Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
While you stayed home with Uncle Mark, your parents, Aunt Katy, and I headed over to Keystone for a day on the slopes! It was a gorgeous day - couldn't have been better!And you will soon learn that there is no better way to relax after a day on the slopes than a hot tub enjoying the beautiful view of the mountains.I'm so glad that you liked the bath toys I brought you, it sure was fun to play with them!Thanks for dropping me off at the airport and for playing along with your mom and I when we were acting so silly during the car ride!
You are a funny dude Xander - Come visit me in Chicago soon!
You've got a pretty photogenic family, even Arnie and Dirk are great posers! I loved getting to cuddle with you in your chair...now as I watch you grow up on that chair, I'll always think back to you being so tiny in my arms.
Check out that great photo craft board that is above your chair...great Mom-praneur idea for your Mom and Aunt Em...they've already been thinking about business names, but I think they need your help!
While your Dad was helping you celebrate your very first President's Day, your Mom and I went to Bonnie Brae ice cream for a tasty treat!
I hope to see you soon Girl's Weekend here we come!!!
No trip to Santa Barbara is complete without a visit to wine country, so we were off to the Santa Ynez Valley. First stop Firestone. Next stop Curtis - where they had some great artwork...and vino!
We stopped for appetizers...and maybe I had another glass of wine...at the Los Olivos Cafe. I highly recommend the Baked Brie with Honey Roasted Hazelnuts in Cinnamon Puff Pastry with Port Syrup.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
After a few delayed planes and a ferry debacle, we finally made it to the island paradise of Roatan. I highly highly recommend Roatan - it is a relaxed island atmosphere, if relatively cheap, has amazingly fresh seafood, and super friendly people who are bilingual in Spanish and English (due to a heavy Pirate concentration back in the day.) In addition to all that the snorkeling and scuba are amazing because Roatan is situated on 3 Techtronic plates.
I even got Scuba certified - loved it, new hobby! I didn't have an underwater camera, so no scuba shots, but below was a great snorkeling spot!And all too soon it was back to the mainland to head home...
Friday, February 13, 2009
Kel and Mom enjoying drinks at the bar...
Dad enjoying an sampler with oysters from both coasts...courtesy of his mexican senoritas (aka, Kel's friends who gave him a gift certificate to Shaw's).
YUM - Crabs! Interior of 4th Pres.