Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve with the fam

Drove up to Trevor and Loans for a quick family get together for Christmas eve. We got the kids some great bow and arrow sets.
Here are all the girls

and the whole family picture

and all of these pictures were taken with Chara's new SLR camera. Its quite nice. expect some awesome pictures from us now. And Chara got me a new iPhone. Its very fun as well.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Company Holiday Party

Yes its true i don't work for a company now, but we have a tradition that the "old school" DivX employees get together for our traditional old school party like we did 8 years ago. This time it was back on the same beach where it was held 8 years ago. Beautiful day in December and just a bit cold.

Here is the gang that could make it. A lot more kids now.

and check out that sunset. not a bad drop for a fire and some smores.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

december nights

one of my favorite things about christmas is 'december nights'... every year ben and i head to balboa park, where we enjoy the museums, some international food, some christmas decorations, and some hot apple cider.. this year trevor and loan came down to join us - and we met up with our pal stacey and her cute kiddos..

loan, trevor, and ben all bundled up and ready for fun..

loan enjoying science at the science center..

our christmas card this year - complete with borrowed kids

kettle corn - yumm...
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Thursday, December 04, 2008

This just makes me wish i had a little french child

cutest thing ever. can't stop watching it.

Once upon a time... from Capucha on Vimeo.

I would just have them tell me stories all day


Bedroom/Bathroom remodel update and the bright red shower from hell

Project update: Still kicking ass and almost done.

Here is Keaton helping by laying on the piece of drywall i laid down to cut. She is feeling a bit neglected these days and is resorting to these tactics for attention. too cute.Shower pan is done. thats the concrete shower floor. Also all concrete board is up on the wall and the seams are sealed.
Now i get to seal the whole shower to make sure it doesn't leak with this pink pepto bismol looking stuff.
and it goes on hot pink and dries bright red
Here is the bright red shower from Hell. Its ready for tile and be finished. just need to finish texture and painting the ceiling first.
and Chara helped me put in the new window. its amazing how much better the new windows look than the old ones.
And i grouted the new bathroom sink counter top the other day. Its looking really good. almost done with that too.
all the drywall is up and done. just need to finish mudding and sanding to get it ready for paint.

Then its paint, tile and carpet and we can call this project done. getting close now.

Turkey Trot

Before all the thanksgiving Nerf gun wars and eating of too much fun we did the Oceanside Turkey Trot. Its a 5k downtown Oceanside on the beach. The weather was perfect as it just stopped raining long enough for us to run. We had a great time and will be doing it again next year. Here is a great picture of me and the left top part of Chara's head.