Sunday, November 9, 2008

ooo la la

This is Andre. He is the grandpa who lives at the home Brian and I are house sitting this week. Andre immigrated with his wife to America from Switzerland and was an antique furniture designer by trade. He is now 91 and spends most hours of the day with his chair, blanket, and cat. Brian and I LOVE Andre and we want to share him with you! Big Willy Style of course! Let us review a typical week with our Swiss dream boat. This week Andre has:
- Put on a harmonica concert for Brian and I, we clapped along when he sang the different choruses to the Swiss school boy songs.
- Said words such as "fan-tasss-teeck (fantastic), uhh- low (hello), and dee lish us (delicious) with the thickest French accent possible. English just sounds so much better that way.
- Asked me for multiple back scratches and then said "ooooo la la" when I hit the "deee good spots." He was loving it so much it made Brian nervous.
- Snuggled with the cat every night in bed, and petted the dog for hours in his chair.
Andre has a far better attitude than anyone else I know, he is a joy to be with. We encourage you to stop by this week to meet Andre and to hear about his country, furniture, and adventures in America. The best part is he won't remember you if you've come by before and so you will get to share the stories time and time again.

Savor the leaves, winter is coming!
Los Williams

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

hitch hiker diaries

last friday brian and i spent the day with with a hitch hiker named james. brian picked him up outside of gunnison, utah and he spent the night in our unfurnished basement. he was relatively harmless, just looking for his own jack kerouac or che guevara expereince. you know, the "out to find the good the world has to offer" attitude. something we completely agree with right? of course! so what did we do to show james a good time? show him the best provo has to offer? well let me tell you:
- my cute husband bought him a new bike wheel and gave him a futon to sleep on downstairs
- i made him a plate of left over spaghetti for lunch
- we shared with him our costco bag of mini assorted chocolates
- we took him to nicolitalias for dinner
- like any good mormon couple would we explained to james topics such as: mitt romney, lamanites, temple marriage, and sober dance parties
- and last but not least i had james sit down with me and look at over an hour of wedding pictures! recently scanned in by leo patrone!

just like we love james, we love you! and brian and i also want to share each of these things with you! we will start with our wedding pictures. tell us what you think.