Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Today I took the children to a local strawberry patch to pick their own, fresh strawberries. Ellery has been begging me to do this for quite some time and I finally caved in. Notice Dane's fingers in some of the pictures. . . they are covered in dirt and he is shoving strawberries into his mouth as quickly as he can. The next time you buy strawberries from the store, look at the carton and see if they are from Carlsbad--you, too could come pick strawberries on your next visit. Oh--and this patch is about 5 minutes from Legoland!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Last night, Darin's office hosted a croquet match at a local resort and club. The children enjoyed the soft grass, nice weather, and especially the cuisine. . . .french fries dipped in guacamole! These children just may be onto something. Oh--and for the record, they are dressed in these white outfits because it is considered "proper" attire for the croquet field--we did not want to disrupt the integrity of the match.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A few weeks ago, my gorgeous friend, Denise, and her family came over for a visit. They were in town escaping the rain and cold of Seattle. Her in-laws live in the San Diego area, so we are fortunate to see her and her beautiful family from time to time. Thanks for making time for us. . . .I miss you, girl!

Monday, April 20, 2009

This past weekend, I went on my first "girls weekend" to the desert with 7 women. We had a fantastic time sitting by the pool, visiting the spa, and drinking and eating WAY too much! It was a relaxing weekend and I HIGHLY recommend this for all women to rejuvenate every so often. Darin had such a great weekend with the children that I may have to start planning my next escape! Any takers??

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A few more from Easter.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dane had his first haircut today--no more baby mullet! He was a champ and even sat still for the electric clippers(I suppose the sucker may have helped).

Daddy and Dane "swimming" in the hot tub. I ADORE these pictures. . . .so sweet when he rests his head on daddy's shoulder.

Monday, April 13, 2009

We spent Easter at the beach and then up to Orange County to Darin's aunt Donna's house. It was a beautiful day complete with sunbathing, egg hunts, swimming, and of course TONS of eating! Ellery had a BLAST with her 2nd cousin, Brayden. Dane seemed intrigued by all the excitement and was content to gnaw on his first jellybean!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A few from today's Easter egg hunt and festivities. Ellery was quite successful during the egg hunt and especially enjoyed the obstacle course. Dane simply enjoyed watching all the organized chaos!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Here is Ellery getting her groove on at California Adventure. Unfortunately, I think she inherited her dancing capabilities from her mother!!!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Happy Birthday to my baby brother(yes, you will always be the baby in my eyes), Mark, and brother-in-law, Dehru. Mark, I am so terribly proud of you and the caring, kind, compassionate, hard-working man you have become(mom and dad would be SO PROUD). Dehru, you are the best brother-in-law a sister could hope for and I am so thankful that my sister married you. XXOOO

Sunday, April 05, 2009

VROOM, VROOM!! I love to cruise the house, yard, and neighborhood on my tractor car. . . .I am ALL boy!!