Monday, September 23, 2013


  So Jason and I were reminiscing last night, which I decided is really good to do because it reminds just how cute and adorable my kids are and how much I love them....even when they are screaming and fighting with each other or whining because they don't like what I made for dinner or complaining because they didn't get a turn to play on the computer.......and so on! Here are a few of my favorite pics from September (give or take) over the last 8 years. 
(I loved this process of digging up pics, so I will probably be doing this a lot over the next year - consider yourself warned, my faithful blog readers! :-)












Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Beautiful Niece!

On Saturday my brother and his family welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Emerson (Emmie) Mae. They had a professional photographer accompany them at the hospital to document Emmie's birth - it is an amazing picture story (no, nothing too graphic - Jason was worried!). I encourage all my Mom (and Dad) friends to please watch their story. Use the LINK on their blog .

Welcome Emmie Mae!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fun at The Wharf

I think for the first time in several years, a federal holiday didn't involve a home project, so we decided to head for the city on the bay and visit Fisherman's Wharf. The only fog we saw was while crossing the Golden Gate Bridge - it was still there when we went home. The weather on The Wharf was VERY nice.

First stop, a walk through of a retired WWII submarine. Emmett was most impressed by the canons, Gracie liked the torpedoes, and Jessie liked everything on the inside. :-)

Next stop, The Aquarium by the Bay. Gracie's favorite part was the touch pools, Emmett and Jessie loved the 3D shark movie in the aquarium theater.

Then, lunch at the Boudin Sourdough Bakery - fresh clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl - yum!

The sea lions were up next....the kids were impressed with how loud they were.

Last stop (we didn't actually stop), a trip down Lombard Street. The kids said it was so steep it felt like a roller coaster (a very slow one, that is :-)