Friday, January 26, 2007

Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit!

Nobody knew Eric had a twin until Cousin Drew made his appearance on the Bush's website. Funny, but Eric is not a big bean lover!!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Diamondbacks in CA??

It is official...Paul has been drafted to the SV LL Diamondbacks coached by one of his coaches from the 2006 all-star team. Should be an exciting season as four 2006 All-Stars are on the team. We will keep you posted...Off to buy chips, junky cheese, pretzels, hot dogs, buns, skittles and soda for our draft party (it is our second annual draft party celebrating the start of baseball season). Go Diamondbacks!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Thursday Night Draft Party at the Erickson's!


Tonight is SV LL official AAA Draft! We are nuts for baseball in this house and can not wait to see what team drafted Paul this year. As a 2006 All-Star, he is bound to be wanted by many teams. Emilie is playing A this year and we are waiting to hear from her new coach. Hot dogs, nachos and soda here we come!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Quote for the day!

"I never look back darling. It distracts from the now!" Edna Mode

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

3 Words

Girl Scout Cookies!
E-mail me with your order and we will hand deliver or ship if far far away!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Welcome Baby Derek

Congratulations to Brian and Megan on the birth of baby Derek!!! I am officially a GREAT auntie. Yikes!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to our friends and family! As we move ahead in 2007, we want to share some of our 2006 highlights with you. Enjoy!
Paul and his friends celebrating his 9th birthday at a local climbing gym. A barrel of monkeys, literally.

Emilie had a pony party for her 6th birthday party. Super fun except the ponies did not like Eric. Go figure!

One of Paul's projects this year was to learn about someone famous. He chose Ole Kirk Christiansen who was the inventor of Legos. One part of his project included being Ole in a wax museum and talking when a guest pressed his "talk button". He did a great job!


Eric celebrated his 40th birthday. We surprised him with a birthday party at a favorite Mexican restaurant. Many of his friends joined us as well as one of his good friends from Fresno. At 40, he still has his youthful glow (a big bushy mustache does wonders on a man!)!

Emilie really progressed this year playing girl's softball. She is great at hitting without using a tee! Here she is showing off her 2006 season trophy!


In June, Emilie and I went to Illinois for my niece's wedding. What fun we had without the boys. The wedding reception was in a barn (a retired pig barn) and it was the most wonderfully creative reception that I have been to. Emilie and I are searching for homes with a barn in hopes that she can have her wedding reception in a barn. We have about 20 years to find one! Here is Emilie next to one of 5 tractors (and a giant at that) that were parked near the barn. Pretty exciting for "city slicker girls".


Our "frosting on the cake" turned 2 this year, but he thinks he is closer to 10. We celebrated with a small party at our house and enjoyed watching Nicolas OOH and AAH over all his gifts (even the wrapping paper).

The 2006 baseball season ended with Paul making the 9 year old all-star team. His team lost one game (it was a double elimination tournament), but came back to beat the same team into smithereens. We had a great month and a half of all-star games! Check out our local paper!

This year both Paul and Emilie sang in the kid's choir for our church's Christmas musical. Wow, they both did a great job.



During our Christmas break, we had an adventure at our favorite railroad station. Check out the crazy characters we saw there!