Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Just want to wish "Happy Birthday" to my wonderful greek goddess wife, Stephanie Merrily Lampi. 28 years of Bliss and 28 years more...and then some of course. It's your "GOLDEN!!!!" day.
Today I woke up and turned to her and said this: "Stephanie, .....you had me at hello........you complete me..." So original.
Monday, June 26, 2006
So, since the GLposse has seemed to be stricken with World Cup fever, I had to post some pics of the little dudes. + Eden's new tomatoe garden
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Wes picked our shipment up from church yesterday and arrived home with a big grin on his face--the sweat band came later (i blame andrew for that one). The cd looks great. Pretty soon you can go to wes's very own website, but for now it reroutes you to the church's record label site. Soon you might even catch this "modern rocker" on Itunes. Three cheers for Wes!
Monday, June 19, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
I went down there Tuesday after the farmers were evicted to see what was going on and I was met by a brigade of LAPD officers in riot gear. I eventually found a place where people had gathered accross the street from the farm and caught a glimpse of the struggle that the farmers and community members have been locked in for years.
The community has been farming here for over 10 years, growing food and running a foodbank that fed an estimated 350 families. When the farmers were forced out by the landowner (who bought it from the city for $5M unbeknownst to the farmers) the community organized and raised $16M to buy it back from the landowner who denied the offer because it came a few weeks after his deadline.
The farm has now been bulldozed and destroyed and plans are set to constuct a warehouse on the existing land. South Central remains as one of the poorest neighborhoods in LA with 1 in 4 children going hungry.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Saturday, June 10, 2006
hey i'm trying this out, you can post videos to the blog directly using youtube, try it out. Sarah and I went and saw Robert Altman's movie A Prairie Home Companion last night and it inspired me to finish my first short film showing some scenes of life in indiana. maybe louise (or dad) can translate the song. I'm sure it has something to do with hoosierland. enjoy
Friday, June 09, 2006
I must admit that I'm a little bit cup crazy. Like back in '94 when the cup came to the USA and I was inspired enough to make a Jordan-esque comeback and play another season of U-14 Community ED fall soccer. Jon Saunders had all the cool soccer jerseys, Chris Myers would do dribbling drills in the front yard, Tony Meola in goal, Coby Jones where did you go??
I think it's funny how nobdy in the USA really pays any attention to soccer, but once the World Cup comes around everybody and their mother's got Cup fever. That seems so very American, but I'm into it. That's what the Cup does to you and I love it.
Today I got into work and saw that the Germany - Costa Rica game was at halftime with Germany leading 2-1. So, I jumped back on my bike and rode back home to catch the 2nd half. Cup Crazy.
And then I grabbed my Mexican flag and headed back to the factory with the flag draped over my back like a cape. I gave a tour of the factory to a group of students whilst wearing my Mexican flag cape locking in life long friendships with thousands of Mexican-Americans who work here. Cup Crazy.
I'm going with my gut and picking Portugal to win it all but if the US wins I'm flying over to Germany to celebrate. Becks and Wiener Schnitzel for everyone! Cup Crazy.
Is anyone going to watch the World Cup? Any predictions? Here are mine
USA will make it through the First Round and that's about it.
England will win their first Cup since the 60s
Steve will once again be inspired by the cup and will find a new career in the MLS!
Fort Wayne's own DaMarcus Beasley is on the team again, he's amazing. I've heard a couple of my friends pulling the old, "yeah, i played against him"
Anyways check this video out! I used to be able to do something like back when I was playing for Karen Luck (sorry Jeff)
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
What a storied day in our lives! We were so blessed by all the support and prayers. Thanks Mar for the coaching, laughs and memories...Caleb has a lil' bro!!! Mommy was amazing! I thought that nothing would be like when Caleb was born, but this was just as glorious, and heavenly a moment!
"I was on the Mezzanine floor, and I'd been there before...uh huh..."
Welcome Eden, 7.8 19 3/4 in. , June 4th 2006! Our angel.
Caleb's first words to Eden..."Oh, I take his eyes." Nice.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
about the year and all that came with
A new job, a new house,
a new cat, a new spouse (not really)
Drinkin my coffee and bobbin my head
I look forward and see what is ahead
one, two, three, four, five, six (if twins)
holy crud that's a lot of kids!
Next time we get together and share our thought
We'll see what our God in the world has brought (nice ryhme)
I'm talkin babies a whole new crew
let's tip back a drink and sip a brew(Wes)
So here's to the moms that are soon to be
carry those kids you're stronger than me
Us guys we admit, you are the best
keep up the good work, and get some rest.
Much love to all the moms to be out there!
The whole family