Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Part 4- the office

So I'm starting to settle in to my new work space. Trying to fit into my new space has been tough. I'm just so confined in this 20 by 20 foot space. Take a look at these pictures and you'll see what I mean. Click on them to get a better view.

So I hope you can tell that I've been joking. This place is awesome! I just don't know where to put the swimming pool, although I have plenty of space to park my scooter.

What you didn't hear about the scooter? Well I'll talk about it next time.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

part ३- fatiuge

So I've been telling people that I drove the whole way from Wisconsin and this is
mostly true. I was in the drivers seat the whole time anyway. We did have one small lapse in judgment on my part. It was brought on by lack of sleep and will never happen again (at least not for 15 years or so).

Thank God no one was hurt when I passed out doing 70 on the highway. My little ones jumped into action to save the day. Jen screamed, "Jesus take the wheel" and Josie thought she said Josie, so she did take the wheel.

Zoe opted to go to prayer and ask for a hedge of protection. Jen just continued singing along to the local country music station. She loves Carry Underwood.

We are still trying to figure out how Josie got out of her car seat, but one thing for sure we will not be skipping any rest stops in the future.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Family Reunion Pic

This was right before the fight broke out.
From back left to right: Brian, Jenn, Darla (Mom), Phil (Dad), Zoe, Josie.
My brother Scott and his wife Carla are not in this picture. They to busy to be there. What was sooooooooooooooo important that they missed this monumental family gathering? The birth of their son.
Introducing Everett Scott Neuenschwander!! My first nephew. He's a big boy and a singer too!

So now you understand why Scott didn't back me up in that fight. He had more important things to take care of. Congratulations! I did suggest that he add Phil to his son's name. Everett Scott Phil Neuenschwander or E.S.P.N. just sounds very manly.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Settling In To Rocklin
part 1- Making the Move

Well it's been awhile since you and I last talked so let me fill you in on everything. June 15th I spoke my last sermon at Hillcrest Bible Church in Oregon, WI., following the service at 12:32pm my little family began our trek west. Driving as fast and safe as possible in our Dodge Dakota quad-cab and pulling a small u-haul trailer we drove out of Wisconsin, through Minnesota and most of the way across South Dakota (oddly enough my truck did not seam to know its way through its home state) so then we had to take a brief eight hour stop. The next day with the girls singing joyfully (or crying) in the back seat we head into Montana. Twelve very quite hours later we reached the little town of Sheridan MT. This little town was about to get a rude awakening as the Grotzke family reunion was about to begin. As the world knows our family reunions have a habit of upstaging the Sturgis Bike rally, so after the police had to break up a fight between my cousins (a disagreement on the nature of the emergent church) we made a timely exit on Thursday afternoon. We made it all the way to Winnamucca Nevada. Jen wanted to keep going, but being the loving father that I am, I insisted we give the little ones a rest. Side note: Winnamucca is neither a winner or mucky despite it's name. So we rolled on to Rocklin California, which does rock. Friday June 20th I joined on Lifehouse Church's Vision Night and I was not disappointed.
I was only in Rocklin for a day before I had to leave........