Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Oregon tomorrow!!

We leave for Oregon tomorrow night. We don't arrive until 10:00 in Portland but we are so excited! We have been having such nice warm weather here (not that I am complaining) but it will be nice to get to the cold and wet and maybe it will feel a little more like Christmas (and being with family always helps!). Chad can't wait to meet Emma and Tyler just learned how to say Emma today so he is ready for some fun with his cousin also! See a lot of you soon!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Zoo

One of the perks of living in a big city (and a sunny one at that) is we have lots of attractions to visit. We have yearly passes to the San Diego Zoo and to SeaWorld so I have fun taking Tyler with friends and then Chad and I like to go on the weekends for a few hours. I went earlier this week with my friend Roilyn and we met Kate and her two kiddos though. It is so much fun to watch Tyler look at the animals because he gets so excited! He also like picking up the hay in the petting zoo. He goes home dirty but very happy!

Making a new friend
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Brayden and Tyler feeding a goat
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Riding the Carousel
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Checking out the meerkats
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Looking at the koalas and the kangaroos
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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Christmas fun

Today we went to a little Christmas carnival with our friends John and Kate. There were inflatable bounce houses and slides, real reindeer, carolers, Santa and snow (which was more like a block of ice!). We had fun although it was pretty crowded so we decided not to wait in the line to see Santa. Afterward our plan was to go to the Christmas parade in Coronado only to find out it was LAST night. So we walked around the new mall and then went to Islands for dinner. They sent Chad a coupon for a free entree and a free slice of Kona pie so we went cheap tonights! Here are some pics from today.

Testing out the snow with daddy
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What is this cool stuff?!?
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The fam (never mind I am wearing Chad's ginormous coat...it was freezing!)
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Giving Nolan a hug
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Watching Christmas Carolers with daddy
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So happy to hear the music and bells!
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Fun with Photoshop

I am trying to learn photoshop because I thought it would be neat if I could do my own cards, invites, etc. I made a mock Christmas card and also a birth announcement for Emma. I am still totally new at this but it is fun!

Christmas Card

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Emma's Birth Announcement

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Happy Birthday Chad!

Chad is 31 today! Man, we are getting old :) He had a water polo tournament that he coached today and got home at about 4:00. Then he played with Tyler until 5:30 when we dropped him off at the grandparents and went to dinner. We went up to the casino because they serve all you can eat crab on Friday and Saturday nights. So we ate a lot of food, then each stuck a dollar in the slot machine (I won $10!), the we went to Best Buy. Chad picked out a new video game for his birthday which he is excited about. Now we are home, he is trying out the new game, Tyler is sleeping soundly and I am headed to bed! It is the big Parent Connection Swap Meet tommorrow morning (shhh...don't tell I am skipping church).