27 November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We are thankful for all of our friends, family and our 65ยบ weather today. We can't wait to see you all over Christmas.

We have a couple of updates. After we got back from Minnesota, everything in California started turning green and our oranges started turning orange.

Last weekend we were bored and decided to built these shelves for the TV and its accessories. The TV used to sit up on the fireplace, but we wanted to change it so we wouldn't have to crank our necks to watch.

24 November 2008

A la cima del Diablo!

After hearing about Mount Diablo, we decided that we should check it out last Saturday. Mt Diablo is east of the bay and we can see it from our apartment in Elk Grove. Apparently, on clear days, you can see the most surface area of the earth second to Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

This is from the top looking west to Downtown San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

A view of Carquinez Straight and Suisun Bay to the north. They must be mining something here also. I wish we could have seen Sacramento, but it was foggy in the morning, and it hadn't fully cleared.

Here were two climbers on a rock east of us. On this side, we could see the snow caps in Yosemite that are about 130 miles away.

We also saw a hang glider. Mount Diablo is a great place for them to take off.

21 November 2008


I am so excited to announce that I finally got a job! I will be starting at Wolfe Design & Marketing after the new year. I can't wait to start. Everyone that I met was really nice and I felt so comfortable there. And the office is in one of the cutest neighborhoods in Sacramento...it reminds me of SW Minneapolis.

17 November 2008

M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A, Minnesota, Minnesota, Yeeeeaaah, Home

Janelle and I made it safely home to sunny California yesterday afternoon. We had a great time visiting with friends and family! It felt like we had never left! Instead of recapping everything we did while in MN, here is a laundry list of fun stuff.

Thanksgiving:  Like always, very tasty! Thanks Grandma

Hanging out with Friends:  Thanks everyone for coming. It was great talking with everyone. We'll have to do this again in December!

The Food: Davanni's, Jake's Pizza, Taco Johns, Lakeside

Chloe:  You are big!  Lucy can't wait to see you at Christmas!

Weather: Snow, rain, sun, freezing rain...and that was only the first day!

Cards:  Sue continues her push rummy dominance, wins 2 of 3 games played.

Grandpa and Mary's new House:  Thanks Mary for hosting a fun party! It was great to see your new place.

When we returned to Elk Grove we went straight for Franklin Pet Ranch to pick up Lucy. We were all very excited to see each other! Lucy loves the gifts we brought from MN (new water and food dishes and a sock monkey toy).

Thanks again to everyone that provided food, shelter and great conversation while Janelle and I where visiting. We are looking forward to coming back in December, this time with Lucy.

07 November 2008

Eye from the Sky

Well it was an early morning on Thursday. Josh and I had to get up at 2am to make it to the airport in time for our 6am flight. 

At the gate...5am. I had the pleasure of eating a dry blueberry scone and Diet Coke for breakfast.

This is Lake Tahoe from the plane. It only took a half an hour to get here from SF.

The Rockies before landing at Denver. We stopped for a couple hours and to change planes. I wanted to blog this at the airport on the way, but the internet was acting up, and wouldn't let me post.

Anyway...we're finally back in MN and it feels great!