Besides being a great band, Sleeping At Last always finishes the newsletters they send out with a "Things We Love" section. So here goes my first one:

1. Phoenix :: They are just so good. (Photo below by Andy Barron.)


2. Pardon The Interruption :: Guys yelling at each other over different sports topics is pretty amusing. But I also met Mike Wilbon in 2003, and he was genuinely a kind person and interested in what my uncle Jimmy and I were talking to him about. That will turn you into a fan of someone real quick. Also, that was a huge bummer when we first got rid of cable that I would not be able to tune in, but the podcast is available for free! I love technology.

3. Donald Miller's blog :: It is pretty cool to see a snippet of someone's thought process from day to day. My own blogging motivation often comes from seeing how he uses the power of words so well.

4. Stone Crandall Photography :: Stone and Shelby are an amazing couple that Lacey and I really really really enjoy spending time with. Stone is an incredibly talented photographer and is super passionate about what he does. I haven't gotten to blog about our vacation with the Crandalls in San Francisco and Sonoma yet, so in the meantime check out Stone's site for pictures from the trip and Shelby's recap. (Below is the view from our room at the Fairmont in San Francisco and one of the many sweet shots Stone took of Lacey and I during the trip.)


5. Adidas Predator soccer cleats :: These were a great gift from Lacey's parents and I have averaged 2 goals a game in my men's league. Couldn't have done it without these guys.