January 01, 2009

We have a tradition of going for a walk around the Lafayette Reservoir on New Year's Day, and we try to always do it with friends. It's a pleasant way to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate having such a gorgeous place right in our "back yard". This year, we enjoyed the company of Colin, Sarah, Maggie, and Sam on a brisk, beautiful day. It was a fun start to 2009!

Fun at Larkey Park

December 29, 2008

We were very happy that Jene, Carter, and Lily came to visit for Christmas this year. It brought us all joy to see Ari and Lily get to know each other more, especially now that they're both old enough to be more aware of and truly interact with one another. They got a long well and seemed to have fun playing together!

Cousins at Christmas 2008

December 28, 2008

It's hard to believe that Arianna is 15 months old today. We went to play at Larkey Park this afternoon and we all had a great time!

Fun at Larkey Park

December 18, 2008

When Ania was young, she and her sisters would decorate the Christmas tree with their mother. Ari and Ania continued that tradition this year and Arianna delighted in helping her mommy. Looking at cards and pictures from years gone by inspired warm thoughts of friends and family and memories of "Christmas Past".

Chrismas Present and Past 2008

December 07, 2008

We went to get our 8th and Ari's 2nd Christmas tree today. She wasn't too happy about the chainsaw in the background, but she had fun smelling the trees, and we love to see her scrunch up her nose as she consciously uses her new-found sense to experience a different aspect of the world around her.

Reservoir Walk

Ari was just 12 weeks old when we took her the first time. She probably won't remember going this time either, but we always go to the same place and we'll take her there many more times in the years to come. This is another tradition that Arianna enriches as part of our family.

December 05, 2008

I just wanted to share a bit of the sweetness we get to enjoy every morning with our baby girl. :)

Sweet Morning Baby

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