Monday, July 28, 2008

These pictures are from this weekend.  Actually the pictures with Chris and Anders were taken Sunday and the swimming pool pic was taken today.
These  are mainly for Grandma J. because she is the one who gave him the sweet little sailboat outfit. He looked like quite the little old fashioned boy in it. =0)

Sunday was a rare family day for us. We decided to skip church and get a replacement for Chris' church sound job since Chris had been down in Malibu all of Saturday for another sound job.
We spent the day resting and going out to lunch at the local Corner Bakery. In the later afternoon we drove out to my parents house to spend some time with them. It was one of the nicest days we have had in a long time!
We'll look forward to more days like this after we move. 

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Today my friend Kelly and I took Anders and Aubrey to the Fullerton Arboretum. The kids had a great time and we basically just followed them around as they explored. We met another mom with a little boy named Max. They all had fun sitting on the bleachers playing "drum". 

The picture of Anders touching the pumpkin was me trying to get him to not get too rough with the plants and to only touch with one finger! Otherwise leaves and flowers would be pulled apart.

The canopy of vines was a  favorite and the kids enjoyed running back and forth through it.  

Afterwards we went to the Corner Bakery for lunch and then Anders and I continued on to Pinkberry for some frozen yogurt and blueberries. Yum!
Yesterday  I redeemed a spa finder gift card that Chris had given me as a Christmas gift to get my hair cut. I've had hair to my shoulders for some time now and it was really starting to bug me.  I rarely styled my hair and mostly just put it into a wet bun for the whole day and then would sleep with it back in a ponytail because of the heat. Completely un-hairstylist like.
When Chris came home last night I mentioned that I felt more like myself again with the short hair, and didn't he think I  looked more like the old GG again? He paused and said, "yes.... but with more cares." *sigh*.  I guess that as a mom there is a certain weariness that lingers into each evening.
How carefree life was as a single, girl with all the time in the world. But then again how sad to have no sweet husband to rub my feet and laugh with or no precious little red-headed boy to pick up and give love'ns to. I'll take the extra cares thank-you very much!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I feel a bit guilty for waiting so long to blog but it couldn't really be helped. Around Anders birthday Chris spilled some tea on to our already older laptop and it was instantly ruined. I was just glad that it wasn't me!! So now I am sitting in front of a nice new (to us) IMac that Chris won on E-bay for 340 bucks. It is MUCH better than the old lap top.
Since my last post we had a great fourth of July visiting with Mike and Denise Radka and their little one Gus. It was his first birthday on the Fourth so we attended the party and then spent the rest of the day at their house in Simi Valley.  I took a lot of pictures but they aren't uploaded yet.
I had a weekend in Palm Springs with some girlfriends which was completely delightful. It's a once a year treat that I missed last year because I didn't want to leave Anders yet. But this year I felt JUST FINE about it. =)
As I am writing this I am very aware of a large accumulation of boxes behind me. I'm also aware of all of the things around me that are not in boxes..... The reason for the boxes? On August 8 we will be moving about an hour away to Calabasas. We just found out last week that an apartment that we have been wanting came available and so we decided to take it.  The list of pros and cons was long and detailed but the pros won out. We will miss our current residence greatly and I will be very homesick for the ease of having friends and family so close.  I love our big windows that look out on lots of trees and the breeze that we get. I'll miss the friends that live right here in our complex, I'll miss the new Pinkberry Yogurt shop that we have grown to love.... so many things to miss.
 Chris won't miss the hour and fifteen minute drive to and from work, and we both won't miss the hour each way drive to church on Sunday's.
So, the next few weeks are to be filled with packing, donating, selling and throwing away our worldly goods. 
I'll post again soon, hopefully with pictures.