Friday, October 31, 2008


Prepping for a pretty large Halloween event today . . . tons of work . . . lots of frustration . . . praying that God would bring students! Join me in that prayer!!! I'll let you know how it goes :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Becoming an Adult

I've always been one to fight off "adulthood." Not in the sense that I don't like responsibility, or having a full-time job, or even being married. It's more that I anticipated what would come with those responsibilities.

This week I realized two things:
1. I love becoming an adult
2. I hate becoming an adult

Let me explain . . .

1. As many of you know, I have an amazing wife and we have been married for almost 2 1/2 years now. I am only 23, so you can do the math. We also now have been in our house (that we own) for one year! On top of that . . . we have a child on the way :) All of these things I would put under the umbrella of "adulthood," and I love it! I love being married, I love owning my own home, and I can't wait to be a dad. So . . . I love becoming an adult.

2. The reality that I no longer live with my college friends, sleep in til noon, and eat pizza and watch scary movies til 4am is starting to sink in. What really hit me was that one of my best friends from college just got a great job in Washington and moved away from Fullerton, CA with his wife to start their life there. I know I was the first one to leave cali, but now two of us have left. It is becoming more and more difficult to spend time with my closest friends. This part of adulthood I hate.

I guess it just requires more commitment and intentionality in trying to keep up with what's happening in each others lives. Thank goodness for ichat . . . i don't know what I would do without that!!

How do you stay in touch with "old friends?"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Alone again

It is true . . . I am once again alone and without my wife. Her older brother had a baby girl a few weeks back and we have been trying so hard to get her out to Texas to visit them. We are all feeling it right now, but the flights were just too expensive. So when her mom offered to drive Karyss out there this past week it was a no-brainer.

So . . . I'm alone. BUT!!!! my good friend Matt is going to stay with me a few of these nights because the NBA season tips-off tonight and my Lakers are favored to go all the way this year!

Can't complain about some good bro time . . . so pray for me as I try and keep the house in order this week.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sorry . . .

I guess they took that Nickelback link down . . . all it did was prove that band was totally unoriginal. It played two of their songs at the same time . . . one in the left speaker and one in the right. They have the same exact dynamics and chord progressions. Even the melodies are oddly similar. I guess you'll just have to take my word for it :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


So, I always knew there was something I just did not like about Nickelback . . . and I think this website nailed it on the head! Check it out . . . Thanks JVO.

quick picture

We were a couple weeks off on the date in this picture, but once our camera is fixed we will be posting weekly (i hope) pictures of Karyss and her little belly! According to our ultrasound, she would only have been 4 weeks and a couple of days the date this picture was taken.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Big news

Here it is . . . to all who don't know yet, there is some big news here in the Bollen(Vegas) household. It is true that Karyss, my wife, is now pregnant!!

We are super excited . . . scared . . . but excited!! :)

We found out last month and according to our first ultrasound she is now 8 weeks and 2 days along. She is experiencing a little bit of morning sickness, but getting along quite fine.

Please keep is in your prayers as this will be a very new experience for us!