Saturday, December 31, 2011

Finishing Up 2011

It was a bowling, pizza, Just Dance and Sing It (for the Wii) kind of evening!

Gabby had the highest score of all (love those bumpers).

Grandpa is a good bowler!

Gettin' a little love from Grandma in between balls.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

Ready for church on Christmas Eve.

Fondue for late supper.

Stockings hung by the chimney with care.

Just a bit overwhelmed and scared on Christmas morning.  I think she thought Santa might be in the house somewhere.

Checking out the stocking.

What's a stocking with out a book of LifeSavers?

Christmas Day at Grandma and Grandpa's.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The First Half of December

I Love Christmas!!
I even like the shopping.

We have had great fun already this month celebrating all kinds of things.

Connor drumming at Battle of the Bands.

Wicked at the Pantages.

Gotcha Day dinner.

Sarah's choir concert and her first solo!

Rejoice! Rejoice!  
Shall come to you,
Oh Israel.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011


Yes, this is typical November weather for So Cal.....

Livi and Max

Riding with Gabby

The bike train.

In the kitchen with Linda and Jill.

Nickolas and Nana

The thankful spread.

At the table

Fall Festivities

Marking the passing of time with traditions....and a few new things.

The pumpkin patch.

Grandpa's birthday.

Livi's taking a gymnastics, ballet, and tap class.

Doughnut making with Grandma.

Sarah and Sammy made an incredible haunted house.

Trick-or-Treating with friends.

The happy cowgirls.

Sarah's 14th birthday.

Tickling the littlest!

The annual Sarah-Grandma birthday bash.

Back To School

Its not all fun and games.  But it sure is a lot better to do "school" out in the world!

Science class at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum.

Math is almost tolerable with popcorn, candy corn, and a apple cider chaser.

Sarah played on the first ever Trinity volleyball team.  So fun!

Keepers group -- knitting, candlemaking, jamming, pie baking, and more.

History co-op at the Getty Museum.

Playing Catch Up......Again!

Late summer fun with cousins and friends.  

The Aquarium of the Pacific

Livi with Grandma and Grandpa

My four treasures

Connor and Max jammin in the garage.

Livi and Gabby -- two little fish.