Saturday, February 19, 2011


All of our doubts of whether or not we are parenting adequately, if we are doing enough, etc etc, have gone out the window for a least a couple of hours. These are the best kinds of love notes. Justin made one of these for every one in the family. Each sticky sweet. I thought it was funny that he told each of the girls that they were "the best sister". Each signed on the back, Happy Valentimes. I heart you, Justin. ( I think he has mastered his heart making).

Exchanges and Parties happened Friday before the break.
(I love when you can capture a moment.)
Love these guys.
(They love Chopsticks.)

Our Date night. Dinner - 5 Guys. Yummy.
Jane Austin's "Emma" at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. A Musical.
Hilarious and Well done. What a Lovely evening. Love Jane Austin. Love Mr. Knightly.
Love you, Mr. Short.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Winter Break

This week the kids had the week off for Winter Break. We went up to Big Bear for a couple of days to ski. Ryan broke his arm on the last day. A board. A jump. An unfortunate fall. He broke the largest bone is his upper body, near the shoulder on his right side. For now, it is casted, but, he will need to have surgery. The positives ( we are trying to focus on them ) : He was wearing a helmet. His collarbone and back are fine. He has been getting a lot of Jamba Juice, and sympathy from the cat. He is sleeping in a sweet hospital bed in the family room (Thanks Naylors). We are saving a TON of money in water, (no showering.) He is eager to go to school. And . . . It didn't happen on Valentine's Day.
This is what did happen on the 14th.
Our four little Valentines on a beautiful day.

On the 15th, Justin took a break.
Not a fall, just a nap (fever), and some time with his Nana and Hoho.
Ryan and Lindsay
Ry, Linds, and I at the top w/ a view of the Lake.