Friday, June 27, 2008

what has j-lou been up to?

well, it seems i do not blog very often but life has been throwing so many curve balls to me over the last month that i just need to write about all the good stuff to remind me of all the good stuff and get my head off the stuff i dont like... so here is my own personal counseling session.
  • the phillies won the tiny championship for granada park! i am sure everyone who barely even knows me knows about the tiny phillies.
  • i am taking part in a new curriculum development piece with the search institute on how adolescents develop spiritually. it was an insightful two days together looking at research and other stuff.
  • i went on an amazing vacation.
  • i have amazing friends
  • i have a great house church that i am apart of... even though i have been a flake this month becuz of too many reasons but no real good excuses
  • i was apart of an amazing oc faith based gang summit that took place with over 180 leaders in partnership orange county probation
  • i am beginning to get a number of urban coalitions off the ground that i think have the opportunity to create some real change in some communities that need collaborating organizations joining forces
  • i am laughing inside thinking i am excited that i get to coach soccer in the next months
  • i have two of the most wonderful boys who love me unconditionally and passionately (this should probably be #1, but i guess i can always save the best for last)
well that is the end of my personal session, so i will try and look at it over the next couple of weeks and maybe it will make some of the bad things seem not so bad!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fathers Day 2008

Fathers Day 2008

i usually throw my annual fathers day bbq at the house, but we switched it up a little this year. i met up with my friends and their kids to go to the angel game and we had a blast. it was so much fun! i have a few pics of lunch with my family too. i needed a great day with the homies and i got it! thanks guys!

Phillies Alhambra Tiny Champions!!!!

Phillies 2008 Championship Celebration

it was a great season and i got so much love for these kids. we celebrated with the families all day. the team party started at 11 am and was going strong all the way til 11 pm. i cant way for next season!! go phillies!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

OBAMA and the Phillies

i will be very excited to watch obama clinch the democratic presidential campaign tonight in minneapolis which will be the site of the republican convention. we will have our first african american major candidate to run for president. i am glad that my kids are alive to see this and my hope is that they will see him in office in 2009! i have been watching this race as closely as some most things on espn. i think this is the most time i have spent thnking about political issues in all of my life. i am not really sure how that will affect anything else in my life i guess time will tell.

outside of the election and becoming a laker fan for one series.... boston sucks! my life has been dedicated to the tiny phillies. we are one game away from being the champions in the alhambra tiny division. we are on a 13 game winning streak and look to wrap it up this friday. for those of you on facebook... you are very aware of this :)

i kno probably like ther are two readers left over here but we love you paul! hahah!