Polar Plunge

Posted by AJ Huffman |

I spent this past Weekend at Weevil Pond on the UAM campus. First off to support my friends Jason and Karen Caldwell who did a 24 hour Super Plunge for Special Olympics. They set a goal and met that goal to Plunge in the cold pond every hour for 24 hours. I then joined them on the last plunge "in costume". Let me tell you that the sun was shinning, and it was perfect weather, but that water was still cold. I don't see how Jason and Karen did for 24 times, I could barely stand one time. But it was all for a great cause, Special Olympics is near and dear to my heart. Around $10,000 was raised for Special Olympics of Arkansas Area 12. Check out the video below, Jason, Karen, and I were the first ones to plunge.

Polar Bear Plunge with Everyone from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


Christmas through the eyes of a child

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I love Christmas, always have. But I love it even more today now that I can see Christmas through the eyes of my Little Buddy. He was so excited when he sent his email to Santa with his wish list of toys. But he was even more excited when I told him that Santa sent him an email video back. Watch the video below as Little Buddy watches that video for the first time. (Just click on the picture to start)

Email Video From Santa from AJ Huffman on Vimeo.


Weekend with the Little Buddy

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A few weeks ago I got the chance to pick my son up from School. I live in Monticello and he lives in Benton with his mom so when I got the chance to pick him up I jumped on it. I took the day off work and got a few things done around the house and then headed to Little Rock. I visited the local Comic Book shops and book stores. Had an awesome pizza at Old Chicago in North Little Rock. Then it was off to Benton to pick up the Little Buddy.

He was so excited to see me which made me very happy. I miss him when he's not around. I told him that we were going to be spending the night in Little Rock and we was pumped. He loves to stay in hotels for some odd reason, and he was in hog heaven, lol. We then headed to the Purple Cow for supper, where I had the Elvis Special and we shared a Purple Milkshake. We also got to visit with our friend Courtney Price who works there as a manager.

Next we headed to North Little Rock to the $1 theater to watch Toy Story 3. Drew had already seen it but wanted to see it again. It was my first time, and I really enjoyed it. We ended our night at the Halloween Store next door. After an hour or so we finally decided on a costume for Drew, Batman from Batman Brave and the Bold cartoon.

We woke up the next morning and headed to Cracker Barrel for what else Biscuits and Gravy. Then we headed to the Zoo for the rest of the morning into the afternoon. We had a blast looking at all the different animals, riding the train, and just enjoying our time together.

Of course I had to take his picture by the Wild Hog
A picture of two monkeys at the zoo..lol
Our favorite thing to do at Cracker Barrel besides eat
Buzz Lightyear to the rescue
We love some Purple Cow


Alright then...rest!

Posted by AJ Huffman |

I love the way the Lord speaks to me. I hear something or read something somewhere and it gets me to thinking about Him and how Awesome He is. It just starts a chain of events in my mind. Just like this morning, when I was checking my Twitter feed. A Tweet from christian speaker Tony Nolan got my attention. "Did Jesus feed 5k? Did He open blind eyes? Did He raise the dead? Did He makes demons flee? Alright then..rest." The obvious answer to all those questions is YES! So since Jesus did all those things, they why do I worry so much? Got me thinking about a couple of passages in the Bible.

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."~ Matthew 10:29-31

"Come unto me, all that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" ~Matthew 11:28-30

God is good, and He loves us more than we can ever imagine. He wants to take care of us. It got me to thinking about one of my new favorite songs by Coffey Anderson, called "All Ye". It kind of sums up what I'm trying to say, so take a look and listen.


Missing Dad

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This morning when as I was driving in to work (it's a short drive), I noticed the colors in the sky. Brilliant shades of Orange, Pink, Reds, with a hint of blue. I just had to say thank you to my God. Only he could make colors like that. As an artist, I've tried many times to mix paints to match those colors. But only God can make something like that. As I stood outside looking up to the sky, I got to thinking about my Dad. Thinking about how much I miss him. I still have times when I have a question, and I pick up the phone to call him, only to realize he won't be answering. I just hope that I can live up to the example he gave me. I can only hope I can be the father to my son that my Dad was to me.

This song by Joey + Rory called "My Old Man" just brought me to tears this morning. Thought I would share it with ya'll. I miss you Dad, but I know I'll see you again one day.


First Day of School, Don't Blink

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I just can't believe (or maybe I don't want to believe) that my Little Buddy is growing up. He started Kindergarten a few weeks ago. He's getting so big, and I'm so proud of the person he's growing up to be. I know that he has a lot more growing up to do, and that it will fly by. So I'll try to cherish each and every moment that passes by. Everytime I turn on KLove and hear Revive's new song "Blink" I start thinking about my Little Man.