Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Resistance of Robin Hood and Rick

This past weekend, in honor of Mom and Dad's 25th wedding anniversary (which is coming up in a couple weeks), we took a trip up to Cleveland to see two classic films on the big screen: Casablanca (1942) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). We drove up on Saturday afternoon, stayed the night at a hotel, and came back on Sunday evening.

On Saturday night we saw Rick (aka Humphrey Bogart) resist the Nazis in the classic American style. [Rick pulls out gun and says "Put that phone down. I said put it down."] Then, on Sunday afternoon we saw Robin Hood (aka Errol Flynn) resist treacherous Prince John in the classic British style. Wow! Of all the old films that we've seen on the big screen The Adventures of Robin Hood had to be the most impressive. It was beautiful, and so enthralling.

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We ate dinner at a little Italian restaurant on Saturday and had some of the best food ever. Elizabeth and I shared a pizza that was topped in garlic oil, mozzarella cheese, parmesan, pesto and Brie. Absolutely scrumptious! The next day we went to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch. The white pizza and Tiramisu cheesecake is something not to be missed.

Here are some pictures of the weekend. First is one of Elizabeth and me on the way to see Robin Hood. Next is Mom and Dad at dinner on Saturday, and then Playhouse Square on Sunday.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

It's Leilani! She's here!

Here is the exciting news: we've got a new cousin! Our cousin just had her first baby, who is also the first great-grandchild on Dad's side of the family. Leilani arrived safely yesterday afternoon, she weighed 7lbs. 9oz., was 19in. long and she's so cute. Lord willing, we'll get to meet her at the beginning of October. Wow. We've already got the airplane tickets!

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Psalm 127:3