Christmas 2006

JD & Sarah's Wedding [12.18.06]

Erin and Joy went to the wedding of two great people from Erin's college group when he was at Mariners Church... great to see everyone again looking older and way more mature since we last saw them 8 months ago.

Bad Sweater Party & Gift Exchange [12.20.06]
Nice sweater Spidey, I mean Von Ebers. Kimi and Lindsey - starting a new line of sweet sweaters...

Christmas in Ventura [12.23.06]
Check out the picts from an amazing time in Ventura with Joy's mom [Nancy], Randy, Ben, Lindsey and the NANNERAMA [Joy's Grandmother].

Ben got his mom the best gift she could ever have desired - a new hat... er, a wreath. Winner for the "Best Picture of all Mother In Laws for 2006". Below - Look at Ben fired up to hang out.

Lazy Shepherds

I got wind of this video from my friends at Mariners Church [www.marinerschurch.org]. Enjoy.


A Kerr Christmas Tree

Well, even though I came up with a nasty case of food posioning Friday Night, I had enough strength Sunday to go with Joy to grab a Christmas tree at our favorite holiday spot - Home Depot.

What a bonding experience! We just enjoy being together and serving one another. We had a wonderful experience eating soup, decorating our tree and kicking off the holiday season together - enjoy.


Where has Joy been?

In case you were wondering why Joy has been a little looney, exhausted and/or absent lately [grace please], she not only is a 4th grade school teacher [which in itself is a crazy profession], it is report card time [a grueling process requiring assessments and careful comments per child for inquiring parents] but she is getting certified to be a literacy coach in a sadistic teaching methodology IRONICALLY called G.L.A.D.

"Happy" is not synonymous with G.L.A.D. though. It is a very rigorous certification process that takes countless hours, weekends and weeknights of preparation in addition to the regular teacher load which is fairly inhuman anyway [love your children's teachers people]. Not only that, she and her two teaching friends must present an entire teaching unit [charts, exercises, posters, quizzes, content] and demo with "live" children in front of the certification instructor AND 20 teachers who will learn the G.L.A.D. paradigm from them throughout the week.

Good thing she has a husband who knows how to take care of things on the home front while she is busy working diligently [see slideshow]! Seriously, my wife is "unstoppabale" or as the famous theologian Dan Patrick from ESPN says... "You can't stop her. You can only hope to contain her."Way to go honey, we are very proud of you. It's almost over. You are amazing.

Gotta go do the dishes.



When people don't understand our WORDS, are they compelled by our WORKS?

5 Thomas said, "Master, we have no idea where you're going. How do you expect us to know the road?"

6 Jesus said, "I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. 7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him. You've even seen him!"

8 Philip said, "Master, show us the Father; then we'll be content."

9 "You've been with me all this time, Philip, and you still don't understand? To see me is to see the Father. So how can you ask, 'Where is the Father?' 10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you aren't mere words. I don't just make them up on my own. The Father who resides in me crafts each word into a divine act. 11 "Believe me: I am in my Father and my Father is in me. If you can't believe that, believe what you see—these works. John 14:5-11 (MSG)


Joyus Goes Halloween - enough said!

The "Fellas" Weekend - Sans Dave Lang

Good morning Evan! Rise and shine at 5:40am last Friday morning [Oct. 20] for the beginning of our annual "fellas" bonding fest. Most of the pictures are not allowed to be shown for fear that children or small marsupials would be frightened by such displays of 30+ yr olds hapless bouts of nostalgic story telling, playing video games, and pulling hamstrings while trying to relive one's 20s for the weekend. It was well... awesome as you can see.

Evan decided to WOW us with his latest skills in using email. Westy [wearing his yellow-my-wife-doesn't-like-this-shirt as an act of freedom], shows off his passion for xbox 360. Go Chris - dominate for us.

Can you just SENSE the excitement and the fun all over the place!? Look at Father Alex... tearing it up - way to go FUNNY guy.

Baby #2 for our friends the Laviks - Andra Lavik!

Please pray for baby Andra - she is going through some health issues right now and could use your prayers! She is a beauty and has big plans to give her older sister, Matty, some competition for cutest in the family.

Girls Fantasy Football Draft Celebration

Who is the girl on the right? Does anyone know her? Well, I believe this picture was taken near the night of the Girls Fantasy Football draft [no guys allowed in the league] so ofcourse we had to make a night of it. Matt and I ... uh ... helped. Obviously, it got a little intense so Irons felt he needed to remove any hindrances from thinking clearly - thus, he went shirtless for Kristy's draft. What a guy.

The Visitor

Our good buddy Kelly McFadden comes to hang out at the Kerr Pad back in Sept before her hubby Mike could follow! [Yeah - I am a little behind on our updates - both are back in the OC after a year in Oxford. It is GREAT to have them back... hopefully to stay!] Posted by Picasa


The Crowning of "Ferris"

Thanks to Von Ebers/Huy Do...
Mike has finally been appropriately described as The "Ferris Bueller" of Christendom.

Just ask the golf caddies of Lagos, Nigeria, to the regulars in the taverns of Scotland, the professor's who reside in the bowels of Wycliffe hall at Oxford, the envious onlookers of Barrel Man days at CU, the Frito Lay janitorial staff, the congregants who sat next to Disco Guy at Mariners Church, the participants of the Sunday Night "dance offs" after systematic theology and spaghetti, the victims of his many wiffle ball tournaments, the throngs of college students who were riveted by his "trampoline" illustration, the aspiring Alex English wannabes from Court of Purg... and so many more... they would all agree that Mike "Ferris" Mcfadden truly is Ferris, incarnate.

You can verify these adventures and more at www.mcfaddenplace.com. Posted by Picasa


Weekend at Home

Well, we had a great time in Northern California celebrating my Dad's Birthday - we hung out with Tony, Wendy, Momma and even Laney, Jim and Allison... we gave Dad the infamous SCRAPBOOK [thank you to all who contributed!] of his 60 year journey with letters and picts from family and friends. Joy did an amazing job on it. He loved it! He also loved how we rented him his favorite car - a convertible mini-cooper. Check out a brief excerpt of DRIVINWITHDAD.


I am going to be an UNCLE!

Check it out - see my Dad react LIVE on video!



O Brother!


Brothers? Good looking twins? Ryan Seacrest wannabes? All of the above... Matt Lang and myself decided to "match" at my birthday party on Sunday, Aug 6th. Matt - you look good man, you look good. Posted by Picasa