Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday 2009

What a great holiday season, we spent time with family in early December so we had a quiet Christmas at home. It was nice to wake up in our own house and open presents by the fire. We did all the traditional Christmas stuff drove around looking at Christmas lights, made cookies for Santa, opened lots of presents, made a big ham for dinner with all the trimming and even a homemade chocolate pecan pie. Connor got to play in the snow at the natural history museum with Samantha. Chris and I attend a few holiday parties and Connor and I enjoyed having Chris home for some extra days. Happy Holidays.

Connor's favorite gifts are always from Grandma!
Dinosaurs dinosaurs dinosaurs.

And yes that is a real SNUGGIE people.

Once again Happy Holidays.

Friday, December 18, 2009

5 Year Anniversary

This was a big milestone for us. Chris and I never really had the wedding we dreamed of. So for our 5 year anniversary we renewed our vows at the Santa Barbara Court house and threw ourselves an anniversary party to remember at Stella Mare's with 50 of our closest friends and family. We did a private ceremony to renew the vows and it was incredibly moving. Having Connor participate in the ceremony meant so much to us. He now thinks he is married to mommy and married to daddy. We feel so thankful for all the love and support we get from each other everyday. Thank you all who celebrated with us. It was a magical experience with memories that will last a life time.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

The latest and the greatest of Thanksgiving 09

We started our Thanksgiving celebrating at the Paskin's pre-thanksgiving party. They served 58 of us and it was wonderful. Sarah & Mike are amazing hosts and it was a lovely party. Lots of great food and wine and many friends.

That weekend we hit the Saturday farmers market. Where we ran into our good friends Todd and Samantha. Connor and Samantha had a great time running around and listening to the different musicians. And the wonderful flowers and produce were just a bonus.

Yummy strawberry juice.

Connor giving Sam a flower. Isn't he so sweet.

Then of course the actual Thanksgiving feast. Chris made the juiciest turkey I've ever had.
It was a mellow Thanksgiving just the 3 of us but it was wonderful. We missed family but we know we will see y'all when you come in next weekend. And yes I put our tree up on Wednesday night so we are calling it the "Thanksgiving Christmas Tree". I think that has a nice ring.

Go Dad!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Connor's girls turns 2

We celebrated Reesie's 2nd birthday last weekend
complete with music lessons and fancy treats.

Sarah's mom entertained the kids while the parents party'd.

Connor was the front man for the big band.

Everyone played with Reese's new presents while Sarah refereed.
Then Samantha's yo gabba gabba party was this Saturday.
Ronda and Todd went crazy with yo gabba decorations and it looked awesome!

Happy Birthday to me Happy Birthday to me and Happy birthday dear Samantha!

Connor if you don't want that can I have it - TJ

Thank you god for giving me this cupcake I will always eat my lima beans. - Connor

How can I get this all over my face the quickest way possible - Sam
I have an idea I'll put the cupcake on my face and you put the cupcake on yours. - Sam

Round two!
DJ Lance Rock partied with us
Gwendolyn partied with the Yo Gaba Gaba crew!
Make room for big Matt!!

Get out of the ways kids thats my motorcycle toy. - Phil