Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
It was a mild mess day
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
So what's next? Only the Lord knows for now. Our current plans are to stay where we're at. Alex would like to devote the time he's been giving to classes to get more involved at church and gain more experience. He's in no rush to take over the great pastoral responsibilites of a whole church. But if you know of a church in need of a pastor, I know of a really great candidate.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Elias had to dress up as an Indian or a pilgrim for his Thanksgiving feast party. I took a large white t-shirt and stained it with tea. The head band is old pantyhose with two feathers tied in the back. The tomahawk is card board with tinfoil for the blade. Not very fancy, but very impressive to a 6 year old. Emma was very excited to get in on the action and join the party.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Feeling much better!!! I got 12 loads of laundry done between yesterday and today. It had been 3 weeks. All of it is put away except my clothes. I still need to reorganize the maternity clothes, "big" clothes" and the ones I won't need for another 6 months or so, but that will be a job for another day.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
1. It must be election season. I heard the kids talking in the back of the car about Rock Bomma and John McBain. They had nice things to say about both them. "If you need help call Rock Bomm or John McBain". I think we had the TV on too much when he we pulled it out of the closet for the olympics.
2. Emma: "I need to go to school with Elias so I can help him."
3. Emma: "Can I have a lollipop, just in case."
Mom: Just in case of what?
Emma: Oh, I mean just because.
4. Emma doesn't really understand the difference between a video and a TV show. Case in point.
Emma: I'm going to turn off this TV show so I can save it for when Elias comes home from school. He really likes this one.
5. Brook: Mommy
This does not refer to her loving nurturing parent. It means "I want" and she uses it with myself, Alex and Emma. With Elias it's lala.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Pro's and Con's
of living in California
Con: Running the AC on September 16
Pro: Being able to go swimming after Elias comes home from school. (By the way, I expected Elias to come home completely worn out from a busy day at school. But despite all the wiggling his teacher is complaining about, Elias still comes home very hyper and needing to release alot of energy.
I don't know if this is a pro or con, it's just a part of life living in California. I have heard several comments from teacher and mom during recess that the balls keep flying over the fence into the Earl lot. It finally dawned on me what they meant when I saw a sign in the school parking lot. "Cast and Crew may not park in this parking lot". Apparantly the church/school that Elias is attending is next door to where they film "My Name is Earl." I have never seen this show before but if you see it this year and there are some kids yelling in the back ground listen for Elias.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
My husband has been talking alot about funnel cakes lately. I'm not sure where this has come from. In our 7 years of marriage we have never purchased a funnel cake. We have often walked by a funnel cake stand and come close to buying one, but then sticker shock sets in and we keep on walking.
The other day Alex tells me he's found a recipe for funnel cake on the internet and he's going to try it. I then start asking some questions and find out he's only had a funnel cake once in his whole life. I don't know if you can tell but he's using an old ketchup bottle to dispense the batter. It turned out pretty well, but I'm still finding powder sugar in little crevices.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
There is an In-N-Out Burger right by the LA airport. The planes literally land right across the street.
If you're an awesome photographer like my sis-n-law you can get some really cool pictures. Click here to see.
And just for the record this is only 9 out of the 21 grandkids on Alex's side. It's quite a loud occasion when we get all together.
Just a few other pics of having fun with the cousins.
She looks surprised but it was quickly followed by a giant grin. The girl is a fish and loves the water.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Don't ask me, I just took the picture,
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This is Elias and Emma mimicing their silly Grandma and Grandpa with Elise.