4 more things

I guess it is my turn in this little blog game we have going on.  Thank you to Daniel for the nod.


4 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1-trying to figure out how I was going to pay for a diamond ring
2-trying to figure out what it meant to be a pastor
3-burning both ends of a candle – balancing an engagement, full time work at a church, and full time enrollment in college
4-learning to play guitar

4 things on my to-do list for today:
1-find a job
2-read a book about church planting
3-clean out my car
4-schedule a date with Rylee

4 (+1) random things I love about my wife:
1-even when I act like a rotten, no good husband, she still loves me
2-she is the most amazing mother of the four beautiful gifts that God has given us
3-she desperately just wants to love God and love the people God has put into her life and she does this so incredibly well
4-she has incredible insights into life, people, and situations and is not afraid to share them
5-she’s a hottie

4 jobs that I have had:
1-I worked a summer for ALCOA making a bazillion spreadsheets
2-I once sold something on Ebay
3-I stocked shelves for QFC in Redmond
4-Wedding Officiant

4 movies I have watched more than once:
1-Top Gun (although it has been a while…the fascination might have worn off)
2-The Princess Bride
3-The Usual Suspects

4 favorite albums:
1-U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
2-David Crowder – Remedy
3-Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
4-Dave Matthews – Under the Table & Dreaming

4 places I have lived:
1-in my family’s house in Redmond, WA
2-in a couple different dorm rooms at Western WA Univ…Slick Sewick and the calculator running through Red Square…good times.
3-In the married housing at Northwest College where we got to watch the Hawks practice
4-a townhome in the armpit of Kirkland

4 places I’ve been:
1-On the Summit of Mt. Rainier
3-Hurtling through the sky on a reverse bungee in Aukland, New Zealand on New Year’s Eve.
4-On The Autobahn in Germany
3-At the Tower of London trying to get one of the Queen’s Guard to crack a smile…didn’t work.

4 places I want to visit:
1-Maui – Again…I can’t get enough.  Sand+Surf+Sun=happy me.  Maybe we can survive the road to Hana this time.
2-New Zealand – I still regret not bungee jumping on the first trip…
3-The Mediterranean – spcifically the coast of Turkey
4-The summit of all the major peaks in Washington

4 TV shows I watch via DVD:
1-The Office
2-Prison Break

4 (+1) of my favorite meals:
1-Grilled Salmon
2-Grilled Steak
3-Pretty much anything that comes from Karissa’s kitchen, she is an amazing cook!
4-The Banzai Burger at Red Robin
5-Bekki’s guacamole

4 things you may not know about me:
1-I coach Rylee’s soccer team and right now we are 3-1-1 (but we don’t keep score)
2-I graduated with a B.A. in History (summa cum laude for those keeping score at home)
3-My thumbs are mostly ornamental, however, I recently installed a garbage disposal and it still works…
4-I used to play trumpet in Jazz band

I get to continue the madness by “tagging” four other people.  Although Zach and Stuart don’t typically write on their blogs, I thought it would be great to see their 4 things…so please indulge us.




I love your four things list!! It really is fun to read. Some of your questions were different though…how come?


I’ll forward this on to stuart, so stay tuned for his list 🙂 and yeah, apparently facial hair makes you man. haha…it looks good on him though.


My pleasure, Chris! I’ll actually be in San Francisco for Halloween, so I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to dress up this year! And you?


Do you still play guitar? I’ve been “learning” for like the last 3 years, He he..



Didn’t know that my guac was considered a meal, but I was very honored to be up there with Karissa’s cooking. She is a great cook.


wow, that is one three-ended candle…no wonder you were maxed out!

I’m loving seeing all these closet office-watchers come out, it’s super fun. And Lost, too, are you kidding me? Are you all caught up?


I was so touched by your to-do list and what you love about your wife.