Friday, March 02, 2018

Fun in February

 Monterey Bay Aquarium  

Free Flicks at the SB International Film Fest
 My new baby niece, Riley 
 Fun in Lake Arrowhead with Grandma Ruth

 Palm Springs Shenanigans

 48 hours away with no kids- first time in 3 years!

 Girl Scouts Beach Clean up day
 Mardi Gras at the Marshalls. Gumbo and the King Cake- Oli got the piece with the baby Jesus
 Chocolate Fondue for Valentines Day
Fun at the park with the Turtles makes mommy think... Salmonella, Salmonella, wash your hands 
 Service day helping Hope Refuge get ready to house victims rescued out of trafficking 
making a stop motion film with a crew from LA at Moxi 

Murder Mystery Party- 1920's style. I got to wear my grandma's gold purse and black fur muff from the 1920's what a special gift! 

 This boy loves playing with his marbles while i'm losing mine 
These are our sweet and special friends, the Noland's. Their 6 year old daughter- Claire has cancer (Lymphoma) please pray for her as she has started an aggressive treatment to fight it. 
Sweet baby Henry belongs to good friends of ours and Tally loves to hold him.

February was a blur to be honest. The first 2 weeks took us from San Luis Obispo to Monterey for a week, a stop over in Lake Arrowhead then on to Palm Springs for a week then a weekend in Paso Robles where Aaron put on a training for a SB Law Firm holding a retreat there. It was also our first time away from the kids in over 3 years. The hotel was amazing and friends treated us to a Limo escorted wine tour that was so fun. One of my favorites paired their wines with both sweet and savory cookies. Yum! Mid February we heard the news that our close friends daughter has cancer. All of our hearts are heavy and hurting for the Nolands as we continue to pray for her. The kids are doing great in school. O has started practicing with a feeder team at a local soccer club. T is trying out for a club soccer team. A is busy with both baseball and Club Waterpolo. Aaron has been uber busy with Zoo commitments in his new leadership role and I just started mentoring a sweet girl that has entered a 1 year facility to try to stay clean, sober, and get her life back on track. I was reluctant to do it but am amazed at how life giving this time with her has been.