Welcome to our exceedingly messy, beautiful life: "a big world is OUT THERE WAITING for us to live in every day. Outside, you will find, there is love all around you... It's a beautiful life & it's a beautiful world & it's a beautiful time... to be here!"

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

School Wars

Wildside (our church's Jr. High group) just had a 3 week "school wars".  (Although the spiritual emphasis wasn't readily apparent, the kids sure had a BLAST and invited friends who don't normally go to church because it was SO FUN!)

Miss M invited two friends over and they got all dressed up in the school spirit garb.

Spraying hair
More hair spraying
Decorating Tights
The Finished Products
PE clothes never looked so cute!
Ready for church!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

I can't wait until Fall.
Lucas said it best "They had me at the poster..."

Monday, March 23, 2009

Family Visit

It was a treat to have family in from TX and Lone Pine to visit!
We got to spend the whole day together... in down town San Juan Capistrano (on St. Joseph's day, and only 2 days before Swallow's Day) and then at the beach , then dinner at Grammie & Grampie's.

Apparently, Frank, Becky & Rachel will be moving to England for 3 years.  YIKES!  That is a BIG, yet exciting move.  I am a little jealous.  What a NEAT opportunity!  (Not a lot of call for job transfers in the appliance repair field :o/

Here are 2 photos from lunch at Ruby's in SJC.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bday x 2

Happy birthday Daddy!
1 year and 39 years both celebrated on the same day.
What a blessing and a gift.

Waiting for Dad to open his gifts.
Opening gifts.
Bijou loves presents.
Daddy loves presents.
Jade loves wrapping paper?
This is the first year Dad has EVER taken a day off for his birthday.  He takes it off work almost every year for Mom's birthday, but never for his own.  So that was special and unique in and of itself.  When the kids got home from school we all went out for ice cream (Grammie came too) and then Grammie took the kids to Small Groups while Mom & Dad went shopping for more gifts for Dad with his birthday money (thanks grammie & grampie!!) then cuddled up and watched a movie.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lando Winter Formal 09

The most photographed generation of all time has struck again!!!
(Thanks Alanna for the AWESOME pix!)

Just to compare, here is MY pic taken by ME with OUR camera:
(Lando, Em, J&T)
And here are the pix by Alanna and with her awesome camera (is it OK if I blame a lot of it on the camera more than the photographer???):

Lando & Em with J&T
Lando & Em: putting on the corsage.
The corsage & boutonniere.
Em; Affixing the boutonniere 
More cuteness, down by the depot.
Leaping for joy.

The whole group.