Sunday, November 26, 2006

Clementine in Panties

Our little girl is a full grown bitch. (shut yo mouth!) I guess it's time to go see the doggie OBGyn. In the meantime, Bella has fashioned her a pair of puppy panties.

Poor Crockett, he has been so very good, but the little hottie has been driving him crazy!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving 2007

Chelle and I at dinner

Crockett and Clementine after dinner

Lighting of the Christmas trees in the Belmont Shore harbor and the Naples Canals

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


I'm quite a photographer aren't I

Sunday Chelle and I went to Disneyland! It's been quite awhile since I have been, but even longer for Chelle. The last time she walked the streets of mouse land she was only 2. Surprisingly enough, she didn't remember much of it. I on the other hand was here every year while in High School because our church choir toured SoCal every summer and performed here.

Bella at the post office

I realize it has been a long time since I was last here, but there was a lot of different stuff. ToonTown is all new to me. The Haunted Castle was now the "Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion" and the Pirates of the Carribean was now altered to be more closely related to the movie. The Matahorn was closed for renovations as was the submarine ride. We did Star Tours, and were going to do Space Mountain until we read the doctors recommendation that mothers to be not partake. The best thing about going to Disneyland this time was that the drive home only took us twenty minutes instead of the two or three days it took when I was in choir in the 80s.

I wished I had got a better photo of this girl, but she was definitely a superfan! Her hair had mouse ears of all different colors shaved in it and her fignernails also were painted with the mouse logo.
Birthday #37

Chelle and the birthday boy

Saturday night we celebrated the November birthdays of seven friends. Thanks to the fantastic party planning skills of Renee, close to 150 people partied with us at Sangria on the Hermosa Beach pier.

Party planner Renee, husband Ugo, Me (super short hair), and the new mommy Judy

Here are all 7 of us obviously in a quiet moment of reflection.

For the rest of the photos you can just click on one of the above and through the magic of computers, you'll be whisked away to my flicker account.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Mom and Dad Crowe's visit

Mom and Dad Crowe or as I enjoy calling them, Grandpa and Grandma, have been with us since Saturday night to celebrate my birthday and Thanksgiving. My birthday isn't until the 21st and of course we are bit early for Thanksgiving as well, but it worked out better for them to visit now and we are delighted with that.

On Sunday we went down to Hungtinton Beach and walked the pier and did some window shopping.

We ate lunch at Fred's.

We are having a great time, and are so happy that they have finally moved to Reno so we will be able to be together more often.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


We got to see Jaqueline Conway today and boy is she growing up fast!
It was great seeing Josh and Judy as well.

good times in the south bay

Flickr: Photos from christiancrowe

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Crockett asleep on the couch

Crockett fell asleep last night with all of his toys, so we stacked them on top of him and he didn't even move. 

It's funny 'cause from these shots he looks like a big dog, but he's just a little wiener.

Clementine needed to be close to him so she walked over and laid right in front of him, I think it is referred to as upstaging, or being a showboat.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

We're Expecting!!!!

It's true! We've now had the opportunity to tell most of our friends and family, but if you are reading this and finding out for the first time please forgive us for not waiting until we've seen you in person. I couldn't wait any longer. I'm crazy excited!!!!

Chelle with her pre-natal vitamins prescription just moments after we learned of the news.

Here is the very first picture of our baby. It's insanely difficult to understand these images, but apparently we were able to see the heartbeat this morning and the little white dot in the dark bubble in the white area is our first child. The doctor says that our next ultrasound will show a lot more and I hope so 'cause I don't understand what I'm looking at at all, but I am very in love and proud of it. :-)

Mother and Child

Proud Father

We've been told that this date can change in the next few visits, but as for now, our due date is July 1st. We will definitely be updating the blog with the details of our birth for all of you who we love and those we only tolerate (just kidding).

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Catching up

First Post in a over two weeks and a lot has gone on. To start with right before Chelle went home to MN, we had a visit from Stella and John (aka. Muffin) as they had a full day layover in LA before continuing their return to Australia. Chelle picked them up from LAX and brought them to our place. They went for a walk around the canals of Naples and when I returned from work we all went to Parkers Lighthouse on the waterfront for dinner.

Then Chelle went home to MN to visit family and attend her college reunion. I'll hand the keyboard over to her to describe her trip.

Gram Shaffer came down to surprise me - She's quite a Rock Star for nearly 87 years old!!!! Too bad she isn't nearly as photogenic as one....heehee!

Sweet Auntie Laurie brought Grammy down with her so we could have some cuddles and catch up time too. It sure is cool how much family we can cram into just a few days~ way to go Shaffer/Patterson Clan!!!

Baby Ty is walking like a champ! I barely made it in time to sneak him kisses before his 1st birthday. Sure do love you little guy!

And here is another little one - Connor turned 1 year on Oct. 10th. We thought he could be a fourth gen. Oct. 11th baby (My Gram Patterson, Katie's mom, Doris, my little bro, Eric are all the 11th) but Connor has a day all to himself! So glad I could be there to celebrate it with them. It is still really hard for me to believe that Kate, who was "my baby" now has her own baby - and he's ONE!!!! Must mean that my Auntie Dode is getting old :) ps - Happy Birthday to you too sweet Auntie!!! XXOO

This past weekend we went to Autin to celebrate our two year anniversary with Jono and Jayme. It was WONDERFUL~ Dear friends, great weather, super food and lots of love always make for a good time! we did our part to "keep Austin weird" as those "hook 'em horns" cowboys say 'round those parts!

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We even got to see our old house mate Luke who moved to Austin two years ago. Luke is doing extremely well pursuing his music career and seems very happy! He even showed off his new addition - the Lady Cheren.

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All in all, a fabulous time this past couple of weeks reuniting with friends and family and most certainly a wonderful two years together as husband and wife. So many wonderful more to come!~ Stay tuned....