Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Motions

Matthew West's song "The Motions" is a huge hit as well as it should be. He also has a website dedicated to this movement. It's pretty obvious by the lyrics what he is talking about.

When there is a world of people out there who profess to be Christian's but barely even open their Bibles and even more who attend church not even bringing the book they say they live by this song has more then hit the mark.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Starbase Atlantis

Today Jr. graduated from Starbase Atlantis. A program designed by the US Navy for students in the fifth grade. Jr. got a graduation certificate and award for flying the Cessna (simulator) from Ford Island to Ewa and and flying at 1000 feet and landing safely.

Here is some video from our day:

Song for the day

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Something I read in a magazine

A generic form of evangelicalism is emerging as the normative form of non-Catholic Christianity in the United States.
Mark Silk,
Director of public values program at Trinity college. The number of Americans identifying as "non-denominational Christians" has increased from less than 200,000 in 1990 to over 8 million today.

Evil Knievel

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Kris Allen

I was pleasantly surprised to find this video clip of Kris Allen (winner of American Idol) singing one of my favorite praise and worship songs. It reminds me of our church band. Young, enthusiastic, uninhibited. You go Kris.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tim Hawkins-Comedy

I think this is hysterical. I love Tim Hawkins and this is a funny clip on worship songs.

Even funnier

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


My daughter has a pineal cyst. The size of the cyst is 2.0 X 1.4 X 1.4. To have a pineal cyst of this size is rare. There are few pediatric neurosurgeons or even neurosurgeons who will even attempt to take a cyst like this out of the head. In other words we are hopeful that this doesn't grow much bigger causing more damage. I have read the story of an amazing woman and her search for someone who would remove the cyst. She found that someone at Skull Base Institute in LA. I am going to have my daughter evaluated there for future reference. This womans website is filled with all the information on pineal cyst so if you want to find out about it or if you ever hear of anyone else who has this type of cyst. Please check our her website.
Kelsy Matterson
Do not forget to check out
Kelsy's links, this is where most
of the info can be found.
Here is another story of a woman's fight for pineal cyst removal.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Damian

Happy Birthday to our sweet, funny, crazy boy. I'd like you to meet our new pet "Niko Tamayo" Damian's birthday gift.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Update on Vanessa

Vanessa had surgery this morning. She was supposed to have ventriculostomy, but the fluid would not come off the brain without a plunger so they decided a shunt would be best. So after 5 1/2 hours of surgery she is doing fine in ICU. She was able to call me and let me know how she was feeling. The only thing was she had to have one side of her head shaved. She knew this may have to happen so it wasn't a big shock. She is lucky, her hair grows so fast. We once cut it short and it was down her back in about 6 months. The lady at the salon always comments on how fast it grows for her. Anyway she is happy that she can come home soon and all went well. Thank you for all the prayers you sent her way.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Praying for you

Vanessa left today for surgery at Balboa.
Happy Mother's Day to all. The hubby wanted to get me Kindle 2, but I told him not yet. I think this may be more of a liability then an asset. Imagine giving this to someone who averages spending $100 on any given trip to Borders.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays

This is one of my favorite songs. Sung by Hillsong United, one of my favorite groups. We sung this one at church last week. It's amazing, the same God that conquered the grave lives in me.

Pearl Harbor Kai May Day celebration

Darrian, red Hawaiian shirt, black shorts, right in front.
Damian, left corner, black sneakers. He's a little hard to see until the middle of the song
Jr. back, dressed all in black.

Monday, May 04, 2009

We had an awesome speaker at church on Sunday and she spoke a little bit about what kids these days clothe their bodies in. I was glad to hear this. I never let my daughter wear tight clothes, short skirts, belly showing shirts, and other assorted clothing worn by the stars that day. I am glad. Like this speaker said, "when we give our bodies to Christ, they belong to Him, so we are no longer allowed to clothe them any old way we please." What a great way to put this to our young people.



Tyco RC

Blueberry muffins and tea

Made some blueberry muffins and had some with tea on Rae Dunn pottery of course