The Beginning of the End

April 30, 2019 in Christmas, Preschool, Swim Team - No Comments

The weeks leading up to Christmas were filled with school parties, church parties, favorite things parties, a live nativity, dinners with friends and all of the typical pre-Christmas activities. The closer it got to Christmas, the more the germs started spreading. Crew almost missed his preschool performance and visit from…

27 Rides in 10 Hours

April 28, 2019 in Birthdays, Blake, Disneyland - No Comments

Our very last Disney day before our annual passes expired deserves its own post because if you ask Blake, this was the best day of his life to this point. We set out early on our traditional birthday date and arrived at the park just before opening. I surprised him…

Last Disney Days

April 27, 2019 in Disneyland - No Comments

Our annual Disneyland passes expired at the end of December so in the midst of Christmas chaos, we made sure to maximize our final days. I took the littles while Blake and Nash were at school and we rode on the teacups over and over. Crew loves spotting his name….

Christmas Piano Recital

April 26, 2019 in Blake, Christmas, Nash, Piano - No Comments

Nash joined Blake in piano lessons only about six weeks before recital time and he was brave enough to perform a simple version of “Jingle Bells” at his very first piano recital. Blake performed his Christmas favorite, “Carol of the Bells.” He was also the recipient of a pretty major…

Salt Creek Outtakes

April 24, 2019 in Family Photos - No Comments

We had the quickest photo snapping session ever to get a family shot for our Christmas cards. We decided on overlooking the beach but it ended up being cold and windy so it was a good thing we had only set up a 15 minute mini session. It turns out…

Blake is Ten

April 14, 2019 in Birthdays, Blake, Vacations - No Comments

Blake let it be known that his 10th birthday was a big birthday. We had a hard time locking down what to do to sufficiently celebrate his advancement in age, until I found a great deal to stay at Great Wolf Lodge. The boys had seen their commercial advertisements for…

Decking the Halls

April 13, 2019 in Christmas, Traditions - No Comments

Each year when we pull out the bins with Christmas decorations, the boys find the burlap that goes around the tree and wrap each other like mummies. After all their fun, Blake hung around to actually help me decorate the tree. Ready or not for December, we got two important…

Black Friday

April 12, 2019 in Beach, Swimming, Tanner Family - No Comments

I didn’t do an ounce of Christmas shopping, but I sure liked this Black Friday. Every time I glanced at the sky, even after the sunset, it kept getting more and more colorful. We’ve had lots of good beach days but I think this one will always stand out above…

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