Saturday, November 22, 2014

Student of the Month!

Tessa's first student of the month award. This was for "cooperation."

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Fall Fancy

Our second Fall Fancy together!

My favorite date night! Tess asked me if we'd go to all of her dances together... Including prom. I said she didn't have a choice.

Friday, October 31, 2014


Shark at the block party

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Owen's First Surf Practices

Owen has really been getting into surfing and now has a coach (Chad) who video tapes him and provides analysis. Here is one of Owen's first sessions (probably 3rd) with Chad. Owen is starting to really get dialed in.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

First night without a net

Success! First night sans diaper

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Loughery Summer Vacation

This year Rob, Kathy and the girls came out with DeeDee to visit San Diego. Here is a video shot and edited by Amelia and Owen.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Finn's First Plunge

Finn too the life jacket off this week and made some great progress learning to swim... including his first plunges and cannonballs into the pool.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Stacation 1 of 2014

A little overnight getaway downtown San Diego. Trolley tour with the Arboitt and Lopez Family

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tessa's First Dance Recital

Ssshhh.... Don't tell Tessa you saw this. While she did absolutely amazing at her first dance recital, Tessa refused to let us share video and made it really hard for us to take her picture.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Carlsbad Fires

Quite the week. We were very fortunate that our kids, family and home were untouched by the fires this week. But it was a very scary situation the Kim and the kids so amazingly dealt with when leaving the school. This is a picture of the school on that Wednesday when they were evacuating. I came back from Hawaii late that night.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mothers Day

Mother's Day Morning...

Me to Owen and Tessa: hey one of the things mommy really wants today is for us to clean up today, so let's not make big messes

Owen: right, because we don't want to clean.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Ballet pictures

These shots are all that I was able to get of Tessa. On one hand she loved the fact that she had make up on (first time!) but in the other hand she was so embarrassed and didn't want anyone to take her picture.

After pictures we had to stop at the grocery store but Tess refused to get out of the truck and go in. She won out. We went home. But I am so glad to have been able to have these few pictures of her.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

AOE Campout

Tessa's first Campout. The second annual Campout at their school. It rain a bunch at night but we made it through.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tessa's Day

Tessa's big day at American Girl in LA. First trip to Hollywood

And this is what the boys did ...

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Owen's Christmas Break Surf Session 2013

Some video that Owen put together from a couple of surf sessions over Christmas break.