Sunday, April 29, 2007

Santa Barbara

Last Saturday morning we took a drive about 1 and 1/2 hours north of where we live to hang out at Santa Barbara for the day. We spent the day shopping, people watching, and walking along the coast. We're making the most of our last few weeks here in California. Here's a few photos from Santa Barbara: There was a guy on some kind of board (similar to a wake board, I assume)who was being pulled by the parachute thing. He glided real fast along the water. Not sure what this is called but it was pretty neat to watch:

Friday, April 27, 2007

Johnny Mac Ballin'

So this is Andrew posting this time...I don't do this much but here it goes.

So I found out that John MacArthur was recently in Louisville, KY at Southern Seminary. Here is a preview of what he was doing while he was there.

Johnny Mac Ballin'

I'm sure that wasn't all he went to Southern for. From what I understand the guys over at Together for the Gospel (T4G) put together a new promotional video for the 2008 conference. It is gonna be great. That is definitely one of the benefits of moving to KY. While you're on the site you should check out their blog. The four guys that contribute have quite a bit of fun. Anyway, I guess that is all I have to say for now. Thanks for reading.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Moving, planes, and prom

Braden's parents and brother Grant will be out here in Cali on May 10th. They get in late that night and then we'll spend the next few days packing and saying our last goodbyes to sunny Southern California. Then I along with Braden's mom will be flying home to St. Louis on May 14th! Braden, his dad and brother Grant will be driving the moving truck (pulling my Mustang) and Braden's Focus. I'm so excited to be able to go home for a few days before we start all over again in a new place.

In other news:
My brother Zach had prom last night, he's a junior at Christian High School, where I graduated from. He looked so handsome....and he asked a girl to go with him, her name is Tanisha, very cute girl and mom says she's very sweet. My mom sent me pictures:

Also, I got a haircut! Here's my first attempt at trying to style it:

Sunday, April 15, 2007

In search of the Hollywood sign

No access to the Hollywood sign? Yeah right!
I think we've graduated from being tourists to real Californians...too bad we'll only be here for another 5 weeks.

Dodgers vs. Padres

Arturo, a guy at my work has season tickets to the Dodgers games and he let me buy two off him for Friday night's game vs. the San Diego Padres. There is a big rivalry between these two teams and it is very evident from sitting in the stands when everyone yells "Padres suck! Padres suck!" whenever they make a bad play, strike out, or whatever. So needless to say the few Padre fans that did come to the game were harrassed the whole time because the Padres ended up losing to the Dodgers 9-1.

We went to the game early to see batting practice...
We got free Dodger hats when we walked into the stadium and we bought Dodger dogs, nachos, and soda at the concession. Yum!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Easter Weekend

Saturday morning we went to Zuma Beach once again, it may be our last trip to Malibu, so we took full advantage of the opportunity and went early (and took lots of pictures, of course!): There we enjoyed a great breakfast of fruit, bagels, cheese, etc. As you can tell by the pictures, it was kind of chilly to warm up we ran around and played some tracball and frisbee. After a while we went exploring down the coast.

We stopped when we saw this: it reads "NUDE BEACH"! haha!

Easter Sunday morning Braden and I woke up at 5:30 to go to the special early 7:00 service at church. After that we headed over to Josh's house to go with him and his grandma to their family get-together. It wasn't the same without seeing our own families, but Josh's family welcomed us and we were very thankful for that. We had a really good time watching all the little ones play, eating great food, and watching some basketball. By the time we got home we were pooped from being up so early, we were ready for bed by about 8!