Saturday, August 7, 2010

My New Ride

2005 Dodge Durango - 7 Passenger - Moon Roof - DVD player

It's got a little bit of everything I wanted in a SUV

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Addition

Our Miniature Pinscher Lexi

Monday, March 15, 2010

We're Still Here

Yes, we're still here. Since our last post Snow Days we have been busy, too busy to even add a new post. Now, finally I have time to sit and write.

Most of you all know we moved back to Orcutt. Yay! I was so excited about moving until I realized how much fun the actual moving is. We had family and friends help with the move and even had a couple friends let borrow their vehicles so we didn't have to rent a moving van.

The boys are so happy in our new home, it's a great neighborhood, kid friendly, quiet and safe!

Cameron is still working for FedEx but for another contractor. He was delivering to the Santa Maria and Orcutt area, now he is delivering to Morro Bay, Los Osos and Cuyucos. The hours are pretty much the same, the pay is more and the package handling is less. He started last week and is really enjoying the new route.

More news to come :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Snow Day

Today we decided to take a road trip to the snow! After all the rain we had this past week it was the perfect opportunity. We tried to go to the snow the day after Christmas but got lost and came back home.

We took Highway 166 to the Mt Pinos / Frazier Park turnoff just before you reach Maricopa. We drove up the mountain and stopped for a bit to let the kids have fun, Candace wasn’t impressed but the boys sure seemed to enjoy it. We got back in the car and drove some more… This is the point where there is so much snow it’s covering the road way and we slipped around a few times but finally made it down the other side of the mountain to find lots of people riding down snow covered hills. So we stopped at the local store in the town and picked up a couple snow boards for the kids and Cameron.

We decided to head back towards home before it got dark since the roads were covered with ice and snow. But before we left we threw some snow on the car to see if it would last until we got home, every truck there was shoveling snow into the bed of their truck before they left. We finally left and found that the CHP had the road closed getting back through the mountain due to the road conditions but let us through so we could get back home.

So did the snow make it home? No. But my car has mud smeared all over it from the snow that was thrown at my car.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

So Long, Farewell


FEBRUARY 1, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Events of the New Year!

Our New Year was off to a rough start... Zach, Mike, Candace and I were in the process of trying to get over a two week cold. Not fun!

New Years Day we had planned on the boys having a sleepover at Grandma's so they could spend some extra time with their cousin that was here visting from Lake Forest. We ate some lunch earlier in the day and towards the evening Mike was complaining on bad stomach cramps then soon was spending his time in the bathroom and within an hour Zach was too... so much for the sleepover... Once we were home with the kids I got sick too! Candace and Cameron never got sick so we have assumed it to be food poisoning.

Late Saturday afternoon we took Mike and Candace to Grammie and Grandpa's to spend the night... Cameron, Zach, Robert (cousin) and I headed to Ventura for the night so we could go to the San Diego Chargers game on Sunday.

Here are a few pictures from our trip to San Diego...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tolan Ladies Christmas Brunch

Aunt Cheryl, Candace, Me, Lisa, Ashely, Mikayla, Grandma Tolan, Aunt Ginger, Shelby & Paula

Candace & Mommy

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday

We love you!

Candace Taylor

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Is...

Prematurity Awareness Month!

Candace Taylor
"Our Little Miracle"
Born: November 9, 2008 @ 31 weeks
3 pounds 4.5 ounces
16 inches

Monday, November 2, 2009

Montaña de Oro

Yesterday, Mike and I traveled to Los Osos for a school field trip to Montaña de Oro. Due to the school budgets, Mike's teacher is planning a couple field trips on the weekends where parents can take their children. Unfortunately, siblings are not allowed on these trips so Zach stayed at home with Cameron and Candace.

I've never been but it was worth the view of the coast. The field trip started with a hike to the top of Valencia Peak. It was a very strenuous hike where you need to be physically and mental prepared for (Mike and I made it 3/4 of the way to the top). After the hike mostly everyone got ready for the second hike to the tide pools to explore the little creatures.

It was a very long and exhausting day.... But the scenery is beautiful!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Celebrating 11 Years of Marriage

Yesterday was our 11 year wedding anniversary and little did I know what Cameron had planned for just the two of us. Later I found out that the kids and my mom had known for quite sometime and I'm still surprised my kids didn't slip up and ruin the surprise. Kids have a very hard time keeping secrets, especially mine.

Cameron finished his softball tournament around 5:00. He came home and we loaded up the kids to take them to grandma's for what I thought would just be a few hours.

We started out the evening with a romantic dinner, just the two of us and no kids. After dinner he drove us north of Santa Maria to Avila Beach where we walked on the beach for awhile, something I love to do. He then made it seem as though we needed to get back home to the kids. So we left Avila Beach and I thought we were heading home... DETOUR! He pulls into Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and left me in the car waiting. I had assumed we were just going to the hot tubs since we were headed in that direction and he wouldn't let me see the map.

After he checked us in we walked up the hill towards the suites. We stopped at a building called, "Harmony" and found our one bedroom suite "Y-not." The suites are very nice with your own private hot tub on the deck of your patio.

The evening we spent together alone reminded me of why I fell in love with him. It was a memorable evening with just the two of us.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our Wedding Anniversary

We couldn't possibly have known
when we began our married life
how entwined our lives would become
in our journey as husband and wife.

With every year and each passing day
you manage to say "I Love You"
in so many different ways.

May our Anniversary remind us,
as we start the year anew, that we share
a special happiness life gives to just a few.

Happy Anniversary... I Love You!

October 24, 1998

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Why Babies Have Mothers

For anyone that needs a good laugh!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Weekend Fun!

Saturday was spent doing chores around the house and I got to watch "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" before Cameron and Zach left town.

Cameron had never been to Magic Mountain and he has talked about going so he planned a weekend getaway.

On Sunday... Cameron, Zach, Sam and Lisa spent the day at Magic Mountain and from the pictures they brought home it looked like they all had a great time.

Mike, Candace and I spent Sunday going to the park, Boomers and later we met up with my mom for dinner at McDonald's.

It was nice to spend one on one time with the boys.

I'm still laughing at these pictures, check out Zach's facial expressions! PRICELESS