Monday, April 25, 2011

Walk with Julia

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Peters Canyon

While the kids were in school, Steve and I went out to lunch and then took a hike in Peters Canyon. This is where Anna does some of her runs with her track club. Steve has even done a 10-miler here. I don't know how. Some of the hills are so steep they look like cliffs at certain angles. I literally had to hold Steve's hand while descending several rocky and sandy paths. We even encountered a snake, my first in the wild. Needless to say I was quite winded at the end of our time in Peters Canyon. Still, it was a lot of fun.

Monday, April 18, 2011


My friend Tracey just had a baby, daughter Lexie. I was able to visit them at the hospital, actually two days in a row since it is just a minute away.

Babies are so precious, congratulations Tracey and family!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Carlsbad 5000

For Steve's birthday weekend he ran in the Carlsbad 5000. He ran a personal best of 18:54! Then we watched the 'elite' men and women race at the end of the day. It was exciting and inspiring to see these talented runners.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Anna's Cheer Clinic

Anna participated in a cheer clinic for two days at her school. The photos came out a bit blurry, but can you spot:

Anna in the back row saying "rah",
Sam's kindergarten girls' fan club,
Anna at the foundation of a cheer tower,
and her super-high kick!

Friday, April 15, 2011

FaceTime with Mari and Julia

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Girls Scouts at the Nixon Library

We had a wonderful time celebrating the Girl Scouts' 99th birthday at the Richard Nixon Library. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cute Note

Recently I've been making Sam and Anna some stuffed dolls from the game 'Trees of Doom'. He wrote me this cute note to thank me:

"I'm happy. I just love mom so mush."

Here is a photo of a few of the basic toys I've made.
I'm trying to do some blog catch-up, during my spring break. I'm post-dating a lot of entries, you'll see an influx of photos and stories this week!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Farrell's in Mission Viejo...

Anna's first piece of ikura sushi...

Sour gummy at Jamba Juice...

Gelato in a cone. Yum!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Track Meet at Concordia

Anna is currently participating in a running club three times a week, and the family attended one of her track meets last month. She ran the 400 and 800, and did very well in both. We are so proud of her hard work and determination.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Happy 41!

Happy birthday Steve!