Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Weiss Era Ends at KU

It has been a bad couple of years... even by Jayhawk standards! I read that one of their targets is Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Christmas in September

Look closely and you'll see Santa at the end of the Target aisle!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Soccer Season is Upon Us!

Jack has joined the Angry Birds soccer team this year. Here are a few snaps.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jack's summer of birthday celebrations came to a conclusion recently with a party at our house with his friends. We had nice weather and a festive atmosphere to ring in the boy turning 7!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Return of the Chocodile

Wal-mart featured the Hostess Chocodile earlier this month!   I was tempted but ultimately able to resist the urge to try a box!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Best of Nebraska Vol. 2

Tough to get a snap with cousin O smiling!
The race to granny is on!

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Best of Nebraska Vol. 1

Here are some of the long-awaited best snaps from our Nebraska trip!

The cousins are both shooting the baby very similar looks!   Why the crying little buddy?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Jack from School

Here's a little snap of Jack with a friend from his new school....

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Here's a Great Little Story


When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “YES”.

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - God, family,
children, health, friends, and favorite passions. Things, that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.” he said.

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “There is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are
important to you...” he told them.

“So... pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Worship with your family. Play with your children. Take your partner out to dinner. Spend time with good friends. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap. Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled and said, “I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

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