The Sun Sets on San Diego

Well, all good things must come to an end. The house went on the market and then the house was sold. Bags were packed, one last group of friends came to visit, and 3/4’s of the Wiktors said goodbye to the last San Diego sunset they’ll see for a while. After six years of fun…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…. the same as every other sunny San Diego day? While it may still be 75 and sunny, signs of Christmas are popping up here in San Diego. Since we don’t have the change of seasons here to let us know the big man is coming with gifts, we…

Will’s 2nd Birthday

William’s birthday definitely didn’t lack celebration this year. He had not one or two, but four rounds of birthday candles to blow out. It was such a treat spending the week leading up to his birthday with family which allowed for all the extra celebrating. Sophia and Will certainly didn’t mind all the extra cake…

Sophia’s Blue Truck

One might thing Sophia is a bit young for her first car but don’t tell her. She’s quite certain that the new (old) truck parked outside the house is, as she says, “my blue truck!” So the family grew by about 4,300 lbs of awesomeness this past weekend as a 1985 Toyota FJ60 was purchased….

William Bennett

He’s here! Our little man made his debut on Friday, September 7th at 4:34pm weighing in at 6lbs 7oz and 19.5 inches long. Aside from being a string bean, Mom and Dad were surprised to see William has a full head of brown hair (not blonde like Sophia). We were fortunate enough to have Grandma…

These Days…

It’s hard to believe Sophia is almost 16 months old and even more difficult to believe that another little one will arrive on the scene in a few short weeks. Fortunately, my ever growing belly helps keep everything in perspective. At nearly 16 months, Sophia is such a delight and has really grown to be…

Sophia’s First!

Here we are, half way through May and we’re finally getting around to writing about Sophia’s first birthday. The day certainly didn’t come and go without celebration! My parents visited to help Sophia celebrate her big day and it was great having them here (more on their visit later). We had a pretty low key…

Exploring

Where has the time gone? Little Sophia is already 6 months old! She’s not crawling yet, but she’s been busy exploring and experiencing all sorts of new things over the last month. We started cereal (which she was not a fan of) but once fruits and veggies were introduced she was on board. She’s also…

On the 504th day…

There were plants! A lime tree, an avocado tree, and an orange tree! And a bunch of others that won’t give us fruit but should keep the yard looking nice. One year, four months and sixteen days after we closed on our house we finally scratched the landscaping “to-do” off our list. I think the…

Pretzel-palooza

At the request of someone in the house who enjoys a good pretzel with his beer, the Wiktors decided to have a May-toberfest complete with beer from boots, sauerkraut, and of course, fresh hot pretzels. Utilizing the latest and greatest in pretzel making technology (Kitchen-aid mixer) and a recipe pilfered from someone’s food blog, we…