Monday, March 29, 2010

Beach Day at Cowells

I love this photo of Naomi sporting her new little wetsuit. The flash went off and kind of blew it out and gave it a cool effect. Anyways. . . I guess summer is here so we made Saturday a beach day with 20 or so friends and family who live here in Santa Cruz.
El Nino has brought a lot of westernly swells that pushed in a lot a sand creating an amazing sand bar/beach at Cowells. It use to only break on a low or negative tide, but now it breaks a day long.It is perfect for the kids to start learning how to surf and boogie board. And it great for the adults who can paddle outside to the waves that seem to peels forever.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Our new niece Elle Suzuki Headrick

My sister April and her husband Matt Headrick just had a baby girl. She is the cutest little thing. That's a total or 9 nieces and nephews. Sil and I have to jump on this baby train soon before Jeff (my little brother who is 20 and on a mission in the Dominican Repulic) starts have little kids. We are getting smoked by everyone. Maybe we will have to have twins to catch up.

Point Lobos State Park

Last Thursday we took the day off work and went down to Carmel. We walked around Carmel for a little bit and found a cute little restaurant called Carmel Belle that we highly recommend.
After lunch we went to Point Lobos State Park and hiked along the coastal trails checking out the tidepools and sea lions.
Point Lobos name is Derived from the offshore rocks at Punta de los Lobos Marinos, Point of the Sea Wolves, where the sound of the sea lions carries inland, the Reserve has often been called "the crown jewel of the State Park System."

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Closing Prayer Disaster

Ok so last sunday I was asked to say the closing prayer at the church. The first speaker spoke, and I guess I wasn't really paying attention to his talk. After his talk, the congregation started to sing the intermediate hymn, but I thought it was the closing hymn. I got up during the 2nd verse and started to walk towards the pulpit. This drew a lot of attention of a few families who suddenly started looking at me wide eyed like they were trying to send a message via ESP.

When I got up to the pulpit I sat down waiting for the hymn to end. I looked at my friend Iris and she was lipping, "It's not time for a closing prayer?" I didn't quiet get what she was trying to communicate. Bringing my hands together into the prayer position I lipped back, "Yes I'm the one saying the closing prayer." She lipped back very clearly this time "It's not time for you to say a closing prayer." When I realized that she was right I looked at the whole congregation and they were all smiling and giggling. I looked at the bishopric and they were looking at me smiling ear to ear. I whispered to the Bishop if I could just stay up there. He Gave me a nod of approval.

So the second speaker got up, and before he started his talk he looked at me and motioned with his arm towards the pulpit as if to say, 'Do you want to come and say the prayer?" The whole thing was pretty funny. Very embarrassing, but very funny

P.S. By the way that happened to me (Silvia).