Sep 27, 2014

Missy turns 3!

We had Daniella's birthday party at the Santa Ana Zoo and it was a success. Can't believe we didn't do this for our other kids, but I highly recommend it. T thanks to all who attended.


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Sep 12, 2014

My boy

Yes, I do have a son. If you were to peruse this blog, you may not have noticed, as a good number of my posts are daughter-centric. That is mainly because he avoids picture opportunities. He is always with us and is a huge part of our family. I see him as the heart of it. He loves his sister's and expects the best from everyone.


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Aug 9, 2014

#OCfair

Saw 311, which is always awesome. Tisha treated us to some classic fair fare. The pig races were entertaining. See you next year!


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Jan 20, 2014

Disneyland

Our second time with Missy was an epic fail in regards to her interacting with the Characters. She was slightly panicked every time we approached Mickey, Minnie or any other one of her favorite people. I like to think she is star struck and maybe she needs time to warm up to them. Regardless, we had a good time and it was fun to be out with the family on MLK day.


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Jan 1, 2014

Goodbye Squirt


Yesterday we lost one of our precious family pets. Out tortoise "Squirt" passed away on 1/1/14 at the tender age of 9 years old. I don't know how this happened but I know that I'm feeling a tremendous amount of sadness and guilt. She may have been stricken with cancer or a parasite of some kind, but whatever it was, it took her very fast. I was going to take her to the vet the very next day, but I was too late...


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Dec 28, 2013

My 40th Birthday

Initially, I was planning on throwing a extravagant party for my birthday, but being the low-key dude that I am, I opted for a more intimate, enjoyable experience. We rented a 12 passenger van and headed to San Diego for a craft beer tour. I REALLY love the San Diego craft beer scene, and I wanted my closest friends and family to share in my excitement over some really tasty beer. We visited Green Flash Brewery, and then headed to Ballast Point, before closing out with dinner and drinks at Stone World Bistro and Gardens. The Picture below summarizes the day trip and I was satisfied with how the whole thing turned out.


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Dec 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

This year, Missy was able her presents on her own. Once she got started, she never wanted to stop. The kids received some great gifts from Santa this year and here is the breakdown:
Tay: iPhone 5S, heating blanket, curling iron, clothes, gift cards and a laser printer
Ethan: New mattress, desk, gaming monitor, clothes and gift cards
Missy: Toys, clothes and more toys :)
We attempted a family portrait but Missy was not in the mood. We will see how they turned out very soon. Hopefully there is one that we can use, but more than likely, we are going to try again.
 


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Sep 18, 2013

Daniella 2nd Birthday

We celebrated Missy's 2nd Birthday at Goofy's Kitchen.


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Aug 26, 2013

Ethan hits Jr. High!?

In another family milestone, Ethan, aka "Buddy" moves up to middle school and is now a member of the 7th grade. "Make it, or break it", as Mom would say. Our goal is to help him improve in all aspects of school and prep him for the big show. I'm going to enjoy watching him play football and basketball this year and I'm especially going to enjoy watching him become a fine young man.


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Aug 23, 2013

She's flown the coop...

Well, it finally happened. Taylah moved into her dorm and began a important chapter in her life. I had been keeping my cool all this time, while Mom was struggling with the finality of it all. She would randomly break out into tears and I would tease her and comfort her. Now the tables have turned. I now find myself lost in thought as to where 18 years had gone. Now my eyes swell with tears. My baby is now officially an adult and from this point forward, she will grow more and more distant and begin her own life with us as mere specatators and cheerleaders.
Good Luck my Princess, Mommy and Daddy will always be here for you!


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Jul 19, 2013

Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead Season 4



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Jun 12, 2013

Graduation Day Class of 2013

My first born is graduating High School today. Taylah has made us very proud of all her accomplishments and we feel that this is just the beginning of a very successful and promising future.
In high school, she was a scholar athlete and rediscovered her knack for giving back. All of the volunteering and involvement in organizations has prepared her for future leadership roles and given her a sense of who she really is and what she really loves to do.
Taylah, continue to be a role model to all of those around you and good luck in College.
WE LOVE YOU!!


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Apr 27, 2013

Happy Birthday TayTay!

My first-born, original princess is officially an adult, though she will always be my baby.


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Apr 21, 2013

Tay is college bound

Yay!! So proud of Taylah and all of the college acceptance letters she has been receiving. After touring a few of the campuses, she has committed to San Diego State University. Go Aztecs!


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Apr 9, 2013

Angels Opening Day 2013

The Angels go bananas over the winter and follow up the Pujols signing by acquiring Josh 'Freakin' Hamilton. This lineup is ridiculous and my wish is that they can at least win the division this year.
Go Halos!


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