BC: We fled to Napa for a few days while the aunts looked after the kids! Fantastic wine and lots of it! Napa is breathtaking in the fall, the changing colors were just stunning! | Cakebread Cellars | Niner | V.Sattui | O'Brien Estates
1: James' fini flight in the C-17 Globemaster. We bid a fond farewell to the 30th as we prepared for our next adventure in Monterey, CA. | 30th Airlift Squadron McChord AFB WA | March 2010
2: Text | Go Air Force
3: A special birthday message from Aunty Mil | A birthday treat at Red Robin...yummmy! | Saying farewell to all the fabulous ladies of Lacey, Olympia, Thrive, Moms group, Bible study and Horizon Pointe....we had some good times! | March 11, 2010 Emi turns the big 5! She'll be bidding a fond farewell to Heartlight and the wonderful Mrs. Ellen and embark on a whole new stage of life...Kindergarten!
4: Make a wish! | The whole gang came! The Marcy's, Lilly, Katie, Addison, Victoria, Cody,Bella, Tateum, Aunty Vicki and Duane
5: friends | Emi | 5th | Just before leaving for Monterey we celebrated Emi's 5th birthday with our fabulous friends! Saying goodbye is never easy and this one was particularly difficult.
6: It's a road trip! Lacey, WA to our new home in Monterey, CA. The Oregon coast is gorgeous. We had to stop in Cannon Beach for a quick ice cream break | Ky is still sleepy. We thought he'd be happy if we woke him up for ice cream...guess not! | March 2010 | We had to wake Ky from a nap, he was a little grumpy and not even ice cream was making it better
7: We planned an overnighter to San Fra!nscisco to meet Chris, Tyra and their wonderful family | Ky's first bloody nose via head collision | Coit Tower
8: "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while." | Spring Time | LaMesa Easter Egg Hunt The kids enjoyed meeting new friends and so did we! Great people and lots of fun to introduce us to our new neighborhood | Happy Easter
9: Kyan found the tickle egg and Emi found the Golden egg | Emi 5 years old Kyan 3 years old
10: ...winery. The kids loved the mid-evil theme | wine tasting in Paso Robles | ugh, that's a heavy door! | Morro Bay, CA | Beautiful Big Sur
11: California | the kids had such fun feeding the sea squirrels | come here little guy... | arrrr matey! | Hearst Castle
12: Loving life in Monterey!
13: We enjoyed a nice brunch @ NPS for Mother's Day | Kim's birthday lunch in beautiful Moss Landing and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert! | happy birthday mom
14: so many great memories... | When the chilly days of Monterey got to us we'd escape to Gilroy Gardens, just 45 minutes inland and well worth the drive! A little outdoor heaven for the kids and us. Sort of like a mini Disney, without the characters. Their favorite part was the water attractions. What a great way to spend a sunny CA day outdoors!
15: We arrived in Monterey in the spring so pre-schools were full . The kids stayed home with me for the remainder of the year and we had Titi come over to speak a little French to them and to give me some time to myself. I taught a few classes at the community center, James studied hard at DLI and we all enjoyed Monterey and the CA coast! | Daddy daughter dance! | Mia and Nicole Cook stopped by for an overnighter on their way to PA!
16: 4th of July
17: We celebrated Kyan's 5th birthday with the whole neighborhood! A big bbq, bouncy house and lots of good friends! G&G were even here to enjoy the good times | Birthday Kyan!!
18: Monterey, CA Emi started full day Kindergarten @ La Mesa Elementary and Kyan went to the CDC! | Fall 2010
19: Kyan and Knox loved being super heroes! | Army games with our neighbor Josh | E and Rionna
20: La Mesa was THE best neighborhood to live in for Halloween and any other holiday you could think of. Our bestest buds Caroline and Emily help clean out our pumpkins before carving and everyone got in the holiday spirit!
21: Halloween dance party at school was so much fun! Danielle and Jen helped the kids get the moves down ;)
23: MAKING MEMORIES | Loved having Pam and Kendra in Cali with us. We loved our days on the beach and exploring Monterey!
24: Gorgeous Cali Coast! Visiting Big Sur and Celebrating Kendra's Birthday! Beautiful Carmel with Pam, David, Kendra and soon to be baby Tatum! | Road Trip to San Francisco! Fun, fun sunny days in the city!
25: San Francisco
27: Christmas in Hawaii 2010
28: J O Y
30: 2010 Christmas in Hawaii was filled with family, friends, fun, love and lots of sunshine and warmth! No better way to close out our year and fuel our tanks for our Parisian adventure ahead! | Paddle boarding Waikiki Beach | Grandpa Ron, Aunty Lydia, Aunty Steph, Olivia, Tiff, Danielle and Kawika | Aunty Sheryl
31: Bristol, RI | Woods Hole, MA
32: New Years in Woods Hole, MA with Aunty Mil, Jess and Brigette | Party Animals!!
33: 1st stop London next stop...PARIS!! | Looking for dinner before 7pm was a difficult task | The littlest lift we've seen @ our temporary apartment | 1st Metro ride!! Many firsts to come in our European living adventure! | After our first Parisian Sunday lunch with the Fritz' we had to take the obligatory Tour Eiffel photo... we've arrived!!!