Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Tree

We got our tree up awhile ago and I got a few photos to share.

Look quick:  One of Ethan before he left!

Cameron's Wins 3rd!

Cameron and his team won 3rd place within their age bracket in our region!  In January, we will start play-offs.  Congratulations, Cam!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Operation Christmas Child

Ashton and I filled a shoebox with toys and personal items that will be sent to a child overseas in need.  Our church sponsors it and we had fun filling it!
A note he included in the box
The collection site at church.  I'm assuming the boxes in the back are
filled with even more filled shoeboxes.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We traveled to Apple Valley for Thanksgiving and had a lovely time! 

Cam was a big help in the kitchen making 2 sides
THE green bean casserole

Ethan serenading us


Practicing for a family photo

Ethan doing a Clark Kent impression
A selfie  :)

3 different pies....all amazing!

Went to see Frozen with Ashton and Cameron

Monday, November 25, 2013

Saugus High School Football Game

I took the boys to a Saugus High School football game a few weeks ago.  Derrik was on his way back from Minnesota and Ethan hadn't been to one yet this year.  It was Santa Clarita Elementary night and both Cameron and Ashton got a free t-shirt.  We had fun!  Plus, our team won!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Derrik's Birthday!

We celebrated Derrik this week!  He turned 40 on Wednesday.  He had a lovely day and then was celebrated again when his parents came up on Thursday with a yummy cake!  He's decided 40 isn't too bad so far........

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Vacation on Mars Performance!

Ashton, his classmates and I have been working hard to get their performance of "Vacation on Mars" ready for show time!  Their performance was last Wednesday and it was so much fun!  Ashton was one of the kids from Neptune.  He had one (shared) line and then sang as well.  He did so well!

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Jack-O'Lanterns, Masks and Candy, oh my!

Cameron and Ashton's pumpkins

Ethan went as a monkey this year!  He spent the evening
passing out candy with his friends.

Ashton as Shrek with a mask from Wendy's

Ashton's goodies from trick or treating!

SCE Halloween Festival 2013

Our school had a Halloween Carnival last Wednesday and Cameron, Ashton and I went!  Very fun!

Ashton and his teacher - Creepy!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hockey Night

Our school had a Valencia Flyers Hockey night so I took Cameron and Ashton to see them play.  The players had been visiting the school all week as part of our Red Ribbon "Say No to Drugs" week.  Cameron's teacher's son, Mitch, also plays on the team.  We had fun!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin Patch 2013

Derrik and I took Cameron and Ashton to the Pumpkin patch last weekend.  We rode the train, climbed the haystack tower and picked out some pumpkins.  We had fun! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lake Arrowhead trip

We went to the mountains for Fall break and spent two nights in a cabin up at Lake Arrowhead.  Since it was during the week, there wasn't much going on but we still had fun taking a ride on the tour boat (Ashton even got to drive the boat for awhile!), feeding the ducks and taking in what sites were open.

The older Hubbards came out and joined us on our last day!  It was so beautiful up there! 
Now, it's back to the routine of work and school.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Visiting Praying Mantis

We have a pet Praying Mantis that keeps hanging out at our house.  Earlier this week, I found it sitting on the flower cross arrangement by our front door.  This morning, I found it sitting on our van.  He's a busy guy!  With all the wind we've had this past week, maybe he's looking to hang on to anything that won't blow away.

Cameron: Team Captain

Cameron returned to soccer this week after being out the last three weeks with a bruised heel.  His first game back he was chosen to be team captain.  He played excellent defense and I included a few photos of him crashing into the opposing teams players!  Better watch out when you go up against Cameron!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall

I took Ethan and Ashton with me to see the Vietnam Memorial wall since it was traveling through.  It is the largest traveling replica of the original wall - 80% of the original size but contains all the names.  While we didn't have a name to make a rubbing of, just being there and taking in the memorial was significant.