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I was able to go to see Connersvine perform tonight. They are really great. I have seen them before, but the first time was just a total acoustic set. Hunter Smith and Chris Wilson both have a gift for spreading God’s word. It is also great to see someone like Hunter who has the ability to use his fame and status as a “Indianapolis Colt’s football player” to reach people. It is unfortunate that more athletes don’t use their influence in this way. His football status can get you interested and then by the time you are leaving you are in awe of his talent and love for God.


Go IU!!

I went to Bloomington last night to watch IU play Minnesota. It was fun. We were 17 rows up, so the seats were pretty good. The Hoosiers won the game 71-59, but it was a lot closer than the score would indicate. I do think that Kelvin Sampson has done a nice job of putting the fight and emotion back in the IU team.


My friend and I went down for the day, so we were driving around campus just looking at how things have changed. It was about 50 degrees, so it was the first nice day for the runners to get out. We were both laughing at how so many of the students didn’t look old enough to be in college. I think that is a sign that we are getting old, or maybe just older. 🙂 We ate at the Snow Lion restaurant. This is owned by the nephew of the Dalai Lama. It is pretty rare in that it is only one of a few Tibetan restaurants in the US. Unfortunately His Holiness was not there visiting…


Snow Days…

With all the snow that we received over the last few days it has slowed everything down. It was really great to get to stay home with my boys for three days. We went outside and shoveled off the pond, so my wife and mother-in-law went ice skating. I got the great idea to use my leaf blower to try to “blow” the snow off of the ice. That didn’t turn out to be the greatest idea. My son had a blast “skating in his boots.” We got the sled out too. I was actually able to throw him across the pond with him on the sled. He had a blast as this was his first “big” snow.


My dog also had a lot of fun trying to run through the drifts.


I can actually say that I am now ready for summer though. I am willing to put all this cold weather fun aside for more fun in the sun. I hate wishing things away, but cold weather is just not for me. Spring cannot be that far away…

Tharp and Associates…

I wanted to thank Crista Tharp from Tharp and Associates for meeting with me this week.  They offer everything from complete wedding coordinating, day of directing, as well as one on one consultation as well. There is also a no obligation consultation for new clients that I would recommend for all bride and grooms to see what she can do for you. She has a real passion for what she does and this is very evident. They are also distributing the Bridal Survivor ™ Planning Guide that is really cool to get you started.

Hannah and Drew’s Wedding…


I want to thank Hannah and Drew for having me be a part of their day. You were both great, and I know you both know how lucky you are to have each other!

I had my first chance to chase a “runaway veil” across a four lane street across from the RCA Dome, so needless to say I am thankful that there were not any cars, or trucks for that matter. I am just glad that one of you did not have your camera clicking away while I chased after it in the wind. 🙂


Hannah’s grandfather and grandmother put most of the young guys and girls to shame at the reception at the Omni Severin in downtown Indianapolis by tearing up the dance floor. I think they won the “Dance All Night” competition.