Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ten Years





Dan and I were blessed enough to celebrate our ten year anniversary for two nights away in Santa Barbara. My mom took the girls and Dan's mom stayed at our house with Hendricks and the dog. We had such a wonderful time being in love. We slept in, got massages, went to a movie, went wine and craft beer tasting, ate every meal out, walked on the pier, shopped, and visited guitar shops. Our hotel was right on State St. and we did not move the car until it was time to leave... heavenly. Dan even surprised me by buying me a gorgeous rose gold, diamond encrusted ring in a quaint, little jewelry shop. The years just keep getting better and better! I look forward to spending eternity with my man. 


Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy New Year!

We love to celebrate, all things, big and small. New Year's Eve has become one of our favorites. Throughout the day, I move the clocks forward an hour at a time, until we reach the East Coast time zone. We invite friends over and have a wonderful time full of face painting, noise maker making, crafting, last year reflecting, dancing, eating, and making an all around ruckus. When the ball drops in NYC, we have definitely partied our little hearts out! Cheers to 2015!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Let It Snow!







We took the kids to Big Bear for two days of Christmas vacation. It was the best time ever! We were not able to visit the snow last year because we had too many sick kids, so they were very excited about this chance to go. I usually feel a sense of peace when all goes well, like a sense of accomplishment when my people are happy and things turn out as planned. Does that make sense?  But this time it was more than that, I had FUN!!! There was laughter, playing, getting along, singing, hugging, running... It was pure joy!