November 29, 2013
Anthony, Family, Friends, Holidays, Nicholas, Uncategorized
I am so thankful for Preschool Artwork made with love (and little boy handprints).
I am thankful for school aged projects that make my son think about the things that he is most thankful for. Included in his collage were: Darth Vader (because “he is an awesome bad guy”), our family – including Lucy, kiwi (his favorite fruit), yams (his favorite veggie), and the Fort & Brother combo.
I am SO thankful for friends. Jen dropped off these awesome pilgrim hat treats for us the other night. We are so blessed to have amazing friends surrounding us.
I am thankful for sweet naps with Anthony. He is such a joy to rest with. So snuggly and warm. My sweet baby boy.
I am thankful for ‘dates‘ with my two little guys. It seems to be so much easier and fun to go out with the boys. I can take them shopping or to get (me) a pedicure or coffee. They ‘usually’ behave pretty well (definitely when I just have one of them, alone). The 1:1 time with the boys is so special. I love it.
I am thankful for protection. Thankful to all our troops near and far – for protecting our country. As you can see from above, the boys also like to protect our house ‘from bad guys’. I am thankful for their bravery.
I am thankful for family. ALL of our family, near and far. I am thankful for the family we have just up the street – and thankful for impromptu story time when we stop by to drop something off. I am thankful for FaceTime/video chats with our family afar.
I am thankful for our weather in San Diego. At the end of November, we are still out front riding bikes and working on chores. We are SO fortunate to be able to do this every month of the year.
*I don’t have a picture of Joe & I on my phone (currently) but I am (always) thankful to be married. And not just to have the title or the status — I am REALLY thankful to have a ‘partner in crime’ to join me on this great life adventure. It is a lot of hard work — but our life comes with so many amazing rewards. More than either of is could have ever imagined. I am thankful that, 15+ years ago, that he loved me.
Here are a few pictures from our Thanksgiving festivities.
March 24, 2013
* I started this post back in March, well before Easter. Figured I should still post it with all the pictures. *
It’s kind of funny when we (San Diegans) people here go on and on about Spring…and how excited they are for the weather change, etc. I always smile when I hear it because…it is basically ALWAYS “Spring” in San Diego.
I do love ‘Spring’ according to the calendar…it means… Easter!! I never would have thought, growing up, that Easter would be one of my favorite holidays. I mean, I have ALWYAS loved hard boiled eggs (to make egg salad), but I have never been one to love pastel colors. Now that I am adult….those childhood reminders of Easter hardly enter my mind when thinking about this time of year…BUT….another blog post on that coming soon.
I need to catch up (again) on a few pictures….including or recent trip to Turlock. We spent 5+ days up north… With a rented van, 2 little boys, and one brand new puppy.
Everything went pretty good on the way up (Except for AJ’s TWO accidents in his pants while sitting in his car seat :/ Oh well, that’s why we have washers/dryers.)
We had a busy & fun trip with lots of play time and visiting. The Johnson’s had us over for the day and let me tell you, a group of six kids is ALWAYS fun We had a picnic at a local park – with a SUPER awesome play structure! We visited with my Grandmother for a bit. We had dinner at the Vallier’s (which also included a few drum solos by AJ — Bec even threatened to send the drum set HOME with us!)! We went bowling as a family. We played sidewalk chalk games made up by Nicholas and sailed on Pirate ships invented by AJ. And of course, we took a field trip to BassPro.
It was a long drive home but I have to admit, the boys AND Lucy did so well. I am glad we rented the van and had all the extra space!
***And now that Easter is over (I had at least two other blog posts planned before Easter)…I will really have to get my act together on the blog! Sometimes, I just don’t know where the time goes.***
June 24, 2012
Best way to end the weekend…
Nicholas requested Cars 2.
November 24, 2011
Yesterday we got into town just after noon and drive straight out to a very familiar place – the Watts’ house. I spent a lot of time out on that property when I was in high school.
The 4 Johnson kid weren’t waiting out front to greet us as we drove down the long, gravel drive-way.
We had a LOT of fun out there. Cows, 4-wheeler, a goose, leaves and a go-cart. It was “boy heaven”.
At one point, Nels ended up “in jail”….
Thanks Watts and Johnsons!! We had a great afternoon!!
September 27, 2011
I know I already posted this on fb, but this picture is worthy of a second posting. It’s just too funny (and sad).
AJ was having a rough afternoon, so I took the boys outside. NOTHING made AJ happy. And as you know, he is a really happy kid…especially when he gets to go outside!
He wanted to sit on the bike — with me standing right next to him. Nicholas offered to push him around – but AJ screamed. Then NCL offered to get on the back and ride with him….you see how that ended up.
It was just “a bad day” I guess…we all have them, right? Thankfully our bad days are NOT captured in a picture like this (I would be in BIG trouble of they were). I am SURE Anthony will find this picture funny….someday