Wednesday, July 13, 2011

San Diego



We just got back from a trip to San Diego visiting Aaron’s twin, Adam and his wife Karina and their little boy Bradley. We had sooooooo much fun! We got in late on Friday and went to a family reunion on Saturday in Ontario, California. We all thought it was going to be inside somewhere, but when we cam to the location of the reunion…. everyone was outside. It could not have been more hot, almost unbearable! We still all had fun catching up with family, eating, and playing games. That night Aaron and his older brother, Michael went off to play and I decided that June needed a good sleep and a good nap the next day, so I decided to drive home with Adam and KArina and catch up with Aaron and his bro on Sunday night. We all met up Sunday night and played games and talked and laughed. We had a delicious BBQ on the fourth and got to watch some beautiful fireworks. I thought maybe June would be scared of the fireworks… she loved them, not scared at all! Over the next few days we met up with some friends, went to the beach, the park, and Karina and I got some alone time while the men watched the kids. I also got to see my sister Stephanie and her 3 kids and we all went to the pool. It was great to see her. She is moving down to San Diego over the next few days and she will be living just 5 minutes away from Adam and Karina…. just more incentive for Aaron and I to go down and visit more often! We had a great time and can’t wait to visit them again soon.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Best Babysitter!



This is Uncle Mike. Lately he has become June’s babysitter. Sometimes he offers to babysit and sometimes we ask him to babysit. Whatever the case or situation Uncle Mike is always more than willing to take on the task, He is so amazing with June, I could not ask for anyone better to watch her… besides me and Aaron. He always makes her laugh and smile and she gives him extra cuddles, which anyone can tell you happens less and less as they get more busy. Aaron and I both feel very lucky that June has such an amazing uncle and babysitter! It also helps that he lives less than 10 minutes away. I know we will be losing him sometime soon…. he is getting married this summer and getting more busy with dental school. This will be sad for all of us occupying this house, but I hope he knows that the door is always open!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Playtime at the Playground

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Lately June and I have been able to enjoy the sunshine. We walk/drive to the park and she plays and plays and plays. She has so much fun being outside! She loves to climb, slide, and swing. I can’t wait for our Washington summer to start, so that June and I can get back to the outdoors!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father’s Day!



Thanks for being such an amazing husband and father. June and I are very lucky that you are part of our growing family!

Sunday, April 24, 2011



We celebrated June’s birthday a little early this year. My parents were going to be out of town on her official birthday, but they still wanted to celebrate with us. June shared her birthday with my brother-in-law, Jason. His birthday is on the 23rd and June’s is on the 29th, so we celebrated both birthdays on the 17th. Jason was so nice to share his birthday Sunday with June. He got to pick his favorite meal and I made June a delicious chocolate cake, which she loved. We sang Happy Birthday to both and let June dig in! It was so fun to see her and to think back to just a year ago when she was so small and fragile. Now she walks and talks(very loudly)! This past year just flew by and I am grateful everyday for her spirit of adventure and her curious little mind. She has brought so much joy and love into our home and we are thankful she is the first chapter to our growing family! Thanks to my wonderful and talented sister for the great pictures.


Saturday, April 9, 2011



My sister was kind enough to take some shots of June, which we really appreciate cause it was very chilly and windy. She did a great job and I couldn’t ask for better pictures. I cannot believe she is almost one! Time has just flown by.

Monday, April 4, 2011



I have been wanting to make some dresses for June for the summer, but my sewing skills are lacking very much in that department. I am VERY lucky to have a sewing master as a mother. She always made our clothes while growing up. So of course there was only one person to ask to help with the task. My mom was very willing and more than ready to teach me the ropes….very basic ropes.

2 out of the 3 dresses were tutorials from online and the other was a pattern. I picked out the fabric and ribbons and she provided the sewing machines and talent. We had so much fun sewing, cutting and ironing. She was a great teacher and very patient! She will say that I did a lot of the work, but she did most of it.

Thanks mom!