November 15, 2014

Today is our anniversary! Linda and I have been married 39 years, and though there have  been some serious challenges we've managed to stay together, with each day life gets a little better. We really didn't do much to celebrate our anniversary, today, we did celebrate it a few days ago, when we went up to Julian. We enjoyed the time away from San Diego, and the low pressure days of Julian. It is one of the most laid back little towns I think I have ever come across. Linda had a great time, and so did I... we even had some great apple pie (for those that don't know, Julian is famous for its apple pie and their Julian apples).

Today was relaxed and it gave Linda and I a little time to get things together, ahead of our next trip out. We will be going to church in the morning, and then loading up and heading back up to Los Angeles. This time we are going to be watching the filming of an episode of Criminal Minds, as our friend Joe Mantegna will be staring in and directing. He invited us to come up, for about 3-years now, so we are now finally going. We plan on staying a couple of nights, and that should allow us the opportunity to see David and his family, at least for a little while.

Linda did take off to get some shopping in, and she said it was crazy out there. People are already getting into the Christmas shopping crazies mode, and it does cause me some concern with the coming weeks. Also, Linda made French Toast this morning, so I felt that it was my obligation to at least help out some and eat the French Toast... Hey, somebody's got'a do it... ;-). The girls both liked the breakfast treat also.

Jason took off early to take Gracie to her dog training classes. He drove himself up and back and said the people on the roads were nuts. There was a small fender-bender on the side of the road, and it looked like everyone was slowing down to take a look. This is probably the single more irritating thing for Jason, and with heavy traffic it just makes it that much more irritating. Anyway, he was able to get up and back without a problem, other than the traffic.

Tonight the girls were feeling full of energy and having a great time, before, during and after dinner. Both of them are becoming creative, and it is good to see Jackie starting to become more independent. It is so much fun watching the girls grow up, so we feel we've been given a special gift. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.


  1. Happy anniversary! You have about 9 months on us. Our 38th was in August.
    Has to be especially hard on Jason because he only has a certain amount of time that he can be us on any given day and it's such a waste using it sitting in a truck stuck in traffic!
    The only source of true help comes from the Lord! Praying!
    Psalms 121:1-4 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

  2. Praying!
    Psalms 121:5-8 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.


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