Sunday, November 22, 2009


Last week we caught a straight flight to St. Louis to visit our dear friends, the Jobes. I hate flying out of LAX, but I love getting a straight flight, so it is worth it sometimes. Marie has been my wise mentor for over 10 years and her husband, Brian has served as a great mentor to my husband as well. We were so excited to see them and to get to experience St. Louis in Fall. We were beyond happy to be able to pull out our coats and scarves for the trip.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Kid for a Day

I wish I could post all the funny details about our trip to Disneyland today to celebrate Patrick's birthday, but I am still doing laundry and packing for a tip to St. Louis tomorrow. In short, I drug my husband to Disneyland for his birthday. I use the word "drug" because he doesn't like theme parks. I won't dive into my theory on that, but needless to say, we had never been to a theme park before. After many failed attempts of getting him to go, he finally gave me something to work with. He agreed to go to Disneyland on one of our birthdays, since you can go for free. Since my birthday is in the only cold month in California (February), we had to go on his. Before you go thinking I'm the worst wife ever because I made my husband spend his birthday doing something he doesn't like, I have to defend myself and say that we did have a birthday celebration with friends the night before...and I didn't MAKE him....I only encouraged him to try it. I must add, I caught him laughing a few times and even heard a "Woooo" on one of the rides. We may have made a huge leap forward here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sneak Peek

Last weekend we had a friend, Matt Morgan, do a photoshoot for us in hopes of getting a good picture for our Christmas cards this year. I was planning on not revealing any of the pics until after we mailed the Christmas cards, but I just can't make myself wait. We had so much fun and Matt did an awesome job on the photos! Here's a sneak peek.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted. I have been battling an awful cold and cough that seems to linger. But, I am back to life now, so I thought I might give a quick overview of what you've missed this weekend.

Patrick and I had a date night Friday night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. We enjoyed the L.A. Philharmonic's rendition of classical Dvorak. It was absolutely beautiful.

Halloween was full of football, food and celebrations....with the exception of the Georgia game. We watched the Dawgs get handled by the a house full of Gator fans. The game ended just in time for us to put on our costumes and head to church for Trunk or Treat. We went as tennis players....a last minute "what can we use from our closet" decision. I must say, the SHIFT ministries booth was my favorite. We projected the Tennessee/South Carolina, USC/Oregon and Phillies/Yankees on a huge RV, while we tailgated and handed out candy. It was quite possibly the most enjoyable way to do Trunk or Treat. We ended Halloween evening dancing the night away at a Halloween Party....and getting one extra hour of sleep.

Tennis Players...last minute

The SHIFT Ministries set-up at Trunk or Treat

Some beautiful college french men....aka Athalie and Kelly