Hiking and Playing

Mt Soledad

On the weekends we usually go hiking or walking around town. Eaan and I love to hike so we make it a point to try and go every weekend. A couple weeks ago we went to Mt Soledad to see the cross and hike around in the neighborhood surrounding it. We couldn't believe that we had never been up there before. It was so beautiful and you could see all of San Diego. It was hazy that day and the pictures of the view didn't come out great but I hope to get up there again someday soon and take more pictures.

Jourdan looking up at the cross.

Mt Soledad

After we were done walking around Mt Soledad we went to Coronado Island to go to our favorite pizza place and then we were off to the beach!

Coronado Island

Coronado Island

We take this stroller everywhere!

Coronado Island

Coronado Island

Coronado Island

What would the beach be without a little sand!

Coronado Island

Layla just watches the madness safely from her stroller. She is a good baby.

Coronado Island

Jourdan on the other hand...

Coronado Island he is a different story.

Babies, Babies, Babies

This is going to be a quick post since it is pretty late. I really don't think well when I am this tired. I wanted to get these pictures up before I forgot about them though. These were from about a month ago when we went to the park with some friends. Our friends, Wes and Melissa, have a 3 year old and twin 9 month olds. We hang out with them a lot and they are really great friends. Jourdan loves their little girl and they play together all the time. Lots of pictures were taken, as you can imagine. I mean, come one...there were three babies instead of one I couldn't help taking pictures of their cute little faces!


Park with Friends

Tyler (who looks EXACTLY like his daddy...well his dad has teeth...and hair.)

Park with Friends


Park with Friends

Best Friends

Park with Friends

Park with Friends

...And here we have the fathers protecting their young...

Park with Friends

(And yes we have the same stroller...I should be a sales rep for BOB)

What is it about baby fat that just makes me want to squeeze it? She is so flippin' cute!

Park with Friends

Not really sure what this face is for...but he obviously needed some attention.

Park with Friends

OK, back to cute baby chubs.

Park with Friends

I will be sad when she is older and has no baby fat, although I am sure she won't be.

Park with Friends

Beach Time in February

La Jolla Shores

In February Eaan's family came out to hang with us for a long weekend. We had nine people staying with us! It was crazy but a lot of fun. I love it when everyone is together. I didn't really take many pictures (shocking, I know) but we had tons of fun going to the beach and hanging out.

Of course we went to La Jolla Shores.

La Jolla Shores

And the military beach.

Gator Beach

The beach was a little cold but Layla was still able to fall asleep...


Layla Sleeping

...and all the kids had fun!


We can't wait to see you guys again. We will be in Phoenix in the next couple of weeks...before it gets too hot for me. I can't wait! Miss you and love you guys!

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Happy Wednesday!

Flagstaff, AZ


I haven't been able to put together the video yet but I will do that soon. I do have some pictures to post from our trip to Flagstaff last month. We went out to Phoenix to visit family and then we went up to Flagstaff for a mini vacation. Our goal was to get Jourdan in the snow.

When we got there, there wasn't any snow on the ground so we went up to the Arizona Snowbowl. There was plenty of snow and people skiing but we didn't ski. We just watched and had a good time. I had a great time taking pictures.

Flagstaff Amanda

There is no way you could get me to go on this.

Flagstaff Skiing 2

The view from the top of the mountain.

Flagstaff View From Top

Jourdan was cranky and wanted to run around. We were supposed to go hiking but it was really cold outside so we decided to go bowling instead. This was Jourdan's first time bowling (besides on the Wii :)) and he did really well.

Flagstaff Jourdan Bowling

He would throw the ball, then run back, stand with Eaan, put his hands on his hips and watch the ball roll slowly down the lane.

Flagstaff Jourdan Bowling 2

Flagstaff Jourdan Bowling 3

We were going to leave after only spending two days in Flagstaff but a snowstorm was predicted to hit that night. Since our main goal of Jourdan playing in the snow wasn't accomplished yet we decided to stay another night. It was great! It was the first real snow Eaan and I had seen in awhile.

Flagstaff Eaan Snow

Jourdan loved it! Goal accomplished!

Flagstaff Jourdan Snow

After playing in the snow for awhile we headed back to Phoenix. We were sad to leave. There isn't any snow in San Diego but we can always head up into the mountains when we want to see it again.

Flagstaff Snow Trees

Flagstaff Jourdan Eye

It was beautiful when we got below the clouds.

Flagstaff Under the Clouds

The next day we left Phoenix to head back home. The weather was crazy. We drove through several rainstorms.

On the Way Home

Rain Drops

Black Clouds

Then there was a rainbow. Awww.


We thought all the bad weather was behind us. Yeah, right. When we hit the mountains we ran into a bad snowstorm. We couldn't even see the road. It was covered with snow and freezing rain. The snow was actually coming straight at the windshield because the winds were so strong. I thought for sure we were going to get stuck up in the mountains but we made it home safely.

Spring is almost here so I don't know if we will be seeing snow anymore this year. But we will be in Maryland next winter so hopefully we will get a couple good storms there. Have I mentioned I love storms?

Torrey Pines

Tonight I am on a roll. I have put up about three posts. I also have a video to post of Layla and Jourdan. I am going to try and get that up sometime tomorrow. It is so cute.

Anyway, Eaan, Jourdan, Layla and I went hiking a couple weeks ago at Torrey Pines. We stayed until sunset and it was beautiful. It feels great to be hiking again. I love that I can hike in February here. It was about 75 degrees. Not that I couldn't hike in cold weather. I just don't want to. Here are a couple of pictures from our hike.

Hiking Torrey Pines

Hiking Torrey Pines

Hiking Torrey Pines

Hiking Torrey Pines

Hiking Torrey Pines

Hiking Torrey Pines

Hiking Torrey Pines

Hiking Torrey Pines

Hiking Torrey Pines