Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I have felt compelled lately to watch what is going on in the world and to rely on Jesus as a strong tower through difficult seasons. 
Here is a link to a post that brother-in-law Will wrote back on February 18 of this year. I just thought it might be a comfort to know that God knows the future and provides a place of safety and rest for His children.
God is good. He is good all the time.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Here are a few more pictures of our fun day today.

So today was Anders and Chris' first day of "my little sportster" class. I went along to take some pictures and of course hollered a little from the side lines. They are learning how to kick a soccer ball and hit a t-ball. I'm sure there will be some other skills to learn as well. The class was pretty chaotic and the poor girl who was running it had a pretty quiet voice and didn't seem to feel comfortable telling people what to do.  Hopefully next week will be a little more organized. 

After class we went to grab some breakfast and then headed over to the Paramount ranch. The Paramount ranch is basically a set built to look like an old fashioned looking town and it was used in a ton of old western movies. 
There used to be a train track and a train on location but was moved quite a while back. There is still a very realistic train station and platform. The whole time Anders kept talking about a train and he thought we were going to get on a train! Since it was close to 100 degrees outside we sat down at some picnic tables under a nice covered area. We told Anders that the train wasn't here anymore and that we weren't going to see a train today.  He climbed up on the picnic tables and walked back and forth all the while having a conversation with himself. It went something like this. "old train...new train...on?? noooo! hmmmm, train old? Yeah. no train. New?? hmmmm...."
We were trying not to laugh but it was sweet and funny to hear him try and work out the dilemma of not being able to see a train today.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

So, Chris and I were chatting last night and I was telling him something about the day regarding Anders and a bottle. He gets this smug smile on his face so of course I stop and ask him what is so funny! He then points out that he has never heard me use the correct past tense form of "drink". It turns out that whenever I refer to something that has been drunk I say......"drank'n" like "after he had drank'n it all up he didn't want any more"......I'm blushing just writing this!
Now, I grew up reading a lot, going to private school, having parents that were educated and who loved to read and are both articulate writers and yet here it is, "drank'n".
So, if any of you who see me catch me using this term, please stop me and correct this horrible mangling of the English language!

Well, all a ya'll folks out thars, i'd betta go and git me somma that there moonshine yonder and drinks it all up! A'n after I've drank'n it all up Im's gonna go and skin me some possum!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hear is a little silent movie for those family members that live far away. Jumping on the bed is a new thing and although we think it's kind of funny I think it's going to do the crib in one of these days! The crib is already a bit wobbly.
Our camera doesn't record sound unfortunately. I was asking him if he wanted to go to the park and of course he wanted to and mentioned that he wanted tennis at the park. 
Here are a few little quirks about our new place in Calabasas

- A downstairs corner apartment next to the parking lot. We get lots of talking late at night about 9 feet from  our heads. One of the conversations went something like this (at 2 in the morning). "hey man, that was fun let's do that again sometime! @$#@ yeah, N!$@#r! Oh man! I'd better get home or my wife's gonna kill me! Maybe I can sneak in and say I fell asleep on the couch! @#$%!"
Charming to say the least.

- Lots of bees on the pathway leading up to our door. Anders say's "scuse me!" I taught him to give the bees space so that they can make honey. =)

- A thief(s) in the neighborhood. Anders tricycle was stolen from in front of our door during dinner last week. Yesterday I came out and noticed that the car next to mine had had it's window broken into. I guess they couldn't see anything valuable in my car under all of the stuff!

Yesterday Anders came up to me and shrugs his shoulders, throws up his hands and says dobedoo? ohhhh, doobedoo, sad... New??
Doobedoo means tricycle, bicycle or motorcycle in our house.

Other than these little bumps we are really, really loving our place. It's convienent to friends out here, it's pretty and rural feeling. The parks are incredible. We have a washer and dryer. The list could go on!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Since we now live 15 minutes from a good beach I decided to take Anders down last week. I realized that he really had never been to the beach to play in the water! He had more fun than I expected and he still talks about it.
It was my first time taking a child to the beach by myself so I learned a few things like, don't forget the cooler in the car, bring a chair, bring some kind of talc powder to prevent sand/diaper chaffing, bring fresh water for rinsing afterwards and lastly, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the best beach food!

Kristy Caver and I took our boys to Disneyland two weeks ago so here are a few of those pictures. The highlight for Anders was the Winnie the Pooh ride and getting to meet Winnie the Pooh IN PERSON. I'll include the picture of Anders looking up at me in line with the look on his face that say's "what? I get to actually walk up to Pooh and hug him????" It was pretty fun. =0)
Here are a few random pictures of our new place. It has taken WAY too long for us to finally find the cord that makes this possible so I have a lot of photos  to go along with all that we've been up too lately.

We recently had our friends Mike and Denise over with their one year old son Gus. Anders loves him and they get along fairly well. Gus is big for one so he can hold his own if Anders plays like a two year old.

Below is a picture of the park that is just down the street from our apartment. It is a lovely walk and the view is so pretty.

These pictures don't really do our space justice so hopefully I can take a some better ones later and post them. 
We really love it here and are so happy that we moved. 

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I had to post this hilarious satirical article that Chris read to me this morning. If you are a baby boomer you will find it either really hilarious or slightly offensive. Although I think that any of the baby boomers that read this blog will find it funny. 

(disclaimer - All of the baby boomers that I personally know do not fit with the "hippy" stereotype. This article is completely for fun....)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I googled "what did Sarah Palin accomplish in office?" because I want to see if what she accomplished is as impressive as everyone is saying (or not so impressive as some are saying). Here is one link that I found, and here is another link.  
From what I've read she does have the experience and grit needed to turn Washington on it's head. I'd be happy to see that kind of change in the White house even if she's only the vice president. Actually I think that McCain and Palin are both the types to buck the status quo and change things up. I just want to see it happen!