Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Sermon

Tonight I have started reading a book by Tony Evans called "No More Excuses". The first chapter was about no longer living in the past and letting the past control what happens in your future. It tells the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis, of how he used his past to help mold his future which ultimately became his legacy. That is what we as men need to try to do, use our past to help build a better future. Use our past mistakes in a positive way to help mold our future. To help raise our families up properly, to become better husbands, fathers, and leaders in our community. One thing that I got from this chapter that has stuck in my head - Don't let what is in your "backyard" rule what happens in your "front yard". Meaning don't let your past dominate you, control you, to where it makes every decision you make a difficult one. The goal is to live your life in a Godly way, to make every moment count, to make sure everyone knows what you stand for. That is what - unfortunately - I haven't been doing. Well from here on out, I will. I will lead my life, my marriage, my family, to do what is right in God's eyes. To look at things differently. I might not be able to change what is in my "backyard", but I can definitely change what happens in my front by using my past mistakes to mold my future.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Four weeks...maybe less

Well, it is probably a little less that four weeks and we will meet little Parker. The dude. My buddy (oh crap that song from the toy commercial just popped in my head!). So keeping that in mind, I need to write another note for my little dude, Parker.

Dear Parker,
He man, it's your Dad. In a little more/less than four weeks we are going to meet for the first time. I can't wait! I have thought about that moment over and over in my head and I don't know how it will go. I just know that it will be awesome. You will then hear your Dad say (in Ron Burgundy voice - you will figure out who this is later in life, so don't worry), "Attention, everyone. I have a very important announcement to make. I HAVE A SON!!!" This will probably then be followed by some crying, laughing, and maybe another rendition of the "Happy Dance" (which I will teach you when you are old enough too!!). Anyway, today is Thursday, one day closer buddy, don't keep Mom up too much tonight. She needs her rest. Anyway, I love you. I will always love you until my dying breath. You and your Mom are my all, my everything, the reason I get up every morning. See you in a few weeks.


Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's Final Countdown...

Well, here we go. The Final Countdown. In about 5 weeks Laura and I will welcome our first child into the world. Little Parker Austin Boan. Right now the little dude is 5lbs 10oz approx. and guess what he has that his Dad doesn't...HAIR!! That's right hair. We were able to see it on the last ultrasound. However, one thing that Parker needs to do is rotate head down. He is breach right now. Not good, but I pray he will rotate so Laura doesn't have to go through a C-Section. Anyway the status of the checklist is:
1. Nursery Complete - Check
2. Kitchen Complete - Check
3. Living areas of the house ready - Half Check (still working on the sunroom)
4. Master Bedroom - almost
5. Garage - Will it ever be check?
6. Hot Tub tub gone.

That last one is what is today's project. A friend of a friend is coming to get it today. I just want to get it out of my possession. It is an albatross. For those who think having one would be great, WRONG!!!! It is a pain in the proverbial A.

So in the tradition of comedic relief, I present THE FINAL COUNTDOWN. 80s style.

Monday, June 1, 2009

It's just Monday...

Well it is just Monday and I wish it was Friday. That's right boys and girls, Friday. Why is it that Mondays are the hardest. Well they are. So on this Monday, I am going to post a little vid of what I would rather be doing than working my way through the week. That's right shooting. Here is a preview vid for Magpul Dynamics Art of Tactical Carbine II. Enjoy.

Hopefully my son, Parker will enjoy shooting as much as I do!! Parker, sleep tight tonight in Mommy's belly. Don't kick her to much! Love you buddy!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday...One day closer.

Hey buddy, we are one day closer to you coming into the world. Hopefully what we ate tonight you enjoyed, steak with grilled corn and a salad. Yummy! I will teach you how to grill a london broil perfectly once you get old enough. Got some work done on your mini-man cave tonight. Hung your last shelf above your changing dresser. Second try on this one. You will come to find out that hanging things on the wall is not always the easiest. Holes must be just perfectly spaced so that brackets for the shelves line up with the anchor mounts. As I will like your new room. Oh, also hung up your quilt on the wall (kinda like a poster), but this one is a a curtain rod with clips. Concerning this idea, no matter what your mom ever tells you, I came up with this idea. Your Grandma Alice and Mom were having a devil of a time figuring out how to hang it when we were at Lowes the other night. And then, low and behold your Dad had a bright idea and here we are. I think you will like it (at least while you are young, not so much when you get older, chicks won't dig an alphabet quilt on the wall, kinda babyish). Anyway, your room is just about done. Mom had another baby shower for you today and got some cool stuff for us to use in taking care of you and helping you grow once you are here. Well, for now buddy that is it. I love you Parker.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Been a while....

It has been a while since my last post. I have been busy with getting ready for a new baby boy - Parker. Wow...what a great 7 months this has been. So much anticipation, fear, etc. etc. Well in about 7 short weeks I will be a father. Questions run through my head. Will I be a good father? Will I be a good husband to his mother after he is born? Things I struggle with sometimes, I wonder if Parker will know how much he truly means to me. Maybe I am rambling, but for real. It is a constant fear that I am going to turn out to be the type of Dad that Parker will hate. I am saying this because I know how anal I am about certain things at work. Everything has to be perfect! I want to be the best father possible. Period. God help me, but little Parker will always be my buddy. My little buckeroo (did I just call him that?). Anyway it is and will continue to be a constant struggle. I love you Parker. I love your Mom. I will always love you, until my last breath. Your my son, my all, my legacy. I hope I can live up to your expectations. Good night little buddy, sleep tight in your mommy's womb. Talk to you later. Love you buddy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election 2008....thoughts

Just remember what Biden said...six months. I will now consider Obama my commander in chief. However, I hope for all of our sakes, that he is ready for what the international "community" has in store for him.

Prepare for the worst...hope for the best.