Monday, September 29, 2014

39 and feelin' fine!

39 must be the new 29 because I feel young, beautiful, fit, happy, healthy and very very grateful! 
It's a good good life.

Chris treated me to a wonderful afternoon of reconnecting, wine, shopping, more wine and good food.
Thank you love. It really was the perfect afternoon.

Then Sunday I spent the day with girlfriends paddling, lunching and hanging out.
Thank you ladies for joining me for my birthday paddle. So fun! I can't believe no one fell in... even when Ronda rammed Sarah. LOL

Not that it matters but I've lost 15 lbs this year. I guess Chris making us change our diet helped me too. 

Thank you all! 
Here is to a great year! 
Hopefully menopause doesn't hit quite yet. LOL

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Random pix from the past month

The last month has been so busy with Jess' starting school, Connor starting school, lots of beach days, Jess' birthday, playdates and activities. 

Family hikes out to the bluffs.  
(the bluffs are crispy crispy since we have not had rain in forever)

Friday Happy Hour at Sarah's. I love this pic because it shows how sweet Jess and Connor can be. She laid right on Connor to watch the movie.

Family beach day.

I love this pic.

And this one even though it's blurry. 

Jessy was a breeze to potty train. M&M incentives totally work. 

Introducing baby Rafa. Here are Connor and big sister Evita taking good care of him at less than a week old.

So sweet. And look at all that hair!!!

 Jess and mom using my new selfie stick. heeee heeee

Beach days with friends.

Hiking with Chris.

 Jess' 1st day of school. She did awesome. She was so happy and comfortable. It's like she's been going to school forever. Such a different experience than when Connor started preschool . . .

Got right in there and started playing with the other little ladies.

Connor had not started school yet so he was able to come and give Jess a proper send off. And as an added bonus he got to hang with Thatcher too.
It's so neat to see him as the big kid there. It was a very special morning.

Jess goes to school with Thatcher now and they have a really amazing bond. It's so special and sweet.

Connor and I came back a little early so we could have lunch at school with Jess for her 1st day. It was so much fun that I've been coming early to have lunch with her and her little buddies everyday.

1st it was Sammy and Connor's 2nd home . . . now it's Thatcher and Jess'. 
We love Good Shepherd!

 The next day it was Connor's 1st day of 2nd grade. He was so excited to start school that he got in the car super early . . . like 20 minutes before it was time to leave and asked if we could go then. 
So we did :)

Connor and Ellie on the 1st day of school.

Face painting in Kids Club.

 More beach fun....

Our little surfer girl.

Summer never really ends in SB.


Jess loves coming to drop this goofball off at school. 

 Adam and baby Eleanora

Miss G, Jess and Connor right before an intense game of freeze dance.

Jess loving a few minutes alone in the pool at Tammy's.

Top of the jungle gym. No big deal ;)

Big brother too! 
We are all very happy school is back in session. AMEN.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jessy turns 3!

Lucky girl had 3 birthday celebrations for her 3rd bday.

Jessica's first preschool celebration at Good Shepherd.  Always a ham!

 We had Jess' birthday dinner at Arigato. So fun and so yum!

Jess really likes using the chopsticks.

My handsome boys. 

I love this little monkey so so much. 

Picture by Jessy.

Green Tea ice cream for dessert. Happy happy 3rd birthday indeed. 


We had a big party at Padaro Grill in Carpinteria. It was a bit of a disaster because all the tables with shade had already been taken and it was about a million degrees out. Yikes! But Jess and the kids had a great time and that's all that matters. We were thrilled so many friends came out to celebrate with us. 

I was pretty happy with the way Jess' birthday banner turned out thanks to the help of my awesome neighbor Brenda and Sophie. 

Don & Ellie

  Jill, Brenda & Ronda

 Samantha and Thatch gave Jess an awesome scoot bike with a sparkly pink paint job from Todd. It was a HUGE hit! Thanks Fallon family!

The mommies. 

Jessy asked for white cake with flowers on top, my kind of girl.

Happy Birthday my sweet sweet girl. You give us all 'Happy Hearts'! xoxox