Saturday, August 30, 2008



It's all become a horrible joke

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fire Season

If we didn't have enough fires in the area this summer, we had another one to add to the tally...this one much closer to home.  Just spoke to Aaron...he has been out on this one all day.  Just had a dinner break and will be spending the night out here watching for hot spots.  I'll be thinking of you Aaron!

Photo courtesy of....Doni Greenberg's blog

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tis the Season

What season?  Wedding season!  Well sorta....tis the season to renew wedding vows, at least for some of us!  Since we we didn't know a lot of our friends 'back in the day' we missed their first as time goes on people are starting to renew their vows.  Our great friends Alicia and John renewed their 10 year wedding vows on Friday night and we were SO happy to have been able to attend and witness it.  It was a beautiful night and such a beautiful, special ceremony.  It was Alicia's dream to host a wedding in her backyard and I think everything was done perfectly.

I am so grateful everyday to have such wonderful friends, but it makes me even more thankful to be able to share moments like these with everyone. 

Click here to see some more photos!

Soccer Stars

How do you know summer is over?  Soccer season starts!  This year we now have 2 kids in IMG_7974
soccer which means double the practices, double the games...double the fun!  Ella is so excited to now have her own uniform and it's been so fun to see her interact with her coach and learn a new sport.  Jacob has moved up into the big leagues on a U8 team, which means a much bigger field, actual positions (offense, defense, goalie), a referee, and keeping score.  We've had a couple of weeks of practice now, opening ceremonies were Friday night (Aaron and I had to miss it, but Grandma took them-stay tuned for next post for why we missed it), and their first games were Saturday-9:30am and 1:30pm.  We can pretty much plan to spend the next few months of Saturdays at the soccer park!

Glimpses of the kids at Opening Ceremonies...Ella is #5 and on the Bandits - Jacob is #10 and on the Mountaineers

Some photos from Ella's game....

Some photos from Jacob's game...they tied!


Oh yeah, did I mention it was about 104 degrees during Jacob's game?  Hope it cools off soon!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wanna waste some time?

Then check out Yearbook Yourself...good fun!
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Monday, August 18, 2008

Back to School Time

Today was Jacob's first day of school...he's a first grader!  He was very unimpressed and unexcited, not to mention extremely sleepy this morning and as we got to the school, but he bounded off the bus with lots of energy and excitement.  He had a great day! 


New Star Wars backpack this year...we're going to have quite the collection!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Aaron!

Today is Aaron's birthday, woo hoo!  He's at work today but we've been celebrating it for the past 3 days with family and friends so it's all good!

Happy Birthday Aaron....we love you!!


My Little Model

Ella loves getting new clothes and modeling them...we got some bargains at Old Navy recently and she wanted me to photograph her modeling them.  Here she size 6 clothing...she's only 4!

Monday, August 11, 2008

We're back home with no plans to go anywhere again!

What?  Summer is 'bout over and I'm exhausted!  We just got back from Santa Cruz...visiting family and hanging on the beach.  It was so fun but reality is calling us back.  We have been out of town or planning/packing for the majority of this summer.  School starts in one week...eek!

A couple of favorites from Capitola

When I get to it...I'll post more pictures from our Santa Cruz trip!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008



What a great weekend I just had!  Alicia, Kim, Stephanie and I headed to Clearlake and Konocti Harbor for a girls getaway and concert with Matchbox Twenty.  I've pulled them into my madness, moooohaha!!  We had an incredible time, but as always it was just too short.  We got lots of good girl time in though--talking, eating, drinking, dancing, etc, etc.  Music was great and got to hear a couple of fun cover songs I hadn't heard them do, plus heard a new artist, Hodges. Rob's next solo album comes out this you know what that means?  More concert dates next year!  Click here for some of my pictures


And here's a link to Stephanie's recap!