Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ripley's aquarium

What a great fun time we had

Blake the harpist

From Wonderworks in Gatlinburg

2 jeeps and a car

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Top 10 favorite sacred Christmas songs

OK when I say sacred I mean a song that speaks of the true meaning of Christmas - the coming of the Savior Jesus into the world in some way.

10. Silent Night - can you have Christmas without singing this?

9. Heirlooms by Amy Grant - I know I am a sentimental sap

8. Little Drummer Boy by Go Fish - modern and fun version

8. God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen by Reliant K - hard rockin Christmas!

7. Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant

6. The Gift by Jim Brickman and Susan Ashton

5. Christmas with a Capital C by Go fish - preach it brothers!

4. Happy Birthday Jesus - by the Brooklyn Tabernacle kids choir - so to the point

3. Who Would Imagine a King? - by Whitney Houston (her voice is 2nd to only my wife's)

2. Mary did You Know? by Michael English

1. Oh Holy Night - Patsy would prefer Josh Groban or Celine Dion by my favorite version is by Patsy Martin.

Sorry no winner on this contest!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Top 10 favorite secular Christmas songs

For a chance to win $5 Starbucks card guess my number one favorite secular Christmas song (sacred will follow later).
10. All I really want for Christmas by Steven Curtis Chapman. It will make you want to adopt a child today!
9. Sleigh Ride by Reliant K
8. Feliz Navidad by Jaci Velasquez
7. I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Galya Peevey (and the Jonas Brothers)
6. The Chimpunk Christmas Song by the Chipmunks "me I want a hula hoop" has a special family memory
5. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole - what a vioice!
4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - the Boss Bruce Springstein
3. Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley
2. All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
1. Something about Christmas Time by Bryan Adams
Several guessed right but Rachle was the first! Do they have Starbucks in South Korea?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Word cloud

I created a word cloud based on all the words I have used so far in my blog this year. Kind of a fun thing to do. the bigger words represent the greatest usage. The smaller words represent lesser use. This word cloud is the top 250 words (out of several thousand used). You can make your own word cloud at!