Monday, July 22, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

adventures: bon voyage!

we are leaving today for another road trip.  this time with jason and oliver.  this time to nevada, utah, wyoming and colorado.  wish us luck!  more posts will come when we return!
my little family hiking at Del Valle a few months ago

Friday, July 19, 2013

family: picnic at work


we like to have picnics with jason at work.  ollie is having a good time.  i think he interrupted everyone at the office with his loud "talking", but boy he was having fun.

humor: just a lil' something to get you through the day


Thursday, July 18, 2013

adventures: idaho

a week ago i went on a road trip with my parents and my little oliver all the way to idaho.  although i have made this trip literally dozens of times, it has never been with my little boy, let alone without jason.  im brave.
this is probably the only time this year i will get to see all my siblings and there kids so i am really glad we made the trip!  we swam at warm springs, watched the fireworks, played very entertaining games,and walked around mesa falls.  
and yes, our family is huge.
ollie loved taking a break at cabelas.  thats my boy.

granny, ollie, avery, papa, jake and jayden

happy 4th of july!

my brother erics family: teresa, eden, avery, wyatt, jake & eric

moosie and jayden

jake loved the baby boys!

eden is a little crazy, and thinks i have man eyebrows

annika got baptized this week!



the kids loved my oliver!  everytime i would look away, he would have a swarm of kids surrounding him.


that is my whole family, other than my husband jason.  i have a very fertile family, and proud of it!


we ate huge hamburgers at "big jugs" (that's what my 8 year old nephew thinks the name is!)

my ollie is 8 months old and his cousin jayden is only 4 months old.  i think i need to feed my child more.

on the way home we stopped by grass valley, ca where my mom grew up and went to the grave of her parents.  my oliver jay was named after this grandpa evan jay.  glad ollie is excited about that.

little toothless lexie loo.  she gave me a lovely red white and blue pedicure.

addie, lexie, annika, eden and wyatt

teresa getting her baby fix

papa, aunt julie and uncle bob.  my 2 year old niece thinks her name is uncle bob too.

kristen and kaleb. he has some energy.

and ollie in the car.  he did surprisingly well.  lets see how he does on our next trip this weekend!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

family: 3 little cousins

Nate & Amanda are in town!  Yeah!  So we headed on over to the Greco's and had a swim party! 

3 little cousins: Ollie born last October, Lily born last November, and Ava born last September.  Surprisingly, we did not plan on having them that close together, but it is a lot of fun!
ollie zonked out after swimming so much.  cute little speedo dude.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

home: our new(ish) apartment

in april we moved from lovely livermore, california, to slightly pretentious dublin, california.  a whole 15 minute drive away.  
our new home is much bigger now and has a separate bedroom for oliver! hallelujah!

we like to take alberts books out and place him in front of the toilet when guests come over.  that way they think they are walking in on some old man taking a wiz.  works like a charm.






he is so close to crawling! instead he just scoots around doing the curly shuffle!

the curb found bookshelves we restored


every bathroom needs a picture of bob marley, right?

the painting jason and i made together (painted over a very ugly painting he bought a long time ago!)
we have the tiniest balcony! this is pretty much all we can fit!










little ollies room: mustache quilts and power ranger sheets.  classic nursery.



we made the headboard out of my old closet doors




our hallway is filled with pictures of our ancestors.  im a nerd.




it has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and a lovely view of mount diablo (and santa rita prison, but who is bragging?)

Idaho Trip: Part 5: Island Park