Sunday, August 31, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


These two pictures were taken within about a minute of each other...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I'm usually not a fan of the Sonic commercials, but this one makes me laugh every time I see it...

Who Let the Dogs Out

Since Mike is wanting me to keep with my muscial titles, this is the only one I could think of that was approrpriate for this video.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Grant's brother, John, turned 30 the other day. We couldn't let that go unnoticed, so we planned a surprise birthday party, inviting a bunch of people from his church, plus a couple of friends from work, and Andy and Megan even came up from San Diego! We had the party at our favorite park - Point Fermin, which is this beautiful park on the cliffs over the ocean.

So, earlier in the day, I met John's pastor's wife, Cindy, and a few others at the park to start getting set up. In the meantime, John was getting to our house, thinking he was coming for dinner. Once I came home, Grant nonchalantly suggested that we go to the park before dinner, since it was a nice day out, and it might be fun to take a walk. So, off we went.

After walking the perimeter of the park, we just happened to come across this huge group of people running at us, yelling "SURPRISE!!!" Needless to say, John was pretty surprised.

Once the party got started, Margarit and Lisa suggested getting a pinata, which was a fantastic idea. Nothing's funnier than watching a dizzy, blindfolded 30-year-old man swatting at a pinata!

All in all, the party was a success. Thanks to everyone who helped out - whether it be for setting up, grilling, bringing food, etc - we couldn't have done it without you!

Here's some video and pictures for your viewing pleasure. For those of you who are familiar with my "blogging world," keep an eye out for Megan, from There's Treasure Everywhere, and Melissa from Galloping Cows.

She's Famous!

Okay, not really...but be sure to check Nursery Therapy on Monday to find Kendall's "Adventures and Outings" post!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It's Just a Phase

...That's what I keep telling myself now that Kendall has decided she doesn't like to go to bed, and makes sure she lets me know about it.

So, to remind myself what a fabulously awesome baby she is, I'm posting this video I took the other night. She pulled up on the couch, and the pillow you see near her was on top of her head. Apparently, that was really funny to her, so she just laughed and laughed. Thankfully, she kept it up while I got my camera - not to the extent that she was before I got it, but you get the idea. Her and I have had a couple of moments like this when the two of us just crack up. I never want to forget these times...

Monday, August 18, 2008

She's a Maniac...Maniac on the Floor!

I found these legwarmers at Target, and I just couldn't resist them.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

This is how we do it

I put Kendall in her crib for her morning nap, which was way overdue. After much crying, she was quiet, so I went in to go check on her, and this is what I found...

Don't worry, she's still breathing.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I'm glad I have my camera ready at a moment's notice, because this girl is all over the place! Someday soon, I have a feeling Watley won't be so safe on his little perch...

Oh, and puppies and babies aren't all that different. We used to have a problem with Watley chewing the furniture. Now we have to worry about Kendall chewing the furniture.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Santa Barbara

Well, Kendall and I are home now, but we did so much while we were up on the Central Coast, I haven't been able to keep up with the blogging, so it's catch-up time now.

A couple weekends ago, we went down to Santa Barbara. Because we got a later start than we were intending, we went straight for the food. We're dedicated Fodor's fans, and anytime we travel anywhere, we use Fodor's travel books. They've rarely let us down when it comes to finding good, cheap food. This place, called La Super Rica definitely did not disappoint. We waited in line for about 45 minutes, but it was well worth the wait. Check out the kitchen - they're making they're own tortillas, and there's all sorts of good stuff on the grill.

One of the main things we wanted to do in Santa Barbara was to see the Mission. On the way there, we found this really nice park.

After we left the Mission, we meandered our way through the mountain side, and found the "Beverly Hills" of Santa Barbara - Montecito. Every single house was behind a gate. After that, we found the wharf, which turned out to be quite the tourist spot. About this time, we were getting hungry again, so we consulted the Fodor's, and this is one of the few times that we weren't too impressed with a restaurant they recommended. Brophy Bros had a great view, but neither of us was impressed with the food we got.

After dinner, we walked around the waterfront for a little bit, and decided that Santa Barbara was just lovely, and that it was time to head back to (the not-so-lovely) Santa Maria.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Wine Country

It may not be Napa or Sonoma, but this area is also known for it's wines. We took the Wine Trail, and were able to stop at two of the wineries along the way. The drive is beautiful, and even though we're not "winos," we had fun tasting them and learning more about them.

Foxen Winery (this one was my favorite, because it had a kind of rustic feel to it)

Fess Parker Winery (this one had a beautiful piece of property)