Monday, March 8, 2010

Cabo San Lucas with the Potters 2010

So, we decided it would be so much more fun to go to Mexico with friends and the only people willing were Chris and Sherry Potter! (they didn't know us very well before the trip-hahaha).
We had such a blast bouldering on the edge of the Pacific, playing beach volleyball, water volleyball, tennis, jet skiing, whale watching, zip-lining, dancing and walking all over the barrio in search of the best Taqueria!

Benvenidos a Mexico!

Playa Grande!
Day One:  Bouldering along the Pacific!
These are the cool rock formations we love to climb around on:Our destination: Sunset Beach.  Practically DesertedRob and Chris couldn't stay out of the surf!Sunset
Taqueria Los Paisas
Dancing at El Squid RoeWhale Watching TourLover's BeachEl Arco (Land's End)The only pictures I could get were of the fins...The Boys and water volley!Last night: dinner at a great Italian restaurantdancing at Cabo Wabo!
and our new-found friends and beach volleyball partners: John! & That's Chris' head!  Last Day in the Cabo sun! Adios!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Christmas 2009

Okay, okay, I know, I am finally posting pictures from Christmas!

So, we took left Tucson for the first time for Christmas to visit Peter and Sienna in LA!  They just moved into a home near Malibu in a storybook neighborhood with tree-lined streets and cute little houses with backyards.  It was a great trip.  The boys loved being with their little nieces and we had so much fun cooking and celebrating together!  We also wnet ice skating in the outdoor rink in Malibu!   The only downside was the 9 hour drive...the boys could not stop complaining-although they slept most of the way (teenagers!)

Before we left Tucson, we decorated our tree and took our annual family Christmas portraits!

Oh, Christmas Tree!

A beautiful hand-blown glass ornament (a gift from the boys' mom Dawn)

More pretty ornaments!

One of the poses we considered for our Christmas card

The winning Christmas card photo!

Everyone loves Rob's expression!

This was a close second

Yes, we were all a little crazy from posing all morning and we are playing find the person behind the Agave!

Homemade GIGI! A type of cookie Rob's nonna used to make around the holidays. The dough is deep fried and then dipped in a coffee syrup and sprinkled with lemon zest and powdered sugar! YUM!

The boys helped make the dough and create the shapes!

Early morning start on the road trip to LA!

Los Angeles!
Francesca in her new backyard!

Lil' chef

The kiddoes!
(Francesca, Thomas, Ellanora, & Dante)

Peter and Sienna's new home!

Window seat

The boys playing ball with Ellanora

Ellanora and her neighbor playing dress up!


Christmas morning!

New shirt


New bike!

Sleepy heads

The girls all dressed up for ice skating!

Peter and Francesca  
Sienna and Ellanora
Sienna, Ellanora, &  T

Ellanora dancing with Uncle Rob
Getting the hang of it!