Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ouch!

Sticks and Stones may break your bones (they will heal) ... but Words Echo Forever

Friday, July 28, 2006

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

...

When I win my Oscar, you can say you knew me back in the day. I won't forget the little people. You can count on it.

Monday, July 24, 2006

You, Me, Jack & Frank

wes' a goin' on a date!

On my way home I took a planned detour over to the Askews place to have a mini girls night. We had dinner, hung out and talked, made brownies and of course watched Billy. We acted out the whole movie. Sadly three of the four of us (moe, charlie, morgan and c) fell asleep. Boy, are we not in college anymore. Oh well it was a great time.
Here are a couple photos I took during the dinner portion of the evening.

Charlie and Morgan the chefs! You should have seen these two before the pizza. =)

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Long Time

7 years is a very long time. I haven't seen them since inbetween my Freshman and Sophomore years at Biola, which would be B.P.(before Paul).

My youth pastor and his wife moved back to SD from Arizona last May but I hadn't had the opportunity to visit with them until this weekend. They are expecting their first little one in just a few months, it is so exciting. So on Sunday morning I headed over to their house to drop off a few things for them and had the chance to talk for a bit. It was a little strange since I am a different person than I was in H.S. and I really want them to know the real me. The big difference is I smile and laugh a lot more. I have fun, and am comfortable with who I am.

Since Paul and I have been married almost 5 years and since they were unable to make it to the wedding I really want Paul to meet them since they have had such a positive impact on my life.

This photo is a bit old, but they pretty much the same
Marc & Tiffany Henning

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Butterfields

I drove down to SD this morning. Traffic was horrible took me like 3 hours. Oy!
It was too hot to get any thing done around the house so my mom and I ran a few errands before heading over to the event for the afternoon a Retirement (Betty) and Graduation (Leslie) Party. I haven't seen our old neighbors Betty and Gary since a wedding last July.
I grew up with their kids David and Leslie as they lived one door over. David is one day less than being exactly 1 year younger than me. Leslie is about 4 years younger than me. It was so good to see them and catch up a bit. Leslie was at Williams & Mary for college and said she had a wonderful time. We looked through some scrapbooks that her mom put together for her, talked about things we remembered from childhood and what we were doing now. I had a great time reconnecting.
Congradulations on finishing college Leslie! & Congratulations on retirement Betty!
From left to right
Justin, David, Michelle, Leslie, Me, Andrew

Songs you need to know #1

For a while now I've been trying to think of some ongoing series of posts that I'd like to have on here. I realized it had to be musical, because no matter what mood I'm in, I can always come up with the "perfect song" to fit how I'm feeling. I guess you could say that if I was ever stranded on a deserted island, these are the songs I'd want to have with me. Some of them will never be called classics, but they're songs that have had their run and I keep coming back to. Now to get us started, I present to you Mr. George Harrison...

Friday, July 21, 2006

How you like me now?!?

Yeah carnies, I'm talking to you. You try and rip people off with your rigged games of chance, stealing from families just out to have a good time. But not me. I've got skills baby. You only got $2 out of me. You're lucky it's one prize per person per day, cause I still had a whole lotta rings in front of me.

A day at the O.C. Fair...


The (save) ferris wheel at night.


This is what you'd get if the Scarecrow and Tin Man had a child.


I'm really not sure.


The line for the bathroom.


These guys were huge for being 4 days old.


Cyndi showing Johnny Law who's boss.


Charlie practicing her skills from boot camp.


Windmill that was pumping ground water.


Entry gate to the animal section.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Update before bed...

This weekend I was pretty much out of it. On Friday, Cyndi and I went out to lunch with friends, and ran around doing errands. I kept falling asleep in the car, but figured it was due to the heat. However, all I wanted to do was sleep all day Friday, and into Saturday. I finally took my temperature around noon on Saturday and found it was 101. I hadn't eaten anything since Friday lunch, so by dinner Saturday I decided I should probably eat something even though all food seemed completely unappetizing. It was also hot and stuffy in the apartment even with the windows open and fans blasting, so once it cooled down outside some, I convinced Cyndi that since my temperature had gone down some thanks to meds that we should get out and go see a movie. I don't know if she bought it or not, but we did end up going to see Pirates of the Caribbean 2. It was good though it seemed a bit long. That could have been the fever talking too. Sunday was more of the same. I lounged around and napped until I had to go to work.

For the next three days I'll be at a training at our main campus in L.A.. It deals with how to work with problem kids and situations. It expires every 3 years, so this will be my third time taking it. It used to be somewhat interesting when half the time was spent learning restraints and take-downs. Now that part has been reduced to about an hour with the rest of the time being lectures and role-playing exercises. I hate having to get up and perform skits in front of everyone, but at least I can scare all the new hires with my horror stories.

I should really go to bed. It's 12:30am and I have to be out the door by 6:30am at the latest. I really wish I was tired right now.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Pool -n- Pizza

on wednesday ( i think) moe had an ultrasound so i met up with her at BK which has an indoor play area. i hung out with the chillins and sarah while moe did her thing.
afterwards we headed over to the new eldridge house so the kids could go swimmin.
Group Shot and a Drewski
Jam Man and Babbs


after a rough day of swimmin we met up with paul at a local pizza parlor. uncle paul had fun buying tattoos for the kids. they also love the "candy game" which they get to play until they win a piece. we always have tons of fun hanging out.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Sweet Sunshine

So this past weekend Moe flew up to Oregon to look for a house with Nick. A neighbor watched Abby, In-laws watched Drew and I had James. I went down to San Diego in hopes of meeting up with some friends for lunch dates.

On Friday I picked James up at 9am. Helped Moe get everything into the van and then she headed to drop of the other two chillins while I headed down to SD. We went to the mall to grab a bite to eat and walked around a little bit. Then we went over to my moms. I set all of his stuff up so he could take his afternoon nap. We played, went in the pool, and ran some quick errands.

Saturday was more of the same. My mom bought James a cute pool floaty and James had a blast splashing and swimming. My mom and I did some chores, cleaned out old papers and labeled "the library".


I talked to Erin and she said that she was available for lunch Sunday. James and I met up at her place. The kids played for a little while and Erin and I talked. Erin went to Subway and picked us up some sandwiches. Everyone ate and then we hung out a little more before it was time to take James back to my moms for his afternoon nap.

My mom and I had an early dinner and then it was time to head back to Moe's. When I got there I got James ready for bed and put him down. Then Sarah and I watched a few cartoons with Abby before we got her ready for bed. After Abby went down Sarah and I just hung out talked and watched some TV

Confidential to the Rocket Surgeon

From Fox Sports...


Baltimore Orioles

So the O's bring in pitching Mahatma Leo Mazzone to help the staff. The results? Baltimore ranks 28th in the majors with a 5.59 starters' ERA and 25th in bullpen ERA, and they're on pace to give up almost 900 runs this season. You can't hemorrhage runs like that and be a team of consequence.

Midseason Grade: F



Boston Red Sox

It's by no means a secure one, but Boston's lead in the East is the largest of any divisional pace car in the AL. They're scoring runs in bunches (thanks mostly to MVP-caliber seasons from David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez and the on-base chops of Kevin Youkilis), and the front of the bullpen (i.e., Jonathan Papelbon and Mike Timlin) has been exceptional. The back end of the rotation remains a concern, but expect that to be addressed at the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.

Midseason Grade: A-

Monday, July 10, 2006

You're going to be o.k.



Pirates of the Caribbean set box office records taking in $55 million in one day, and $132 million for it's opening weekend. You can afford a sammich now.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Beautiful

My husband the photographer



Imagine what he could do with a professional camera

Friends, Fun and Food

We had a quack-tastic time tonight. Paul and I headed over to a block party that the Eldridge Clan attends. The kids drew on the street with chalk, played with frisbees, footballs, there was a volleyball game going on. Everyone brought a dish to share with each other and everything was delicious.

Once the sun set the fireworks and sparklers came out. All three Askew children with careful supervision got to hold a sparkler or at least see one up close. Everyone in our group had safe and sane fireworks, there were a few people at the far ends of the block with bottle rockets. It is always good to see the entire Eldridge family and catch up.
Happy 4th ya'll and don't forget to thank those who fought and fight for our freedom as well as remember those who died fighting for it.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

IKEA

Happy 4th of July
To start off the morning I headed out to Ikea in Covina to help out my bro-in-law pick up the rest of the entertainment center he wanted. We were in and out of there pretty quick but discovered that we had two of the same piece and needed a different one. So I stayed with the stuff we already loaded and Bradley ran back in to exchange it. Ikea is slow at exchanges I noticed as it took about 35 min for him to come back. That was okay by me I had a few phone calls to make and it gave me ample time to complete them. Once we got the right piece we loaded it up and I followed him back to the 'rents house. He is planning on having it completed before they get home from Santa Cruz. I say good luck! As we know Ikea is all assembly required. Bradley then hooked me up with some leftovers from the party so that Paul and I would have something to BBQ tonight. YEA!

Monday, July 03, 2006

We're gunna party like its your birthday

July 1st, 2006

Bradley decided to have a BBQ to celebrate his birthday this year. We got to the 'rents house a bit early to see if anything extra needed to be set up or any last supper market runs needed to be made.

Everyone had a great time hanging outside on the couches, cooking up all kinds a meat. Natasha (sorry if spelled wrong) whom Bradley met while in D.C. a number of years ago came. She is very sweet. We talked a bit and I really liked her and we both LOVE corn. After BBQing we went inside and the majority played a poker tournament, while some conversed and watched Punked and a show called NEXT.

After poker about a dozen of us headed back outside since the house was so HOT! Even with three fans on in the living room and one in the hallway. Everyone had a good time.

Happy Birthday (once again) Bradley!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Down and out

Our DSL went out completely today. It's been acting weird for a week or so. Every so often it will say it can't find a page and then it gets to the point where it can't find any page. Now it says there is no connection, though Verizon seems to disagree. Our dial-up modem seems slower than I remember too, so until that gets fixed (hopefully soon) there probably won't be too many posts on here. Besides blogging, this is a bad time for having limited internet options. While I'm on, please continue to pray for the situation I posted about last week. I can't really post any details just because I don't know who all reads this, but if you want specifics just email me or call me as some have done. Things are not as critical at the moment, but it's still a bad situation that has a very good possibility of getting worse fast. Thanks all!