Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I finally got drunk enough to break dance.

Not really but I did turn 30 last Friday and so far my early 30's aren't that much different from my late 20's.

I still have to get up and go to work (for about 38 more years), I am still overweight, and I still owe lots of people lots of money.

So, with the glory days of my youth behind me and a lifetime of work and taxpaying ahead, I stop and ponder what can be good about 30. Here's what I come up with.

1. I am a father now, technically that happened while I was 29 but the majority of the work to be done as a parent still lies ahead. And just to clear up a very important issue yes I have a daughter and yes I have a gun. Boys Beware!!!!

2. My wife still loves me. This is an important one because the next major birthday could spark one of those mid life crisis and I might run out and buy a convertible or something and then miss my truck and want to trade again. Luckily that sort of happened around 30 and I did not get a divorce. So in summary even though I am probably not the man that my wife married, at least she loves the man I have become.

3. Work, lets be real, no one likes to work, sure you may like what you do, and if your lucky you even like who you do it for. But no one likes to work. I really enjoy what I do and have a great work environment, but if I did not have to pay a lot of bills, I would not be working.

4. Church, just because church has ended up at number 4 on this ever growing list of rambling, do not take that as some sort of ranking system, just typing as it comes. On to the point, As I have become an adult and matured my view of not only by personal faith, but a corporate faith with my local body of believers, aka, THE CHURCH, I have a much better understanding of my role as a church member, and I have enjoyed getting to know the church staff as friends and staff vs. just that's my pastor.

So now that a vast amount of possible productive time for my employer has been wasted as I emptied my brain, let me close with this......



Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I read and interesting quote today.

"Don't let what's wrong with you stop you from worshiping what is right with God!"

All I can say is WOW.

How often to we go to church, wake up any morning of the week or just have the thought during the day that I just don't feel like it today. Oh, how I wish that was a valid excuse. I don't feel like doing what my boss tells me, I don't feel like changing Norah's poopy diaper, I don't feel like.....etc. You name all the things that have to be done, but when it comes to offering ourselves in worship to the God who made us, loves us, and saves us, I just don't feel like seems to do the trick.

Why is that? What do yo feel like doing today?

Then there is the side of that quote that begins the question, what is wrong with you that stands between you and God. That is another post all by it's self.

And then we can talk about what is write with God.

Peace Out!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Alison

Happy Birthday to My Baby's Mama!!!

Welcome to your LATE 20's.


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I think this is where I blog....

So for the 3 people that will read this (hi mom), I am going to attempt to try to blog again.

It has been a crazy month and a half here at Camp Bynum.

1. I had kidney stones, which resulted in 2 ER trips an overnight stay at Stonecrest and some medical procedure that I can not spell but basiclly resulted in getting hit in the side 2500 time by a jelly pouch (and we pay money for this). The upside it was nice to have a week off (even if I don't remember most of it), I lost like 15 pounds from not eating during my drug induced coma. and Finallly the drugs pretty much rocked. All I can stay is what ever they gave me in the ER was known as morphine's big brother.

2. On friday afternoon, just as I was deciding to get out of bed for the first time in a week, the phone rang it was Amanda our social worker, "you been chosen and on tuesday you can come pick up your baby GIRL" Needless to say crazy times came over the next 72 hours. But after all the waiting On Tuesday June 26th we got our baby (see pass post or check out the Adoptiong blog for "one million pictures" imagine me holding my pinky up to my mouth while saying that).

3. Once Norah joined the Bynum Clan the month of July was CRAZY NUTS, thats right both Crazy and Nuts, it doesn't get much more out there than that. Unless of course it become WACKY CRAZY NUTS, but Norah is not mobile yet but I'm sure those days are ahead. Thanks to everyone who, Came to visit and gave us stuff it has been overwhelming. We love you all and Thank God for each of you.

So, that is it the last month and a half in a nutshell (help get me out of this nutshell) sorry to much Austin Powers lately. We ran the gammit form debilatating pain to unbelieveable joy.

I am going to try to update this a little more consisently and maybe with some intersting and not just blog crap.