Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Springtime Walk

Last week Matt was in Ohio all week for work, which meant I held down the fort solo.  The week went well, but come Friday we were all happy to have Matt home.  The weather has been so lovely, and we've been enjoying every minute of it.  We went for a walk at the nature preserve up the road and it was so gorgeous.  With all the rain we got this winter everything is so full of life.  I lugged my camera along and was so glad I did, but then found myself wishing I had dressed the kids up cuter, lol.  Oh well, it's life... skinned knees and dirty faces and clashing clothes :)

These two were having the best time running through this grass and rolling down the hill.

Oh how I love being outside in the midst of God's beautiful creation.  It fills my soul with awe and thankfulness.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Goodbye Floreses

It's been a sad week as the Floreses packed up and moved to Healdsburg.  Lots of tears were shed and we are so sad that they will no longer be near.  Of course we're thrilled for this new journey for them and we will visit, but man will we miss our bi-monthly dinners, beach days, pool days... and just being able to see them often.  Close friends that you do life with are truly such a joy and blessing.

Hanging out is always so much fun because everyone has a buddy... including the dogs!

They came over on Valentine's Day and it was the last time getting to have them over just for dinner.  The next time will have to be a trip!  We made a yummy dinner.

I met Jolene when I was 12.  That's only three years older than Ethan is right now.  We've always been like sisters, and of course we always will be.  But this is the first time we won't live in the same area.  She's been nearby for the last 23 years... 2/3 of my life!!!!

February Snapshots

I can't beleive it's the last day of February.

Ethan and I went on a hike up to the peak of the Crafton Hills one Saturday morning.  It was so much fun to do a harder hike and with no hiking backpack :)

Grainy picture, but I bought her this shirt and she loves it because it's the truth!  :)

Enjoying one of the few sunny and warm days we've had recently.  With all this cold and rain we have soaked up the days that are warmer and sunny :)

A bubble gun.... it brought him so much joy :)

As did this $1.00 balloon.... ahhh, it's the little things I tell you.  This was on a day that we found out we had to get the transmission replaced on my car.... which was $3,000..... ugh.  Adulting is hard sometimes!

We got to have a date night.  We had drinks at J. Riley distillery in Redlands and then went to King's Fish House for dinner.

The kids at school on Valentine's Day with their friends. 

Some very sweet neighbors (who don't even have little kids) let my kids climb their tree.  They go over there quite often.  It's definitely a fun tree to climb!

Guinea pig checkup time.

Alayna and I with fresh haircuts.  We got a lot chopped off hers, and I'm letting mine grow out, so I just got a shapeup.