Monday, November 27, 2006

Orlando

Yesturday we went to the Grace Church and met Damaris and Josiah. It was awsome to meet them and see what the Lord is doing in this area. It's funny when you've never actualy met someone (well, I guess they were at our church once, but I don't recall seeing them) but you sort of know them already. At any rate it was fun. Below are some more pictures from Tallahassee:
















At the twenty somthingth floor of the Florida Capital. You can see for miles up there! My Uncle works here when it's in session.















Here we are at the Governers Club, possibly the nicest restoraunt I've ever eaten at.




My cousins; Jordan and Steven devouring smores.

-striderguy

Friday, November 24, 2006

The Turkey Trot

These are some pictures from the last two day's we've spent in Tallahassee, mostly related to the annual turkey Trot that they run in. It's an interesting thing that they early Thanksgiving morning so that they can "Eat more Turkey". And it's really not a bad idea at all, except that I generally have no trouble metabolizing my turkey without running a 5k... But it was still fun.

Here (above) we are getting ready the night before by a having a tropical (it was actual somewhat cold out) BQ under my cousin's grandparent banana tree in their back yard.
Me on the last corner of the 5k.

The Turkey Trot is made up of four events. The 1 mile (that just about everyone, that is, more than 2000 people (and a lot of dogs) runs) then there are five, ten, and 18k's, which are all really at the same time and course, only people stop at different times. I ran the 5k. Everybody said that I shouldn't do it, because I have mono, and the fact that I had never run more than two miles in my entire life. But I did : ) And actual I did alright with a time of 24.12 (which they (my uncle who runs Marathons) said is rather good... but I don't know cause I've never done it before). At any rate, it was better than worse. And I almost died (and I'm really, really sore today, and not just in my legs) on the last mile, and stopped, but my Uncle came up and past me and told me to keep going, so I did.

This is a picture of Misha finishing the 1 mile run with my Dad. She did a really good job and ran the whole way by herself.


And here is the entire group.

afterwards (in accordance with family tradition) we went to Krispy Kream Donuts.

God Bless!

-striderguy

Sunday, November 19, 2006

In NC

We are in North Carolina right now at our hotel. I think we're about a little over half way to Florida now. It was soooo fun this morning when we left. My Mom and Dad and Mattea and I spent the last couple of day's getting everything ready and none of the other guys new anything about it (there were so many close calls). So we told them that we had to get up early this morning because I was on the worship team (it was actual even to early for that, but they were to tired to really ask questions). First I ran down to my Grandparents to drop off some plants that I didn't want to die, ran back (nothing like the uphill sprint at 6:15 on a cold morning) and then we left. We drove as far as the normal spot we would turn off for church and then turned the other way. We then broke the news to them that we were actual going to Florida. Isaac squealed, Maryah said she had suspected something, and Misha cried.

So we have been traveling all day. I listened to music and occasional took videos of Misha (she's such a little actor; ) so that's pretty much it.

Talk to you guys later.

God Bless!


- drew

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Grand Scheem and Happy Blogday

T -12 hrs. in counting to the great buyout scheem begins.

And I believe that the one-year anniversery of this blog is about this time, so happy month blog!


See ya'll then.



* Added five minutes later.

It's off. It's all off! I thought we were crazy for wanting to get there at 8:00! It's 9:07 and there are already lines of people out in the freezing rain with umbrellas and toe warmers waiting for midnight, the next day! I think we are going to hear about deaths, or at least injuries from this!


- striderguy