Quick poll to gauge where I want to go with this Blog for future posts, comment below if you are so inclined to vote, here is the question or rather the two options:
Should I continue posting (roughly) once or twice a month and have really long posts like this one?
Should I write several posts a week, keeping in mind that they will likely be very short?
The thought behind the second option is that I can get myself to wrap my head around a short post every few days, whereas, currently, I have the thought that I need to write The Iliad and The Odyssey every time I sit down to write a post. Not that I am comparing myself to Homer, I'm not that great!
Today is a day of nostalgia for me since I plan on attending the Fridley 49ers Parade with Benson. For any who might read this that don't know about the parade, it is basically the city of Fridley's annual celebration of the year it was founded. I'm surprised I didn't post about it last year to be honest since I ran before the parade for the first time (and did awful...)! For some reason I can't remember my first memories of going to the parade, but I do remember scattered memories from all parades past.
Whether it was biking around with friends during the parade, going to the carnival after the parade or just sitting with my parents and grandparents, there are so many fond memories of parades past. Here are a couple of my favorite memories from parades past (may have to find some old pics as well which will be perfect for TBT [throw back Thursday]):
1. I still remember when our Goddaughter, Sabrina, was a bit younger, Pauline and I were adventurous enough to take her to the parade by ourselves! She was a little shy to us and it was hard to tell whether she was having any fun or not, but by the end of the parade it at least seemed like she was having a good time!
2. Another great time was when I was part of the parade! Well, kind of. Pauline and I got the great honor of chauffeuring around (at the time) Princess Christa Niznik, who later became Queen (Fridley Ambassadors program), not saying it was because we chauffeured her, but I'm not saying it wasn't...
3. There were so many other great memories, but my favorite had to be last year, running in the parade and then spending time watching Benson watch the parade, as well as seeing people from my youth and showing them how lucky I am to have a son in my life now!
So if you plan on being at the parade (those of you who live here), maybe I will see you there!
Okay, that was my nostalgic semi-rant about the parade.
I wanted to reiterate my excitement and joy that came from my wife's efforts the last few days. Some of you may have seen my post this morning on Facebook referencing how proud I was of my wife for what she did. What I was referring to was her awesome research and negotiating skills in getting us a new car (not a van which she was adamant about!) The car she picked out is pretty awesome and has the third row we need for the upcoming twins in November. It's a Saturn Outlook, equipped with a bunch of extras that will make driving twins and a 2 year old a joy! Here are some pictures of the outside, looks pretty good for a 2007!:
It has a little bit more swagger than a minivan which I appreciate and will hopefully last us for years to come! We pick it up on Friday morning, so I am pretty pumped about that!
As I look forward to this weekend, I can't help but praise God for all of the wonderful things in my life. My wife, my son, my future twins, my job, my opportunities at my job, my family, my small group, my friends, my co-workers, my health, my home, my car, so many other things that I can't think of, all thanks to my living relationship with Jesus Christ, I can truly say that he has blessed my path, and although I'm a sinful man and screw up my fair share, even still today, I know that I can return to my Savior and He will forever have my back in this life and the next.
In conclusion I want to highlight some exciting upcoming events in the next couple weeks. One is the wedding we are attending tomorrow for our friends Tyler and Emily, so excited for that! Another is on July 8th we find out what our little twinkies are (if they let us), boy/boy, girl/girl, boy/girl, we will hopefully know at that time. I can't promise we will let everyone know right away, but I do promise I will have a blog post about it, sometime soon after!
With that I leave you with these things, more pictures! Most are on Facebook, some are not, most are pretty random. Enjoy!
Thanks as always for reading and God Bless!