Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What have we been up to recently....
-My friend Katie hoested a birthday party for me last week. We made chocolate mousse from scratch and Diane's red sauce recipe. Unfortunately, Dave was on duty that night and wasn't able to attend my party, but he did make me a birthday breakfast of pancakes :)

-Resolved my expiring drivers license issue - via military extension. A process involving lots of paperwork including a letter signed by the squadron's Commanding Officer.

-This past weekend, Dave went skiing with the other Junior Officers in his squadron at Lake Tahoe. I think he had a pretty good time, we'll see if he took any pictures to document it. He said the skiing there uncomparable to that on the East Coast. I'm looking forward to skiing there next winter.

-While Dave was skiing, Katie took me to Anaheim, home of the Angels and Disneyland, and her sister's NAWG conference. I was introduced to the very different side of the American economy as we ate dinner and held a live auction for the National Association of Wheat Growers. We had a grand ole time helping Cori set up for the banquet, and Katie and I were runners, retrieving contact information from the winning bidder. Saturday was spent at Seal Beach, a great example of un-commercialized California beaches, reeking only of alluring charm. We spent hours wandering along Main Street's shops, finding some great birthday gifts for Maya (I bought her a Fancy Nancy sparkle puzzle and Katie bought her a pink ukulele, which she'll learn to play guitar on, or just play with). We had lunch at Crema Cafe and it was ahhhmazing. I'm still dreaming about that turkey sandwich. We ended the day - and the conference obligations - with a celebratory dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, where we discussed Cori's future plans to move to Thailand as a missionary-slash-agricultural researcher. Sunday we had planned to go to Hollywood, but low-and-behold, it was Academy Awards night, We considered star-gazing, but decided to check out Huntington Beach, the copywritten capital of Surf City, USA. We had a great lunch there, and a brisk stroll on the beach where we did see a surfer catch some wave.

-Dave's been on a night schedule last week and this week. This means he doesn't go in to work until 10ish, but doesn't get home from work until 10ish either. It's messed up our relaxing evening routine and I don't care for it. We'll be happy when this phase is over.

-I fixed a running toilet. Our toilets have the tendency to run and run and run, and after discovering the cause being that the chain was catching under the plug, I did some fiddling and shortened the chain. It's worked in the short term, but we'll see how it does in the long-term.

-I had a baby appointment this morning. It took all of 5 minutes. We listened to the heartbeat and was very glad this was an external magic wand instead of an internal magic wand. We'll find out the sex right after we get back from Germany, in about 6 weeks.


  1. Good for you on the toilet! That probably fixed real mystery. Sometimes the flapper at the bottom that covers the drain has to be fixed. That's fairly rare....and easy....What fun you have been having in the sun! Have a great trip with Dave to Germany!

  2. Fun! So excited about finding out if I'm going to have a niece or a nephew! I'm excited to pick out something special for him/her!! :)