Tuesday, January 29, 2008

a 3rd one!

Well... In case you didn't know. My wife and I are having a 3rd little one! WOW!!!! I know!!! Breathe with me!!! Have a seat!!! Relax! I"m good!! YOU?!?!?

We are seven weeks pregos now. This has come to us as a stock. We weren't expecting this. We already have two in boys now. McKay is almost 3 years old, and Bryce is almost 1 years old. So, we will have 3 kids under 3 1/2 years of age in September. Please pray for us! We are excited and scared all at the same time. God is Good. All the time! Right! He will take care of us. No Doubt. I love it!

This is a picture of the ultrasound. Maybe the flip-flop magnet is a sign for a girl?!?! If I look close enough I can see a face, I think it's yelling at me. It must be a girl!

creation series.

NEW COVENANT - Creation Sermon Series (January 2008)

We just wrapped up our four week series on Creation at newcov' last Sunday. Here are all the pictures I took with my Sony Cybershot dSC-L1 Camera from the FOH Lighting booth during the whole duration of the series. (FOH is about 100 feet away from the Stage.)

I did use these same drapes back in March 2007 at newcov for the Grand opening series for the new building. I really believe they look a whole better than before. I like them all higher up and more in line to each other. It really created more of a elegant look. Pat says it looks like The Oscars on a few of the photos. Sweet!

Check out RP post from March 2007 HERE.

Check out TBB Posts from March 2007 HERE. and HERE.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

old school NES.

I was surfin' the net the yesturday and came across a Virtual Nintendo gaming site. Yes, the original NES gaming console site right on your PC. I played for hours. It was taking me back to my elementary school days. They have all the games on this site. Plus there's nothing to download or install onto your computer. (Well, I did have to update my Java systems.)

Check it out HERE. But beware.... you can't stop!

The only thing is the keyboard is pretty difficult to use for the games. If you have played NES before you know the controller set-up. If you don't have a controller, the keyboard works just fine, it's just that the Z and X keys are the A and B buttons. And the Arrows are the arrows of course. So it's the opposite controller set-up direction. It took me a while to get the hang of it, but now I want a USB "old school" NES controller. I found a few online for like $22 bucks. Not sure if it's worth it. Maybe, we'll see how much I get into it.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Learned something new today.

Tacet - is Latin for "it is silent". It is a musical term to indicate that an instrument does not play for a long period of time, typically an entire movement. It was common for early symphonies to leave out the brass or percussion in certain movements, especially slow (second) movements, and this is the instruction given in the parts for the player to wait until the end of the movement.

Tacet Sheets - It is a good idea to put a "tacet sheet" in the folders of musicians for tunes they don't play on. For example, if you do a tune with no trumpet or trombone, but the sax plays, put a sheet that has the title of the song and the word "Tacet" on it. That way, the trumpet and trombone know they aren't missing a chart for that particular song.

And all this time I thought it was....
"you don't play this one, you suck"!

Friday, January 25, 2008


This is my 300th post!

Thanks for stopping by and many more posts to come!

Side Note: I have noticed some of you bloggers have my old blog name on your blog roll. Can you please, when you can, update my link love on your blog roll from blue-dog (my old blog name) to randyparker. Thank you.

Also... if I'm not linked on your blog please do so. Plus I think my RSS is working now!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

my water.

This Morning I was in the kitchen making my boys some breakfast and these water bottles caught my eye. It was like a family picture. Where's a McKay one, a Mommy one, a daddy one, but no Bryce one, so I added his sippy little cup there. How cute!

So let me explain the whole names on the water bottles thing.

We drink a lot of bottled water at the Parker house. (Now I can drink the tap water just fine, but if we have bottled... I'd rather have that.) We also waste a lot of it too. So Jill had a great idea to put or names on the water bottles, so we know who's is who's. Especially with guest over. We mainly do this so you won't open a new one until you finish your old one. Get it? You can sometimes not remember where you put your water and if that one is yours or not.

You should try it at your home or work. You can make it fun too.

goodbye lucky shirt.

Tonight, I ripped my LUCKY SHIRT as I was taking it off. My wife was just telling me the other day I need to unbutton my shirts instead of pull them up and over my head when I take them off. Did I listen? No, I didn't! So.. I will start doing that now. (Taking my shirt off right that is.)

This really stinks. I feel like crying. I will miss you! Goodbye forever! It's been great wearing you. I will have to find another... someday.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

amazing lunch.

Pat and I went to Max's for Lunch on Monday.

I really enjoyed every minute of this dining experience. Not only was this my second time eating at this amazing bistro and bar, but it also was the second time I ate there for free. Last time it was a business meeting with Live Light Inc. and this time I won a bet and got to pick out the place for a free lunch.


Check out the last time I went HERE.

Check out the this time I went HERE. over at Two Blonde Boys

Friday, January 18, 2008

screwed up.

So.... as you can see my blog is a little screwed up.
I have no pictures anymore.


I was just trying to switch my username and log-in over to my g-mail account and not use the old yahoo one I was using. (All my other cool FLOCK stuff is with gmail.) I followed all the instructions on how to switch it over. And it worked. I then deleted my old blogger account. However, they forgot to let me know that all my pictures would be gone if I deleted my old yahoo/blogger username log-in. I guess all the pictures I uploaded went to a Picasa account that is linked to your blogger account. I thought they where just attached to the blog account and not a separate photo account that I didn't use or even know about.


I can now either go back and upload all the pictures in the posts on the new account. Or just forget it and move on. I think I'll do a little of both. When I blog a new post I'll just update an old one of my choice. Starting form most current to older. I would like to have a new layout as well.

So beware when transferring blogs stuff around... BEWARE!
Or just be smarter than me!
Which isn't all that hard to do.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

link love.

I need some more link love! Do You?!?!

Do You read my blog?
Do You have a blog?

If you link Me.... I link You....

Let's make this happen.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

fun fun fun.

My oldest son and I went to the first of our two Birthday Parties for the day this morning. It was for one of his friends at PUMP IT UP! (Can't find a website for a link... weird.)

(photos taken from my new cell phone.)

Pump it up is a great spot for a kids b-day party. They take care of everything. From the fun to the cake. They even have a staff person in the party room with a cart to load up all the presents and to write down for you who got them what for the thank you cards. Wish I would have thought of this idea for this company first. $$$money$$$

McKay and I, both were wiped out after playing in all the bounce houses for two hours. Some of them are full on obstacle courses. He crashed in the car on the way home. I might need a nap too before the next party.

Friday, January 4, 2008

phriday phunny photo. (40)

FORTY! friday funny foto number FORTY!

What happens if you need to roll over?

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

back home.

Got home this afternoon.

Just in time before the boys woke up from their naps.

And.... I just had to grill up some food for the bowl games!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

skyline view.

This was my skyline view during breakfast this morning.

We ate up on the 46th floor of the Hilton Tower at the CityScape Resturant.

can't wait.

Can't wait to see my boys!

It's been almost 3 days since I've seen these smilin' faces!

Watch out... daddys gonna tackle you!

I love you both so much!

amazing food.

WOW! Kuletos Italian Restaurant.

Kuletos Italian Restaurant