Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


Merry Christmas to you. We celebrated Jesus with gifts, food, and family today. 13 of us in all. My mom, dad, and grandma and then my sister’s family and mine.

Today was day 5 of a 7 day visit from the Crawford Clan– my sister’s family. It’s meant there have been 6 boys between the ages of 3 and 10 and at least 4 adults here since last Thursday which turned our house into a very busy place. Over the next several days I’ll post some stories and collages. I have some pre-stories to do as well, which I hope to get done in the next week or so. December has been event packed. I have 2 field trips with my boys, a christmas party with our youth ministry, a day with the “aunties”, and several activities of the last few days to collage.

Day 2 of their visit here consisted of a trip to see Sea World. So much fun. I will say, that the nighttime Christmas show from Shamu and company was like going to church. Literally. It was amazing. I felt kinda weird, but I cried. Something about watching people interact with these whales in such a crazy friend/amazing swimming and theatrical event combined with Christmas Carols both sung and played by a choir and simple saxophone and even scripture on the big screens just got to me. I was glad we stayed for the closing event, even though we were a little cold. It was so worth it. Thanks Sea World.

Here’s the picture set. (click it if you want to get a closer view) Merry Christmas to you all.


  1. I LOVE it! Especially since we’re all in it! 🙂 Such a fun day. I LOVE church at Sea World. It was really cool!

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