First Snowfall

January 29, 2014 in Winter Activities - 3 Comments

Our first snowfall was well over a month ago. We got dumped on in December and have hardly seen any snow in January. I’m not complaining one bit. Snow is not exactly my favorite. But somehow, when those first flurries begin to appear at the beginning of each winter, the…

Pirate Party – Part Two

January 23, 2014 in Birthdays, Blake, Parties, Pirate Party - 3 Comments

Blake’s pirate party was both a first time birthday celebration for him and for his master planner, a.k.a. me. (Part one is here.) I was worried about entertaining 14 young children for two hours, so I planned lots of activities to keep them occupied. First off was cookie decorating. Originally, I…

Ice Castles

January 20, 2014 in Winter Activities - 3 Comments

It has been three years since the ice castles were built in one of our favorite little towns in the mountains. The structures originated at a nearby resort and became so popular that they expanded to many more locations across the US. We were so happy when we heard they…

Crew | Nine Months

January 16, 2014 in Crew - 2 Comments

At nine months, Crew’s life revolves around puffs. No joke. He kind of hates any food but rice puffs. He occasionally tolerates spoonfuls of pureed fruit mixed with cereal, but only if they’re prefaced or followed by puffs. Sometimes he accepts similar substitutes such as Cheerios or tiny pieces of…

Christmas Card Outtakes

January 10, 2014 in Family Photos, Photography - 4 Comments

Taking pictures for our Christmas cards was kind of an afterthought. We came home from Disneyland in mid October and I panicked when I realized we had approximately two weeks of decent weather left before it would be too late. I wouldn’t have even worried about pictures this year, but I…

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