well we are packing and cleaning now. by we i mean rachael. i hate it so much! i am lucky to have an understanding wife. last night was a great show and i had a lot of fun. i will miss everyone in the band and their families so much. this is not a goodbye but a goodbye for now. we will catch MR shows and support this band all the way to the top. take care everyone!
wisdom: What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of what you need to do next! (Remember) The habit of doing ones duty drives away fear!
Friday, July 27th, 2007
Stop telling God how big your problems are and start telling your problems how big your God is…
this is a reminder for me.
Monday, June 4th, 2007
wow. so much time has gone by since my last post. sorry about that. not that anyone probably reads this very often.
so what do i need to say? well we have a show coming up on Wednesday the 30th, at the Union Courtyard. I am pretty excited about playing a show. we are having an hour long set, which gets me excited because once we do, we can play more shows. we struggled to get a 20 minute set for the battle of the bands, so we are gonna really have to work hard for the next few days to get an hour. it will be fun and worth every minute!
on a personal note, i am totally loving being a dad! our little family has been such a blessing and so much fun! isaac is sleeping pretty much through the night with a 45 minute to an hour interruption. not too bad at all. so all is good for the Basquez fam.
words of wisdom: I have been Patrick’s number two guy for about 6 years. And we make a great team. We’re like one of those classic famous teams. He’s like Mozart and I’m like…Mozart’s friend. No. I’m like Butch Cassidy and Patrick is like…Mozart. You try and hurt Mozart? You’re gonna get a bullet in your head courtesy of Butch Cassidy.
Thursday, May 24th, 2007
i have been thinking more about what my life is going to look like in the next few months. it is really coming quickly. it has been on my mind for a long time, so the fact that it is here seems crazy. this is finals week, then a SHORT break, and back at it for summer classes. july 27th, i will be done with classes at KSU. whew. then it is either moving rushmore and manhattan, or career and wichita. the band seems to just be getting off the ground, so things are gonna have to start happening fast…
Monday, May 7th, 2007
life looks so different now. i don’t think bad different. just different. i don’t really sleep less. i usually don’t sleep a lot at home, but i catch up on needed z’s during class times. i have completely re-prioritized everything in my life. things that were once very important to me seem meaningless. this is probably a good thing. my family is all i need. not video games, not TV, not the world wide web, just family. i cannot wait for this summer to get here because i cannot wait for it to end! after July, i will never have to go to class at KSU again. that is cool. that means life will probably look incredibly different again very soon. it is a vicious cycle. am i moving to el dorado at the end of July to be a working stiff? am i staying here to be a rock-star in Moving Rushmore? only time will tell. and all of you reader’s can help me decide by telling all of your friends and hook ups so we become famous and i don’t have to work. that would make me happy. but God is all knowing and He will guide me to the right path…
words of wisdom: put some graditude in you attitide!
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
i just came to an interesting conclusion last night. having a baby really changes your vocabulary and the things you get really excited about. for instance rach and i were really hoping for isaac to have, well some #2 we’ll say, because he has been consto. then last night when he finally did we were soooooooo excited. i couldn’t believe it!
as far as vocab, i have had to add words like onesie, bappy (pacifier), boppy (feeding pillow), bootie (not like you may think, they are for feet), plactabel (sp), just to name a few. jason graves and i had a whole conversation about our kids #2 the other night. oh how times have changed. but it is all so good.
on a seperate note, rach and i’s family have been a HUGE blessing to us. rach gets stronger everyday, but until she is 100% we need the help of our mothers. and how they have come through! we can’t thank them enough! we love you guys!
words of wisdom: Put a little gratitude in your attitude! (Always remember!) You’re too blessed to be stressed!
Friday, April 13th, 2007
alright, Isaac has been in our lives for 6 days now. we are still in the hospital as i am typing this. Isaac is getting phototherapy for jaundice. it was kinda heart breaking seeing him in the booth with his goggles on. it looks like he is in a tanning booth. he is doing awesome with it though. he is such a great kid! i can’t even remember life without him.
rach is getting stronger everyday. we are looking forward to showing him off to everyone soon!
words of wisdom: Always listen to the experts. They will always tell you what can’t be done and why. Then go and do it.
Saturday, April 7th, 2007
well i am sure that most of you saw on the front page that isaac has made his entrance into the world. he is just as cute as anything you have ever seen and more solid too. when you hear that a baby weighs 10 lbs 9 oz, you think chunky or fat baby. not the case with isaac he is just rock solid. a pillar of strength if you will.
rachael did SO good monday with the delivery. she went in 2 centimeters dilated and got to 10 really fast. the nurse was amazed at how fast she went. when it was time to push she did it so good. she tried and tried for 2 1/2 hours until her body had no more to give and isaac hadn’t budged. the doc came in and decided to go to section to get isaac. from there all went smooth. rach is recovering very good and i think we will go home this evening. thank you to everyone who kept us in your prayers!
words of wisdom: Make no little plans: they have no magic to stir men’s blood . . . make big plans, aim high in hope and work.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2007