Elora Plays Teeball!

Elora got the chance to play on a teeball team this last month. It was coached by a good friend of mine who assured us it did not matter that she had absolutely no experience playing the game… After the first practice, she was very excited to play. Our friend Buck Bailey was visiting and…

Marion Eats!

A few weeks ago we decided Marion was ready to try baby food… she has been watching us eat intently for a few months now!Not so sure what to think with the first bite…But she decided she likes it!!! This kid took to eating incredibly fast, and will eat anything you give her. She is…

Easter Egg Hunt

Yes, I know when Easter was… we have been home in Utah for a month and a half now, and we are finally getting caught up with the blog and starting to settle in a little more. There is always a big Easter Egg Hunt at the local Elementary School, so we headed over the…

Kids Make Cookies

What better way to break in our house than by making cookies? All the kids hung out on the counter to help daddy make chocolate chip cookies. We have found most of our pans by now…Oliver and Elora were sharing the big spoon quite nicely, along with a lot of germs.

Haus Werk

So everyone is asking for pictures of our house, and honestly I haven’t really taken any yet. However, here is one of Chris as he puts in new floors. We all got to learn a lot about flooring as Chris, me, Grandpa, Chris’ brother James, our friend Jed, and even Elora all chipped in to…

Random Fun Kids in California

It was my parent’s anniversary, and I asked my dad, “So, are you going to take mom out somewhere nice?” In the end we all went out to dinner together at the Elephant Bar, which is fine by us, because we all love that place!Chris and Oliver having a chopstick swordfight while waiting for the…

Return to Back to San Diego Wild Animal Park Again

While Chris and Grandpa went to our house in Utah to redo floors and paint a lot of walls, Grandma took us back to the Wild Animal Park.We walked a around a different area of the park this time that circled the elephant enclosure. Oliver was SOOO excited. Lately he loves elephants and is convinced…

New Friends

My friend Monica from high school lives down near my parents, so I went to visit her and let our kids hang out! We haven’t seen them since before we went to Austria, so we both have another kid and our others are much more grown up.Elora LOVED having little girls to play with. Here…

Lulu’s Creperie (again)

I told Sharon (who “likes chocolate!”) about Lulu’s after I tried it with my friends and since it’s close to her house she said we should meet there for brunch. Sharon babysits two babies, so got to bring her “work” with her. As it turns out, not that many kids must go to Lulu’s because we used…

Vienna Friends @ Spaghetti Factory

Some friends from Vienna were also in San Diego, so we arranged to meet at my favorite restaurant, the Spaghetti Factory, for dinner. Sister Achui, on the left was one of the missionaries we got to know in Vienna who is now back home. On the right is Mira, who we went to church with,…

Bates Nut Farm

I used to come to Bates Nut Farm when I was a little girl. And now it’s fun to take our kids. Oliver was very excited to feed the animals. Every time he feeds the animals he sticks out his tongue. Sweet faces like that are what make it all worth it. He’s just so…

Huntington Beach Paintball & Old Friends

While we were staying in California, Chris went to a paintball tournament for work in Huntington Beach. We came to visit for a day along with Aunt Sharon (who likes chocolate), Cameron, Aidan, and Drake. We pointed out that Sharon likes chocolate because everytime Oliver sees a picture of her, he says, “she likes chocolate!”…