The girls are doing fine (Audra and Katelyn). Katelyn is sleeping 4-5 hours between feedings now and to be honest I would say that she’s a very content baby. She likes to have her eyes open and look around. So all is well on the home front.
Started my training for my next fight and one thing I realized is that the older you get, the more time you need to take to prepare. Doing a lot of lifting, plyos, stretching, and technique; but I’m not going crazy, I’m kind of easing myself into it. Robbie’s next fight for Showtime (January 30th) will be the next time I’m around Pena, so the week of Robbie’s fight will be a good one for me. It was asked on my forum where I’ll be doing most of my training for this fight. Most of it will be at the HIT Squad, but a lot will be out in Utah. That’s where Matt Pena’s at now and I also believe they’ve got some of the best grapplers out there with Demarques Johnson and Jeremy Horn. Jeremy’s my ground wizard and I’ll let him help me out getting ready for this fight.
I was over at my in-laws last night and they had the TV channel set to Spike and they were watching the UFC’s Ultimate 100. It was interesting to see how many fights of mine made the show. To be honest, I think more of my losses made it onto the show than my wins. Still scratching my head on that and don’t know exactly how to take it. I guess win or lose people like my fights.
Received an interesting email that I thought I would share with you:
Man Builds Noah’s Ark (exact scale given in Bible)
Working Replica of Noah’s Ark Opened In Schagen, Netherlands
The massive central door in the side of Noah’s Ark was opened the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it’s only a replica of the Biblical Ark , built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible.
The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That’s two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house.
Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold.
A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine. Biblical Scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been.
Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son Roy. Construction began in May 2005. On the uncovered top – deck not quite ready in time for the opening – will come a petting zoo, with baby lambs and chickens, and goats, and one camel.
Visitors on the first day were stunned. “It’s past comprehension”, said Mary Louise Starosciak, who happened to be bicycling by with her husband while on vacation when they saw the ark looming over the local landscape.
“I knew the story of Noah, but I had no idea the boat would have been so big.” There is enough space near the keel for a 50-seat film theater where kids can watch a video that tells the story of Noah and his ark. Huibers, a Christian man, said he hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands , where church going has fallen dramatically in the past 50 years.
Finally, the Bible verse for this week:
Wealth and honor come from you, O LORD; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. (1 Chronicles 29:12)