Saturday, February 28, 2009

and here's the new home

front view
front room

Different shot of front room


Spencer put in 24 fruit trees, 4 grapevines, and 3 berry bushes.

our favorite part of the home.

Sorry about the delay in getting these pictures up. You know how it is when you move; you lose things. Well, we lost our camera cord (the cord that hooks into the computer--I don't know what that's called).
We have really enjoyed our home. The house is in a neighborhood a few miles out of town on a golf course. We feel like we are in a totally different world. We hear frogs croaking, birds chirping, and have beautiful trees surrounding our home. The other day a bald eagle was soaring above us. It's amazing out here.
We have great neighbors, too. Have you ever seen "Home Improvement", the tv show? On the show, they have a neighbor that pokes his head over the fence and they chat all the time, remember?
We have that too!
Our other neighbors on the other side of the fence told us we were welcome to pick from their lemon tree anytime. Sweet! (I mean, sour!...Ok that was really lame)
You should come see us!

Monday, February 2, 2009

two new additions to our family

This is Jedi. Spencer named her. I think she needs more of a feminine name. Oh well. Too late for that.

This is Toby. A classic dog-name.... I named him. Doesn't he look like a Toby?
We've had these Dachshunds for a little over a month (they were Christmas presents) and we have been happy with both dogs. The kids love the dogs. Spencer tolerates them. I wanted a inexpensive and reliable alarm system.
They are really rude to guests (yap, yap, yap) so you may not like them much, but once they get to know you, they'll be friendlier.


McKay and I have been having conversations about the beginning sounds and letters in words.

(McKay starts with an M, Daddy starts with D, etc.)

In church, (yes in church...and completely out of nowhere) I heard McKay say this to Spencer:

"Dad, Spiderman begins with Spider".