Thursday, November 1, 2007


Welcome to the Northwest Shum's Halloween wedding. Christine and I decided to get married on Halloween and dressed accordingly for the occasion. Grace dressed up like a Gothic Fairy and looked great. Christine and I decided at the last minute to dress this way and everybody who saw us loved our costumes. Andy stayed on the front porch motionless and when Trick or Treader's walk up to the front door he would sit really still and scare the kids coming to the door and then when Christine answered the door they got another fright with her costume. We only made 3 kids cry. We had this little girl come to the door and she looked like she saw a ghost, her eyes were fixed on Andy and forgot to say trick or treat. I thought she was going to scream, but she was just frozen when she saw both of us. I don't think she will ever come around to our house again.

We had such a great time last night, we had about 12 pumpkins that we had carved on the porch. And not one of them got smashed last night. Probaly because Andy would tell all the older kids who came to our house that he knew them from the high school and middle school, and that he would come find them. So I guess working with the schools really helps.

Check out all the pictures, gotta love Christine's costume she looked great. Grace went trick or treating with some of her friends and had a blast.

Monday, October 22, 2007

A New Addition to our Family

Hello Everyone,

We have added a new member to our family. Her name is IZZY (short for Issabelle) and she is a Pekingese. She's 4 months old and is the cutest little thing in the entire world. Christine and I were down on the coast on Thursday and while I was working, she was shopping at Ross and ran into this lady that was carrying this cute little dog in a bag and Christine struck up a conversation and said what a cute little dog and from that first meeting, it was love a first sight. Again.... She called me and said I need to come and check out this little dog. And this wasn't the first time I have heard that while we have been on the coast. Let me count, this was the 3rd time. So being the loving husband that I am (or sucker) my lovely wife batted those big puppy dog eyes and we decided to make the plunge. That will be the last time I take Christine to the coast with me, while I am on business.

I have to admit I have given in to those big brown gremlin looking eyes and crazy hair like Elmo's friend Zoe on Seasame Street. Christine has always wanted a small dog to carry around and she has taken full advantage of that, the past few days. Grace loves to dress Izzy up in clothes and enjoys the little rascal. Izzy looks like a Pug with longer hair.

We must be crazy, but we are all crazy in love with our new addition. I talked with Dad last night and told him he and mom need to get small dog. See what Dave & Missy have done to us.