Tuesday, September 01, 2015

An Awesome August!

Me and my Tally girl at a baby shower
 Date with Aricin - rock climbing
 Tally's girl scout troop craft day
 Tally and grandpa dancing 
 Aricin and one of his besties
Movie at the Sunken Gardens at the SB court house

Brotherly love
 I made these fun necklaces as favors for my sweet cousins baby shower
 the boys
 Fiesta Ranchera Event

 My man

 The Santa Barbara Music Academy- i love this estate- we got to go to a party here in August and it reminded me that we were very close to getting married here but chose the zoo instead.
 Oli and I explored Vestment one day
 Fiesta Fun in SB
 Airline's almost famous around the zoo
 Oil wanted so bad to be old enough to go to VBS- at pick up he'd jump in and sing the songs with his sister
 So, this happened when all was quiet and Tally was away at Gymnastics camp. The boys said they are now "Mud Brothers"- they came inside for a wipey to clean up the mud

 More Fiesta Fun... Flamenco dancers all over town, Mariachi music, largest equestrian parade in the world - how can you not love Santa Barbara's old Spanish Days
 Bacara Beach walk
 Oli is also almost famous at the Zoo

 Chocolate dipped strawberries
 Tally likes to dress her brother in Ballerina clothes and pretend she's he's teacher- poor boy does whatever she says :)
 Pool time with uncle Jasun
 TVSB event
 Henry's Beach exploring

 Fun time with the Buechelers!
 Family Fun

Cousin love 

 Grandpa Rick cuddles

 I love this picture of Oli and Grandpa Rick
 more cousin fun
 First Day...
 Aricin was so excited to reconnect with his besties at school
 Beach fun
 Date night at the harbor
 Aaron's snazzy garb for the fancy pants New Orleans themed fundraiser at the zoo
My baby's first day of pre-school.

August was awesome. I stayed busy with getting about 9 new au pairs to my group for my Cultural Care job. The kids did VBS, VBS Soccer, T did gymnastics camp, and dates. We had lots of special people come visit us from out of town- making it feel like we're on vacation just living here. Aaron was selected as one of the business leaders 40 under 40 from SLO county, SB county, or Ventura county. I'm so proud of him. He's still cranking on the Phd and i'm still working on real estate stuff. School just started and all 3 kids will be away at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we will home school monday, wednesday, and fridays. Life is full- the kids have started AYSO soccer, Awanas starts soon, Home group is starting up, My monday night women study is starting, and Aaron's on the board of Kids Helping Kids an awesome local non profit doing amazing things for kids around the world. Life is good. What's really nuts is that September is going to be crazy busy with a vacation to Colorado and an Amazing Race Event we are planning for my family through Santa Barbara. 

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