Monday, February 28, 2011

February Happenings

Just a few pictures to update what's been going on around here!

Beautiful flowers delivered to me on Valentine's Day from my wonderful husband.  The card read, "To the Best One. Love, Brian"

Valentine's Day celebration in Zeke's class.

Brian opening up his birthday gifts... with lots of help!

Me with my new baby cousin, Nathan.  I got to spend 5 days with Mel and the fam--so great!  And thanks to my wonderful in-laws and hubby, I got to go sans kids so that I could actually be helpful with her little ones!

Had to try to capture the weirdness of totally sunshine and snow.  Two minutes after these pictures, the sky turned totally dark and it poured pellet sized snowballs, but within 20 minutes, we saw the sun again.  So much for the 'crazy' storm the media hyped it up to be!
Zeke & Emmy enjoying the brief snow!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


No... not mine this time!
The Stone Family

Melissa and Bryan had their baby yesterday... Nathan James Stone.  He came at 9:39a.m. on Feb 16 and weighed 7lbs, 13 oz (just about the size of Emmy when she was born).  I couldn't make it down in time to be here for the delivery--takes a long time to drive to Thousand Oaks from Sonora--but thanks to my wonderful co-workers and in-laws, I was able to come a day early to be here for all the fun baby holding and hospital experience. 

I'm loving being here with Mel and sharing in this beautiful time with this beautiful family!  Both mama and baby are doing very well, and they'll be going home tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fun. Sun. Family. Love.

We decided to take advantage of the unseasonably beautiful weather and head to the beach!  We camped out at Pismo State Beach - Oceano instead of North Beach because it was closed due to flooding - and had a great time hanging out together... beach, butterflies, campfires... just playtime was so good.  We also enjoyed seeing our wonderful friends, the Leonards, their beautiful boys and new home!