A Family Day

The Whole Gang

Three posts in one night – crazy, right? I just have been meaning and meaning to do this one, and since Jesse is still out at volleyball practice (geesh, 9:41 PM, it’s late! Just noticed! I guess I was so excited to have some time with my baby back in my arms, it flew by!), I thought I’d take advantage and do it.

At the beginning of the month, we made the short trek to Ventura to celebrate Grammy’s (Jesse’s grandmother’s) 90th birthday with his family. Lots of fun and festivities, including playing with cousins (miss you, Yarin & Zeke!) Here’s some favorites of the day:

My Party Dress is ON!

Beautiful Cousin Hannah

Hello, Cousin!

"Helping" Hannah get up in the huge dino-suit

All smiles playing with Daddy

The Great-Grandparents

Aunt Barbara's side

What a fun day with family, and thanks to Aunt Barbara for hosting a great shindig! Just wishing that the others (in HI) could have joined us that day as well! 🙂

Also, if you’d like to see any of those larger, remember to click on them, and it will enlarge. I just upload the medium sized versions since they are off the page if I upload larger.

Photo a day – “trash”

This topic should bring us all a little memory of childhood…and the popular saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

Here, I bring you some simple cardboard boxes that brought us diapers…

Or is it so simple? Just boxes? Or is there a little girl under there?

Perhaps a car?

Or a fort? For a turtle too?


Love that girl. And not a box becomes ‘trash’ before she gets a quick play in it! 😉

Photo Catch-up – “Your name”

Without my loyal photo subject, I was lacking for material yesterday. Plus, the “your name” topic was not all that inspiring.
But – I did notice my name on some of our drop cloths for painting…

There was a lot of hard work that went into that name right there…

Not necessarily in that plan set, but just in the licensing, working, leaving the company, and going out on my own. And I’m proud of it. And the extra old plan sets really fill in those holes between paint protection sheets. In hindsight, moving furniture would have been more simple. But regardless, we got the job done. A full day of work on the house was such a luxury for us, and we’re so thankful for the time…and really thankful to have our beautiful baby home tonight! 😉