We had our first overnight visitor last Sunday! My brother Mason drove down with us from Fresno and stayed the night on Sunday. The evening was spent preparing a quick meal and making a family video starring Mason as the guest on “The Oakden Show”. We’re working on getting our show up here on the blog soon. It’s going to be splendid, so tune in.
+ MAKE HOMEMADE CARDS
I think fathers love homemade cards the best, don’t you? So JO and I spent Thursday evening cutting and gluing our love-woven artistic hallmarks and sent them on their way to our wonderful fathers. Although JO is not a father yet and won’t be for some time, he is a future father so he scored crepes for breakfast and a homemade card from wife.
+ TAKE HIKES IN THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS
It was overcast on Saturday but we decided to follow through with our plans to hike the Santa Monica Mountains. We are so glad we did! It was refreshing to be in the foothills. We were greatly surprised that the mountains resembled that of a Hawaiian hillside with vines, lush shrubbery and twisted branches. We felt tropical.
+ WATCH “UP”
It was good. We enjoyed the evening out but I think we are both partial to the short “Partly Cloudy” at the opening of the movie.
+ MAKE APPOINTMENTS TO GIVE BLOOD
As much as we like helping others by giving of our blood, we like free movie tickets more. We made an appt to give blood this Sat at UCLA in return for 3 MOVIE TICKETS! Tres! Transformers, Paperheart and 500 Days of Summer – here we come!
and we... + FREQUENT COSTCO
Saturday we were getting ready to leave and JO said he was scared. When I asked why he said he was worried because he was actually Looking Forward to going to Costco and might buy something that we don’t need – you know the feeling – walk in to Costco thinking you don’t need anything and all of the sudden something you want or something you have never heard of before becomes a necessity. Good thing Costco doesn’t sell iMacs, or we would be in debt right now over that necessity.