Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

As we celebrate Christ's miraculous birth, may your holiday be blessed.


The Varners

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A sad day. . .

On our anniversary Emily surprised me with a little picture of a positive pregnancy test. Number 2 was on the way.

For weeks I have been plotting a big internet reveal involving facebook, twitter, and this site. I was waiting for our first Dr. appointment to get a picture of the first ultrasound to post as the center piece of our announcement.

God had different plans for today. . . .

Today we learned that Number 2 got called to heaven.

A whole myriad of emotions is hitting. However, the one that hurts the most doesn't have to do with me or Emily. It has to do with telling little Elinor.

She was so excited to be a big sister. Now, we have to tell her, not yet. Not this one. She probably will only partially understand. I expect to field questions for the next few weeks. It will be a long process for Emily and me to say goodbye to this little person, it only stands to be drawn out by Elin's processing of it.

I have often posted prayers on this site. It seems appropriate to do so again today.

God, I don't like this. It stinks. However, I know that you are bigger than this. I pray that out of this, that others are shown your glory. God, please take our sorrow and fear and replace it with understanding and love. Be with Elin; help her to understand. Teach us how we can use this to point her to You through this. Despite this God, I know that Your way is best, and choose to follow You.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Elin's Dance Show!

Here is Elin showing off her dancing and gymnastics skills. She really enjoys her classes. They will start back up later in the summer!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vacation 09

The following are some photos from our vacation. These are from Fulshear TX.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Why Conservatives are angering me.

I'm a conservative. Economically, and morally. I'm as right as right gets.

However, I'm growing really tired my friends one off comments about the our disappearing free-market system. Does it stink, Yes! Do I like it, No! Do I think the general American public has been duped, Yes!

But we have 2 options, and only 2. We can bite our tongues and and just keep our concerns to ourselves, or we can clearly communicate and start an intelligent discussion on why we think these are wrong moves.

It is not helpful to send snarky little emails, or post snarky tweets and stati. It only makes us look foolish. If you have something to say - then say it intelligently - not snidely and only to your conservative friends.

Conservatives - we have to be smarter about what we communicate, how we do it and who we do it too. Our energy would be much better severed doing something - or doing nothing. Being snarky, petty and snidley is just plain old not helpful.