A Whole Handful – Sophia Turns Five

In true Meredith fashion, this post is late.  Will turned four in September but before we get ahead of ourselves I have to jump back to Sophia’s fifth birthday in April.  Sophia was pretty excited for her birthday this year and was frequently heard talking about “turning a whole handful” the weeks leading up to…

Annapolis, part deux

What’s better than eating a few dozen steamed crabs and drinking a couple of beers in Annapolis in the summer? Doing it again of course. Out to prove that there is no such thing as “too much of a good thing,” we headed back to Annapolis to meet a long-time friend who happened to be…

Aloha Again!

Three years later, here we are again! Our last family trip to Hawaii was a blast so we figured we would do it again. Unfortunately, we waited until after we left California to fly back to Hawaii but the extra 2,500 miles each way actually went by pretty quickly. The kids were great on the…

Sophia’s Fourth Birthday!

We celebrated Sophia’s 4th birthday a few short weeks after moving into our new house so the celebration was pretty simple (sorry Phil, no bounce house). After a few months apart, we were just happy to have the entire family under one roof again and Dad got to spend the entire day with the birthday…

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…

‘Merican Summer

While I disappeared for most of the month of June, Mere and the kids kept on enjoying the summer like we do here in America. Running around outside, enjoying the sun, jumping through sprinklers, and eating our body weight in watermelon. All four of us managed to get a trip to the San Diego Zoo…

Sophia turns THREE!

It only took three years, but we finally had a proper birthday party for Sophia. Neither Phil or I grew up having big birthday parties every year so it definitely won’t be something we do for each birthday but it’s fun to do once in awhile. Sophia loved everything about her party, but what’s not…

Summertime…

and the livin’s easy (sung to the tune of Sublime’s Summer Time). Our summer wasn’t quite so easy with the crazy busy schedule Phil was dealing with. The fact that it’s nearly November and I’m just now getting around to posting pictures from August is further evidence of that but alas, here we are! Although…

Photo Bomb!

Once again, I’ve been away from our lovely website for far too long. I’ll save the words for Phil and cut right to the good stuff!

Good Days

2013 is off to a speedy start and I’m not complaining one bit. Life with two under two is definitely crazy. There are good days and bad days but fortunately I can say the good days outnumber the bad. Here’s a quick photo rundown on how we’ve been spending our days…