Showing posts from November, 2013

A Californian Thanksgiving

Once off the boat, the next leg of our vacation began-time with my family for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Dad was thankful his shoulder surgery was rescheduled so that Nurse Ratchet (me) could make sure he ate his saltines and didn't over do it on water during recovery (o;  Love you Dad!

I got to meet my niece Kaycee Rae for the first time!

Auntie Mel and Uncle Thomas gave the whole family their big "gender" reveal during the prayer for our Thanksgiving meal...  They also brought a bunch of pink juice to share with everyone (o;  Yay for a new niece!

And even though Tauna was far away in Japan, we still managed to get the entire family together for a picture!

I've been wanting to get my ears pierced for quite some time now.  I decided to wait till I was with Mom and Mel to get them done.  It had been awhile since we'd been to the mall together (o;  Made me remember mall shopping for school clothes at the beginning of each school year when we were younger...Only th…

10 years and counting...

He'd been keeping it a secret for almost nine months...NINE MONTHS! He broke the news just a few days before my birthday...He had been planning a cruise to celebrate our 10th Anniversary since my mention of wanting to do something back in February. One, lucky, woman I am...Honestly ladies, hands down I've got the husband that tops them all (o;

Better yet, Mom and Dad got an entire weekend with the boys all to themselves...The first time William and Calvin have spent extended time with Grandpa and Grandma without Mom and Dad! Not gonna lie-I missed them. But, I was excited about the opportunity for them, as well as for Curtis and I. It was the longest we've been away from them-Friday through Monday.

We boarded the Carnival Inspiration for a 3 day Baja Mexico Cruise to Ensenada. We'd been on one cruise before and so carried that experience with us into this one-Totally different crusie lines, vastly different location desinations as well as length of trip, provin…

Happy 2nd Birthday Calvin!

I blinked...and then he was two!
And what a cutie patootie of a two year old our Calvin has become. His vocabulary is ever expanding and he picks new things up from his big brother every day. William's caught on to this and thinks it's pretty funny to tell Calvin to do things that William wants to do but knows he shouldn't, just so he'll escape the consequences...Pretty ingenious if you ask me. Too bad Mom's caught on to his antics.

It still amazes me how two little boys from the exact same parents, can turn out completely different. It's been fun watching the unique personality Calvin has in contrast from his big brother. I remember saying the same thing with William, but the two year old stage is one of my favorite. Personality really starts to shine through, new words are added to their vocabulary daily, and the affection you give is more often reciprocated out of their own's fun. Not that it doesn't come with it's challenges,…
I had to do a comparison pic of the boys (o;
As you can see, they both really enjoy helping Mom in the kitchen (o;

William (Feb 2011) and Calvin (Nov 2013)

Once again, I think they're looking more different by the day!