Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
¡Primita, Feliz Cumpleaños! Te quiero decir lo mucho que te aprecio. Eres una de mis mejores amigas y te quiero muchísimo. Has crecido a ser una mujer bella por dentro y afuera (Benj dijo eso jaja). Gracias por siempre estar allí para mí. Eres tan bella, tan inteligente, tan espiritual, y te admiro demasiado. Espero que tu cumpleaños fue buenísimo y que recuerdes que te quiero y que siempre estaré aquí. ¡Espero que vuelvas pronto porque te extraño mi calabacita linda! Eres la máxima…
Here is a video on how RSS works it might save you a lot of time. Plus commoncrafts.com makes lots of cool little videos that teaches you how to use the inter net more efficiently.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Thanksgiving was amazing. Thank you so much Shelly and Steve for hosting. We left with a very full tummy and a bike, clothes, cordless phone, sheets, towel... you know the usual Shelly and Steve way of saying good-bye to their guests.
Enzo was very thankful for the trampoline. He jumped his little heart out! He was so excited he kept jumping and signing more, more, more. I think he was afarid we would take him out.
PS: sarah has more pix in her blog. i added links to all the individual blogs that I could think of to under the title of our blog.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Preview of coming attractions: Excerpt from journal October 17, 1978:
Saturday night after the kids went to bed, Mike let Enoch get up. We read several stories in The Friend together. Then we tried to find hidden pictures. We found nearly everything but a ghost. Mike came out of the bathroom and found it in a second. Enoch and I laughed. Then we went to del Prados to deliver a tiny carrot birthday cake. Enoch carried it with one blue candle. A friend visiting at del Prados asked if Enoch is our only child. We laughed. It was nice to have a little time with E. Austin alone.
October 23: Yesterday afternoon Enoch and I played Oh H---. He won, the little rascal. Kept getting the "trumpets." Later, looking the movie section in the newspaper, Enoch said, "I wish they had Charlie Chaplin II." (We had gone to see a Charlie Chaplin movie on campus a while before.)
Rereading my old journals made me remember what good company you've always been, Enoch. I love you very much and hope you have a happy, happy birthday and a happy year.
Monday, November 19, 2007
thought you might like to see---
My AP kids are having an awesome discussion while I'm in NY. I set up a blog for them to discuss "We Do Abortions Here: A Nurse's Story" and "Shooting an Elephant" (Orwell). If you've read these essays, you should check out the discussion (and maybe add to it!). I think the kids would be proud that someone's interested in what they're saying. Of course, the blog discussion is going way better than a real-life one. I'll ignore the implications of that for now.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I finished my first documentary a couple weeks ago. yay! I have been fascinated with all the mommy blogs out there from friends and family. It's such a cool way to express yourself and to keep people updated. I was checking out one of the blogs out in my office one afternoon and a friend walked in and asked what I was doing. I told her I was reading blogs. We got into a very cool conversation about stay at home moms, housewives and feminism. She convinced me to do a story on a housewife that blogs. After searching through LOTS of blogs marytsao.blogspot.com totally stood out, especially because she lives only an hour away. So my friend and I worked on this project together. I worked on the audipo part of the project and another student Amanda Abel did the pictures. I should probably start my own blog so that I can post things like this. Anyway, I do trust your comments and feedback and I would love to get some feedback. At this point my life is being consumed by a documentary I am working on about freecycle.org. Again feedback would be great and ideas for my upcoming project would also be very appreciated.
We look a lot alike. We are great friends.
Karen, you helped me feel loved and appreciated. Thinking about you on your birthday, I've been thinking about how you helped me: specifically you helped me develop faith and confidence in Christ. That is a huge gift. You helped me to love, through your nurturing and excellent hugging ability. I am a huge fan. (Big, beautiful and blue.) Here's a couple of your other fans. It was most excellent that you came to the wedding.
Love and Happy Birthday! Colleen
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
1. She loves the kids.
2. She's forgiven me seven times seventy.
3. She took great care of dad.
4. She gives fabulous reports.
Have a happy happy birthday Karen. We love you very much.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Well, I miss and love you guys so so much! Can't wait to hear your ideas (hint! hint!)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Brian and Liz spoke in church today while I wrestled, one on one, with Brody as Charlene is at a "homeless Conference" in Portland. (I wondered how it is that the homeless are able to have a conference now, but it brought to mind some of the topics they might address. I'm sure they need to get together and bond just like everyone else.) Logan made four journeys to the stand with a different mission each time. One was to tell Brian that he had to go poop. It all went so well. Their talk was on forgiving, so I was able to apply the practice during the course of the talk: multi-sensory learning.
Can one post a digital video on the blog? If so I have a good one of Monet at her birthday party last August. IF not, a few pictures will do.
Love, Uncle Andy.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I'll keep the url the same.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
If you were married to Christian you would be one happy person right now.
Tuesdays are our crazy day. Chris teaches from 8:30-9:40am. I have class at 10:00am. So I take Enzo on the bus meet up with Christian on campus, drop Enzo off and go to Class. Christian comes home with Enzo and then watches Enzo, Damian and Avi for about half an hour until Avi's mom comes to watch Enzo. Christian then goes to the class that we both TA. He meets me there, usually with lunch. After class he comes home to watch Enzo and I am off to more classes. I always get home at around 7:30pm, very tiered. Today when I walked in the immaculate clean house (all of Christian's doing) I could smell apple crisp. Between the craziness of the day Christian not only managed to clean the house, put away the laundry, watch Enzo, put Enzo to sleep, but also make apple crisp.
what a guy huh?
My good friend Silvia from Brazil is now living in San Francisco. She's actually moving to Santa Cruz in December after her wedding. I am really excited. I went to her bridal shower this weekend in the city. Christian hung out with Enzo at a park. It was our first time in the city and we loved it. I can see why so many people want to live there. We hung out there during the day and then took off to Sacramento. We had a really fun Sunday with Mimi and Karen. Enzo loves that house. He feels so free and Mimi and Karen are always smiling at him even when he's being naughty. We had a great Sunday going to church, making Pizza and hanging out with family. Mimi is walking mostly without her walker. Enzo made sure he put the walkers to good use. Karen was helpful as always, especially in coordinating dinner with Ana and the kids. I am excited for Thanksgiving at Shelley's.