Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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More fun swimming...

we went yesterday to the nicest pool I have seen-- a cave enclosure, large slide, remote controlled temperature and bubbles, waterfalls flowing from the raised hot tub to the pool. The new thing here in CA is saline- it is supposed to be gentler on your eyes and clothing, and just all around cleaner water. It was nice to not smell like chlorine when we got out. Kayden's favorite part was the slide, although he thought jumping on those couches would be pretty cool, too.

We visited with a few more friends at night, the Agees. One of those down to earth couples-- the kind we really miss. We are having lots of fun and relaxing outdoors quite a bit. The house we are staying at had the housekeeper and the pool man come by today. Ummm...I think I need a housekeeper. It was pretty nice to go out to swim and come back to a clean house!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

A few pictures from yesterday--we went out to the beach. The water was unusually warm, eight feet swells, lots of good surfing to be had. I did not get any of Josh surfing because tide was coming in and I could not get down there without Kayden being knee high in waves.

Kayden thought that throwing rocks into the ocean was the funnest thing ever, so that is what we did all day...find rocks to throw in. At night, we went to one of those places where they prepare the food right in front of you. Kayden loved watching the guy throw stuff into the air and in his hat. The only rough part of the evening was that I got a chopstick to the eye...and yes, that hurts.

Also, for some reason Walmart charged us 154 times for our purchase, so we have been stuck without access to money. Thank Goodness for Macatawa Bank. One call to them and it was fixed.

More to come later....

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Story for you...

After six hours in the air, another hour waiting and getting a rental car, a half hour waiting for In and Out Burger, almost another half hour trying to get back to the freeway since my hubby missed the on ramp, and then the hour and a half ride into Redlands, we were spent. Kayden was sleepy and really worn out, and all I wanted to do was put him to bed and go to bed myself.

The people's house we are staying at are out of the country, and they said they would leave a key under the front mat. We got to their house around 11pm...no key. So, we are thinking, what do we do now? We could pack all our luggage back up and go find someone else to stay with, but I told my husband to check around first and make sure none of the doors were unlocked.

Sure enough, the back slider door was unlocked. Josh and I both said our prayers, thanking God we did not have to put him back in the car seat (which is a rental, by the way, that smells like old library books and cigarettes- they left ours in Denver). We started unloading and putting our son to bed and about a half hour later, the phone rings. Apparently there had been a young girl in the house looking after it before we came. She saw Josh come through the door, ran upstairs, jumped off the balcony and ran two miles home because she thought we were burglars. Her mom called to see if she could send her brother back to retrieve her stuff, since she was still scared and would not come back.


On another note, this is the first time I have seen my blog on a Mac, and it looks horrible! I am going to have to look into that when I get home.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Automated Telephone Service

Yesterday I called Professional Pharmacy to see about the stock status of a medication, and something strange happened. The call rang once, and a live person actually picked up the phone. No automated telephone service, no waiting twelve minutes, no elevator music, just a live person wanting to help me. Strange how if you think about it, that almost never happens. I even have to wait when I call Supercuts to get a haircut for Kayden. A beautiful thing.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Summertime- one of my favorite times of year. The sun, swimming, smells of coconut suntan lotion and...
mounds and mounds of crocs.
This could be a controversial post, but I had to comment anyway. I understand that these are perhaps the most comfortable shoes in the world, but I have even heard them referred to as cute. Seriously? A big hunk of plastic with a bunch of holes in it? Colors that make me reminisce about the days of Rainbow Bright.
Comfortable? Perhaps. Cute?
I would love to hear your comments.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Little Dissapointed...

Here we are, almost halfway through the summer, and I have yet to receive one cottage invitation from Fig. It's simply contractual. Josh plays basketball, we are part of the family. Family = cottage.

I might have to rethink the 2007-2008 season.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Summer time

We found the most beautiful place- a park near my parent's house. I never even knew it existed. The park was far off the road; nestled back in the woods. We were driving down an old dirt road and all the sudden came upon a well-maintained park. Full of trails and look out towers, a faded bridge walkway around the pond, and perfect summer evening weather, it was the ideal way to spend an evening playing with Kayden.

Needs to learn how to hold a bat yet...