Sunday, March 31, 2013


We made some wonderful memories this Easter.  We started our celebration on 
Palm Sunday at St. Anthony's.  
It reinforced the importance of faith, culture and heritage for us. 
 On Good Friday we dyed our eggs; opting for vibrant solids.  

Festivities continued at Central Park on Saturday.  The Kiwanis and parks and recreation put on a great community event.  Our kids loved collecting candy, playing games and visting booths.
 Dida Josip and the trio


Yes, we are pet owners again x3

 On Sunday Morning we were joined by Grandma and Grandpa
 Uncle Steffen for an egg and basket hunt.

 A few pictures and a cup of joe before heading to brunch.

 We had a great celebration and enjoyed ourselves at brunch....just ask my little lady, 
she'll tell ya it was Egg-stra special!

We hope you had a special day.  
Happy Easter!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday Pile Up

Sundays are generally reserved as family days around our house. This past Sunday was leisurely with Michael sleeping till nearly ten o'clock (that has NEVER happened).  After breakfast Isabella and I popped over to South Coast Plaza for Easter dress shopping.  Upon returning, we took to the backyard for book reading and outdoor play.  I stretched out on a blanket for what I hoped to be the perfect spot to unwind.  It didn't take long for the trio to sabotage my plans. (The hubs documented it with the camera.)

Isabella took  to snuggling first...but Michael quickly followed.
Before I knew it, Joseph approached ready for action.
It was an all out war with the boys.
The giggles and hollering ensued before I crawled back inside. 

Amen for family Sundays!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tide Pools

I took one look outside this morning and knew I had to take my family out for some fun.  After a quick check in with the hubs, we opted for Corona Del Mar's tide pools.  It was glorious.  I am telling you,  it was like church for my soul.  Peaceful and tranquil discovery, with a few giggles tossed in from the FAVORITE kind of family time.

We took lots of pictures. I am sharing a few of the best shots.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Birthday Boy

Yep, Michael turned THREE this week. 
 The only thing the birthday boy requested was a Diego cake.

The big surprise (after numerous weather forecast checks) was a trip to Disneyland. 
BIG wish
Isabella made a card for her brother.
Gift time...lots of loot.
Outside Fun
While it was cold, the rain and the crowds stayed away.
Disney characters were visible in both parks and we took advantage of photo 
opportunities and autographs.
Cars Land
Everyone's Favorite Tow Truck
Our Zip Line Girl
Best Friends
Cinderella's Godmother

Michael, may your life be a beautiful adventure,
 where the dreams that you wish DO come true.