Sunday, January 24, 2010

4th Week in California

I am getting in the routine of making Sunday Dinner Again. I had 2 years off when we lived in Idaho. We always went to my parents for dinner. Here are the boys sitting down to Sunday dinner. My mom and Aunt Ina bought us new plates for a house warming gift before they left. I love my new square green plates!
After dinner we took a walk to see our "big wide world" Thanks to my dad for teaching Jay to appreciate the beautiful world we live in. Every morning when I walk J to school he says "Mom on the way home can we sit on the bench and look at the big wide world"
Jay's teeth are really coming in. And he still loves his bubble gum...check out that wad in his cheek.
Last night before baths the boys in the house all got buzz's. I love the line up 4 heads = 4 buzzes. It made getting ready for church this morning supper easy.
I have never had to do yard work in January, but this week between rain storms I did get out and do some weeding. Until next week....I love you all and miss you very much!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Muir Woods

What a great "Adventure!" It rained during the drive. But we didn't have rain at the Naional Monument just big drops of water coming of the redwoods. When we drove down the the beach the wind was blowing so hard and the waves were HUGE! It was amazing. I love California!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

the new table and chairs are here :)

walking to school

I have really enjoyed walking with J to school every morning. Today we saw some blue sky but by the time I got home the clouds filled back in. I'm glad I got a picture of it.

Here is our front porch.We walk on sidewalk.

Trail by the creek.Across the bridge.
And within 10minute we are at J's school.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A few pictures of the house

Front entry and Front room
Looking from the Front door down the hall to the kitchen/great room. The 1/2 bathroom is the door frame you see to the right.
1/2 bath on the main floor and then the 2 full baths are upstairs with the 4 bedrooms.
Boys Bathroom
Master Bathroom

This weekends adventure was to the mall. John and Jay (by the way he has another J in his class and he wants to be Jay now) went to see The chipmunks. James, Jakub and I met them at when it was over. We went on the carousel and played at the arcade. Then we went to dinner at Applebee's. It was a close to home adventure because John is on call for work this week. He hasn't ever gotten any calls but he has to be by within 20 minutes of his phone just in case. When we got home all the boys went in the tub. James and Jakub in our bathroom and Jay in the boys bathroom.

We are without a stovetop still the one delivered this week was a 36 in and we need 30 in. The new one will be here next week. The oven smells like burning plastic when I cook, so right now we are just using the micro wave and crock pot to cook. Hence the trip to Applebees was much needed. Dining furniture was ordered today and hopefully next week we can all sit together for a meal. The card table with only 4 chairs is not working to well for the 5 of us.

Monday, January 4, 2010

We are here!

We left Idaho on Dec 26th at was COLD! It was so good to have my mom and Aunt Ina with me. I felt so bad for my mom she was not feeling good the first day on the road, Ina had to stop before we even got out of Utah so mom could throw up. We made it to Reno and stayed there for the night. The boys loved playing in the pool at the hotel. On Sunday we ventured out into the wasn't much but everyone was buying chains for there cars so after hearing that chains were required to go over donner summit we stopped and picked some up. With 3 boys in the van mom, Ina and I worked to get the chains on. What an adventure! Before leaving Truckee we visited the donner museum then drove down by the lake to see where my mom and Ina lived when they were kids.

When we got down the mountain we were in warm weather almost instantly. We stopped to have lunch and everyone was walking around in coats. We ate lunch outside. It was 55 degrees and we were loving it.

It could never repay my mom and Ina for everything they did for us in just a few days. My house went from boxes everywhere to mostly organized before they left on New Years Eve.

It was so hard to say good bye! J was not a happy camper, but is learning to accept the fact that phone calls is all we have with Grandma right now. I feel blessed that the boys and I had the last 3 months to spend in my parents home. And we had the last 2 years living so close. My kids pretty much saw there grandparents everyday for 2 years. That is time we will always cherish. We miss all the family we left in Idaho and Utah! Thank to all of you for your love and support!

On New Years Day we took a drive to explore our surroundings. We drove up and around the farm land. I am so happy to be around the livestock and fields. It feels like home, just a few hundred miles away. I am still trying to get use to the palm trees.
The boys loved playing at the park. You would not believe the beautiful area we live in. Our yard is SO SMALL. (It took me longer to start the lawn mower than it took to make the 3 passes to cut the grass. And it felt really weird to be out there on Dec 31st starting the lawn mower.) Anyway we have several parks within walking distance from our house. We have been to several now in our first week here and they are all different. I have never played at the park on New Years Day. It way 60 degrees and wonderful!

On Saturday we got our new couches. I have waited almost 11 years for new furniture. I can't wait to get my new dining set ordered. All we have right now to eat on is a card table and chairs. There are 5 of us and 4 chairs. We better get going on that!

On Sunday I made our first Sunday Dinner in our new house. It was so great to walk into the house after church and smell the Meatloaf. YUMMY!