Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Are we in the same family?

After Little Mans therapy we usually go to lunch with Bobby. For some reason Munchkin wanted to go to Jack in the Box today so we complied. After we were done consuming our caloriefest I took Munchkin to the restroom. On our way out the door I am not sure what I was distracted by but I did not hit the handle to the door I hit the window next to the door. I am sure you have seen people do that and have laughed hysterically...just like Bobby was when we actually got out the door. I laughed even harder when he told me he had just done the exact same thing...

Friday, November 17, 2006

Being Sick...

is not my happy place! So, a couple of weeks ago I had a pretty nasty cough. It went away on its own and I thought I was fine. Two Saturdays ago we sat at the Drs office for 2 hours because Little Man had pink eye. As of yesterday he has a sinus infection and is now on an antibiotic. Munchkin now has pink eye and has drops (which she is taking really well) and I have the worst "cold" I have ever had. We are hoping and praying that Bobby doesn't get anything before our trip to Texas for Thanksgiving. I am not sure I can drive the entire way if he is sick.
Poor Munchkin tonight was complaining that her tummy hurt really bad. I can usually feel the gas moving around in her tummy if that is what it is. It just must have been really bad tonight because she was really upset. Bobby took her to Walgreens to pick up some Mylicon drops. As soon as he gave them to her she was fine. Poor baby! I don't know what she ate that gave her such bad gas. As soon as she got home she went straight to bed and we haven't heard another peep.
Hopefully we will all be better in the next couple of days. I have a hard enough time getting things done around the house when I am well. I am just useless when I am sick!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A note on links

I thought I would post why I have each of my links:
  • Living Lavada Mama - Sherri
  • Sherri is a friend from the Daily Planet days. Her husbands band Downhere was doing a lot at the same time we were here in Nashville. We had some fun girls nights before she moved back to Canada and I get to keep up on what is happening through her blog. Sherri has a little boy who is just a couple of days older than our little boy!
  • Watering the Grass - Joy
  • Joy was my Resident Director in Bowles at APU when I was a Resident Assistant. The when I went in the CSA program I got to work with her again in Service Learning. She is so much fun!
  • The Jackson Family
  • Angela and I met through our church when our girls were just a few months old. Now Munchkin and her little girl are swimming together every week and are in Camp Hollow together each week too. Of course we like to get together and scrapbook too!
  • The Shubin Family
  • Rachel has known Bobby since Kindergarten? He proposed to her when they were 5 and he was so upset because he also proposed to another little girl the same day and just didn't know what to do!
  • The Thomas Report - Chris and Kim
  • Chris and Kim were in our Sunday School class the first time we went to our church. After class that day we went out to a Mexican restaurant with them and 2 other couples and have been there ever since. They have since had a little girl who is absolutely beautiful!
  • Just Thinking - Mike Warren
  • Mike and Leann are friends from church. Leann and I like to scrapbook together and the girl can get a deal on Creative Memories!
  • A Woman of a Certain Age - Mom
  • Well, this would be my mom! :) She doesn't update nearly as much as she should but I still love her!
  • Home School Mommy - Kim
  • This is my sister Kim. She doesn't update either so I am always pleasantly suprised when she does. She lives very far away and I don't get to see her very often. I love it when we get to hang out though.
  • JoyfulChaos - Suzanne
  • I think I found Suzannes blog through Addison Rd awhile back. She was going through a lot of the same things we were and recently moved so she hasn't been on in awhile. She and some friends were doing a Bible study on Joy that was fantastic.
  • Dribble and Scribble
  • This is one of the girls from my Scrappin Mommas site I frequent. She has great ideas for scrapbooking and does a 2peas challenge every day.
  • Sarah's Random Reflections
  • Sarah is one of our children's pastors wives at church.
  • Owen Reid Parker
  • This is my friend Russ' baby boy. We have know each other since 7th grade. They have been out of the country doing missions so they haven't updated in awhile.
  • Ash
  • Ash was Bobby roommate from our freshman year through Senior year? I think they were together that whole time. He is a great listener and a good friend. I actually taught him how to make homemade chocolate chip cookies our sophomore year. :)
  • Salient - Bobby's band
  • This is my hubbys band. They are lots of fun and they Rock!
  • Normal Rockstar - Jeremy
  • Jeremy is the drummer for the band Downhere. He recently got married.
  • Shlog - Shawn Groves
  • Shawn Groves is a musician in the Christian music scene.
  • Addison Road
  • This is a group of our friends from college that post on all kinds of subjects. Is is like hanging out with your friends at an end of the summer BBQ. A lot of topics center on faith and exploring that along with the emerging conversation.
  • Microexplosion - Bill Seaver
  • Bill is a good friend of ours from church. He is part of one of the other couples that went out to lunch with us our first Sunday at church. I think that he and his wife and Chris and Kim were married the same day.
  • Bible Podcast
  • A daily audio recording of the Bible
  • Scribe Music Show - Trevor Carpenter
  • This is anther friend of ours from college. He and his wife just had their 4th baby I believe.
  • lifesimple - Craig Kendall
  • Craig is our connect group leader. He and his wife are the 3rd couple we went to lunch with the first day at our church. They have been such a support to us over the last few years. Plus Julie made a beautiful quilt for little man when he was born!
  • Razor Rays World - Ray Carmen
  • Ray is another friend from church. I believe he was commissioned to keep a blog by Craig to document his journey.
  • Realverse - Steve
  • Bobby works for Steve at Lifeway. This is one of Steves big projects!
  • Scrapbooking
  • I have been posting to this scrapbooking site for a couple of years now. It is a pretty small group of women but we are all pretty consistent on there.
  • Two Peas Scrapbook Site
  • This is a fantastic site for layout ideas and challenges
  • Heidi Swapp
  • If you have seen the ghost pieces or tons of other products out there but Heidi Swapp, this is her blog.
  • Jules Bianchi
  • Remember Joy up there from Service Learning? This is her identical twin sister Jules. She is a fantastic wedding photographer in CA.
  • Scrap It
  • This is one of my favorite local scrapbook stores
  • Scrappuccino
  • This is another of my favorite local scrapbook stores
  • Pampered Chef
  • This is my business site. So, if you need any Pampered Chef Christmas presents or would like to host a show come on over and see me!
  • Azusa Pacific
  • Bobby and I both went to APU. I loved it. Looking for a University to go to? APU is a great place to be!
  • ACC
  • This is information on the condition that Little Man has.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Whew! What a day!

This morning started off so nice and slow! Bobby got up and went downstairs with Munchkin and let me sleep. I finally got up around 9:30 to find Little Man still asleep in his room. After another hour he finally woke up. It is very unusual for my kids to sleep in but we stayed up watching The Wizard of Oz last night pretty late.
Normally we go get donuts on Saturday morning but since 2 of us slept through it we ate some lunch and thought we would go to the Santa parade at the mall.
We had a little bit of time before the parade so we hit up the Pampered Palace where Munchkin had her third birthday party. We always have to go there when we go to the mall because both the kids like to dance on the little stage and Munchkin always has to get some Razzle Dazzle Dust!

After the little parade we went and let the kids see Santa. It costs pretty much an arm and a leg to get 2 5x7s and the pictures are really not that good. Bobby and I are both in this one because Little Man was not going to sit on some random guys lap. Bobby is pretty much sitting on Santas lap and Santa looks like an elf. Hopefully we will get to see our friends Tracy and Davids Santa. He is a really good one! We thought both the kids would like to ride the train but only Munchkin did. Little Man wanted to after sister was done but didn't get to then. Maybe next time.

Once we were done at the mall we were all really hungry. We headed to TGIFridays for an early dinner/late lunch. Then we had to go to Walmart for a few more things. Little Man got his hair cut. He was not thrilled about that. The girl cutting his hair said "at least he is sitting still while crying!" She had apparently been kicked by a kid before. Poor little guy. He fell asleep on our way home and has been asleep ever since.

Poor Kelsey had been outside all day so Bobby took her and Munchkin for a walk. It was pretty cold outside so they bundled up and walked fast. Now we are just hanging out waiting for SNL to come on. Bobby has to be at church early tomorrow morning though so we will probably head to bed soon.

Friday, November 10, 2006


Anyone else think the story of the Three Little Pigs was made up by the brick industry?

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Tonight I had the distinct privilege of hearing Justin Timberlakes newest single Sexyback. Apparently I have been living in a cave because this was the first time I have heard it. I know you are jealous because not only did I hear it on The River I heard it 2 minutes later on Venus (just an aside..Apparently Venus is turning into TheParty). At least I got to hear it again so I could hear how truly horrible it was. As I was composing my blog post in my head about how I didn't even know it was Justin because of the awful effects on his voice the song ended and the DJs came on and were so excited about the song. They were talking about how much fun it was and what a great song it was. I suppose if you are at a club and have had several drinks and maybe think it is Britney it would be good. I am not much of a critic on music. I pretty much like whatever is on the radio but this song deserves to be trashed. If you hear it just turn it off or write your congressman to get it banned for all stations!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Gotta love Wierd Al!

Could my husband fit in this video? Maybe a few of the characteristics but certainly not all. He is a rock star! Bobby can't be nerdy!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Graduation Day

I know what you are thinking! Munchkin is only 4 and Little Man is only 2 what on earth could the Reinsch family be graduating?
Today Little Man graduated from his ankle high orthotics to foam inserts in his shoes!!! He has progressed so much in his walking that he no longer needs the ankle support just the arch support. It looks like I am going to have to go buy new shoes that are smaller than his old ones. He had to have a few sizes too big to fit the orthotics. So, next time you see us Little Man will probably look a little bit taller and a whole lot happier!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Joe and Rox and Morro Bay

The Giant Chessboard of Morro Bay...

Once again, the Giant Chessboard.
Check out that big rock behind us! It's amazing that it didn't hit the factory you don't see in the picture when it fell from outerspace! (saith my husband)
This is what happens when you are 6 feet tall and think you are 6 years old......

Mo' pictures from Pismo

Some nice walkers took this picture for us.That is our hotel....riiiiight.....there!
This is what the underneath of the Pismo pier looks like!

The morning after..

Matt and Marcis wedding Bobby and I got up pretty early. Even though we had been in CA for a few days we were still on Tennessee time. It had been such a long time since we had been to a real beach we decided to take a walk. The weather was pretty cold but it was so much fun! We took ours shoes off and walked barefoot near the waters edge, collected completely intact sand dollars, took pictures under the pier, saw a dead seal on the beach (eww), and drew in the sand. As we were getting back in the car I pulled my shoes down from the top of the car. I am not sure what I was thinking putting them up there but I managed to get quite a bit of sand in my hair. We stopped on PCH at Old West Cinnamon Rolls. It was a pretty neat place with a line out the door. Bobby got a roll with orange glaze on it that was really good. I got a crumb topped roll and wasn't as impressed. We were planning on eating brunch in a couple of hours so I wasn't heartbroken that I didn't want to eat the cinnamon roll.

After finding our way back to the hotel we got all of our stuff together and checked out. We met Matt and Marci over at the Pelican Point restaurant for brunch. We realized it was going to be expensive when we checked out the buffet and it had crab legs and included champagne. It was so fun to hang out with Matt and Marci for that little bit. They were headed back home after breakfast and we were headed out to see Bobbys brother and sister-in-law on our way back to my mom and dads house.

Joe and Rox met us at the hotel. We had intended to go to Hearst castle but when we found out it was $20 a person we thought maybe we should hang out in San Luis Obispo instead. We found downtown and walked around awhile. Joe and Rox got some lunch at Mothers Tavern while we watched the Titans actually win their first game of the season! I thought it was pretty funny that the table we were at was only made for me. Everyone else was 6 feet tall and towered over the short little table. Plus, it was uneven so my glass of diet coke kept sliding toward the edge of the table. After wandering around a little bit longer we decided to head to Morro Bay to the aquarium. The aquarium cost $2 to get in and I am not sure it was worth that much. Both Joe and I were having digital camera issues but they got worked out. One of our favorite spots was the salt water taffy store. Every customer got to choose one piece free. Bobby declined and Joe tried to get him to go back and get him another piece. We searched everywhere for the advertised Giant Chess Board only to find it is closed on weekends. A nice couple took pictures of us standing on it though.
By this time we were starting to get hungry so we got in our cars and caravaned to Atascadero where we found one of our favorites...Round Table Pizza! Bobby and I managed to pay for the pizza but we found later that Joe or Rox (not sure which one) had slipped money into my wallet while I was indisposed. It came in handy later when we stopped at Starbys for a quick caffeinated pick me up. We had so much fun hanging out with Joe and Roxanna. We wish we lived closer so we could hang out more often.

We had about a 4 hour drive back from Atascadero so we got home about 10pm. Not too late but the kiddos were already in bed. I got Munchkin up to go potty and she just wrapped her sweet little arms around me and told me she had missed me. It just made my heart melt. It was really fun to be able to go to the wedding and hang out with family and friends but we missed our babies tremendously.

While we were gone Grandma and Grandpa took the kids to the Jelly Belly factory, Burger King, a Candy Festival, and a pumpkin patch. I am not sure who was worn out more the kids or the grandparents. I do know that when they said they were going to a candy festival I thought "good luck with that and getting them to actually sleep!" Little Man was thrilled to see us in the morning and clung to us. Munchkin was happy to see us but she also had a really good time just hanging out with grandma and grandpa, her aunts and cousins. Once again we wish we lived closer to all of our family so we all got to see each other more often.

Google searches

that have led here this week:
Carrie Underwoods hairdresser
desperate housewife wedding photos
ray carmen music

Things I wish led here:
U2, Bono, family, Jesus, cute cats, Addisonrd, the Wreckers, James Blunt, Haiti, missions, emergent, Baptist, Lutheran, protestant, denomination, Presbyterian, Methodist, church of Christ, Quakers, friends church, vineyard

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Pink Eye

is from the devil!! Yep, Little Man woke up with his right eye glued closed this morning, we spent 2 hours at the doctor and got a prescription for drops for both eyes. Let me tell ya, he LOVES getting those put in his eyes! Pray our little guys eyes heal quickly.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

A few details

I like to think that I take semi decent pictures and I love taking pictures at weddings for my scrapbooks. Someday maybe I will get to take some photography classes and maybe do something professionally. To see some fantastic wedding photos check out Jules Bianchi in CA.

This is Matt with his dad and Bobby (the best man!).

The Chuck Taylors were very Matt!
The aisle.

Beautiful cake.
The aisle from where I was sitting.
This is Matts nephew! Isn't he adorable?

Matt and Marci

All of these are from the reception. From where I was sitting I couldn't get great pictures of the wedding but I thought these were fun!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Before the Wedding Pictures

I guess I will have to wait to upload more pictures of the wedding and of Halloween since blogger is not cooperating tonight. Here is one of Matt and Bobby. This is the one where Bobby is not making a goober face! Ok! We are back!

Vacation Day 3 and 4 A Drive, a Rehearsal & a Wedding

Bobby and I left fairly early to drive to Pismo. We knew it was about a four hour drive but it felt a lot longer. We stopped to get a couple of things and to send some emails before we headed out so that made the day seem longer. Just a little past Morgan Hill we stopped for lunch at our beloved In-N-Out. That is one of our very favorite restaurants and we miss it so! I made sure to take a picture on my phone of Bobby out front and sent it to some other friends from CA that live near us in Tennessee.

Our next stop was at a gas station. When we started to leave I didn't have my seatbelt on yet and Bobby tried to throw me through the windshield. I am not sure what happened but he just stepped on the gas and the brake (he was trying to drive across the parking lot so he could run into Carls Jr to use the bathroom) and I went forward. (Sorry mom and dad! I don't think we told you about that) We were both laughing hysterically and the guy that drove in after that looked at us like we were lunatics.

About 13 miles from Pismo we called Matt to let him know we were almost there. I said "The rehearsal starts at 5 right?" Um, no...the rehearsal was supposed to start at 4 but he said it would probably not start until 4:30. Thank goodness we were only a few miles away. We pulled into the parking lot right about 4:05 and were the first ones in the lobby! When we got out of the car I thought "I don't remember the ocean smelling like a sewer!" Apparently there are a ton of pelicans that live on the bluff and make it smell. We met Matt in the lobby and waited for everyone to assemble to we could get through the rehearsal. I finally got to meet Marci. We had talked on the phone but hadn't met in person before so it was great to put a face with a name.

After the rehearsal we headed out a restaurant right next to the pier. The food was fantastic but some of the groomsmen kept slipping Matt shots of Jaeger. Later we checked into our hotel then I headed back to hang out with all of the girls while Bobby went to hang with the boys. They were tempted to rush the stage at the bar they were at and steal the instruments. Alas, aside from the 3 or 4 late 60's couple that were there dancing there was no one to appreciate the thought.
Bobby and Matt hung out later at his hotel room for awhile while I was at ours. I thought I was watching Jay Leno but I remember the monologue and then the musical guest and credits....I was kind of tired!

The next morning started off with me heading off to Marie calendar's (another favorite restaurant not located in TN) and Bobby heading to breakfast with Matt and his family. A couple of other girls went with me to the Pelican point restaurant where the reception was going to be and we set out all of the placecards and favors while the guys were doing something else.
Bobby and I went to our room to get ready and I must say! My husband needs to wear a tux more often...it has been awhile since I have seen him that fancy. I wanted to slip him my room key to have him meet me later but then I remember he already had one!

The wedding was absolutely beautiful! At about 4:30 the "Marine layer" cleared out, there was blue sky and just a little bit of wind. The groomsmen were handsome and well behaved, the bridesmaids were lovely. Matt looked more happy than I have ever seen him and Marci was a beautiful bride!

Just as they were pronounced husband and wife a pelican flew over and nailed the girl sitting behind me. I got 1 tiny little dot of pelican poo on my shirtsleeve thank goodness it wasn't more. One of the ring bearers also got nailed. Poor guy! Right after the ceremony Tonja and I ran to the reception to help people find their seats. Unfortunately for us we didn't have the seating chart so we were looking around the tables for names. She ran back to find the chart and then things went much smoother.

It was amazing to see the transformation of the reception room from the time we put out the favors to the reception. It overlooked the ocean and had a spectacular view of the sunset over the ocean.

At the end of the day Matt and Marci were married and we were exhausted.