Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I have often times complained to Nate about not ever having experienced an earthquake. Growing up in Oregon it was always such a "California" thing and in some ways sounded kind-of exciting. No longer do I have such outlandish feelings about something so SCARY!! I experienced my first one today, 5.4 on the rector scale and I never want to feel one again.

I had just laid June down for her nap and was about to take one of my own. I had some laundry on the bed that I slightly scooted over so I could have some room to lay down (now you know my house keeping dirty secrets) and a blanket fell on the floor. At the exact same moment the blanket fell on the floor I felt a slight jerk. It took me a long time to register that the jerk wasn’t because of the falling blanket but because of an earth quake. I instantly picked up the phone and called Nate (before all the circuits went down) to see if he had felt it and he said his building was still shaking at the time I called. Luckily he was there to calm me down and help me through a very traumatizing experience.

The earthquake left a little memento above our laundry room door... (it's hard too see, I know)

Monday, July 28, 2008

house, before and after

I know a few of you have been interested in seeing what our new house looks like. We've been hesitant to send pictures until now because we wanted to show the finished product. But, here are a few pictures of some of the projects we've managed to tackle.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

first post with pictures, Woo hoo!!

Curly is really into getting herself dressed these days and I'm loving it. It allows her to express her creativity and it also makes her feel like a big girl, not to mention she can easily spend a good 30 minutes occupying herself doing it. The only problem I am running into is how do I take her places I need to go looking like this...... :)

Ok, so here it is!!!

Well, this is my first attempt at our blog. I resisted the idea for a long time, but finally gave in realizing how beneficial a blog is to those who don’t live around us. I think my family was getting frustrated at my inability to send pictures on a regular basis. I can't blame them, who wouldn’t want to see pictures of the cutest Bug on the planet :)