Friday, November 14, 2014


We took the girls to Disneyland just in time for some of the holiday fun. The Christmas Tree was up, and all the buildings were decorated. It's really pretty during the holidays.

Mickey had on his Christmas sweater!

We went with the Naefs, and started the day with a good group photo of Sophie, Meredith, Hunter and Ginny. Yup, that's two Cinderellas, a Tinkerbell and a Woody.

More Disneyland

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Halloween!

We had the good fortune to celebrate Halloween TWICE this year- once in a party on the weekend, and the second time when we headed out trick-or-treating on the big day itself.

The girls in their carebear costumes, ready to trick-or-treat!

The whole family sending out a carebear stare!

Look at that loot!
Mom & dad may or may not have helped eat some (most) of that candy :)
Pictures from the Halloween party:
The kids played a game where we piled candy and treasures mixed in with a bay of hay.
The kids were more than happy to dig through the hay to find the goodies.
And throw a little hay for good measure

Finding treats!
And all the costumes at the party:
Frankenstein & his bride and Firefighters

Ralphie from the Christmas Story

Duck Dynasty & Lions

The little witch from Kiki's Delivery Service

Hedwig & Gryffindors

Park ranger, National Park & baby Goat

Little Bo Peep & her sheep

Monster & Bumble Bees!

Super-heros, Mariner & Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

Friday, November 1, 2013

October pictures

A photo from Grandpa Marc's visit- taking a little rest by the lavender!
My 33 birthday! I'm getting some help with the candles from the girls.
 Meredith is really into climbing into and on onto everything.
This time it's a happy ending.
Other times? Stuck in a basket.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Meredith's First Birthday

To celebrate Meredith's first birthday we had a fairy-and-gnome party for all our little friends. It was a blast! Here are a few pictures from the big day.

Gnomes and their homes decorating our house for the party

Fairy wings for the kids to wear (there were gnome hats and & beards too!)

Ginny showing her sister the ropes on how to open presents.

The birthday girl!

Sporting the gnome hat!

Birthday cake was a cake topped with 'dirt' (jazzed up pudding and layer of crushed oreos)
in a fairy garden.

A little smash cake for Meredith

Diving into the cake!

Opening presents (Ginny is rocking the fairy wings!)

Meredith had a wonderful first birthday. We were lucky to have Grandma Annie & Grandpa Marc there to help us celebrate!