Tuesday, April 23, 2013

hello and goodbye to san diego

remember how we used to live in san diego? we went back for a visit. it was painfully beautiful... i don't want to talk about is.  i didn't want to leave... i don't want to talk about it.

i will show you a few pictures:

our hotel was right on the beach.

We went to disneyland, where penelope learned how to ride rollercoasters (refer to picture above).

we got to spend time with cousins.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Penelope's Pizza Birthday party

For Penelope's 5th Birthday party we had a pizza party. we had the kids build their own pizzas and then we ate the pizzas. there were some games and presents and cupcakes. it was really fun. having 10 kids between 3 and 5 years old was...intense. we survived.
i made a few decorations with cardstock and my trusty Bernina.

I made an apron for each of the kids to use and take home. 
Birthday girl.
Here's the pizza dough and sauce. before the party i divided the dough into 4oz balls and let them raise. i stretched each dough out for the kids and bryan put the sauce on. we let the kids to their own topping. if i were to do this again i would have made a couple of plain cheese pizzas for the kids who got a little excited about the topping forgetting that they would be the ones to eat the pizza...

Bryan did the games. He is amazing.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Happy Easter!

I know Easter was on Sunday, but I'm just incredibly slow at getting anything done these days. We had a really great Easter weekend. on Friday we had Penelope's Birthday party (i will blog about that crazy day later). On Saturday we went to 2 Easter egg hunts. Also, I bought myself cacti. i can't seem to keep anything living in this house, excepting the human occupants and some creepy crawly things. i thought i might try out a cactus, so i bought 4. i will post pictures and we can start bets on which will be the first to... bite the dust. Back to point, on Sunday we went to Church. It was a beautiful day and we had dinner on our deck with the Taylors. it was really such a nice day. i am so grateful for the fun times we had, but i am mostly grateful for my knowledge that Christ truly was resurrected. He lives.

Here are a few pictures from our Easter festivities: