Monday, June 8, 2015

Family Adventures, Early 2015

In addition to Disneyland, Point Lobos, the Color Run, and our adventure in the mud pit, I wanted to post a few more favorites from some memorable family adventures in the first half of 2015. 

Marina Beach, Asilomar Beach (possibly my favorite beach yet!), strawberry and ollalaberry picking at Gizditch Ranch, a quick outing to the local creek, and adventures on the new paddle board at nearby Anderson Lake.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Point Lobos, May 2015

Between the Color Run on Saturday and Point Lobos on Monday, we really struck gold this Memorial weekend. We are crazy lucky to live in a place where nature—especially the ocean—is practically our backyard. Point Lobos was every bit as gorgeous as we had heard, and after exploring there (China cove, where the baby seals had set up camp, and Gibson Beach), we hit up a second beach (Carmel River) so that Ryan and kids could try out the kayak. Turns out, the kids put in a strong request for warmer water, but Ryan made it past the break without sinking our children's-sized kayak! 

The Color Run, San Jose, May 2015

Turns out those color runs are every bit as fun as they look! The boys ate it up.  Chase power-walked the entire thing with his arms bent at his side to keep as much color as possible on them. Trenton said he could have gone twenty more miles. And Quinn—Quinn was uncertain about all the hoopla at first and would only let Mom push the stroller, but once we saw the pink color station, it was game on!

It was honestly one of the most fun things we've done as a family, and I hope we can do more of them!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Home Life, Early 2015

A trip to our favorite taco truck (Taco El Abuelo!) while Ryan was on a trip with his friend Matt Paye, followed by an un-pictured epic tantrum in the car, compliments of the little lady. :) 

Outdoor playtime with the neighbor boys. Living room progress! The kids' first bath in our big tub.  

Quinn's second birthday. A visit from my heart-friend Desirae. An hour in the bounce house that appeared on our front lawn. :) 

And a random collection of moments that remind us how good it is to be alive!