Wednesday, August 29, 2012

James plays soccer

This year we decided not to put Haylie back in soccer and to give James a try at playing instead. Haylie wasn't too concerned about it and actually enjoys the freedom to run around and play while James is practicing. The best part is - James' team has the most handsome coach!!! We love seeing Daddy help lead the boys and teach them soccer skills. He is great with the kids and has such patience as the crazy boys run all over and climb on him.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

So many books

so little time!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Friends since birth!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Date Night

Micah planned a surprise date night for Toby Keith's new restaurant which was fun in itself. But I was so excited when I found out Phil Vassar was going to be there. We love his songs and have seen him perform several times before. He really does a great job and has so much energy and enthusiasm throughout the show. This was definitely the coolest since it was just a small area and we were basically standing right in front of the stage the whole time. Loved seeing him stand on the piano and belt out the songs!! Best date night and such a good surprise!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


We had the privilege of watching Grandma over the course of her time as a State Senator and we were so proud to be there for a special time on the Senate floor where they honored her as she concludes her time being a legislator.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Twins are here

We have been anxious to have the Twins come play somewhere near us where could all go and see the cousin Casey pitch. We were counting down to Oakland and it finally came. We, along with a bunch of the Runner family headed out for two days of games to cheer on Casey. Go Fien!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Walking for Justice

Out bright and early this morning walking for justice - Vote yes on Prop 35 to help put an end to human trafficking.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Back to school

It is bittersweet! I miss the kids so much when they are in school but I am happy they are moving up and learning so much. It is fun to watch them grow and so the next school year begins. James will be in Jr. Kindergarten with Mrs. Cann and Haylie will be in 2nd grade with Ms. Leeson...

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Summertime is the time for fun and we achieved that in this trip. I took the kids and their BFF's to Funderland for the day and they could not have possible had more fun. I loved watching them all be silly and run to the different rides and enjoy their childhood! What a fantastic day!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cool cousins

We always love when our cousins come for a visit. This time we got a chance to swim with them and keep cool in the blazing heat. We checked out the Orangevale pool for the first time and we really liked it. The bigger kids went down the curvy slide there over and over again!! Of course, anywhere would have been fun if our cousins were there!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hold on tight!

We LOVE our weekends at the cabin and this trip we had the opportunity to hike to the top of Lover's Leap. This might be our new favorite hike. What an amazing feeling to stand at the top of that mountain with 360 degree views of Tahoe. I was just a little nervous we might fall to our deaths but seriously - it was really incredible!! I know we will be back!

Our friends also joined us for a day of hanging out on the lake: