Wings Contest Runner-up

I suppose it’s one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. There was a leaders meeting at Port City Community Church tonight, and before it got started Paul Klouse came around and asked if Amanda or I would volunteer for a hot wing eating competition.  I said I didn’t even really like wings all that much and I didn’t like hot food, but Amanda did so she reluctantly agreed. When they were asking for volunteers Amanda raised her hand.  I pointed her out in order to make sure she’d be seen, but the person on stage took it as me volunteering her, so I got called up too.  Given what I already said, I didn’t think I’d do well. The …

I Won’t Give Up

Amanda told me today that Milly was singing a song in the car (either to or on the way back from dance class) and wanted to teach it to me.  It was I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz.  Milly didn’t feel like singing it to me for a while, but she eventually did, and even though she didn’t know most of the words, it was very sweet.  I love hearing her sing.  I didn’t get a video of her doing it, but here’s the song. Amy dropped Max off this afternoon.  They’re going out of town to see their new nephew, so we’re watching him until they come back.  We kept him and Harvey outside for the majority of …

Catch Up

I have been so, so slack on here. I haven’t even been making notes like I usually do when I get behind. I blame it on a few things. First, I was sick Milly and I both were, but she was for longer. She even had a night where she threw up. It seems like until recently we didn’t have a week go by this year yet where everyone was healthy. Secondly, I blame it on the Walking Dead video game. I was addicted to it, so I had to go ahead and beat it. I was like Heavy Rain, where it’s more like you’re playing out a movie than playing a game. It actually had some touching moments in …

Big Little Earth

Remember the mermaid Milly got at Brilliant Sky yesterday?  Well, she told me today that she named her Pinkful.  Why not?  She’s got pink hair and a pink tail.  I’m glad Milly’s back to her inventive names instead of naming everything after Disney princes and princesses. Milly and I continue to be sick.  Fun stuff.  She didn’t cough nearly as much today as she did yesterday.  I don’t think I did either, but my voice is hoarse. I took her to a meeting with me this morning.  It was informal and it was with Mike Boscaljon, so it wasn’t a huge deal.  She was very inquisitive as I was setting up the lights for the shoot.  She was fine for …

Milly’s Fairy Game

I was supposed to run a camera at church today, but I called Nick yesterday afternoon and told him I didn’t know if I’d make it.  Since I was already a fill-in and they didn’t have anyone else, I told him I’d get up at the regular time and see how I felt.  So I did.  Then after giving myself a few minutes to wake up and all, I texted him and told him I wouldn’t be making it. We did lose an hour of sleep to daylight saving time, but I got a good six or so hours of sleep, which is pretty normal for me, so that didn’t factor into it. We actually ended up not even going …