Tuesday, December 31, 2013

happy new years eve

it's new years eve, and i really dread the whole resolution thing.  primarily because i suck at thinking of a good one.  or if i think of one, i forget it by january 4.  so this year, i am putting it in writing right here on my quite lame blog so i can look it up when i forget it and need some inspiration!
1. eat healthier and be more active as a family:  my in laws just gave us an east bay park pass, so i expect to do a lot of hiking this year, and get back into zumba if ollie gets his sleeping schedule back on check!
2.  make everyday count: i have an awesome one year old and an incredible husband and i live in a beautiful area, and i take that for granted a lot!  i don't want to do that anymore.  here's to more memories and making everyday without a migraine a party!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

i love my boy: Pre Christmas Fun

Ollie loved playing with Papa's train set.  My little train conductor.

Ollie always wears Papa's huge socks to keep him warm on walks at their house.  He also always does this gesture with his hands whenever he has a question or is asked a question he doesn't know the answer to.

Grandma Vickie, Jason, Ollie and I went to the Living Bethlehem display in Livermore.  It was incredible!

Friday, December 27, 2013

We Hope You Had A Merry Christmas!

We had a great Christmas season here at the Greco's!  Ollie actually did pretty good with Santa Clause (surprising as he hates being held by anyone other than mom and dad) and we had a great time exploring all the Christmas decorations in downtown San Jose with my in-laws!  I hope you had a great Christmas too!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  Here is our little bear and his grandma last Christmas!  He was only 2 months old!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

Early in the month we went to Georgetown to cut down our Christmas tree with my parents.  I am very stubborn about going to a farm each year to cut down our very own tree.  Very stubborn about this!  But this is definitely the first year we have cut it down in the snow!  There was a freak storm in this area at the base of the sierra nevadas that rarely gets snow!  It was beautiful!  It even snowed while we were there!  We had a great time, but I can only handle the snow once a year!  I've had my fix and now I am good!

Friday, December 20, 2013

adventure: petaluma/sebastopol

in honor of my recent birthday, my husband took me and ollie on a day trip to petaluma and sebastopol.  i had never been to either area, so we figured we would check it out.  we went to an awesome little farm called green strings, where i would love to pick out my veggies every week if we lived closer!  they had lots of stray cats and goats, which ollie loved.  we also had dinner at zazu, which was fine but really overated.  we were stuck in traffic for ever on the way home so we took a break from the gridlock in emeryville at hot italian, which has the best pizza ever!  we were still hungry because zazu's portions were ridiculously small!  it was a great adventure!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

happy birthday to me

so on november 8th i had my 29th birthday (yes i know that was over a month ago.  sorry, i have been very busy!)  i went shopping with my mom to my favorite store (anthropologie!) and around danville.  my husband made me this adorable tie-dyed hippie cake too!  it was great!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Artist Spotlight: Oliver Gal

I am in love with this artist I just found!  His name is Oliver Gal!  I love his style!  Check out more of his work at http://www.olivergal.com.

Monday, December 9, 2013

recipe: crock pot apple pot roast

this was delicious and super moist... enjoy!

Crock Pot Apple Pork Roast

Kosher salt
Italian Seasoning
1 whole pork loin
3 large sweet tart apples, such as Gala, cored and cut into eighths
1 cup apple cider

In a slow cooker, mix seasonings, salt and pepper, then add pork and rub with seasonings to coat.  Toss apples in then pour over cider.  Cook on low 9-10 hours.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

it's date night!

i love date nights.  really, i do.  so here are some ideas for my upcoming nights out with the hubby!
dressed up: gold skirt, grey dress, gold heels
dressed down: alligator flats, oatmeal sweater, gold top

Thursday, December 5, 2013

at home

i found this new website that i love called Haute Look.  It is free but you have to sign up to enjoy.  Great Christmas shopping site!  Have fun!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

humor: it's officially winter!

december is here now, which means it is officially winter (in my opinion at least!) time to celebrate!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

i love my family

jason made a fort for our "date night".  ollie loved it!

our little, shaggy band nerd

my birthday sunflowers!


Friday, November 29, 2013

And The Christmas Season Has Begun...

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it finally feels like Christmas!  I'm so excited!  I love holidays!  I found the perfect Christmas date outfit, and a really cool nativity set!  I can't wait!

red dress
nativity set
gold earrings
riding boots
black sweater
gold necklace

Friday, November 22, 2013

family: mama ranger, baby ranger

Ollie's grandparents got him an awesome Park Ranger outfit, so I had to take him to my old employment at Sycamore Grove Park, where I was a Park Ranger for three years.  Man I miss my job, but hope someday this lil dude will want to follow in his mom's footsteps!  Isn't he cute in that uniform? (Bonus: my son has a big noggin so my Ranger hat fits him pretty good!)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

if i had a million dollars: what i would wear today

it's raining and cold outside.  i don't love that fact.  i get depressed and feel like a complete slob in the rain.  remedy: beautiful dress, cozy cardigan, open toed shoes so i can feel the rain, and a cute purse.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ollies Mustache Party

do you like ollie's unibrow?  he wouldn't keep a mustache on, but for some reason he was fine with a unibrow!

he loved the mustache cake his grandma made him!  he was having fun throwing it.  some even landed in my friends purse.  and he was so sweet and would feed himself a bite then feed me a bite. what a good little dude.  messy, but good.

mustache ava
sarah, liam, emma, kristene, grandma morris

my parents

jasons parents.  man i wish those were real mustaches so they could look this good everyday.

tracy, david, travis, kim

our family: jason (yes that is his real facial hair and yes it is blonde. weird right?), me, ollie

travis and kim

jessica, patrick, lisa
shenny (aka: shaun and jenny)
ian and liesl

ollie doesn't like to be held by other people.  some call it clingy.  i call it bratty.  he loves to play with other people, but if you pick him up, the tantrum starts.  kristene and kim, you are good sports.

my reno babe kimmie
emily, jon, baby scarlette
happy birthday my messy man.  yes that is the cake he is sitting in.  i think he had fun.

December: Greco Family Christmas Party

Decorating Christmas Cookies His fiancee made the outfit for him Oliver & Ava