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So, it’s kind of funny that Miles got an award for being responsible at his school – but that should be expected – He is a very responsible little boy and we are SO proud of him! Way to go Miles, we love you so much buddy!

Well it’s about time! He’s had a loose tooth for over a month and tonight, with a little help from Dad, Miles lost his very first tooth! We’re all so excited – it’s one of those milestones. Here’s a little video to commemorate the event!

Miles First Tooth! from alex mclean on Vimeo.

So, Jen just got done gluing some glitter to a couple dollar bills (man, inflation is good!), and I just got done replacing the tooth with the bills – can’t wait to see him in the morning!

I love the CHP on TwitPic

Yup, on the way home from my first day at Rancho. Like Poison so eloquently sang, ‘Every rose has it’s thorn…’

It was a fix it ticket for my tinted windows. Tinted windows which have been on there for 8 years. Oh well, it was a good run! At least the guy was nice. And yes, if anyone was trying to get off of California Oaks on the 15 around 5:30 – that was me backing you all up.


Today I began my job as Communications Pastor at Rancho Community Church. Here’s a few photos to commemorate the day.

This is my staff meeting & that’s Sabo with an antenna coming out of his phone. I didn’t know they made those anymore? The guy to his left is my new boss, Don – a really cool guy.


My office is down this hallway on the right – please note all the sweet tech gear to the right. I will not be messing with any of it – and that’s ok.

And here it is, my new office. All the video gear obviously makes me look important, but it has nothing really to do with my new job. This is just the area that is available and I’m grateful for it. Of course I need to decorate a little, need a better chair, some pictures, a funky chair/couch, and my biggest want? A bonsai tree!

So, needless to say, I’M STOKED!

We’ve been getting the itch to go on a road trip. But not just any road trip, a 5000 mile, 14 state, 15 day road trip! Now, we’re still not sure if this is really going to happen – but we’re moving ahead like it will.

Here’s a quick look at our plan, which of course is subject to change:

  • Day 1 – drive to Cedar City, Utah
  • Day 2 – drive to Stapleton, Colorado
  • Day 3 – in Stapleton
  • Day 4 – drive to Kansas City, Missouri (or all the way to St. Louis)
  • Day 5 – drive to St. Louis
  • Day 6 – drive to Decatur, Alabama
  • Day 7 – in Decatur
  • Day 8 – drive up to Nashville, Tennessee
  • Day 9 – drive to Mobile, Alabama
  • Day 10 – drive to New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Day 11 – drive to Dallas, Texas
  • Day 12 – in Dallas
  • Day 13 – drive to Amarillo, Texas
  • Day 14 – drive to Phoenix, Arizona
  • Day 15 – drive back to SoCal

We want to reach out to our blogging friends and ask for your help:

  • If you live in or near some of these areas, what are some ‘must see’ things? We’re looking for fun things to do as a family, funky places to check out, you know what I mean…
  • Maybe you live in some of our stops and just want to do a quick meet up? We’re looking forward to meeting some of our blogging friends face to face.
  • Any advice on taking a 6 year old and a 3 year old across 5,000 miles of Americana?
  • And lastly, my birthday is March 10 – we think we’ll celebrate in Nashville on Monday, March 9. We’re hoping to hook up with whoever is around the area that evening and just hang out.

So, I’m setting up a Road Trip page where we’ll keep everyone updated on the preparation & the trip – of course we’ll twitter all the way as well. Chris is gonna let me borrow his D90 so we should get some sweet photos. Please feel free to either comment here, or there.