The Calm(?) before the storm

Well, it's official. I'm unemployed. Actually not quite yet. I'm still technicallly 'employed' until June, but I'm no longer working.

Anyhow, we spent our last weekend at my Dad's place. I really like it down here. It's out in the country - in the middle of no-where. It's nice and peaceful out around the house.

Here's a shot from the front yard.

Here's one of the natives.

Tomorrow is the big launch day. Florida... here we come.


kinda fun!

So I found this link to make this cool little photo profile thing. It is fun and I love how each thing is represented by a single photo. So here is my, Chris, Visual DNA.

Kinda cool huh!?! So I did not pick anything for the thats gross catagory. I was hoping to take it out of there but I can not figure out what one it is in the code of the thing so I guess it will just have to stay there as a blank.
So check out the link under it and see what your Visual DNA is!


Our cross country inspiration... A Japanese tourist?

I'd like to introduce you to a good friend...


Love the 'Mug Shot'

While I was busy working, for the last 7 years, at Komatsu, I met this crazy guy from Japan. He liked to THINK he was working here in the U.S., but to be quite honest, mostly all he did was play.

- Snowboarding
- Fishing
- Mountain biking

- Driving his Ford over practically every inch of the entire west coast

Taku's amazing trips were one of the biggest reasons I even wanted to make this driving trek with Christy and the little Chits.

Here's a small sampling of some of his past adventures...

Thanks Taku-san, for all the killer snowboarding trips and the memories!


T.V. Addiction

O.K. So we have been in a Hotel now for 3 days now. And I have to say it has it's down sides. But I have to say I am totally diggin the cable T.V.!! Al and I have never had cabel t.v. in our house because well, we would be total couch potatoes. There is simply too much cool T.V and not enough time. So in this Hotel I am trying to get my fill of H.G.T.V! I love watching the design shows. So here is a silly photo of the T.V. in our room, because really what are blog posts with out photos?

The girls are liking the 2 phones in the room because they can talk to eachother on the phones. They are finding all kinds of games to play and act out that they never had the chance to befor ejust with a phone. I love great imaginations!
We did have a bit of a glitch with the closing of the house. I guess that there is a new person working at the escrow office and he/she did not let the buyers know in time to send the paper work in for the loan. So we are now at the mercy of the postal system. When the paper work gets in to the escrow office we will be going in to sign on the sale! It should be today or tomorrow.
So when we have an update on the actual closing we will let you know!


Between Rain showers

So it is already the second day in May. So much to do and the time just slips by faster and faster everyday. Today I thought it would be fun to take the girls to a park that I drive by all the time and try to get some photos. But wouldn't you know it, it has been cold and rainy today. But thankfully between showers we just happened to be driving by this park. So I made a quick stop and was able to get a few shots before it looked to bad. Here is one of the ones that I got.
I like it. I don't think that the girls were all that happy about not being able to play that long. But I guess that a little time is better than none.
And a couple more from the play part of the stop!