Monday, July 19, 2010


Hey guys!
Just thought I wold put some pics up here many of you have seen these on FB so nothing really new. Thanks for stopping by.

The Fam...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

So much has happened since the last post. Finished up all of my pre-req's for nursing school, got accepted into Azusa pacific's nursing program, Baby James has come to live with us, My sister gradutated from High school, Bryan and Tiffany came out for a visit, met up with Brian Hanne, went up and saw Chad and Lisa Blowers, Juan and Debbie came out for a nice long visit, (still too short). and this isn't even everything, i will try to post up some pictures of all the happenings soon.

Monday, May 04, 2009

No Greater Joy

Erika, Michael Pearl, Chad

Chad, Erika, Debbie Pearl

So a couple of months ago we went to hear Michael and Debbie Pearl speak at a church near us.
It was great! The books they have written have been very helpful to us. (although we don't agree with everything they teach) They were so gracious really emphasizing love for the Lord, love for your spouse and fun with your children, being able to cover over a whole lot of mistakes in parenting. After hearing them speak and re-reading some of their material we could really see those points where as before I think we focused to much on the disciplining they mention (which isn't even a main point). Michael pearl was really funny and he is a giant. (easily a ft. taller than me) Here you can purchases the videos of the conference, I recommend it! (look for us in the audience)

No Greater Joy
Pearl Outdoors

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Our time as coffee shop owners

Oct. 23, 2006 6:00am

Jan. 18, 2009 8:00pm

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

this is the future

Skype is one of the coolest things ever! (well until flying cars, hoverboards, and stuff like that)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

These are just some shots from around the shop. Cory is the newest member of the fam/team/crew

Gentry and Brian

Field Trip

So a couple of months ago we took all of the employees on a little field trip. they had no idea where we were going or what we were doing. (well they had some ideas but they were way off) Our firs stop was our coffee roaster, Coffee Klatch. It was great super helpful and a lot of fun! Heather Perry who is one of the best barista's in the country/world spent a few hours teaching us some skillz. then from there we went to Newport beach, rented a boat and cruised around for a few hours. then topped it off with dinner at Melting Pot.
All in a days work!

Coffee klatch

this is Barista Champ Heather Perry doing some sweet training with us it was awesome

Brian loves Heather.

coffee cuping

Friday, November 28, 2008

Anchors away

the second part of our surprise field trip was renting a boat and cruising around the Newport harbor for a couple of hours. It was so much fun. Everyone took turns at the wheel navigating through the treacherous waters.

hey, two hands on the wheel.

Roxi-"how do you drive this thing?"
Zach-"watch out for that yacht!"

the love boat

when animals attack!!

Gentry really wanted to see some seals...until we got close.
Gentry was sitting on the front of the boat enjoying the ride, when i spotted these two monsters laying on top of each other, pooping all over this poor guys boat. I decided to take over at the helm and bring us in for a closer look. I got a little too close, they sat up, opening their mouths and hissing at us. I thought for sure the big one was going to jump in our boat, sink it, and eat us! Gentry tried to hop back in the boat real fast, I am glad she didn't fall in the bay!

"No more seals!"

The landlubbers trying to shake off their sea legs.
(They look like they should be a band.)

Melting pot

Here is the crew at the melting pot, the most amazing restaurant I have ever been to. Our friends Jason and Kristi introduced us to this place and now we are ruined. We wanted to take everyone to somewhere nice; a place we could just hang out for a long time and talk and have a good time. I don't think anyone was disappointed the melting pot came blew us away again!

Zach, trying to pretend he is not excited.

Yes, one flaming pot of caramel and chocolate please.

This is a photo of a very happy man who has a good woman by his side and raw meat ready to be cooked and eaten.

"Oh good finally someone figured out what I want to eat everyday!"-Brian

Let the cooked meat come forth from the cauldron.