Tuesday, July 29, 2008


It's official- we're Californians.  Today we experienced our first thrilling earthquake!  No injuries or catastrophic damage, just really excited kids.  I guess it was a good wake up call- we have no idea what earthquake protocol is.  Luckily, Jarom researched and we have designated the "earthquake hiding spots" in the house.  Yikes!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Shoes and Ridiculous Cuteness

Mia continues to amaze us with her darling personality!  She is the happiest, most loving baby!  She has learned that the camera means "ham it up" and Jason took these photos of her saying cheese! 

The other scary discovery is that she is quite the shoe lover.  We finally found that crocs will fit on her fat little feet, but the journey of trying on a million pairs of shoes was a total delight to Mia!  

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The So Cal Life!!

This picture is supposed to be at the end of the post.  I wish I knew how to get it there- read on...

Since Jason had to be in Orange County for business, we thought we would camp out in his hotel room and see what the L.A. scene had to offer.  The good news: it was a super fun adventure; the bad news: I forgot the camera.  I guess we'll all have to make due with my brief highlights.
Day 1: 
             Hollywood- to stand in Will Smith's footprints and purchase star map!
     Driving ALL OVER Beverly Hills in our rockin' mini van.
     Chili dogs at Pink's (not awesome) and cupcakes at Sprinkle's (awesome)
Day 2:
    Getty Museum; GO THERE!!!! 'nuff said.
    Venice Beach; DON'T GO THERE!!!! 'nuff said
    Fried chicken and waffles at Roscoe's (yes, all on the same plate- and yes, we were     the only white people in the restaurant.)  This was the kid's favorite part of the trip.

Poor Jase spent the trip with a shiner after a little mishap involving the makeshift bed we fixed up in the room.  Here is a picture of the damage.