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Ripon, CA, United States
I am a stay at home mom who loves crafts, scrapbooking, baking, surfing the web, and chasing my kids around. I just realized the house is NEVER going to be clean again. I have an amazing husband who is patient, loving and who cooks and cleans. We've been married for over ten years now. This is our life.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Playground is Finished!


During construction

Taro finished putting the playset up Saturday afternoon, and at 7 AM on Sunday AJ already snuck outside so he could play on it.  HA HA!  You may think this is a playset, but AJ has actually decided it's a Pirate Ship.  There is a steering wheel and a telescope on the deck.  I can hear him screaming "Arrr!!!" and "Land ho!"  or "Arrrr, matey".  He is the captain and we are apparently his crew.  This morning while he was steering the "ship", I actually heard him say  "According to my calculations, we are way off course!"   HA HA HA.  He is SOOOO his father's son.

Captain AJ taking command of the ship.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

In the Backyard

 We've been hanging out in the backyard a`lot lately.  The weather has been so nice.  Taro built two garden boxes on the deck where we will plant some veggies.  We also transferred some plants to make way for a new swingset.  We had a big palm tree growing wild (crazy right?) just next to one of our others trees.  We tried replanting it but it died.  I'm okay with that because it was`kinda ugly. 

My peach tree is doing so well.  Can't wait to try one.

 More pics coming soon.

Splish Splash

Last weekend was SOOOO hot.  In the 90s.  We took out the kiddie pool for the first time this year.  The boys had so much fun splashing around.

Cooling off.

This is pretty fun!

Let the splashing begin.

AJ:  "Check THIS out!"

Big Splash!
Nate tries splashing too.

Gotcha AJ! 

I absolutely love this last picture.  It cracks me up.  Nate was having so much fun.

Friday, April 20, 2012

My little Sunbeam

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Yummy cupcakes
Easter egg hunt with Ryan
Nate found one too!  And AJ promptly scooped it up and put it in his basket.
Run boys!!!
A Pacifica visit isn't complete without a stop on the beach!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Nine Months