Big Steve

Just a man trying to become a better Christian following Jesus and those that follow him.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Planning Better

Ok, It has been a while since I have posted and I must say that I have been in the middle of wurlwind life again. It is time to slow down again. This weekend Cascade/Columbia is having their 50 year reunion and I am not there. This is not what I had planned. I really wanted to be present for this, but life after a move is just that. Life after a move. I could've planned better and saved the money. I just balanced our check book and I can see it is definitly time to go back to the "envelope system". We are doing fine but I can see that I am missing out on the things I really want to do because I am satisfying my immediate urges. That will stop. I will also be missing the first day of PSP and I really wanted to be there for that. There is another event coming up at the end of July that I think I am going to try to make. I have not decided as of yet but Alasha and I will Pow Wow and see what comes of it. Other than loving my family, and serving God I am looking forward to returning to Africa and my Father's 60th Birthday Party. Things are great here at Park Row and the Maxwell family has adjusted nicely. I love God and if you are reading this and you know me - then know this: Life is just better when you have Jesus Christ in it. Peace.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Maverick Mania!

Ok, if for no other reason than to honor my hommie MOLY, I should say something about the electricity of this area. I have to admit it is crazy around here. The seemingly two most important things going on around here are the "heat" and Mavericks. And when I say "heat" I don't mean Miami. The average temp around here is about 95 degrees and the next couple of days it is predicted to be 100 or above. It is sort of crazy to me because the Portland Trailblazers (where I just moved from) went through a definite rebuilding year and now I move to a place where the team is in the finals. It will be interesting to see how long the Mav's can maintain this level of play and to see how Portland will rebuild.

As far as what I think will happen: I would love to see the Mav's win this year and I think they will, but I think it is going to be a definite dog fight. The Heat has a roster of men who have taken less money, who are nearing the end of their careers, and a few who have been after the elusive championship ring for a while. So the Mav's will need to literally will themselves past a "cast-iron skillet" seasoned Heat team. Go Mav's!

Monday, June 05, 2006

A Few Family Things

This past weekend Alasha and I celebrated 6 years of marriage and we had a blast. We have been here almost 2months and this is the first time as a family we were able to go up to Oklahoma City and visit my dad (Willie Jr), my Step-Mother (Linda), and my Grandmother (Bessie). Alasha loves my family and that is just a blessing from God. She and my mother were good friends before my mom passed away. It has been very important for us that Jonah get to spend time with his grandparents. For his first year this was not as easy to accomplish as it is now and just the look on my father's face when he see's his grand-son is worth it. Linda is absolutely incredible with Jonah. She spoils him just the way a grandmother should. Another awesome thing was the fact that Jonah got to spend time with his Great Grandmother. He amazed his grandparents and great grandparent with his eating abilities. My grandma fixed us dinner one night (Roast and potatoes, Cabbage, Greens, and Lemonade) and breakfast another (Sausage, homemade biscuits, eggs, and rice). Jonah ate like we don't feed him and my grandma was laughing at him. Alasha would give me him a bite and he would "beat" his chest in an attempt to "sign" please as in "please give me some more".

Alasha and I got the chance to spend some much needed time just with one another. Oklahoma City has grown alot and we took advantage of it. They have a little river walk with little boats and resturants along the sides. We just hung out, seeing a movie, riding the boat, and later on that evening taking my dad and Linda to dinner and a baseball game that night.

All in all we had a great time and thank God He has blessed us to be closer to family.