Monday, November 26, 2007
So how's your holiday shopping coming? Abigail, Gracie and I were recently browsing our local Claremont American Apparel and happened upon our brother-in-law/uncle/youngest brother striking a pose in this vintage fleece track jacket. I thought Andrew's demonstration of the small side pockets was particularly effective and almost made the sale. Alas, we ended up getting Gracie a cute sky blue onesie. But Andrew, I must say I almost told the sales associate that I knew the model in red. It's good to hear you enjoying teaching. I think it fits you better! Happy shopping to all!!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
So like this is a special request from my wife who for the past week...ok...month has been wanting me to ask Ben or Becky to blog a pic of what...you've guessed it...Becky's belly expansion. So if you have a second to blog some baby progress shot we'd (us from the midwest who last saw you in Tahoe) love it! Gracias B & B...and we are so pumped for you and the new lil' guy soon! Any weird cravings? Tires? Yogurt Mill? Arby's roast beefs (ok...stpeh's)
Jeff (the messenger)
Jeff (the messenger)
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
It's been awhile since I've swung into the blog, and after quite a busy week, I thought I'd give some updates on life as I've known it.
I think some of you know that I'm the faculty advisor for a club at FCS called Schools for Schools in conjunction with Invisible Children. We have a sister school in the war torn area of N. Uganda called Sacred Heart Secondary School. You can check our website out here where you can even make an on-line donation. Well, this past Friday night, the kids and I had our first big fund raiser. We had a benefit concert called Foothill Rocks for Invisible Children and it was a smashing success. We sold over 300 tickets and then sold t-shirts, bracelets, glow-in-the-dark everything (necklaces, earrings, etc.), and when all the dust settled, we raised over $6500! I was so proud of my students who really put their heart's into this great cause and are making an impact in the longest running war going on to date. We had some pretty sweet local bands. It was crazy fun, and now I'm exhausted. You'll see on our website that we're now in 8th place out of 120 some schools and the winning schools gets to send their teacher to Uganda!
On a much more sober note around the school. We found out last night that one of our 3rd graders was killed in a freak accident involving an off road quad and a train. His sister, Amanda, who was in my class for 2 years and is now a sophomore is in extremely critical condition in Phoenix. She has major swelling in the brain and is on life support. So, I'm asking all bloggers to pray for the miraculous in her life and for her parents who I know well and are already dealing with losing their son, Jacob. Amanda has been the only jr. high girl I've ever known to invite her Bible teacher to her 14th b-day party. She's a very sweet girl and our staff is taking this pretty hard. I'll keep you posted.
Happy Thanksgiving to all this week. We're headed back to Tahoe on Wed. to spend the holiday with Abigail's family. Seems like just yesterday we were all sitting on the deck enjoying the summer mountain air. The air this time around will be a bit more brisk. Much love!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Incredible. Three years in a a row now that the Pirate Cross Team has owned the mitten! Read the story if you'd like. They are sick! The kid with the hat on got 1st overall with 3.1 miles in about 15 minutes.....you do the math....ahh...yeah.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Hey ya'll; thought I would share with you a few of our exciting moments this past month in pics. enjoy
Halloween = Caleb is Buzz Lightyear, Eden a frog,
New Kitchen = new crown molding, painted cabinets,trim, doors, walls, new dishwasher and stove, mantel pergo floors in kids rooms etc
Pool= adios.....now we have grass and a backyard....tears from jeff jk