Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Family Pictures

As the boys are getting older they are getting less and less excited about having their pictures taken. Sadly for them they don't really have a choice! Jon and the boys get ample warning about when we'll take our pictures so I give them plenty of time to deal with it!

Picture day came and Jon was feeling super sick so our plan to travel over to the next town for that perfect site was out. Instead we drove less than a mile to a super small park.

Thankfully Jon had a great attitude even though he felt so awful. He sets the tone in our home when he's home, so the boys were also ok with our photo shoot.

I know one day in the future the boys will be so happy I took so many pictures. I love seeing how they change throughout the years.

Overall we got some pretty good shots and were in and out of the park in less than half an hour!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Relentless Love

All the way back in September our Sunday school women's group had their annual tea. It was a lovely day of course. Our theme for the tea was "Relentless Love" and our guest speaker was Zondra Scott wife of Stuart Scott. They both co-authored the book, Killing Sin Habits, that we went through on our Monday night study last year.

My friend Angela was the decorator for the event and she did a wonderful job. She is so talented and has a great eye for detail.

Donna is on the left- she's our Sunday school pastor's wife and she has a real love for women's ministries. Zondra is on the right. We were all so blessed by her lesson. They're answering questions here.

Sosi is my co-leader this year. She is a real sweet heart!

So happy that Heather(L) and her husband are in our Sunday school now. Erin(R) lives super close to us and I've really enjoyed getting to know her and her family!

Angela is on the right and I've been so blessed by her friendship.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pumpkin Patch

Today we took a little trip to the pumpkin patch simply to take some "fallish" pictures since it's fall but feels like summer! Seriously folks, today it was 90 in Moorpark. Thankfully with some coaxing everyone obliged and we spent about 10 minutes at the patch! That was enough to get a few pictures for me to scrapbook.

Jojo is getting so big! 

Nay nay is growing up too!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Carlsbad Beach

After our little San Diego and Legoland time we stayed one more night in Carlsbad and the following day headed to the beach! Yes...beach in October...only in So Cal!

We were all in relaxation mode! This beach is absolutely beautiful and we basically had the whole beach to ourselves. Not only is it beautiful but it's super clean. There were also some surfers catching some waves so that was fun to watch.

There's a nice jetty on the west side of the beach with smooth rocks that provide an easy walkway to go out and explore.

On the east side of the beach there's two lookout points on the bluffs. I wish the pictures were nicer but for some reason Nathan changed the settings on my camera and while I sat back in our spot relaxing he enjoyed taking some overexposed shots with my camera!!! I guess I could have edited the pictures but oh well!! Next time we head to San Diego we will definitely stop by this beach again. Perhaps we can also explore some other new beaches too. All my life I've only gone to Zuma Beach but since moving to Moorpark I've explored different beaches and I'm loving all our new finds! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


I don't know how many times we've been to Legoland but we've been a ton! I can tell that Jojo is getting a bit too mature for the park but we all still had a fun time.

This was our first field trip of the year with our homeshool group and there was quite a good turnout.

Amusement parks are more exciting with friends! The boys got to hang out with a bunch of their buds. Plus we really couldn't have asked for better weather. It was a gorgeous day!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Old Town

Jon and I love Old Town in San Diego! It's one of our very favorite spots. So when we had a field trip earlier this month at Legoland we turned it into a mini vacation and headed up a day early. Several other families in our homeschool group had the same idea and a few of us met up in Old Town.

Of course we wanted to eat at our very favorite Mexican restaurant but the wait time was crazy so we walked around a while enjoying the sights!

I love how colorful Old Town is but not crazy about all the skeleton masks! We stopped by our favorite candy shop and grabbed some malt balls and salt water taffy.

We only ended up waiting 45 minutes to eat...phew! We were all super hungry and dinner was amazing as always.

Afterwards we walked around to all the cute little shops and the boys of course had to get all the Pokemon stops!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

August Birthdays

Last month our family got together to celebrate August Birthdays. We have 5 birthdays to celebrate so it's an annual tradition. This year though we have a new addition to the obligatory cousin picture. And no, I did not have a baby.

Cousin picture with the newest addition...Casey (the dog).
This cousin's picture was taken in 2004...I love seeing how they've all changed.
Casey the puppy has been so much fun. My sister Monica rescued her from a shelter and she has brought a lot of joy to all of us...especially to Nathan who absolutely loves dogs! Jojo hasn't really warmed up to her yet though.

Casey the Wonder Dog

My mom turned 74 this year! 
This year Jojo became a teenager. Thankfully so far so good! Who says the teen years have to be terrible?