Wednesday, March 30, 2016

January: Sonoma Train Town


In January our little family joined my parents and my cousin Ben and his wife Kristin and their kids Abram, Aila and Emerson at TrainTown in Sonoma.  I can honestly say this was the cutest train ride we have been on with Oliver, and good golly we have done a lot of train rides with that boy.  It was great seeing family, watching the kids enjoy the rides and walking around Sonoma.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

January: Our Trip To Reno


Oh my gosh, he was geeking out about all the cars!  And thought it was so cool they had a Mustang just like Papa's old one


This is how I like snow: play in it for an hour and leave!  Perfect, and beautiful!




Reno Temple

In January we drove over to Reno to visit my good friends Kimmie & Michelle and take Oliver to the snow.  He has been fantasizing about snow ball fights, sledding, snowmen and snow angels.  It was so much fun and way too short of a trip!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

January: Mushroom Madness


Yes I am a nerdy ex Park Ranger, and I love hikes looking for mushrooms with fellow nerds!  Great times at Sycamore with Ranger Amy and Jason & a whole bunch of other crazies!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Random old photos...

This is how it is.  I am the chauffeur and Oliver the ladies man just holds hands with both Liesl and Sariah.

Planting trees at Sycamore Grove.  Wow it seems like forever ago that I was a Ranger.

My boy scouts after the canned food drive

Our little family at the Rosie the Riveter National Historic Site

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sariah Came To Visit!

Besties

Oh Sariah and John, how we have missed you!  Our prodigal friends came home for Christmas and it was so good to do our old game night, dinner and adventure just like old times!  We went Santa Cruz for a redwood and ocean fix, and San Jose for their crazy Christmas village.  Move home, please!

Monday, March 7, 2016

And More Christmas...

Look at his coy expression...He loves playing with his friends Izzy & Emmy

His second trip with Santa, he is getting to be a pro

Gingerbread houses with Elizabeth

Widmer World with the Charlands

Cookie decorating and baby shower at Playgroup

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Merry Christmas 2015


Forest Home Farms with Kristine



He was much more comfortable with Santa this year!  And made sure to tell him all about the Paw Patrol toys he wanted!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Cutting Down The Christmas Tree

Cutting down the Christmas tree every year is one of my favorite Christmas traditions!  This past year we went with my parents to Crest Ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Oliver insisted on pulling the tree cart


I think Oliver liked his lunch

Nothing better than cutting down a tree, then spending the day eating seafood at the ocean.  Why is California so great?

Potty break on the way home.  Haha, I love potty training!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Wish List

I really want a height measuring board for little Oliver, and this is the coolest one I have yet to see.
I also want to start eating every meal with cloth napkins.  These ones are cute and cheap.
Oh how I have wanted a white dress to roam around in.  I love both this knee length one, and the long one.
Cars, trucks and tractors: Oliver will love these sheets for a twin bed someday (hint hint Papa!)
I am obsessed with these crates.  In a perfect world we would have no tacky plastic, bright storage containers, and all of Oliver's toys would be organized neatly into these charming boxes.  Someday.

Idaho Trip: Part 5: Island Park