Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
The puzzlers really hit it hard today to finish the puzzle of Lake Powell. The built-in flash on my new camera doesn't work and apparently I hit the self-timer getting set up with the on-camera flash so Sam and the others were really laughing at me when the pictures were taken but at least it proves they were able to get it put together.
Second try with the self-timer on by mistake.
First try of getting the puzzlers with the camera set on "self-timer."
Posted by Papa John at 6:01 PM
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Our annual Thanksgiving Day surf trip to San Onofre takes us south on the 5 freeway to the San Diego county line. The freeway exit on the way to favorite surf spots like Old Man's, Church's or Trails is Basilone - the northwest entrance to Camp Pendleton. Today I asked Brian and John if they knew who John Basilone was. This is tougher than the 'name that band' game they like to play by switching radio stations. Since neither one knew who John Basilone was, I took a minute to tell them that he was a Medal of Honor and Navy Cross recipient. He won the Medal of Honor in Guadalcanal in 1942 while serving in the Army. After being discharged, he grew restless and joined the Marines. He returned to action and was killed in action on Iwo Jima in 1945. For his heroic action on Iwo Jima he was awarded the Navy Cross. He is the only man to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Much more here: http://www.ocregister.com/news/2004/basilone/
Brian wondering why John didn't wax the nose of the new Randy Gibbs' board. Does make you wonder where Annie picked up her "Karate Kid" surfing style (you'll have to go to the very first post on this blog to compare Brian and Annie's surfing styles).
John leaning into one of the nice waves of the day.
John goes right, Brian goes left. It's good they lined up in the right positions.
OK, so I didn't make the bell today. Before John came in and picked up the camera, I added a few seconds to my season total of about 45 seconds standing on a surfboard. Even if I can't keep up with the boys in the waves, it's a great Turkey Day tradition to get in the water and give it my best shot.
Posted by emetski at 3:35 PM
Jack, Beth John and Brian flew in to Los Angeles on Monday night. It has been fun having the family home for Thanksgiving. Jack loves the pool, but was willing to climb out and make the long crawl over the cement to see Grandma. Brian showed his skills as a multi-tasker by texting and staying upright on the Huffy at the same time.
Posted by emetski at 3:11 PM
Monday, November 19, 2007
I spent Saturday Nestled in the apple growing foothills of historic Oak Glen, Riley's Farm is a working apple orchard and living history farm featuring pick-your-own fruit, living history education, dinner theater, group banquet facilities and extended, historically-themed overnight stays. The season ended Oct 10 so there was not much going on. Usually they have everything apple to do for the day. We did enjoy a good lunch, a yummy caramel apple and brought home an apple pie. Most of these pictures were taken by a 4 year old. It was a wonderful day and so beautiful just to get out of Orange County.
Posted by Kristin at 3:37 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Ben will need to learn to turn dressers so the drawers are facing inside before he becomes a worthwhile member of any elders quorum.
His pizza, however, looks like that of an experienced pie maker. Pizza boa!
Posted by Jake at 6:56 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Just wanted to let everyone know that if you would like to spend/waste (you can fill in the appropriate word) more time reading another blog, you can check out "Wiffleball Wednesday". It is a blog I started, for the main purpose of a place to keep our stats online somewhere. We also decided it could be a place to write about our weekly games. My roommates, friends, and I play every Wednesday night and last week we started keeping stats. One of my roommates created an Excel spreadsheet so we have had a lot of fun with that.
Here is the link: www.wiffleballwednesday.blogspot.com
Posted by Brian at 12:15 PM
Thursday, November 8, 2007
We made it! Following Bob's wishes, I thought I would put up a quick post. We got into the house yesterday, the last box unloaded at about 10:30 last night. I wasn't there, I was too busy hosting a Tick Tock Collection clock party. Emily & I both made some pretty sweet clocks & Mary was the designated babysitter for all of the crying children. It was a pretty busy day & still lots more to do!
Posted by paige at 9:42 AM
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Posted by Papa John at 2:14 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Halloween, Mac as the cutest clown, Sam being herself, Alex as a nerd (just like his dad)
Alex moving on to the next sport, basketball. Coach Emmett can't help his skills...
McKinley's Halloween concert at the middle school, she is always clowning around.
Sam's last soccer game, lost to Judge 0-1 who went on to win state.
Posted by Tom at 7:37 PM
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