Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Welcome Baby Caitlinn

We are now Uncle and Auntie of a new little girl. Marie had Caitlinn the other day (6lbs. 6oz.) and we went to visit them in the hospital. They are both doing great. She is a redhead just like her sister and grandpa Rich. Her hair is a darker golden red, while Cara's is a copper red, but at least they will both get a lot of attention.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


We had the priviledge of helping our friends paint and fix up their new house. I primered while Dave sanded things. His arm was numb and tingly when he was done. It is fun to be a part of the coming together of someone's dream. It is great that they can do all these things before they even move in.

In the evening we went to see the latest "Die Hard". It was a fun movie with a lot of action. You do start feeling sorry for the guy, though. The four of us felt very movie savvy when we all noticed that one of the henchmen was a actor and parkour stuntman from the movie "District B13". We all watched it a few months ago. David and I found it on Netflicks and it is amazing. The actors did all their own stunts and if you don't know what parkour is, it is basically urban gymnastics. It is a "sport" popular in Eourope, like I guess skateboarding is here. They jump off buildings and through windows, basically making abandoned buildings their playground. These people are real athletes. You can find out more about the movie and the sport at District B

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

House for the Oltmans

This week we are celebrating a new house for our friends. They finally closed on their new home and we are so happy that God has blessed them with this. We are so happy for them and hope that God will continue to bless them as they set up and fix up their new place the way that they want it.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Nathan's Birthday

For Nathan's birthday we went to see Transformers. It was the best action movie I've ever seen, we all agreed on that. Michael Moore sure knows his action. The special effects were amazing. I still remember the TV show and my brother and guy friends having transformer toys when I was little. To see them moving and talking and trasforming in mid-air while speeding down the freeway and fighting each other is just absolutely amazing.

After the movie Nathan, Kayla, Dave and I joined my mom for dinner at Los Dos. I never get tired of mexican food. Happy Birthday Nathan!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Independence Day

David and I were fortunate to both be off on the 4th of july. Due to the beautiful weather we decided to take a drive out Diamond Lake Blvd. We drove out to Millpond Park. It was where we originally wanted to have our wedding, but they were rebuilding the pavillion when we were supposed to get married. The new one looks great. We are thinking we'll probably have a big family get-together there sometime. It is a really pretty spot. There is a group camping ground across the street that we were considering too.

After walking around there for a bit we drove down to the fish hatchery. The little kid in me likes to stop there and feed the fish. It's fun to see them flip almost out of the water trying to get to the food pellets first. We met my mom for lunch and took it easy for the rest of the day.

Nathan and Kayla had some fireworks so we picked some up too and headed over to an empty parking lot. Other people had the same idea. It's not the 4th of July if you don't get to set something on fire. Next year we might get together with more people. Nobody had any real plans this year, but that's ok. It all worked out.