Thursday, September 29, 2011

Anniversary Dinner

To celebrate our anniversary, Steve and I went to Katsuya in Laguna Beach. Our order included a special five-course wine pairing menu, which coincided with OC Wine Week. Katsuya was a sleek, gorgeous restaurant with wonderful service, and the food tasted as good as it looked. Happy Anniversary Steve!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

15 Years

15 years of marriage!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First Day of School

It has been so busy since school has started. Anna and Sam were so excited and happy on the first day of school! Anna has been so helpful with helping Sam pick out his clothes in the morning and packing lunches. They are both happy with their teachers and being with friends.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Teeter Totter Fun

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Various Summer Snapshots

Pizza at Oggi's in San Diego...

Snuggling with Mari, tee hee...

Anna and Brookie at VBS...

A library outing while Anna was at Junior Camp...

Exploring the OCMA...

And more exploring...

Beach fun...

Posing for the iPhone...

Restaurant Week at La Cave with Yumi...

Anna and Sam writing letters to family and friends...

And waiting around for us at Bedrosians in the play area, while we pick out tile for the bathroom remodels!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Brielle's 6th

On Labor Day weekend we went to Mission Viejo Lake to celebrate Brielle's 6th birthday. When I heard "lake" I thought there might be some wading and fishing opportunities, instead there's this private-like mini beach. Since my friend Anne lives in the vicinity, they have access to this wonderful hot spot. Steve and the kids went to a nearby Target to pick up some swimsuits so they could enjoy the calm waters. Anne told me that this man-made lake is stocked with fish in the fall and spring, I hope we can join them to reel some in. Thanks for a great day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hula Girls

Taken at Audrey's birthday party last month, in HB

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Wow, summer seems so long ago! This was taken at the end of August, we enjoyed yogurt in Sanrio cups with caricature spoons!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Yosemite Part 6: Day 3, Drive Home

On the way home Sam got very carsick. The gingersnaps didn't do the trick, we had to stop several times on the windy road when leaving Yosemite. I decided to sit in the back seat with the kids to comfort Sam and distract him from his tummyache. The sillies got to us and we had fun taking photos with the iPhone. Enjoy!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Yosemite Part 5: Day 3, Bridalveil Falls, Mariposa Grove

On the last day of our trip we drove to Bridalveil Falls and went for a short hike to the waterfall. We then drove back to Curry Village, packed up our belongings and drove to the entrance of the park, and caught a shuttle bus to Mariposa Grove. You can barely spot us at the foot of the "Grizzly Giant" Sequoia Tree. Lots of people were also posing for photos next to the California Tunnel Tree. The grove is extensive, yet we only hiked a small portion of it, knowing we had a long drive home. Going to Yosemite was an excellent trip and we can't wait to go back again.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Yosemite Part 4: Day 2, Yosemite Valley Museum, Happy Isles

Our morning jog ended with a visit to the Yosemite Valley Museum, the kids learned about tree-ring dating from the display outside. Later that evening we hiked over to Happy Isles where there was a river much more rapid than the one we rafted on earlier that day. It was amazing all we could access from Curry Village without hopping in our car.