November 25, 2008







We went in to San Francisco today, via the Ferry. The children had a great time on the boat, and really enjoyed Pier 39. They loved the sea lions, and our picnic lunch. Sam especially enjoyed the street performers!

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We concluded our trip with Hot Peppermint Cocoa from Peet's, with chocolate covered gingerbread men. Yummy! I am so glad we got to spend the day together! I love my family!

October 17, 2008

We went to the Smith Family Farm today. We had a great time, and got some awesome pumpkins!



This is the best picture I got of Sammy. He was all over the place, and would not stop running. He is such a joy!



At least Andrew sat still for a few seconds. The pics a little dark, but I think he is so cute! I love my boys!

July 11, 2008

Photo Personality Meme



My cousin did this on his blog, and I thought it looked like fun. So, I decided to let people know a little more about me.

Here are the instructions (lifted from JR's blog):

1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search. (This, I think ensures that the pictures will be less prosaic than those found through Google Image Search, which is my prefered image search.)

2. Use only the first page of results, and pick one image. If you want to avoid having to chose between pictures (and be boring), pick a number between one and twenty right now and always go with the resulting photo that falls at that number.

3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.


The questions:

1. What is your first name?

2. What is your favorite food?

3. What high school did you go to?

4. What is your favorite color?

5. Who is your celebrity crush?

6. What is your favorite drink?

7. What is your dream vacation?

8. What is your favorite dessert?

9. What did you want to be when you grow up?

10. What do you love most in life?

11. What is one word that describes you?

12. What is your flickr name?


As did JR, I invite anyone to give this meme a try. It was very fun!

June 23, 2008



We had a baby shower for my sister-in-law Jenna today. Aunt Vicki and I threw the shower at my parents house. We had a breakfast casserole (which was very yummy), fruit, an assortment of chocolates, and a very delicious strawberry, whipped cream cake. I'll have to get Michelle to send pictures of the decor so I can post them. (The photographer forgot her camera. I wish I hadn't, because everything was so nice.)

I love showers! Jenna had a great "invite" list, and I was able to visit with people I don't get to speak to regularly. At church we are always on the go, and it was wonderful to be able to slow down and actually talk.

I wish my sisters, and Jenna's family could have been there. I miss my family, and wish that they didn't live so far away. I do get to see my parents, and brother regularly, but it would be nice to have my sisters closer. Maybe someday...

June 20, 2008



We went to Disneyland June 7th through the 11th. It was a wonderful trip. We drove down with some good friends, in their Suburban, trying to avoid some of the cost of fuel. We stayed at the Cortona Inn, and got to ride ART for the first time. It was nice to stay a little further away from the park. It was more relaxing, and we were able to see a little more of Anaheim, and have access to a close grocery store.

The kids did well. We were still able to ride some of the "big kid" rides. We were able to see our niece Kaite, and spend a fun afternoon/evening with her. We saw one of my old students from PHS (who is now the new Casey for the Playhouse Disney attraction at California Adventure). We just enjoyed being together.

I am glad that we have been able to spend so much time with our children this year. We still have one more year with Andrew out of school, and we will be taking advantage of it. I love my family!
I've wanted to do this for a while. Life gets busy, but we need to keep a record of the things that happen in it. Children grow too quickly, and wonderful things happen everyday. This blog will be dedicated to my family, and the moments that we share together.