Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lace & E-plane

Aunt Lacey & Uncle Evan came to San Diego!
Lacey & I took the kids to the zoo, while Steve & Evan went surfing that morning & to The Hobbit in the afternoon.

After eating pizza at the Pizza Port we walked around on Solana Beach.  It was a beautiful, but chilly day.

We did our annual New Years Bowling day... I am proud to say that I am still the champion for the 3rd year in a row! 
(I beat Evan by 1 point)

Other highlights:  Lacey, Evan & I were the only ones to bring in 2013 with sparkling cider, Sunday dinner, Steve & Evan took the kids to the airplane museum.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Visit from Nana & Papa

We had a fun few days with Nana & Papa, a couple days after Christmas.  They came to see our new place & to enjoy our new surroundings.
Oceanside Beach

We took a tour of the Mormon Battalion & drove around Old Towne.


We spent the afternoon at Balboa Park, enjoying the sun! 

Thank you for coming...come back soon!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Our 1st Christmas in California

  Merry Christmas!
 (We woke the kids up at 6:45am)


Pretty much the only thing she's been talking about for 2 months.
 (she is hard core at playing school)
Chan asked when he could go to the driving "ranch"
 (He's pretty good for a 5 year old)
 Sage was a lot of fun this year.  She was over the moon about everything! (lots of squeals, kissing & hugging)


June's beautiful blanket, made by great Aunt Cathie

I love my new slippers. 
They keep my feet toasty while walking on the tile & wood floors.

 Santa surprised Steve with a new surf board & I surprised him with a new year round wet suit.
(his face was classic)

Junie B's first Christmas
(we woke her up after all the excitement)

 It was a different feel of Christmas this year with no snow, no sledding or no hot cocoa!
Kept the tradition of presents again this year, each person gets 1 present from Santa & 5 other presents (one from each member of the family)
Breakfast: waffles, bacon & scrambled eggs
Lunch/Dinner:  Ham, potatoes, green beans, salad, corn, rolls

Monday, December 24, 2012

ChristmasEVE 2012

 A Mexican Fiesta (because it fell on the Monday before Christmas), Tubbies, new Christmas pj's, we watched Luke 2 & The Nativity, family prayer, wrote to Santa & in bed by 8:30pm.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Sunday

Don't they look sharp?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Two Santas in One Day

We went to the early morning pancake & Santa breakfast for our new ward in S.D.  Kate & Chan were eager to talk to him, to make sure he knew that we moved & wouldn't forget about them.

Sage, not so much.  She just got close enough, to snatch a candy cane from his hands.

That night we went to another Santa party (Tina Kargis dad's house.  My V-teacher in Lehi) for more Santa talk, 1 present for each kid, hot chocolate & letter writing.  This is going to be a new Christmas time tradition for us here.  Lots of FUN!