Posts by: jamie


Colorado Trip and Travel Deals

DSC 7779 Last weekend I joined my dad and brothers for a birthday gift to ourselves: a quick trip to Colorado Springs. We did the whole trip for less than $250/person including flight, hotel, and car. Well worth it.

People keep asking where we got such a good deal and the answer is Site59. It only does last minute travel packages for this weekend and next weekend. Also, you have to get at least 2 of these 3: a flight, hotel, or car. But, if that fits your requirements, you can get some screamin’ deals.

Here’s a couple other tricks I have:

  • Cheap Rental Cars: Try finding a coupon code on MouseSavers.
  • Quick Flight Checks:, searches all the airline’s websites plus most of the other big travel sites and displays them all together.
  • Cheap Hotel Rooms: Book via priceline, but find out how much to bid on Bidding for Travel.

More photos here.



Our New Church

Providence Church, Frisco, TXFor those of you who know us well, you know that church is a huge part of our life. In fact, our biggest source of apprehension about moving home to Texas was wondering whether God would provide a community of believers anywhere near as great as our church in Seattle. As usual, inspite of our lack of faith, God was faithful.

The first week after we moved into our house we sought out a new church. Our old church was a founding member of a church planting network called Acts 29. I checked out their website and found Providence Church. We’ve never looked back.


Family Portraits

Holly Wallace and Abbey Wallace My brother has become quite a photographer. At Thanksgiving we had him take some portraits of us and loved the results so much we handed out many prints as gifts. I finally put them up for all to enjoy.


Thanksgiving 2005

Jamie's First DeerJust in time for Christmas, we finally got some pictures up from Thanksgiving.

We had a great time with family. While visting Holly’s parents on the ranch, Jamie killed his first deer and turkey. Ask him to tell you the turkey story, it’s worth a laugh. All the pictures are here.


Halloween 2005

Halloween 2005Grady and his cousin Austin had a grand time tonight raiding the neighbors for candy. Grady quickly learned that “Trick or Treat” are magical words that get you candy from anyone you say them to, even the other kids he met on the sidewalk.

Grady was Tigger, Austin was a monkey, and Abbey was a pumkin. Everyone had a great time and we even got to meet our new neighbors. Check out all the photos.

Update: We have video, too! Andy took some great shots and put them together for us all. Download it here. (6MB)


We’re Home Owners

It’s official, we have our first house, and of course, our first mortgage. We’re excited although the dominant feeling right now is tiredness. It’s been a long road to get here, and we’re ready to get back to normal life.

A few things we’re thankful for…


The Trip

It was a long trip for all, but we’re all in the right state now.

Holly and the kids had a relatively uneventful trip, except for one thing:

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