Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Best

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sleeping Angel

-- Post From My iPhone

Mom's First Beer

We saw it and had to stop.

Can you blame us?

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, December 26, 2008

Proud Grandparents

Another great image from Mary Grant Coster.
 I have take so many photos over the last several days it would be crazy to post them all here.  If you'd like to see the rest of them check out the flickr page right HERE.
The Best Stocking Stuffer Ever

A Beautiful Dress for Cherish 

My sister made Cherish a beautiful Christening dress. She is an amazing seamstress and a fantastic Aunt. I can't wait for the two of them to meet.

Thank you Sivje! We love it and Cherish will too.

First Newborn Doctor Visit

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Stroller Geek
yeah, yeah, the baby is cool and all but have you seen the stroller...?!?
Anybody that knows me understands that I geek out on techy stuff.  I never thought this part of my life would have any play in the child development arena.  Low and Behold the Orbit baby system does just that.  This thing is so cool!  Chelle and I now have the infant car seat, stroller, bassinet and the toddler seat for future use.  If you have the opportunity check out the videos.  It's pretty rad.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Crockett's toy

Happy to hear Cherish's heartbeat is strong like ox. 

Not long now...
Everything is still going great.  We are doing weekly non-stress test to hear Cherish's heartbeat, and it sounds just as it should for a healthy and strong little girl.  The countdown continues to December 26th.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Our Daughter
From Cherish 8 month Ultrasound images
I know you're not supposed to peak at your Christmas presents before they're unwrapped, but we are too excited to wait. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Sunday November 2nd 
 Spent a beautiful Saturday with Chris, Mary and Jax roaming the Camelback Corridor.  We popped into a lovely little gallery and art show called Shemer- featuring local artists, food, music, and art.
Mary, Mary quite talented photographer /cousin by marriage. 
Entrance to Soleri - an experiment in eco-culture by the renouned Paolo Soleri, whom still resides here with his wife and many others still living the dream that people and earth can live in harmony.
  Uhhhmmm- horizontal stripes are a bad idea even when you aren't pregnant Chelle-belly!!
The above photos are from a very special place hidden away in Scottsdale called, Arcosanti. Paolo Soleri
came to AZ to work under Frank Lloyd Wright and began his own studies merging architecture and ecology back in the 60's.  This community is built completely by the hands of volunteers and tree huggers from all over the world. The pouring of the copper and bronze bells is what funds the entire project.  (The bells run from $100 to upwards of $10,000 and beyond!)  
Some handpainted tiles. (Soleri has branched out a touch from bells to include tiles and olive oil for sale.  however, it is the bell sales that fully fund the projects.)
Bells are poured daily from 8am-noon, mon-fri.  It is a very interesting process.  Here are some of the molds used.  All the equipment seems very old fashioned, molds, kilns, tools etc.  We really enjoyed the tour- it was like a step back into the hippy days where love and peace tolled on the hearts of many, and the smell of patchouli reeked loudly to cover the burning pipes of hemp :-) To read more about this mystical little commune and the eco-culture ArcoSanti that is still in construction some 35 years later approx. 50 miles from here, go to:  
- Bella

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween 08 in Phoenix
Chelle and I dressed as a Rock-n-Roll Roadie and one of his prego ex-girlfriends.
People have been asking for pregnant pictures of Chelle so we figured this would suffice. We'll show these to Cherish one day and tell her this was what we looked like in 2008.. I'm sure she'll be proud to come from such high class heritage.
We stayed with Chris, Mary and Jackson. Chelle and I actually got dressed and into Character before we left Havasu. We drove to Phoenix like this. It was fun stopping to gas up and having people trying to figure if we were dressed up for Halloween or not.
Chris had told Chelle and I that there were several Halloween parties in the neighborhood so come down and we'll have a good time. He failed to mention that the party (singular) was actually a kids halloween party and most of the adults were not in costume. It was a little embarrassing showing up to a kids party in an affluent neighborhood when we were dressed like WT and Chelle's pregnant belly hanging out.
We had even invited Eric to come over to the party with us. Good thing we found out what kind of party it really was before we painted up his face. After the embarrassment, we headed back to the Coster's house to play a few games of pool, and then sit by the swimming pool and fountain to talk politics, the economy and figure out how to make money in the state of the world.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy 30 Birthday Lake Havasu City 
Saturday morning Chelle and I took a Vespa ride down to McCulloch to watch the birthday parade.
We were suprised at how long it was, the parade lasted about 2 and a half hours.
There were two marching bands, several floats, old classic cars and a bunch of dectorated motorcycles.
 We sat and clapped and chuckled.  What a perfect day indeed for a little sidewalk viewing and people watching.  Small town parade can still equal big time fun for us.
The classic car cruised down the ave in pristine condition.
Oldies tunes cranking and people cheering.

... and a bicycle built for four. 

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Stopped for gas and found some history

Thursday after working in LA, I drove back to Havasu taking the southern route on Interstate 10. I took an exit to fill the car's tank and empty mine and stumbled across some exciting history.

I didn't stop to go inside, but may sometime in the future. However, outside near the parking lot is a fenced area full of army artifacts from Patton's era.

There are probably near a dozen assorted tanks and military vehicles in the area outside the museum. I'll have to make a point of visiting the museum one of these days.