Friday, October 31, 2008

Dear Mr. Obama

This video's been going around and I think it's worthy to post. It's only a couple minutes. Don't forget to cast your votes. Rian and I mailed in ours this week because...... the 2 of us will be gone here next week. Yeahhhhhhh! Our getaway trip has arrived.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Oak Glen

Rian's parents took us to Oak Glen on Saturday. They go almost every year, but it was a first for us. We had an incredible brunch, saw lots of apples, watched an old man yodel, fed some goats, and enjoyed walking around town. It was a good day.

Kathy wanted a picture under the "Granny's Attic" sign. I think the real grannies are exiting the store behind her. Are they all holding onto a rope?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Prager's America

Meghan and I started listening to Dennis Prager regularly when we're in our cars in the mornings about four or five months ago. He's such a wise man that has thought provoking conversations about life, happiness, politics and anything else in America. He always presents both sides of an argument as fairly as he can...when he doesn't understand the opposing opinion, he interviews someone on his show to find out. He's open to hearing other positions, but doesn't falter on his morals and world view.

With the election, he's been especially interesting to hear talk about the differences between the conservative "right" and the liberal "left." What he's impressed upon me is the fact that there really are two very different Americas. Not only that, but both sides think that they have the best interest for the country and that the other side is completely wrong. This article outlines fairly the positions of both sides...He confirms a lot of what we believe and why we side with the right: Two Irreconcilable Americas.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


We are SO excited to have a daughter on the way and for Wallace to be gaining a little sister! Yesterday was our 20 week ultrasound and man, those are so much fun. The anticipation as the nurse goes through, measuring every little thing and pointing out each part. So amazing. And then FINALLY says, "So do you want to know?". Of course! And to hear that we have a little girl coming. Wow. We are thrilled.

Here is Wallace's 20 week ultrasound next to the new baby. They already look so different!

PS. We don't have any name picked out yet, so feel free to suggest! TIP: don't tell us names you hate... you might be a little embarrassed when we end up choosing it!

Pumpkin Patch

We went to pick out pumpkins with the Zeulner's Monday night. Here are pics from the night:

*Notes on the above photo. 1: I don't always sit like a man. 2: Rian's pupils aren't really that big. iPhoto went to town when I did the red eye treatment.

Monday, October 13, 2008

latest happenings...

we've been keeping a close eye, of course, on rian's team. tonight he had the opportunity to go see them play, but to save money, opted to stay home. i had wallace greet him, ready to watch the game on tv, when rian walked in from work.

we had the hartmans and zeulners over for dinner sunday night. andrew hartman and ryan zeulner were some of rian's best friends and roommates at biola. as it turns out, ryan married jenn, who i've known since jr. high and andrew married kelly, a friend from college who i now get together with often for play days.

wallace, taylor (under wallace) and emma.

here is taylor and wallace back in august. here they are, 14 months later.
here's wallace watching a surf film the other day. he was all over, practicing his moves.

My good friend, Lara, had a baby shower a couple weeks ago. She is due in January with twin boys. With our next one due in March, they'll only be a couple months apart! The shower was so beautiful. Check out the peas in the arrangements. I love it.

Me, Lara & Juliana

My mom and I.