Friday, September 2, 2011

Fall 2011 Update!

Here's the latest:

1) Jessica started teaching at La Mesa Jr. High this Fall!

2) Crossroads Community Church celebrates its 5th Anniversary on September 11th!

3) Our roommate, Rachel, is going to be moving out in December to spend a year in Europe pursuing full time missions work. Her cat, Mittens, will also be moving out ;)

4) We had a suhweet vacation in Colorado a couple weeks ago with Jess's dad and friends, which was prefaced by a weekend in Vegas with good friends. WIN.

5) The end!

6) Follow us on Facebook (Jessica Blumberg Hoover; Paul Hoover), and Twitter (@paulphoover)

7) Cheers!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Checking In

So I just downloaded an app that lets me update my blog from my phone! I got it mostly for my the purpose of posting to my worship blog for Crossroads, but I thought I'd check in here to see if anybody's still reading this thing.

Hopefully if you're at all interested in the minutiae of my life, you've made the switch to following me on Twitter (@paulphoover) or connecting with me on Facebook. a nutshell...
We started a third service at Crossroads, Jess and I started leading the young adult group, we've lived in our little house for six months now and love it, I bought a Kirby vacuum cleaner on eBay, I bought a mandolin and a banjo, Jess is teaching middle school at Legacy Christian and jumping horses a couple times a week.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Blogging is HARD

So if anyone still checks our blog and wonders if we're still alive or doing anything interesting since buying our home, I apologize for not posting!

I've been much more active in the "micro-blogging" world of late. If you're interested enough in what we're up to, I might recommend going over to, and following me. My username is: paulphoover. On that site I update a couple times a day, and add pictures. The coolest part is that I'm updating in real time, and pictures usually go up right after I take them. Technology is so great.

So yeah, I won't give up on the blog, but if you're sick and tired of seeing the same blog post title, then maybe try something new?

Also, my twitter automatically updates my Facebook profile, so that's another way to get a snapshot of what's up in our lives at the moment!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010


This past weekend we officially became homeowners!

We had made an offer on a short-sale property back in February, and after a marathon of waiting and a frantic scramble to the finish line, we closed escrow and moved in this past weekend! Many thanks must go to our Realtor, Tre Foor, who basically got our offer accepted above a slew of competing offers (she was the listing agent as well, and she and the sellers felt really good about Jess and I), and who never gave up throughout an often discouraging bank-approval process. Just as many thanks must go to our Loan Officer, Tyler Kostjuk at Bank of America (and fellow Crossroader) who used his contacts within B of A to put pressure on a short-sale approval department that seemed to lack an understanding of how to do their job in a timely fashion!

So we bought a little "duplex" (shares one wall with a neighbor) of 1,018 sq. ft. in the absolute heart of Valencia. The location of this place is top notch, and close to everything. The neighborhood is quiet, well kept, and just plain nice.  We pay a small HOA fee each month for a pool/jacuzzi, and these awesome "paseos" (designated bike/walking paths that run throughout the community all the way to the mall!).

The previous owners of our house absolutely loved it and put lots of time and money into renovating it. It was basically move-in ready for us, and everything we've done at this point has been personalization as opposed to a "fixer-upper" that we'd have to get stuff working at all to even live there. We have two bed/bath and a den, along with a huge,  fantastically renovated kitchen. The landscaping and irrigation are amazing, and the little yard and side patio make this place really feel like home.

I'll post some pictures of the place later, but wanted to give you the big news!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Stuff Calvinists Like

Stephen Altrogge lists some of the quirks of the Reformed...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Confessions of a Hipster

Some of you may not be entirely sure what a hipster is...

That's okay, just watch this video:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Enfield Live at Calvary Bible Church in Burbank

Just wanted to let y'all know that I'm playing with Enfield (Resolved Band) this Saturday night at Calvary Bible Church in Burbank at a coffee shop event from 5:00-9:00pm.

Check out their website for directions and stuff:

CLICK HERE to check out a bunch of Enfield videos on YouTube if you're not familiar...