Wednesday, December 29, 2010

JUST IN TIME...

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The food Gods treated us to some very nice Thai cuisine tonight. In some ways they actually kept our family alive. I say this because we had reached a high level of hunger and if we waited to get home, Claudia would have made an amazing dinner but we might have been pushed past our breaking point. She knew this and made the suggestion for us to stop for a family dinner out. Everything from the service to the pacing of the food was very nice. The only short coming to this place was their cheesy name:

'THAI THIS'

It easily ranks up there with the classics like 'Pick Up Stix' and 'Popeye's Chicken'. I guess it is hard to get it all right.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS...

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We surprised Matisse and took him up to be in snow for the first time. It turned out to be a perfect day, with just enough sun and plenty of soft snow to play in. You could tell early on that Matisse understand that this was pretty cool and that he was lucky to be hanging out in this special place.

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Outside of the cool energy he was taking in, he was also taking in the tradition of snow ball throwing pretty well too. It did not take long for him to became surprisingly consistent with nailing me in the head. He also knew to run like the wind when I starting building my ammo!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

PERFECT RAINY DAY HANGOUT...

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The rain has been steady for the last two days. A third day would be considered a crisis level for SoCal. With a nice bottle of wine, some good music and this layout; all is good in the world.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

NO MORE SUNSHINE....

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There are certain things you just come to expect in California like:

-Traffic on the 405, 5, 91, 10, 60, 210 & 605

-A weekly event of a yogurt shop opening and one going out of business

-Regular person becoming famous for no reason

And...you can almost always count on the sun coming out to showcase her brilliance. Recently it seems as if the sun partied too hard and has no energy to strut her stuff.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

CHOUETTE...CONT

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This was a moment that Claudia was not even aware that I was taking a picture. For me these can be the most memorable. Usually these moments follow with Claudia chasing me down to make sure the picture came out ok before I try and post it. The lack of picture control messes with all the ladies in the house :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

POINDEXTER...

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This is actually not part of my "Halloween In November Series' but instead this is Matisse's new look. He has promised me that I am not up on the current style and that he is currently O'-So-Pimp in this new look. He wanted me to let the ladies know he appreciates the fan mail and will continue to do his best to reply to everyone.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A FATHERS NIGHTMARE.....

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We still have some time to go but the weight is slowly coming on with what the future holds. Dropping off your daughters at high school is something no father experiences with joy. The good thing is that I will be attending all of their classes and should be able to keep things nice and simple for the four year run. I am already working on the college years but Claudia thinks I should not worry myself with those things right now.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

WISH YOU COULD SEE WHAT I SEE.......

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Due to the recent rain showers we have been experiencing, the ocean has been beautiful. You can see as far as your eyes will take you. Oddly enough on times like this I tend not to bring my camera out and just enjoy the views. I figured it would be nice to share a little something.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

OUR FIRST JORDANS....

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Matisse scored his first Jordans at 3 years old - I came in a little behind at 39. He told me the other day that I was copying him :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

RANSOMVILLE....

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After a long day of juggling activities and jumping through hurdles you can easily forget to appreciate the simple pleasures of life. This was one of the moments that did not get away without notice.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

STAGES OF A JOURNEY HOME...

Phase One: Cool Ride
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Phase Two: Leg Room
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Phase Three: The View
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