Category: General

  • we voted

    Yes, we voted, and our vote counted! We decided to all go to the polling place this afternoon together. Dan voted via absentee, but turned it in there. I had to stand in line to get my ballot- no IDs required, just my name and address. Avery liked watching me fill in the arrows and […]

  • beach babes

    This is a bit late coming… but I had pictures taken of the kids at the beach this summer. They were actually taken on Sawyer’s 4th birthday. Thanks to Whitney for capturing these awesome pictures of my babes. She took these in 20 minutes on a super crowded beach- fabulous! I know the pictures are […]

  • it worked…

    I love Pinterest! So many ideas… too little time. I’ve tested out quite a few pins, most have been successful, but a few have totally flopped. I am excited to report that I found a solution to a not-so-important problem. How to clean up your stained up cookie sheets! I got this “recipe for success” […]

  • fun day

    Today, Friday, I got to volunteer in Avery’s class. Little did I know there was a fiesta planned for today. Tomorrow is Mexican Independence Day (along with a few other countries), to celebrate the kids each pressed their own tortillas and made quesadillas. They ate them with chips, salsa, guacamole and beans if they wanted […]

  • chores

    I got this idea off Pinterest and it’s one that worked! Sawyer was excited to sweep and get all the gunk into the box. He swept the entire floors, even under the dining room table. Why didn’t I think of this years ago?!?

  • luau

    Luau!! We went to a luau right by our hotel. It was a lot of fun. We got there and had an hour of free time to walk around. There was a lot to do and check out; traditional Hawaiian games, crafts and hands on fun. At this point it was 11pm California time and […]

  • 1st grade!!

    Avery was very excited about the last day of school! After school she kept saying, “It’s summer!! It’s really summer!!” Not sure what she thinks is going to happen this summer, but she’s looking forward to it!!

  • the beach

    The cove. We could rent snorkel gear, kayaks and paddle boards for extra $, but the boogie boards and sand toys were free. The water was so awesome- about 82 degrees! I guess Sawyer hadn’t been into the water much here because he was surprised that the water was salty. YUCK!

  • Hawaii- playing by the pool

    We flew into Honolulu around 11:30 am, we rented a car and were poolside by 1pm. AH! Paradise!

  • tricky

    We took off to Hawaii for 8 glorious days!! The best part is that the kids had no idea we were even going on a trip. We packed on the sly and acted like there was nothing different going on… We got the kids up way early and took off driving. We stopped in LA […]