Over the past 13 years, I have often wondered if we would ever be able to lead a "normal" life and by normal I mean something as simple as going out to eat with Brad without having a nurse at the house. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that not only would Cole and I be living an adventure in California, but Spencer would be healthy, have a job that he loves, and getting rave reviews from his boss! I can't even explain how incredibly blessed we are.
Our acting friends, the Knight's from Austin, Texas arrived in Los Angeles last week so, of course, all us Southerners had to hang out over the weekend.
We headed to Santa Monica beach on Saturday. This place is crazy on the weekend. The weather was a perfect 72 degrees and we had a ball.
Lawson and Paleigh Knight along with R. U. Faster. Yes, that is really his name! He is a 59 year old homeless man who lives at the beach and is a personal trainer to many people but mostly people with a lot of money. This guy is hysterical and is in fabulous shape. He has been approached to be on the next season of "Survivor". I will definitely watch it if he participates!
We walked down to Venice and the street was rampant with local entertainers. These guys were so good at their pop-and-lock dance style and their acrobatic abilities. They pulled Cole from out of the audience and quickly named him "White Chocolate". Ha! He was one of five people from the audience that bent down while one of the dancers ran and flipped over them. It was crazy!
After 8 hours at the beach, we headed home. But not to rest. Oh no, that would have been too easy. We showered, changed, picked up Paleigh and Lawson and met the Shea's at Racer's Edge so the kids could enjoy some neon black light go-cart racing! They had so much fun and I was so happy to fall in bed at 10:00.
Sunday, as we headed out the door for church, Cole comes running down the stairs in his plaid shirt, his underwear and carrying his shoes. He could not find his jeans but he was sure they were in the car. We get to the car. Guess what. They were not there. He finally found them (hanging in the closet) and we even made it to church on time!
The rest of the day involved swimming, resting, more swimming, cookout with the Shea's and the Knights and finally, SLEEP!
While we are having fun here, Brad and Spencer have managed to have some fun on their own. They are loving the nighttime Traveler's games where the intense Arkansas heat is not quite as bad as it is during the day.
Here are a few of Cole's headshots he had taken last week...
Love that Denice included this one with Cole and Sid!
Cole was notified yesterday that he has a Producer's Callback on Thursday at 12:30 for a pilot that will air this fall. He is so excited! We're keeping fingers crossed and saying lots of prayers.
Have you had a fun summer so far?
"You keep completely safe the people who maintain their faith, for they trust in you."