Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Grandma Vicki Got Becks Some A&M Gear

I believe you need to click on these photos to see them clearly, this site makes them too small.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

This is our new sanctuary, the inside is just as gorgeous and really creates an environment where you think how small we are and how great God is.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving at the Creecy's

Laura and Carmen mixing not one, but two types of gravy, there were three total counting the Vegan version.

Scott and Brian Frying a Turkey, there were not one, but three types of turkey this day, Fried, Roasted and Smoked, plus some soybean made to taste like turkey.

Kasey and George reading not one, but 4 ads from the newspaper, there were a total of 54 ads from the paper.

Beckham and Lnyea (Lin-Yay) watching the Dunn boys rake not one, but 5 piles of leaves in the front yard, all vegan piles I must add.

Mark and Jodi after Mark had not one, but 34 (and apparently another 1/2) mimosas; also vegan.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Public Service Announcement

Jimmy the Groin has something to say to Tony...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bow Hunters are Sissies

Tony and Nathan are Bow Hunters. The following video is an attempt to show them the folly of such behavior.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Becks the Dragon

On Oct 31st 1517 the Protestant Reformation was sparked off when  Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door. Today our child is dressed as a Dragon to celebrate this event, I'm sure there is a reasonable explanation, no, no I'm not, but it sure is cute!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Tony and FC Dallas Fan

This is more less a test to see if the new Windows Live Writer actually works or not. But what a great moment when Tony learned we were sitting next to this dude. TonyandFCDallasFan










Brian - slimed!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A job that requires canoeing?

Who gets to have a job where you go on a three day canoe trip with some really fun kids? We had a "McMazing" time throwing people from their canoes (Brian claims he led a preemptive strike against Bob...said he could "see it in his eyes." Both boats went down), "baptizing" Rick (despite his resistance), catching turtles, throwing food at Mallory to make sure her blood sugar didn't get too low, playing on the dam (insert dam joke here), playing putt putt, making the girls cry from the scary stories, watching Harriett and Roxie inhale RockStar (this gave them a good 5 minutes of hyper before crashing. $7 well spent!), learning about how NOT to implement Matthew 18, sleeping on triple bunks and talking about everything in "Mc" after eating at McDonalds ("'McDonalds'...that's a good one!")!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Be afraid...

Brian recently borrowed an electric saw thing from the neighbors (I can't remember the technical name) to cut some of the ugly bushes down in our yard. It must be a boy thing cause he spent all day out there, and after he had cut EVERYTHING alive down in our front yard (and I do not exaggerate) he moved onto the backyard and proceeded to do the same. Nothing was safe. Now we have a lot of dirt and holes in our yard...good thing we have nice neighbors who probably only talk about how trashy it is behind our backs and not to our faces! Next up is building a patio and I'm pretty sure that will get a post too!

Poor Tiny

I realized there have been a lot of Beckham blogs lately, and I think that's cause he's at such a fun age. He learns something new daily and is always making us laugh (usually when he's being weird--he's a ham!). His newest thing is wanting to hold and carry Tiny around. It's funny to us to see how proud Becks is and how scared Tiny is. Poor Tiny. There's a lot of chasing in this house lately. Lucky for Tiny he's still faster...for now!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

It's good to be Beckham

Beckham and Tiny spent a week with their grandparents this summer while we were at camp with the youth. I'd have to say they had a pretty good time! Tiny never had to touch his dog food ("Only real meat for me, thank you.") and Beckham pretty much ran the place. They both had a blast!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dad...aka "fun director"

Reason #42 Dad is more fun than Mom: He lets me eat yogurt without a spoon (when Mom's not around!)!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Why, God-willing, we are having more kids...

Berry Pickin' With Becks

This past Tuesday when Laura and Beckham woke up we headed south a few miles to The Berry Patch. It is a farm for picking Blackberries and Blueberries. Unfortunately the blueberries are scarce this year due to global cooling. In April the bushes all thought it was spring and grew little flowers which will turn into blueberries later. Then as a result of Al Gore's global warming it froze here for a few days even leaving snow on the ground. This killed the flowers and left The Berry Patch with few berries to be picked. We were able to buy fresh picked blueberries from Michigan that are driven down every few days. As for blackberries, they bloom later and survived the threat of global cooling. We were a week or so too early for tons of them, but found a pound worth of giant plump blackberries. Becks really learned how to pick only the black ones which was better than his mother was able to do. Today we had blueberry muffins Laura made and have eaten some really great blackberries. I think we will begin doing this on a regular basis due to the close proximity of the place.

That guy! no, that guy!

A few weeks back we went to an FC Dallas vs Pre David Beckham LA Galaxy game in Dallas. At half time we got up and went to sign up to win whatever it was you can win, I believe a jersey. Anyway at this point George realized that his wallet was missing and suddenly remembered that a man had bumped against him earlier. As a result George knew this man had stolen his wallet. We alerted the cops to look for everyone meeting this man's description. They looked for him and Laura and I circled the stadium looking for this man. We did find someone who we thought might be him, but then realized the chances of us making a citizens arrest based on a guy looking as we've been told he should look was not the best idea. We went back and the cops gave George his wallet. So what happened? We thought maybe the cops found him on security cameras. As we finally settled back into our seats to watch Toja's awesome mullet win the game for FC Dallas the people in the row in front and down from us asked if we lost a wallet. They informed us they turned it in to security. After George thanked them, I offered for George to buy him something, he wanted a beer. He got a beer after George got the nerve to walk past his swim team student's parents with one. Afterwards he realized the parents all had beers. What a night.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Condemning Confession

I must confess something that has been steadily becoming true in my thoughts. When I admit this my life could forever be changed. People who care about me may no longer speak to me. Those who have trusted me may turn their backs on me. I may never ever be able to return home as my family shuns me. Let me then share with you what I must make known. I hate Houston and people in Texas are not very nice. Take a moment and let that sink in. Let me be clear, there is great Tex-Mex food in Dallas, but Texas as a whole is a hole. Houston ought to really be called Sam's Inferno (named after Sam Houston aka The Raven). For 6 months out of the year the relative humidity percentage is over 90%. Compare that to Kansas City maxing out in August at 86% and Kansas City can be fairly humid. Las Vegas for instance maxes out at 53% and is usually in the 20s and hell is only over 90% 5 months out of the year (joke).
Before our recent visit to Houston I told Laura it was just as hot and humid in Kansas as it is in Houston. While in Houston I was forced to recant those statements as I sat at a picnic table in a park for ten minutes reading a book and soaking in my own sweat as though it had been poring down rain. The only way to have any sense of being clean is to give up showering and accept sweat as the "normal" condition of the human body.
We also found that people in the Midwest are generally nicer than those in Texas. Learning this is similar to the feeling when my brothers told me Santa did not exist. An initial disbelief followed by a sad understanding and then frustration at your parents for telling you this lie for so long. I've been told that people in Texas are the nicest on the planet, but now I know that you can only believe this if the only other people you've met are from New York. Waiters are rude, strangers can be rude, etc. The only exception to this is on the campus of the gem of Texas, A&M of course. All this to say I admit that Kansas is a better place to live. Less traffic, good BBQ (especially burnt ends), less humidity, friendly people, less arrogance, etc.
Now for those of you who are my Texas friends I understand if we never talk again, I've been shown the truth and I must be shunned for it and really I wouldn't expect anything else from our Texas attitude. Now I'm going to go outside and get my mail and when I get back I will have accomplished an impossible feat in Houston, I won't be soaking in my own sweat.

Below is what a person typically looks like walking around Houston.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Becks Walking

Monday, March 05, 2007

Bryan Chapell, You make the call.

One of the men here is Bryan Chapell (President of Covenant Seminary), another is Eric Camden (Rev from TV show 7th Heaven) and yet another Steve Nutter (First Pastor I worked under). You make the call which is which. Don't look at the eyebrows, that will only confuse you.

Pepper Watch Your Back!!!

Mi Ranchero, Hole-in-wall, no, a hole in the wall would seem more attractive at first sight. This place came recommended by Lydia (Church secretary) and had it not I would never have gone in to the previous Pizza Hut location (just a wild guess). Inside you almost leave the country, it still looks like a pizza hut, but few waiters speak english and soccer is playing on the two televisions. Real soccer with teams like the Aguilas and Chivas. No pink Sicilian teams in this establishment. Anyway, the place is not quite Tex-Mex, but dethrones Jose Peppers for the following reasons. Quality of Food is just as good as Peppers, it even comes with that odd Mid West Mex ball with flag thing. The price is cheaper, you can split a meal due to the size and free coupons for Espinaca Dip that come in the mail. The waiters are friendly and even brought free ice cream for Beckham to eat and exchanged broken trash talk about about the US national team vs. Mexico. I highly recommend this place inspite of the scary exterior. However for Jay and George, stick to Gloria's sweet goodness.

Beckham and Barbie

Laura's future sister-in-law has asked Laura to be a bridesmaid in her wedding to Todd (Laura's Aggie brother who lives in Dallas. He hates big overpasses, spiders and measures his confidence level by holding his had at some point between his head and toes). Do do so she sent out Barbie dolls that look like each girl and a picture of all the barbies representing the wedding party. For the record Laura is Beach Glam Barbie. Anyway I told Laura that if we let Beckham play with the barbie he may grow up to be gay based upon this one single event. Surely allowing your son to play with a Barbie will bring about covenant cursings (just a joke). Anyway, let it be known that I objected to his playing with Barbie and I must say I was a very proud father when he grabbed her by the head shook her around and finally threw her. I wouldn't recommend it as gentleman behavior, but any rejection of Barbie at this point is a good sign. All this being said I did play with a She-ra (he man counterpart) doll as a kid and I'm not gay.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

So close, yet so different

This week I have been sick, all I want to do is lay in bed and sleep. Anyway I emailed Tony and Nathan telling them that I would not be in on Tuesday due to the plague and here are their responses.

Nathan: May God have mercy on you. If you need me to fill in for chapel let me know, I'd be glad to do it.

Tony: Whimp

I'll let you come to your own conclusions. I'll also ignore that fact that Tony sent a second email telling me to get better. Two things have not been so different and yet worked so well together since...I'm still to sick to think of the punch line, please provide your own and make it better than peanut butter and jelly. Perhaps pizza and ranch dressing, but that might offend yankees.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Wild Beast in my Home!!

Here are a couple of old pictures of Tiny behaving like a rational being. The one is of him checking on Beckham the first week we had him home. The other was a morning that Laura brought Beckham into our room and then they all fell back to sleep, it is real though which cracks me up. For the record Beckham did not then and does not now sleep in our bed. Not that there is anything wrong with it!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Texas People Are So Annoying

Laura has mastered cookie making. I have mastered cookie eating. Becks still thinks his dog is called "ga." Which is more than he knows about what to call his parents. The reason for this post however is to show Laura's most recent cookie creations. They are Texas cookies and there is one Kansas cookie which had to be labeled Kansas so that it was not mistaken for Colorado, Nebraska or Sponge Bob. Of course the other cookies are a reference to FC Dallas, the greatest team to never win anything.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Searching for Great Kan-Mex

My search for the best Tex-Mex place in Kansas continued this past weekend as we tried the often recommended Tequila Harry's. Unfortunatly Overland Park has not caught onto the recent trend of smoke-free enviroment. The food however was fairly good, not on par with Gloria's or Posados in Dallas, but good none the less. The funniest thing about Mexican food here is that every resturant serves a glorified version of ketchup as salsa and then has a "hot" or "spicy" version for Mexicans and Texans. The Texan version however is merely a mix of the hottest peppers they could get their hands on. It is very hot, but not so good. All in all though there is good Mexican food here and so far the winner is Jose Pepper's. Jose Pepper is actuall the son of Dr. Pepper, which is true and may be my favorite thing about the place. Anyway, the picture here shows a Kansas chip on the left and a Texas chip on the right. Just like the state, much larger, but really almost the same.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Lara in Kansas

My best friend came to visit last weekend! Needless to say, we had a great time! The ice storm came in the day she did (and actually left with her too!), so we got to bundle up and use our scarves even! And I'm happy to report that our mall excursion with Becks turned out better than our one last time (he was little...we were still learning what to do with a kid!)! Beckham had a great time with his Auntie Lara!

We went to Cabela's-- a huge hunter-ish store that I'm sure Jared would be jealous of. He would have loved it. Coop and I just looked at the dead animals. Lots of dead animals. She even knew what they were...Jared would be proud. I think one was a deer. Thanks Lara for coming to see us in Kansas...we miss you!!!!

Bob Loves Aggies

This is from some time ago, however it belongs on the internet and so it is. This is a picture of Bob expressing deep love for the Texas A&M Aggies.

Ok, really Mr. Reymond lost a bet when his beloved Missou Tigers lost a game against the mighty Aggies. Next I think I'll have this framed and hung on my wall or made into Christmas cards. I look forward to his wearing an Aggie tie to church after he loses next year.

Death in the Suburb

This afternoon I may have broken the fourth commandment when I made a snow man, however Laura did brake the 6th commandment when she murdered my snowman, I guess you could call her a COLD blooded murder. Here is a photo of Tiny and I with Mr. Snowman just a few minutes before the accident.

Let's take a look at how the murder went down. Mr. Snowman is shown here posing with Laura.

This photo was taken moments later after Laura fired a shot from the sixth floor window.

Now we see the results of her attack, Mr Snowman is dead and Laura clearly is responsible.

After a further investigation some evidence has surfaced that might show Laura to be little more than a patsy. If you look close at the picture above you will notice that Laura was to the left of Mr. Snowman, while he does in fact fall back and to the left, back and to the left, back and to the left. Perhaps there was a second gunman on the snowy knoll and LBJ is really responsible, we will never really know...

Friday, January 19, 2007

Beckham's Birthday (sorta)

This past Thursday, Jan 18th we celebrated Beckham's birthday (Jan 4th). See, he was born on the day that Texas University won a national title so it just doesn't seem right that we celebrate anything on that day, besides he'll never know from pictures that it wasn't actually his birthday. Unless of course this post is still in existence. Anyway, we had the Felich's over, ate a meal, had some Blue Bell, asked Shari to get a snake from an ice cooler, played some Nintendo Wii and called it a night. Good times. The picture here is of his cupcake which he had no interest in eating. For whatever reason he doesn't care for sugar yet. Looks good on him though.