Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hectic Holidays

No matter how hard we try to get in front of it... the holidays always seem so hectic.   But then you get that window.   That chance to slow down.  To enjoy what it’s about.    To watch some Christmas specials.  Some new ones that the kids will remember.  And the old ones that you remember and that bring back great memories.  A smile and some times a tear.  

Tess poem 

Finn looked up on the computer “how to draw Santa”

Cookie baking 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Fall Sports for Finn

Fall sports comes to end an end for Finn.  

Football... well let’s just say Dad’s coaching didn’t end up helping the team too well.  One win season.  Friday nights were tough but thankfully Saturdays and soccer were super.  Only one loss. 

Thanksgiving 2017

First trip to Julian

First trip to Julian (after talking about it for 7 years). 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A big step forward but still not too big

Another first.... 

For the first time we let O go surf without a parent or adult there - just him and his buddy. (Cameron)   A big step forward in independence and responsibility.   And O went spear fishing with his friends (Ethan and Ty)  - solo no parents.  

And while Owen has hit another first .... he still isn’t quite too big for a lift to bed.  Although.  I suspect this might be his last...

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pumpkin Carving

Short Video of Tess and Finn Carving.  Of course we were doing this last minute- the day before Halloween.  So Owen missed out on the carving because he had waterpolo.   Kind of sad as first glimpse at when he might be to old and too busy for these things.   But I am guessing and hoping not for a few more years. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I walk alone

Finn is already over me walking him all the way in to class 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Father Daughter Fall Fancy fourth grade

One more year of the father daughter dance.  Dad is  going to miss this.    This year Dad took home Sir Booty Shaker award 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunday Beach Funday

Last family beach day before start of school. 

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Summer 2017 Trip Back East

Another trip back east to visit family and friends.   Started off with a visit to Niagara Falls with Grandpop Bill and Patty.  Erie fun at Waldameer with Nana.  And some boat time on the lake.

On to visit Dee Dee, the cousins for lots of fun with friends and family.   As well as a visit to historic Philadelphia with Grandpop Loughery.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Finn's 7

Video from Sunday family party and then from his birthday. Dinner at his favorite restaurant- Ruby's

Friday, May 19, 2017

Happy Hour

This is what Happy Hour is like when your Forty Something...

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday, May 07, 2017

O's first year on surf team

Owen's first year of middle school surf team at Aviara

Owen  started the season off on fire with a fifth place finish in his first contest.

From there he had a tough time getting out of the first heats.  But he ended the season with a strong performance at the state championship tournament, finishing second in the first heat but unfortunately the weather forced the contest to be cancelled on the second day.  (The contest resumed the following week and Owen advanced one more round but then got bumped out.  Great job advancing 3 rounds) The team finished fourth in the state.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Finn and O Surf Session

Some amazing weather and mom and tess were out so the boys went for a surf.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Stomach Bug

The stomach flu hit the family hard this week.  Starting with Dad on Easter afternoon and then Finn, followed by Mom and Owen.   Tess held tight and dodge the bug. 

Millie was the comfort companion (when she would finally relax)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter 2017

A little video from dying eggs to hunting them. 

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Spring Sports Have Sprung

Finn is getting ready for his first year of little league and Owen had his ever  first water polo games.  Scored a goal in two of the games in the tournament.  



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tessa Dress Rehearsal

This year is Tessa's first year in competitive dance. It has been amazing to watch her progression throughout the year.... long hours each week but she loves it.   Here are two videos from dress rehearsal for their upcoming competition.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Trip to Disney

Mom had the great idea a few years ago to ask the grandparents for Disney gift cards for everyone for Christmas- we did it again this past Christmas and met up with the Arboits.    Although dad didn't have the best of luck with rides - 5 rides broke down while waiting in line.  3 in a row. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tessa's Bowling birthday party

Birthday Bash at the Bowling Lanes in San Marcos.  Second year Tess did a joint party with Aryana 

Monday, January 02, 2017

Brian Head 2016

Our second year that we went up to Brian Head and a stop in Vegas on the way up.