Monday, April 11, 2011

We're Back

I know it has been ages since I have posted anything on our blog, but I thought I would try to do a catch up (Cliff's Notes version) of what we have been up to the past several months. See ya in another 6 months (ha, ha).


At the beginning of November we had some family pictures taken by our very talented friend Nina Seibert of Blackbird Ink Photography. It was a little challenging to get pictures with a very busy 18 month old, but Nina miraculously managed to snag some cute ones (including the picture at our blog header).

Growing up we would occasionally have holidays spent at my Dad's fire station. This year my Dad's work schedule once again landed on Thanksgiving, so off we went to the fire station. We got to have a delicious Thanksgiving meal provided by the great firefighter chefs. Always a great time.


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Anyone who knows me knows that this is my favorite month of the whole year. I just love Christmas and we had a wonderful one. We got to spend time with both of our families. And Kate and I even got to have our very first White Christmas. Here are a few shots of our Christmas fun!

Meeting Santa... Kate loved Santa from afar but not quite sure about the hairy old man up close.

Enjoying the "snow" at Disneyland

A little Christmas baking
The cast of the 2010 Darby Christmas Eve Nativity
Christmas Morning

Trying out the new baby stroller
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!


Happy New Year! We started the year off right with some good exercise.

The second half of the month we were separated from Daddy as Kate and I went to Washington to visit my sister. Kate had a blast with her cousins.

When we got back from Washignton Ryan left for a psychology conference. At the end of the month we were very happy to finally be home and back together. We always miss our beautiful home town when we are away.


The month of love... cute faces... and beautiful weather (well at least in California)


March started sad but ended happy. March was the month that our Disneyland passes came to an end. We had such a wonderful year full of many Magical visits to Disneyland. We will always remember this as the happiest year of our lives. Here are some pictures of our last visit.

March ended happy because Ryan and I took a wonderful trip to China, just the two of us, while Kate vacationed in Murrieta,CA with my parents. I think she had just as much fun as we did. She LOVES her Mammo and Poppo. We will do post dedicated to China a little later.