Tuesday, June 30, 2009

West Coast 2009 Montage

One year ago we took a road trip to San Francisco. We had just found out we were expecting and it was our little secret the whole time on the trip. This is the montage we made after that trip and how we shared the good news with our family...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's Official

It's Official:

The Steele's and some good friends will be doing this next month...
Here's the awesome description of the race...

"This year's race will be held at beautiful Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Beach, CA. The picturesque race course features an ocean swim, a bike course along a rolling three mile stretch of PCH, and a run that follows the bluff along with a ½ mile segment on the beach that takes you through the historic cottages of Crystal Cove.

The PCT has been honored by Competitor & Inside Triathlon magazines as one of the top races in the United States."

I'm a little nervous for the swimming section as that's not a strong point for me, but I think it will be a fun challenge. I'll let you know how it turns out in a little more than a month!

Also, it's official: Kasen has the most adorable laugh I've ever heard!

It's also official: Kasen is an adrenaline junkie already!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kasen's Dedication and Soak City

Kasen was dedicated to God this past weekend at the Loma Linda University Church by our good friend, Jason Calvert. We dedicated Kasen's life to God and publicly acknowledged in front of our family, church family and close friends that we will do everything in our power to raise Kasen up to be a follower and warrior for Jesus. It won't be an easy job, but with the help of family, friends, our church community, and of course God, Kasen will hopefully grow up to know and love Jesus as his personal Friend and Savior.
On a side note, Kasen did extremely well up front. I fed him 15 minutes before we left, burped him for 10 minutes, and put full body bib on him until 5 seconds before we went up. (He has a tendency to spit up a lot). Thankfully he didn't spit up in front of the whole church or get out of hand. He was a little squirmy before we went up and right after, but thankfully, while he was in front of everyone, he was a little angel. Here are some pictures from this special event. More pictures from the lunch will follow at a later date;-)

These pictures are from Soak City. I went here with my school during our last week. It is a family day and the students go with their families, teachers bring their own families, and everyone enjoys the park together. We had a great time and Kasen had his first experience with the water...he loved it!

Floating down the Lazy River.

Kasen in his Johnny Jump Up from Grammy Nini

*These pictures were all taken by Kai's mom (GramE Nini).

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Man Rules

Got this from a good friend of ours and I had to share it!

At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down. Finally , the guys' side of the story. We always hear "the rules" from the female side. Now here are the rules from the male side. These are our rules! Please note...these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports--It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really.

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, football, or golf.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight; but did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.

Also, I had to share this little clip. I found out that some of you haven't seen it, and you've really been missing out! It's one of my favorite clips of all time.