Sunday, January 31, 2016

Still getting caught up from the last 6 months and it feels great!

The last days of summer were filled with BBQs, ice cream treats, beach days, kayaking and playdates.
Then it was time for back to school,  The kids were happy to see friends and teachers they had missed and I was happy to get back into a good routine.

I love where we live!!!! Sandy Santa Barbara is the best place on earth!

Horsey riders from dad.

I enjoyed many runs on the bluff.

Jessy and Gianna goofing around.

 End of summer BBQ at cathedral oaks was super fun! Connor having fun getting zoomed around!

Connor and Bella battling it out. It was so funny to watch. 

A great time was had at Left Hand Ranch where Sarah gave Chris some handstand tips.

Face painting at Marina's was a big hit for Jessy.


Me and my 2 favorites kayaked out to see the seals and cruise the harbor.

That view?!?!?! Um yes please!

Yes that is a real seal only about 15 ft away from us! So cool! 
Seeing animals in nature is so much more exciting than seeing them in the zoo!!

Hip Hip Hooray the kids are back at school.

Jessy is very happy at preschool, she didn't cry one time last year or this year!

Bat Girl! She is so strong!

Back to school means Mommy get's to hike with friends! 

Jessy sporting her work out gear like mom :) 

School is cool.

Monday, January 25, 2016

More catch up from the last 6 months . . .

 We really made every day of summer count. We kayaked, surfed, paddle boarded, swam, sailed, fished, built sand castles, boogie boarded and played EVERY DAY!

I had some of the best days of my life this summer playing in the ocean with my family! Chris helped me work on my surfing skills . . . as in he actually got me to stand up on a bunch of waves and gain confidence to try it myself. Which in turn gave me the confidence to help my kids. Thank you Chris. I am forever grateful.  

Why would anyone document a wipe out!?!?!



 Connor took these awesome candids of Chris and I in the ocean together. They are priceless. No one ever takes candids of me and Chris. These mean the world to me. Thank you Connor for a wonderful gift. 

Now that is the face of summer! 

Connor had such a great time boogie boarding that Jess had to get in on the action. 

Such a good big brother.

This beautiful sunset reminds me of Gwendolyn who passed away this July. Our family is blessed to have known such a special girl. We will miss you always Miss. G.

She adores her big bro. 

Cutest little bug. 

Connor had a successful day fishing with the Estrella boys.

We blew up the pool and enjoyed the backyard on a few hot summer days.

I love this pic, Jess' stance cracks me up. 

We had lots of fun at Tammy's pool. 

Sleeping in a fort in the living room. 

Lots of memories, some happy, some sad but all important.