Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Small World

I was visiting a friend of ours, Kenny, when he introduced me to his brother, Scott, who thought my name sounded very familiar. He had graduated from Chancellor the same year I graduated from King George. Well, when I heard that I was pretty sure I could figure out how he knew me: some folks are famous as football captain or homecoming king. I'm that guy with the horrific accident at Track & Field districts in '92.

Well, I was half right. When I told him about my accident, he lit up and began telling me all the details of my accident. Details that time and trauma had stolen. You see, Scott was at the event. Done with his events, he was helping work the pole vaulting event. In addition, he was a member of the rescue squad. So when I came down and my leg snapped, he jumped on the mat to hold me down while a trainer stabilized my leg -- preventing far worse damage.

What providence that he was there at the time with that background! How awesome to run into him again nearly twenty years later!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

The Reason for the Season

The Reason for the Season
Originally uploaded by Scott Boyer

We were passed along this kitschy plastic nativity scene. When you press a little button, it lights up and walks you through the Christmas Story from the birth to the proclamation. Well, the kids love it -- and I'm growing to love it too.

After playing with it for a couple of weeks, Clay pretty much has the entire thing memorized. It turned out to be a great way to keep him preoccupied with the root reason for our celebration.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Hello Toledo!

Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for this fan favorite. Brennan comes down every morning, throws it in demo mode and begins singing his versions of the Alphabet Song or "Baa Baa Black Sheep" into the microphone.

Brennan's First Haircut

Well, I finally broke down and let Lisa cut Brennan's hair. I managed to push through his second birthday -- so I guess it's okay to no longer have his baby curls.

More photos from the first haircut.