Thursday, April 30, 2009


Ryland was watching the movie "Enchanted" for the first time yesterday at Nana and Popi's. He was truly enchanted by it. When Nana asked what was his favorite part, he replied "The dragon!" She asked him, "What did you think of the music?" He responded with great emotion, "Oh, I almost cried because I loved the music so much!"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Trip to So Cal

We drove down to Southern California last Thursday for a long needed vacation to see friends and family. The drive down was VERY long and we really enjoyed the LA traffic. Despite the long hours in the car, the kids did really well! Below are some pics from the trip. I am really bummed because, for some reason, I didn't end up getting any pics of Sarah and Ryan's house, where we stayed for two of the nights. They've had their kitchen remodeled since the last time we were down two years ago, and their yard has been redone as all looks really beautiful and it was so relaxing to sit in the sunshine and cool breeze and overlook their property. Thanks, friends and fam, for a great time. It was so good to see everyone!

The morning after we got there, we went to see Malia's school performance about family - it was so great! Malia even had a piano solo and Ryland was beaming with pride as he watched her play. I was so glad we were able to be there!

We picked up Filiberto's for lunch and went to Bringle Terrace Park to meet the Mette's for lunch. The Ryland, Zoe, and Josh had a great time playing football with Uncle Brad.

This is Sebastian, James and Lisa's son. We had a really nice visit with Grandma and Grandpa Mette, Lisa, and Sebastian.

Saturday, we picked up Alberto's and went to the beach at the O'side pier.


Malia and Selah got along really well...Selah liked to give her kisses!

Malia and Zoe kept commenting on Selah's big muscles. "Look at these guns!" Malia said.

Auntie Cookie has big muscles too!

Ry played football with the waves too!

The pelicans were so close, we lost Zoe for a minute and when she found us, she informed us that she was touching the pelican's beek. Who knows if she really did?

Mark and Lina Bornstein were gracious hosts on Saturday night. Mark showed Ry how to roll pizza dough.

Sunday morning, we drove to Costa Mesa and attended Rock Harbor Church with the Krudwig family. Tina and I have been friends since college (over 10 years now!) and it has been so fun to see us grow our families together. I know we will be friends for many years to come!

The Krudwig boys: Cooper, Cohen, and Che

Che LOVED Selah, and she really liked him too ;)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Random pics

Ry's hobbies include lining up his cars on the kitchen counter...

and sometimes counting them...

Selah turned 11 months on April 14th. I know it is cliche, but I can really hardly believe how quickly the time has flown...


We had a really great was a long-y though! It started at 6:34 with the sunrise in the park behind my parents house. We had a few friends and family make it to the early celebration. Nana read the resurrection story to the kids, we sang a few songs, and Poppi said a few words. It was really beautiful.

We then had an easter egg hunt in the back yard... followed by a really yummy breakfast buffet. We then headed off to church and a relaxing afternoon of naps. We also got to go to Oma and Poppa's house with the Heilner's for ANOTHER easter egg hunt, great food and great company. What a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

It just happened to be Good Friday...
Genesis 9:16
"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."
This vibrant double rainbow was the result of the sunshine and rain - Ry really loved it.
our house is the one on the left...

Brad and Ryland were playing basketball in our driveway and it started raining with the sunshine. It was so pretty!

Monday, April 6, 2009

My first post

Here is my first post...for those of you who have never followed a blog (including me!) I will try to post regularly so you can see chronological pics of the kiddos. For this first post, I went a few months back and picked a few highlights, so, start at the bottom for the earliest pics. Now, I will try to upload a little more frequently. Enjoy!

Selah enjoyed the sunny day on the greens...

Ryland, already, loves sports and seems to catch on very quickly!

Brad took Ryland to the driving range/putting green for the first time last weekend.

Birthday kisses for Octavia

Callie and Selah

Ry, Jack, Felicity, Colby

Ry was very excited about this piece of candy and offered his friend Colby a taste.

Our church had an easter egg hunt, with "10,000 eggs!"

Ryland was very impressed with how great the seats were!

Ryland and Brad got to go to a King's game and high-five the players on the court.

Pretty in purple

Play day at the planet park, downtown Sacramento

These two love each other!


Ry LOVED sledding...he was a natural.

Snow day at the cabin in Arnold, 2/6-7/09

I entered this in the Regis and Kelly Beautiful Baby contest. I think she was a winner!