Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pictures with Santa

This past weekend the kids got to see Santa twice, once at Zach's school and the other at the fire station.  They were all so excited to see him this year and certainly did not hesitate to tell him what they wanted.  Both Jilly and Luke gave Santa a big hug and Zach had a big smile on his face.  They are really hoping to be on Santa's nice list this year although at times, I am sure Santa has had second thoughts....:))

Updated house pictures

Here is the most recent pictures I have from the house.  The stucco was just finished.  I am so happy with how it looks, getting excited to get the inside livable.  Loving how it is all turning out!!!

The workshop...aka Mike's man cave :) 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving-2011!!

This year we had another wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Our week started with a trip to Arizona to visit friends.  We stayed with the Marr family and had a blast!  The kids had a wonderful time playing with Trevor and Madison and watching them play soccer.  They especially loved Sydney and Miley (their dogs) and are constantly begging to get dogs of our own again. And NO Santa will not be bring them dogs this year.  On a good note, we will get dogs again once we move into the new house :))).  
We were also able to help Erin and Emily Mclouth celebrate their first birthday!  We had a wonderful time and even got to spend a whole extra day playing with them.  We did enjoy dinner one night with our cousins, the Radu clan.  The kids had an awesome time playing at their house and loved seeing Titus the giant desert turtle.  As I found out he will live another 150 years and will be passed down thru the family in the years to come.  Who knew that this would be such a great pet.
Once we made it back to San Diego we had 3 different Thanksgiving meals.  The kids had a blast seeing the family,  have having fun with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles! Below are a few pictures I took on Thanksgiving and the Saturday afterward.  

Listening to Great Papa tell a story

Zach hijacked another fan....

Playing ball with the Madison

Talking to Great Aunt Allene

Coloring all the fun things Cousin Kirstin brought to Thanksgiving for the kids.

Uh oh... look what Great Papa is doing!

Jilly with Tori, and Calin

Luke is all business