Amanda (who had a normal half day today) and Milly went to Target this afternoon and came back not only with the things they set out to get, but also with Milly’s first riding toy.  You know, a little four-wheeled dealy that she can sit on.  It also transforms into a walker and it’s got all kinds of little noisemakers that she’s been enjoying so far.  I had to take a short break from work when they got home so I could put it together because I was so looking forward to my baby playing with it.  Of course, I didn’t even know Amanda got it until they got home.

Amanda and I stopped to pick up some Taco Bell on the way to small group, which was good tonight.  We started off on a question reflecting on the week’s study- talking about what things stood out to us or whatever other general thoughts we had.  We spent a while on that and ended up answering most of the other questions from the study guide.

After we got home Amanda and I watched the penultimate episode of Lost.  I can’t believe it will all be over on Sunday night.  They’ve still got a lot to wrap up, but the finale has been pushed to 2.5 hours.  Hopefully the first hour of that is not a recap.  I know a number of people who are going to a Lost finale party, but I wouldn’t want to watch it with a room full of people.  Seems like it would be harder to take in that way.  To each his own though.

For prayer requests, we had a lot of prayers for newborn babies and expectant mothers.  We also had one for a baby who just passed.  My friend Joe Rumley, from Greensboro, his two year old son died, apparently from drowning in a bathtub in Arizona on Sunday.  I don’t know any details at all- I saw it on Facebook, which had a few vague newspaper articles on his wall along with a multitude of sympathetic posts.  I actually found out that something was up from a mass text message.  Here’s the article, from

A 2-year-old boy died Sunday after he was found unresponsive inside a bathtub in his Prescott Valley home.

At 9:46 p.m., the Prescott Valley Police Department and the Central Yavapai Fire District responded to the drowning call.

When they arrived, they found the child’s mother and a male roommate performing CPR on the 2-year-old. The two had apparently found the child in the bathtub.

The 2-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

Police are still investigating the child’s death.


Zach Dotsey