, followed by some 4 wheeler freestyle. These guys were doing back flips on them, its was crazy. Then came the event that I laughed my head off the entire time, trailer racing. This is where some destrcution derby type cars raced around the track. The rules were they had to be pulling a trailer with a load and thye had to finish the race with the load to win. Right from the start these guys were just rippin it around the corners and it wasnt long untill porta potties, refrigerators, and all kinda of things were spread out all over the track. Then the next round of cars came by and plowed into the debris creating even more carnage.
The last event is the one i was most lookin forward to, Freestyle! The drivers each have a limited time to run those crazy trucks right on the edge of out of control while trying to get the biggest air, and do the sweetest tricks. There was several tires and wheels that feel off and trucks that flipped over while catching fire, it was awesome! Last run of the night, Grave Digger. He won the freestyle and the race event that night.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday afternoon I made it back home to Georgia for an extra long Christmas break after travelling through Salt Lake City and JFK in New York on stand by. It was so awesome to be able to get home amd see my whole family at the airport. Then going to cut down a Christmas tree and put it up before going to our churches Christmas program that night. When I left three hills Alberta it was -30 F so it was kinda nice to step ouside in Georgia even though i do miss the snow. Ill be home untill January 12th so if your around here lets get together and hang out and eat some pumpkin pie or go fishing or something.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I sure do miss some good home cookin, but most of all, hangin out with my friends and family around home. I am so thankful that I do in fact have that to come home to in less than a month now. I ran across a sweet creature of the sea and thought you might wanna check out how the Pistol Shrimp gets its Thanksgiving Dinner
PS Go Carly for being in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade - Your awesome!