Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Week Takes on an All New Meaning

It has been too long since my last blog, so I apologize to my faithful friends and family whom I have let down. I just finished up the last of my 3,500 word English term paper over John Donne, so it actually comes as a surprise that I am in the mood to write any more...but God has been too good to me, my family, and some close friends to let it all go by without acknowledging the importance of this week.


On Sunday evening I addressed all of my graduation invitations for my graduation ceremony on December 13th at 9 am, and then dropped them in the outgoing mail slot yesterday morning. Wow. The last 4 and 1/2 years have been like one of the most out of control roller coaster rides you could imagine, but I am thankful for God, Megan, family, and friends for helping me to stay strong through the lowest of lows and helping me stay humble during the highest of highs. After its all said and done, I will be proud to say I am a graduate of Texas A&M University. Thanks to everyone who has been a positive influence on my life throughout my college career - you know who you are!


Another monumental announcement was shared with me this morning from a very close friend of mine. You can check here and here for all of the latest news about the Burleson Baby! Congrats Nic and Jo! It's a boy!


This afternoon at 4 o'clock Megan and I will be signing some the most important paperwork of our young lives as we close on our brand new house in the Edelweiss Gartens subdivision in College Station. With just under 1700 square feet and a nice sized back yard, we will be so thankful not to be cramped in this tiny apartment any more! Check back here within the next day or two for the latest news on the closing, including some exclusive pictures I will take so you can all get a good look at our new crib!


With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I am looking forward to spending some long overdue time with family and friends and catching up on life over an awesome Thanksgiving meal and some NFL and College Football in HD!

P.S. Please say a special prayer for my family, as this will be our first Thanksgiving without my pops. It will be a tough couple of days without him around to carve the turkey or cheer on the Aggies when we play t.u. like we grew so accustomed to over the years. I am Thankful for the time we had with him and Thankful that his eternal reward is now a reality for him...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

This Day: 50 Years Ago

On September 12, 1958 Roger Mark Taylor was born into this world to my grandparents James & Dorothy Taylor, more affectionately known to me as Pappy & Grandma when I was a kid. Little did they know at the time how great of a man he would grow to be...

So on the day my father would have turned 50 years old, I am taking these few moments to blog in his memory and in honor of the life he lived while here on earth. He was as good of a dad as my brother and I could have ever wanted. He was truly always there for us, regardless of how meaningful or meaningless the occasion was. He taught me so many valuable lessons in the 22 years that I knew him, and these lessons will undoubtedly reverberate for generations to come. That is what made my dad so special - his ability to change lives...and the lives of many grandchildren and great grandchildren that he never knew. My job as I carry on in this life without him, is to be a faithful servant just as my dad was. Reach out to people. Love people. Change lives forever. And pass on the knowledge that God always keeps his promises to those that believe in him. My life would not be what it is today without Roger Taylor. I miss him more and more every day, and look forward to the fateful day I will get to see him again just on the other side of those pearly gates...

Roger Mark Taylor - Faithful Servant. Endearing Friend. Honorable Son. Loving Husband. Fearless Father.

My Hero.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My Wife Has A Job!

For the past several months, my wife and I have been on edge wondering what God has in store for the next step of her career. It has been unbelievable to watch how strong Megan has been through these very trying times, and God has certainly taught me many lessons in trust and patience through her faith in Him. She has been a pillar of strength and a true inspiration to her family throughout these past several months of job hunting/interviewing. If you are wanting to read her point of view from these experiences then visit her blog.

Summer school is over and I am now into work full swing. Football season is almost upon us so we have plenty of stuff to keep us busy. If anything of interest happens at work over the next few weeks I will be sure to blog about it.

This Saturday is the Coach G. Charities fund raiser for Brandon, Tiffany, and Alexis Verzal at the Aggie Soccer complex. Be praying for a great turnout and for the safe travels of the Verzal family as they make their way down to College Station for the event. You can read more about it here.

I hope everyone has a great weekend...

...God is good.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Quick Post...

I only have 2 more days of summer school left. Monday is my final in BIO I and Wednesday is my final in YA Lit. I feel a sense of relief already. Today I got back my last 2 tests in BIO and I added all of my points together to see where my average sits...And luckily I only have to make a 25 on the final in order to get a C. Obviously I want to maintain the decent grade I already have, but the knowledge that a 25! will get me a passing grade for transfer credit takes a huge burden off my shoulders going into this weekend of studying.

'Til after finals are over...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Big 12 Blog

With college football quickly approaching I am dedicating this short blog to ESPN's Big 12 Blog... For the latest on everything that is Big 12 football click here: http://myespn.go.com/blogs/big12

Big 12 media days just wrapped up after 3 days in Kansas City. Lots of interesting stories recently posted on each and every Big 12 team. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Welcome back Meg...It's been years.

WOW... My wife just blogged for the first time in 2 years! Go check her newest entry out, and definitely give her some encouragement to keep blogging as much as possible. http://mtaylor07.blogspot.com/

Summer school is in full gear. This BIO class is straight up OWNING me right now, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Only 1 & 1/2 weeks left! I am loving my English class... I am presenting in front of the class tomorrow on Katherine Paterson, known mostly for her novel-turned-film Bridge to Terabithia. She has lived an interesting life and is worth reading up on if you ever have time to kill. She is the daughter of Presbyterian Missionaries and grew up mostly in China...Needless to say, her parents were devoted followers of Christ and it has been reflected in the way Katherine has lived as well.

I really can hardly wait for Summer school to be finished so I can get a kick start on my work assignments for the fall. There have been a ton of changes around the office. We have a new sheriff in town...sort of. Michelle Glover, who has served as director of marketing for 12th man productions for 2 years, has been promoted to the director's position. As some of you know, she is filling the spot that was left vacant by Brandon Verzal, whose daughter is still in rehab in Omaha, Nebraska recovering from a serious brain injury. Brandon & Tiff can certainly still use tons of prayers.

Assignments for football came out this week, and I will be shooting camera 4 on game days at Kyle. This is one of the coolest camera positions to work, as I will be shooting low end zone angles that are often used for instant replays on the big screen. That boy J-Mob will be roaming the sidelines as an assistant to the ever popular Will Johnson, who will be doing live updates on games going on around the nation... I am excited for the season to get here, but there is lots of work to do before the time comes. "Til next time...so long everybody"