Jul 12, 2015

River 2015



May 10, 2015

Mothers Day 2015

Spent the day in Santa Monica and then touted around other parts of LA, including Beverly Hills and Hollywood. It was pretty chill as we didn't have to fight long lines to get some lunch


Apr 5, 2015

Spring Break 2015

This year we celebrated Easter and Spring Break by taking a "staycation". Disneyland, Angels game and good ole' Huntington Beach rounded out the weekend.


Apr 4, 2015

Taylah turns 20

Taylah had a huge turn out for her 20th birthday. We celebrated at Morenos in Orange with some great Mexican food and Mariachi music.


Dec 11, 2014


I never thought at age 40, I would geek out on Marvel comics or the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). The Marvel films that began with 'IronMan" back in 2008, set the tone for how comic book based movies should be made. Base the story somewhat in reality, and explain away supernatural-like events in science. Thor was a great example of how that was pulled off. I was skeptical about Marvel being purchased by Disney, but it seems like they have left the talented people in charge and hopefully will continue to put out smart, well-balanced and entertaining movies. I can't wait to see the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. It looks like it could be the best movie yet, with Joss Whedon directing. I'm trying to not get overly hyped about it, but my son is just as enthusiastic and won't allow me to keep my cool. #GeeksForever


Nov 30, 2014

Star Wars VII

The teaser trailer came out this Thanksgiving weekend and there was a collective gasp among the nerd-verse. You can see the trailer here and hopefully it evokes the same spine-tingling, nostalgia-filled giddiness that I felt upon my first viewing. Oh yeah, the MF'in MF is back!


Nov 16, 2014

Missy's 1st ballet Recital

Few things are as adorable as "The itty bitty" ballerinas. After her second class, Daniella was comfortable going at it alone, as Mom and Dad watch with great admiration through the classroom window. After about 8 classes, the girls were participating in Anaheim YMCAs first ever performing arts show. The kids did not disappoint and fun was had by all.

Missy is in the Red Minnie Dress


Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014

This years costumes...


Wonder Woman and Elsa trick or treat

Aladdin and Jasmine

Sith Lord


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. Thanks to all who attended.


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.


Aug 9, 2014


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


Jan 20, 2014


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.


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...


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.


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.