Tuesday, October 30, 2007

quick fire update

there are still a number of fires in southern california, but the one in fallbrook is either out or contained. the evacuation order on all of fallbrook has been lifted and everyone is allowed back in. the entire trailer park on reche rd, (near the spackman's house) burned down. also, sad to say, spencer hampton lost his house, too. our prayers are with all those who lost their homes. and we are so thankful for the fire fighters for working so hard to save so many homes. they are true heroes.

Monday, October 29, 2007

a moment of dancing in honor of scott's b-day!

happy birthday to an awesome brother! welcome to your thirties! we love you!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

six months of waiting...

as all of you know vinny and i are trying to adopt a little girl from china. we put our application in with our agency well over a year and a half ago. this is an extremely slow process. today is the six month anniversary of having our dossier (all of our official paperwork) logged in at the chinese adoption headquarters in china. it's a big day for us! when we started this process we were told to expect to wait from our dossier being logged in and our referral date (the date you get to see a picture of your baby) about one year. now that estimation has reached TWO YEARS and could still possibly climb higher. but we know that all things are in Heavenly Father's time frame and we are ok with the wait. it's just more time to buy frilly dresses and dream about how we are going to decorate the nursery! seriously, we can't wait to go to china and hold our sweet baby in our arms, but the past six months have gone by faster than we expected. thanks to all of you and your support during this wait - we love you all!

no soup for you!!!

let's boogie!

here's a little something to make you laugh...

Friday, October 26, 2007

update on fallbrook

ok. so, late last night we heard that certain neighborhoods in fallbrook were being let back in. my parents made some phone calls and learned that their neighborhood is one of them. they packed up this morning and headed home to see that ALL IS WELL! my mom even said that the air quality isn't too bad. there are definitely areas that still aren't allowed back in, like east of Gird Rd, but the fire is gradually being contained. our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are displaced and especially with those who have lost their homes. we have heard that at least 200+ homes were lost in fallbrook. we have heard rumors of people we know losing their homes, but i won't post this until we know for sure. i'll update again when i learn anything new.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

fires in fallbrook

just a quick note for those wondering about my family in fallbrook. there are two fires raging there, and the ENTIRE town of fallbrook has been evacuated. my parents and their dog are staying at our house. my cousin brett went into fallbrook very early this morning and my parents house is safe, as is my aunt and uncle's. my dad left a little while ago to go check out the house, but every road leading into fallbrook in barricaded. craziness. i'll update again later if anything changes.

Monday, October 15, 2007


today vinny and i went grocery shopping. it's time to make some soup!

i know i don't look happy in this picuture, but i am. i just don't like how my smile looks.
love you all! come on over for hot soup!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Monty Python - Dead Parrot

Apple Pie in the sky

Yesterday Vinny and i went to Julian with my mom and dad. we all piled into the mighty avalon, where dad tried to kill us a number of times on the winding roads.

(The avalon is the middle car - dad did an awesome job of parrallel parking!)

The weather was cool and fresh. and so were the apples! for those of you who don't know, julian is a sleepy little mountain town where we go in the fall to pick apples and eat and eat and eat apple pie. preferably with cheese on top. want a taste?

sorry, we ate it all! there is also a shop with tons of kinds of yummy stuff: from candy to nuts to chocolate to apple cider to candy apples.

these are vinny's favorite apples - covered in sugar!

vinny kept looking for the tree that grew these apples... but couldn't find it.

we also saw a sad homeless man. do you recognize him?

Wait, isn't that dad?

come to think of it, where's mom?

oh, there she is!

peekaboo, mom!

we had a super fun time in julian!

the monty python sketch is one of Vinny's favorites. enjoy!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

middle of the night

i'm trying to sleep, but (obviously) cannot. so i decided to show you where we came up with our blog name - soul rebels. we love the band old crow medicine show (thanks bridget!) and i fell in love with their cover of bob marley's tune. it's awesome. and if vinny and i are anything, we are soul rebels.
Enjoy! i think i accidentally did the slide show as a seperate entry. i'll get the whole blog thing soon, i promise!

Soul Rebel - Old Crow Medicine Show

Friday, October 12, 2007

here we go...

Vinny and Megan welcome all to our blog. It may be odd, it may be boring, it may be super cool; whatever it is, it is us.
love is a place
and through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places
yes is a world
and in this world of
yes live
(skilfully curled)
all worlds
--ee cummings