Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Oregon: Part 2

Sadly we are wrapping up our time here in Oregon.  We've been here a week already and tomorrow we will head to Northern California to spend a few days with friends there before heading home.  We've had so much fun!  Amy, Brian, and Payton arrived on Christmas Eve and it's been such a blessing to get to spend this time all together. We will be very sad to leave.  Even Sadie can now recognize and identify all her Aunts and Uncles which I love.  I don't think she's going to know what to do with herself next week when it's just her and mommy all day again.

Christmas 2010
Payton and Sadie
Let's see how many babies Uncle Robert can entertain.
Baby Goats
Kasey and Sadie
Kasey is about 6 months older than Sadie and the daughter of some of Robert's friends.  She came over to play with the baby goats with Sadie.
Kasey taught Sadie all about playing in puddles.  I wish I would have taken a picture of them at the end of this adventure.  Kasey wiped out in the puddle and we all laughed so Sadie not wanting to see Kasey get all the attention stuck just her head in the puddle.  It looked so funny!
 Please pray for us as we drive as we are expecting to hit quite a bit of weather on the way.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Oregon: Part 1

We've been up in Oregon for 4 days now.  We left around 11:00p.m. Monday night and drove through the night arriving Tuesday around 3:00 p.m.  Thankfully we didn't encounter nearly as much weather as we had anticipated and Sadie was awesome.  We left late hoping that we could get a lot of the driving out of the way while she slept and luckily it worked :)

Anyway, we've been having a great time exploring, spending time with family, and doing things that we don't often get to do in Southern California.

Here are a few of the things we've done so far!

We've actually had a few days of sunshine which we were excited about and I had to take advantage of the beautiful weather to take a few maternity photos and photos of Sadie!
Uncle Robert's goats have been giving birth this week. Two of them had their babies a day before we got here and the last one had its kids yesterday!  Sadie LOVES them!!!
Uncle Ryan bought a Semi a few months ago and is hauling all the feed for the dairy now.  We took a ride with him down to Jefferson Market yesterday!  Sadie thought it was pretty fun and now can make a truck sound when asked :)
Today Ryan took Brandon mudding in his Toyota.  I wanted to go for a ride too but no Prego's allowed.  I had to settle myself with taking pictures.
Getting the truck unstuck!  Opps!
 So tired!  Sadie never falls asleep unless she's in her crib but here she's already fallen asleep twice with people holding her.  Too much playing I guess.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Brandon's Birthday

We celebrated Brandon's Birthday last weekend! Happy Birthday Honey! I Love You!
Grilling up some chicken for our Chicken Shawarma Pitas.  Brandon loves this place in Arizona that Amy and Brian take us to called Pita Jungle so when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday that was his request.  I'm not usually to adventurous in my cooking but this one turned out good!  Yay!
P.S. The very classy hat is from our good friend Dave :)

Opening Presents!
And thank you Jeremiah for the very festive pinata we found hanging in our front yard. 
I don't know what my husbands gifts say about him but perhaps it's that he has a little too much fun once in awhile :)

Monday, November 22, 2010


I was in Oregon for the past couple of days spending time with my family and remembering my Dad.  He passed away a year ago last Friday, hard to believe.  Anyway, it was great to be together on this special day and great to get out on the dairy with the boys.  I wouldn't say the dairy is the most important part of the legacy my Dad left behind but it is definately a special part and I'm so thankful that Robert and Ryan are able to keep running it and that Sadie is now getting to experience this part of my childhood and something my Dad really loved and was good at.  So many memories of my Dad involve the dairy in some way and so although it's not the same and never will be without him, it was sweet to spend time there this past weekend.
Uncle Robert showing us the cows up close
Auntie Kendi
Being Silly
Robert and Payton       Ryan and Sadie
Uncle Ryan
Grandma's Girl! 
Also, if you notice Sadie's very stylish farming attire that's thanks to her uncles who though she needed a genuine Carhartt jacket and Georgia Boots.  Thanks Uncle Ryan and Uncle Robert!
We're still learning how to be gentle.  Poor kitty and poor Wyatt if this is any sign of how she's going to try to treat her new little brother.
Payton and Sadie
I promise we're giving kisses, not biting :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We spent Halloween at our church's Great Pumpkin Bash.  It's really more for older kids but we had fun dressing up and seeing all the other kids in their costumes.  Sadie on the other hand wasn't sure if she liked all the costumes but she loved wearing hers.  Seriously, Grandma gave it to her about a month ago and whenever she sees it in her closet she points and points until I get it down and then she drags it all around the house.  She also loved the balloons at the church and running around hitting them with Daddy.  Those two are trouble sometimes.  I don't even try to keep up!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

A few weekends ago we took Sadie to the Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Patch to pick her first pumpkin.  I may have had more fun than her picking out an outfit and taking pictures but I think she enjoyed it too!