Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The beach and other weekend activities
Don't you love it when you have multiple things racing in your head to post about? Its like everything in my life happens, and I evaluate it based on its worthiness to post on my blog. Is that cool or sad? I actually have enough things that I want to write about that I could post everyday this week. Let's be honest though; I'm just not an everyday poster. Its just not going to happen. But these pictures from the beach are pretty cute
so I want to get those up first. We went down to Thousand Oaks on Saturday to see my aunt Stephanie and her family. It was a lot of fun. They just moved into a new house down there and it was actually quite a beautiful hour and a half drive. Each time we go somewhere on the coast and tell our various family members to stop by our house, we realize that they would really have no reason to come our way...don't get me wrong, I love it here in the Inland Empire, but there is not much to attract people coming from the beach towns. That's why we go to them. So I may not be able to repay the hospitality that our gracious aunts and uncles will no doubt show us in the years that we are here. Oh well. I felt really bad because we brought Duane thinking that he could go play on the beach with us because dogs seem to be acceptable just about anywhere in this state, which is cool, but not at the beach we visited. So Bret and Steph were nice enough to let him play in their backyard-and I might add they have about the only decently sized kid/dog acceptable backyard in the state of California. I felt pretty stupid because they are not really dog people and are both pretty meticulous. I didn't want to annoy them with my pooch, but they were so nice and I think he had a good time perusing the hillside they live on for mice and what not. Their little girl Caroline (the one I'm holding in this pic) is the cutest little thing I have ever seen. She would have walked right into the depths of the ocean smiling and laughing the whole time if I would have let her. After the beach we got some dinner and went back and got in their hot tub. Caroline kept dunking herself as if it was the funniest thing to see, which it actually was. I hope my kid is cool and tough like that someday.
We had to come back for Adam to speak in church on Sunday, which was excellent. Otherwise, we would have taken further advantage of the Paulson's sweet house and stayed the night. He recently got called to assist the ward mission leader which means that I need to be a whole lot better of a fellow-shipper. What??!! Go out of my comfort zone? AhHHH!!!!!!!!! Anyway, I have a really neat story about this that I will tell later but I think this is going to be really good for me. Adam is naturally good at that sort of thing, well, all things, really. He seems to be quite excited to assist in the missionary work in our ward and although it scares me-why? I don't know- I am excited to be a part of it. I got called to teach the six year old class, whom I absolutely adore. I really like primary. They are so funny; I have to do sharing time on Sunday. Any ideas for a sharing time on the Holy Ghost? Let me know if you do. Leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And finally, this is what we do on Sundays with no family around...its nice sometimes, but we often get kind of bored...