Thursday, October 23, 2008

Door to the past

I am a history buff. I love it. My wife says I like it so much because if you think about it, it is nothing but a bunch of stories, stories of the past which is one of my favorite things. I am one of those people that love to sit down with a cup of coffee or pop or whatever and just catch up with an old friend or read a really good book.
My mom gave all of us kids a book of stories that my grandfather, her father wrote. They are stories of what was going on at that time, and the cool thing about it all is that it is all about my mom's family while they were growing up. He was such a great story teller. Last night I read so many different entries. I was laughing so hard at times. I actually got to see what life was like for my mom as a child. With her parents, siblings, and grandparents. There was one story where he tells how he found out my mom and dad were getting married. It was crazy to be reading all this. Gives you a whole new light to your family that is for sure. What is so funny is that my parents live in a very tiny town in ND called Carrington. And some of the things he was talking about I can picture in my has changed but no that much.
As I was sitting there reading it, I was thinking, my kids do not have anything like this. Nothing to see what it was like for us growing up.
With all the changes going on, we dont even have letters anymore. We do everything by phone of email. Our kids are kinda getting screwed out of a great deal of heritage.
I think I am going to start posting some of the funny things grandpa wrote. How he and grandmas relationship was and everything. He died before I was born, but with this book I can totally see what type of person he was.
Not sure....just on my mind today I guess....

~Learning As I Go~

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pastor Scot???

First of all sorry for not posting many thing have been going on that I cant even find my head half of the time.
We made it...we are now in Valley City North Dakota. And let me tell you....It is a lot colder here then where we just came from.
Our first Sunday was this past Sunday, and we have never felt more welcomed or loved as we did this day. The people were amazing. They welcomed all of us in...even had a little prayer for Miss Ella. And then they gave us a food pounding. It was incredible. We have so much food now. God is so amazing.
So now I just have to get use to being called Pastor Scot. That is something that will take some time. On Wednesday some one was just saying Pastor..Pastor...trying to get my attention. Well my dad and brother are pastors so I have learned to not respond....but turns out they were trying to get my attention. It was pretty funny.
Miss Ella LOVES playing in her new house and I think Crystal is really enjoying decorating our home. It looks so nice and already has a homey feeling.
Well now that I am getting more into all this I should be able to blog a little more. My two favorite holidays are comeing up....Halloween and Christmas...and it is already getting cold...maybe i will bust out the Christmas music early this year......wait who am i kidding, i have already been listening to it......

~Learning As I Go~