Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Things Ollie Says...

Oliver loves to pray.
Lots of evenings, as soon as we sit at the table he starts praying even before we can ask him to do so.
Recently, he has been thanking Heavenly Father for his Birthday, Christmas, and "my love of food" (direct quote from Oliver).
Last week he was playing with his cars, pretending to put them to bed, and I noticed he said a prayer with each of them before tucking them in.  
I love talking to this boy, and so does his Heavenly Father.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Family Adventures

Playing in the ocean in Moss Landing

Hiking in Sycamore Grove

Playing in the water at Sunol

Saturday, November 21, 2015

September: Seymore Marine Discovery Museum

Not too long ago we had an adventure in Santa Cruz with our friend Kristine.  We saw dolphins and sharks at the Seymore Marine Discovery Museum, had fresh strawberries at a local fruit stand, and devoured Arcangeli's artichoke bread.  I love the area we live in!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Things Ollie Says...

Off to Granny's House

The other night, Oliver fell off his new big boy bed while sleeping.  We went in his room to help him get back to bed, and he told us that he thinks his stuffed animal pushed him off the bed.  Ruthless stuffed animals.

Oliver and Jason were having a serious discussion while sitting on the Lightning McQueen potty chair.  Oliver looked up and very sincerely asked, "Dad, why are you a dork?" 
We have all been wondering that for years.

Jason told me some good news in the car the other day, so I exclaimed "Hallelujah" in gratitude.  Oliver promptly corrected me, "No, it is Holly Shiftwell."  He might watch Cars 2 too much.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Baby Oliver

Hiking at Del Valle

Dapper Dude

One Day Old
I found these newborn photos of Oliver from my cell phone.  It's hard to remember this crazy three year old as a tiny newborn, so innocent and sweet.  I love this kid.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

What I Would Wear Today...

It is way too cold for me.  I love the fall leaves, cocoa all the time, and the holidays, but why can't it be 80' instead of 64'?  Cute clothes will help me cope with the cold.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Mendocino, way back in June

Liesl went a little wild on this trip

Celebrating Father's Day with Oliver's other favorite dads

Russian Gulch

Watching the sunset from our incredible hotel, the Heritage House

Point Arena Lighthouse

Van Damme Pygmy Forest

Holy crap I miss these friends!  And this trip!  We had an incredible time, and need to make this an annual tradition of taking a vacation together!  Thank you Mendocino, as always, you were lovely.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy Halloween (a year ago and a few days...)

Wonder Woman, Batman & Superman

Kelly & Jon

Addie, Jayden, Kallie, Kate & Lexie
I had to get rid of my old school phone because it broke : (
The one good thing about the ordeal is finally downloading all of the pictures from it!  You will be seeing a lot of older pictures over the next few posts...


Picnics during Jason's meetings While the boys are at the Father & Son campout