Thursday, February 19, 2009

A New Leaf

As spring approaches, most of us eagerly anticipate the end of winter.  Warmer temperatures surprise us more frequently, the green color slowly returns to the horizion and the familiar chirping of birds and crickets graces our ears.  Seasons are changing for us as well.  As most of you know, I was laid off from my job with Crafton Tull Sparks on January 9.  Since then I have been looking for work and pondering all of the questions that invade your mind after a life altering event.  We have had such great support from all of those around us.  Our family, friends and church family have shown us an immessurable amount of love and we are truly greatful for that.  On Wednesday I was in Olathe, KS for an interview with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).  I have since been offered the position and have accepted.  Details are still trickling in, but I will likely start sometime in the middle of March.  Stefanie and I believe that God has answered our prayers by providing this opportunity for us.  This is a very exciting/nerve racking/sad time for us.  Change is never easy, but is often beneficial.  We will leaving an area that we both have grown to love.  We have made so many friends and we hate to create a further physical distance betweeen us, but know that you will always be in our hearts.  We plan to come back and visit when possible and will do our best to stay in touch.  We have several friends in the KC area and we look forward to being near them.  Again, we can not thank you enough for all of your prayers.  We know that without them things would have been much worse.  Please know that this is not goodbye, simply a new leaf.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wedding Video

Here is the completed video from the big day. A big thanks to Tim for the use of the cameras and for giving me a jump start with the editing. If you would like a dvd copy please let me know. It is almost 24 minutes long and I didn't have any issues streaming it on my low end cable internet. The HD version is available if you follow the links below the video to the Vimeo site.  Sorry about the somewhat abrupt end, but I had to trim it some to meet the file size upload requirements.

McReynolds Ceremony from Scott McReynolds on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Hobby

I have picked up the new hobby of geocaching. I think I might have Stef hooked, as well. What is geocaching you might ask. Here's what the website has to say:
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.
Stef went with me today and helped me find my 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th caches and I'm pretty sure she enjoyed it. Check it out, you might just enjoy it.

Here's our first find of the day. (it's the little green thing next to my gps. it has a small log book inside to sign)
I've also been keeping up with my finds with a google map.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Logic will get you in trouble

I want to know the answers and I don't typically like surprises.  I need logic and reason.  I also don't want to drive myself insane.
Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad; but chess players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artist very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.
-G.K. Chesterson