Monday, December 19, 2011


I really have a thing for good cheeseburgers. Seriously. I love finding a new burger that I love. And I love Gott's burgers. We ate there during our city weekend.  We had not been there in over a year and they were still as good as I remembered. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas in the City

Our City adventure continued. We ate our favorite food court for dinner. 

It was a beautiful and warm evening. All the windows were decorated. The tree in Union Square was amazing. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

December 2nd 2011

This Holiday season I felt desperate to travel or have a little adventure. Last year when we did our favorite Gilroy Gardens we got a hotel at the end of the night. This year we couldn't work the GG trip so we came up with another plan.

I love San Francisco. Truly. And I love the Christmas decorations throughout the city. Every year we go in during the day and check it all out. This year we decided to stay in the city. 

First up, our hotel. It was funky and really beautiful. Who knew a nautical theme could be cool?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Lunch

We were having one of those days. Where we just didn't want to do anything. This was over Thanksgiving break, so we could do nothing. ALL. DAY. LONG.
Lunchtime came. I didn't go to the store, remember we were doing nothing. I bought this ABC pasta in Austria and have been ignoring it. So I cooked the small letters and browned some butter.  The kids loved it! Even better when we found their names!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011


Crewe earned his BOBCAT in Cub Scouts. We are proud of him.  And he was thrilled with himself. Way to go Boy Scout!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

December 2nd 2011

 Here is what December 2nd looks like at our house.....

Monday, December 05, 2011

Happy B-day

 Happy Birthday Nan!
You are an amazing Mom.  A talented Dentist. A good Friend. And a GREAT listener!
I hope you are enjoying your BIG day in Hawaii..... Lucky lucky girl!
By the way. I couldn't find a picture of us together. Let's fix that at Christmas time!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Many Grrrr.... I d

We tried to take a family picture for my mom's Christmas card. I already had our card done but we had to try again. Grrr.... It's difficult to get one picture, let a lone TWO pictures. Notice the kids are not standing by each other. Grrrr..... I do love my hair though...

Friday, December 02, 2011


I love this picture. My father-in-law is Santa. Even better.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

still at it

Dayne is still working her magic!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Nat!

happy birthday nat.
i'm glad that you aren't a rat.
you are instead talented and kind
you love the color blue,  i don't mind.
you are a great cook
you are a big lover of books.
32 will be your year.
happy birthday to you my dear!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pre School Thanks

 Dayne's school had their Thanksgiving feast last week. She sang and preformed her heart out. 

 We are Thankful for Dayne because she is so funny. She makes me laugh everyday. She is very observant and notices all the details.  And I am so thankful she is in our family.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Halloween or Year of the No Skeleton

Crewe was not a skeleton this year for Halloween. 
Crazy I know.
A pirate for one party and the school function. Then he saw his buddy and had a better idea.......

A Baseball Player

And a witch who loves him.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

the beach

A couple of weeks ago we went to the beach. We were there for minutes and my kids begged to put on swimsuits. So we let them...notice the guy coming out in a wetsuit.

Good thing we brought a change of clothes for after their water play. It was nice to have dry clothes. 

 We stayed at the beach until late. We built a big bonfire and made dinner.  I had the BEST broccoli made over the campfire. My childhood best friend, Kayleen and her family just moved to Monteray and we loved getting to play with them and spend time with them.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We are alive and well. Things have just been.....been.
Do you love my new blog header? Nat made it for me. Yeah. Because I have no skills.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Dancing Dayne

We are so glad that it is "July" still. That way I have time to share about Dayne's Dance camp.  She and her BFF, Bella went to Barbie Dance Camp. 

Braydon had to stay home.

On the last day each girl got to dress up from their favorite Barbie Movie for the performance. Dayne is a a Musketeer. Notice the cape.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Dayne Soccer

We call her "Soccerella".

 Dayne is loving Soccer. Loving it. She loves to hug the coach and dance around on the field. She has even made contact with the ball.