29 July 2008

1st Funeral

My son had a pet frog. His name was Hoppy; he was a White's Tree Frog. Unfortunately the boy had not apprehended that frogs don't play football! Hoppy entered his eternal peace this day due to multiple contusions to his little legs.

So as I dug the hole behind the back fence, my son runs to tell mommy my instructions..., “Mommy, mommy, daddy needs his pray-book!” I hoped to capture the moment for my son and send Hoppy to heaven with all our best intentions. Coming back outside, I heard him telling mommy this prayer, “Jesus, send us another frog, that's the story of a frog.” So we dropped Hoppy in the hole and read the burial service for a child. Ahem, timely.

Moments later as I sat to write this tale I heard the boy screaming out front as if he'd broken a limb. No, no injuries this time. He's just found the answer to his prayer...a huge bull-frog on the front porch. His screams were sort of terror—marked as those frogs are—and half elation for the quick reply from Jesus. Only one problem...we forgot to specify that we wanted a TREE FROG, not a BUSH FROG!

Don't drop us another BUSH FROG, JESUS! This time we need a TREE FROG.

18 July 2008

Saint Augustine's throne

Inklings arise!
Share your favorite Inkling quote as we ponder the Lambeth gathering.

I'll start with...
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renenwed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.”~Tolkien

"Fair speech may hide a foul heart.”~Tolkien

"Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes" ~Tolkien, FOTR (Three is company)

"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens"~Tolkien, FOTR (Gimli addressing Elrond, The Ring goes South)

01 July 2008

What we've waited so long for

I know what you're thinking...
A strange picture of a rugby football.
Well, that's what I thought too.

Kidding aside, this is the first shot of the 'coming one' in utero. We have a shot of him in vitro, but we don't know which one of the three he is. Anyway, if you look to the far right 'point' of this rugby football you'll see him protruding into the amniotic sac [dark area at center of picture]. Next Monday we go for the shot of the heartbeat.