Wrapping Up Spring

Maybe it’s the May grey, June gloom SoCal weather but I can’t believe summer is right around the corner. Where is 2012 going? Spring found us busy with some small but important projects around the house and was rounded out by my parents’ visit for Sophia’s birthday. The first project was a minor kitchen renovation…

March Madness

Well not a lot of basketball per say but still a busy month at the Wiktor household. I was gone for a good portion of the month for work-related reasons but we made the most out of the time I was around. March saw a few things that have been sitting on the ToDo list…

Sunday Hello From Sophia

Sophia sure is a busy lady these days, but she decided to take a break from her Sunday activities and say hi! So what exactly is Sophia up to these days you ask? Take a look!

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…

May Days

It’s hard to believe June is right around the corner and even harder to believe Sophia is a month old. In between the late night feedings, diaper changes and the occasional fussy period that comes along with a newborn, we were visited by two sets of grandparents. First, Bill and Elaine visited when Sophia was…

Great Expectations

Wow – the Wiktors have been slacking on their posts! Before things get really busy around here I thought it was time to catch up. I also happen to have some free time on my hands as I patiently wait for the arrival of some pretty important belated birthday gifts. The first part of 2011…

Fallish

We wrapped up October by doing what everyone should do around Halloween — carve pumpkins! We had a lot of trick-or-treaters and were cleaned out after an hour or so. November brought more visitors to Case de Wiktor. Kathy arrived for a week long visit to celebrate her and Carolyn’s birthday month. During her visit…

Full House

The house was bursting at the seems as visitors from across the globe (or at least some visitors that have been around the globe) flew in for a few days. Mike and Heather decided to make San Diego the last stop on their 10 month, global adventure; Rick also flew in on Friday from Breckenridge…

And on the 158th day there was GRASS!

BOOM! The green stuff is finally here. After a little more sweat the backyard is now green! The final push in the fight for green was truly a joint effort on the part of all of the San Diego Wiktors (Phil, Meredith, and Carolyn) as well as Trey, a good friend of Phil’s. The rest…