Wednesday, March 31, 2010


It was a simple yet lovely day spent together as a family.

We made homemade valentines for each other this year. It was such a success that I think we will keep this tradition up for years to come.

Showing some of his heart filled creations.

Breakfast of course consisted of heart shaped eggs and toast! Yum!

Picking daisies in the grass at the park.

Making new friends.

Sharing daisies.

Enjoying the day.

Top it all off with a lovely sunset, home cooked filet mignon, and belgium chocolate mousse! It was a perfect Valentine's Day. We love and miss you all!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


My, how time does fly.
It seems like only yesterday we were loading up a moving truck and heading for safer ground in Utah. Now only four months later we are back. We are in California once again. The auto industry seems to be having a slight upswing in work and we are coming along for the ride. This time we are traveling lightly and living with what we can fit in our two cars. This means storing our furniture at my brother's house, renting semi-furnished apartments, and living with only 5% of our belongings. BUT WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO BE BACK! It is a breath of fresh air to be in Southern California again. We have packed light and are ready for anything this time around, but pray we can stay forever. This gypsy lifestyle we seem to have adopted is growing on us. A year ago we were scared out of our minds, but we have adjusted. We have grown. We are stronger, smarter, and a little more flexible. Life is an adventure and you never know where it will take you. Just hang on and enjoy it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010



It was mid January and as snowy and cold as ever. We all hopped in the car for a Sunday drive to go exploring. We happened upon Utah Lake all frozen over and covered in snow and had just arrived in time for sunset. The lighting was magical. The wind however was bitterly cold and it felt as cold and icy as winter gets. Little did we know that we were soon heading to warmer weather. California would soon be calling our name again and this would be one of our last wintery weeks in Utah. We soaked up all the winter splendor we could tolerate and took a few pictures along the way. We headed home, dreamed of warmer days, but smiled as we looked out the window and enjoyed the powdery snow on the ground.

My first time ever standing on a frozen lake. I was so intrigued, but so freaked out by it too. When the ice started making creaking sounds I was done. I enjoyed my view from the road.

An icy sunset on the lake.

Obviously we weren't the only ones exploring the ice this winter.

Up, close, and icy.