Monday, December 29, 2008

My sister is engaged!!!!

Kelly and Doug, freshly betrothed.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Mustoe Christmas #3

Me, the Mrs. and my Grandma

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas morn

After four Christmas eve services last night, Sarah and I have
completed our first Christmas morning together! She got me an Iron
Man bobble head, who we see paying his respects at the manger.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"The Greatest Gift"

Here's a video we made for Sunday. Big ups to my boy Loggy (who is pictured below).If you'd like to see the others click here

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Dirty Santa"

At our staff Christmas party we have a "White Elephant" gift exchange, or what some may call "Dirty Santa". My boy Loggy and I decided to wrap up some pictures of us in some different sized frames/felt ornaments/a snowglobe. May they spread Christmas joy to you and yours:

"You're going to make fun of me on the internet aren't you"

So, there Sarah and I are at Michael's looking for various things. And she can't figure out why the "E" in mouse is missing.....The blog title was her response.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Music Update

My friends all know that I'm nuts about Christmas music. Last year my sister and I came up with a pretty sweet compilation. So this year, I have some additions to recommend:

Glory in the Highest | Shane and Shane I listen to this from top to bottom all the time. Now, if you don't like S&S you definitely won't enjoy this. Their harmonies and guitar parts are ridiculous. But sometimes they can get a little like Boyz II Men at the end of their songs when they're really goin after it... "Although we've come, to the EEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNDDDD OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOF THE ROOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDD". This is my favorite new Christmas music this year.

Other Noteworthy Additions:
Winter Song | Sara Bareilles This song is very pretty. "December has seemed so long, you're not where you belong, inside my arms." Whew! Not cheesy when you listen to it, promise.

Jingle All the Way | Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Yule tide Banjo.

Feliz Navidad | Los Lonely Boys
I'll admit, most of the reason I like this song it because it makes me think of Taco Johns Nachos Navidad

Finally, check out this powerful rendition of O Holy Night. This was sent to me by my friend Dan who is a Vocal Performance/Sacred Music grad-student at UMKC. It defies further description.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Its Happening

So I'm hanging out with Middle Schoolers on their half day today.

We're playing some Christmas jams, and one of my favorites "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" by Nsync comes up.

The kids don't even know Nsync ever existed. They have no idea who they are.

I'm getting old.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Rude Awakening

So I'm getting ready this morning, and being winterish outside I had a bit of dry skin on the ol' noggin. I get out Sarah's moisterizing face lotion to remedy my "shkin" situation, and it explodes all over me.