November 7, 2013

In the Blink of an Eye...

FIVE years have gone by
How did that happen?!
I'm so thankful God chose me to be your wife.
Here's to 70 more years of wedded bliss!! Love you, babe.
Happy Anniversary!!!

November 1, 2013

Trick or Treat!

We had such a fun Halloween last night! I think one of the best parts about being in a new house is making new memories and traditions the first year. First off the kids had pajama day at preschool and while they were gone, I ran some last minute errands and got everything ready for the night.



When Chad came home, he and the kids (but mostly Chad ;)) carved pumpkins while I cooked up some chili to bring to the neighbors house for dinner. We headed over to our sweet neighbors house and filled up on delicious food. Then we got Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf dressed and headed out to trick or treat!

He loooved his costume! He has been listening to The Coasters "Little Red Riding Hood" nonstop for the past month, and has the wolf howl down pat.
Little Red with her grandmothers

First stop was our house, my dad was there handing out candy for us while we took the kids out.

Claire is finally catching on to this candy business

Sweet Jade!


The witch and the black cats

Happy Halloween from our family to yours!!!

October 20, 2013

Visit to the Pumpkin Patch

We made our 4th annual trip to the pumpkin patch this year! I just can't go when it's 80+ degree's out, so we waited for a cool evening like we've done in the past, and it worked out perfect!!
We took pictures (getting these kids to smile at the same time is like pulling teeth)

Rode the hayride about 3 times

Claire and I took some more pictures while the boys went on the bounce houses

Then the kids picked out their pumpkins, and we headed home to eat dinner.

Fun fall night!!

October 15, 2013

First Days of School {Fall 2013}

Both of our little munchkins started "school"  in September. Graham is now going 2 days a week, (Tuesdays and Thursdays) to Preschool! Claire is going to Mother's Day Out on Thursdays. I must admit, it is really nice to get 1 day a week where I can run errands kid-free! :) Although I am more than ready to see my babies when pick-up time rolls around...

I mean, how could I not miss these two cutie pies?!

San Francisco Trip: Part 1

You know you're behind on blogging, when you're posting about something from 6 months ago....

This past year, Chad made President's Club in his company! I am so proud of my hardworking husband, and so excited that we were able to join the annual President's Club trip! This year it was held in San Francisco. We left exactly one week after we moved into our new house, so it was a little bit of a hectic and crazy time, but it was really nice to get away for a few days after all the moving. Plus, it was a pretty good motivator to get settled into our new home quick! ;)

We stayed from Thursday to Sunday and did so much in that time. Our favorites were: Muir Woods (it has been a lifelong dream for me to see the Redwood Forest!) Alcatraz (night tour), and Napa Valley! So many amazing places we were able to see!! Another huge bonus is that Chad's bestfriend also works for the same company, and he also made President's Club! Since he was single at the time,  he invited our good friend Clarissa! Clarissa is a good friend of mine and was my roommate in college for 2 years. Ryan and Riss met at our wedding and have been good friends ever since. Having her there was so fun and the 4 of us had a blast. Chad's father also works for the company, so his mom and dad were there too!!

On Friday we rented a car and drove to Muir Woods. It was a gorgeous drive, and we got to cross the Golden Gate Bridge!

It was such a scenic route, we had to stop and take a few pictures

...and get some snacks


I  loved, loved, loved the forest!
 Chad and I definitely would love to go back one day.


After Muir woods, we drove down to Sausalito to have lunch!

Sausalito was gorgeous, and lunch was amazing. We ate at restaurant on the water, The Trident.  Definitely recommend!

Sausalito was so picturesque, I could've spent a lot of time there, too. But we had to get back for our Alcatraz Night Tour....