Saturday, February 28, 2009

Live Your Dreams, You Can!

Chris & James Hopper

Dream big, set small goals, and go anywhere! Listening to James talk tonight inspired me to continue fallowing the desire in my heart. Matt, Ben, and Corbin I'm ready for another epic.
James and Rob were the youngest British climbers to ever summit Everest in 2006. They then set out on an expedition to travel from pole to pole using manpower only. They did it, all 22,000 miles of the journey. Check out the links above to learn more about their experience.
Outdoor Chattanooga and others sponsored James's presentation for some 200+ guest packing the Chattanooga Aquarium. The event continues to make me proud of your town and what a few people can do.
Equally inspirational was catching up with folks like Eric! I meet Eric while skipping high school; he was out climbing too. We never climbed together much however we continue to cross passed paths. Each time we catch up on little things each of us has done. His list of accomplishments have taken him hiking the length Appalachian Trail (multiple time), The Pacific Crest Trail, and on around the world biking and hiking.
Normal, average, people doing extra ordinary things. Awesome things happen when people set their minds to a task. I believe greater things are accomplished as God blesses and gives value to task.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Jackson Christopher Swafford

Born: February 23, 2009

Time: 12:09 PM

Weight: 8 lb or 3628 g

Length: 19.5 in or 49.5 cm

Blood Sugar: 64 Great for a baby!

Apgar: 8 at one minute and 9 at five minutes

Jodie labored four and half hours! 

Mummy Jodie is Awesome.

My Birthing Blog

The baby is on his way!

Blogging away! 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Announcing Baby Swafford!

Tomorrow baby Swafford arrives! Follow all that happens on his very own blog! More will be posted here over the next few days, however all that happens tomorrow will be found at the following link: Baby Blog.

Check for updates hourly! 

Monday, February 16, 2009

Jon Spears is like 30!

1980's Awesomely Cool Party
Happy Birthday Jon!
We like totally enjoyed ourselves and wish you a rad year!

Sadie using her "boot!"
Taking a Break!
Lovin' the Hair! 
Sadie's first time on Skates!

The Spear's making a Move.
casey tomas
luke marley

These sound good to me

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sadie's Aquarium Favorites

Fish & Divers are Continually Talked About! 

Penguins are Becoming a Bigger Hit!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"He" is getting a little closer to coming!

We are just back from a doctor's visit. Jodie is well and Sadie has scored another sticker!

"...2 cm & 70% effaced... all is well."

I was listening to the doctor and caught one line (above), then thought...

"Honey do List! Not Done!"

Rather than getting started on the To Do List, I'm adding this note to the blog and attaching a video of Sadie playing in the rain puddles. She being full of energy was in need of playing and a glorious afternoon sun shown. 


Friday, February 6, 2009

"Man Cub" Arrives!

Zac & Ruthie Gray 
with "Man Cub"
Born: February 3 at 8:33AM -- Weight: 7 Pounds -- Length: 22 Inches

Jodie and I wish the Grays luck picking a name. We have gone around and around to no avail. Name picking is hard, not to mention the kid is stuck with what we pick! 

Congratulation to the three of you! May God continue to bless your family. 

PS: We should have "Man Cub" a playmate in the next two weeks. 

Bam Ma's Puppies!

Bam Ma's Puppies come for a visit!
Sadie calls Grandma Swafford "Bam Ma."

Induction Planned If He Does Not Come Sooner!

Our "Little One" is on his way! 

"Name Not Decided" Swafford
Birthday: February 23 or Sooner

More to come...