Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30th

I can't believe it is the last day of November. It is truly hard to believe. I already have Christmas decorations up, which is really early for  me. But I am looking forward to Christmas this year, probably because it will really be Kade's first one, where he might pay some attention to presents....But I am getting ahead of myself. I am still in November. Before I finish my last post, I have to say, it has been enjoyable to post a "thankful' post each day. I am always thankful for many things, but it is therapeutic to write it down sometimes, even if they are small things. Which leads me to today. I am thankful today for Ibuprofen. I know right?! But what I thought was Kade teething, was actually a real temperature. It got to 102.4 today, which I wasn't loving.  Kade was not himself and just not feeling well. But that ibprofen helped bring the fever down once today, so I hope that over night that fever will disappear. So for now, thank you to that dear drug for alleviating my son's pain and making him more comfortable. And here we come December! Bring on the Holiday madness.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 29th

I am thankful for my dear friends. I got to take a hike with one of them today. It was just a lovely hike and I feel so blessed to have those dear friends. Life is just that sweeter with them all!

Monday, November 28, 2011

November 27th and 28th

I am combining days once again. I am thankful for our cozy home that is slowly starting to look like another christmas Holiday is upon us. I have been enjoying doing a few crafts here and there. One of these posts I will actually be organized and post a few things I attempted to make. Looking forward to the Holiday Season!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

November 26th

I am thankful that today I got to see a gorgeous sunset while walking along the Bluff Trail at MDO with my two favorite loves. I forgot my camera, but that sunset is tucked back in my memory. Thankful for those beautiful moments in life.

Friday, November 25, 2011

November 25th

Today I am thankful that my little sweet family got to spend the whole afternoon together at Hearst Beach. I think Hearst Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches that is close to our home. It was sooooo darn beautiful there today! Thankful to be able to visit such a place.
Pictures were taken on my phone, yet again...This is a little Beach Cove we hiked into. Nobody was there, so Kade and Odus had a blast running up an down the beach.

Hearst Beach from the cliffs.

Post hike, Kade and Odus are checking out birds!

I realize these pictures are a bit out of order. My loves hiking in the beautiful sun.  I am amazed as to how much I love them both!

November 24th-Thanksgiving

I am thankful that we had a wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving, great food and good company. And so thankful that Paul's cousin was able to get off work in time to eat with us. And also, that Kade got to play with his cousin Stella. She is one strong 8 month old little girl!
These were taken on my phone. Too funny. Stella taking Kade out! 

He wasn't too sure what to think about it....

Adorable Stella.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November 22nd and 23rd

Two things for this post, since I totally forgot about yesterday. I am thankful that Paul will be home 4 days this week! Sweet beans to a long weekend with Family. And for the 23rd, I am thankful that my parents are able to celebrate their 38th Wedding Anniversary today. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. Love you both. I am so lucky and blessed to have such wonderful parents.

Monday, November 21, 2011

November 21st

Today I am thankful for my Father-in-law. How lucky Kade is to have a special Grandparent in town, who he gets to see often. Bob is one of the most genuinely kind person I have met. I feel blessed to have him a part of our lives.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 20th

Awww....the rain. I am thankful for the rain today. It was nice to hear it on my roof this morning when I woke up. I felt thankful to be cozy in my bed, the heat roaring and the rain pounding down. And later, how fun it was to watch Kade play in the puddles. Such joy. I am thankful for this day.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

November 18th and 19th

I missed yesterday, so I am once again combining days. I am first off thankful for my mom's cousin Jackie, who we call Aunt Jackie. She has been so wonderful to have around. She babysat Kade today so Paul and I could celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. So lucky are we to have her in Los Osos. Thank you Jackie (if you read this) for everything! We deeply appreciate your love for Kade and your willingness to watch him so often. We love being able to get away and spend time together. Which brings me to the second thing for this post. Yep, it would be my sweetness of a husband. I am thankful for him and our love and that we get to spend time together. Today was wonderful and here's to many, many more years of celebrating our love.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17th

I want to say a big "I am thankful for" for all of my siblings. All together there are five of us. 4 sisters and one brave brother. I would have never learned how to curl my hair the way I did without my sisters, I don't  know how I would have ever learned how to put on makeup....I still don't really know how, who would have picked me up from those High School parites...and well who would have drove me to them?  And without my brother, who would have done all his chores for him? Being the baby of 5 I somehow said "yes" to a lot of things that I probably didn't need to be doing. But I wouldn't change one thing about any of my siblings. I am thankful for all of them and each special part that they play in my life. I love you all!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16th

Today I am thankful for my sister Anna. Of all 4 of us sisters, Anna and I are closest in age, which means we grew up fighting and arguing about clothes and all sorts of things. But as we have gotten older, we have become best friends. There is nothing in the world my sister Anna doesn't know about me. I am thankful for our relationship and cherish her deeply. With all the emotions we go through together, it is laughing that we do best together...or is she always laughing at me...ha ha! Love you Anna!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15th

I am going to have to go with the weather today. I mean seriously...where we live has the most beautiful weather this time of year. I am thankful for the opportunity to live here on the central coast and get to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Montana De Oro, here I come...well..after Kade's nap, of course.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Family time in Santa Barbara

Sushi Dinner for Josh's Birthday( Cousin Finnie's husband..way down at the end.)

Kade attempting to use chopstick....he needs some practice. And this is about when we took it away from him.  It was too close to poking out his eye and nose!

Going to the park. 

Chase Palm Park had the greatest slide. Kade was loving it!!!

Pure Joy.

Telling Aunt Anna something really important.

Henry, Maddy and Kade. ( his second cousins) I decided to nickname Maddy Little Mama. She was loving Kade, as was Henry.

Trading spots in the stroller.

Maddy and Kade checking out something at the Zoo.

Checking out snakes or something...

Little Mama and Kade watching the Penguins.

Grandma and Kade

Maddy feeding the Giraffe.

Riding the train at the Zoo with Jenny. Long story about the pig....she went everywhere and we took pictures of her. Everywhere we went. No joke. My sister has all the pictures..this is one of probably 50. Jenny is now our "Gnome". 


Hanging out at the Fess Parker....with Jenny.

Three generations. My brother J.D, Kade, my brother's son Trevor and our Dad.
* There were so many pictures from this trip. We had so much fun. I truly feel blessed to have a fun and loving and crazy family!! 

November 14th

I love my parents and feel very blessed and thankful to have them in my life and in Kades. Although they live up in Washington, I am thankful that we all find ways to spend time together so Kade can get to know his grandparents. I love you Mom and Dad, and I just wouldn't me without all your support and love.  You guys are the bestest!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

November 13th

(This was probably around 4 plus months) 
You betcha bottom dolla that I am gonna bring up Kade more than once this month. I mean truly, I should call this blog, "All about Kade." That said, I wonder if I will ever forget this day. Two years ago on November the 13th, I found out I was pregnant with little Kade. And yes it was Friday the 13th....But it was the best day and the most wonderful surprise we could have ever wished for. So on this day, with all my heart, I am thankful for being blessed with the ability to have little Kade.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 9th, 10th and 11th

So the fact that I am putting the last three days into one post is kind of cheating...but I just had such a wonderful last few days with my family, that I felt like all the days melted together and one thankful post is the best. And it it is simple too. I am just so thankful for all my family and that we were all able to get together and celebrate our Noni. Kade had such a wonderful time soaking up all the attention and love. Maddie and Henry (Kade's second cousin were so entertaining for Kade and he just loved them!) I will have to post pictures later. But it just comes down to loving my family and the time we had together. We had sad moments and many happy fun moments. All I am thankful for, with all my heart.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8th

Yay for today!! I am thankful that I get to see my parents and sister today and all of my mom's side of the family.  I am thankful that I get to spend a wonderful few days with everyone and enjoy the beautiful weather in Santa Barbara. Which means, I will be catching up on a few posts when we get back.

Monday, November 7, 2011

November 7th

Today I am thankful to have been so blessed with a energetic, healthy little boy. I am so proud to be his mama and get to stay home with him and watch him grow and learn. Being a mom is so far, my most favorite "job" in the world:) Oh, and I wanted to add here that I am ever so thankful that Kade now loves toasted seaweed and will down my milkshakes/smoothies that I add avocado, spinach and carrot juice to. I'm on to you kid and your ways of eating vegtables!! (although he is eating a cupcake here..ha ha:)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 6th

Today I am thankful for the simple fact that I got to spend all day with all of my boys. We ended the day with a nice hike in San Luis. It was beautiful. Full of rainbows and crisp wind. It felt like fall and I was in heaven. I am just plain thankful for all my special days with all my special boys.
Beautiful rainbows....

And my loves.

Squeezing under the rainbow.

Odus....doing his best to pose.....

The other end of the rainbow.

Still staring at the rainbow. It seriously was the longest lasting rainbow I have seen! 

Kade running down the hill at the end of the hike. It was 5:15 here and it was already dark......

Kade ended his night with a little rump shaking and maraca shakin'.  Paul and I were loving the entertainment for sure.