Sunday, January 31, 2010


Last weekend, we decided to take the boys for a surprise visit to Disneyland! They were so excited when we told them. Joe and I were so excited, too! It truly is the most magical place on Earth! The lines were so short! Hardly anyone was there! And the sun was shining...hallelujah!
Small World and Splash Mountain were closed, but everything else was perfect! Spencer's favs: Space Mountain (at night) and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Cooper's: the Rockets and Star Tours. We missed Kendall a lot...but she had fun staying with her Grammy one night and Grandma the next! I don't think she missed us at all! Well, maybe a little....(I hope!).

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Family Time

Last weekend, we went to the bay area to spend time with Joe's extended family (and missed visiting with Kim and baby Samuel, who were in Hawaii....jealous!!) Anyway...Joe's cousin Andrew is joining the Peace Corp, (here he is with Nana and Grandpa)and he will be stationed in South Africa. He and his family (here's Aunt Karen and Uncle Steve)flew down from the Seattle area to visit with Nana and Grandpa and us! There were about 25-26 of us. The kids had a blast running around (Nana and Grandpa have stairs-which my boys love!). It was fun to talk and catch up with everyone. Andrew and his sisters are in their 20's, newly graduated, and have all kinds of exciting things going on(Katherine and Liz) school plans, pre-school teaching, Peace was nice to visit! Andrew will have a blog of his experiences, so when I get that address, I will link it in case you are curious. What an experience! So thrilled for him! And here's the Lepere family and Nana and Grandpa. I have to get the group shot from Cindy...she took that one!

We've had some wild CA weather lately....rain, rain, lots of wind, even thunder and lightning...I know we need the rain...but I need some blue skies...maybe this weekend! We are going to try to escape the rainy weather and take the boys for a special surprise this weekend...stay tuned!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Snow Day!

So we finally went and had a snow day! After all, the snow is only a little over an hour away! Poor Coop-middle child-has never even seen the snow and he is 4! But we made it....excuse the many clashing colors...since we aren't snow goers on a periodic basis, we had to borrow boots for 3 of us and snow pants for me! I actually have ski pants from my back in the day ski days...about a handful of them, ha! But, anyway, thought it might be warmer in snow pants! Well, it was so warm up in the mountains, we actually began to regret our thermal layers and lost the coats pretty quickly. Here are some pics of the fun reverse order, I forgot this is how they load and I'm too lazy to switch around!
Ended the day by playing near Pinecrest. The lake is totally dried up and covered in snow! Fun!
Our snowman....

Not our snowman...
Mama and sweet girl!

Daddy pulling the 3 at Pinecrest.
Someone realized she LOVEd sledding and how dare you leave her!!!!

Cooper's creative shot of Joe and me....future photographer?

Whee!!!! On the sledding hill outside Longbarn!
My *3* sweet kids! LOVED the snow!

Heading up the hill!


The boys really wanted to make snow angels!

What a fun day! We can't wait to go back. We also went to Dodge Ridge so the boys could see people skiing and snowboarding! Joe is taking Spencer soon for a snowboarding trip. Both of them CAN'T wait! When are we going back????