Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009 Pt. 1

Part 1 is Cora's night of Halloween fun at Grant's Farm. She was a "pum-peeen," and a darn cute one at that!

Enjoy the pics and stay tuned for Olive as one of my favorite culinary dishes...



Peace,
Ross

Thursday, October 29, 2009

How A Dad Makes it on 4.5 Hrs Sleep



Hope that puts a smile on your face!
Ross

Monday, October 26, 2009

Convergence Vlog

I hope this sheds some light!



Peace,
Ross

Friday, October 23, 2009

More Sabbath Rest Commentary


Sabbath rest is something I've spoken on numerous times in the past. Its something that is totally counter-cultural, yet imperative to our health (both physical & spiritual; if you can actually separate the 2).

I found this great article in Relevant Magazine and thought I'd share it:

Learning to work hard is great—but working hard is not enough to have a balanced life. You must also learn how to stop working. That’s called rest. The ancient Hebrews called it taking a Sabbath. It was one of Ten Commandments. Scripture records, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” Keeping something “holy” means you are committed to doing it....

If you refuse to rest, it will catch up to you, which means rest is not an option—you will rest. It will either be something you learn to do on your own or something you learn through a heart attack or some kind of emotional breakdown. I think most of us would prefer choosing the scenario rather than just letting it happen dramatically.


READ MORE HERE

I post this because I need more of it!
-Ross

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cora's Many Hair Styles...

Here's the thing...Cora has crazy hair. She's at that point where its long enough we don't want to cut it (we can sometimes get it into a pony tail), but its short enough that its kinda mullet-ish at times.

But, you have to admit it...she's pretty cute - and funny!

She's got it all. She can do 1980's Eddie Van Halen meets glamour shots...

She can do the Southern-county fair-slick-mullet...


My girl's got sty'le!

Hope you enjoyed that.

-Ross

Friday, October 16, 2009

Amazing Creative Animation Collaboration

One of my friends posted this video, and it is truly imaginative and incredible! Its some of the best creative animation I've seen. If you appreciate creativity, check it out...



Peace,
Ross

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Compassion

If you have a few minutes you can dedicate to watching this, do it. At around 9 minutes I lost it in my office and was bawling. This is what compassion can look like!

Catalyst 2009 Compassion Moment from Catalyst on Vimeo.



Peace,
Ross

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

WOW...this is beautiful!



-Ross

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Favorite Days


I have a couple favorite days of the year. One of those days is the first night its cold enough that people in the neighborhood fire up the fire place and that smell of burning cedar hits the cool wintry' air. Ahhh, there's something about it that just puts me in a good place. Last night was that night.

I stood outside and just breathed it in. Looooong, deeeeeeep breaths of brisk cedar-y air. It only is topped by the first snow.

(I'll be sure and let you know when that happens too!)

-Ross

Sunday, October 11, 2009

speechless...

I saw this video over the weekend on SimplyMissional.com and had to share it. Its nothing short of sickening, but everyone should see it. I hope this saddens and humbles you as it did me.



-Ross

Saturday, October 10, 2009

More AutoTune Fun!

Here's another great example of how less than quality "artists" are called "artists." Enjoy...



-Ross

Friday, October 9, 2009

My 3 Girls...


My 3 girls have an enormous amount of power...they make me more protective than I thought I could ever become, more motivated than I ever have been in my entire life. I find myself more focused, more entranced in love, more hopeful for the world, more dedicated to creating that hope and change in the world, more compassionate, more honest, more humble, more passionate, more creative...more, more, more.

But look at them, how could I not be?

-Ross

Monday, October 5, 2009

First Night Home Timeline

::NIGHT NUMERO UNO::
(we decided to go to bed EARLY with the girls...who knows how much we'll be up during the night)

8PM...feed Olive
8:30PM...finish feeding, change diaper, and put Olive to bed
8:45PM...Olive decides she hates her crib and cries
8:49PM...Olive is settled and put back in her crib
8:50PM...I'm under the covers
8:51PM...Olive cries again and un-swaddles herself
8:52PM...Cora begins to cry in unison with Olive
8:55PM...Olive is settled and back in her crib
8:56PM...Cora is settled and back asleep
8:57PM...I'm back in bed and get under the covers
9:02PM...Olive starts wailing again

(continue this sequence until 12:48AM)

SLEEP...till 2:25AM

(continue sequence for the next hour - no Cora this time though, she is asleep now)

SLEEP...till 4:33AM (feeding)

SLEEP...till 6:30AM

....................................................

Awake and beginning the day...and by awake, i mean NOT AWAKE.

My tired-ness is (hopefully) your enjoyment.

-Ross

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Un-Mathematics of Love

Love is a peculiar thing. When you think your love can't increase anymore, life happens and it increases over night. Somehow 100% become un-mathmatical. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, just look at this picture.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Questions With Olive...



much love,
Ross

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Olive Makes Sheep Sounds