Sunday, December 13, 2009

Whittier Christmas Parade and other stuff

What a weekend! I'm sitting here enjoying some good Christmas music on Pandora rejoicing that the almost cold that I felt was coming on last night never turned into a real cold. (Thank you Zicam mouth spray...)

On Friday we Anders and I had to vacate the apartment to have a crack in our bathtub fixed. Chris rented a car so that we could have a car to drive out to my folks house while he did his normal work day. Anders and I ended up spending the night in Whittier and got to go to the 56th annual Whittier Christmas parade! Anders had a bit of a cold/cough but seemed to be on the mend so I bundled us up and braved the rain to get into the festivities. I have to say that there were a few parade entries that made it well worth our while including Critters for Christ, Isis belly dancing troop, some wierd Kung Fu group and of course many other eclectic hometown groups all who were deadly serious about this parade business! It was good to be back in Whittier.

I was also able to get a good nap in that afternoon before the long drive back home. On the way home Anders proved that he has picked up my knack for back seat driving. The whole way home he commented about how I should drive, entreated me not to hit any cars and told me that I needed my fog lights on.... The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

It's always good to get back into a normal schedule after a busy weekend and I'm looking forward to getting ready for Christmas, taking the trolley to the library and making play dates this week.

On another note I am very excited and proud of Chris for landing a new job! We found out on Thursday that he'll be starting around the new year and although it will be a bit longer of a drive the pay is better and there are some good opportunities for growth. He'll still be doing Audio Engineering but will be working much more with music instead of voice over. It really seems to be just the right fit for him and he is looking forward to the transition.

The pictures at the top are taken from a Facebook fan group of the Whittier Christmas Parade. My friend Kristy organized a fabulous group of fans to wear matching tees and cheer for the parade. Local parades need to have some #1 fans!

Ps. Quick add on here.... I got a ticket the other day. The first one in over 10 years. When the Police Officer was done citing me Anders let out a big sigh and said, "I love Policemen!!".
Thanks a lot kid!


Erin said...

yaaa! I'm so happy that Chris has the new job! :) :) :)

mary said...

Congratulations to Chris! Are you going to be able to make it to Cox Christmas? I sent an e-mail but not sure if I had your address correct.

Gypmar said...

Oh, man. If I had a nickel for every time a little boy asked me, "What is the speed limit here, mommy?" I would be a very rich woman :)

Fun to remember when the Whittier Christmas parade would go right by my home. I loved the fraternal organization (can't remember which one) in their crazy hats doing formations in their little go-carts.

And congrats to you all on the job!

Natalie said...

How funny, what Anders said! You must have passed on a respect for policemen, if that's how he feels, lol.

Grandma Seelye said...

Good for you Chris!! Sorry about the ticket. But probably good that Anders likes policemen:) Love you

Heidi said...

I just read all this to the kids, and Madeline asked, "Did the policeman hear Anders?" Good question!