Monday, June 30, 2008

Pictoral updates

Poor, widdle stagnant blog. You've been verwy, verwy neglected recently. No new postie-wosties! Hopefully adding some travelling updates with pictures and links will suffice for now... :)

Jon and I took a weekend trip to Las Vegas.
We had a Spring Cleaning day with our Cornerstone neighbors.

I went to Oklahoma for my brother's OU graduation!

Per my previous post about a multitude of Fall pregnancy announcements, I've recently been attending baby showers.
Our "big" vacation was going on a cruise with a few other couples from college. It was SO relaxing to just hang out and be fed every three hours. :)
Upon our return, we had a beach bonfire with our church small group.
And last Saturday, for my birthday, we went to Disneyland!

We will move to Azusa, and Jon starts his new job!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Pasadena, Home of the Stars

Today, while waiting in our car at a stop sign, Jon pointed out a guy walking across the intersection with his dog. It was Rob Schneider. Yep, he lives here, too.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Holidays, Every Day

In honor of "National Leave Work Early Day", I left a whole 4 minutes early from work. I wanted to go earlier when I first heard the Day announced on the radio at lunch, but my husband encouraged me to be a "good employee." Pffft! So I stayed.

In confirming the radio's announcement, I also found that today (June 2nd) celebrates National Bubba Day and Yell 'Fudge' at Cobras in North America Day (<--if you live north of the Panama Canal). Didn't you know cobras gag at the thought of fudge? Duh.

I know I'm looking forward to July 27th when it is Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day ("because your houseplants will become healthier from knowing their environment"). And I'm certain my mom has been eagerly anticipating August 13th: Middle Children's Day. (I think Jan Brady made up this one.)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Movin' Down the Road

Because I "heard" that Jennipher S. gives updates (via our blogs) to our NorthWood home team, and Stephanie H. has expressed sadness for my lack of blog posts, I wanted to give you all a quick notice of changes for the Sampson duo...

Jon has decided to take one class per quarter at seminary from now until May 2009 because... he scored a new full-time job as a residential director at a local university campus (20 minutes east of Pasadena)! We will move into one of their apartment communities at the beginning of July, which is... SOON. We are both excited (and maybe a little nervous?) to have college students as neighbors, but the perks are fantastic. (Free housing in a 2-bedroom apartment! Free utilities! A meal plan! Benefits! Jon working with a demographic he enjoys! Stuff like that!) I'm sure we'll get some interesting stories from the experience that will appear on our blogs. :)

For now, please enjoy the below completely unrelated picture of one of my hermit crabs burrowing deep down in the sand only to run into the side of the aquarium.
(Sorry for the blurry pic - it's tricky through glass!)