Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fabulous weekend

To celebrate Jon's graduation, we spent a whole weekend--kid free!--snowboarding in Tahoe. Thursday was a pretty rough day for me since it was basically my first time boarding. I almost didn't even want to go back on Friday because of all the bumps and bruises I suffered... But, Jon got me to go the second day and I'm glad I did because it was SOOOO much better! And then by Saturday, it was actually, like, FUN!

So, my advice to up and coming snowboarders in the family: give yourself at least three days to get the hang of it. it's pretty tricky business cutting back and forth, switching edges without catching and throwing yourself face first or rear-end first into the snow... but you feel so accomplished once you do!

So this is me, actually Snowboarding!
And this is Jon doing his thing... looking so much more suave and confident! (He's pretty small in the picture, but it IS him)
And this is the cabin we rented for the weekend (some Stanford, et al friends met us up there Friday night, thus warranting the four-bedroom cabin):
And this is cousin Chelsea, Aunt Charlene, and me. Lee and Charlene were awesome enough to get us a good deal on lift tickets AND invite us over on Friday night for a barbecue!

And here we are in all our glory going up Patsy's lift at Heavenly Resort... with NO kids! It was like our third--or fourth?--honeymoon! (We've lost count :) )


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's Official!

Jon is DONE with school!

Lawrence is a walker!


Sunday, March 01, 2009

If you don't have a tractor...

As a young kid, I remember visiting Grandpa's farm and taking rides in his tractor. Well, my parent's don't exactly own a tractor or live on a farm, although their lot IS big for the area. So, my dad, being the clever and witty man that he is, improvised:

Dawna and Lawrence loved riding around in it. Papa even took them over to our orange tree and they each got to pick out an orange. It was so so cute!