Monday, August 28, 2017

Summer 2017

We have had such a wonderful busy summer this year. After San Diego in June, we swam a lot, hung out with friends and then planned for our next adventure to Las Vegas for 4th of July. We stayed at Treasure Island and my grandma got to come from San Diego as well as my sister Katie and her husband Dennis. We got to see shows like Mystere, Love from the Beatles and The Tournament of Kings which was jousting and sword fighting. We laid out under cabanas, soaked up the sun, shopped and played. We had such a wonderful time in Las Vegas and only ate at one buffet and my dad hardly lost any money.

After we got back from Las Vegas we began to finish our backyard project. It is the last (major) project left at our house and we were ready to be able to finally use our yard with two boys always full of energy. We got new stamped concrete, a beautiful white pergola, a fire pit of crushed granite framed by pavers and then some nice furniture and finishing touches to make it comfy to head outside anytime of the day. We just had our first BBQ to break in the new fire pit, corn hole and smore cart that we made, and it was a total success. We are looking forward to many more people coming over now that we have much more space to entertain.

At the end of July, Tadd and I were able to go on a kid free weekend thanks to my amazing parents...and we went to Redondo Beach to see Katie and Dennis and then Jill and Wes also came up for Saturday. We were able to cruise all around the beach cities that my sis and her husband have been exploring for the last year and it did not disappoint. We saw Venice beach, Manhattan, Redondo, Santa Monica and Palos Verdes. We played sand volleyball, hiked, walked and drove. We ate at a yummy Mexican restaurant happy hour and tried to fit in the super trendy scene unsuccessfully. We had such a great time hanging with my sisters and their husbands and the best news was that both of my sisters are pregnant! Both due in March. Just 3 weeks apart. I cannot even believe it. It is going to be such a fun remainder of the year and into the new year getting excited for these babies to arrive.

After we got back from LA, both my sisters came to visit and we surprised my mom with a Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill concert for just the girls. It just so happened to also be the weekend of my birthday...so we got to celebrate in general. We went to Benihana, our traditional dinner place for birthdays that we all love. Then Jill had to head home and Katie and Dennis went on a little excursion to Yosemite and Tahoe but then came back to see us again before they officially moved to Florida.

We have been so spoiled with love and attention and fun this summer...and it seems like it is coming to an end... even though the heat will continue for another few months.

Luckily, we get to go to Boston Massachusetts in September for a family vacation...so we can ditch the heat and enjoy some more family time...that will of course be the next post. Until then, stay cool!













Monday, June 12, 2017

San Diego 2017

Beachtrip June 2017!
We stayed at a VRBO on ocean walk in Mission Beach and it was perfect. We hardly drove at all, we just walked outside to the beach or down to the pier with the roller coaster. The first full day we went to the San Diego zoo and I think the best part was Liam getting his face painted. He totally surprised me. I did not think that he would like getting it painted but he loved it and was roaring at everyone, it was hilarious! He was sooooo sad when we washed it off later that night...he is already excited to get it painted again, whenever that may be. 

It was also the first time that Logan touched the sand...and he was pretty happy about it! We also met the newest little one in our extended family, Sterling. She is so adorable. Petite and quiet but very cute! It was great to finally meet her.

 We then went to Belmont Park the last day before we had to leave and played arcade games and rode some rides...Liam had a blast and we all got to have some more fun before the dreaded family vacation hangover which is totally a thing. #oddowannaleave #sandiegoddo #beachboddo






Shenanigans

Liam and his bestie Johnny are always having a blast together. We went to the splash pad one of the hot spring days... and as the heat continues to creep up on us we will most likely be frequenting this pad of water weekly.

We also went to the river cats game which was a blast and now we are having our backyard done! So we are shopping around for backyard furniture so we can host our friends and family this summer!





My heart in photos

I wanted to get some professional photos done of the boys since they are at such a fun and adorable age right now.... and Oh boy am I glad I did! These photos make me want to cry, laugh, smile, squeeze them and just about go crazy for my handsome little boys! Liam is just about 3.5 yes old and Logan is just about a week shy of 7  months old!!! Documenting each of their facial expressions and being able to just see their personalities in these photos just makes me crazy with happiness!











Sunday, June 11, 2017

Spring 2017

As we are fast approaching the summer of 2017... here is a recap of spring 2017!!!

We went on a somewhat spontaneous trip to Southern California. Sadly, tadds Uncle Tim passed away and therefore we were able to attend his memorial in San Diego.

This allowed up to spend a wonderful weekend with Tadd's family and the Jill also! We went to a free food dinners and then we went to Disneyland!

It was such a fun Disneyland trip. We got to eat at blue. Auou which we have never done. We also got on so many rides as we attended with the experienced  Disneyland season pass holders Britt and Phil and their son Ben!

Liam rode Star tours for the first time and as he was sitting with tadd he looked over and said "this is so fun!" I think he enjoyed himself!!!!





Mother's Day 2017!!! Now a mother  of two handsome boys! I am one lucky mama. I enjoyed a massage with my mom on Friday. And I ordered a few things for myself like makeup and some leggings. Tadd made dinner and we spend the day as a family and it was perfect! 







Monday, April 24, 2017

Life Update

Life is so good! Liam is 3 and amazing. Logan is just about 6 months and has become so fun, rolling and smiling, and laughing at his big bro.




Liam has been really into sharing with Logan and making him crack up whenever he does something silly...it is so adorable to see them interact. And Logan, absolutely adores Liam...he watches everything he does. 

Liam and his bestie Johnny have weekly play dates and are the cutest buds. They play at the park, Chick fil a or at each others houses...and then fight over toys and hug and makeup and then high five and hug when they first see each other and then when they are leaving. It is also super awesome that Johnny's mom is one of my besties too! Win/Win! 


Auntie KayKay was in town last weekend and she played like crazy with Liam and he was sad to see her go...and then Auntie Jill took her place and now they are playing like crazy! Liam is so incredibly lucky and so am I to have such awesome aunties/sisters.