Friday, February 20, 2009

Autumn turns 6 and Austin turns 4!

I can't believe our kids are growing up so fast! Since Disneyland had the free birthday day, we decided to try it out and go on Austin's birthday. We did not tell them where we were going and surprised them on Wednesday morning. We got them up about 6:00, picked up grandma and papa and took off for Anaheim. Autumn tried to guess on the way there, but was unsuccessful until we got to the front gates in which she exclaimed...DISNEYLAND????? It was cute. The had no idea what to expect! We tried to get Austin into the Jedi training camp, but weren't able to so since we were in Tomorrowland, we decided to try Space Mountain first. Austin was just tall enough, so their first major roller coaster ride it was! Austin wasn't so sure about it and said he was a little scared of it, but now he says it was one of his favorites! They both enjoyed all the rides and did awesome all day. Thanks to Papa, we got in front of several lines (he has a bum knee and had a wheelchair cart thing which got us to the front). Autumn is going to be a thrill seeker. She absolutely loved the roller coasters.We didn't see everything, but saw quite a bit in one day. It was a very memorable experience and the kids want to go back. We will see about that. Here are just a few highlights from our day!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Well, I guess I've kinda fallen off the blogger wagon since starting facebook! I don't have any pictures to post at this time, but thought I'd at least update our happenings! We are planning the birthday parties for the kids and are looking forward to going to Disneyland on Austin's birthday for the first time (for the kids!) I can't wait to see the looks on their faces when we get there.
Jimmy is having to attend some tough classes in Riverside this last week, this week and 3 days next week. He is learning all sorts of math he never wanted to learn! It has been tough, but I am so proud of him and how hard he has worked to make it!
We are being visited tomorrow by the state which should be really interesting. We are supposed to have 15-16 people coming into our classrooms while we teach...not so sure where they are going to be standing! It should be interesting. I just hope my kids behave themselves tomorrow!
Well, better go get ready to face my day tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Colorado Ceramics...

Today we drove out to Delta to the Fat Cat Pottery. The kids were excited to paint. Autumn had ceramic horse heads, coin bank horses, jewelry boxes with horses on the lids to choose from... so logically she chose a pig sigh. At least Austin picked a football, probably due to the season ending Charger traumping over the broncos. They enjoyed being creative but they'll have to wait for Grammy to send them since they have to be fired. Jimmy kept wandering around the shop mumbling something about looking for the "refrigerator that had the KitKats." I take it Kathy has some idea what that means?

After cleaning up we walked through a couple of little shops downtown before heading to Sonic and then Walmart for a quick Christmas present exchange.

Not sure whats gonna happen for New Years. We're just hanging for the remaining time here. It's going quick.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas is here!!

Merry Christmas!! Hope everybody was good and Santa came to your house. I know I was and I got some pretty cool gifts. The kids had a ball opening gifts and they're at the age where their expressions are definitely bigger.

Austin got his 'rock and roll guitar' and already has the moves down. We took a break during
presents for mom's homeade Cinnamon rolls.

After getting through all the presents we headed outside for a family snowman building and sledding.

It snowed last night and was still snowing as we opened presents. Was the 'classic' Colorado Christmas. The prime rib is cookin' as the kids explore all the new toys and activities. Hope all is well and am looking to read all of your Christmas blogs!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve!!

Merry almost Christmas! Today was the decorating of the gingerbread houses (of course made from scratch).

The kids even managed to save some of the decorations for the house.

After that they made apple cider with Papa out in the greenhouse.
Tonight we're going to Gramas for my Uncle's birthday party and then the Christmas Eve service. When we get home we'll let the kids start unwrapping. Hope all is well with all of you and you're enjoying this season.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Colorado Christmas...

Well we made it to Colorado on Saturday. We left pretty much on time, which was 4:15 (aye em). We had an uneventful trip on the way with all the roads mostly clear. The roads goin through Utah were a little frosted but no issues with ice. Total time was 11:38:42.

Since we've been here, the kids have been havin' a ball in the snow. Austin has tried to ingest as much snow that has fallen, including some icicles that were bigger than he is.

Just last night we got 8 inches. Jimmy (and Austin) shoveled the driveway which reminded him full well why we live in So Cal. Keep in mind my parents dont have a Ca size driveway either... its prob 200+ yards long and 20 ft wide.

I'll try to update as the days pass. If you want to see all the pics go to

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our Princess and Knight in Shining Armor

Our little climber! He was so intent on making it up to the top and sliding down! He did it!

Intent on getting the ketchup on just right!

The kids had a great time at our church Octoberblast. They enjoyed eating candy and jumping on the bounce houses!