Sunday, October 26, 2008


Saturday we went to Underwood Farm for the Harvest Festival and had a great time. We'd never been there before and I was totally blown away. It is a fully functioning farm where you can pick your own produce (typically not my thing, but maybe it could be...), they have a petting zoo, hay rides...and a punkin patch. There were doggies and horsies for Teddy, free refills on sno-cones for Ben, and ginormous sunflowers for me. We even met up with my cousin Elise and her fam, it was great to catch up.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

yeah yeah's about time. i get it.

So I'm a blogger failure, what else is new? I will try and be better, but honestly, who knows. Geez, there is so much to catch up on! We had an awesome summer where we stayed cute and cool. We went on several great trips to Utah--including one where my little brother Taylor got married. We went to Lake Powell and, most recently, on a cruise to Mexico. My sister Amy & her family came to visit from Pennsylvania, as well as my cousin and best friend Patricia came for a visit from NYC and we had a ton of fun. Then, about two weeks ago, I ran away to San Diego for a couple days with my mother-in-law and the Wells girls where amidst a bunch of shopping and delicious food, I remembered all about the art of conversation and ketchup-free clothing.

Oh, also in September we moved from Northridge to Simi Valley and we are loving it!! It is the perfect situation for us right now, we love our apartment and Simi is much more neighborhood-ish and homey feeling. Plus we have been practically adopted by Ben's family out here (love you Juli & Shane, Wendy & Vince, Cassaundra & Dylan). So life is pretty great.

Teddy is as crazy as ever, he is totally into "car cars" (also called "doot-doot's") and train's, a.k.a "choo-choo's". He LOVES dogs and usually calls them "pike" in honor of our neighbor's dog Spike. He is a soda fiend (bad news) and he calls all food "ahbee". We are not sure why. Even though sometimes my head is stinging by the end of the day, I am so in love with him I could just explode! I wish I was the best mother in the world because he deserves it, oh day at a time, right?

Before you get all cheesed out by this blog entry, let me say--there are still bumps in the road, mostly caused by me, but we are grateful for the life we've got. Here are some highlights from the past few months: