Monday, November 26, 2007

All I Want For X-Mas is a Fleece Track Jacket

So how's your holiday shopping coming? Abigail, Gracie and I were recently browsing our local Claremont American Apparel and happened upon our brother-in-law/uncle/youngest brother striking a pose in this vintage fleece track jacket. I thought Andrew's demonstration of the small side pockets was particularly effective and almost made the sale. Alas, we ended up getting Gracie a cute sky blue onesie. But Andrew, I must say I almost told the sales associate that I knew the model in red. It's good to hear you enjoying teaching. I think it fits you better! Happy shopping to all!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


We watched the movie Miracle today and I had to hold back the tears. Here you can watch clips from the actual game and let it flow...


So like this is a special request from my wife who for the past week...ok...month has been wanting me to ask Ben or Becky to blog a pic of've guessed it...Becky's belly expansion. So if you have a second to blog some baby progress shot we'd (us from the midwest who last saw you in Tahoe) love it! Gracias B & B...and we are so pumped for you and the new lil' guy soon! Any weird cravings? Tires? Yogurt Mill? Arby's roast beefs (ok...stpeh's)


Jeff (the messenger)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Look, Mom, Happy Feet!

Jeff, I ran across this little article that I think you might want to read (all the way down to the bottom). Sorry to have to break it to you. Oh, and Jeff, after you read the article, you might want to read this.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Ok, if you have not heard of this movie, visit Becky and I had the chance to see it and listen to the producers at the Urban Youth Workers convention in May. The movie is great, check it out and then go see it this weekend.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Foothill Happenings

It's been awhile since I've swung into the blog, and after quite a busy week, I thought I'd give some updates on life as I've known it.

I think some of you know that I'm the faculty advisor for a club at FCS called Schools for Schools in conjunction with Invisible Children. We have a sister school in the war torn area of N. Uganda called Sacred Heart Secondary School. You can check our website out here where you can even make an on-line donation. Well, this past Friday night, the kids and I had our first big fund raiser. We had a benefit concert called Foothill Rocks for Invisible Children and it was a smashing success. We sold over 300 tickets and then sold t-shirts, bracelets, glow-in-the-dark everything (necklaces, earrings, etc.), and when all the dust settled, we raised over $6500! I was so proud of my students who really put their heart's into this great cause and are making an impact in the longest running war going on to date. We had some pretty sweet local bands. It was crazy fun, and now I'm exhausted. You'll see on our website that we're now in 8th place out of 120 some schools and the winning schools gets to send their teacher to Uganda!

On a much more sober note around the school. We found out last night that one of our 3rd graders was killed in a freak accident involving an off road quad and a train. His sister, Amanda, who was in my class for 2 years and is now a sophomore is in extremely critical condition in Phoenix. She has major swelling in the brain and is on life support. So, I'm asking all bloggers to pray for the miraculous in her life and for her parents who I know well and are already dealing with losing their son, Jacob. Amanda has been the only jr. high girl I've ever known to invite her Bible teacher to her 14th b-day party. She's a very sweet girl and our staff is taking this pretty hard. I'll keep you posted.

Happy Thanksgiving to all this week. We're headed back to Tahoe on Wed. to spend the holiday with Abigail's family. Seems like just yesterday we were all sitting on the deck enjoying the summer mountain air. The air this time around will be a bit more brisk. Much love!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

What Cash has been up to.

We haven't shown you any videos of Cash lately, so here's a whirlwind tour of the past few months of drumming, teeth-brushing, kazooing, guitar-smacking, dog abusing, and walking (with help).

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Shea/Chicago/Crowder...Three amazing things all in one.

Originally uploaded by stevelamps
Shea and I finally ditch the grey man to get away for a bit and check out the Crowder show at the house of blues. Here is a pic of the venue. What a show, the best crowder yet. Hope all is well. Love you guys and see you soon.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy 27th Ben!!!

Today is a chance to celebrate Ben and his 27 years of life! What a wonderful husband, friend and father to be he is. Here is a chance for us all to say a very Happy Birthday to him.
Im not sure how to post a picture but I will try later:)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Los dos ninos Lampis rockin out some Crowder

Dance Dance Revolution took a break from dinner and rocked out to the latest Crowder.

Wes and Steve are Calebs' heroes.

check it out

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007


Incredible. Three years in a a row now that the Pirate Cross Team has owned the mitten! Read the story if you'd like. They are sick! The kid with the hat on got 1st overall with 3.1 miles in about 15 do the math....ahh...yeah.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

a few pics of a whirlwind month

Hey ya'll; thought I would share with you a few of our exciting moments this past month in pics. enjoy

Halloween = Caleb is Buzz Lightyear, Eden a frog,
New Kitchen = new crown molding, painted cabinets,trim, doors, walls, new dishwasher and stove, mantel pergo floors in kids rooms etc
Pool= we have grass and a backyard....tears from jeff jk