Sunday, October 26, 2014

In Which We Return to Sea Level

Well, we're a few weeks removed from this event now, but I wanted to put it on the blog just the same. We had our fall break a few weeks ago, and it was fantastic. It's nice that we're finally getting to reap the rewards of being teachers. For our fall break, we decided to go to California and go to the beach. It was a pretty easy drive. We got on I-10 and kept on going. We went to the beach right after we got to our hotel, and it was awesome. We stayed in a hotel that was like three blocks from Redondo Beach. Here are some pictures.

Nancy on the beach. It was a pretty nice one.

Swimming in the ocean!

Nancy even got in the water with me a little, even though she thought it was freezing.

Then we got to watch the sunset at the beach!

That's just a random person I was too lazy to crop out.

That night we just walked around the area. It actually felt a little like being back in Korea, except that people weren't speaking Korean. However, there were quite a few shops and churches in the area that had Korean writing on their signs, and there was a place that sold Korean style seafood on the pier. We ate dinner at Dickey's Barbecue Pit, though, so we didn't eat anything crazy. Korean seafood never appealed to me while I was in Korea, and it still doesn't.

The next morning we went back to the beach, and we got to see some dolphins sticking their fins out of the water! Here's a picture I took. If you look really close, you can see the dolphin fins.
Yeah, it's there. Right in the middle of the picture there's a dolphin fin.
Then we hung out at the beach for a couple more hours. I went swimming again. The beach is awesome and we've both missed it since we moved back to the United States. Then we got in the car and drove up to see one of LA's main tourist attractions: the Hollywood Sign. We were thinking about hiking up to it, but Nancy didn't feel that great and it was hot, so we decided to just look at it from the Griffith Observatory, which was cool enough. The place also had a lot of awesome views out over the city, and I got to see that famous LA skyline that I've seen in so many different movies and TV shows.

Sign! It looks closer than that in real life, but things always look farther away in pictures.

I'm glad that I totally look stoned in this picture.

We managed to get the sign into this one.

Griffith Observatory. With random other tourists.

Then we decided we'd seen about all we really wanted to see in LA, so we headed out of town to Loma Linda, where Nancy's old mission companion, Whitney, and her husband, Kyler, live. We stayed with them for a couple days and had a great time, but we didn't actually take any pictures. There you go. At any rate, that's the gist of our fall break. We also got a couple days to just relax at home, too, which was nice. I can't wait for our next break! That's all I've got for this post. We're still doing good. This is Captain Danger out.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

In Which We Seriously Make a Big Announcement This Time (for real!)

No, it's not a baby. Wait, no, IT IS! I just got so used to saying that because it seems like the only announcement that anyone ever wants us to make. So, yeah, Nancy is totally pregnant! Here's the picture we took to announce it:

We don't know if it's going to be a boy or a girl yet. That's still several weeks out. We figured light blue was a pretty unisex harness color, but of course everyone's going to think we know it's a boy if they don't actually read our blog. So, that's our announcement! We're all sorts of excited to welcome this new baby into our family, and now Nancy gets to look at cute baby stuff every time we go to the store! Also, here's what our baby looked like a week ago:

Also, here's what Nancy looked like a week ago (she still looks about the same :)

So, that's about all we've got by way of announcement at the moment. We'll have some other updates soon and of course we'll keep everyone posted on how the baby's doing! We're excited! This is Captain Danger out.