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 aaburr@gmail.com.

And finally, this is what we do on Sundays with no family around...its nice sometimes, but we often get kind of bored...



5 comments:

Susan said...

I completely know how you feel about blogging every day. I think you should write every day though because I love reading about what's going on in your life and on the other side of the country. Did you talk to Karim yet? Primary must be fun, but isn't it hard with little E? It would be hard for me because Savy always wants to be walking around or doing something other than sitting. I wish she was more "chill" like other babies, but I guess I can't complain.

Ash said...

E is just going to have to go with Adam to Elder's quorum and Sunday school, which I don't think he minds too much. No, I haven't talked to Karim yet. I will call him today.

Heather said...

I'm excited to see you guys next week! We'll have to make a trip to the beach. That sounds fabulous.
Also, E is the darn cutest kid I've ever seen. I can't wait to smoosh his cheeks!

stephanie said...

I hope you don't really feel bad about bringing Dwayne to our house! He was a real hit with my kids, and we truly did not mind a bit. If I won't let my kids have a dog, they can at least play with yours occasionally. It was so great to have you guys, and I hope you will come again (and please bring the pooch--it was great entertainment to watch Sydney run for her life from him while carrying his food--too bad I missed it and had to hear about it second hand!) My kids are already asking when you can come again. So please do, any time!

linds jo said...

I am glad to see that my wife isn't the only crazy desperate housewife/blogger extrodinare. Congrats on the baptism; we all need to share the Gospel more often. I agree with Adam in that every missionary needs a good breast feeding story so good job. Did Adam drop out of dental school and join the Army? Sweet haircut. Anyway, good to here from you; we'll look you up next time we are in CA. Hope Dwane and Ely are good surfing buddies.

Kenny