Saturday, October 25, 2008

What a thriller!

So I found it interesting to hear that they are celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Thriller." They had a huge event worldwide to try and break the record of people simultaneously dancing the thriller dance. So secretly, I have always wanted to learn how to do this, especially after seeing the movie 13 Going On 30. So tonight, I downloaded a three step tutorial learning how to dance the thriller dance. I would link the one I did, but the owner states on their website they want permission that I really don't feel like going through the hassle of getting. Just google it, you will find some. So check in on me and see how it is going! BTW, like the pumpkins??

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My 'lil pumpkin!

Today we had the pleasure of going to the Cal-Poly Pomona's Annual Pumpkin Festival with my mom and my sister and her family. It has kinda turned into a family tradition almost. We had such a good time, as usual. There were so many pumpkins, but none compared to my little pumpkin Sam. We took Sam last year when he was just a little baby, but now he is my little boy and was stumbling around the patch. It is so hard to get Sam to look at the camera, but what can I expect? I am just not a professional...

We found this stack of pumpkins and knew it would be a great spot to take some pictures.
Sam was bewildered by the surroundings. He got some use out of some Shaq tennis shoes though.
Left to right: Aidan (22 months) Sam (14 months) Lauren (2.5 months) and Ryan (3 years). What a good looking crew!
Sam and I in the pumpkin patch.
It was such a nice day. A little hotter than I expected, but we survived. I look forward to carving them with Matt and Sam, except for the mess that I have to clean up afterwards! Here's looking forward to a great Halloween!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

How many jobs can he apply to?!

I don't know how many of you are aware of Matt's job situation. Let me just say it is crazy. He went to school to be an Air Traffic Controller, got his 2 year degree, was hired, sent to Oklahoma to train, sent to LAX (due to confusion of his experience in the Navy), could not pass Clearance and Delivery, and resigned so he could reapply. He is still in the re-application process.

Since it is taking so long, he has now applied for the CHP. He has made it past the written test, physical ability test and vision test. This makes me a little uneasy, not only because being a cop can be dangerous, but also because the CHP academy is in Sacramento for six months. But the pay is good, and that is a major necessity right now.

So in the meantime, Matt has taken a job selling Nissans, which I thought would be better than Assistant Manager pay at GameStop (it is, but not by much), but the way the economy is going, people are not buying a lot of cars. At least his pay is not strictly commission!

Please keep our family in your prayers. We would love to become a normal functioning family in a normal family and financial situation, but life sometimes throws curves. You have to make lemonade with those lemons.