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Thursday, April 08, 2010

New Blog

I have a new little blog that I've started - It's where I talk about the journey of motherhood and things that relate to it and to me. It only has like 2 readers at the moment, but if you have a hankerin' for more than cute pictures of Jane and snippets of our lives, head on over there sometimes.

Christmas in Cali part 3

Christmas morning was such a fun event. Maybe not the getting up at 6:30 in the morning thing. But after I reconciled myself to being up, it was a great time! Christmas certainly is more exciting when there are a lot of younger people around. I'm sure Jane didn't really know what was going on - but she did like all the excitement and her gifts!
Sacked out after all the commotion, with a little hold on Becca's elephant car.
Uncle Neil's warm little hat. Very good for winter!
Ooooooo....pretty ribbons.....

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Christmas in Cali part 2

One of the great things we did while we were in California was take a day trip out to Monterrey. Oh, lovely ocean! It was great. I was brave enough to do cross some water to get out to a small island. At least I did NOT fall into the water, and Doug and his sure-footed siblings (Russell, Amy, Neil, and Hannah) carried Jane on the adventure.
See? Look at that craziness. It was COLD, too.
It is so beautiful. I guess we were actually in Pacific Grove, a place I would love to live. Can you imagine walking out your front door and seeing this? Temperatures between 40 and 70 all YEAR? I think of it as heaven on earth. It's just a little expensive though. And it's in California (no offense, but that's not a smart choice right now).

Jane with Amy and Hannah (it was bright; Amy doesn't just make strange faces).
Jane with Hannah.
Jane pulling Russell's hair.
And Neil with his starfish. It was crazy to see that as a living creature. I think I touched it but didn't hold it; I was too scared it would suck onto me or something.

Christmas in Cali part 1

It occurs to me that I've never blogged about our Christmas in California! Shame on me! So, here are the highlights of our fun trip:

First of all, it was Jane's first trip on an airplane. She did a great job except for some necessary mid-flight diaper changes. She did a lot of sleeping and a lot of charming. We also flew on a little puddle-jumper between San Francisco (which is definitely the best airport to have a layover in because of all the great places to eat) and Modesto. Thank goodness for NO long drive to Turlock!