Sunday, September 25, 2011

Missin you guys

sunday in mexico city with my wife daniela

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Care-away Street

Random thoughts as I was putting grey to bed tonight. Can anyone remeber the names of the following characters of our favorite kids ministry when we were little... Care-away street?

What was the name of the character of

Kathy Tait-
Rick Tait-
Norm Lampi-
Paula Stiles-
Tom Stiles-
Joe Saminski-

Bonus question: Who was the most terrifying "crowd monitor" (adult who makes sure kids are watching)?

Monday, April 18, 2011

HAPPY 90,000th person in the mission field SETH!

To commemorate AIM's infamous SETH 90,000 sendee into the mission field - JROSE was asked to share a story and a pic - This pic says so much about mission work, with both characters.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Poor Sparty

Classic tournament - so many good games!
SPARTY looked so embarrassing - someone please
get them a player!

Michigan killed Tennessee,
and then was one shot away from knocking off Duke.

And, of course, my girl (GRANT HILL BARBOSA) is way up there on the leaderboard.

Sorry to all you guys!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Addition to the Gaines/Lampi Family

Becky, Jackson and I are happy to announce that the Gaines/Lampi family will be adding a new boy to the mix. After a nearly 2 year wait, we were matched with a 3 month baby boy from Ethiopia. He is healthy, weighs 8 pounds, was born in South Ethiopia and was named after his grandfather. Although we cannot post his name (Starts with a 'M'), nor picture yet, he is the cutest little baby!!

As soon as we can, we will update with a picture, but wanted you all to know before the facebook world does.

From here on out, we wait for our doctor to go over the health records, accept the baby, get submitted to court (in Ethiopia), travel to Ethiopia for court (hopefully this summer, but could be after), then finally go back to Ethiopia a second time for an Embassy date and to bring our boy home!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Fab Five

Anybody else aware of this documentary?

I think in our lives there were 3 sports moments that brought most of Michigan together:

1997 Detroit Red Wings
1997 UofM Football

Possible MSU title run in 2000 sliding in their at 4th.

Somebody please tape this for me?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shea talks with another legend...(and doesn't care)

So Shea is renown for meeting and talking with my life's icons. Not long before he passed away, shea talked with Ernie Harwell a our local glenn's market. he was up here with the loons doing a signing day. they talked about grandkids briefly and ran into each other in the check out isle. Now I find that she had a phone conversation with none other than Drago....yes, thee Drago! He owns an indoor soccer complex in Midland and Shea is trying to book it for a night and she talked with him. I think i might ask her to invite him to come and play when he calls her back. Dude, what the heck! She of course is clueless to who this is, so I am trying my hardest to explain how awesome he is....not working though.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Last night lived up to the hype. After PCHS won the first on a three at the buzzer in Double OT, this one didn't disappoint. Even Mark Carrow, one whose been a part of and seen a lot of sports in life (to say lightly) was caught, jaw dropped saying, "Jeff, this is what it's about. I don't think I have seen in a long time high schoolers play with ICE in their veins like this, hitting incredibly gutsy shots. I have got my hs basketball fix in for a long time."

It happened in front of a packed crowd and standing room only (including the likes of former dawg ballers like Luke Addis, etc) and ravenous student sections (PCHS dominating that factor). The Lampi-Carrow posse was in full form with a lil cameo of Jorge Reck. Add to the mix a random enormous MEXICO FLAG being swung from our student section????? it was electric. And after another OT (and an inappropriate "HUEVOS" gesture from yours truly following PCHS' Drew Stephens-pictured-3 ball to go to OT, BHS frickin sank like 10-in-a-row free throws to make it official.

Unreal. Here are some pics, one of B-town's D-1 prospect Superman Ben Kills (#10) showing his mad hops. Jake, wish you were there. And maybe, if they clash in Districts (very likely) Bill can use some frequent flyers. Wes come up. Steve-o welled up. My dad, fist pumped and yelled in my ear.

Friday, January 28, 2011


Mad props to Zack "Novacaine" Novak and the Wolverines for taking it to State in their place. What happened to your season Sparty?!