Red, Black and Grey…

Posted in: Us- Dec 31, 2011 2 Comments

Since everyone was in town, we decided to find a good spot, and take some family pics.  We thought ahead of time to go with black, white, grey, with a pop of red.  Everyone did very nicely with their outfits.  We were looking for a nice urban spot, and Betty had the perfect spot in […]

Vibrant Valley History Lesson

Posted in: Us- Dec 30, 2011 1 Comment

We took a big family outing to the Springs Preserve – a place to explore the valley’s vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking, trails, and live animal shows. It was a beautiful day and we were excited to learn more about Las Vegas and it’s history. Burke was pretty ecstatic […]

Christmas Craftiness

Posted in: Us- Dec 29, 2011 1 Comment

Since all the girls were in town, we planned a little crafty afternoon. I had an activity with all the right tools and parts ready, but – oops! – that box didn’t seem to make it in the van for the trip. No worries, JoAnn to the rescue. Brit helped me pick out the colors, […]

The Eve and Day of Christmas 2011

Posted in: Us- Dec 25, 2011 3 Comments

We spent Christmas this year in Vegas with Brett’s family. Everyone from the extended Vegas clan was planning to be in town so it was a bonus of a family visit. On Christmas Eve, we attended service at church. The Quizzer Kids performed a lovely sign language rendition of Silent Night.  We lit candles and […]

TX Christmas via Skype

Posted in: Us- Dec 22, 2011 2 Comments

Since we were aren’t going to be with my parents this year for Christmas, we had a little early Christmas with them tonight via Skype. My mom had shipped a few boxes earlier this month, and while Burke had already opened and received his most awesome present – his new rug – there were a […]

DIY Christmas

Posted in: Us- Dec 22, 2011 4 Comments

This post has been backdated, so I didn’t spoil any surprises by blogging….but this year it was the year of DIY Christmas. I thought really hard about what I wanted to make for the people in our life this year for Christmas, and after going round and round in my head MANY times, I settled […]

Fa La La La, La La La La

Posted in: Us- Dec 20, 2011 1 Comment

One of the moms from our group, Kate, setup a great afternoon activity for us. We went to visit the residents of Santa Barbara Convalescent Home today and sang Christmas Carols.  Erika had an extra Santa hat, and surprisingly, Burke kept it on! We walked the halls, sang carols (with all the right words thanks […]

iPhone Dump with Words

Posted in: Burke, Family, Us- Dec 19, 2011 1 Comment

You may have noticed (which I KNOW some of you have as I’ve caught some slack for it), that I haven’t been posting as frequently as normal. Well, a few weeks ago I started to feel super overwhelmed with the smallest things in life. Grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, volunteering, feeding Burke, blogging, etc, etc….I was […]

Mine and His

Posted in: Annemarie, Burke- Dec 09, 2011 3 Comments

My Mom made this rug for me when I was born. Her Mother helped finish it up with her before I left California (to go home to Iran where my parents were living at the time) at 6 weeks old. This is the only picture of me taken on my rug when I was a […]

A few days in December…

Posted in: Us- Dec 09, 2011 2 Comments

Whew, what a week! We were pretty busy the first few days, but got a chance to relax and rest up towards the end. Here’s a photo recap! Monday We hung out for a bit with Mae and Madilynn. The babies loved being around each other! Burke has started to be able to pull up […]