Monday, July 25, 2011

Thankful Again!

Biscuit in his carseat. 
17 pound kitty!

I took Biscuit back for a follow up ultrasound today. His kidney stone has dissolved and his bladder was clear! Biscuit's special diet worked so well he gained almost two pounds in four weeks...not that he needed to! From now on he will be on a preventative diet (thankfully less expensive than the last month) to help keep his bladder stone free! 

Thank you for your prayers and good vibes over the last month--they helped! MEOW!
Mr. B

Saturday, July 23, 2011


 I love staying at home and being with Jackson...but the idea of not having a job not based on performance was pretty sketchy. Then the fact that it was so up in the air so we couldn't plan ahead for anything like preschool, daycare, another child...because when you get "pink slipped" in California as a "tenured" employee, you could be recalled 39 months after the initial letter. That's a long time! 86 of 700 certificated teachers and administrators were recalled last night. There are still way too many out there that need their jobs back, too. Not to mention the kids that will be in overcrowded classrooms the first weeks of school while this mess tries to clean itself up. Then it's back to the March 15 lay off letters next year...who knew teaching could be so unstable? Oh state of California, get your act together and put education as a priority ASAP.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Happiest Place on Earth

My sister Cat was in town last week and we planned a sister trip to Disneyland for Jackson's first time. He LOVED it. He didn't even want to leave to take a nap, insisting on "another ride" but then crashed in my arms while we waited for the new Little Mermaid. So fun!
It was the perfect day--the longest line was 30 minutes and we were able to go on a lot of rides in both parks. Auntie Autumn suggested we eat at Ariel's Grotto in CA Adventure...awesome! All the princesses come to your table and make you feel special. Jackson pretended to be shy as they called him, "little prince."
 12 hours later we were finally headed out of the Parks and to our hotel for some much needed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs. Fun memories for sure!

more pictures from Auntie Autumn here!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Fun!

Jackson is ready to play in the park!

Angela and Clint set the date: 7-7-12!

Fun Run and 10K

Taking turns watching kids outside the beer garden

"I want to try dad's beer!"

Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade

grand finale!
fireworks with Blake!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

We kicked off the red, white, and blue festivities this morning with a mini session with our favorite photographer, Ashley Perry! Here are two of the pictures...she's so fabulous they are already on her blog! We have a FUN week ahead with a lot of family Grandpa Kennedy is turning 90! Can't say much more just yet! I hope everyone has a great 4th with friends and family! It is gorgeous outside--go and enjoy it!