Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Years Resolutions

Sycamore Grove
So every year I make a long list of New Years resolutions, and I get so overwhelmed a week into it, that I fail miserably at all of them.  I am not going to do that this year.  I have limited myself to two year long goals to make me a better person.
1. Run a Color Run 5k with Jason.  This will force me to exercise.
2.  Become "not easily provoked" (Moroni 7:45).  I lose my patience pretty quickly, and my boys deserve better than that.  This is the goal for the year, to practice being more laid back.  
Wish me luck.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Ollie and Kristine hiking at Sunol

Oliver's first bowling night with Ian, Liesl, Alicia and Ernie

Jason looking hot in Primary

Sunday, December 27, 2015

October: Boomers with Alicia & Ernie

We finally took Ollie golfing for the first time!  We might have been a little lenient on the rules, but that made it all the more fun!  Thank you Ernie & Alicia!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Here are some pictures from my family from last years Christmas!  I wish we could all be together this year!
Merry Christmas and may we all remember the real reason for the holiday!

Monday, December 21, 2015

November: Splashing in puddles

Poor Oliver has had this fantasy about splashing in puddles and having leaf throwing fights.  This gets a little difficult when you live in an apartment building and he was born the first year of this crazy California drought.  Well rain finally came, so we trekked on over to Granny and Papa's house for our leaf fight and puddle jumping.  He loved it!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

July: Happy Birthday Jon & Sariah

Our friends betrayed us, left us for other states, but before they ran off we had a final Birthday/farewell/final RISK night together.  What the heck are we going to do with our time now that they are gone? 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Things Ollie Says...

A couple of weeks ago Oliver and I went to the zoo together.  While we were there he told me, "I think the sun bears are addicted to candy corn" and "Torako the tiger is maternal."  How he knows the words maternal or addicted are beyond me. 

While playing at Granny's house, Oliver said, "Should we go outside in the beautiful wonder of granny's house?"  He talks like an eighty year old nerd.  And I love him for it.

Oliver's new favorite song is "Butt Showers"  by AC-DC.  I'm pretty sure he made it up, but it sure has a catchy tune!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

June: Filoli Gardens with my favorite people ever!

Hahaha Oh Liesl.  She didn't want to get her arms sunburned.  Hahaha, this is why you are awesome.

Cragels for lunch: part bagel, part croissant

And an umbrella so Liesl doesn't get sunburned.  Hahaha, I can't stop laughing at how dorky we looked!

Oh how I miss these friends.  Move home ASAP!  Please!  
Oh, and Filoli Gardens is lovely.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Things Ollie Says...

1st Birthday

Granny was rocking out to her Christmas music the other day when Oliver said, "Granny I do not like your Christmas music.  Do you have any ACDC or Guns and Roses?"
We have taught him well.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

October: Livermore Air Show

In between General Conference sessions, we took Oliver to the Livermore Airport for its annual air show.  He loved all the planes and especially the emergency helicopters.


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