Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving in Big Bear

Thanksgiving is a big deal for my family. We've been celebrating together as an extended family for over 35 years. We headed up to Big Bear once more for some great family time. I look forward to this trip every year!

Mav loves the forest! Pine cones and logs, he's in heaven!

Pat and the bird.

So much yummy food!

Happy to get away from the craziness of work.

This year, we got a ton of snow! The dogs loved it.

In fact, everyone loved it!

Mav found a buried bowling ball and decided it was his job to move it. Crazy dog!

Mark brought his quads and we all had fun riding them in the snow.

Next year, we're headed back to Yosemite where the tradition began!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


October was a great month! Here are a few highlights.

We went down to San Diego for a Rodrigo & Gabriella concert. They ROCK! Took Maverick and Rockit to the dog beach while we were down there. I love this beach because there is a bay that the dogs can play in... Mav still isn't too fond of the waves.

This was when Mav used to be bigger than Rockit!


Jon and I started (to finish)our kitchen remodel. We had already done the counters. Next up was the cabinets and appliances.

Kristin and McKenna came to visit. We went to the beach, pumpkin patch, photo shoots... their visit went by way to fast!

And, of course, you can't forget the fun Halloween activities!

He still hates me for this!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

McKenna Grace

My sister had her baby last month. She is absolutely adorable. I was able to go out to Tennessee for 10 days and hang out with them. The week went by way too fast and I can't wait to see that little girl again! She is so sweet!

She wore her party dress for when I arrived!

We had some thunderstorms one day ad McKenna loved sitting outside listening to the rain.

What a sweet little face

K & McK

Piggy Toes!

Monday, August 31, 2009

I love August!

So much happened in August this year. Here's a quick catch up of a fantastic month!

There were some incredible sunsets and evening rides!

The 5th annual pirate ride!

I turned 30!

McKenna Grace Joy was born! (More pictures coming soon)

And to end it all off, a birthday cruiser ride for Scott & Drew

I can't believe summer is over already, but it sure did end well!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

"Family Picture"

One night, we were hanging out at the beach down in San Clemente with a group of our friends. We saw a family of about 15 walking by all in blue jeans and white shirts. They had just taken a family picture. We thought it would be an awesome idea to do this with our group of friends. So we all got our blue jeans and white shirts and headed down to San Clemente. Our friend Jerry at was kind enough to take the pictures for us! Thanks Jerry! We are truly blessed to have this group of friends.

The Crew

Go Team!

Tough Guys!?!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Supper Club!

Recently, a group of us have started a supper club. We get together each month at one of our houses to try new recipes and styles of food. Whoever is hosting plans the main dish and everyone else brings something to go along with it. Last month it was at our house and the theme was Mediterranean. We've really been enjoying all the new foods and look forward to it each month.

Everyone enjoying the meal

Jon and I enjoying the dessert & the dessert wine!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Weekend Getaway

For an early 30th birthday present, Jon took me down to South Coast Winery for a quick overnight getaway. We got an incredible deal on the room which also included wine tastings, dinner & spa credits, and wine tours. We had a fabulous time and would recommend it to anyone!

This was the back porch of our room. All the rooms back up to the vineyards for an incredible setting!

Here's us hanging out in the vineyards. We learned that the rose bushes not only look pretty, but they are there to warn of disease or trouble in the soil. If the roses are doing good, the vineyards should be doing good also.

We had a nice afternoon snack on our porch with the bottle of wine that came with the room.

Jon out on the wine tour.