Sunday, December 28, 2008

More pictures

Busy Week

We have busy this year. It has been wonderful having people over to our house and having room to do so many things. Last Sunday we had a lot of family over and really had a good time.

I cooked carne asada and chicken asada. It was fun and everyone seemed to have a great time.

Karina , John and Kelsi missed it as they got stuck in Seattle for a couple of days. See her post for more info.

They arrived Monday night and we had a great visit with them. They left on Saturday and are back to their home now.

The day before Christmas I got a sore tooth. So Christmas day before going to Rachael's I visited the doctor for some penicillin and some vicodin for the pain. The right side of my face was swollen but it is much better now. It was nice to have everyone there that could be.

Friday we went to the Newport Beach Temple where Shayla went through the Temple for the first time. Yesterday we Saw Marley and Me and looks like we will be putting off the dog thing for a while longer.

Today we have invited Lisa, my Mom and Rachel to come to dinner as Brad and Jenna are ill. Cara and Family is also coming so I hope to have more pictures to come.

We missed the Family in Philadelphia greatly and hope to spend time with them soon. All and all it hasn't been a bad way to close out the year.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


This is the time of year that everyone seems to do baking. Shayla and Linder decided that is was very dry in the Los Angeles basin. (This was before our latest rain storm) They had been complaining of how dry their faces were getting. They decided to give themselves facials.
I had to run some errands and when I came home this is what I found.

I think it will be hard to to eat oatmeal cookies again! When I took pictures and said I would post them they didn't complain so I decided that since my daughters who told me I needed to blog, don't do much of late, I hope this will entice them to send us more blogs so that Linder and Shayla won't have so much free time to do these little episodes.

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Coal for Christmas

I just couldn't pass up sharing this. I really laughed loudly(no Girls I didn't honk) I still get the giggles when I read this.

Today was cold. It only got up to 68. Its beginning to feel like Christmas.

OK here is the reason I giggled. You might have to enlarge it to get the full effect.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Counting on Christmas

The tree is up. The light outside are up. The music is on. It is pretty exciting getting ready for Christmas in our new home.
Yesterday I had to change a ceiling light fixture. Not much of a problem except for trying to do it in dim light as the power was off. This shouldn't have been a problem except I started it at 12:30PM and didn't finish it until 6PM. It really didn't take to long, we just did other things in between. I spent over an hour deciding on new stockings. This again wasn't a problem it just reminded me that this house has no fireplace. It not a shock to find that out. I realized that after we put our offer in. I kinda liked the old stockings even now that there is no orange tree in our yard for Santa to pick from and put in the bottom of the stocking to stretch them out.
Yes I know that Santa can still put an orange in the stocking but what if he doesn't have room on the sled? I mean with all the gifts it was just convenient for him to take from the tree in the back yard. I know he can do a lot but I think it is just asking to much to Pick one there and bring them here. I don't even know his route and if this will just make him late.
Anyhow. The light got installed and all is well for now. I did learn never to go to Michael's to buy anything unless you know exactly what it is or you'll end up spending hours looking at everything and it all begins to look the same.