Sunday, December 25, 2005

It's Christmas Morning!!!!

Chelle and I awoke at 7:30 to open gifts and greet our house guest for the week.
We are so excited to be able to have cute little Lola with us. Her parents Amber and Nathan our going home for Christmas so we get to enjoy her company.


Saturday, December 24, 2005

It's Christmas Eve 2005!!!
HO HO HO! We just got back from the Chrismas Eve service at Bel Air Pres. It was beautiful, but there was no snow on the ground when we got out so I guess we won't get a White Christmas this year......oh well, we don't mind enjoying the 80 degree weather together amid our beautiful blue tree.

We miss you all and love you more. May all your wishes come true this year and may you know the blessings of our Lord ---- we do!
_Chelle Crowe

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Brentwood Festivus!
Last night Apartments 101, 102, and 103 shared in a combined Christmas party. We gathered the multitudes to join us for food, drinks and joy! A great time was had by all. We worried that no one would come - but come they did - in droves. Sure does feel great to see so many new faces and different personalities in one place! Thanks to all who shared the Spirit of the Season with us. We had such a wonderful night!!Amber, Heidi, and Chelle
Heidi, Nathan, Susan, and Brandy
Josh, Lisa, Heather, Rich, Keirin, and Jeff
Heidi and Ken
John, Rich and Josh in front of the gang
Marcy and Ryan
Josh and Lisa

Saturday, December 10, 2005

This weeks house guest include: Singer Songwriter Producer Ian Eskelin and Billboard Charting DJ to the Stars Trent Dean!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Introducing our first Christmas tree!

Chelle and I are very excited to have a real Douglas Fur christmas tree. We picked it up in Santa Monica on Sunday. We strapped it to the top off the car and brought it home. I made a Christmas radio station on and we drank Chelle's special mix of Egg Nog while we decorated. It's so nice to smell the tree in the arpartment. The sense memory that a Christmas tree evokes is awesome. We've both been so fortunate to have had amazing upbringings. We are very blessed with great families.
This will be our very first Christmas all by ourselves, so we adorned the tree with only blue Christmas lights. We are going to have a blue Christmas. :-(
However, come January family a plenty!!!!

You can see the stages of tree decorating.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Montana Christmas Walk

Judy and I

Ari, David, and Me. I guess we didn't take any photos of my favorite short girl. Once a year Santa Monica allows the patrons of the Montana Christmas Walk to walk from store to store with wine. We had to take the city up on this offer, so we went down with neighbors Judy and Ari. We had a great time.
Visited by the Dripps

The young Dripps

We were delighted to come home from Portland in time to enjoy a visit from Marcus, Lucy, Finn, Freddie, Samuel, and soon to be announced Dripps. Some very fantastic friends that moved back to Australia when they only had one son and one on the way. A few years later and there is a gaggle of Dripps for us to enjoy, and still one more on the way.