Will’s Fourth Birthday

My favorite part of drafting these birthday posts is looking back at the photos of the kids over the year. It’s always a bittersweet reminder of how fast the years are flying by. The old adage, the days are long but the years are short, couldn’t seem truer. I feel like Will grew up a…

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Much to the delight of Meredith, in the midst of snow-pocalypse there sat in the garage one FJ60, partially in pieces. Her disappointment in the loss of the garage parking spot (during the biggest snow storm in 70 years) was only rivaled by my disappointment in the loss of an opportunity to put the rig…

For posterity’s sake…

I realize Will is now closer to four than three (it’s May 2016 as I write this,) but I couldn’t let myself miss another birthday. When I look through the archives of the good ‘ol website I still regret I didn’t document Sophia’s second birthday. So without further ado… We spent Will’s 3rd birthday like…

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…

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…

‘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…

William’s Birthday…a few months late

Phil may disagree with me on this one (it’s probably just mommy guilt) but it certainly feels like William gets cheated out of a lot of the exciting “firsts” we shared with Sophia. His baby book is barely filled and has no photos, hand-me-down clothes (which I love), a hand-me-down room and the majority of…

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…