Me llamo Rocky

Articles by Brooke

Jun
18
2008

She Said Yes!!!

After stalling for 4 years Dana finally got the balls to ask, and she said YES!!! After dining at one of the best rated restaurants in San Diego (George's on the Cove), we walked down to the...

Jun
27
2008

We've chosen our location!!

After thinking long and hard about where we would get married, we decided on Ashland, Wi, which is my (Brooke's) hometown. The most important part of our wedding was to have those closest to us...

Jul
7
2008

Our Wedding Party

Our Wedding Party Groom Bride Dana Brooke       Groomsman Bridesmaids...

Aug
26
2008

Welcome, Brenna Linn Foy!!

My good friend, Miranda and her husband Mike just welcomed their first baby into the world. Her name is Brenna Linn. She's as cute as a button and fits right in with the Foy family.

The Foy's


Sep
3
2008

Welcome, Quinn Rose

Yes, it sure does seem to be baby season.  Today, my cousin, Josh and his wife Hallie welcomed their first baby into the world.  Her name is Quinn Rose.  Congratulations to the new parents!!

Josh and Quinn


Sep
17
2008

The View of our Ceremony Location

With the help of my mom, I have pictures of the location of our ceremony.  I am so excited because it is so beautiful here and I keep so many memories of this place.  This is my Aunt...

Sep
18
2008

My Grandmother's Wedding Dress

As most of you know, I am a fashion designer, here in San Diego.  So, now that I am getting married, everyone asks if I am going to design my wedding dress.  The answer to that is...

Sep
22
2008

John and Catherine

Now that I shared pics of me in my grandma's wedding dress, I've decided to also post a picture of my grandpa and grandma's wedding. In this picture, from left to right is: Bill K., Carl G., Tom...

Sep
25
2008

Congratulations to the Reames Family!

My cousin Jennifer and her husband, Sean, just went to their 12 week doctor's appointment and found that they are having another healthy baby. It's too soon to tell, but mommy says she knows what...

Oct
23
2008

We love Beer!

To keep our relationship fun and exciting, Dana and I go out every Tuesday for "date night". It's fun and enjoyable and I recommend every couple to do the same. We always suggest it to our other...

Oct
24
2008

Congratulations to the Woolley's

One of my closest friends from college (a bridesmaid in my wedding) and her husband, Wayne, will be expecting their first baby in May. I am so excited for them and can't wait until the baby...

Oct
28
2008

The Beach is Where It's At

We had yet another sunny Sunday this last weekend. While we hear everyone back home talk about how cold the days are getting, we were at the beach with no jackets, complaining how hot the sun was....

Nov
6
2008

Viva Las Vegas

Dana and I spent the week in Las Vegas for the annual Sema Show (an automotive car show). Dana has clients that would be there, so he wanted to meet with them and check out all the cars and their...

Nov
9
2008

Rocky is the #1 Charger Fan

As we got super excited about the Chargers win today, we realized that Rocky was equally excited, so we wanted to share it with you. Man, I love our little guy. :)


Nov
17
2008

Congratulations to Luke and Jessica!

My cousin, Luke, and his girlfriend just brought a new baby into the world. They had a baby boy, Carson Christopher Korpela. They are going to be wonderful parents and I can't wait to see them and their new bundle of joy!

Nov
26
2008

How to Get to a Man's Heart

Ok, so as I've explained before, Dana and I go out every Tuesday for our date night. We usually try and check out a new restaurant each week. Most of the time, we will try something that has been...

Nov
28
2008

Crash

Rocky made a new friend during our Thanksgiving festivities. Your heart will melt as soon as you see how cute this bulldog is. His name is Crash and he is 10 weeks old. Rocky was a little grouchy...

Nov
28
2008

Thanksgiving

For the second year in a row, we joined our friends Chris and Megan at their house for thanksgiving. Most of the people who join us are all friends I've worked with at Typhoon Saloon. Since most...

Dec
11
2008

Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash

Last night I came across a new recipe on Eating Well's website. It was seriously the best dish that I think Dana and I have ever come across. I knew right away that I had to share it with you. It...

Dec
27
2008

Rocky's New Toy

We couldn't get him to open it himself, but once he saw what it was he wouldn't leave it alone. Rocky got this new toy from Grandma Judy for Christmas and it is his new prize possession.


Dec
27
2008

Our California Christmas

This year, Dana and I decided we would stay in San Diego for Xmas. Time flew by, and weeks before Christams turned into hours and then we realized we had no plans! Luckily, I did decorate a...

Jan
12
2009

Welcome 2009

Ok, so its been a while since I've posted a blog and people are starting to get on me about it. But, at the same time, they are disappointed that I haven't been posting any new wedding updates....

Jan
15
2009

First Step in Designing my Gown

I am sooo excited. Yesterday, I met with an old teacher of mine from fashion school to discuss the design for my wedding gown. I didn't have to make any changes and don't think its going to be...

Jan
25
2009

I Know We're Going to Make Great Parents Some Day

       The way you treat your dog is reflection of what kind of parents your going to be. Thats what they say, right? Well, if this is true, then I know Dana and I are...

Feb
14
2009

Valentine's Day--4 Years Ago

We still argue about when our actual anniversary date is, but I do know that 4 years ago, on Valentine's Day, Dana won over my heart and our relationship was locked in. Before V-day, we were...

Feb
16
2009

It's My Birthday and I am 28!!

I can't believe how much time has gone by since February 16, 1981.  I've lived a wonerful life and have all my friends and family to thank for it.  First pic is me, with my dad, right...

Mar
2
2009

Mar
2
2009

Visitors--Take One!

Over the last weekend of February, one of my bestest friends ever came to visit Dana and I. Natalie, who is a bridesmaid in the wedding, and her husband Wayne came to San Diego to celebrate their...

Mar
16
2009

Visitors--Take Two!

A week after Natalie and Wayne visited, my Aunt Rhonda came to visit. She had a conference to prepare for over the weekend, but as soon as Monday came around, she was all ours. We had a great...

Mar
26
2009

Welcome Gavin Reames!

My cousin Jennifer, and her husband Sean welcomed their new baby boy into the world. His name is Gavin Nickolas Reames. This is the third addition to their family, and quite possibly the last. :)...

Mar
30
2009

I'm Coming Home!!

Dana and I finally booked our tickets to head home for the wedding showers. I am so excited to be there, its been far too long. I am flying into Minneapolis on May 6th to spend a day and night...

Apr
16
2009

Our Beautiful Orchid is Back!!!

I am so excited because our Orchid is back into full bloom in 8 months!! I love this beautiful plant because it reminds me every day of this journey of engagement and how fun it is. You see, when...

Apr
16
2009

Wedding Updates

So I realize that I haven't been keeping my blog as updated as I should and hope I didn't lose all my readers, ha! "Is anybody listening?" But, its only because both Dana and I have been so busy...

Apr
29
2009

Our Tandem Beach Cruiser

So here it is, folks. Our Tandem Beach Cruiser. Its probably one of the best purchases we've ever made. A couple was selling it down the street right after summer last year and I just couldn't...

May
3
2009

A Sunset Journey

Every Sunday Dana and I try to do something, no matter what it be. We have to be together and we must get out of the house, even if its just to take a walk. Today was the first Sunday of the...

May
5
2009

Welcome Norah Grace!!

My wonderful friend, Natalie and her husband, Wayne, introduced their new baby girl into the world this morning. I got a very unexpected text at 3:00am letting me know the good news. It was a...

May
8
2009

My Trip to Wisconsin- And Everything That Happened Until Then

My journey of hitting four states in 2 weeks started on Wednesday, May 6th. I left Dana and Rocky for a long plane ride to Minneopolis. I was so excited to be there that the plane seriously felt...

May
11
2009

Wisconsin Bridal Shower

The first of my wedding festivities started in Ashland, wisconsin where my Maid of Honor, Andrea and my mom put on a wedding shower for me. It was held at the Visitor's Center, which normally...

May
15
2009

Wedding Plans Moving Along

After my bridal shower in Ashland, I had the rest of the week with my mom to get as much wedding planning done as possible. Every day we worked on something new. The first day, Andrea, my mom and...

May
16
2009

The Drive to Michigan

After spending a week in Ashland, I was way too ready to leave for the 14 hour drive to Blissfield, Mi. I wanted to leave as early as possible on Thursday morning, so we would get there are early...

May
18
2009

Michigan Bridal Shower

My new mother-in-law and sisters-in-law threw a couple's bridal shower for us in Blissfield, Mi on Saturday night. They put a lot of time into making tons of great food, decorating and putting on...

May
27
2009

The "Day Ruiner"

Memorial Day weekend was just last week, and it was our first weekend back from our trip home. Since I knew it would be a busy weekend, I picked up some bartending shifts to make extra money. I...

Jun
8
2009

Jennifer and Cindy Take Over San Diego

Over the last weekend, my cousin, Jennifer and her friend, Cindy came to San Diego for a long weekend visit. Since Jennifer loves it here as much as Dana and I do, she was excited to introduce her...

Jun
18
2009

Denver with Team Zorah!!

At the end of last February, one of my best friends, Natalie came to visit with a bulging belly, and a baby inside! After spending the long weekend with her and feeling her baby kicking inside, i...

Jun
17
2009

Stuffed Pork Chops Makes for Happy People

Ok, usually, once I week I make something that I've never made before for dinner. I like to try new and different ways of cooking and experimenting with things I've never tried before. In most...

Jun
23
2009

Wedding Shopping Fun

Now that the wedding is getting closer (46 days, but who's counting), things are starting to come together nicely. I am checking things of my wedding planning list daily now and it sure feels...

Jun
28
2009

Summer is Here!

The sun is finally shining, and boy is it hot! Dana and I had a great weekend together and spent lots of time outside. We both have really red shoulders to prove it. First, though, we were honored...

Jun
29
2009

My Family Makes the News!

Yes, this is how my family does it in Ashland, Wisconsin...or, well, Ino, Wisconsin. I grew up here with plenty of family parties, fish fries, and bon fires. I hope next year Dana and I will make...

Jul
6
2009

Fourth of July Weekend

The 4th of July weekend is always a big deal in San Diego. The sun starts shining the fullest, the beaches are packed, house parties are abundant, and fireworks are in the air! And, of course, on...

Jul
13
2009

Bachelorette Party in Las Vegas

I just got back from a long weekend in Las Vegas for my bachelorette party. I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had with all my girlfriends and how special everyone made me feel. On day...

Jul
18
2009

SD Shower At The Park

About a month back, Dana asked me if I could take off this Saturday night from work because he had a suprise for me. When Saturday came, I was very anxious and a bit annoyed because he gave me no...

Jul
28
2009

Happy 32nd Birthday, Dana!!!

Today Dana has turned 32 years young. We celebrated his big day a couple days earlier by going to an over night getaway in Temecula at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa. I suprised him with a day...

Aug
3
2009

The Boys

I don't have much time to blog today,for we are leaving for Ashland, Wi in an hour, but a few things I wanted to share with you that happened over the weekend. A couple of Dana's groomsmen flew...

Aug
13
2009

We Are Married!!!

After a year and 2 months of planning, Dana and I have finally married. The stress of wedding planning and looking to our future together was finally relieved of the intensity by reciting our vows...

Aug
16
2009

The Married Life

It's been a week and Dana and I have already found our way back to normalcy--kind of. As soon as we got back to San Diego, Dana headed back to the office and I began my duties as a wife. Well, my...

Aug
25
2009

Oops, We Did it Again...

For those of you who read our blogs regularly, you might get a little kick out of this. As you might recall, back in May, Dana and I bought a new camera and took it for a test run at the Mission...

Aug
31
2009

The Danas

This past weekend was hot, sunny, and lots of fun. My college friend, Dana, came to visit for the weekend from Hermosa Beach, Ca. It was so nice to see her and catch up. For the last few times we...

Sep
7
2009

Hiking with the Camera--Finally!

Dana and I had a great Labor Day weekend together. Dana had been out of town on Thursday and Friday, and I was bartending Friday night, so by the time Saturday came around, we were so excited to...

Oct
1
2009

Week 1 of Our Fabulous Honeymoon--Maui, Hawaii

I'm sitting here with my cup of 100% Kona Coffee, amped with energy and ready to tell you all about our fantastic honeymoon. We spent two weeks in Hawaii, breaking it up with one week on Maui and...

Oct
4
2009

Week 2 of Our Fabulous Honeymoon--Hawaii "The Big Island", Kona side

As soon as we got to Kona, we knew it was going to be a completely different vibe, and it was.  In my eyes, it seemed more livable, and less touristy.  When we were there, we spent less...

Oct
12
2009

So Much To Do!

Since we've been back from our honeymoon, we've been living the married life to its fullest. Dana and I have both been working really hard all week long, and look forward to finding something...

Oct
17
2009

Congratulations to Gwenda and Matt!

My cousin, Gwenda, called me today to tell me the terrific news. Matt proposed to her today! I am so happy for the two of them and very excited for their future together. When I think of the two...

Oct
27
2009

What Are You Making For Dinner Tonight?

As some of you may know, I am always trying new recipes and techniques in cooking. Last night I made Creole Shrimp and Sausage Stew from a recipe I found in a Cooking Light magazine. ...

Oct
31
2009

Gone Bananas!

For as long as I have known Dana, I've always known that he has had the dream to be so self sufficient that we would never need to rely on anything except whatever grows in our own backyard. ...

Nov
13
2009

Let's Reconnect!

I know I've been slacking a bit on updating our blogs (I was in a good habit of writing one a week), but I think I have a few good reasons. One is that Dana and I have both been working really...

Nov
23
2009

Football Grillin' Sunday

It had been a while since we hosted a BBQ at our house, so what better day to do it than when the Chargers planned and succeeded on crushing the Broncos. We invited a bunch of our friends...

Nov
27
2009

We Were Adopted!

As the time got closer to Turkey Day, Dana and I were starting to realize that the plans we had weren't going to follow through, and we weren't going to have anything do that day.  Jen and...

Dec
21
2009

Holiday Spirits

With the holidays here, there never seems to be a dull moment, or even enough time to write a blog.  Dana and I have been working all week and trying to keep up with everything thats been...

Dec
26
2009

Our Christmas 2009

How was everyone's Christmas this year?  We sure do hope it was well, for ours was too.  As you can see in the picture above, we have been using the same tiny Christmas tree that we...

Jan
2
2010

Welcome to 2010!!

Happy New Year to you all and what a year it will be!  With Dana and I getting married in this last year, we both have great memories of what this last year has offered us and now, with the...

Jan
12
2010

My Little Stud :)

Ok, so remember a while back when I told you Rocky was part of a photo shoot?  Well, here it is, the debut of his modeling career.  The photographer is also a dog lover and knew how much...

Jan
20
2010

Our Niece Trinity

Our niece, Trinity, turned 5 years old on January 11th. Since we weren't there to help celebrate, we sent a gift so she knew we were still thinking about her. My sister-in-laws, Heather and...

Jan
24
2010

A Weekend With the Ocean

With Dana and I finally having some time off to do whatever we wanted, we were lucky to have visitors in town who wanted to see what San Diego was all about.  A friend of mine from high...

Feb
1
2010

Engagement Bliss

Dana and I had a fun filled weekend, and still managed to find time to relax at home.  So, I guess you could say we had the perfect weekend.  The weather was sunny and perfect on...

Mar
10
2010

The Birthday Boy Visits San Diego

For the last 8 days, Dana and I have been hitting up San Diego at full speed with our visitors, my brother Derek and his girlfriend Cortney. It has been a few years since Derek's been here and...

Apr
4
2010

Apr
4
2010

So Proud of Our Neice, Brynn!!

We just received an email from my MIL that included a picture of our niece, Brynn. She was artist of the month!!! And, she made it in the local newspaper. We couldn't be more proud of her, for...

Apr
4
2010

Just Your Average Sunday

Although it was Easter today, Dana and I were without family and just decided to make it a great Sunday spent together. After having friends over for a BBQ yesterday, we decided to take the day...

May
9
2010

Happy Mother's Day

First of all, I would like to say Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mother!  I would also like to say Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful Mother-in-law!  And, to every other mother that...

Mar
21
2010

Surprise, We're Expecting!!

  As of today, Dana and I just found out that we are expecting our first baby! We could not be more excited. And what a surprise to the two of us. As this blog post is written, I will...

Apr
16
2010

My Pregnancy at 8 Weeks (2 Months)

We've made it to 8 weeks with barely any change in our regular routine. Although, I am starting to feel nauseous and a bit lethargic. Still working out as usual, and actually beginning to wonder...

May
9
2010

The Big Reveal (Telling our Parents That We're Expecting!)

My mom has wanted to be a grandma for far too long and I think everyone knew about it. So, I knew that when I told her, it would be a huge surprise and something so exciting for her that she...

May
15
2010

My Pregnancy at 12 Weeks (3 Months)

I am 3 months along and dying to get that baby bump. Whenever I say that to a family member who has had a baby, they laugh and say, it will come and all at once, so watch out. Ha!! I am...

May
21
2010

We Bought Our First House!!!!

Since the day I met Dana he has always discussed his strong desire to own his own house.  I'm sure many men (and women) can relate to that.  Being that we live in San Diego, it has been...

May
31
2010

Paint, Clean, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Dana and I officially closed and received our keys on Wednesday of last week.  Wow, I can't even explain the feelings that came across us.  I have been trying so hard to not get my hopes...

Jun
7
2010

Everything Has a Place

What an accomplished week for Dana and I.  After taking a truck load of our belongings from the old house to the new house every day, we have moved enough stuff to start living in the new...

Jun
14
2010

You Working On The House Today? (EL-A) Everyday!

Work, work, workin' on the house, thats all we've been doing with our time.  All work, no play.  There is so much we want to do, yet not enough hours in the day.  But, we are...

Jun
14
2010

My Pregnancy at 16 Weeks (4 Months)

I went to my second doctor's visit today.  As you can tell, I'm still not really showing much and haven't even gained a single pound yet.  My stomach has a little bump that I notice,...

Jun
23
2010

Octopus Hands

What a last 6 days it has been for us.  My brother and mom flew into San Diego last Friday to check out our new house and help with anything they could.  Having 8 hands hard at work...

Jun
28
2010

Belly Poppin'

After having a hiatus of pregnancy symptoms, I had quite a reassuring weekend. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine lent me a baby heart beat monitor for reassurance, whenever I needed. I used it...

Jun
27
2010

Are We Having a Boy or a Girl?

We go to the doctor on July 7th for our big ultrasound, making sure the baby is growing healthy and well, and we will be finding out the sex of the baby!  I can't wait to find out, I'm ready...

Jun
28
2010

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Looking forward to the weekends these days mean something totally different than it did before the house.  Now, having the weekend means getting big projects done, not hanging out at the...

Jul
5
2010

4th Of July Weekend

What a week it's been.  Same ole' same for Dana and I, as far as spending most of all our time working on the house.  We have finally completed 2 rooms, both the bathroom and my work...

Jul
6
2010

The New And Improved Bathroom

We are finally ready to start sharing some of the rooms that we have completed.  I am excited to show the pictures, but of course it is always hard to get the full grasp of the idea through a...

Jul
6
2010

My New Work Room

Turning one of the bedrooms into my Bcat Threads work room was probably one of the least important of all of our rooms, but it still required alot of time to get it put together.  But, I...

Jul
6
2010

Garden Progress

As most of you know, Dana's break away from life is spent in the yard.  He just can't get enough of it.  I try my best to pry him away, but boy is it difficult. He took me on a tour to...

Jul
7
2010

A Healthy Baby on The Way

After many days and weeks of worrying and waiting, we were finally able to confirm a healthy baby girl.  Dana and I are so happy to be sharing this wonderful experience together and glad...

Jul
7
2010

My Pregnancy at 20 Weeks (Almost 5 months!)

Today was a very special day for Dana and I.  Being that I have been completely worried about my baby and wanting everything to be ok, today was like a god-send,  it was our big...

Jul
12
2010

Attention!! Missing Husband! Has Anyone Seen Him?

Another weekend, another addition to our ever-growing garden of trees, flowers, and vegetables.  While I painted the baby room pink and kept everyone fed and happy, along with hanging out...

Jul
14
2010

Our New Bedroom

We finally have pictures of yet another room that we have worked hard to decorate since we have moved in.  We are excited to show you our bedroom!  It was actually the very first room...

Jul
14
2010

Pregnancy Updates at 21 Weeks

Here is a general picture of what is going on at 21 weeks:  You can see the baby is so close to being fully developed Today I had a check up with my regular midwife.  We went over...

Jul
19
2010

Sun and Relaxation

So, after weekened upon weekend of working on the house, I was finally able to convince Dana to get away for the day and enjoy the hot summer weather.  Being that we live east a few miles...

Jul
26
2010

Busy As A Butterfly

After Dana had been teasing me for "taking it easy" for the past couple weeks (I beg to differ), I was swept up with a whirlwind of a weekend...but as you will later read, it wasn't all that bad...

Jul
26
2010

22 Weeks Pregnant (5 Months)

After adjusting the days to get on track with my new due date (Nov 30), I am officially 5 months pregnant tomorrow!  It is crazy to think about it because I am now over the half way...

Jul
28
2010

To My Love

Happy Birthday to my amazing and loving, strong and caring, super terrific husband!  I am looking forward to spending today with you, hoping it is everything you wish for it to be.  You deserve the best, I love you!!!!!!


Jul
29
2010

Dana's 33rd Birthday

If you don't already know, Dana's 33rd birthday was on July 28th (Wednesday).  Rather than buy each other gifts (although I can't resist getting him something), we like to celebrate our...

Aug
2
2010

Friends + Family = A Super Fun Filled Weekend

Dana and I had a busy weekend away from the house, but we surely couldn't allow ourselves to leave without doing a little housework.  Dana did the usual plant and tree watering and catering...

Aug
10
2010

Our One Year Anniversary

Dana, Rocky, and I just got back from our one year anniversary vacation at Catalina Island.  It was such a nice and relaxing weekend spent together as a family and for such a great...

Aug
10
2010

What a Harvest!

While we left for the weekend for our One Year Wedding Anniversary , we had to leave the house and garden unattended.  You know it had to be driving Dana nuts to know that his trees,...

Aug
11
2010

My Pregnancy at 24 weeks (5 1/2 months)

I had my 4 week check up today, which is my opportunity to hear our little girl's heartbeat and make sure that my body is treating her good, giving her everything she needs.  As I am always...

Aug
24
2010

Haute With Heart

Now that my computer is back on track, I can blog again!  Trying to maneuver Dana's Mac was driving me crazy, so all I managed to do was keep my emails in order.  Oh, how I missed my PC...

Aug
30
2010

Birthdays and Bachelorettes

Last week, Dana and I were excited to see our good old friends, Megan and Chris.  Megan is a really good friend of mine who moved from San Diego to Washington the day that Dana and I got...

Aug
30
2010

27 weeks...That's 6 Months, And Now In My Third Trimester!!

So it is official, I am now 6 months on the dot, meaning I am now entering into my third trimester.  Can you believe it?  I can't either!!  Whoa!  The days of waiting around...

Sep
3
2010

Rocky Nevins, RN

This last Wednesday, Dana had his dreaded appointment to get his top wisdom teeth pulled.  It is an appointment that he kept putting off until his dentist gave him a deadline and said he had...

Sep
3
2010

Pictures of Our Living Room

After a long awaited time, I am finally able to post pictures of our living room.  Here is the before picture, just to remind you what we were working with:

And, here is the after, looking at it from each corner of the room:


Sep
3
2010

Baby Room Pictures!!

I am finally ready to show off the baby's room.  I hope you like it as much as I do because I think it turned out just beautifullly!!  It is the vision I had, reflecting my personal...

Sep
16
2010

Visiting The Old Man

As most of you know, I travelled back to Wisconsin last weekend.  Before I went up to Ashland, I made a pit stop in Appleton to visit my dad and finally see his house.  THe morning after...

Sep
16
2010

Wisconsin Baby Shower

After spending a couple days with my dad, we headed up to Ashland for a baby shower/family BBQ that my mom threw at her house.  It turned out to be a beautiful day with wonderful...

Sep
16
2010

29 weeks (6 1/2 months)

After getting back from a weekend in Wisconsin, I started to realize how much my belly had grown in just one week.  I went from looking slightly pregnant, to very pregnant.  Just before...

Sep
28
2010

31 Weeks of Pregnancy Makes for 7 Months!!

As of today, I am officially 7 months pregnant and boy, do I feel it.  My belly is growing so fast that my body is having a hard time keeping up, and I am feeling tired and BIG, which...

Sep
28
2010

San Diego Baby Shower

Last Sunday, my close friend, Elizabeth, hosted a Baby Nevins Baby Shower at my house.  It was such a fun day celebrating the baby with all of the great friends I have made over the years...

Oct
4
2010

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Port!!

Our first weekend in October welcomed the first of three weddings that Dana and I have been invited to for this month. My friend, Ruth, who is one of the first girl's I ever met when I moved to...

Oct
13
2010

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Rojas!

Most of you know my great friend, Jen, who married the man of her dreams, Mr. Carlos Rojas over the weekend.  Dana and I were honored to be a big part of their day and witness them vow to...

Oct
13
2010

33 Weeks (7 1/2 months)

Today I had a monthly checkup with my midwife.  For the most part, everything went very well.  With about 7 weeks to go, we are now in preparation mode where  I will start to see my...

Oct
18
2010

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Brownlie!!

Yesterday, Dana and I attended our final wedding of the season.  Our friends, Courtney and Jeff got hitched at a beautiful ceremony in Mission Bay, San Diego.  Jeff was the DJ at the bar...

Oct
23
2010

8 Months Pregnant...The Countdown Begins!

  Well, we are now in the final stretch.  I can't believe it's here!  Its been a wonderful, fun, and exciting journey and now enters probably the longest month of our lives,...

Oct
25
2010

Aunt Rhonda Visits

As I mentioned in last week's blog, my Aunt Rhonda came to San Diego for work during her 50th birthday, which Dana and I got to spend with her by treating her dinner and dessert.  As soon as...

Oct
24
2010

When Will Baby Nevins Arrive?

Take our survey to tell us what you think...when will little Baby Nevins Arrive?  And, how much do you think she will weigh?  Click here to take our survey!


Nov
1
2010

Cops and Guns and SWAT, Oh My!

Saturday was the last day that Dana and I had together before he left for business in Vegas on Sunday, so we decided to grab some lunch and get out for a bit before we got back to the house so...

Nov
1
2010

Trick-or-Treat, Smell My Feet, Give Me Something Good To Eat

Knowing that Dana was going to be gone for our first Halloween at the new house, I arranged to have my friend, Dalina come over to join me in passing out candy to the Trick-or-Treaters.  I...

Nov
1
2010

36 Weeks....Only 4 weeks to the Due Date!

36 Weeks Pregnant I am now 36 weeks pregnant and just got back from my check up with the doctor.  I was able to see a quick ultrasound of the baby, checking her position to make sure...

Nov
7
2010

We Are Ready Now, Don't Keep Us Waiting :)

Now that Dana is back home, we are checking off our "to-do" list before the baby arrives and it is coming along quite smoothly.  While Dana is trying to play catch-up with work, he is also...

Nov
7
2010

California Dreamin'

It's been a while since we talked about our yard and all its beauty, so we are excited to tell you all about some of the beautiful flowers that have been blooming.  Before Dana left for his...

Nov
14
2010

What Will She Look Like?

We have spent another weekend trying to get done whatever we could before baby arrives.  We have the car seat bases in both my car and Dana's truck, cameras fully charged and packed, fully...

Nov
22
2010

Wives Tale Week

We made it through the weekend with no baby appearance.  But, its not that we weren't trying :)  We decided to test out all the wivestales that came our way and see if they...

Nov
30
2010

Our Thanksgiving Turkey

As most of you already know, Dana and I didn't eat a Thanksgiving dinner this year.  Instead, I gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, Eva Veronica Nevins.  Obvious contractions started...

Dec
1
2010

Eva's First Week

As for now, my blogs are probably going to be a lot less wordy and include more pictures.  One, my hands are full and barely ever get a second to escape.  And, two, we have been taking...

Dec
11
2010

Granny Mrdjenovich Visits The Nevins Family

Most of you already know that for the last 10 days my mom came to visit and help us care for Eva.  The days went by fast, but the memories we created will be here for a lifetime.  From...

Dec
15
2010

Eva's First Doctor Appointment

Today, Eva is 20 days old, where have the days gone, really?  She is still a tiny little peanut, but mommy and daddy are already noticing subtle changes and development.  She is more...

Dec
19
2010

Little Miss Baby Girl Is Three Weeks

Now I understand what people mean when they say the time goes by so fast when you have a baby.  I thought I understood, but Whoa!  I had no idea time could really go be THIS fast. ...

Dec
26
2010

Eva Veronica Nevins Turns One Month Old

The days are flying by and our little girl is growing like a weed.  Eva has turned one month old!  We just love watching her change and grow, we literally can't keep our eyes off...

Dec
27
2010

Grandma and Grandpa Nevins visit for the Holidays

What a wonderful week of holiday celebration.  Grandma and Grandpa Nevins flew in from Michigan to spend Christmas with us this year.  Regardless of the lack of snow in California during...

Jan
3
2011

Happy New Year and Welcome 2011!!

Entering the New Year are new accomplishments for our little Eva.  She's been able to hold her head up when laying on our chest for a while, but now we've got her doing it when laying on her...

Jan
17
2011

Eva, Eva, Eva

Since I didn't make the time to blog last week, I have many updates to share about Miss Eva.  She is growing strong and well and soon approaching 2 months!  We had her weighed last week,...

Jan
17
2011

Eva's First Outing

While we have left the house with Eva a little bit here and there, we hadn't yet brought her to a gathering with other people.  Last weekend, we had our trial run.  Our neighbors, Pedro...

Jan
23
2011

Attention World, Eva is Two Months Old!!

Thats right, folks, time is flying by fast...Miss Eva is two months old!!  She went to the doctor last week for her 2 month check up where we found that she is ranking at 50% in all...

Feb
8
2011

Gooooo Packers!!

Last September, I visited my family in Wisconsin.  During that visit, I stayed with my dad for a couple days.  In the past, he has always wanted to "talk sports" with me, but I would...

Feb
8
2011

Whatcha Been Upta?

We don't have any major changes to report about Eva, but she still shows tremendous strength more and more everyday, smiles so much all day long, and makes each day even more of a blessing than...

Feb
14
2011

Be Mine

Happy Valentine's Day to all our family and friends. 

Kisses and Hugs,

Eva


Feb
24
2011

My Dirty 30

So, last Wednesday was my 30th birthday.  I was super excited to leave the 20's and enter into the 30's.  Usually, Dana and I like to plan a trip to celebrate both Valentine's Day and my...

Feb
28
2011

Eva Veronica Turns Three Months Old!

You read it right, folks, little Eva is 3 months old!  She weighs in at 12 1/2 lbs and 23 3/4" long.  She is growing so fast and is showing more and more personality every day. ...

Feb
28
2011

Girls Weekend

Over the weekend, Eva and I had some wonderful guests.  My close friends from college, Miranda and Natalie met in San Diego for a girls weekend.  They wanted to come meet baby Eva and...

Mar
8
2011

Andrea Visits The Nevins Family

Since the day I told her I was expecting, my cousin-sister, Andrea couldn't wait to come out and meet our little baby and help however she could.  The time finally came and we couldn't have...

Mar
14
2011

The Ladies of WDS...And More!

Although I don't normally blog about our work-life, I find it a bit necessary to let you know about our last week.  While I dove back in to the fashion world last Thursday and collaborated...

Mar
25
2011

Guess Who Turned 4 Months Old...

Eva Veronica Nevins!!  Thats right readers, our little girl is 4 months old.  She is weighing in around 13.5 lbs and measuring 24.5" long.  Its unbelievable to see just how...

Mar
20
2011

Nice Little Saturday

 

Our nice little Saturday was shopping for Rocky treats at Target, then a little Costco action.  Dana couldn't have been more proud than he was when he was walking around with his baby girl attached kangaroo style.


Apr
2
2011

Someone's In A Hurry To Grow Up

We had a fun week, starting Wednesday, when my great friend Brooke came to visit from Colorado.  She was here for a wedding, but gave me the pleasure of staying a night at our house.  We...

Apr
4
2011

Saying Good Bye Is Never Easy

If you've read our blog long enough, or know us well enough, then you know our friends, Jennifer and Carlos.  Jen was the very first friend I made in San Diego, and soon after became my...

Apr
11
2011

Say, Sam-I-Am, I Really Do Like Green Eggs and Ham

Over this last weekend, Eva and I hosted a baby shower for my good friend, Elizabeth at our house.  Elizabeth and her husband, Sam, are expecting their first child (a baby boy) this...

Apr
18
2011

Dog Mail

I know some of you are missing out on Rocky updates, while all the rest of you are assuming since we had a baby, he turned into a dog.  Well, rest assured, he is still our little boy...he...

Apr
18
2011

Super Sunny Saturday

  While friends and family back home were experiencing Springtime snow, we were given a blazin' hot Saturday.  Temperatures were hitting the low 90's, it would've been a shame to...

Apr
24
2011

Some Bunny Loves Me

Hoppy Hoppy Easter, Everyone!  While it was just the four of us for Easter this year, we still knew how to celebrate...with lots and lots of chocolate! We started off our morning taking a few...

Apr
25
2011

Our Little Eva Pie Is Five Months Old Today!

The days are flying by and Eva is growing fast.  She has turned 5 months old today! She is weighing in at about 14 lbs and measuring 25 1/2" long.  She is gaining personality and...

May
1
2011

Congratulations, Gwenda and Matt Hill!!

Two weekends ago, Dana, Eva, and I flew to Wisconsin to attend my cousin, Gwenda's wedding.  It would be the first time everyone in my family met Eva so we made a week trip out of it to be...

May
2
2011

Ivy Diet

The Sunday after my cousin's wedding, we headed out to my Uncle Bob and Aunt Rhonda's lake house in Hayward, Wi.  Ever since they've built it, they've been telling us how much they love being...

May
3
2011

GG John

While we were visiting in Ashland, we made sure to get as much time in with my grandpa as possible.  He'd really been looking forward to meeting Eva, so the moment just couldn't come soon...

May
5
2011

Meeting Marshall and The Mrdjenovichs

When I went home for my baby shower last September, my cousin, Heather, announced that she just found out she was pregnant.  So, it was such a treat when her baby was born just two weeks...

May
8
2011

Cuddles and Playtime at Granny's

I'm just going to start this post out with two of the cutest pictures ever.  I could stare at them all day long because they just make my heartmelt....  This first one just gives me...

May
9
2011

Mother's Day with The Foy Family

We were wrapping up our vacation with our last weekend before flying home.  We arranged to spend Saturday night with our friends, Mike and Miranda.  Sunday was Mother's Day, so we...

May
15
2011

How Eva Got Her Groove Back

Now that we are back home, we've been quick to get back in to the swing of things.  Since we were away for Mother's Day, Dana wanted to treat me to a night out to dinner once we were back in...

May
25
2011

Aunt Heather and Uncle Ryan

Over the last week, Heather and Ryan flew out to stay with us so they could begin the process of moving their family out here in the next month.  They were on a mission to find the best...

May
25
2011

Miss Eva Veronica is Six Months Old!

It has been half a year since my baby girl was born, SIX short months, I just can't believe it! She shows more and more personality everyday, and brings joy to Dana and I at every moment...

May
31
2011

Diamond Back

Since Eva's been born, Dana has been wanting to get Eva in the Baby Bjorn and go hiking.  Over the weekend, we finally made the time to do it.  We chose an easy trail that wasn't too...

May
31
2011

Pool Party BBQ

On Sunday, our friends Victor and Rhaylene, invited us to a pool party bbq at their house.  Last time we were there was when I was pregnant, so we were excited to go back to hang out and...

May
31
2011

Making Memories on Memorial Day

Monday was a day of honoring those who fought for our country, and in doing our part, we flew our flag to show everyone our gratitude.  As a day that most people have off from work, I did...

May
31
2011

Feed Me!

This is a quick blog only to share some cute pictures from the weekend.  Eva's highchair arrived on Friday and I couldn't wait to put it to use... Eva seemed to like it and get use to...

Jun
4
2011

Welcome, Oliver George!

This last Saturday, at about 4pm I recieved a text message from my friend, Elizabeth.  She was announcing that baby Oliver George has arrived!!  You'll remember that a couple months ago,...

Jun
6
2011

Our Weekend at a Glance

First of all, before I begin to tell you about our weekend, I would like to give a shout out to our son, Rocky.  Happy Birthday my baby boy!!!  You are 4 Years Old Today, you have grown...

Jun
14
2011

Botanical Garden Adventures

Dana and I were looking forward to this last weekend because we planned to get out of the house and try something new.  I found the perfect idea, so on Sunday, we headed to the Quail Botanic...

Jun
22
2011

Father's Day and More!

We have had so many new and exciting things going on, I can't wait to share it all with you.  To start, Father's Day was last Sunday and it was Dana's very first.  Eva, Rocky, and I...

Jun
26
2011

Eva Veronica Nevins Turns Seven Months Old!

Time is flying by and little Eva is growing into quite the little girl.  She is weighing in at about 16.5 lbs and measuring in at 28.25" She has accomplished many firsts and just...

Jun
26
2011

Sangria and Sand

Dana, Eva, and myself have had a fun and busy weekend out and about.  One of Dana's programmers, Kyle and his girlfriend, Vanessa, flew into San Diego on their way back to Florida from...

Jul
5
2011

Fourth Of July Weekend

May Gray and June Gloom no longer, as 4th of July approached over the weekend, the sun and heat hit San Diego.  No better way to celebrate than with family and a pool.  Last Saturday,...

Jul
7
2011

What's Been Going On In Eva's World?

The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived?  Well, a couple different things we've all been waiting for has finally arrived.  One, on July 2nd, Eva started crawling.  Eva...

Jul
11
2011

Welcoming Our Family To San Diego

No better way to welcome Heather, Ryan, and the family to San Diego than to throw them a BBQ at the Nevins household.  Dana and I were excited to invite all of our friends and neighbors to...

Jul
12
2011

Dalina's Shower and Date with Row Row

Last Sunday, I was invited to my friend, Dalina's bridal shower in LA.  I was excited to get out of the house and do something girlie, so I planned for the day trip.  Even though things...

Jul
17
2011

Plants, Doggie Doors, Rocky...Oh My!

Saying that Eva would be walking by this week wasn't too far from the truth.  She wants it BAD...which means, yes, she is already pulling up and trying to stand.  The other day I watched...

Jul
24
2011

Summer Days Go By Too Fast

With Heather and the kids living so close and the summer weather treating us so good, its no wonder Eva and I are busy galavanting around town.  There is so much to do and so many to...

Jul
25
2011

Little Miss Eva is 8 Months Old!

I can hardly believe it, but yes, our little Eva is 8 months old today.  She has grown a considerable amount, and as you can tell by the picture, she isn't looking so "baby"...

Jul
30
2011

Dana's Bday

Being that this year we had more family to celebrate Dana's 34th birthday, we also had more birthday celebrations (Lucky!!).  It started on Tuesday when Aunt Jean and Amy were visiting. ...

Jul
30
2011

Every Day I'm Bustlin'

Eva and I have had a very busy week last week, rather than bore you with words, I am going to go through the days of the week with pictures, and just enough caption to give you an idea of how much...

Aug
9
2011

Anniversary Staycation

August 8th was our 2 year wedding anniversary.  Since we love to celebrate these special days together, we decided it was time to get out as a family and take a little vacation.  We...

Aug
21
2011

Picture Bloggin

Little time to blog, but many pics to share...For those of you who just like to look at pictures, this post is for you! Eva finally got to meet Oliver, and I finally got to see my great friend,...

Aug
31
2011

Eva is 9 Months Old!

Time is moving pretty quickly, and as you can see below, Eva is no longer the delicate little baby she once was,  she is just steps away from entering the toddler world.  During Eva's 9...

Sep
1
2011

Self Explanatory

I don't think this blog post requires any description...

 


Sep
1
2011

Michiganders Meet Eva

Dana, Eva, and myself were finally able to make a trip to Michigan so Eva could meet more of her family.  The last time we saw everyone was at our wedding, so we were really excited for the...

Sep
7
2011

No Labor on Labor Day

This last weekend was by far one of the most relaxing weekends that we have spent as a family.  Since we just got back from our trip to Michigan, we decided that we just needed to hang low...

Sep
13
2011

Seventy and Sunny

Last weekend's weather was perfect, so we made sure to take advantage of it.  On Thursday, my friends were visiting for the weekend, so Eva and I drove up to see them, which also meant Eva...

Sep
19
2011

Yayayayaya!

Dana, Eva, Rocky, and myself had a nice weekend at home.  We took a couple walks, caught up on chores, and welcomed a few visitors.  On Saturday, Dalina came to catch up, tell me about...

Sep
26
2011

Eva Turns Ten Months Old!!

Eva turned 10 months old this last Sunday.  I can barely believe it, but it's true.  She is weighing in at about 20 lbs and 29".  She is so much fun these days and really...

Oct
3
2011

Glenda, You are the Bees Knees

Last week we were blessed with a very special guest, my cousin Gwenda.  She was here for a convention and treated us to a couple extra days to hang out and catch up with life.  It was...

Oct
3
2011

A Day At The Park With Eva Veronica

We had a nice and relaxing weekend catching up with house chores and hanging at the house...On Saturday, we walked to our local park, layed a blanket out, and relaxed under a shade tree with the...

Oct
11
2011

If I Only Had A Brain

Before our weekend started, we were excited to wish my niece, Kierce, a very happy 7th birthday on Wednesday.  Eva and I dropped by her place unannounced to sing happy birthday and present to...

Oct
17
2011

Thanks, Football Game, For Babysitting Eva

I needed to escape for a couple hours yesterday to finish up Eva's Halloween costume, which required Daddy to have full custody.  This happened to be around dinner time, so it was also Dana's...

Oct
24
2011

Granny and Uncle Derek Visit

Over the last week my mom and brother took to spend time with us, but mainly to see Eva.  It has been almost 6 months since we've all been together, so it was about time to get some quality...

Oct
25
2011

Eva Veronica is Eleven Months Old!

Eva has turned eleven months and has accomplished so much this month.  She is weighing in at 20 lbs and measuring 29 1/2".  She is getting more and more smart as the days go by and...

Oct
24
2011

Kierce Redeems Her Birthday Coupon

If you remember a little while ago it was Kierce's Birthday , so Eva and I presented a "Birthday Coupon" for her to redeem.  The coupon was good for a one night sleep over at our house and a...

Nov
1
2011

What Was Eva for Halloween?

Being that Eva isn't walking or allowed to eat candy, we decided to keep Halloween simple.  What was she? A Flower... We didn't dress up her up on day of, but instead celebrated...

Nov
7
2011

Eva, The Big Goofball

Last week, Eva and I spent the entire week alone.  Daddy was out of town for business, so Eva, Rocky and I entertained each other until he got back.  We managed really well, staying very...

Nov
14
2011

Eva and Some New Firsts

Eva and I have had a busy, but very fun week.  On Tuesday, we met up with Melinda and Aiden to take a walk through the Zoo.  It had been a while since we got together, so we were excited...

Nov
22
2011

Rest In Peace, Grandpa

On 11/11/11 my grandpa John left this world, to rise and be in heaven with my Grandma.  It was a day we knew we would be faced with soon, but nobody or no thing can prepare you for the...

Nov
22
2011

Coyote-0, Rocky-1

Just two nights before we left for my grandpa's funeral, we were encountered with another terrifying obstacle.  Rocky was attacked my a coyote right at our back steps.  I knew the second...

Nov
22
2011

Eva Does Wisconsin

While we were in Wisconsin, we enjoyed a nice visit with everyone.  Eva got to spend time with lots of her second cousins. Maxwell and Lorelei (my cousin, Ashley's kids) were the first to...

Dec
5
2011

Eva is One Year Old!

She is weighing in at 22 lbs 1.2oz (75%) Measuring 29.5" (75%) Tooth Total: 4 After getting her 1 year check up, her doctor posed for a quick picture with her... I cannot...

Dec
6
2011

Granny and Crew Come to Town

Over the last week, my mom, cousin Jennifer, and her daughter, Taylor came to visit us for 9 whole days.  We had a blast while they were here, managing to stay very busy and having way too...

Dec
12
2011

Christmas Is In The Air

I have barely begun to even think about Christmas this year, for the last two months have just been crazy busy.  Dana, luckily, has been the exact opposite.  He has always talked about...

Dec
12
2011

Baby Birthdays and Eva's Latest and Greatest

Over the weekend, Dana, Eva, and myself had 2 one-year birthday parties to attend.  We started with a party in the park with Mia Lee... There was a fun playground to play on......

Dec
27
2011

Christmas Celebrations

We started celebrating the Holiday season a couple weeks ago with Web Design Solutions very first Christmas party.  One of the company's clients, Rockin' Baja , hosted the team and their...

Jan
5
2012

Happy New Year!!

Our New Year's celebrating was pretty nonexistant this year, considering that we made no new resolutions and we didn't even make it until the countdown (we were in bed by 10pm), but we were...

Jan
9
2012

Fun In The Yellow Sun

Our little girl is officially down to one nap a day.  She started last Friday and is handling it quite well.  With that, we have been spending more time at the park in the morning...

Jan
19
2012

Meeting Miss Emma Claire

Finally I find the time to blog about last weekend!  As Eva has started to grow and become more indepedant, I thought it was time to muster up the courage and see how I could handle a night...

Jan
24
2012

Quack, Quack, Quack

After a long hard work week, Dana was also faced with an entire Saturday of work.  Since it was pouring rain, Eva, Rocky and I were left alone in the house for the entire day. We were bored...

Jan
30
2012

Streak Of Bad Luck

Our week started off on the right foot when on Monday, we were finally able to go and meet little Ben, my friend Ruth's baby.  If you'll remember, I was very pregnant at her wedding 1 1/2...

Feb
6
2012

Back On Track

After everyone in our family got sick, it was nice to start a new week with regained energy, feeling healthy once again.  Thanks to my sis-in-law, Eva and I joined a couple free classes for...

Feb
13
2012

Stuffy Nose, Go Away!

It seems like just yesterday I was blogging about how everyone in our family was happy and healthy...and yet, AGAIN, another bug made its way back into our house. Eva started off with a little...

Feb
14
2012

A Valentine Just For You!

Happy Valentine's Day to You! Eat Your Heart Out! Sharing just a couple pictures from our photo shoot with Ariana Drehsler a couple weeks back. Eva and I have had a fun...

Feb
20
2012

A Birthday With My Baby

Last week was a fun week for all of us since there was so much to celebrate.  Tuesday was Valentine's Day, which we already blogged about ( read it here ), then Wednesday was Eva's indoor...

Feb
26
2012

Here, There, And Everywhere!

With less words and more pictures, I will try and map out our week and Eva's new things. On Tuesday, we met with Aiden and mommy, Melinda, for a play date at the park.  Of course Aiden and...

Mar
4
2012

March Already?

Since Eva and I are so busy these days, I have a hard time selecting the pics I want to use in my blog, so this one might be a little picture heavy :) First of all, I want to wish my Little...

Mar
19
2012

Out With The Old And In With The New

While we are just as busy as ever, I just had to allow myself a one week brake from blogging, hence no blog last week.  And, after taking just one week off, I have so many new things to share...

Mar
27
2012

I Love Balloons!

As usual, Eva and I had a fun and very eventful week last week.  On Tuesday, we met up with Aiden and mommy Melinda at the Wild Animal Safari Park.  Now that both babies are walking (or...

Mar
27
2012

The Gift of Life

For those of you who read our blogs often, I'm sure you can sense the joy Dana and I get in being parents.  We love our daughter more than any words can describe and I am so happy that she...

Apr
1
2012

Eva's Week of Egg Hunting

Being that Eva's classes have spring break next week, they celebrated Easter this last week with an egg hunt for each class.  I had a hunch Eva would pick up on the sport pretty quick since...

Apr
9
2012

Our Easter Sunday

I was super excited for this Easter, knowing Eva would enjoy all the festivities.  I went a little overboard on gifts and just couldn't wait to put them out the night before... When...

Apr
16
2012

I Love My Daddy to Infinity!

This last Friday, we had our friends Emily and Kyle in town.  The last time we saw them , Emily was just in the beginning of her pregnancy with son, Max. So, this visit was extra special...

Apr
24
2012

Monkey See, Monkey Do

On Tuesday, we attended a neighborhood pool party.  There were tons of kids, a big kid pool, a small kid pool, a big trampoline, and lots of warm sunshine... On Wednesday, we skipped...

Apr
30
2012

Kid Ventures

Of course Eva and I are always up to something new, fun, and exciting.  This week there's a couple things that are fun to share.  On Thursday, with our class, Eva and I went to Kid...

May
7
2012

Energizer Bunny

Last week I entered my 2nd trimester and almost overnight I got my energy back!  I'll blog more about the pregnancy next week after my doc appointment, but am just so happy that I am awake...

May
21
2012

15 Weeks

About a week ago I went in for my first doctor's appointment since we've verified the pregnancy.  It was a fun experience because my mom was visiting, so she got to accompany me at my...

May
21
2012

Uncle Derek's Visit

A little over two weeks ago my brother, Derek, came to help us put a new roof on our house.  He is an expert in the area and having him come out to do it also gave us time to spend with...

May
21
2012

Granny Duty

Granny flew in about two weeks ago to spend time with Eva and enjoy her vacation time.  Immediately she joined us in our busy schedule of fun and activities.  One her first day here we...

May
22
2012

Romance in Mexico

While my mom has been here visiting, she granted Dana and I a vacation of our very own while she stayed on Granny Duty , taking care of Eva and Rocky.  Dana and I jumped at the opportunity,...

May
28
2012

Eva Veronica Turns 18 Months Old

Our little Eva Veronica is little no longer.  After turning 18 months old this last Friday, we've noticed Eva in a whole new light.  Despite the fact that she isn't quite forming...

May
28
2012

Flu Takes Over Our Memorial Day Weekend

With our first weekend back from our vacation and without visitors, Dana and I were ready to take care of as much of our "To Do List" as possible.  On the top of our list were buying a new...

Jun
4
2012

Orangutan Hair

Last week, Eva and I kept busy as usual meeting up with friends, going to the park, and attending our class field trip...but by Thursday morning I realized I pushed her a little too hard after...

Jun
4
2012

Four Months Along!

As of last Thursday, I am officially 4 months along with baby.  It seem like overnight my belly popped and I started feeling movement.  It's been so much easier now that I'm not so...

Jun
11
2012

Playing Jenga With Elephants

For the last few months, Dana and I have finally found a wonderful babysitter who came highly recommended.  Eva really enjoys her visits, and now Dana and I are finally enjoying some date...

Jun
13
2012

Are We Having a Boy or a Girl?

Today we went to our big ultrasound and saw our baby!  Everything looked good, it was healthy and growing perfectly, and we found out... We got a good picture of his profile......

Jun
18
2012

My Daddy Is The Best!

Dana, Eva, and myself had a fun day celebrating Father's Day yesterday.  We were so happy to be together and have some fun!  We started the morning off by giving daddy his gifts. ...

Jun
25
2012

I'm a Big Girl, Outta My Way!

Right around the 18 month mark I feel like our world has been turned upside down.  Gone are the days of a routine mommy built, in come the days ruled by Eva.  It seems that over night...

Jul
2
2012

Thrill Seeker

As usual, Eva and I have been very busy running around and having fun.  With Daddy out of work for the weekend, we packed it full of fun, new, and exciting events.  First off, Dana has...

Jul
7
2012

5 Months Along!

I've made it over the half-way hump and am now 5 months along.  In the last couple of weeks I've felt my body growing significantly and my mind is having a hard time adjusting to all the...

Jul
9
2012

Eva's First Fireworks!

This last 4th of July was very festive for us, for Eva was old enough to take part.  Our friends, Brad and Dalina, invited us to there place for a relaxing day of BBQing, then a great view of...

Jul
16
2012

Picture Post

I just don't feel like writing today, so I'll share some cute pictures from our week, enjoy!


Jul
30
2012

Gramma and Bopa Visit San Diego

For the last two weeks, we have had some very special guests staying at our house giving us all kinds of love and affection.  Eva's Grandma and Grandpa Nevins!  As soon as they arrived,...

Aug
6
2012

Dooora and Ooh Ooh Aah Aah

A while back I discovered that Eva's new love is Dora, The Explorer .  So when Daddy and I found out Dora, Boots, the backpack, and the map were making a special appearance at the Safari...

Aug
12
2012

Mary Louise Ruffhousing Eva

I mentioned in the previous blog that my cousin, Mary Louise, came to visit us, but now to elaborate.  Mary was out here on a road trip between jobs and moving locations.  We caught her...

Aug
12
2012

Our 3 Year Anniversary Family Staycation

This last Wednesday was Dana and my 3 year wedding anniversary.  We chose to celebrate it this year with a family trip to the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad as we did last year...

Aug
14
2012

6 Months Along, 3 More to Go!

I have overcome another hump, turning 6 months pregnant, which nows puts me in my final trimester... The anxiety is setting in and the days are going by too fast to keep track. ...

Aug
21
2012

Eba Do It

The last week or so has been way too hot for this pregnant momma to be outside, so the family has spent much of our time indoors, keeping cool.  On Saturday, Dana and I got a babysitter so we...

Aug
27
2012

Funny Daddy

While its still hot and my tolerance to heat has decreased, Eva's tolerance to stay indoors has also decreased and you know who's boss...So, we finally got out of the house this last week. ...

Sep
17
2012

First Week of Wisconsin Girls Trip

Eva and I are now back in San Diego after spending 10 days in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  We spent lots of time travelling from one place to another, but had a blast the whole time, for there...

Sep
18
2012

Second Week of Wisconsin Girls Trip

After our trip to the lake house, things slowed down for a few days.  We headed back to Ashland to spend some more time at Granny's, but this time we were greeted at the door with Uncle Derek...

Sep
18
2012

7 Months Along, Times Approaching Fast!

The day I left for Wisconsin hit the mark of 7 months in this pregnancy.  Things have been going very well so far.  I went to a doctor's appointment today and found that I've gained...

Sep
25
2012

Getting Life Back on Track

Since we've back at home, its been a little rough getting ourselves back on track.  We've been working on a kitchen remodel that we were hoping would be done by the time we got back from...

Oct
1
2012

No More Heat, Please!!

The last couple months have been the hottest months of my life.  Not because I'm pregnant, but because we are breaking records over here in San Diego.  It has been a huge burden on our...

Oct
1
2012

Celebrating Our Baby Boy With a Baby Shower!

On Sunday, my wonderful friend, Dalina, and my sister-in-law, Heather threw me a beautiful, wonderful, and super fun baby shower. They did an amazing job setting up and decorating the...

Oct
6
2012

8 Months Along, Close to Countdown Time!

I am officially in my last month of pregnancy and all I can think is "Yikes!".  I am feeling the pressure of finishing the baby's room, getting the baby furniture out from storage, and...

Oct
7
2012

Pumpkin Belly Button

This last week was another hot one (and, possibly the last hot week--yay!), but I didn't let it stop us from going on our class field trips.  We got to visit two different pumpkin patches two...

Oct
15
2012

Hello Kitty

Most of our weekend was spent at home, but we managed to have a lot of fun and get a lot done, allowing mommy to feel quite accomplished on this Monday afternoon.  I have a handful of fun...

Oct
18
2012

Baby Boy's New Room!

As promised, I have pictures of the baby's room to share!  I am finally complete, with just a few little tidbits left to add.  Let me try and give you a rotating tour through the...

Oct
21
2012

Giddyup, Cowboy!

Now that it's REALLY countdown time for baby to arrive, I have been riding on an emotional rollercoaster.  I feel as ready as I can be for baby, looking forward to meeting him for the first...

Oct
29
2012

Halloween Festivites Begin!

The Halloween festivities started last Thursday when we had a Halloween bash with Eva's outdoor class.  We met at a park that had a small graveyard in the corner of the lot.  It made for...

Nov
1
2012

Eva's Adventures in Trick or Treating

I know I typically wait until Monday to blog, but considering that my due date is fast approaching and we have so much going on, I wanted to be sure and blog about our Halloween while it's still...

Nov
6
2012

Our Baby Boy Has Arrived!

On November 4th at 5:01am our son, Enzo Russell was born.  He weighed 8 lbs 4oz and 21 1/3" long.  He is happy, healthy, and cute as a button... After having a rollercoaster of...

Nov
13
2012

First Week with Enzo

The first week home with Enzo went really well.  I'm sure it really helped that I had my mom and brother here to keep the little ones happy so that I could adjust into the new life I will...

Nov
17
2012

Our Kitchen Remodel Revealed!

Finally everything has come together with our kitchen remodel.  And now I'm excited to show you the pictures.  After a month of eating out every single day and living with our kitchen in...

Nov
19
2012

Just Can't Get Enough

I don't want to jinx this, but life at home with Enzo has been going REALLY well.  It definitely helps that Eva is the "Super Sister" sent from above.  She has her moments, but to me,...

Nov
27
2012

Baby Girl Turns Two!

My little girl is growing up so fast, I can barely keep up.  This last Sunday she turned two years old.  After attending her good friend, Marieva's Hello Kitty birthday party a few...

Nov
27
2012

Eva's Two Year Stats

On Sunday, Eva turned 2 years old.  After celebrating her birthday with friends and family it was time for a check up with the doctor. She is weighing in at 29 lbs, 80% and is 37"...

Dec
3
2012

Life At Home

With a baby and a toddler running our house, you can expect that there is never a dull moment. Since Enzo's been born, many things in Eva's world have changed.  She went from a time...

Dec
3
2012

Enzo Turns One Month Old!

Seriously, how did one month already go by?  My darling little boy is one month old! He is growing fast, becoming more alert and has been a great new addition to our family. Enzo...

Dec
10
2012

No Santa, Please

By 7:30 last night, the entire family was snuggled in their beds and fast asleep.  Mommy and Daddy are slowly learning that fun activities take alot more out of us than we are use to. On...

Dec
17
2012

Eva Discovers Snowflakes!

Last weekend we visited Legoland .  We bought some very affordable tickets a little while back and needed to take advantage of them by the end of the year.  After finding that Eva was...

Dec
29
2012

Christmas Week

We had a lot of celebrating going on the week of Christmas, here is the recap. The Tuesday before Christmas, we made our final attempt at introducing Eva to Santa.  No, we weren't pushing...

Jan
4
2013

Spoiled With Love

On Christmas Eve, Gramma and Bopa flew in for a 10 day visit.  Since Rowan, Merrick, and Kierce were also out of school during their visit we got to have TONS of family together time. ...

Jan
5
2013

Enzo Turns Two Months Old

Enzo Russell reached his two month birthday, celebrated by mommy and Eva with "Happy Birthday" in song ALL DAY LONG. We took a trip to the doctor for his check up where he was weighed and...

Jan
14
2013

Sibling Love

From the day we found out our second baby would be a boy, I couldn't help but put myself in my mom's shoes.  I, too, am the oldest, with my brother to follow 2 years and 2 weeks later. ...

Jan
22
2013

Where's the Pause Button?

With a new year comes many new experiences and Eva has not been short of anything new.  I feel like she has completely transformed into a new little girl.  For starters, her once blue...

Jan
27
2013

Kleenex, Kleenex Everywhere

In the last conversation I had with my cousin (who lives in Wisconsin) she told me her family was getting over bronchitus.  I told her that for some reason, whenever I read her blogs about...

Feb
3
2013

On The Mend

The week before was no fun with Enzo being sick and this last was no different.  Eva caught what Enzo had (and thank god recovered quickly), but Daddy was soon to follow.  With Daddy...

Feb
3
2013

Enzo Turns Three Months Old!

Enzo is 3 months old, weighing 13 lbs. and measuring 25" He is getting stronger and stronger every day, practicing holding his head up at every opportunity... He is always smiling,...

Feb
11
2013

Hearts and Cheesecake

We've been all over the place doing so many different things.  Here are my top 10 pictures, introduced by their captions. Eva has been playing more and more detailed pretend lately,...

Feb
12
2013

Feb
18
2013

A Palm Springs Birthday

To help celebrate my birthday last weekend, we decided to take a family road trip to Palm Desert to stay at a fun resort with a waterpark.  Being that its winter, the weather was perfect...

Mar
3
2013

Enzo Turns Four Months Old

Height: 25.75" Weight: 13 lb. 7.1 oz Oh my sweet little smiley boy.  He has reached his 4-month milestone.  As you hear from every parent with an infant, he's growing like a...

Mar
11
2013

I'm a Big Girl Now

All of our classes have been doing field trips this week and last.  Last week, we payed a visit to Seaworld.  Eva and I had so much fun with the Elmo ride together... Today we...

Mar
26
2013

Our New Backyard

Eva's last week of class with Teacher Michelle was an egg hunt to celebrate Easter.  Eva was so excited, she was hopping like a bunny through the entire class.  Then came egg hunt...

Apr
1
2013

Introducing Bumpy

Last week, my best friend, Natalie and her family came to San Diego for  a big family trip with her husband's brothers and their families.  We found some time for all of us to meet up,...

Apr
4
2013

Enzo Turns Five Months Old

Weight: ~17 lbs Height: 27" Our smiley little boy is 5 months old today.  In the last month, we have seen so many fun changes, he is really blossoming into a beautiful little...

Apr
8
2013

Late Night Party Girl

Last week we did all kinds of fun new things.  On Tuesday, we took a trip to the Quail Botanical Gardens with Teacher Mary's class.  Eva and her friend, Stella, had a really fun time...

Apr
14
2013

Doller Bills Dollar Tree

During the week, we lined up a playdate with some of Eva's friends at a playground.  Lately, Eva has shown much more "big girl" behavior, showing me she can handle herself without me...

Apr
21
2013

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

I've really been lacking on taking pictures while we are out and about, but its only because we are having too much fun to have time to grab the camera.  At home, however, I have managed to...

Apr
29
2013

Granny Time

Last week, my mom came to town to fill up her Granny Tank.  In order to help Eva understand exactly when Granny's airplane would touch down in San Diego, we made a countdown calendar where...

May
5
2013

Enzo Turns Six Months Old!

Enzo is officially a 1/2 year old.  Reaching this milestone has come with so many perks.  Enzo's personality has really bloomed, he has grown so big and strong, and he is starting...

May
6
2013

Me Want Cooooookies

Over the past week we had alot of fun outings, as we usually do.  On Tuesday, we took a ferry ride from Coronado to Seaport Village .  We sat with our friends for circle/song time,...

May
13
2013

Suzie Q

This last week, Eva's class had a field trip to Suzie's Farm .  Being that Daddy is somewhat of a farmer himself, he decided to take the time to come with us.  It was such a special...

May
19
2013

Little Itty Bitty Baby Bumpy

Its been a little while since we visited the zoo, so we decided to go this last week.  We never get a chance to see the Polar Bears because they are on the opposite end of the zoo, but thats...

May
29
2013

Koalafornia

We had the best, most relaxing, enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.  On Saturday, we hosted a last minute BBQ potluck at our place with a great turn out (but not many pictures).  Eva taught...

Jun
4
2013

Enzo Turns Seven Months

Our little love bug is seven months old today! Height: 28" Weight: 19 lbs. His personality is in full bloom and there is no doubt that he is ALL BOY.  For starters, this little...

Jun
9
2013

June Gloom Won't Stop Us

Last weekend we attended "Baby Solana"'s 1st birthday party.  Eva was extremely excited as soon as she caught wind that there would be a bouncy house.  And I was excited as soon as I...

Jun
16
2013

Father's Day Weekend

To start our Father's Day celebrating, Eva, Enzo, and I took a trip to Cool Creations last week to paint a ceramic mug for daddy... When we went to pick it up on Friday, daddy was with...

Jun
16
2013

A Little Bit of This And A Little Bit Of That

Here is a bunch of randomness that took place throughout the week: Every time I wrap Enzo in this towel, I just can't get over how cute he is.  My little froggy... Here is Enzo...

Jun
26
2013

Brynny Brynny Doo Dah

Last week was very special for our family because our niece, Brynn, was here to visit.  She lives in Michigan, which we don't make it back to often, so long ago Uncle Dana and I vowed that we...

Jul
3
2013

Summer Splash

The last week or so has been extremely hot and humid here.  When we aren't keeping cool in the AC, we are spending as much time as we can in water.  Luckily, our friend Lucy's first...

Jul
4
2013

Happy Fourth of July

Sending our love on Independance Day, Eva Veronica and Enzo Russell :)


Jul
4
2013

Enzo Turns Eight Months!

Enzo is 8 months old, a baby no more.  This little guy is really blossoming into a precious little boy. Last week, he was really sick with a fever, a cough, and having a hard time...

Jul
21
2013

Flying Like a Bird

I have no idea where the summer is going in such a hurry, but it is just flying by.  With little down time, its hard to squeeze in a blog every week, but I really do try.  Today I have...

Aug
1
2013

Zooventures

Big D's birthday was this last Sunday and Eva and I were very excited to celebrate.  We started the morning off by singing to Daddy in bed, making sure to be nice and loud just in case he was...

Aug
4
2013

Enzo Turns Nine Months Old!

Weight: 20 lbs, 2oz (60%) Height: 30.5" (100%) Teeth: 1 Enzo is now 9 months old and changing so much!  He is an expert army-crawler and can get to just about anything his eyes...

Aug
4
2013

Mommy of Five

Last week, we had a playdates with Eva'w friends Aila, Haleia, and Violet.  As soon as the party got started the girls immediately got into "princess mode".  They enjoyed putting on...

Aug
11
2013

Giddy Up

This last Thursday was Dana and my Fourth wedding anniversary.  Our wonderful sister and bro-in-law were gracious enough to give us a whole day to celebrate by ourselves, so we took advantage...

Aug
20
2013

Shiny and Clean

Last weekend was the annual Haute with Heart Fashion Show for the St. Madeline Sophie's Center .  As years past, our friends Victor and Rhaylene invited us to attend.  Heather and...

Aug
21
2013

Eva's Funnies Page

1/14/14 Eva is a negotiator and a very smart one, I must say.  There are so many instances where I am like "Dang, she ALMOST outsmarted me." and there part of me on the inside that is so...

Aug
25
2013

Buh-Bye

This past week has been very exciting at our house, Enzo has conquered so many big firsts such as his first word (bye-bye), which also includes his first time waving bye-bye.  He went from...

Sep
4
2013

Enzo Turns Ten Months

Height: 30 1/2" Weight: ~21 lbs Teeth: 3 This last month has been the funnest to date.  Enzo has been communicating so much and doing so much, we can barely keep up with him....

Sep
23
2013

Hawaii Awesome

Two weeks ago, we took a family trip to Hawaii.  Its something we've wanted to do for a really long time and finally made it! Knowing that there would be naptimes, we knew we would be...

Sep
23
2013

Granny Nanny Continues to San Diego

After spending a week in Hawaii with Granny, she continued her journey with us back to San Diego to spend another week.  We spent alot of our time having fun at the house, only getting out...

Sep
29
2013

The Adventures of Eva The Explorer

Getting back in the swing of things means getting back to all the fun activities San Diego has to offer.  Since Granny left we have already been to three birthday parties, class, the YMCA 3...

Oct
7
2013

Enzo Turns Eleven Months

Height: 30 1/2" Weight: 22 lbs. Teeth: 4 You have no idea how hard it was to get the above picture...needless to say, this little guy does not want to sit still.  He is cruising...

Oct
7
2013

Fire Prevention with Sparky

This last week we went to the zoo with Eva's friends (and their mommies, of course).  The girls had a ton of fun together... While we were there, Eva insisted I take a pic of her with...

Oct
14
2013

Standing Ovation

Since Enzo's 11 month birthday he has decided to slowing start transforming into the 1 year old toddler that is right around the corner.  He has been standing on his own for 5 seconds or so...

Oct
29
2013

Cello there, How are you?

Last week, we were excited to make it to a concert Rowan's school put on at Liberty Station .  Rowan was playing the cello with the orchestra and let me tell you, Eva couldn't have been a...

Nov
3
2013

Happy First Birthday, Enzo!!!

Height: (will be measured soon) Weight:(measured soon) Teeth: 6 Today is Enzo's first birthday!!  My mind has been flooded with every detail of the day he was born.  I...

Nov
11
2013

You Want Thing-a-mabobs? I've Got Twenty

Just hours after I sent last week's blog post , Enzo was feeling what I wrote and decided to prove me wrong.  He was NOT taking his time walking!  That night he started walking into...

Nov
25
2013

Happy Third Birthday, Eva!

Eva is 3 years old today!! She is measuring 39 1/4" (95%) I interviewed her for her birthday and this is what she had to say: What is your name?  Eva How Old are you?...

Nov
26
2013

Finding Nemo Birthday Party

This year, we celebrated Eva and Enzo's birthday together with a Finding Nemo birthday party at our house.  Finding Nemo was the first movie Eva fell in love with and it was a unisex topic...

Dec
9
2013

Alligator Dance

Forgive me for my lack of updates, but to be honest, I've been horrible at taking pictures and have had my focus on things like reorganizing my house (which is finally complete--yay!) ...

Dec
16
2013

Snowy Wonderland

Eva is really excited about Christmas this year and one of the things affiliated with Christmas, is snow, of course. Since it doesn't snow here, we can't just go out back for a little snowman...

Dec
23
2013

Happy Holidays!

We chose not to send our holiday cards this year, but that doesn't mean we aren't wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We love you all and hope you enjoy all the festivities that this time of year brings...


Jan
10
2014

The Holidays with Gramma and Bopa

On Christmas afternoon Santa did us all a very special favor and let Gramma and Bopa hitch a ride on his sleigh to come visit us in San Diego.  They stayed for 2 weeks, which meant there was...

Jan
21
2014

Family Camping Trip

This last weekend, our family took our first-ever camping trip.  We were invited by our friends who have been going to this same spot every year for the past few years.  Since we don't...

Jan
27
2014

Dedicated to Eva

I decided to take the time to dedicate a whole blog to Eva.  She has been changing so much and maturing into such a wonderful little girl that she deserves to have a whole blog just for her!...

Feb
1
2014

Dedicated to Enzo

Last week, Enzo had a check-up at the doctor.  Just as every other visit, he measured to be quite a big boy.  He is 2' 9 1/2" (100%) and weight was 26 lbs 2 oz (jumping up to 90%). ...

Feb
13
2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sending our love to all of our wonderful friends and family from near to far.  May your day be filled with love, hearts, pinks, reds, hugs, and lots and lots of kisses!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love,

Eva Veronica

And, Enzo Russell


Feb
17
2014

Celebrating Love and Old Age

This last week the kids and I had alot of fun.  We changed up our regular routine and went for something a little more exciting.  We started the week off with Eva's outdoor class which...

Feb
26
2014

The Happy Days of Eva and Enzo

The kids are always on the move and keep making me laugh every day with their ridiculously silly imaginations, my only problem is that they are both too smart to keep doing what they are doing...

Mar
10
2014

I Can Do It All By Myself

In the last couple weeks, Enzo has been growing into a big boy pretty quickly.  His language is still pretty impossible to understand, but he is now making sounds specific to words.  I...

Mar
17
2014

Mar
24
2014

Rohr Says the Lion

The month of March has been a pretty tough one for our family.  Between Dana and myself, there has been alot of traveling...and not together.  A few weekends ago, I left Dana with the...

Mar
31
2014

Elephants and Dragons

Enzo is totally in to clothes right now.  It started with the shoes, but has transpired into anything he can get his hands on.  We keep a coat rack in his room that has hooded...

Apr
8
2014

A Love Like No Other

This last week was quite exciting for our family for many reasons.  We flew to Minnesota to be part of a beautiful day, my cousin, Andrea married the love of her life.  And, while we...

Apr
16
2014

I'm a Big Kid Now

In this last month, Enzo has been blowing my mind with how much he understands about his surroundings and how much effort he has put into communication.  Yesterday, for instance, he was...

Apr
16
2014

An Angel Lives On

Yesterday, my Aunt Jeanie left our world to be in a better place, celebrating her after-life in heaven with my grandpa and grandma.  She had been battling a life with Alzheimers for the...

Apr
21
2014

Hip Hop Bunny Day

Yesterday, was a beautiful Easter holiday for our family.  It started off far too early in the morning, but I guess that was to be expected.  Eva opened the door from the hallway into...

May
5
2014

Enzo Turns 18 Months!

Yesterday was Enzo's 18 month birthday.  Not very significant as you get older, but when you are 1 1/2, its kind of a big deal.  You kind of graduate into the next world of...

May
12
2014

Mother's Day and Such

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Eva is really into dressing herself these days.  She comes up with some pretty fun outfits (and way too many of them in one day), but she really enjoys...

May
20
2014

Our Hunt For New Members

Today we met Daddy at City Farmers Nursery for a hunt for new family members.  First we spotted rabbits.  Were they going to come home with us?  Nope, keep going, kids......

May
28
2014

Memorial Weekend 2014

This last weekend was busy with all kinds of fun activities.  On Saturday, Eva and I attended a "Purple Party" for Eva's friend, Eleanor's 3rd birthday... After that, we made...

Jun
5
2014

Good Boy Turned Naughty

Before we actually got chickens, Dana built the coop.  He found the perfect spot under the kids' playset.  Naturally, Enzo wanted to help... But once he realized Daddy wasn't...

Jun
16
2014

Father's Day and Sibling Love

Yesterday, we celebrated Father's Day just the way Daddy wanted it; work-free, family-fun, brunch and beer.  It really can't get any better than that, can it?  Before the big day, we...

Jul
1
2014

My Little Fairy Princess

A couple weekends ago, Eva and I got a date together.  We were both very excited to attend the annual San Diego Botanic Garden Fairy Festival .  Eva has had a hand-me-down fairy costume...

Jul
2
2014

Jul
15
2014

Beach Days

Ever since the days became warmer and summer began, I vowed that we would spend at least one day a week at the beach.  And so far, we have been keeping up with the plan!  I am usually...

Jul
21
2014

Fun On Our Farm

This last weekend, we had a fun time spent at the house.  Daddy and Enzo were feeling really manly, so they got the chainsaw out and cut a bunch of wood... Eva dug a big hole for a...

Jul
30
2014

Celebrating Daddy's Birthday!

This last Monday was Dana's birthday.  Before the day came, Eva, Enzo and I decided to take a trip to Dollar Tree to find some festive things to help us celebrate.  Eva knew exactly what...

Aug
12
2014

The Two Mom Team

Over the last week, my cousin Ashley and her kids, Max and Rory, came to visit us.  We have all anticipated this visit for quite some time, so we were all overly excited when the time finally...

Aug
25
2014

Our Mini-Me's

Over the summer, Dana and I have watched our kids mature and bloom into their new older selves.  It has been so fun and at many times funny to watch.  We bond with them in such a new and...

Sep
2
2014

Our August Highlights

I can't believe I had to wake up today to realize that summer is over.  It is refreshing in some reguards, but also sad that it went by so fast.  Looking back in this last month, we had...

Sep
11
2014

Eva is a Preschooler!!

It has been a very long awaited event for Miss Eva, but the day has finally arrived.  She is now a school kid!  (Well, preschool, anyway).  This girl has been asking me to go to...

Sep
28
2014

Stumpfest: Kidless in Portland

Last weekend, Dana and I were granted a 5 day vacation, kid-free, in Portland, Oregon.  We were invited to Dana's good friend, Joe's wedding, which prompted the visit, but we also decided to...

Sep
28
2014

Our 2014 Visit With Granny

For the last two weeks, we have been spending time getting spoiled with love, toys, and attention from Granny.  As soon as Granny's plane landed, we got right down to business: toy shopping....

Oct
5
2014

Mommy Son Date

This last Thursday, Enzo and I dropped Eva off at school, then headed to our own little mommy son date to the pumpkin patch.  Enzo and I are going to start the outdoor class I use to do with...

Oct
8
2014

19 Weeks, Almost Half way!

Drive by... Kisses... I am almost half way through this pregnancy and haven't taken any time to blog about it.  The truth is, I had just been too sick and too tired, on...

Oct
9
2014

Reading and Writing?!?! What's Next?

Enzo and the baby aren't the only ones making big changes lately.  Eva has been doing her fair share of big accomplishments in the past few months.  Even though in preschool they don't...

Oct
17
2014

The Results Are In!

Last week, we  had quite a few people participate in our little survey, guessing whether our third little bundle would be a boy or a girl.   65% of the voters voted girl 35% of the...

Oct
23
2014

Sweet With a Hint of Onion Breath

In this last month, our family has managed to stay pretty busy with all kinds of fun things. I've been feeling great and have my energy back, so we are getting out as much as we can.   A...

Oct
27
2014

Spooktacular October

As soon as October hits, there are so many fun activities and festivities going on to get ready for Halloween.  The kids love getting into the spirit. For one of Eva's friend's birthday...

Nov
5
2014

Enzo Is a Two Year Old!

As of yesterday, our little man is now a 2 year old! He is measuring 36" (92%) And weighing in at about 31 lbs.  (90%) There is no doubt he was ready to become a 2 year old, for...

Nov
17
2014

Life Changes and Saying Good-bye

Three and a half years ago, our family of 3 (Dana, Eva, and I) were given an amazing gift that we will forever cherish.  When Heather and Ryan decided to move their family across the country...

Nov
28
2014

Woof! Woof! It's Birthday Time!

Last weekend was Eva and Enzo's Big Puppy Birthday Party!  We had a big "Dog House" bouncy house delivered first thing in the morning for the kids to enjoy before all their friends arrived,...

Nov
28
2014

Thanksgiving 2014 and Baby Bellies!

This Thanksgiving was quite different than ones we have had in the last few years.  We typically have quite a housefull, which we always love and welcome, but this year was quiet, relaxed and...

Dec
1
2014

Eva is a Four Year Old!

Eva is measuring in at 43", putting her in the 97% for her height. I interviewed Eva with the same questions I asked her last year, this is what she has to say: What is your name?...

Dec
2
2014

Picacho Camping Numeral Uno

 This last weekend we joined Lorie and Steph on a one night trip to Picacho State Park for some good time camping fun.  We have been invited many times in the past, so we were excited...

Dec
7
2014

Museums and Santa

One of the coolest gifts that the kids got for their birthday was $$ to go towards museum passes, which are good for the whole family to get into all the museums at Balboa Park  for a year...

Dec
7
2014

Six Months Pregnant and Poppin'

As of about a week ago, I am officially six months pregnant, which also means I am in my 3rd trimester.  Being that this is baby #3, I feel like I could totally use 6 more months to...

Dec
15
2014

Minty Green Play Dough

For the past few weeks, Eva and her friend Jacob have been in a multi-sport class.  It introduces the kids to a different sport each week.  Eva has been asking alot about sports lately,...

Dec
22
2014

Playtime!

This last week has been filled with lots of fun for our family.  On Wednesday, I took the kids to Seaworld to visit Snow World one more time before all the school kids were out for break and...

Dec
22
2014

Thirty Weeks with Baby Three!

I am now 30 weeks pregnant, which means only 10 more weeks to go!  That is 75% of my way through this pregnancy until I am holding a little bundle in my arms.  They sure are right...

Jan
3
2015

Christmas 2014

I was really excited for Christmas this year because Eva is at the age where everything makes sense and the idea of Santa is very exciting. She has been planning and plotting all month for the...

Jan
3
2015

Ringing in the New Year 2015!

Once Christmas came to an end, the festivities didn't die down for us.  There have been many exciting days to follow. The day after Christmas, Dana and I took the kids to the annual Big...

Jan
18
2015

Starting The New Year Off With a Bang

As I wrote about in my previous post, we had visitors staying at our house.  Not only did they break the record for the  most visitors at one time; 4, but they also broke the record for...

Jan
19
2015

We Want To Be Like Them

Rowan and Kierce were here for the visit, accompanying Grandma and Grandpa.  Eva and Enzo were in absolute heaven.  To have a sleepover with their big cousins for so many days was an...

Jan
19
2015

Six Weeks To Go

This picture was actually taken a couple weeks ago and I already feel WAY bigger than this, will try to get an updated picture soon.  Anyway, I only have six weeks to go!  The end...

Jan
26
2015

Monsterville

Enzo had a first this last week, but this one wasn't anything to celebrate.  He got his first goose-egg, right between his eyes... As Eva and Enzo were playing SOOOO nicely together,...

Feb
2
2015

Eva

A couple weeks ago, Heather texted me an excerpt from a book that Merrick and her were reading.  She told me it reminded her of Eva, when I read it I seriously thought the author was writing...

Feb
2
2015

Sprinkle, Sprinkle

My dates with the kiddos have been so much fun.  I never thought we would get so much entertainment out of all of Balboa Park's finest museums, but we seem to discover something new every...

Feb
17
2015

Party Time!!!

There has been alot of celebrating in the last couple weeks!  A couple weeks ago, Eva's preschool was having a Pajamas and Pancakes Dance Party at the school for the kids and their families....

Feb
18
2015

Two Weeks Away!!

I am less than 2 weeks away to holding this little baby boy in my arms, no longer in my belly! My body and I have really been feeling the pain of this last month.  I am so incredibly...

Mar
5
2015

Zander Patrick Has Arrived!

Our newest little boy, Zander Patrick, entered this world on February 28th at 7:41pm.  He weighed 8 lbs 6oz and measured 21.25", making him our biggest baby! I went into labor at...

Mar
9
2015

Zander's First Week Home

We are quickly getting use to having a new family member in our house.  It has been a big change for each of us, but I think we all agree that we are fully embracing the change and loving...

Mar
28
2015

Big Boy Enzo

On the day that I came home from the hospital with Zander, I immediately realized just how big Enzo was.  He had been my baby for so long, but now I saw him as the big boy that he is....

Mar
28
2015

Zander Turns One Month

Measures: 22 1/2" (90%) Weighs: 9 lbs 9oz (46%) Loves:  Being swaddled, the swing, and being held in somebody's arms Hates: Laying on his back, being without swaddle Our...

Apr
7
2015

The Easter Bunny Strikes Again!

This last Easter weekend flew by like the fastest tornado, barely giving me enough time to come up for air, but I survived and the kids smiled during every moment, so it was worth every last drop...

Apr
27
2015

Zander Turns Two Months

Height: 23.5" (76%) Weight: 11 lbs. 2 oz. (27%) Zander is 2 months old and hitting milestones right on point.  The day of his 2 month birthday he started tracking our voices with...

May
28
2015

Zander Turns Three Months

Weight: ~14lbs Height: 24.5" (68%) Oh boy, our little Zander is getting older way too quickly.  But, to be honest, I'm ok with it right now.  I feel like the delicate, newborn...

Jun
9
2015

School's Out For Summer!

Eva's first year of preschool came to an end last week.  It was sad to say good-bye to yet one more year, especially with all the friends Eva made, the bonds that were shared, and the...

Jun
23
2015

Zander Turns Four Months

Weight: 13 lbs. 12 oz (21%) Height: 26.25" (93%) Zander is just about four months old!  With his older age, he is smiling so much more, giggling alot, and doesn't stop babbling!...

Jul
9
2015

Our 2015 Family Michigan Trip

A couple weeks ago, our family took a much needed trip to Michigan to be with our family.  It had been almost 4 years since our last visit, so there were some family members who hadn't met...

Jul
28
2015

Zander Turns Five Months

Weight: ~15lbs Height: 26.25" This last month has been so fun, for Zander is growing much stronger, which allows the kids to have more freedom when they are playing with their baby...

Aug
29
2015

Zander is Half a Year Old!

The little guy seen above is 6 months old!  His 6 month birthday came on Friday and when the day come, this mommy's heart got quite heavy.  I know they grow fast, and I've done it...

Aug
31
2015

Our 2015 Summer in a Nutshell

This summer is coming to an end and I don't think I've blogged about any of it.  Juggling three kids and keeping them entertained all summer has been quite challenging and down-right...

Sep
22
2015

First Days of School

Two weeks ago, Enzo and I (and Zander) started our first day of "Mommy and Me" class.  I have had a favorite teacher, Teacher Michelle, since I first started these classes when Eva was 1....

Sep
29
2015

Zander Turns Seven Months

Height: 28.75" Weight: 19.25 lbs Teeth: 0  Was that really a whole other month that just went by?  It was!  And now Zander is 7 months old.  He is one of the...

Oct
25
2015

Zander Turns Eight Months Old

 Height: 28.75" Weight: ~20.5 lbs Teeth: 0 This month has had many firsts, all beginning with the "inchworm".  At the beginning of the month, Zander figured out how to get...

Nov
5
2015

Enzo Turns Three Years Old!

Height: 39.5" Enzo turned 3 years old and this is what he had to say: What is your name?  Enzo How Old are you?  Free What is your favorite thing to do?  I like...

Nov
17
2015

Disney Birthdays

In lieu of a birthday party for Eva and Enzo this year, we opted for a family vacation to Disneyland.  Being that Granny was visiting for the first half of November, we thought it would work...

Nov
25
2015

Eva is a Five Year Old!

Height: 46.5" Eva has been waiting for this day ever since she realized she was 4 and a half.  Its been a big deal, so of course she woke up super duper early out of excitement,...

Dec
2
2015

Zander Turns Nine Months Old!

Height: 30.5" (99%) Weight: 21 lbs. 7oz (80%) Teeth: 3 Just days after his 8 month birthday, Zander got his first tooth.  Surprisingly, that was one of the toughtest "mommy"...

Jan
1
2016

Zander Turns Ten Months Old

Height: 31" Teeth: 4 Zander is ten months old and boy what a month it has been.  With him being mobile, wanting to walk, and teething, this last month has been a challenge....

Jan
31
2016

Zander Turns Eleven Months!

Height: 29.75" Weight: ~24 lbs Teeth: 6 Ever since he took his first step he has been practicing more and more each day.  He is now up to eleven steps!  I love watching...

Mar
5
2016

Zander is One Year Old!

Height: 32.5" (100%) Weight: 24 lbs 9.3oz (92%) Teeth: 6 Last week, Zander turned one year old!  He made sure to bring in his first year with a bang.  About a week before...

Apr
14
2016

Tidbits From The Kids

I'm obviously falling behind on what use to be a weekly blogging update, but life is just getting really busy over here.  With Zander moving around and Eva and Enzo in activities, we are...

May
6
2016

Half Years Count

When you are a kid, half years REALLY matter.  Or they do for my kids, anyway.  At least once a week they will ask me when they are a half year older.  Well, this last week was...

Jun
8
2016

Eva Las Vegas!

Just 3 weeks after we celebrated Enzo's half birthday, Eva was up to celebrate hers.  I'm pretty sure she took her milestone much more seriously because she kept reminding me of things that 5...

Jul
12
2016

Summer Bang

Ever since Eva finished up school, we have been having a ton of fun and staying very busy!  Since we knew we'd be spending a lot of time in water and the kids love swimming, we started the...

Sep
2
2016

Zander Turns 18 Months Old!

Height: 34 1/2" (100%+) Teeth: 16 What can I say?  Zander is a Monster.  Not only does he repeatedly "Roar" at you like a monster, but he is also as big as a REAL baby...

Sep
3
2016

Kindergarten, Here She Comes!

Ever since Eva could talk, she couldn't wait to be a kindergartener.  I mean, it has been a constant topic of conversation for years, seriously.  And just weeks before the day finally...

Sep
13
2016

Enzo is a Preschooler

After Eva started school, Enzo had to wait a couple more weeks before it was his turn.  So, we took advantage of his extended summer and squeezed some fun events before his big day.  We...

Sep
28
2016

September Fun

We are starting to get use to our new routine now that school is in session.  During the week, the kids are having fun in school and on the weekends Eva and Enzo have a soccer game....

Nov
6
2016

Enzo Turns Four Years Old

Enzo Turned Four last Friday! He measures 43" and this is what he had to say: What is your name?  Enzo How Old are you?  Four What is your favorite thing to do?  Do...

Nov
25
2016

Eva is a Six Year Old!

Eva turned six and this is what she had to say:  What is your name?  Eva How Old are you?  Six What is your favorite thing to do?  Color What do you want to be...

Jan
8
2017

Christmas 2016

  This last Christmas had been so much fun because the bigger kids were anticipating all of the traditions, while Zander was fully grasping them for the first time.  It didn't take...

Feb
2
2017

January Jam

This last month has been very rainy and cold, but that didn't stop us from having fun.  Trying to keep up with the cold-weather activities that our family in the midwest does, Enzo decided to...

Mar
7
2017

Zander is a Two Year Old!

With a Whopping Height of 37" (100%+), Zander is taking in the two's fully charged! This kid keeps us all on our toes 24/7 with his larger than life personality, quick-witted humor, and...

Apr
5
2017

Winter Trippin' 2017

Well, I'm not sure how it happened, but our family got LOTS of vacationing under our belts in the last couple months.  Each trip was a completely different experience from the last and were...

May
31
2017

Spring Adventures

Since the last post, we've still been keeping up with our busy lives and fun adventures.  About a month ago, my cousin Jennifer brought a friend to come and visit us in San Diego for a short...

Sep
2
2017

Summer Summer Summer Time 2017

This last summer went by so fast!  We were jam packed full of adventures, travels, celebrations, and visitors.  Our first trip was a big one, heading to Wisconsin to see my family for...

Sep
3
2017

Eva's a First Grader!

Last year was Eva's first year as a school kid.  It was no surprise that she loved going to school every day and I picked her up at the end of every day seeing a big smile on her face....

Sep
14
2017

Enzo's Last Year of Preschool

Being that both Enzo's teachers from last year and myself recommended that Enzo be in the 'Bees' class this year, we had a pretty strong feeling that is where he would end up.  The Bees class...

Oct
5
2017

Fall Sports, Activities, and Fun

Now that school is in full swing, the kids are also dabbling in other activities to keep them active and having fun.  They have so many interests and there are so many opportunites for them...

Nov
1
2017

Tricks and Treats

Wow, this Halloween season was full of activities.  We have been celebrating all month long!   A few weeks ago, Dana and I were invited to an adult Halloween costume party with a...

Nov
6
2017

Enzo is a Five Year Old!

Enzo is five!  This is what he says: What is your name?  Enzo How Old are you?  Five What is your favorite thing to do?  Open my birthday presents and play with...

Nov
30
2017

Eva is Seven!

Eva is seven years old and this is what she says: What is your name?  Eva How Old are you?  7 What is your favorite thing to do?  Jump rope What do you want to be when...

Mar
6
2018

Zander is a Three Year Old!

Height: 41" This is what Zander has to say: What is your name?  Zander How Old are you?  FRee What is your favorite thing to do?  Go to Teacher Michelle's What...

Apr
3
2018

Spring Break 2018

This year we kept really busy during the kids' spring break.  As soon as Eva was out of school, we picked her up with trailer in tow, ready for a weekend camping adventure.  We didn't go...

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    Apr
    03
    2018

    Spring Break 2018

    This year we kept really busy during the kids' spring break.  As soon as Eva was out of school, we picked her up with trailer in tow, ready f...
    Mar
    06
    2018

    Zander is a Three Year Old!

    Height: 41" This is what Zander has to say: What is your name?  Zander How Old are you?  FRee What is your favorite thi...
    Nov
    30
    2017

    Eva is Seven!

    Eva is seven years old and this is what she says: What is your name?  Eva How Old are you?  7 What is your favorite thing to do...
    Nov
    06
    2017

    Enzo is a Five Year Old!

    Enzo is five!  This is what he says: What is your name?  Enzo How Old are you?  Five What is your favorite thing to d...
    Nov
    01
    2017

    Tricks and Treats

    Wow, this Halloween season was full of activities.  We have been celebrating all month long!   A few weeks ago, Dana and I were ...
    Oct
    05
    2017

    Fall Sports, Activities, an...

    Now that school is in full swing, the kids are also dabbling in other activities to keep them active and having fun.  They have so many inter...
    Sep
    14
    2017

    Enzo's Last Year of Preschool

    Being that both Enzo's teachers from last year and myself recommended that Enzo be in the 'Bees' class this year, we had a pretty strong feeling t...
    Sep
    03
    2017

    Eva's a First Grader!

    Last year was Eva's first year as a school kid.  It was no surprise that she loved going to school every day and I picked her up at the end o...