Sunday, December 15, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019 from Our Family to Yours...

You’re looking at two of the craziest kids I know—and love. I love them so much that if either one ever needed a kidney, I’d totally… ask their mother to donate one. Mostly because I know she would. 

Sadey, 18, is in her senior year of high school and let me tell you she’s a real thinker. In a recent conversation she confidently asserted, “Circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works.” See what she did there?

Ivy, 8, still rules the play place at Chick-Fil-A these days. Recently she was in there with about half a dozen kids. She came out and sat by me. As she took a sip of orange Hi-C, I asked, “Is everything going okay in there?” Ivy quickly retorted, “It’s going great! I’m the ringleader!”

That’s right folks. We’re raising scholars and leaders. Be sure to read about it in our future book, Parenting That Doesn’t Work.


Stacy and I celebrated 31 years of marriage this year, and we’ve still got the heat. And when I say “heat,” I’m mostly referring to Stacy’s hot flashes. Once at dinner I asked for water. Stacy slid her glass of water over to me like a bartender. I let the glass slide into my hand and said, “Eeeww! I can’t drink this water. I’ll get your germs!” Stacy smiled slyly  and said, “Since when have you been worried about getting my germs?” That’s when our kids left the kitchen. We still got the heat I tell ya.

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Stuff to Make You Smile and Think...
“If you ever see me out jogging, please kill whatever is chasing me.” —Nathan White

“May I cease to be annoyed that others are not as I wish they were, since I am not as I wish I was.” —Doug Ellison

“If you can’t make fun of me at my funeral, are we even friends?”
—Bill Allison

“Time doesn’t heal all wounds—only God does.” —Stacy Allison

“I’m doing crunches twice a day now. Captain in the morning and Nestle in the evening.” —Greg Speck

“I don’t want anyone at my wedding who won’t be there for my marriage.” —Someone on Twitter

“When you give birth to something, you have no control over what it turns into. All you can do is surrender to the nightmare.” —Therapist in Training on The Simpsons

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wisemen and a virgin.” —Jay Leno

“The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.”
—A meme on Facebook

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