Wednesday, June 28, 2006

28 on 28


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

Had to share these

Welcome to "Eden's Garden" says the little turtle in the middle (clic on pic and you can tell). Just tomatoes growing now, totally fair trade (Wes and Sarsh are giving Eden double min wage for the organic veggies. ThanksThis little dude was caught streaking during Mexico-Argentina game. He was upset about a lousy call and saddened about the loss (even has his hand on his heart). Uncle Steve made him do it And for Wes and those now cheering for the RedCoats of England, in honor of the sweetest pentalty/free kicker in the world (and Steph's guilty pleasure jk) DAVID BECKHAM...hence the phat hair. Ok, so he's hot.

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

the eagle has landed . . .

Yes, folks, it's here . . . all 12 songs of it in stylish digicover packaging!






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

Eden

Hey everyone, eher it is. eden's first day. It was quite a day. Much fun was had by all, ecspecially the kids.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day!


Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful fathers (and fathers-to-be) in our family! You are certainly some of the greatest men out there!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Friday, June 16, 2006

B H S
who ya rootin for
B H S
Good Luck to Mark and the Bulldogs!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Mythbusters

Sorry Steve, but I had to post this. I did a little google search and look what I found. READ

South Central Farm

It's sad what's going on with the South Central Farm. If you haven't been following the story or have never heard of the South Central Farm this article that my friend Jacob wrote gives a brief overview. article

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

Oops!


JJ Redick arrested!

Hello Third Round.

Viva Mexico

Well Mexico is off to a great start. they ae truy the only team that impressed me besides the butt woopin the Chech put on us. U.S. must now win out. Mexico needs to win one or tie both to move on. Go Mexico!!!!!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

short film #1

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
Pete's got some CUP FEVER!! I woke up this morning and he had his Netherlands Orange on. He's picking the Dutch all the way!

Friday, June 09, 2006

copa loca


copa loca, originally uploaded by andrewgaines.

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.

are you ready for some futbol?


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

Mas fotografias

Hey, if you're wondering how the "Big Brother" episode is going and other baby Lampi news...tune into www.calebhotspot.blogspot.com for updates. We'll be posting there, and may be once in a while here. Love from EL.

jefe

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Burrito Baby




These will be the last pics from the hospital. When we have T-I-M-E, we'll be posting our 2 boyz on caleb's hotspot. Just some kodaks for the West Coast, Fort, B-town gang. Love ya'll.

Monday, June 05, 2006

"Lampi...party of 4."




Ok, so you haven't seen him yet. Well, picture Caleb as a newborn with a BLACK FRO = Eden. Steph is doing well today. Eden likes to eat.

1 day old....welcome eden jeffrey!!!




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.

Friday, June 02, 2006


Sarah and I in 20 years!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Here's to You (A tribute to pregnant women)


Photo 5
Originally uploaded by stevelamps.
As I sit in Tim Hortons I reminice
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!

Sincerely,
The whole family

Blessings to Jeff and Steph!

This is kind of a personal note to Jeff and Steph (I tried calling, but had an outdated phone number) to let you know that I'm thinking about and praying for you guys continously as you prepare to have your new son! I know it could happen any second now and that's so exciting! I pray blessings over every little aspect of your labor and delivery from beginning to end and look forward to seeing all the pics of you and your new, beautiful boy! I love you!

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS...HORRIBLE

http://www.taylor.edu/community/news/2006_05_31_accident.htm