Friday, January 14, 2011

Frannie and Auntie Jenny

I love this picture of the two of them!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Just following orders

Jason took the kids to a bike race today and sent me this picture via the camera phone and wrote "Post this to the blog".  When he got home he said that he just pointed the camera and told the kids he was going to take a picture and they immediately got all silly and cracked him up. So here it is. I'm following my orders!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 New Year's Resolutions

1. I need to get an emergency kit together for the house. I need to get a week's worth of food and water and some basic medical supplies and figure out where to store this stuff.

2. I want to improve my Spanish. Particularly my conversational Spanish. I really need someone to talk to me like a toddler and I know I would learn really quickly. Since I don't have that, I need to be braver and maybe order food at restaurants and look for more opportunities to speak when I can. I learn well with music so I'd like to buy more music cd's. There is a book called 501 Spanish Verbs that would probably be good for me to have as well. I really wish someone would make a book called "Spanish Commands for Mothers". Brush your teeth! Get dressed! Get in the car! Put your shoes on! Stop it! etc..etc.. :)

3. My dad gave me a Food and Wine cookbook that has some delicious-sounding recipes. I won't go so far as to have a goal to make everything in the book a'la Julie & Julia, but I do want to try some new things and expand my cooking skills a bit.

4. I have several picture frames in the house, propped up and everything, with NO pictures inside. I keep meaning to print up pictures for the frames and just haven't. So for over a year at least I've been staring at cute frames with no cute family members inside. Isn't that dumb? So I am making a New Year's resolution to change that and fill the darn picture frames with pictures.

Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 A Year in Pictures

In January- I turned 31. Frannie started ballet.

In February- Frannie turned 5.

I spent my time nursing a chubby baby and quelling tantrums.

In March- I let Frannie quit ballet. We spent Tuesdays at the park.

In April- Jason turned 34. He ran his first Mud Run.

We became more of a bicycle family than a dancing family.

In May- Natalie turned 1! I signed Frannie up for gymnastics. We finally went camping!

In June- Adam turned 3. He took his first train ride to a baseball game with Daddy, Grandpa Tom, Uncle Ryan and Grandpa Marr. He still talks about it!

In July- It was hot.

Natalie learned that possession is nine-tenths of the law. 

In August- More running. 

More biking

No more training wheels! Jason taught him super-fast. 

More swimming

And just hangin' out

In September-Frannie started kindergarten.

I hosted my 15th Bradley Reunion

Jason fixed up this bike

And then took pictures of it around town

He's so silly! Gotta love him!

In October- We had the Marr-Camarillo wedding

Kevin, Stef's Dad, Frances, Bryan, Stefanie, Alex

Adam loves trains! "Choo! Choo!"

In November- More time at the park

Time with Reemie.

Selling lemonade

I had fun with hairstyles

Natalie turned 18 months. I started noticing her super-messy destructive side. I'll say that now I notice it every day. She's my most "into everything" kid yet! If there's a bowl, she'll upend it. If there's crayons she'll dump them or eat them and spit out the bits. When I go into the kitchen there is pantry food like cake mix boxes all out on my floor. She trails my yarn through the house. Squishes toothpaste tubes. Draws on herself. Climbs onto the table. Empties the bathroom drawer. And then CRIES and kicks when you remove her. Yep. It's going to be a long year ahead!

 Time with family

Ryan, Doreen, Jenny, Jason


Jason also did his first mountain bike race since high school but I can't find a picture of it.

In December- I went Black Friday shopping for the first time (well technically end of November.) Just wanted to do it because it seemed sorta fun. And it was! Although I'm undecided if I'll do it again.

And then of course it was time for Christmas morning!

And resting over winter break

CHEERS 2010!