Saturday, November 17, 2007

Some pictures of the house...

Last week we had visitors here in CA!!! Our friends Aaron and Sarah came and stayed for 4 days, taking a break from lots of work and med school applications! I don't know if I'll post all the pictures from the visit but we had a great time. We went to Muir woods, which was really neat. Muir woods is the only surviving primordial redwood forest. It has coastal redwoods, the tallest in the world and it was truly spectacular! A little interesting history: Muir woods was declared a National Monument in 1908 by Teddy Roosevelt and was the first to be created from land donated by a private individual, in this case, a Mr. William Kent. Originally it was going to be named after him, but he insisted that it be named after the famous naturalist, John Muir. (If you come to visit us here, you'll see alot of Muir, Muir Rd. John Muir Medical Center, etc.)

We also visited San Francisco, took the long (well it feels long to me) drive up Lombard Street and then down the curvy side. We walked around the Embarcadero and saw the sea lions at Pier 39. We had a great time, even though it rained on us. And we managed to keep the baby dry!! Before Aaron and Sarah left we toured the Jelly Belly Factory, which I think was my favorite trip! The above link is actually for the flavor guide, which I think is more interesting than a picture of the factory. Before we left Matt and I made our own mixes. Matt's had Dr. Pepper, Toasted Marshmallow, Cinnamon, Strawberry, Grape Crush, Candy Cane, Watermelon, Apple, and I think he added some of the all-together mixed beans. Mine had Watermelon, Cherry, 7-Up, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer, Grape Crush, and Lemon Drop. It's so cool to eat some out of a bag and like EVERY flavor. Dangerous too.

Well, this post was supposed to have some pictures of the house, which was nice and clean before Aaron and Sarah came... but I got distracted by talking about the cool things that we did and the fun that we had. :-) So here are a few pictures of the house and afterward I hope to post some pictures of our adventures together!
These are pictures of our guest room/Matt's office. Thanks to Jamie and Lexie for their loan of another bedspread. Matt also photographed the bedspread for an assignment on color, so we've gotten alot of use from it!
These pictures are of our bedroom and naughty cat.
Our bathroom/Joey's tub
So that's the inside of our house minus the guest bathroom and Joey's room. Joey's room has been posted before BUT he just got a new bookshelf (for $5 - Yay Craigslist!!) so I'll have to take some pictures and post that. Eventually I'll get around to the outside of the house - but it's not too exciting, mostly just garage!

Thanks for looking!! More pictures to follow!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Homework Help

Fall at our House

Here are a few pictures of what fall at our house looks like. Thanks to Sarah for the dreads!










Friday, November 2, 2007

Joey's first blog video!

Yesterday we came a few steps closer to the first smiles!! Joey has discovered the noises and lights on his bouncer. This (longish) video shows him kicking and if you can hang in there until about 2:20 you can see a (kind of) smile and some laughing. He is right on the verge and we can't wait to hear him when he really gets going!!

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