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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Top Lists of 2008

Here are my lists of the year. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.

Top Albums of the Year
1. 4 Seasons EP's - Jon Foreman

Anti-Meridian - brave Saint Saturn

Even If It Kills Me EP - Motion City Soundtrack

Lost In The Sound Of Separation - Underoath

The Alchemy Index - Thrice

We Have Cause to Be Uneasy - Wild Sweet Orange

Bands of the Year

Brand New
Manchester Orchestra

Here are my top 10 songs of the year:
10. "Sour Milk" - Wild Sweet Orange
9. "Fell In Love Without You (acoustic)” – Motion City Soundtrack
8. “Point of Extinction (acoustic)” – Motion City Soundtrack
7. “In the Valley of the Dying Sun” – House of Heroes
6. “I Was a Lid” – Manchester Orchestra
5. “Wake the Sun” – The Matches
4. “Always Just Beneath the Dawn” – Brave Saint Saturn
3. “Come All You Weary” – Thrice
2. “Too Bright To See Too Loud To Hear” – Underoath
1. “Your Love Is Strong” – Jon Foreman

Honorable Mention:

“After Hours” – We Are Scientists
"No One Understands” – Bayside

“Paint & Picture” – Jonezetta
“On the Safest Ledge” – Copeland
“Breathe” – Anberlin
“The Beginning” – Showbread
“Desperate Times, Desperate Measures” – Underoath
“Northern Downpour” – Panic! At The Disco
“Homemade Valentine” – Children 18:3

Book of the Year

Rapture Ready - So good. One of the funniest books I have ever read. Great critique on Christian culture from an outsider's perspective.

Baby of the Year

Best of 2008

Over the past few days Melissa and I have compiled some of our favorite pictures representing our favorite moments of 2008. It took a bit to put this together but it was a fun way to reflect on what has transpired over the past 366 days (leap year) and it has helped to remind me of how fortunate we are. Mel and I have great friends, a great family, good jobs, and a loving and supportive church. We are pretty blessed.

Here are some of our favorite pictures from each month in 2008...

New Years in the Canyon
New Years dancing
VBC Leadership Retreat: Sleeping in the snow
Biggest Snow 2008 @ Hume Lake
MSM Service Project
Twain Hart
Melissa Foster's shower
VBC Anniversary Dinner
Mother's Day
Swimming lessons
My 1st Father's Day
Finished Master's and Credential
The fair
MSM @ the Pine's Ranch for the 4th
Deej & Emily's wedding
Mel's 27th
Rocky Votolato Show
Flory's cabin
MSM All-Nighter
Tate's first A's game
Las Trampas
Tate turned 1
Neon Night @ the MSM
Turkey Bowl 2008
Chris popped the question

We have a lot to look forward to in 2009: Justin and Mandie's wedding, Chris and Ashley's wedding, Nick and Sheri's wedding, a new house (hopefully), and perhaps another little surprise. Have a great new year!