Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Totally rad 80's danc-o-rama...

Last week this stud-muffin...

asked me bodaciously...

to go here on a most fine Valentine's Day...

with the rest of our way cool church group...

who were as stoked as we were...

to rock it...

...with crucial moves like the running man, the cabbage patch, the worm, the robot, moonwalking, some sweet slam-dancing and a wicked weave.

(That's Ben's foot as he's doing the Three-Man Weave with Yuppy Ted and Jimmy Simmons.)

It was, for sure, most radically righteous to the max!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ian's Baptism

Saturday was a big day for our little family. Ian got baptized! Thank you to all of those who were here to make the day so special.

Thank you, Sister Corbin, Ian's primary teacher, for making him this beautiful quilt.

Thank you to Noel, Grace, Josh and Dean who shared this day with Ian.

Thank you to all of those friends and family who attended.

Thank you to all who helped with the food.

Most of all, thank you to Ian for making the decision to be baptized.

Way to go, son!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Queen Mary

We went to see the Queen Mary, an ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 and is now a hotel located in Long Beach, CA.

It was *FREE!* during January for California residents and I'm glad it was, because it would not have been worth the usual $24 entrance fee! Yes, I am cheap.

10 Things I learned from our tour of the Queen Mary:

1. People used to be much shorter. Or they were just okay sleeping in tiny beds.

2. The captain's quarters were as big as my old condo.

3. I'm creeped out by giant underwater propellers. I think I would rather die than be a deep sea diver.


4. Those big orange smoke stacks aren't really smoke stacks. They just cover up a bunch of little pipes and exhausts.

5. Jacob is the only one in the family who actually wants his picture taken.

6. Those boat horns up there, on the fake smokestack, are EXTREMELY loud. Warning: Do not stand under them when they go off. Exact time of horn blow: unknown.

7. Loud noises bother Ian. A LOT.

8. Most young in the animal kingdom have an innate sense to stay close to their mothers. They sense the danger as they wander too far. Kate...not so much! She's the adventurous, independent type.

9. Ben loves a good exhibit, in particular those that feature the historical or mechanical. He was very patient with the rest of the family who just wanted to speed through the self-guided tour. "Daaaaad....c'mon!"

10. Do not allow your children under the age of, say, mmm, 16, use your camera. They may drop it. Again. And then the lens won't work. You may need to get a new camera.