Saturday, January 13, 2018

Ashton's 13th Birthday!

Ashton is 13!!  He had an early celebration with the grandparents and then the morning of his birthday, opened some presents over pancakes and went to school.  Boo.....  Derrik took him out for lunch and then we all gathered at home after school for more presents and then out to dinner as a family.  He had a great day and loves being 13!

Nintendo Switch!
Brother love

Got a photo of Ethan and Cameron in their adidas shoes

We surprised Ashton with a Nintendo switch that
he's been asking for the last year or so.  He was so
shocked when he opened the package - it was great!

Cameron practice driving

Cameron and Derrik have done one driving lesson and Cam is now driving himself to school with Derrik.  He's on his way! 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Griffith Observatory

On Cameron's winter break bucket list was a trip to the Griffith Observatory to take photos of L.A. at sunset.  We got there just in time to see most of the skyline was covered in clouds.  Cameron got some great photos, though.  A fun outing before we headed back to school!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Years Eve '17

Happy New Year!  We said goodbye to 2017 with the grandparents.  Games were played, a puzzle was put together and snacks were served!  Yum!  We rang in the new year with the east coast, the central time zone, and then headed home to get in bed!  I did wake up to fireworks that our neighborhood decided to shoot off at our new years.  Back to work soon!
Ethan came over after work

Some of my top 9 memories from 2017 - wish I had more slots!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Anniversary #21

 Derrik and I celebrated 21 years together yesterday!  We had a great day and took the older boys to see Star Wars and then went to dinner.  Such a great day!


Park Outing

Derrik, Cameron, Ashton and I took Sadie to the park to enjoy the lovely CA weather.  The boys got new frisbee's for Christmas, so we brought those.  The guys created some kind of soccer/frisbee game that kept them busy while Sadie and I walked.

Cameron's Learning Permit!

Cameron has been studying this break to take his driving permit test.  We went to the DMV and Cameron passed his test with flying colors!  Now he has 6 months to complete 6 hours of behind the wheel driving lessons and then he'll need to take an official driving test at the DMV.  I'm thankful I have 6 months to process another son driving!

Monday, December 25, 2017


We had a nice Christmas with presents, monkey bread, ham lunch and food coma naps!  It was amazing!

The boys showing off their new hydroflasks.

A new canvas of one of Cameron's photos!

Ethan doing the Playstation 2 dance. 

Slightly off monkey bread, but still yummy!
Cameron got a new rental clarinet and tried it out, and Ethan got a new slide for his guitar and played a bit for us!

Ethan's food and sugar coma.

Ashton handled the calendar all by
himself this year and did great!

Christmas Eve

Ethan had to work, Cameron volunteered to work a camera at the Christmas Eve services, so Derrik, Ashton and I went to the service alone this year.  The candlelight service is our favorite!

After church, we headed home to relax and wait for Ethan to get off work to eat fondue and open some presents!

Christmas jammies!

Santa's been here!

I bought each of the boys an ornament unique to their year: Ethan - graduating high school, Cameron - falling in love with photography, and Ashton - starting to play Zelda games.