WARNING: I've uploaded a crazy amount of pictures...
strike a pose
Tally got her face painted in Lake Arrowhead by her cousin, Rachel.
Aricin got Lightning McQueen painted on his face
Lake Arrowhead with cousins Anna and Emie
First Carousel ride in Lake Arrowhead
feeding the ducks
Aricin and his buddy Seth in Santa Barbara
Jason and Zoe let us stay with them for a week in Santa Barbara
Aaron went Paddleboarding
Tally practicing her running form at Westmont
The Westmont fountain
Westmont bookstore find
lunch with Great Grandma Marshall
surfing down the hill at the zoo
Tally sliding down the hill at the zoo
And this is where we got married at the Santa Barbara Zoo... 7 years ago
Aricin feeding Betty Lou the Giraffe at the Zoo
Duncan the Dinosaur
Tally in a Dinosaur foot print
Whale bones at the Natural History Museum
Ring around the Rosies at the Santa Barbara Mission
Playtime at the park
24 weeks preggers pic
7th anniversary dinner at Longboards
Cousins Attison and Aricin
Cousins Ayla and Talia
Aaron with his dad and brother (The Marshall Boys)
Ramos Family pic... note the fake baby my mom's holding- just in case she opts to use the pic as a Christmas card when baby #3 will already be here :)
Spa surfing with Uncle Jasun and Uncle Jon
In-N-Out... it's what a hamburger is all about
Slide races with Grandpa
Playing with Grandpa Marshall
Twins day with Uncle Parker
Backyard campout with daddy
Summer Backyard fun
Aaron's birthday sticker... in honor of our last car's "roll"
we made sponge balls for water fun
June was soo fun. I don't even know where to begin... We went to our first concert at Red Rocks- an amazing venue where we saw Dispatch a pretty awesome band. We've been enjoying lots of evening walks (one of my favorite things) and i've been trying lots of new recipes (also one of my favorite things). The kids have seen lots of pool and sprinkler time and we've just been trying to enjoy as much outside time as we can. It's funny i think we appreciate being outside so much more because of the snow and cold that we got this spring. Aaron's been busy doing research for his PhD and has also demo'd the basement and is planning on renovating it sometime soon. I've been nesting and reorganizing everything i can get my hands on. Tally's vocabulary is growing and i love hearing her sweet girly voice say new words. Aricin is potty trained and loves helping us with everything from cooking to house projects.
We had an awesome time in California. We flew into Orange County and went straight to Newport Beach with our In-N-Out burgers. We stayed the night in Irvine with the Parkers and then drove up to Pasadena and spent some time with Aaron's dad and Diane. We stayed 2 nights with my Aunt and Uncle in Thousand Oaks and got to hang out with my parents and brothers which was awesome. We spent fathers day with Aaron's dad and his brother, Andy and his wife, Star and kiddos Attison and Ayla. It was so good to see family. We then headed over to Santa Barbara where we went Longboards on the pier for dinner on our 7th anniversary. We stayed with my old roommate Zoe and her husband Jason and appreciated their hospitality. In the week we were there we spent a lot of time at the beach, went to the zoo, the mission, state st., Westmont, we did it all and enjoyed great meals with friends. A small part of my heart will always remain in Santa Barbara- oh how i love that city. Aaron got to do some Paddle boarding (thank you Kevin and Amber) and Aricin got to feed Betty Lou the giraffe. I got to sneak out and go shopping with Zoe and Tally got to see turtles at the park. Our trip was awesome, refreshing, relaxing, and very much a vacation. We spent our last night up in Lake Arrowhead visiting my grandparents and aunt and uncle. Aaron got to do some Kayaking around the lake before we left. It's funny as good as it was to be in California it was also really good to be back home. As much as I whine about the winter cold and spring snow I think i do love it here and love the seasons.