Yogurt Mill


We love Yogurt Mill (El Cajon) especially in the summer. It’s one of those small pleasures that I’ve always enjoyed growing up and now I get to share it with my boys…well, just Corbin for now. His favorite is chocolate and so is mine. The other day he told me I could have strawberry and he gets chocolate. Funny kid! I ended up getting half chocolate milkshake and peanut butter and he had his very own chocolate yogurt. The hard part was getting him to understand that he couldn’t finish it. Ha!

Did I Forget to Mention


Did I forget to mention that Benjamin is also starting to sit for short moments of time. Yep! He’s such a big boy! It’s only for seconds, but it still counts.

I also added some photos from our fun family outing at Santee Lakes on Friday afternoon. We fed the ducks, Corbin played on the play structures, ate gummy worms for the first time and mom and dad got to take lots of fun pictures of our kids.

Truck Caught on Fire


A few nights back a truck went off the side of the road in the back canyon of Crest. We saw the truck in the morning and there were some people standing around looking at it as well as another truck getting ready to pull it out. They tried for hours with little success because they were using a rope rather than something a tow truck would use. Eventually they did manage to get the truck back on the road, but they left it on the road. I figured they must have damaged the truck pretty bad and couldn’t get it in gear or the truck wouldn’t start. That night a helicopter was making a loud commotion in the canyon and when we poked our heads out to see what was going on we saw the helicopter with its spot light on the truck asking them to leave. I’m sure they finally realized after a few times that no one was in the truck and left. Today, Sept 22, two guys came back for the truck and tried to get it started. They managed to get it up the road some, but then the truck caught on fire. I heard my mom and dad say that the truck was on fire and I ran outside to see. I saw the two men near the truck and then started running. I yelled “put some dirt on it!”, but either they didn’t hear (it’s a canyon, so you can typically hear everything people say even from far away) or they just didn’t care and wanted to get out of there. I hope they at least attempted to call 911. We have had 2 fires in Crest in the last 6 years (give or take) and we don’t want to relive another. My dad called the sheriff and they said a truck was on it’s way. For some reason they came down our back road and we had to redirect them back to South Lane to the canyon entrance. All the while we are watching this truck burn up like a match stick. There was a big BOOM! The fire must have made it’s way to the gas tank. Before long the firemen were in range and the water doused the fire. Man, what a close call! I hope the sheriff finds the owner of the truck and smacks him around. They aren’t even supposed to be driving back there, but they do anyway. They ruin it for everyone else! Thank you God for sparing us and allowing us to take a deep breath.

Benjamin at 6 months


Benjamin is 6 months old. He rolls over, enjoys standing and playing in his exersaucer for short periods of time, smiles with his mouth open, either has his pacifier or hands in his mouth, loves to cuddle, loves the outdoors, thinks Corbin is cool, grabs at his feet, pushes with his feet, babbles all the time, thinks sleep in overrated, getting better in the car and started eating a few solid foods.

Terra turns 10!


On Sept 7th my niece, Terra, turned 10. Wow! She’s in the double digits now. To celebrate she had some girl friends over for a sleepover. I honestly don’t think they will be getting much sleep. Ha! The funniest part was remembering back to the days when I had slumber parties in grade school and just how silly we used to act. These girls were just the same. They were laughing, watching Barbie movies and making bracelets while eating birthday cake and candy. Good things some things don’t change.

Bridal Shower for Susan


I have been planning Susan’s bridal shower for months now and it is finally here. Not to be biased, but it was one of the best showers I have ever been too. Everything came together beautifully. The best part was seeing the smile on Susan’s face and seeing her be blessed by everyone that came. I also loved the time we took as ladies, married and unmarried, to pray for our sister in Christ as she gets ready to marry Mr. Kinley and become a mom to his son, Collin. There is really nothing sweeter. Veronica also spoke a little from Song of Solomon and read a sweet devotional. I love these ladies!