Category Archives: Life

Birthday Karaoke at Khahlil’s Pub

A group of friends celebrated my birthday last week by going to karaoke at Khalil’s Pub. It was a blast.

Michael Hall and I are available for birthday parties and weddings.

Some other gems can be found here, here, and here:

My sister and @lannonshafferty rawk! #41isthenewwhatever #karaoke

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10 years and nearly 3 months ago this happened

My super secret surprise proposal dinner caught on camera.

On September 1, 2004 some friends of mine helped me pull off a very special evening with the love of my life Ines Velasquez-McBryde.

Before I popped the question, I had Ines open a gift which was two emails between her dad and me that I had framed. In the email to her dad who lived in South Carolina at that time, I asked for his permission to marry his daughter. This email exchange is hanging in our living room today.

This video was a 1st anniversary gift from our friend Gordon which is why it also has some wedding photos at the end.

Day 1: I’m thankful for my truly amazing wife @INESmcbryde.

Day 2: I’m thankful for my rockstar of a son (aka #Champ).

Day 3: I’m thankful for peace that surpasses understanding.

Day 4: I’m thankful for the annual McBryde family reunion happening today. Not only because of the great food, but the great love.

Day 5: I’m thankful for relatively good health that has significantly improved over the last 10 months.

Day 6: I’m thankful for my friendships @AristotleBuzz and @AristotleSelect. My coworkers rock.

Day 7: I’m thankful for my #KingdomMan small group on Wednesday mornings…even though it is at 6am.

Day 8: I’m thankful for last night’s rejuvenating 9 hours of sleep and how resilient God made our bodies.

Day 9: I’m thankful for my #FNfriends and the community we experience while pursuing racial unity at @fellowshipnorth.

I’m thankful that my friend Angelo found out today that he got a job! #bonusthanks

Day 10: I’m thankful for Saturdays, sleeping in, and my peaceful toddler. #Champ

Day 11: I’m thankful for a mind to rhyme and two hype feet. It feels good…

Day 12: I’m thankful that things are almost always better than they seem. Perspective is everything.

Day 13: I’m thankful for my loving and supportive parents.

Day 14: I’m thankful for having such an incredibly cool sister @stacey_mcbryde.

Day 15: I’m thankful for beautiful friends – @arkychicky, @rachelpinto, Ramon, @ClassicLib05, @akvalley, Angelo, Will…

Day 16: I’m thankful to own two dependable and paid for cars. Most of the world’s population would love to have just one.

Day 17: I’m thankful that I have more strength within me than I have ever realized.

Day 18: I’m thankful I am able to walk upright after running a 10k yesterday.

Day 19: I’m thankful for my friend and #Spa10k running partner Peter Albahsous. He keeps it real.

Day 20: Mom & dad’s rep from 26 yrs ago intersected w/ my professional life today reminding me of what great parents I have.

Day 21: I’m thankful for the amazing daycare at @archildrens. They take such great care of my #Champ.

Day 22: I’m thankful for those who work on Thanksgiving so I can buy a loaf of bread and fill my car with gas. #benicetothem

Day 23: I’m thankful for quality guy time tonight with my lifelong friend and brother Will. Wolverines!

Day 24: I’m thankful for my aunts, uncles, and cousins that make up the Reid family.

Day 25: God can make beauty frm ashes. Thnkfl 4 friends like Barbara Scorza whom I wouldn’t know if not 4 Hurricane Katrina.

Day 26: Thankful for delicious black bean soup a la @INESmcbryde #food

Day 27: I’m thankful 4 an extended time of playing in the floor tonight with #Champ and @INESmcbryde. He won’t be 3 forever.

Day 28: I’m thankful for people like Jim Flowers who give so much of themselves to those in need. #counseling

Day 29: I’m thankful for my awesome in-laws. They are the best. #forserious

Day 30: Thankful for all the little things that are so easily taken 4 granted (health, food, family, cars, house, job, etc).


The list keeps growing.

Tell me. For what are you thankful?

Are you interested in Financial Peace?


Here’s a HUGE head’s up! The next Financial Peace University (FPU) has been scheduled for January 20, 2013! Yeah. I know. That is so long away. Well…not really. The end of October is upon us. January will be here in no time.

Classes will be on Sundays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm for 9 weeks starting on January 20, 2013.

FPU is a 9 week course that can help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

I’ve attended/coordinated this class seven times since 2007 and seen first hand how learning this stuff can change lives! In the coming weeks, I plan on collecting testimonies from previous classmates.

Check out the preview below and visit the class page to see details about awesome lessons included. Continue reading Are you interested in Financial Peace?