Josh Byers


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Life Update

nusery1Good morning, at least to those of you that are up at 2 am CST... I should be doing Greek homework, but I thought I would update the status of our life. Our girl scout cookies are almost gone. I know, I know you wonder how we make them last so long. It is called discipline-or maybe its because Mickie hides them... You decide. Speaking of food, awhile ago I found a really cool website that gives you all the top secret recipes of your favorite restaurant food. My favorite is the Starbucks Frappuccino.

I put up a new page for the baby tonight. You can see some photos of the nursery. The photos are the same as on this page but I will update soon. We have a little over a month to go although we wouldn't mind a bit if the baby came a little early. We are both really excited. I'm not nervous yet so somebody needs to let me know when I should be. We still need to buy a stroller and car seat. We are waiting on a friend of Mickie's who said she would give us one, but we haven't seen her for a while.

I was trying to get a new driver this weekend on Ebay but was unsuccessful. I bid on a 320ti Taylor Made driver in two separate auctions and both times lost by one dollar. I am also bidding on a new bag for my golf clubs. I want to get one that has the back-pack straps. They are a lot easier to carry and more comfortable. I decided that I am only going to buy one new golf item per year-I just haven't decided if it will be a driver or bag. (I am also looking at a new putter...)

nusery2We went to Mickie's parents for the weekend. It was very relaxing and a lot of fun. Friday night we went to an silent auction/pig roast for Kelsie's (Mick's little sister) school. They had a lot of stuff but most of it was crafty and and not that great. They did have a really cool americana quilt I tried to get for Mick but alas much like ebay I lost. We did bid on a shelf and won. That was part of the live auction. I have never been to one of those before but it sound like the auctioneer is just making truck sounds with his mouth-I can do that... They also tried to auction off some donated 4 wheel ATV's and a motorcycle but nobody bid. I felt kind of bad but there weren't a lot of people in the room with that kind of money.

Saturday I tried to help Denny build a chest of drawers. I got to run the hand held circular saw and he even let me cut some stuff on the table saw. I would like to do some word working but I have neither the time nor the tools. The dresser should turn out really nice though. He is doing a really good job.

We have missions conference at school this week. I am looking forward to it-not because of the great messages and missionaries we get to hear from, but because it will give me a chance to catch up...

I have to praise the Lord for his providence and safety. [mom you can skip to the next paragraph if you want] I took my motorcycle out for the first time trying to get it warmed up after sitting through the winter. I was taking it slowly on the road in back of our house when the front brake locked. I wasn't going fast so I didn't fly off, but it wouldn't move and I was stuck in the middle of the road just around a curve. Right then 2 other guys on bikes road up and helped me get the bike off to the side of the road. It sat for about 10 min and was fine. I will try to get it in to be looked at soon.

We have some new neighbors. Pray that we will get a chance to witness to them. I am going to invite them to our easter cantata so pray that they will be able to go.

Well, my NCAA tournament brackets are surviving...barely. I still have chance in a couple of the challenges that I am in. I entered about 4. In the espn challenge I was in the 99th percentile after the first weekend but now I am in the 80th. Still pretty good but nowhere near the top. I should have entered Mick because she absolutely obliterated my bracket. She got 3 out of the final four. I am not sure how she picked her bracket but needless to say she is filling out mine next year... She picked the East Rutherford region perfect except for one game.

Mick's Bracket Josh's Bracket

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