Friday, October 17, 2008

My Husband Rocks Friday!

My husband is a great date planner. He is always up for a new adventure and great at coming up with ideas for outtings. This was true while we were courting, and still holds true in planning family fun.

For one of our first official dates, Big Red began by showing up with Jamba Juice. This alone would have made my day!

The two of us piled into the car and headed out. He was determined to keep the plans a secret. We jumped on the freeway, drove for miles, and eventually parked on some random street. After we got out the car, we rounded the corner and there was a theatre. He was taking me to see Into the Woods, in which I played the Baker's Wife in high school, so it's one of my favorites! It was in a small, cozy theatre and was beautifully done!

After, we headed out to Lucille's BBQ, which is one of my favorite restaurants.

It was the first of many perfect dates. He's taken me to a David Crowder Band (my favorite band) and Third Day concert, all the way out to Santa Cruz to see Jekyll and Hyde, to Palmdale to see Scarlet Pimpernel while I was pregnant, hiking, museums, the LA Arboretum, to see Wicked in LA for our anniversary, etc.

All ready for our night out to see Scarlet Pimpernel

David Crowder Band & Third Day concert

The waterfall at the end of Chantry Flats - one of many hikes

Comparing their height at La Brea Tar Pits

Posing at the LA Arboretum

Family outting to have green eggs and ham at Denny's in honor of Horton

He still likes to plan things. He'll call my mom or a close friend to watch Karrots and then we'll go out and have some quality time together, usually eating and walking around some shopping center holding hands. With both of our love languages being quality time and physical touch, it's perfect! Especially lately with him working overtime. He's made a special effort to go out at least once a week, just the two of us.

Honey, thanks for making me feel so special by making the dates stress free since I'm not planning! I love spending quality time with you and that it's a priority for you. You make any activity fun and where I want to be. I love you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Does this Qualify Her as a Toddler?

This was from last week. Now she just takes off as soon as she hits the floor!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Housing Update

We're officially moved and unpacked, except a number of boxes. We also picked up an old, solid oak dining table and hutch, which Big Red is fixing up prior to moving them into the house.

As a clarification, we are renting this place from my dad. It's where I grew up until I hit 2nd grade. My dad originally told us he'd rent it to us for $1,600/mo., which is less that he'd rent to others, but wouldn't at all help us save up to buy our own place. So, when he had lowered it to $1,000/mo. we took it! Moving into a big place with such cheap rent has been great since we can now buy all the things we'll need, i.e. washer, dryer, dining table, curtains, towels and sheets for guests, etc., without having to worry about a huge mortgage. Thank you Daddy!

I was hoping to get new pictures taken since we have all our stuff in here and the carpets in, but in going through each room, none of them are finished. For example, we're waiting for Karrots' crib to come in, there are pictures to be hung, the dining table isn't finished, curtains aren't hung, etc. Maybe we can focus on one room at a time and I'll fill you in as we go.