Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jack's blessing


Baby jack has arrived!!! On Sunday, November 27th Kevin had the opportunity to give him his baby blessing. It was quite the event and we are so blessed to have such a supportive family. 8 of Jack's grandpa's and uncles we able to assist in the blessing. Thank you everyone for coming. Kevin did a great job.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Happy Halloween. The boys dressed up for the trunk or treat. They are loving this holiday!! 

Jack Burton

 Welcome to the family Jack Burton 
Born Friday October 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm   He weighed 7.12 and 21

 The Boys love their new brother. They are always wanting to help and hold baby jack 

Jack at a week old 

Noah picked out Jack's outfit and then brought Jack his teddy bear 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

a night to remember

Our fancy night at The Restaurant at Meadowood.

This is a thank you post to all our new wonderful friends at
for a fabulous dinner last night. We had the Chef's tasting menu in which Chef Christopher Kostow didn't let us down. He took us on a wonderful food adventure. Mine and Kevin's pallet were challenged. Some of the dishes we ate were: cured horse Mackerel with green grapes, cherry tomatoes, sorbet of our verjus; foie grad "stump" with pear, parsnip, pistachio moss; squab lacquered in sorghum with garden carrots, coffee and dried habanero. Along with many others. There were also chefs bites at the beginning of the meal which were a great surprise. My favorite was the pre-dessert, dessert, then after dessert bites. mmmmmm :) Did I mention the lobster. I was never a fan, but I'll eat the lobster by Chef Chris any time I get a chance!
It was a wonderful night, with no kids, a great husband, delicious food, friendly servers, soothing atmosphere, impeccable attention to detail, and making us feel VIP.

This is kevin and I on our 5th course, the Squab. The bartender was even so kind to make us our own drinks because we don't drink alcohol. This one was my favorite. It was ginger ale, sparkling water, and lemon with apple.
Our menu is below. They gave me a copy when we left. I think because I had mentioned something about how was  I going to remember and brag about all the wonderful food I had tonight. You know - prego mind. Plus all this food!

 I felt a little silly taking pictures of all our beautiful food. Honestly, it  was the most beautiful presentation I have ever seen!! So, I "borrowed" some pictures off their web sight to show you.

See I told you.
Once again thank you Nathaniel for the invite and everyone else at Meadowood for a night to remember!! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Noah

Some birthday pictures, more to come 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


When we went to monterey we went to the aquarium first. The boys loved to look at the fish and Noah even touched the sea star. We saw some amazing ocean displays. The kids loved the sharks the best. 

 The boys checking out the sea lions on the rocks below. 

We also went to a fun park and did slides, played on an old train. It was a hit on the last day. 

Silly hats we tried on from the store that we had to buy a stroller from. Yes we forgot a stroller- that was not the smartest move. Lesson learned- you will always need a stroller!! 

We went and played on the beach 2 days. The boys loved the sand and the waves. Preston would love to have his dad jump the waves with him all day every day. Noah also got pretty good at the frisbee.  

We even went on the 7 mile drive. It was beautiful. The boys didn't love it. We did get some good pictures, somehow we didn't get any with all 4 with us in it. Oh well. 

Our trip was a blast and a great way to celebrate all our birthdays and anniversary. We are looking forward to our next beach trip. 

1st day of school

Noah's first day of Pre School. He was very excited about his lunch box- thus it being in every picture that we took the first day. 

 Later that day we got invited to go swimming. Noah was excited that our friends had a mask and snorkel. He was a killer whale.

The boys checking on our produce. Noah was being a scientist and he had to wear his special gloves so the bugs don't get him. He found lots of wonderful discoveries with his magnified glass.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

at the lake

My dad (Alix) took us out on the lake the other day. We had some minor hiccups and the boat broke, but thank goodness we all had turns playing before we were stranded. We almost had to spend that night on the boat!! The Boys and I had a really fun time on the tube. The whole time they were yelling faster and I was yelling slow down!! I wish I had a tape recording of their laughter because it was priceless.
Noah also loved jumping off the boat. This is his spashly cannonball. Look at those hops.
More pictures from the trip. Noah the flag guy. My brother Mark mid back flip. Yes he landed it. My dad the driver and the boys and I cooling off in the water.

This trip was FUN FUN FUN!! Thanks grandpa

Monday, July 18, 2011

Park July 2011

Today for FHE we went to a park. The boys had fun going down the slide. Weeee! We also had them climbing up a tree. They were pretending to be monkeys. Look at those handsome boys!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of july 2011

4th of july fun. I love this holiday. We did our normal 3rd event at the country club. The kids decorated themselves with glow rings, ran around, and then we enjoyed the breath taking fireworks. Noah talked the entire time about the fireworks taking off and how they were taking off and all the knowledge he wanted to share. Preston LOVED them. When they were finished he said "all done... sad" with a pouty face. Thank you that silverado had a few extra fireworks you found and shot off after the finally.The boys playing angry birds while they are waiting.

On the 4th we went a friends house for a BBQ. The kids had a blast. Check out the spray paint shirts that Alix made. Happy 4th