Monday, September 20, 2010

I absolutely love to hike! We don't do it often enough, but we always enjoy the exercise, scenery, and fresh air. We are so fortunate to live a short drive from Torrey Pines, which is world famous for its beautiful public golf course and spectacular views. The children are not exactly world class hikers yet, but I am determined to instill a love of hiking into their little souls.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Our big boy started pre-school today and did such a great job. After about a minute in his new school, he turned around, looked at me, and said, "Bye-bye, mommy." I stayed for about 30 minutes and helped him settle into his new school, but he would have been fine if I had left after that first minute. Naturally, I walked to my car and started sobbing like a baby. I am so proud of our baby for being so courageous on his first day.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

That is actually Darin catching a wave.

This little girl ADORES her father.

So sorry for my absentee has suddenly gotten busy around here. We are in the midst of some home improvement projects. Today, we are getting a backsplash in our kitchen(I will post pictures when it is complete), and looking into getting new carpet and/or hardwood for our staircase. The carpet on the stairs is thrashed and we originally thought we would go with new carpet, but then Darin suggested wood and now I am obsessed! I have gotten about 4 different estimates and now have to work on my husband. The cost is certainly greater for wood, but we will NEVER have to replace it.....not to mention that it is insanely beautiful! Here are some pictures from a recent outing to the beach....nothing special, but always enjoyable.