reaching out

This last month or so our church has been working through a series titled Outflow, based on the book Outflow by Steve Soujorn. Throughout the book we have been challenged to reach out and love our family, friends, neighbors and community as Jesus would have. Jesus showed love in such practical ways. There wasn’t some huge mission trip planned 3 months in advance, it was practical love in peoples daily lives. He met people where they are at.

So in this light we gathered together in small groups and planned a day to go out into our community to serve with random acts of kindness. Our group was involved in two projects.

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I guess I like to carve pumpkins. so I hear.

here are the the creations for 07. A shout out to Cindy for supplying the “canvas” and Stephanie for gutting.




no more pink

so i’m ready for this pink color scheme to be done. November 1 the site will go back to the clean crisp white look. Maybe I will build a new theme. im kind of bored of this one. We’ll see what Stephanie says about me wasting time blogging, and building new blog themes when I have letters and autobiographies to write.

What's up with all these ads everwhere?

Hey Matt & Stephanie, what’s the deal with all these ads?

Well blog reader, I’m glad you asked.

Because the cost of adoption is rather high, and funds are tight, extra income is a must. Also as some of you know, we only have 1 vehicle, and stephanie would like a minivan soon after we have our children. So basically we are trying to see how much change we can shake out of the couch cushions.

We have placed some google ads on our posts and side bar, hopefully all items relevant to the post nearby. Our hope is that some of our readers will see an interesting ad, and click through. Each advertiser pays google so much, and we get a cut for each click. We are not asking for you to sit there and click on everything (this means you Cindy I.), just if you see something of interest, go for it. No, you dont have to buy anything for us to get credit, just visit the site.

To date, we have made $0.37. This is a great start to our minivan!

Ask a ninja

if you have ever wanted to ask a ninja a question, here are your answers.

Yep, best commercial of all time.

Matt & Steph wii people

check out our nintendo wii charachters.

I think making mii characters is a fun game by itself. Making your friends and family can be quite entertaining.


And Matt Blinking. This is really funny, because i am notorious for blinking in pics.


And Stephanie being tough

ice cooling t-shirts – now available

inspired by the one and only kamal (currently of germany soon to be vegas).

ohh yeah, it a great shirt inspired by environmentalism, a love for inner-city youth, ohh and ice hockey (why did I put that last?).

shirt reads: trice as nice on ice bringing ice hockey to inner-city youth and cooling corporate buildings since 2008.

shirts will be $42.
making ice for inner-city youth and cooling corporate buildings one shirt at a time isn’t cheap.

Matts Summer Reading

Time to add to my summer reading list.

these are a must.

summmer reading

The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide – Oh yes. One cannot throw down until he knows the ways of the hand. Written by Douglas and Graham Walker, “leaders of the World RPS Society and organizers of the annual RPS International World Championship.”

The Way of the Thumb – Full-fisted conflicts are for sissies. Real warriors use thumbs. Penned by the fingers (and thumbs) of Oscar Villalon, three-time champion of the 826 Valencia Thumb Wrestling Tournament.


So its official. The wii came tuesday. I’m pumped. The last 4 days have felt like I was six years old again, counting down the days till Christmas. That UPS guy could not have come soon enough. I have not been this excited about a video game in a long time.

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hey its our blog

so i can finally stop joking about having a blog. i hope we can keep this up to date for family and friends.