Showing posts from July, 2009

Looking at myself

Don't stare at that picture too long. It'll mess you up.

Its easy for me to not look at myself. My mental video camera goes throughout the day filming those around me. I observe and react, but I can often forget to turn the camera around and look at myself. When I finally do search my own heart and actions I realize I've been pretending. Somehow I have both an inflated and deflated view of myself at the same time.

I know. That doesn't make sense, but its true. I have an inflated view that says, "I can handle this. I know what I'm doing. I'm actually pretty smart. I'm doing so much better than so many people. Those around me would really be in trouble if I weren't there to save the day over and over again."

And I have a deflated view that says almost the exact opposite: "You are such a joke. You don't even understand what's going on. Man, you are a hypocrite. You don't have the energy, endurance or skill to achieve t…

Summer Rush

OK, I know we've been lax on updating this summer. I haven't heard a clamor of complaints, but I see your silent glare. I can feel your disappointment each time you check Life in the Big Potato or log in to your feed reader. I know that you have probably typed up dozens of complaint emails and almost sent them to us only to delete them before sending. You don't have to tell me, I know, and I'm sorry. We've tried to satiate our readers with lots of beautiful and cute pictures, but you can only eat frosting so long. At some point your mouth desires the soft buttery goodness of honest to goodness cake.

The last real ministry update was in May. Thanks for living off of frosting for so long. So here's the cake.

(There's a lot to tell. To keep it brief I'm just going to string a lot of random paragraphs together without contrived segues.)

Pastor Gary is living with a family in the church and working on getting a house built. His wife, Cindy, is still l…

4th of July Festivities

tail-gating in north idaho

checking out bubbles and pockets

future clown?

tom and bennett have a grill-off before the fireworks show

1 Year

Well, it has been a long time since we have posted anything here. We have a lot of making up to do.

This was our daughter's birthday cake. We had her party at the city park. It was a perfect day for a party at the park. Thanks Joel and Lisa for making this hot air carrot cake (Jana helped too). This is probably the only cake I have ever seen like this. The cream cheese frosting was even color coordinated with the plates and napkins.

Happy parents with a 1-year-old and another on the way. Oh yeah, if you haven't heard yet, we're pregnant.

You know where this is going.

She finished off most of the piece we gave her.

The cake didn't stand a chance.

She got a pool. So we put her in in with all her gifts.

All the kids.