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Latest Website Updates

Check out the latest additions and changes to our site!

See our new About Us page and learn more about Dave and Heidi!

We just added a gingerbread cookie recipe to our Food & Wine page.

Just added pics from Ro and Alysia's Christmas Party.

Check out some of our pictures from Christmas!

We've added some pictures of Bits & PCs, where Dave and I both worked for many years.

See a few pictures from our fun New Year's Eve celebration at home with friends.

Check out pictures from Tyler & Ken's motocross race!

See some pictures from our Super Bowl get-together...

Check out pictures of Dave's new server upgrades.

New pics of our pond fish.

We just got an aquarium and some cute new fish!

Dave finally got his truck back from Willows.

We've gathered up emails from some of our fans! Check them out here!

Stay posted on our summer party plans!

The weather is warming up, and we are starting to get some new stuff for the back yard! We'll be adding more soon!

See some pics from the car show in Pleasanton.

We were busy Easter weekend! Heidi baked lots of cupcakes, we did yard work around the pond, we redid the front walkway, planted our vegetable garden, and planted lots of new flowers the yard.

We were getting tired of the front yard -- so we decided to take it all out! We're still working on it, but check on our progress here!

We had fun at Infineon Raceway even though the AMA Superbike races were cancelled Saturday. Check out some pics here.

We felt cheated after missing out on the racing action at Infineon earlier this month, so we caught the Hangtown Classics at Prairie City this weekend!

We decided to get some new babies this weekend -- they are super cute!

We are back from our Yosemite vacation! Check out our pictures here!

Now that Dave has rebuilt both of our computers, we thought we'd clean and rearrange the loft. Check it out here.

Summer is almost here, so we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and go for a hike in Armstrong Woods Park -- on the same street where Heidi grew up!

We just had our Summer BBQ -- check out some pics online.

We had some leftover steak, food and drinks from our summer party, so we had a few people over for a BBQ.

We had so much fun at Armstrong Park, we went back and did the 6.6 mile hike up to Bullfrog Pond.

It's summer and time to get out there and have fun, so check out our new Summer Recreation Links page!

We had a great Fourth of July! We went to the Kenwood Pillow Fights and then hung out with friends later.

Heidi's good pal from work, Jessica, is getting married soon so we took her out for drinks at the Cantina. Check out Jessica and the $13 Margaritas here!

It was a hot weekend, so we decided to spend a day at the Bodega coast hiking and BBQing on the beach. The next day was perfect for spending a day kayaking on Spring Lake.

We picked up our new trailer this weekend, and we had dinner at The Tides in Bodega Bay to celebrate Alysia's birthday.

Dave and I had a blast at Doug & Jessica's wedding this weekend!

We took our trailer on its first camping trip this weekend at Jenkinson Lake with Tanya, Ken and Tyler.

We made it to the Sonoma County Fair on the last day, and took some pretty pictures of the Flower Show.

We had another great weekend, and lots of fun at Scott's Birthday Party Saturday! Sunday we went on a 10-mile canoe trip on the Russian River.

Our friends Dave and Karen are off to live in North Carolina soon, and they had a great Casino Night BBQ to get their friends together one more time!

We got to take the trailer out again this weekend, and had a blast at Benbow Golf Course & Resort.

We enjoyed our Labor Day Weekend in Fort Bragg, at Dolphin Isle Marina.

We spent one of our last weekends of summer at the beautiful Canyon Creek Resort in Winters, below Lake Berryessa. The weather was HOT and the surroundings were perfect!

10/10-10/12:
The weather was gorgeous this weekend, and perfect for camping at Redwoods River Resort in Leggett!

10/18:
Dave and spent this gorgeous summer-like weekend wine tasting in Healdsburg with friends -- and had a blast!

10/24-10/26:
We've been getting really lucky with hot summer weather -- even though it's almost the end of October! We enjoyed temperatures in the 90s, while spending the weekend camping at Lake Solano Campground.

10/30:
Check out some pictures from Dave's company horseshoe tournament!

10/31/03-11/1/03:
We spent Halloween night at home giving out candy to the heards of trick-or-treaters, and had a BBQ with our good friends! Saturday night we hung out at Scott & Karen's, for some great BBQ steaks and chicken!

11/8/03:
Heidi had lots of fun Saturday at Natalie's baby shower!

11/27/03:
We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner at home this year. Heidi's been busy all month decorating for Christmas, so our house is ready for our holiday party!

11/29/03-12/6/03:
We had 11 days off and spent an entire week in beautiful Lake Tahoe! We went to Virginia City, Carson City, and took a cruise to Emerald Bay!

12/13/03:
We had a great time at our Holiday Party -- Thanks to everyone who joined us!

12/19/03:
We celebrated the last Friday before Christmas at The Flaminigo for Dave's Company Christmas Party!

12/22/03:
Heidi had fun and brought home some great wine from the company Christmas party at Armida Winery.

2/1/04:
We spent Sunday watching the Superbowl with or friends at Austin & Nate's Superbowl Party!

2/7/04:
It was nice and sunny this weekend and we had a great time at the Supercross races at SBC Park with Tanya, Ken and Tyler.

2/28/04-2/29/04:
Dave worked hard this weekend to spruce up our spare room with some new paint and wainscoting!

3/13/04-3/14/04:
We decided to take advantage of the spring-like weather this weekend and spruce up our sidewalk! Sunday was another beautiful day...and a great day for a St. Patrick's Party at Doug & Jessica's!

4/17-4/18/04:
As you will notice, Dave and I spent the weekend redesigning our website. In addition to changing the design, we've also added new features -- such as Live News feeds, a Restaurant Review page, more links, downloads and font downloads. Check it out, and let us know what you think!

4/25/04:
It's still spring, but this weekend weather was like summer! The vegetable garden we planted a couple weeks ago is already starting to take off. We spent most of the weekend doing work in the back yard.

5/1/04-5/2/04:
We've added our version of the Warm Fajita Salad to our recipes page. Try it out!
It was a great weekend for working outside. Check out new pictures of our pond this year.

5/23/04:
We're getting ready to redo our pond this summer and make it much larger. We have started a new website to help you design your own pond or water garden. We will be adding more step-by-step pictures as we construct our new pond.

5/24/04:
Check out some of Heidi's website designs on her new Website Portfolio page.

6/19/04-6/20/04:
It's the first weekend of summer, so we installed a new attic fan to help keep the upstairs cool. We also picked up a new smoker and a variety of spice rubs, and tried them all on some great baby back ribs.

6/24/04:
Our big day has come, and we are all finally home and settling into our new lives as parents to our new baby, Hunter.

7/8/04:
Of course, being new parents means taking lots of silly pics! See some silly new pics of Hunter.

7/10/04:
Dave is getting good use out of our new smoker, and made a delicious smoked whole chicken, with spicy sausage and potatoes for dinner Saturday night.

7/17/04:
It was a hot day in Willows Saturday, and we spent it celebrating Dave's dad's birthday.

7/31/04:
We took Hunter to his first real party at Scott & Karen's new house, to celebrate Scott's 30th birthday.

8/21/04:
Dave and I had a great time Saturday at Dan & Marie's wedding in Healdsburg, and Hunter enjoyed the attention from all the cute girls!

8/23/04:
Hunter is 2 months old now, and got to play with his cousins, Jordan and Tyler today.

9/18/04:
The weather was perfect this weekend for Dave's company picnic.

9/24-9/26/04:
We took Hunter on his first camping trip this weekend and went to Jenkinson Lake with Tanya, Ken, Tyler and Jordan.

10/20/04:
We thought it was time to get a truck now that we have Hunter and more stuff to take along on our camping trips. Check out our new Nissan Titan!

10/31/04:
Halloween has come and it's almost time to take down the decorations. See a glimpse of them here.

11/1/04:
We don't have much time for socializing with a 4-month old baby, so it was great to get out for a nice dinner at Scott & Karen's.

11/12/04:
Dave and I got to hang out with good friends Friday night and had a nice dinner at our house.

11/21/04:
Heidi spent a very long time on Sunday getting a start on holiday decorating by putting up the Christmas Village. Dave installed his new wireless weather station.

11/25/04:
We had a great Thanksgiving dinner this year at Tanya & Ken's house.

11/26/04-11/28/04:
The 4-day weekend gave us just enough time to get the Christmas tree decorated and get the whole house decked out for the holidays.

12/11/04:
Christmas is right around the corner, so that means it's time for Hunter to wear a silly Santa hat so mommy & daddy can take pictures. :-)

12/18/04:
As busy as we've been with Hunter, we still couldn't miss having our friends over for a Holiday Party this year!

12/25/04:
Christmas is here, and Hunter had fun opening his presents!

1/9/05:
Hunter's new 17-inch LCD TV arrived this weekend and Dave has it mounted in his room and ready to get started on many hours of cartoon viewing!

1/29/05:
Hooked on Starbucks? Find out how to make Heidi's Faux Frappuccino at home!

2/6/05:
With all the books Dave has been reading, we needed a new place to put them. Dave put together our new bookshelves this weekend, and now we have plenty of room!

2/12/05-2/14/05:
We took Hunter on his first real vacation to Lake Tahoe! We all had an absolute blast -- especially Hunter!

2/27/05:
Dave had to paint the guest bathroom twice before we decided on the right color, but it turned out great!

3/25/05:
We've all been very busy this month, but finally had some time to add a few new website pics. Check out the frogs and turtles enjoying the spring weather, and new pics of Hunter for March.

4/17/05:
Hunter's little cousin Jordan had her first birthday this weekend, and they both had fun playing and eating ice cream cake!

4/23/05:
Since we are always downstairs keeping an eye on Hunter, we decided to put a desk downstairs and move Heidi's computer. Now she can sit at a desk and not on the couch with the laptop all day!

4/30/05 - 5/1/05:
We had a nice sunny weekend to get some work done. Dave planted our vegetable garden Saturday, and also began removing the existing flagstone and plants from the pond, in preparation for the new pond construction.

5/23/05:
We thought things around here were crazy already, but they are even more crazy with our new baby girl running around!

5/24/05:
We will need a lot of wine to get through Hunter's toddler years. We decided to get a 32-bottle wine cooler to prepare!

5/28/05:
Dave is spending his 4-day weekend working on the new pond. We have set up a temporary holding area and started transferring the fish. Check out our progress.

6/9/05:
We were worried about our baby turtle getting along with the two older turtles now that they are together in the temporary pond. Fortunately, he seems to be getting along with them just fine!

6/11/05:
We took some time out Saturday to enjoy great food and good company at Lawrence & Susan's BBQ!

6/11/05:
Our pond kit was delivered last weekend so Dave continued on the new pond. We're just about ready to install the liner!

6/18/05:
We decided to get a friend for Allie, so we brought home Lily this weekend!

6/24/05:
It seems like just yesterday we brought Hunter home, but he celebrated his first birthday this weekend!

7/2/05:
Dave has a 4-day weekend, and has already made lots of progress on the new pond! We can't wait to see how it looks by the end of the weekend!

7/9/05:
We spent more time working on the pond this weekend. We've added some new Koi, more water plants, and started planting some ground cover and grasses.

7/16 - 1/17/05:
Hunter had fun Saturday at Olivia's birthday party! The weather was great Sunday, and a perfect day to go to Doran Beach.

7/24/05:
We finally set up Hunter's swimming pool this weekend, and he had a blast splashing around!

7/29-31/05:
Hunter had a blast this weekend camping with his cousins in Willits!

8/6-8/7/05:
We went to the fair ealy Saturday to beat the heat. The weather was gorgeous and Hunter had fun looking at all the animals! Sunday was Hunter's first time at Chuck E. Cheese and he had a lots of fun!

9/10-9/11/05:
We decided to relax this weekend so we took Hunter on a bike ride to the park on Saturday so he could enjoy the beautiful weather. Sunday he got to play outside with his cousins while daddy played ping pong. Heidi spent some time updating her website portfolio, so you can check out all the work she's been doing while trying to keep an eye on Hunter!

9/17/05:
The was perfect Saturday for Dave's company picnic, and Hunter had a blast running around the basketball courts!

10/17/05:
Hunter got his Halloween costume this weekend. We're not yet sure how successful we'll be at getting him to wear it on Halloween...

10/22/05:
We've decided to make some changes in the loft soon, and have started by taking out some of the furniture and adding a new Foosball table.

11/5/05:
Heidi took down the Halloween decorations this weekend, but here are pictures of them while they were still up!

11/13/05:
We don't get to go to the movies much with Hunter, so we are always adding to our DVD library. Check out our updated movie list.

11/24/05:
We had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving at home this year, while Heidi worked on Christmas decorating.

11/26/05:
Heidi has just finished a new website for Faeries in the Attic® (for her mom's sculptures sold on eBay). The site is a work in progress, but it is up and running!

12/4/05:
Heidi has had the house decorated for Christmas since Thanksgiving, but just got around to taking some pictures.

12/18/05:
Now that Hunter is a little older, Dave has had time to get back to his reading. We've added a list of books Dave has read over the last year or so.

12/20/05:
Heidi had her company Christmas party at Q-Zar this week.

12/24/05 - 12/25/05:
We enjoyed Christmas weekend looking at Christmas lights on Saturday, and watching Hunter open up all of his toys Christmas morning!  Even Allie & Lily got presents!

12/26/05:
Heidi's still keeping busy designing new websites every day. Check out the new additions to her website portfolio.

12/31/05:
We spent New Year's Eve at home watching DVDs. We baked a cake, and even Hunter and Lily were ready to ring in the New Year!

1/3/06:
Since we've both had time off for the holidays, Heidi took some time to update our home photos for the downstairs and upstairs. Dave took some time today to insall the new bathroom light he got Heidi for Christmas.

1/14/06:
We spent some time this weekend adding a 5-star rating system to our DVD list, as well as Dave's book list. Check them out! We also added the finishing touches to our newly-painted bathroom.

1/22/06:
Sunday almost felt like a spring day, so we took Hunter for a walk to the park to play...

2/20/06:
Dave had 4 1/2 days off for the holiday, so he decided to start working on the pond fencing. (new pictures added 2/25)

3/18-3/19/06:
It finally stopped raining and the sun came out for Doug & Jessica's St. Patrick's party on Saturday. Sunday we spent some time in the backyard enjoying the nice weather. It's almost spring, so we'll be doing some new landscape around the new pond soon.

4/8/06:
It's been raining for weeks now, but the rain stopped today for Karen's Bridal Shower. Later, Heidi & Hunter went shopping in Petaluma while Dave got an oil change on the truck.

4/15/06-4/16/06:
Hunter had fun hanging out with Jordan and Tyler and eating ice cream cake for Jordan's birthday Saturday. Easter Sunday was wet outside, so Hunter had fun doing an indoor Easter egg hunt.

4/21/06-4/28/06:
We haven't been on vacation for a while, so we really enjoyed our week off in Tahoe!

5/6/06:
With the nice spring weather comes lots of flowers blooming in the back yard. Even the water lillies in the pond are ready to bloom.

5/17/06:
We've got our flooring and are finally ready to install the hardwood floors! Dave has been busy removing the carpet and prepping for the upcoming installation.

5/21/06:
The floor installation is under way and looking even better than we expected. We should be able to move the furniture back soon!

5/23/06:
Our vegetable garden is planted and we are hoping to have enough tomatos, peppers and squash to last us all summer!
5/27/06:
Saturday was a beautiful day and we all had a nice time at Heidi's brother's graduation. Hunter had a blast running around on the grass!

5/29/06:
The new floors are done and all that is left are the stairs and floor mouldings! We hope to finish up next weekend.

6/3/06:
It felt like summer Saturday and couldn't have been a more perfect day for Scott and Karen's wedding. We had a blast!

6/24/06:
It was Hunter's 2nd birthday on Saturday and the weather was perfect. We had a great time hanging out in the back yard while the kids got to play.

6/26/06:
Hunter is getting bigger every day! Check out some movie clips of Hunter this month.

7/13/06:
We've added almost 30 DVDs to our collection since our DVD database was updated last. Check out our updated list!

7/15/06-7/16/06:
It was super hot in Willows Saturday, but Hunter had a blast playing at the park! Sunday morning we finally got the hot tub moved in preparation for our new dining area outside.

7/18/06:
Heidi is always busy designing new websites for clients. Check out the new additions to Heidi's Website Portfolio.

7/20/06:
Preparation has begun for construction on our exterior wall in the back yard.

8/4/06-8/5/06:
Heidi's 20-year reunion is this weekend. This is a 2-day event starting with cocktails at Latitude in Rohnert Park Friday, and dinner at the Villa Restuarant on Saturday.

8/5/06:
It's fair time again so we took Hunter to the Sonoma County Fair today to check it out.

8/11/06-8/13/06:
We decided we better get in a few camping trips before summer is over, so we spent a fun weekend in Lake Solano.

8/14/06:
We finally had the carpeting installed on the stairs this week so we don't get splinters in our feet anymore!

8/23/06:
A few new photos have been added to Heidi's 20-Year Reunion pages at Latitude and The Villa.

8/27/06:
Our old liquor cabinet was too small and didn't match the new flooring, so we bought a new cabinet this weekend and it looks great!

9/17/06:
It was a beautiful weekend to work in the yard, so we spent some time preparing our new outdoor area and arranging our new outdoor furniture.

9/30/06-10/1/06:
We have added some potted palms and new accessories to our outdoor retreat. Check out the pictures we've added. We also spent some time this weekend planting new plants in the border area around the lawn. Of course, Halloween is right around the corner, so Heidi started Halloween decorations on Sunday.

10/15/06:
Halloween is just around the corner, so we took Hunter to the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze to pick out some huge pumpkins!

10/22/06:
It was in the 80s today so we took Hunter to Scandia for miniature golf and games. Dave also worked on some projects and added some new storage shelves in the garage.

10/28/06-10/29/06:
Halloween is only a few days away, so we started carving pumpkins this weekend! We also picked up an outdoor rug to make our new patio furniture more cozy.

10/31/06:
Hunter was a very cute pirate for Halloween and really enjoyed his candy!

11/05/06:
It was a beautiful day today, and a perfect day for a bike ride and playing at the park.

11/11/06-11/12/06:
Christmas is right around the corner, so Heidi has started setting up the Christmas village. Sunday, we took Hunter to Train Town in Sonoma and all had a great time!

11/19/06:
We are continuing our holiday decorating, and had fun decorating Hunter's tree Sunday. The big tree is next!

11/22/06-11/24/06:
We had an absolute blast in Disneyland and California Adventure over Thanksgiving vacation.

11/26/06:
Heidi decorated our 12-foot Christmas tree today! Only a few more things to do and we will be done with the Christmas decorations!

12/3/06:
We are continuing to have fun getting ready for the holidays, so we all pitched in to build our gingerbread house on Sunday.

12/10/06:
The holidays are almost here, so we spent Sunday in Willows visiting Dave's family.

12/15/06-12/16/06:
'Tis the season for parties! We enjoyed a nice evening out Friday night for Dave's company Christmas party. Heidi and Hunter built a gingerbread tree on Saturday, and we've added more pictures of our Christmas decorations. We also took a few family Christmas pictures on Sunday.

12/21/06:
Heidi and Dave had a great time Thursday night at Heidi's company Christmas party.

12/24/06-12/25/06:
We drove around and looked at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve, and had fun opening presents all morning Christmas day!

12/31/06:
Well, it's been a whole year since we've updated the rotating photos in our Flash header, so we thought it was time to update it for the new year! We spent a quiet New Year's Eve at home this year watching TV with Hunter.

2/3/07:
We've added 3 new links to Hunter's photos for January.

2/10/07:
Our master bedroom was feeling too cramped, so we decided to spend a day redoing our room.

2/18/07:
Now that we have redone our master bedroom, we thought it was time for a new TV. We picked up a 42" plasma TV this weekend.

3/3/07:
The weather has been nice enough to start doing yard work again, so Dave started redoing the side walkway border with flagstone.

3/16/07:
Spring is almost here and we've been spending a lot of time cleaning up in the yard. The warm weather is also making the pond turtles, bullfrog and fish very happy

3/24/07-3/25/07:
We had a lot of fun hanging out with friends Saturday for a get-together at our house.

We've been doing a lot of yard work and have added new photos of the yard and pond. We've also added some new photos of the sidewalk border Dave has finished with flagstone and gravel.

Sunday we took some time out to finish cleaning the garage and set up a gym area for Dave.

3/31/07-4/1/07:
Hunter had fun Saturday watching the Hamster Races at Petco. Saturday afternoon Ryan and Lena visited from Berkeley, then Dave planted the vegetable garden. Hunter also had fun this weekend riding his ATV in the back yard.

4/8/07:
The weather was great on Easter Sunday, and Hunter had a good time hunting for eggs outside.

4/14/07-4/15/07:
We've updated our online DVD movie database and have added 16 movies since January! We all had fun Sunday at Jordan's 3rd birthday party.

4/29/07:
We've been spending some time redoing our loft, and will be painting it soon. We've added some photos of the loft so far.

5/9/07:
The weather was gorgeous in Lake Tahoe and we really enjoyed our week off!

5/13/07:
We enjoyed the wather outside this weekend and spent some time working in the front yard.

5/19/07:
It was a perfect weekend for Hunter and Olivia to play at the park.

5/22/07:
Hunter had his first real injury and had to go the the ER for two stiches!

5/26/07-5/27/07:
We had a blast Saturday seeing the whales, dolphins, and much more at Discovery Kingdom. Dave spent some time outside Sunday adding a rock edging around the pond.

6/10/07:
Dave took some time Sunday to build Hunter's new clubhouse.

6/23/07-6/24/07:
We had a full weekend! Dave spent some time doing yard work and cleaning the pond Saturday. Sunday was Hunter's 3rd birthday and he had a blast!

6/30/07-7/01/07
Summertime means hungry Egrets and Blue Herons trying to eat our koi. We haven't lost a fish to birds since we've had the deeper pond. Today we watched an Egret sit on the fence for over 20 minutes!

We installed some sun shades on the gazebo this weekend. We also gave the cats baths! We've added some new photos of the pond and vegetable garden, as well as new photos of Hunter's clubhouse -- including the pirate curtains Heidi made!

7/03/07-7/04/07
We had a blast Tuesday night hanging out with friends and watching the fireworks at Analy High School. The 4th of July was hot and Hunter spent most of the day cooling down in his little pool.

7/21/07-7/22/07
It was a perfect day for Jessica and Paloma's double birthday bash on Saturday. Sunday was hot, but not too hot to go to the Sonoma County Fair.

8/19/07
It was a beautiful weekend and perfect weather for Olivia's 3rd birtyday party.

8/24/07-7/26/07
We all had a great time this weekend camping at Lake Solano!

9/1/07
We've updated our online DVD database again. We've finally hit 400!

9/3/07
It was another hot weekend and a beautiful day to take Hunter to Train Town.

9/8/07
Hunter asks every day when we will put up our Halloween Decorations, so we decided to do it early this year!

9/8/07
Take a look at our DaveAndHeidi.com Home Pages from the past!

9/28/07
Hunter got his Haloween costume today and we tried it on for fun.

10/7/07
It was sunny & warm Sunday and a great day for the pumpkin patch!

10/14/07
Halloween is right around the corner, so we've added more pictures of our decorations!

10/28/07
It was a nice sunny weekend to pick out some pumpkins at the pumpkin patch.

10/30/07-10/31/07
We carved three Jack-O-Lanters for Halloween, and Hunter had a great time Trick-or-Treating!

11/6/07-11/7/07
We all enjoyed our trip to Disneyland and California Adventure this week!

11/10/07
It's never too early to start Christmas decorating! We finished Hunter's tree today.

11/21/07-11/22/07
We're getting a lot done this 4-day weekend! The big Christmas tree is already finished, and we all enjoyed a great Thanksgiving dinner at home on Thursday.

12/1/07-12/2/07
We put up a few pictures of our Christmas decorations so far. Heidi also added a few pics of her early Christmas present! We took a few minutes to snap a few family pictures on Sunday so we can send out our Christmas cards.

12/8/07
It was chilly outside this weekend, but we spent some time doing some yard work.

12/15/07
We had a full day of work parties, first Heidi's office party in the afternoon, and then Dave's company party at the Hilton in the evening!

12/23/07-12/25/07
We finally got around to building our gingerbread house for Christas. Dave gave Hunter a haircut on Monday. Tuesday was mostly spent opening gifts, then trying to find room for all of Hunter's new things!

12/31/07
We all had a nice time spending an evening at home celebrating New Year's Eve!



1/6/08
We haven't updated our online DVD list since September. We took some time to update it and have added 30 new DVDs since then!

1/18/08
We replaced our monitor downstairs with a new 24-inch monitor.

1/26/08
Heidi spent some time this weekend making a scrapbook for Hunter.

2/10/08
We were busy all weekend, but didn't take a lot of pictures! We did add some photos of Hunter getting a haircut. We also updated our DVD database.

2/16/08
We started the 3-day weekend off great with a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

2/24/08
It was stormy weather this weekend, but the rain lightened up enough for Dave to play paintball with Ken & Tyler.

3/2/08
The weather was gorgeous this weekend so we potted some new trees by the front entry, and Hunter and Heidi baked cupcakes.

3/3/08
Heidi has been busy designing lots of websites. Check out the updated web portfolio.

3/3/08
We had a very productive weekend! The weather was perfect for yard work. We also added a storage cabinet to our laundry room.

3/15/08
We are busy this weekend getting ready for spring. We are working on a patio addition, and we've also planted the vegetable garden. We've also got Hunter's Easter basket and are getting ready for next weekend!

3/23/08
We enjoyed the gorgeous weather this weekend and spent time cleaning up in the backyard. We also finished painting the new cement addition to the patio. After all that hard work, we relaxed under the gazebo.

Hunter had fun coloring eggs Saturday night. Of course, Hunter had a blast Sunday morning looking for Easter eggs.

3/29/08
The weather was gloomy Saturday morning, but Heidi and Hunter hung out at the Petaluma Village Outlets while Dave took the truck in for a tune-up. We are continuing to plant new things and spruce up the back yard for spring, and have added some new pics. We have also added some new photos of the pond this year.

The weather warmed up Sunday, so we all spent time outside and Dave and Hunter had fun practicing football.

4/5/08
We've updated our DVD list again, and have added 18 new movies since February! We are continuing to work in the yard, and have added a few new pics to our Spring 2008 pages.

4/13/08
We've been spending so much time hanging out in the gazebo, we gave it its own page. Hunter's cousin Jordan had her 4th birthday party Sunday, and we all had a fun time!

4/19/08
Saturday was a nice day for a drive to Greg & Shirley's for a BBQ.
As always, we spent a lot of time in the yard this weekend. We've planted new things and added pictures to our Spring 2008 pages, as well as 1 new photo to our Gazebo page.

4/26/08-4/27/08
We're busy this weekend and are almost done painting two walls in the house. Our new camera came today, and we tested it out taking some pictures of Hunter outside.

Check out what Hunter found outside when he went looking for frogs...

4/28/08
The snake was still hanging around today, so Dave came home early to transport him to a new location. He also took Hunter to the park for some fun time.

5/3/08
We took so many pictures this weekend, we didn't even have time to add them all! We've added our pics from a great day at Great America Sunday. We've also added photos of our side yard makeover.

5/12/08
We had another nice weekend. We saw Ironman on Saturday, and then built a cabinet in the garage for extra food storage. We went to the San Francisco Zoo with friends on Sunday. Hunter also got a new fish.

5/24/08
The weather was rainy on Saturday, so the Willows BBQ got moved indoors.

We've updated our DVD database again and are up to 464 DVDs!

5/31/08
It was a nice weekend, and Saturday was the perfect day for Jennifer & Jake's wedding.

6/5/08
Check out some cute pictures of Hunter and Jordan at the park today.

6/7/08
Hunter had a blast this weekend at Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate Wolfie's 3rd birthday.

6/22/08
The weather cooled down just enough on Sunday for Hunter's birthday party.

6/29/08
Hunter had fun this weekend trying out his new air gun. Heidi took some time this weekend to update our online DVD database. We are up to 475 DVDs!

7/3/08 - 7/6/08
We all enjoyed the great 4th of July fireworks display from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Saturday was a perfect day for miniature golf and games at Scandia Fun Center. Sunday was hot so Hunter cooled down in his little alligator pool.

7/12/08
So far it's been a good weekend. Hunter got a new guitar, and spent time Saturday playing on his slip-n-slide. We also got some work done around the house and set up Heidi's craft area in the garage.

7/19/08 - 7/20/08
Heidi and Hunter had a nice day shopping at the Petaluma Village Outlets Saturday. Sunday we all had fun at Olivia's birthday party.

7/27/08
We had a full weekend and enjoyed a day at the Sonoma County Fair on Sunday. Hunter and Dave took some time out to practice shooting with Hunter's paintball gun.

8/2/08
We enjoyed the gorgeous summer weather at Scandia this weekend.

8/16/08
Heidi & Hunter had fun building a haunted pirate ship together on Saturday.

8/23/08
It was a hot summer day and we all had a fun time at the Nut Tree Theme Park on Saturday.

8/29/08
Heidi and Hunter had fun Friday night converting the guest room bathroom to the new kid's bathroom. Hunter loves it!

8/31/08
We found a huge Praying Mantis in the yard from the egg sack we hung a few months ago.

Dave moved Heidi's craft cabinet so she has everything she needs at her new craft area in the garage!

SEPTEMBER 2008:

  • 9/2/08
    Dave had one more day off, so he painted the kid's bathroom.

    9/6/08 - 9/7/08
    We're continuing with our projects and painting the loft this weekend. We also installed new blinds in the master bedroom.

  • 9/12/08
    Our online DVD database has been updated again. Heidi and Hunter are already getting ready for the Holidays and set up the Halloween Village this weekend. We even set up a mini-Halloween display for Hunter a few weeks ago!

  • 9/14/08
    We are doing a lot of rearranging and got two new curio cabinets this weekend for the loft and the family room.

  • 9/17/08
    We got our blinds for the loft today and they look great!

  • 9/20/08
    We are still working on home projects! Saturday Dave painted the new baby room, while Heidi updated Hunter's room.

  • 9/27/08 - 9/28/08
    We decided it's time to put all of the Halloween decorations out, and we're just about done! Sunday Heidi and Hunter had fun making our Halloween gingerbread house.

    We've also added a few more things to Hunter's newly-decorated room.

    OCTOBER 2008:

  • 10/5/08
    We've updated our online DVD database again and added 9 movies. We are almost at 500!

  • 10/12/08
    We had a pretty relaxing weekend, but Hunter had some fun making his Mr. Potato Head pirate pumpkin.

  • 10/26/08
    Heidi had fun working on a couple baby projects this weekend.

  • 10/30/08
    It's almost Halloween, so we spent some time carving two Jack-O-Lanterns!

  • 10/31/08
    The rain stopped Halloween night so Hunter had a great time Trick-or-Treating!




    NOVEMBER 2008:

  • 11/2/08
    We got a headstart on holiday decorating and spent Sunday decorating Hunter's Christmas tree!

  • 11/16/08
    Our latest website update is our biggest -- a complete redesign! We are in the testing phase and will be going through the pages to be sure all links are working, etc. Please email us if you notice any broken links or other errors on the pages. We are still working on the "Cats & More" section, which will be completed soon. We've done over 1100 pages and are happy to have the new site up and running!

  • 11/22/08 - 11/23/08
    It was sunny and warm today and a perfect day for Hunter and Heidi to go shopping at the Petaluma Village Outlet Mall. Heidi is still keeping busy designing new websites, and has updated her website portfolio.

  • 11/27/08
    We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner at home Thursday, and Heidi got a good start on the Christmas decorations.

    DECEMBER 2008:

  • 12/2/08
    Today was the last of Dave's 6 days off, so he took Hunter to the park for some fun.

  • 12/6/08 - 12/7/08
    We got our new bigger mattresses Friday and Dave spent Saturday setting them up, while Heidi shopped for new bedding.

    Saturday Heidi finished the last of holiday decorating and put some lights in the trees outside.

  • 12/12/08 - 12/13/08
    We enjoyed a night out Friday at Dave's company Christmas party.

    Saturday Dave installed a ceiling fan light and put more Christmas tree lights in the tree outside. Heidi built a SpongeBob gingerbread house, while Hunter had fun playing Half-Life on the computer.

    Sunday we took some time to take family pictures so we could order our Christmas cards.

  • 12/19/08 - 12/21/08
    We've updated our online DVD database again. We are up to 520 DVDs!

    Allie & Lily are all grown up now, so we've added a few new pictures of the two of them. Sunday night we took a drive to Rohnert Park to look at Christmas lights.

  • 12/24/08 - 12/25/08
    Hunter got a headstart on opening gifts and picked one present to open today.

    Hunter spent all morning opening gifts Christmas day. Then we took hours unpacking toys, playing, and cleaning up!

  • 12/31/08
    We relaxed at home and watched movies on New Year's Eve. Even Hunter got to stay up until 2009!

    JANUARY 2009:

  • 1/9/09 - 1/10/09
    We've updated our DVD list again and added 7 new movies. Heidi has also updated her website portfolio.

    Satuurday was a nice sunny day, and perfect for a drive to the Jelly Belly Factory. Sunday Dave went to watch Peter's RC Club have some fun at Santa Rosa Creek.

  • 1/18/09
    It was another nice weekend, so Sunday we took Hunter to Scandia to play games and go on the bumper boats. Sunday night Dave made his delicious pork spare ribs.

  • 1/20/09
    We've changed the format of our Events page. Check it out!

  • 1/22/09
    Our DVD Database has been updated again. We are up to 531 DVDs!

  • 1/24/09
    We've added a new links page for Things to Do in Sonoma County. We will be redoing our other Links pages when we have time. We've also redesigned our Favorite Restaurants page.

  • 1/26/09
    It was sunny today, so Heidi and Hunter took a walk to the park.
    We've updated our page of Sonoma County Business Links.

  • 1/28/09 - 1/30/09
    After 9 long months of waiting, we finally brought Ryder home!

  • 1/31/09
    Ryder is alraedy feeling right at home. We've added a few new photos from his first full day here.

    FEBRUARY 2009:

  • 2/1/09
    Yet more pictures of Ryder.

  • 2/14/09
    We had a nice relaxing Valentine's Day at home Saturday.

  • 2/17/09
    New pictures of Hunter and Ryder.

  • 2/19/09
    We've added new DVDs to our collection, and updated our online DVD Database.

  • 2/26/09
    Dave moved the new gun safe today, while Heidi gave Ryder a bath.

    MARCH 2009:

  • 3/5/09
    The sun came out today and we had a nice visit from Jessica and her kids.

  • 3/7/09
    It was another sunny day, so we took some time to work in the front yard.

  • 3/15/09
    We spent most of the weekend relaxing around the house, but Dave installed a new toilet seat downstairs. We've also updated our online DVD Database.

  • 3/29/09
    Our DVD Database has been updated again.

    We've started spring cleaning outside by pressure washing the patio. We all enjoyed the beautiful spring weather, and are seeing signs of spring already.

    APRIL 2009:

  • 4/5/09
    Easter is almost here, so Heidi made a cute Easter basket for Hunter. The weather was great this weekend and we had fun at Jordan's birthday party.

  • 4/10/09
    Hunter and Heidi got ready for Easter coloring Easter eggs today.

  • 4/11/09 - 4/12/09
    Saturday we went to Willows to visit Dave's family.

    Sunday Hunter had fun doing his Easter Egg hunt, then he helped Dave plant the vegetable garden. Heidi and Ryder spent some time outside watching Dave and Hunter work.

  • 4/15/09
    Dave cleaned the pond filters for spring, and the water is crystal clear. The koi, turtles and bullfrog are all enjoying their clean pond!

  • 4/25/09
    Our DVD Database has been updated. Heidi's Website Portfolio has also been updated.

    MAY 2009:

  • 5/1/09
    We had a nice visit with Scott & Karen at our house Friday night for pizza and drinks!

  • 5/16/09
    Dave made a great fish dinner Saturday night, so we added the recipe to the webiste. We had a blast Sunday at the beach.

    We've updated our online DVD database again, and added 7 new DVDs.

  • 5/23/09
    Saturday we took a drive to Berkeley for Ryan's graduation from UC Berkeley. Monday we relaxed with a few Coronas while Dave barbecued a Tri-Tip roast dinner.

  • 5/29/09
    Heidi & Hunter had fun Thursday on our playdate at the park.

  • 5/29/09-5/31/09
    We had so much fun camping at Lake Solano this weekend!

  • 5/29/09-5/31/09
    We have a lot to do this weekend. So far Dave installed a solar light for Hunter's clubhouse, and began working on the play area for Hunter's new climbing rock.

    JUNE 2009:

  • 6/12/09-6/14/09
    We spent the weekend camping in Willits. There were tons of things to do, and we all had a great time.

  • 6/17/09
    We're just about done with Hunter's new play area.

  • 6/20/09
    Hunter's 5th birthday party was Saturday, and he had a blast!

  • 6/27/09-6/28/09
    We spent the hot summer weekend having fun with friends. Saturday we went to Sunrise Park for Ailey's 3rd birthday, and Sunday we went to Traintown in Sonoma.

    JULY 2009:

  • 7/4/09
    It was foggy and a little chilly Saturday night, but we still had fun watching the Fourth of July fireworks!

  • 7/5/09
    We've updated our DVD database.

  • 7/11/09-7/13/09
    It was perfect summer weather Saturday to check out the Pacific Coast Air Museum. Sunday we took a drive up to Cow Mountain, and Monday we had fun at Discovery Kingdom.

    Dave took some time this weekend to build a target for shooting practice.

  • 7/18/09-7/19/09
    Saturday we went to check out the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center.

    Sunday we all had a blast at Olivia & AJ's birthday party. We also picked up some new couches on the way home!

  • 7/26/09
    The weather was gorgeous Sunday, and perfect for a drive to Geyserville to see Old Faithful.

    AUGUST 2009:

  • 8/1/09-8/2/09
    Dave finished building the overhead storage in the garage today. We also picked up a new rug for the living room.

    Sunday we went to the pet store and set Hunter up with some hermit crabs!

  • 8/8/09
    Today Dave went shooting at Cow Mountain, then we went to Roberts Lake so Ryder could see the ducks & geese. Hunter enjoyed them too!

  • 8/15/09-8/16/09:
    We had a BBQ at our house Saturday. It was great to hang out with friends, and Dave's BBQ came out great as always! Sunday we went to the Air Show.

  • 8/21/09-8/24/09:
    We had a great time camping at Brannan Island this weekend.

    We've added 7 new DVDs to our online DVD Database.

    We both had Monday off, so we spent Monday morning at Fort Point in San Francisco.

  • 8/29/09-9/30/09:
    We spent Saturday morning in Petaluma at the Petaluma Village Outlets, then walking around at Shollenberger Park.

    Sunday was a perfect morning to let the kid's play at Willard Libbey park.

    SEPTEMBER 2009:

  • 9/5/09-9/7/09
    We've been busy this weekend painting -- and repainting -- the master bedroom!

    Monday night Heidi got an early start on Halloween decorating and set up the Halloween Village.

  • 9/8/09
    Today our new headboard for the master bedroom was delivered. Now the bedroom is almost finished! (We are just looking for something to hang over the bed)

  • 9/17/09
    Hunter & Ryder got to play with Ailey & Rylan at the park today.

  • 9/19/09-9/20/09
    Heidi spent Saturday decorating for Halloween.   Sunday we took a drive to Cow Mountain and had a great time!

    OCTOBER 2009:

  • 10/5/09-10/9/09
    The weather was gorgeous in Lake Tahoe, and there was even a little snow for the kids to play with!

  • 10/11/09
    It was chilly Sunday, but we still had fun at the Adobe Pumpkin Patch.

  • 10/17/09-10/18/09
    Heidi has updated her Website Portfolio with several new websites. Sunday we took a drive to Cow Mountain for some family fun!

  • 10/31/09
    Dave made his meatloaf this week so we've posted his own recipe. Saturday the kids had a blast going out Trick-or-Treating.

    NOVEMBER 2009:

  • 11/1/09
    Sunday was a gorgeous day for a drive to Cow Mountain.

  • 11/8/09
    The holidays are right around the corner, so Heidi decorated Ryder's first Christmas tree Sunday.

  • 11/11/09
    We took a late afternoon walk Wednesday to the park to meet up with friends at the park.

  • 11/14/09
    Heidi is continuing to decorate the house for Christmas and just finished Hunter's tree.

  • 11/15/09
    Heidi is spending the weekend decorating the big tree!

  • 11/22/09
    Heidi continued on Christmas decorations yesterday and Dave put lights outside. We're almost done!

  • 11/26/09-11/29/09
    We enjoyed Thanksgiving at home Thursday, and had a great turkey dinner! Friday we went to visit Dave's family in Willows.

    DECEMBER 2009:

  • 12/6/09
    Christmas is right around the corner, so we took family photos for our Christmas card today.

  • 12/13/09
    Heidi and the boys had fun Sunday making the gingerbread house.

  • 12/18/09-12/19/09
    Friday night Dave set up the new TV and stand in the loft. Saturday we had fun having pizza and drinks at our house with Tanya, Ken and Ryan.

    We've updated our online DVD database and added 25 new DVDs!

  • 12/24/09-12/25/09
    The kids got to open one gift each on Christmas Eve, then we went for a walk around the neighborhood. Christmas Day was nice and sunny, and the kids had a blast with their new presents.

  • 12/31/09
    We all enjoyed a relaxing evening at home on New Year's Eve.




    JANUARY 2010:

  • 1/23/10
    We took a drive to Robert L. Stevens park this morning looking for snow. Hunter found enough to throw a few snowballs at dad!

  • 1/30/10
    The rain stopped today, and everyone had a fun time at our hourse for Ryder's 1st birthday! We got a surprise when we looked out in the back yard and saw a hawk having lunch.

    Sunday we took a drive to Cow Mountain for Dave to play paintball and shoot his new guns.

    FEBRUARY 2010:

  • 2/7/10
    We've updated our online DVD database and added 20 new movies.

  • 2/14/10
    The kid's enjoyed the spring-like weather and played outside today. Heidi and Hunter were surprised with some great Valentine's Day goodies!

  • 2/20/10
    We had a great time hanging out with old friends at our house Saturday night.

  • 2/25/10
    Heidi and the boys had a great time at the park today with Jessica, Ailey & Rylan.

  • 2/28/10
    The sun made it out today for the guys to have some fun playing paintball.

    MARCH 2010:

  • 2/28/10
    We decided to add a freezer to the garage for more storage, and are having fun stocking it up!

  • 3/18/10
    It was in the 80s today and perfect weather for a playdate at the park!

  • 3/27/10
    We all had fun Saturday at Train Town in Sonoma!

    APRIL 2010:

  • 4/2/10-4/3/10
    We got a break from the rain Saturday for our visit to Willows for Thomas' birthday.
    We barely missed the rain Sunday morning for a backyard Easter egg hunt.

  • 4/10/10
    We had a fun Saturday afternoon at Jordan's 6th birthday party.

  • 4/16/10
    The weekend is off to a great start with a playdate at the park and setting up the new trampoline on Friday.

  • 4/16/10
    It was a beautiful weekend to plant our vegetable garden.

    MAY 2010:

    5/2/10
    The weather couldn't have been more perfect for a fun day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Sunday!

    5/14/10-5/16/10
    We had a great time in Cloverdale this weekend on our first camping trip this year!

    5/22/10
    We beat the rain Saturday morning and took a drive to Cow Mountain.

    5/26/10
    We've updated our DVD database and added 19 new DVDs since February.

    5/29/10-5/30/10
    Yosemite was very busy Memorial Day weekend, but we still had a great time seeing the beautiful sites!



    JUNE 2010:

    6/6/10
    It is finally feeling like summer, so it was time to set up our new gazebo Sunday!

    6/13/10
    The weather cooled off a little and the wind died down to make it a perfect day for Hunter's birthday party.

    6/18/10-6/21/10
    We spent Father's Day weekend camping in Willits and the boys had a great time with so much to do!

    6/24/10
    Today was Hunter's birthday, so we made it a good day of goodies and special treats.

    6/25/10-6/27/10
    Friday night was a beautiful summer evening to go to the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. Sunday was hot and Hunter had a blast on the bumper boats at Scandia.

    6/30/10
    Now that the weather is heating up, we decided to set up the inflatable pool for the boys to cool off this summer.

    JULY 2010:

    7/3/10-7/4/10
    We had a great Fourth of July weekend with Ailey's birthday party at Sunrise Park on Saturday, and watching the fairground fireworks on Sunday.

    7/5/10
    We took advantage of Dave's day off Monday and went to play paintball at Sheldon Creek.

    7/8/10
    We've updated our online DVD database and added 8 new DVDs.

    7/11/10
    We added a new turtle, Shubunkin, two channel catfish and 3 bullfrog tadpoles to the pond today!

    7/17/10-7/19/10:
    Saturday was hot and perfect for a drive to Bodega.
    Dave had Monday off, so we spent the afternoon at Howarth Park with the boys.

    7/25/10:
    We all had fun Sunday at Olivia & Austin's Super Hero birthday party!

    7/26/10:
    We had a fun Monday morning play date at the park with Jessica, Ailey & Rylan.

    AUGUST 2010:

    8/4/10:
    Hunter had his first soccer practice at Oak Grove School Wednesday evening.

    8/8/10:
    Summer will be over soon, so we thought we better squeeze in a BBQ with Doug & Jessica at our house.

    8/10/10:
    Updated our DVD Database today.

    8/11/10:
    We've added a new page to list photos from Hunter's first year of soccer.

    8/18/10:
    Hunter has already been to 5 a soccer practices! They got to do a scrimmage tonight.

    8/21/10-8/22/10:
    Hunter had a great soccer practice Saturday morning at Forestville Elementary School.
    The weather was perfect Sunday for the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show.

    8/23/10:
    Dave had today off so we spent the afternoon at Giorgi Park in Healdsburg, then had lunch in Windsor at Mary's.

    8/25/10:
    Hunter had another great soccer practice this evening!

    8/28/10:
    Hunter had his first soccer scrimmage against another team today.

    8/29/10:
    Our neighborhood park was getting overgrown with weeds, so Dave took a few hours out today to pull weeds.

    OCTOBER 2010:

    10/2/10:
    We had a busy day today with Hunter's soccer game this morning, but we were all very excited about his team's first win!

    10/4/10:
    Hunter had a soccer game tonight, and we have the Harvest Cup Tournament this weekend!

    10/9/10:
    It was a very long day at Ragle Ranch park Saturday, but we all enjoyed watching Hunter in the Harvest Cup!

    10/12/10-10/15/10:
    We had a blast in Disneyland and have a ton of photos from our trip!

    10/16/10:
    It was chilly Saturday morning, but we still had fun watching Hunter's soccer game at Oak Grove.

    10/21/10:
    We've updated our online DVD database again.

    10/27/10:
    We were able to dodge most of the rain Wednesday evening to take the kids to the Adobe Pumpkin Patch.

    10/30/10:
    We carved pumpkins tonight to get ready for Halloween tomorrow!

    10/30/10:
    The boys had a blast trick-or-treating with their cousins Sunday night.

    NOVEMBER 2010:

    11/4/10:
    Hunter had a great time at his first school Science Fair today!

    11/6/10:
    Heidi decided to get a jump on the holiday decorating by setting up Ryder's little tree.

    11/8/10:
    Hunter enjoyed seeing his soccer buddies again at the soccer party at Round Table.

    11/13/10:
    We're continuing to decorate for Christmas and just finished Hunter's tree.

    11/21/10:
    We have the big
    Christmas tree up and started decorating it this weekend.

    11/25/10:
    The weather was nice and sunny Thursday for us to BBQ our turkey and enjoy a nice walk with the boys after Thanksgiving dinner.

    11/30/10:
    Tuesday was Dave's last day off so we took a drive to Cow Mountain for some fun outdoors.

    DECEMBER 2010:

    12/5/10:
    Hunter tried ice skating for the first time today, and Ryder had a blast getting a chair ride on the ice!

    12/8/10:
    We've updated our online DVD Database with 8 new DVDs.

    12/8/10:
    We enjoyed a night out with no kids at Dave's company Christmas party Friday night.

    12/11/10:
    The sun actually came out while we were at the park Saturday morning for a play date with Brian & Lukas.

    12/12/10:
    We had fun taking family pictures for our Christmas card today!

    12/12/10:
    The rain stayed away Sunday night so we could visit Rohnert Park and check out all the cool Christmas lights.

    12/16/10:
    Hunter had a lot of fun at the school craft fair today, and made lots of fun goodies!

    12/17/10:
    We had a great time Friday night having pizza at our house with Natalie & Peter and the kids.

    12/18/10:
    The rain stopped long enough Saturday morning for us to take the boys to see Santa at the Pacific Coast Air Museum.

    12/19/10:
    It was still raining Sunday, so we thought it would be appropriate to visit the Petaluma wetlands! We even got a break in the rain and enjoyed some sun at Shollenberger Park.

    12/20/10:
    The clouds cleared just enough tonight for us to watch the total lunar eclipse!

    12/23/10:
    The weather cleared up a bit today so we decided to take a drive to Windsor and visit the Charlie Brown Grove.

    12/24/10-12/25/10:
    The boys were so excited to open one of their presents on Christmas Eve, and even more excited to see all of their presents on Christmas day!

    12/29/10:
    We took a drive today to find snow. We found a lot of snow for the boys to play in, and even got to see it snowing!

    12/31/10:
    Hunter managed to stay up late with us to welcome in the new year. Ryder fell asleep at 5 to midnight!

    JANUARY 2011:

    1/3/11:
    Today was Dave's last day of vacation, so he took a drive with a buddy to go shooting at Cow Mountain.

    1/4/11:
    It was cold today, but the sun came out and we enjoyed a nice walk to the park.

    1/5/11:
    We all had aa blast ice skating with Natalie & Peter today at the Snoopy Ice Arena.

    1/12/11:
    As you may have noticed, we've made a few design changes to our site! You can use the email link on the home page to give us your feedback.

    1/15/11:
    We enjoyed a great taco dinner and margaritas at Doug & Jessica's tonight while the boys had a blast with the kids.

    1/16/11:
    The weather warmed up today, so we took a drive to Bodega for lunch and a little beach exploration.

    1/19/11:
    We are enjoying the nice weather as much as we can, and had a great play date at the park with Jessica and the kids this afternoon.

    1/28/11-1/29/11:
    Ryder turned two on Friday, so we celebrated with a cake, then a party Saturday afternoon.

    1/30/11:
    The pool table is gone! We were excited to see our family room without the pool table for the first time in almost 11 years.

    FEBRUARY 2011:

    2/5/11:
    It was a gorgeous day today, and great weather for Dave to go shooting at Cow Mountain.

    2/12/11-2/13/11:
    Dave & Hunter decided it was time to tear down the old clubhouse Saturday. They didn't waste any time getting it done, before the rain is supposed to start in the next few days. Sunday Dave smoked pork baby back ribs, and they came out delicious!

    2/17/11:
    Dave is taking advantage of some open space in the garage, and working on building some new shelves.

    2/19/11:
    The sun was out today, so we took the boys for a drive to the snow. We found a lot of snow to play in, then stopped in Calistoga for lunch.

    2/26/11:
    We went to Cow Mountain today so Dave could do some shooting, and were pleasantly surpised to find fresh snow everywhere!

    MARCH 2011:

    3/5/11:
    Saturday was Hunter's first T-ball practice at T-Ball Training Day. He had a blast, and we all had fun watching him play!

    3/9/11:
    We all watched Hunter's first regular T-Ball practice tonight. He had a lot of fun and Ryder enjoyed watching too!

    3/12/11:
    The rain never came on Saturday, so Dave and his buddy took advantage of the dry weather and went shooting at Cow Mountain.

    3/16/11:
    The rain stopped for a while this afternoon, so Hunter got to go to T-Ball practice after all.

    3/26/11:
    We tried out a new recipe today for Chicken Enchilada Tostadas. They were really good!

    3/30/11:
    It was a gorgeous spring day for Hunter's T-Ball practice!

    April 2011:

    4/2/11:
    It turned out to be a beautiful day for Hunter's T-Ball Opening Ceremonies!

    4/6/11:
    Hunter had his first T-Ball game tonight, then he got to test out the new Beretta BB gun when we came home.

    4/7/11:
    We've just updated our online DVD database and added 8 new movie titles.

    4/9/11:
    It was cold Saturday morning, but that didn't stop Dave & Jim from taking a drive to Cow Mountain. The afternoon turned out to be great weather for Hunter's T-Ball game against the Dodgers.

    Sunday Dave and Hunter spend some time weeding and planing this year's vegetable garden.

    4/12/11:
    We've updated our Recreation page and added several new links.

    4/13/11:
    It was a little cold and windy, but the sun stayed out for Hunter's T-Ball practice Wednesday night.

    4/16/11-4/17/11:
    It was a gorgeous afternoon for Hunter's T-Ball game against the Giants. The boys had fun afterwards playing games and riding the race cars at Scandia.

    Sunday Dave and Hunter went on a walk exploring while mom and Ryder went shopping.

    4/21/11:
    The sun came out Thursday for our play date at the park with Jessica, Shelly and Amanda.

    4/21/11:
    It was gloomy Saturday morning, but at least we didn't have rain for Hunter's fourth T-ball game.

    4/24/11:
    We got lucky Easter morning with just a little drizzle for the boys while they did their Easter egg hunt.

    4/27/11:
    The weather was absolutely gorgeous for Hunter's T-ball practice tonight.

    4/28/11:
    Hunter & Ryder are making so many new friends at our weekly park play date!

    4/30/11:
    Another gorgeous spring day for Hunter's Bat-a-Thon. Afterwards, the boys had fun at Scandia on the race cars and bumper boats.

    May 2011:

    5/3/11:
    Perfect T-ball weather for Hunter's game against the Red Sox tonight.

    5/7/11:
    Hunter is just getting over a cold, but that didn't stop him from making his T-Ball game against the A's this afternoon.

    5/8/11:
    It was windy at Infineon Raceway today, but we still had fun watching the AFA motorcycle races.

    5/11/11:
    Our friend Jessica and her kids came to watch Hunter's T-Ball game tonight. The weather was nice and we all had a great time!

    5/14/11:
    It was pretty chilly at the T-Ball game today, but we had fun watching and Hunter made an awesome hit!

    5/19/11:
    It was a busy day! Hunter gave his presentation for his school project fair this morning. In the afternoon, we met at the park for our weekly play date. Afterwards, we were off to Hunter's T-Ball game against the Padres.

    5/21/11:
    Absolutely beautiful weather for Hunter's T-Ball game this afternoon.

    5/26/11:
    The rain stopped today so we could meet at the park for our play date with Jessica and Shelly.

    5/29/11:
    We had a great time on our first camping trip this year at Dutcher Creek Campground.

    June 2011:

    6/3/11:
    It was a late night for the boys after the Ice Cream Social & Bat-a-Thon Awards.

    6/4/11-6/5/11:
    Even though it was a rainy weekend, Dave still went to Cow Mountain Saturday morning. Sunday he pressure washed the patio, and grilled Inside-Out Bacon Cheeseburgers for dinner!

    6/8/11:
    It was a busy evening with Hunter's last T-Ball game of the season, followed by a party at Chevy's!

    6/10/11-6/12/11:
    It was perfect weather for camping in Cloverdale this weekend!

    6/18/11:
    Hunter's first year of T-Ball has officially come to an end with the Closing Ceremonies today.

    6/23/11:
    It was a perfect summer day for a play date at the park with Jessica, Amanda and the kids.

    6/24/11:
    It was Hunter's 7th birthday today, so we spent the day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom to celebrate!

    6/25/11:
    The weather was great Saturday for Dave to go shooting at Cow Mountain.

    6/26/11:
    Hunter had a great time at his 7th birthday party Sunday!

    July 2011:

    7/2/11:
    Hunter's long-time friend, Ailey, turned 5 today! We all enjoyed her birthday party at Dorotea Park today.

    7/3/11:
    It was a beautiful summer night to sit in the back of the truck and watch the Analy High School fireworks display in Sebastopol.

    7/4/11:
    We went to Rohnert Park to set off our own fireworks for Fourth of July!

    7/9/11:
    It was a hot day in Willows for Mark's 60th birthday!

    7/10/11:
    We found a huge California Alligator Lizard today and decided to keep it as a pet!

    7/12/11:
    We decided to try making jam this year using the plums from our tree. It came out delicious!

    7/13/11:
    Hunter is starting his second season of soccer! He had his first practice tonight at Summerfield Waldorf School.

    7/16/11:
    The weather cleared up today for Dave & Jim to enjoy the morning shooting at Cow Mountain.

    7/18/11:
    It was pretty windy here this evening for Hunter's second soccer practice.

    7/20/11:
    Another soccer practice today! At least the weather cooled down a little.

    7/23/11:
    Heidi finished the Flintstone car photo prop for Olivia & Austin's party this weekend. It turned out really cute!

    7/24/11:
    We all had a fun-filled day at Olivia & Austin's birthday party Sunday.

    7/25/11:
    Hunter did great at soccer practice tonight!

    7/25/11:
    We had a great weekend camping at the Willits KOA with our friends!

    August 2011:

    8/1/11:
    Soccer games start this month, so Hunter is working hard at practice.

    8/7/11:
    We had a great time at Natalie's birthday BBQ on Sunday!

    8/8/11:
    Hunter had soccer practice tonight. The real games already start next weekend!

    8/15/11:
    Only one more practice until Hunter's first game. At least the weather was warmer for his practice tonight!

    8/17/11:
    Hunter had a great last practice tonight before the first game Saturday.

    8/20/11:
    It was a little wet and misty in Sebastopol this morning, but Hunter's team had a good first game and tied 1 to 1!

    8/21/11:
    Dave spend most of Sunday afternoon working on redoing the pond waterfall.

    8/22/11:
    Hunter's team won their second soccer game 2-1 tonight!

    8/25/11-8/27/11:
    It was great to get away for a few days! We all had a lot of fun in Reno & Virginia City this week.

    8/29/11:
    We had great summer weather tonight for Hunter's soccer game at Ragle Ranch Park.

    September 2011:

    9/4/11:
    We wanted the boys to have a little fun for Labor Day weekend, so we took them to Train Town Sunday afternoon.

    9/6/11:
    September is here and Halloween is next month! Heidi started the decorating this year with the Halloween Village.

    9/8/11:
    Hunter's team played a great soccer game tonight and won 4 to 3!

    9/10/11:
    Hunter had another soccer game this morning. They boys did great and tied 1 to 1.

    9/11/11:
    Day two of our three days of soccer events! Hunter had his soccer pictures taken today at Twin Hills.

    9/12/11:
    Hunter's team had a great soccer game today! They won 5 to 0!

    9/16/11-9/18/11:
    We spent the last weekend of summer camping at the Cloverdale KOA. The weather was great and we had a really fun weekend!

    9/20/11:
    Heidi is almost done with the Halloween decorations on the inside of the house.

    9/21/11:
    The hot weather cooled off a little for Hunter's soccer game tonight.

    9/24/11:
    We had a busy day shooting at Cow Mountain this morning, and spending the evening at Natalie & Peter's for dinner.

    9/26/11:
    We went to the Disney Store today and got Hunter and Ryder's Halloween costumes!

    October 2011:

    10/1/11:
    The fog came in and the weather cooled off for Hunter's game this morning, but it was still warm enough for Dave to finish painting and assembling his targets.

    10/3/11:
    October is here, so we've updated our home page for Halloween.

    10/8/11-10/9/11:
    We had a full Saturday with Hunter's soccer game at 9am, then a drive to Petaluma for a walk around Schollenberger Park.
    Sunday we decided to go to Home Depot and pick up some vegetables for a winter garden. We also grabbed some ingredients to make homemade lasagna for dinner.

    10/15/11:
    Hunter's second year of soccer is over. He played his last two games at Ragle Ranch Park for the Harvest Cup Tournament.

    10/16/11:
    We all had fun today at the Adobe Pumpkin Patch with Natalie, Peter & the kids.

    10/21/11:
    We had a fun Friday night getting together with family and friends.

    10/21/11:
    It was chilly out this morning, but it ended up being a warm day at Cow Mountain for Dave and Jim to practice shooting.

    10/23/11:
    Hunter got his soccer trophy and pictures today at the End-of-Season Soccer Party at Round Table.

    10/25/11-10/28/11:
    We are back from our trip to Disneyland and California Adventure! We had really nice weather, went on a ton of rides and had a great time!

    10/30/11:
    The whole family helped out carving pumpkins for Halloween today!

    10/31/11:
    It was a nice night for trick-or-treating and Hunter & Ryder enjoyed hitting the streets for candy!

    November 2011:

    11/9/11:
    Christmas is right around the corner! We've got a headstart on the decorating by finishing Hunter's Christmas tree.

    11/9/11:
    We finished Hunter's Christmas tree yesterday and Ryder's little tree today. One more tree left!

    11/10/11:
    Heidi braved the cold garage tonight to organize the bins of gift wrapping supplies. Now we have a nicely-organized gift wrap station for the holidays!

    11/15/11:
    It was a nice sunny day for our play date at the park with Jessica and the kids today.

    11/18/11:
    The big Christmas tree is done!

    11/18/11:
    We took a little drive up north today through Geyserville and Hopland.

    11/18/11:
    We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner at home and all the food was delicious!

    11/26/11:
    We tried an easy crockpot recipe for Mexican Lasagna Stackup tonight and it was really good!

    December 2011:

    12/3/11:
    The boys each got to open an early Christmas present in Willows Saturday.

    12/9/11:
    We had a fun time at Dave's company Christmas party tonight!

    12/10/11:
    The boys had fun playing with their cousins and having pizza at our house tonight.

    12/11/11:
    The weather stayed dry today for our visit to the Christmas tree farms in Sebastopol!

    12/16/11:
    Christmas is almost here, so the boys helped mom decorate the gingerbread house tonight.

    12/17/11:
    Dave went shooting at Cow Mountain this morning, then we took a few family photos for our Christmas card.

    12/19/11:
    Heidi and the boys did some last-minute shopping at the mall today, and got pictures taken with Santa too!

    12/24/11:
    It was a beautiful day to take a drive to Healdsburg and Windsor. It was chilly at night, but we still had fun taking the boys for a walk and opening a couple early gifts.

    12/25/11:
    Christmas has come and gone - but it was a full day of fun for everyone!

    12/29/11:
    Dave is still on vacation, so we took a drive to Bodega to get lunch.

    12/31/11:
    We had a blast celebrating New Year's Eve with friends!

    January 2012:

    1/6/12:
    We enjoyed a great spaghetti dinner at the Schiller's house tonight -- and the boys had a great time playing!

    1/7/12:
    It was a cold morning for Dave & Jim at Cow Mountain, but the weather warmed up to 70!

    1/8/12:
    Heidi spent a lot of time this weekend organizing the massive stack of DVDs in the family room.

    1/21/12:
    Ryder got to open a few early birthday presents in Willows this weekend.

    1/28/12-1/29/12:
    Saturday was Ryder's 3rd birthday, so we had a little birthday celebration since his party is not until next weekend. Sunday we took advantage of the sunshine and took a walk at Shollenberger park.

    February 2012:

    2/4/12-2/5/12:
    The weather was absolutely gorgeous Saturday for Ryder's birthday party. Sunday, we had fun watching the Super Bowl at Tanya & Ken's house.

    2/18/12-2/19/12:
    We are hoping to get a lot accoplished over the 3-day weekend! Saturday we went on a tour at the Wildlife Rescue. Sunday, Heidi built a new cabinet for the guest bathroom. Heidi also bought a lot of flowers to plant tomorrow if it doesn't rain!

    2/25/12:
    The gorgeous weather continued this weekend for Dave and Jim to go shooting at Cow Mountain Saturday morning.

    March 2012:

    3/6/12:
    Hunter had his first baseball practice this evening. It was absolutely freezing in the wind! Hope it is warmer this weekend...

    3/19/12:
    Spring break started this week! Heidi found a delicious recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip muffins to make a special treat for the boys.

    3/20/12:
    The rain finally stopped today for Hunter to have another baseball practice!

    3/22/12:
    Heidi got ambitious this week and did some painting downstairs!

    3/24/12-3/25/12:
    It was raining Saturday so Hunter had baseball practice at RBI Batting Cages. We still had rain Sunday, but Daved managed to pressure wash the flagstone patio.

    April 2012:

    4/3/12:
    Another baseball practice in cold, drizzling weather!

    4/4/12:
    It was windy and cold today for Hunter's first baseball game!

    4/7/12:
    We finally had some beautiful spring weather for Hunter's baseball game this morning! We spent the afternoon at Rohnert Park Gymnastics for Jordan's birthday party.

    4/8/12:
    The nice weather continued today for the boys to do an Easter egg hunt in the back yard.

    4/14/12-4/15/12:
    The weather was great this weekend! Dave went shooting at Konocti Gun Club Saturday, and started building the new gazebo in the back yard on Sunday.

    4/17/12:
    Hunter finally had another baseball practice tonight since the weather has cleared up.

    4/19/12:
    The weather was beautiful this evening for Hunter's baseball game against the Mets.

    4/20/12-4/22/12/12:
    It felt like summer this weekend camping in Cloverdale!

    4/24/12-4/25/12:
    Lots of baseball this week with Hunter's practice Tuesday, a game Wednesday and an upcoming game this weekend.

    4/27/12-4/28/12:
    Friday Dave & Jim spent most of the afternoon working on replacing the entry floor in the trailer with laminate. Saturday was a perfect spring day for Hunter's baseball game this morning.

    May 2012:

    5/1/12-5/2/12:
    Another busy week of baseball with a practice Tuesday, a game Wednesday and another game this Saturday.

    5/5/12:
    We had a full Saturday with Olivia's First Communion, then Hunter's baseball pictures and game against the Astros.

    5/8/12:
    So glad the weather has been nice for baseball! Hunter had a practice tonight and the weather was just perfect.

    5/10/12:
    We had gorgeous weather for Hunter's baseball game against the Mets tonight.

    5/12/12:
    Saturday was busy with Hunter's soccer tryouts in the morning, a baseball game in the afternoon, and picking up our new trailer!

    5/15/12:
    The wind made it a very cold baseball game tonight!

    5/19/12:
    We couldn't have asked for better weather today for Hunter's baseball game!

    5/20/12:
    We took a drive to Petaluma today to check out Circle S Outdoor Shooting Range.

    5/22/12:
    Another busy week with Hunter's practice tonight, and another game coming up.

    5/24/12:
    We had a busy Thursday with Hunter's baseball game tonight and then Tyler's 8th-grade graduation!

    5/25/12-5/28/12:
    We took the new trailer out for the first time at Cloverdale KOA this Memorial Day weekend.

    5/29/12:
    Hunter had baseball practice tonight and only has a few more games left in the season.

    5/30/12:
    Hunter had another baseball game tonight and did a great job. Only 3 games left!

    June 2012:

    6/1/12:
    We finally had a chance to plant our vegetable garden this year. Hoping for lots of tomatoes and peppers for fresh salsa this year!

    6/2/12:
    It was a gorgeous morning at Hunter's baseball game against the Yankees today. He also got his baseball pictures.

    6/6/12:
    We had perfect weather for Hunter's baseball game against the Tigers tonight.

    6/9/12:
    We had a full Saturday. Dave spent the morning shooting with a buddy at Cow Mountain and Hunter's last baseball game of the season was this afternoon. It was a great season for the Rookie Giants!

    6/16/12:
    We had another busy weekend with Dave competing in the Steel Challenge in Lake County, while Heidi & the boys spent the afternoon in the sweltering heat at Hunter's closing baseball ceremonies.

    6/24/12:
    We had fun today celebrating Hunter's 8th birthday with a zombie party!

    6/29/12-7/2/12:
    We had a fun 3-day weekend of camping at the Willits KOA.

    July 2012:

    7/4/12:
    We had a blast doing fireworks in Rohnert Park again for 4th of July this year.

    7/7/12:
    It was a hot one today for Tyler's All Star game in Windsor!

    7/13/12:
    Dropped of a couple of carnival game boards Heidi made for a friend's party this weekend. They came out pretty cute!

    7/14/12:
    It was hot up at Cow Mountain shooting with Jim & Rosie today!

    7/16/12:
    Hunter had a blast at his first swimming lesson today!

    7/17/12:
    It was cloudy and cold again this morning, but Hunter still enjoyed his swimming lesson in the warm, heated pool!

    7/18/12-7/25/12:
    Hunter has been busy with swim class and is learning a lot!

    7/20/12-7/22/12:
    We had a blast camping at Redwoods River with our friends this weekend!

    7/25/12:
    Hunter is starting his 3rd year of soccer and had a lot of fun at his first practice tonight.

    7/26/12:
    Hunter had his last swimming lesson today and passed with flying colors!

    7/30/12:
    It was hot tonight for Hunter's second soccer practice!

    7/31/12:
    Dave picked up an early surprise for our anniversary this month. Can't wait to try the new camera!

    August 2012:

    8/1/12:
    It was a perfect summer evening for Hunter's soccer practice at Ragle Ranch Park.

    8/4/12:
    All of us had a great time at the Oakland Zoo today to celebrate Natalie's birthday!

    8/6/12:
    Hunter is having a lot of fun at soccer practice this year. Only a couple more weeks until the games begin!

    8/8/12:
    It was hot today! Fortunately, it cooled off a bit for Hunter's soccer practice tonight.

    8/12/12:
    Ryder is taking full advantage of the inflatable pool we've set this summer.

    8/13/12:
    Hunter's team is still busy practicing for their first soccer game next weekend.

    8/15/12:
    The wind and cooler temperature made it freezing at Hunter's soccer practice tonight!

    8/18/12:
    Clear skies and perfect weather for the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show this weekend!

    8/20/12:
    Hunter has been practicing hard on his soccer skills and is almost ready for his first game this weekend!

    8/22/12:
    It got pretty chilly again at Hunter's soccer practice tonight!

    8/25/12 - 9/26/12:
    We had a busy weekend with Hunter's first soccer game Saturday, and Train Town with friends on Sunday.

    8/27/12:
    Finally, we had a warm evening at Ragle Ranch Park for Hunter's soccer practice!

    8/29/12:
    The weather was perfect tonight and Hunter's soccer team scored another win!

    September 2012:

    9/3/12:
    The weather was beautiful Labor Day weekend for a fun-filled camping trip in Auburn.

    9/5/12:
    We felt a few raindrops at Hunter's soccer game tonight. The boys still won 7-2!

    9/8/12-9/9/12:
    It was a gorgeous Saturday morning at Ragle for Hunter's soccer game! Sunday afternoon was hot for Hunter's soccer pictures at Analy High School.

    9/10/12:
    Fall is right around the corner and Hunter's late soccer practices are getting colder and darker!

    9/12/12:
    Another win for the Wizards tonight at Hunter's soccer game!

    9/16/12:
    We had a blast today at Natalie & Peter's for a BBQ!

    9/19/12:
    The weather was nice and warm for Hunter's soccer game tonight.

    9/20/12:
    We've added a new recipe to our Food & Wine page. We've made this Cheeseburger Macaroni twice already -- super easy and delicious!

    9/22/12:
    Summer may be over, but it was hot at Hunter's soccer game this morning! They won again!

    9/24/12:
    it is almost October, so the Halloween Village is up, and the decorations inside are done!

    9/26/12:
    We've added another recipe to our Food & Wine page. We made this Chicken Taco Chili in the crockpot over the weekend and enjoyed the leftovers for lunches this week.

    October 2012:

    10/1/12-10/4/12:
    We had the best time ever in Disneyland and California Adventure!

    10/6/12:
    This was one of Hunter's last soccer games today and they won 5-2!

    10/8/12:
    The fall weather is starting to kick in. It was chilly and windy at Hunter's soccer practice tonight -- and almost dark when it was over!

    10/9/12:
    Hunter's soccer team won their last game and have a 9-1 record. They won 1st place in the league for their division!

    10/13/12-10/14/12:
    We had a full weekend of soccer with 2 games Saturday and 2 games Sunday. The Wizards won the Harvest Cup championship!

    10/15/12:
    Hunter and Ryder got to get dressed up for the soccer awards ceremony tonight. We received Hunter's soccer pictures at the party too.

    10/20/12-10/21/12:
    We had a full day Saturday shooting at Cow Mountain and playing with the boys at Lakeside Park. We had fun at the Stony Point Pumpkin Patch with the kids on Sunday.

    10/25/12-10/28/12:
    We had one of the best camping weekends ever at Collins Lake!

    10/30/12:
    We had a little pre-Halloween fun tonight with Natalie & Peter and the kids!

    10/31/12:
    We had a busy day carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating in the rain!



    November 2012:

    11/7/12:
    The Christmas presents are starting to show up, so we set up Ryder's little tree so they have a place to go until the big tree goes up. We set up the gift wrap station in the garage so we are all ready!

    11/9/12:
    We started the weekend off with a birthday party at the Schiller's house for Rylan's 4th birthday!

    11/15/12:
    Heidi finished Hunter's Christmas tree today. Now we just have the big tree left to decorate -- and all the other Christmas stuff to put out.

    11/20/12:
    The big Christmas tree is done, and the inside of the house is completely decked out for Christmas!

    11/22/12:
    Thanksgiving dinner turned out great!

    11/23/12:
    We've add a couple new recipes we tried out this week. Crab Cakes and Chile Colorado Burritos.

    December 2012:

    12/3/12:
    We've started the "Elf on the Shelf" tradition this year. We'll be documenting our elf until Christmas!

    12/9/12:
    It was a gorgeous day in Sonoma County today, so we took a drive to Windsor. Afterwards, we attempted to take some family photos!

    12/14/12-12/16/12:
    What a busy weekend! We had fun at Dave's company Christmas Party Friday, went to Willows on Saturday, and visited the tree farms with friends on Sunday!

    12/22/12:
    We had so much fun getting together with family & friends this weekend!

    12/24/12-12/24/12:
    What a busy last couple days! The boys got to open a gift Christmas Eve, and had a full day of fun with all their new presents on Christmas!

    12/24/12-12/24/12:
    We had a buautiful day here in Sonoma County and enjoyed it by taking the boys to a walk at Schollenberger Park. 12/30/12-12/31/12:
    Dave braved the cold Sunday to go shooting at Boggs Mountain. We all had fun Monday ringing in 2013 with good friends!

    January 2013:

    1/4/13:
    Cold weather won't keep Dave and Jim from going out shooting -- they spent the morning at Boggs Mountain.

    1/20/13:
    It was a gorgeous day today for the boys to play at the park with dad while Heidi went to Alysia's baby shower.

    1/23/13:
    We've finally updated the photos on our wall of family pics. Now at least Ryder is in more than just a few of them!

    1/24/13:
    We've added a new page to the website for Tom, Hunter's Robo hamster.

    1/28/13:
    Ryder 4th birthday was today! He had fun opening a few presents and eating birthday cake.

    February 2013:

    2/6/13:
    Hunter and Ryder had fun getting some sunshine and fresh air at the park today.

    2/9/13:
    We had Ryder's 4th birthday party today and fun was had by all!

    2/10/13:
    We spent Sunday doing some yard work and moving the computer desk downstairs.

    2/16/13:
    We had a fun day walking at Shollenberger Park, and then tackling chair reupholstering in the evvening!

    2/17/13:
    It was another gorgeous day for a drive to Dillon Beach.

    2/21/13:
    The weather was perfect today for a play date at the park with Jessica & the kids.

    2/23/13:
    We've been on a roll with our small home improvement projects -- we refreshed the grout on the kitchen countertops today.

    2/24/13:
    We took advantage of the spring-like weather today and drove to Sonoma to check out the gardens & sculptures at Cornerstone.

    2-28/13-3/4/13:
    Our first camping trip of the year was a success with nice weather and lots of fun!

    March 2013:

    3/5/13:
    March is here and we have a few Easter decorations up around the house.

    3/9/13:
    It was a little chilly, but the sun was out for Hunter's first baseball practice of the season.

    3/10/13:
    The weather was gorgeous today for the guys to go on a bike ride at Annadel while Heidi & Natalie took a walk around Howarth Park & Spring Lake with the kids

    3/13/13:
    Hunter had his second baseball practice today on the Rookie A's.

    3/16/13:
    We had a great time today bike riding with friends on the Joe Rodota trail.

    3/27/13:
    It was cold tonight, but at least it didn't rain for Hunter's baseball practice.

    3/29/13:
    Hunter and Ryder had fun coloring Easter eggs today. We also got lucky with no rain for our late afternoon walk at Helen Putnam Park in Petaluma.

    3/30/13:
    Hunter got in some good batting practice with his team at RBI batting cages today. Their first game is just a little over a week away!

    3/31/13:
    It was a little wet out on Easter Sunday, but that didn't stop the boys from having fun doing an egg hunt!

    April 2013:

    4/3/13:
    Hunter played his first practice game on the Rookie A's tonight! It was a little chilly, but the team did great.

    4/4/13:
    It was raining today, but we had a little fun taking pictures of Ryder indoors and making up some cute trading cards.

    4/5/13:
    It was drizzling out this morning, but that didn't stop the Opening Baseball Ceremonies & picture day!

    4/8/13:
    It was so cold and windy tonight, but it was worth it to watch the Rookie A's win their first game 6-!

    4/9/13:
    Dave rode through a swarm of bees on his bike ride today. I've never seen this many bees!

    4/10/13:
    It felt like summer today so it was nice to sit through Hunter's baseball practice without dealing with the cold wind!

    4/10/13:
    It was a beautiful day for a baseball game and another win for the Rookie A's!

    4/14/13:
    Another beautiful spring day -- perfect for a walk with friends at Ragle Ranch Park. We took advantage of the nice day and planted our vegetable garden too.

    4/17/13:
    It felt like summer tonight at Hunter's baseball game against the Orioles!

    4/18/13-4/21/13:
    We couldn't have asked for better weather for our camping trip in Willits!

    4/24/13:
    The beautiful spring weather has inspired a little yard work and some new flowers.

    4/24/13:
    Dave replaced the recessed lighting in the kitchen with new LED light kits. It looks so much brighter!.

    4/25/13:
    Another win for the Rookie A's tonight against the Cardinals!

    4/27/13:
    It was a long day of baseball at the Bat-a-Thon today!

    4/28/13:
    It felt like summer today and was a perfect day for a BBQ at Natalie & Peter's house.



    May 2013:

    5/1/13:
    It was really hot today, bot fortunately it cooled down a bit for the Rookie A's & Giants game!

    5/4/13:
    It was another hot one today, but Hunter had a great game against the Rookie Red Sox!

    5/6/13:
    Another win against the Yankees at Hunter's baseball game tonight!

    5/8/13:
    The weather has cooled down and we had a pretty chilly evening watching Hunter's baseball practice!

    5/11/13:
    We had a full day watching Dave in the Human Race this morning -- then off to one of Hunter's baseball games.

    5/12/13:
    The weather was beautiful Sunday for our walk on Joe Rodota Trail while Dave went for a run.

    5/15/13:
    There is just no stopping the Rookie A's. They won again tonight -- against the only team they lost to this season!

    5/18/13:
    Another baseball game for the Rookie A's today, and Hunter got his baseball pictures back too.

    5/19/13:
    Hunter had soccer tryouts bright and early this morning. This will be his 4th year! We all took a walk along the Roseland Creek Trail in the evening.

    5/22/13:
    Hunter's school project fair was this morning and he did a great job giving his presentation!

    5/23/13:
    It was a nice evening for Hunter's baseball game against the Cardinals.

    5/24/13-5/27/13:
    We had a perfect holiday weekend camping at the Cloverdale KOA!

    5/28/13:
    It was an exciting Little League game tonight with the Rookie A's winning by a couple points in the last few minutes!

    June 2013:

    6/1/13:
    It was really hot at Hunter's game this morning, but the Rookie A's beat the Yankees anyway!

    6/2/13:
    We took a drive to Boggs Mountain this morning to go shooting, and then stopped at the Jellystone Park campground to check it out.

    6/4/13:
    The Rookie A's played the Dodgers tonight. Only two games left this season!

    6/8/13:
    It sure was hot today, but the Rookie A's still won their baseball game against the Orioles!

    6/9/13:
    It sure was oooler today, but we met some friends at Ragle Ranch Park for some morning exercise.

    6/13/13:
    Tonight was the last game of the season for the Rookie A's. They won again and ended the season 15-2!

    6/15/13:
    We spent the afternoon at Hunter's closing ceremonies for Westside Little Leage. It is a little sad that baseball is over, but next year will be here soon enough!

    6/17/13:
    The baseball season is over for the Rookie A's, but the team got together one last time for cake and pizza!

    6/18/13:
    We didn't know what to make for dinner tonight, and found an easy recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that came out really good!

    6/21/13-6/23/13:
    It has been a few years since we visited Lake Solano, so we thought it was time for another visit! We had a great weekend of camping!

    6/28/13:
    It was a scorcher Friday, but it cooled down just enough in the evening for the kids to go outside and have fun for Hunter's 9th birthday party!

    July 2013:

    7/3/13-7/4/13:
    The 4-day weekend has been hot and fun so far -- with fireworks at Analy Wednesday and a BBQ at our house for Fourth of July.

    7/6/13:
    The weather has cooled down a little so it was just right for a walk on the Blackberry Trail at Ragle Ranch Park.

    7/8/13:
    Hunter & Ryder both started swim class today. They had a blast!

    7/13/13:
    Dave and Peter had a blast participating in their first Tough Mudder in Tahoe!

    7/16/13:
    We replaced our 6' inflatable pool with a 12' one so the kids have more room. We set it up today and they are already having a blast!

    7/17/13:
    Hunter started soccer practice at Apple Blossom school today!

    7/18/13:
    Hunter & Ryder had their last swim class today.

    7/20/13:
    A beautiful morning for soccer practice at Apple Blossom!

    7/21/13:
    We all had a blast at Austin & Olivia's Groovy 70's Birthday Party!

    7/29/13:
    It was really chilly at Hunter's soccer practice tonight!

    7/31/13:
    Ryder is starting soccer for the first time this year and had a blast at his first practice!



    August 2013:

    8/3/13:
    Hunter's soccer team did great at their first scrimmage
    game this morning!

    8/4/13:
    We took a drive to Petaluma today to check out the new shopping center and take a walk at Shollenberger Park.

    8/5/13:
    It was a busy evening with Hunter's soccer practice, Ryder's soccer practice, and Hunter's first evening swim class!

    8/6/13:
    I wish the weather would warm up for these evening swim classes!

    8/7/13:
    Another jam-packed night with Hunter and Ryder's soccer practices, followed by Hunter's swim class.

    8/8/13:
    Last swim classes for Hunter this week. One more week to go!

    8/9/13-8/11/13:
    What a fun weekend camping at Cloverdale KOA!

    8/12/13:
    Hunter had another full night with soccer practice and swim classes.

    8/13/13:
    Hunter's doing a great job in swim class. Only two classes left!

    8/14/13:
    It was a warm summer night for Hunter and Ryder's soccer practices -- perfect for Hunter's swim class afterward!

    8/15/13:
    Hunter's last swim class was tonight. He did great and passed on to the next level!

    8/17/13:
    It was super hot at soccer practice this morning -- even at 9:45am!

    8/18/13:
    What a gorgeous day for the Wings Over Wine County Air Show!

    8/19/13:
    Soccer practices for Hunter & Ryder tonight -- they both have their first game this weekend!

    8/19/13:
    Last soccer practices for Hunter & Ryder before their first game Saturday!

    8/24/13:
    It was a busy day of soccer with Ryder and Hunter's first soccer games starting early this morning!

    8/25/13:
    We went to Ragle Ranch Park this morning so Dave and Hunter could go for a run.

    8/27/13:
    We had beautiful weather for Hunter's soccer practice at Hillcrest tonight.

    8/28/13:
    Lots of little injuries during Ryder's Speedy Legos soccer practice tonight!

    8/29/13:
    It was a hot one today, but fortunately it cooled down in Sebastopol this evening for Hunter's soccer game.

    September 2013:

    8/30/13-9/2/13:
    We had hot summer weather this Labor Day weekend! Could not have been more perfect for a weekend camping at Cloverdale KOA.

    9/4/13:
    It was another hot day -- with lots of soccer for Hunter and Ryder!

    9/6/13:
    Hunter woke up with a bit of a cold today, but he toughed it out and went to soccer practice.

    9/7/13:
    We have photos online from Saturday's MudMan and MudMan Jr. So much fun!

    9/8/13:
    Ryder and Hunter had their soccer photos taken at Analy High School today.

    9/9/13:
    More soccer tonight with Hunter's game against the Iron Creepers at Ragle Ranch Park.

    9/11/13:
    Double soccer practices tongith with practice for Hunter and Ryder at Hillcrest Middle School.

    9/12/13:
    Another soccer game for Hunter tonight, then two more days of soccer until we get a break for a day!

    9/13/13:
    Friday night soccer practice for Hunter at Apple Blossom.

    9/14/13:
    The Speedy Legos had a soccer game bright and early this morning at Hillcrest!

    9/16/13:
    Hunter's soccer team played a great game tonight and won 3-1! Go Cobras!

    9/17/13:
    Dave brought home a few goodies for Heidi's birthday today!

    9/18/13:
    Double soccer practices yet again, with practice for Hunter and Ryder at Hillcrest Middle School.

    9/20/13:
    The boys got their Halloween costumes today!

    9/22/13:
    The whole family spent the morning at Jack London State Park for Jack's Chocolate Run!

    9/23/13:
    The Cobras had a make-up soccer game tonight and won 3-2!

    9/23/13:
    Heidi set up the Halloween Village today to kick off the holiday decorating. Ryder had a soccer game tonight and his Speedy Legos won!

    9/26/13:
    The weather was beautiful tonight for Hunter's soccer practice.

    9/27/13:
    This is one of Hunter's last few soccer games until the season is over! :-(

    9/28/13:
    The Halloween decorating is underway!

    October 2013:

    10/01/13:
    October is here and we're starting the month with Hunter's soccer practice tonight.

    10/2/13:
    We've added some new photos to the Halloween Decorations pages. We just have a little left to do!

    10/5/13:
    The Cobras had a great soccer game against the Jaguars today at Ragle. The weather was great too!

    10/6/13:
    We havent been to Train Town yet this year, so we spent the morning there while the weather is still great for it.

    10/7/13:
    Hunter had soccer practice until 7:30 tonight and it was dark by the time it was over! Good thing the season is ending soon...

    10/08/13:
    Hunter and Ryder both had their last soccer games today. They are ready for the Harvest Cup this weekend!

    10/10/13:
    Hunter had his last soccer practice at Ragle tonight. We will miss being here so much!

    10/12/13 - 10/13/13:
    A crazy weekend of soccer has begun with Day 1 of Hunter's Harvest Cup games, and Ryder's first tournament game ever! Ryder's soccer party was after the game, and he also got his soccer photos back.

    Sunday was Day 2 of Hunter's Harvest Cup games. Hunter got his soccer photos back today too.

    10/14/13:
    We officially ended the soccer season tonight with Hunter's end-of-season party. Hunter had fun with his teammates one more time, and he is looking forward to next season!

    10/18/13:
    We finally had a free Saturday to get to the Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch with the kids!

    10/26/13:
    We had a full day in Sacramento watching Dave in the Spartan Beast Race!

    10/27/13:
    Halloween is almost here so we got together with good friends for pizza and fun.

    10/31/13:
    It was a busy day of pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating!

    November 2013:

    11/3/13:
    We had a fun-filled morning Saturday for the Run or Dye 5K!

    11/7/13:
    Had some fun taking fall photos of Hunter & Ryder today.

    11/11/13:
    The autumn decorations are out, and we've even got a little jumpstart on Christmas decorating with Ryder's little Christmas tree done.

    11/17/13:
    We had a stack up race numbers from this year's events, so we decided to frame them and start a wall of race bibs on the stairs.

    11/18/13:
    It may not even be Thanksgiving yet, but the Christmas decorations are slowly starting to emerge. We even got Hunter's tree put up tonight.

    11/23/13-11/24/13:
    It was a busy weekend with a trip to Willows Saturday and an afternoon of taking family pictures at Sonoma State on Sunday.

    11/26/13:
    Our big Christmas tree is done and we are ready for December!

    11/28/13 -11/30/13:
    We've been enjoying the holiday weekend with a nice Thanksgiving dinner at home, and an afternoon hike on Taylor Mountain Saturday.

    December 2013:

    12/7/13 - 12/8/13:
    We had a little excited Saturday evening when the neighbor's tree fell in our front yard! It was really cold Sunday, but clear and sunny and a nice day for a drive to Windsor to see the Christmas Tree Grove.

    12/13/13:
    Dave's company Christmas party was tonight. It was so nice to get out without the boys, hang out with friends, and have a yummy dinner!

    12/14/13:
    It was a beautiful day for our annual Tree Farm visits in Sebastopol with our good friends.

    12/22/13:
    Chistmas is almost here, so we got together for a little celebration at our house.

    12/24/13 - 12/26/13:
    Christmas Eve and Christmas flew by, but we all enjoyed the holiday. The day after Christmas we had fun playing miniature golf at Scandia.

    12/29/13:
    It was a beautiful day for a drive to Bogg's Mountain.

    12/31/13:
    We had a fun New Year's Eve ringing in the new year with our friends.



    January 2014:

    1/5/14:
    It was a beautiful Sunday for a family hike on Taylor Mountain.

    1/12/14:
    It may be winter, but it was sunny and warm for our bike ride on the Joe Rodota trail this afternoon.

    1/17/14-1/19/14:
    We had a great weekend! We had dinner with our old friends on Friday, then got up bright and early Saturday for Hunter's baseball camp at SSU. Sunnday was perfect weather for a hike on Taylor Mountain.

    1/25/14-1/26/14:
    We had a wild and crazy weekend with Dave's SoCal Spartan Sprint race in Temecula Saturday, followed by an evening at Knott's Berry Farm!

    1/28/14:
    Ryder turned 5 today! He had a great day opening gifts and having some birthday cake.

    February 2014:

    2/1/14-2/2/14:
    We had a full weekend with a hike at Taylor Mountain Saturday, and Ryder's 5th birthday party before the Super Bowl Sunday!

    2/9/14:
    We took a drive to Geyserville this weekend to pick up a bunk bed for Hunter's room. We got it set up and it looks great!

    2/16/14:
    The sunshine is back and it was beautiful on Taylor Mountain today -- just a little muddy!

    2/20/14:
    Hunter had his first baseball practice tonight. This is his first year in the Minors division..

    2/23/14:
    We had a full day hiking at Taylor Mountain, and Dave installed a new wall mount for the new TV.

    2/24/14:
    Hunter had his second baseball practice tonight. At least it wasn't so cold this time!

    2/27/14-3/2/14:
    It may have been a wet weekend, but that didn't stop us from having fun camping at Collins Lake! 3/4/14:
    The rain stopped today for Hunter's baseball practice -- although the fields were very wet and muddy!

    3/6/14:
    Another baseball practice. It was cold, but at least the sun was out most of the time!

    3/8/14:
    Dave put up a chair rail this weekend to protect the wall behind Ryder's little recliner. Heidi and the boys couldn't resist putting out the cute Easter decorations -- even though Easter isn't until next month!

    3/10/14:
    The weather was sunny and warm for Ryder's first T-ball practice today. He had a blast!

    3/11/14:
    More baseball practice this week for Hunter. At least the weather has been sunny and warm.

    3/14/14:
    Baseball practice for Hunter again -- at least the weather has been nice!

    3/15/14:
    We were at the field at 8:30am today for Hunter's baseball game!

    3/16/14:
    We had a great Sunday with our friends in Bodega. We had lunch at The Tides and spent the afternoon hiking and playing on the beach.

    3/17/14:
    Perfect weather for Ryder's T-ball practice today...

    3/18/14:
    Seems we are at baseball practice almost every night...good thing the weather has been great!

    March 2014:



    3/20/14-3/23/14:
    We visited Casini Ranch for the first time and had a great camping trip! We took a quick break Saturday morning to take Hunter to his first game of the season.

    3/24/14:
    Ryder was excited to get his jersey at his T-ball practice tonight!

    3/26/14:
    It rained most of the day, but that didn't stop Hunter's baseball game tonight!

    3/29/14:
    Opening Baseball Ceremonies were canceled due to rain, but the boys still had their picture day. We had extra time in the afternoon, so Dave finally got a chance to put up our new track light.

    April 2014:

    4/3/14:
    Hunter's last baseball practice before we are off to Vegas!

    4/3/14 - 4/5/14:
    We had a long weekend with a total of over 1200 miles and 20+ hours in the car, but it was worth it for the fun we had at Dave's Spartan Race and the Kids Spartan Race in Vegas!

    4/7/14:
    Ryder's t-ball practices have been rained out a lot, so it was great to see him out there with the Dodgers today!

    4/8/14:
    It was great weather for Hunter's baseball game against the A's tonight!

    4/9/14:
    Our old microwave was starting to act up, so Dave installed a new one today. It is so nice to have a working microwave again!

    4/10/14:
    Hunter's baseball practice lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes tonight! Good thing the weather has been nicer...

    4/12/14-4/13/14:
    We had a jam packed Saturday with Hunter's and Ryder's baseball games in the afternoon, then Olivia's Wizard of Oz dance show at Spreckles performing Arts. We took a break Saturday morning for a beautiful hike on Taylor Mountain.

    4/14/14:
    Another crazy week of baseball begins with Ryder's t-ball practice tonight.

    4/14/14:
    We've updated our page of Campground Reviews.

    4/17/14:
    We started getting ready for Easter by coloring some eggs today,then off to Hunter's baseball game against the Yankees.

    4/19/14:
    We spent over 5 hours on the baseball fields today for Hunter's and Ryder's baseball games!

    4/20/14:
    We had another full day with an Easter egg hunt at home in the morning, and a BBQ and another egg hunter at Natalie & Peter's in the afternoon!

    4/21/14:
    Another t-ball for Ryder tonight.

    4/23/14:
    It was cold and windy for Hunter's baseball game tonight against the Giants.

    4/24/14:
    The first weeknight game for the t-ball Dodgers was tonight. The kids did great!

    4/26/14-4/27/14:
    What a busy day! We were in Sonoma bright and early for Dave's Sonoma-Marin Echelon Gran Fondo on Saturday. We headed back to Santa Rosa for the Little League Bat-a-Thon in the afternoon. The next day, Hunter's first Sunday baseball game almost got rained out! Hunter and Ryder also got their baseball pictures back today.

    4/28/14:
    At least the weather is warming up again and it was nice for Ryder's t-ball practice tonight.

    4/29/14:
    Thank goodness it cooled down a bit for Hunter's baseball practice tonight!

    4/30/14:
    Hunter had another baseball game tonight and they won over the Tigers 11-7!

    May 2014:

    5/2/14:
    Ryder had fun gathering up the stray balls during Hunter's batting practice tonight.

    5/3/14-5/4/14:
    It was a busy Saturday with Ryder's t-ball game in the morning and Hunter's game in the evening. We spent some time in the yard Sunday planting our vegetable garden.

    5/6/14:
    Another week of baseball begins with Hunter's practice this evening.

    5/7/14:
    Another D-Backs game against the Dodgers tonight.

    5/9/14:
    It has been super windy, but we sat in the field and watched Hunter's baseball practice for two hours again tonight.

    5/10/14:
    It was gorgeous weather for Dodgers T-ball this morning!

    5/11/14:
    It was in the 80s today, so we took a hike at Foothills Regional Park in Windsor.

    5/12/14:
    Another baseball practice for Hunter and t-ball practice for Ryder tonight.

    5/13/14:
    It was still pretty hot for Hunter's baseball game against the A's tonight...

    5/15/14:
    Baseball practice tonight for Hunter...again!

    5/17/14-5/18/14:
    Heidi and the boys had fun at Color Me Rad this morning! The afternoon was busy too -- with Ryder's t-ball game and Hunter's game both at 1:00pm! Hunter had fun going to soccer tryouts at Twin Hills School on Sunday.

    5/19/14:
    It was super windy tonight, but we still enjoyed watching Ryder at t-ball practice!

    5/20/14:
    Hunter did great at batting practice tonight!

    5/22/14:
    Hunter only has a few baseball games left! We watched them play the Yankees tonight.

    5/23/14-5/26/14::
    We all had lots of fun camping at Cloverdale KOA Memorial Day weekend! We took a break Saturday afternoon to bring Hunter back to Santa Rosa for his baseball game against the Dodgers.

    5/27/14:
    Another baseball game for Hunter tonight against the Giants.

    5/29/14:
    Hunter did a great job on his presentation at the Spring Project Fair today!

    5/31/14:
    Hunter and Ryder had their last regular games today. Hunter will have another makeup game this week, then Closing Ceremonies later this month...

    June 2014:

    6/2/14:
    Ryder practiced with his t-ball team for the last time this season today. It's a little sad, but soccer is right around the corner!

    6/3/14:
    We've added more race bibs to our wall, and a new hanger for the race medals. We'll be out of room soon!

    6/5/14:
    The D-Backs tied the Giants in their first make-up game tonight.

    6/7/14:
    We had a great time watching Dave complete the Spartan Monterey Beast Saturday!

    6/12/14:
    Summer vacation is here! We had a fun walk at Spring Lake today.

    6/15/14:
    It was a gorgeous Father's Day for a walk with friends at Foothills Regional Park.

    6/16/14:
    The professional Spartan pics were finished, so we updated the event with some of the new photos for the Monterey Spartan Beast.

    6/21/14-6/22/14:
    We had a full weekend with Ashlee & Ryan's Wedding Saturday, and Hunter's 10th Birthday Party at Riverfront Regional Park Sunday!

    6/23/14:
    Summer is here and Hunter and Ryder are starting it off right with swim lessons.

    6/24/14:
    It was another hot evening for Hunter and Ryder's swim classes tonight.

    6/25/14:
    Another night of swim class for Hunter and Ryder. At least it has cooled down a bit!

    6/26/14-6/29/14:
    We always have fun at Willits KOA, but this was our most fun trip yet!

    6/30/14:
    We are down to only a few more swim classes for Hunter and Ryder.



    July 2014:

    7/1/14:
    Starting July off with another evening of swim lessons for Hunter and Ryder

    7/1/14:
    Hunter and Ryder had their swim evaluations today. That means tomorrow is a fun day!

    7/1/14:
    Hunter and Ryder both aced their last swim class! They spent the second half of class having fun at Ridgway.

    7/4/14-7/5/14:
    It's been a great weekend so far doing fireworks with friends on the 4th, and going on a nice bike ride with the family on the 5th...

    7/7/14:
    Stopped at Sunrise Park to play while we were in Rohnert Park today.

    7/8/14:
    Bring on the summer heat! We've got the pool set up, and Hunter and Ryder are taking full advantage of it...

    7/13/14:
    We went on a morning hike at Taylor Mountain today to beat the heat.

    7/21/14:
    We all had a blast at Olivia & Austin's 1/2 Birthday party today!

    7/24/147/27/14:
    It was so HOT this weekend! Good thing there is a pool at Cloverdale KOA!

    7/27/14:
    Dave cut down a tree in the front yard today that was dying and starting to look messy.

    August 2014:

    8/2/14:
    It's been a while since we've been to Scandia, so we took the boys for some fun on the race cars and Blaster Boats!

    8/5/14:
    Soccer season is starting again! Ryder is in the Under-6 Division and had his first practice tonight.

    8/5/14:
    Ryder's team picked "Tornados" as their team name at practice today.

    8/10/14:
    We added a chalkboard wall to the pantry today. It turned out great!

    8/12/14:
    Ryder had another soccer practice tonight and he's doing great!

    8/13/14:
    Hunter had his first soccer practice tonight. It's almost time to leave for Tahoe, so Heidi stayed up late to finish the tie-dyed Tough Mudder shirts!

    8/15/14-8/17/14:
    We had so much fun in Tahoe watching the guys complete their second Tough Mudder!

    8/19/14:
    Soccer season is in full swing, with practices for Hunter and Ryder tonight.

    8/21/14:
    Another practice for Hunter tonight. Games start next week!

    8/22/14:
    Professional Tough Mudder pics added to the site -- check out pages 9 and 10!

    8/23/14:
    Ryder had his first game today. He would have scored about 5 goals if the ball didn't keep knocking down the cone. He did great!

    8/24/14:
    Dave completed his first official half marathon today in the Santa Rosa Marathon!

    8/25/14:
    Hunter had his last soccer practice before his first game this week!

    8/27/14:
    The Dark Knights had their first soccer game tonight!

    8/30/14:
    It ended up being a very hot afternoon for a hike, but we still enjoyed checking out the trails at Crane Creek Regional Park.

    September 2014:

    9/1/14:
    It was a pretty hot day, but we had lots of fun BBQ-ing with friends on Labor Day.

    9/2/14:
    Hunter's team had a scrimmage soccer game with the U14 Girls at practice tonight!

    9/4/14:
    It was another busy night with a soccer practice for Ryder and a game for Hunter.

    9/6/14-9/7/14:
    It was a soccer-filled weekend with games for Hunter and Ryder Saturday. Ryder had his soccer pictures at Analy bright and early Sunday, followed by Hunter's soccer pictures in the afternoon.

    9/9/14:
    It was still pretty hot for Hunter's soccer practice this evening.

    9/10/14:
    We had a busy day with Ryder's soccer game tonight, followed by his team potluck.

    9/13/14:
    It was a fun-filled day with Dave's MudMan race and Hunter's MudMan Jr. race today.

    9/15/14:
    Soccer season is already halfway over -- Hunter had his 5th game tonight.

    9/16/14:
    Soccer practice for Ryder tonight...

    9/17/14:
    Ryder had a soccer game tonight while Hunter was at practice.

    9/20/14-9/21/14:
    We had another busy weekend with a game for Hunter Saturday morning, followed by Ryder's game in the afternoon. Sunday we caught the second day of the Wings Over Wine County Air Show.

    9/24/14:
    It ended up raining a little for Ryder and Hunter's soccer games tonight, but that didn't stop them!

    9/25/14:
    Another soccer practice for Ryder tonight.

    9/27/14-9/28/14:
    We had a free weekend with no soccer games, so Heidi set up the Halloween Village and got a lot of the Halloween decorations put out!

    9/30/14:
    Practice for Hunter tonight -- only couple more games left before the tournament!

    October 2014:

    10/2/14:
    It was hot for Ryder's soccer practice tonight...

    10/2/14:
    Ryder scored 2 goals at his game this morning! The weather was really heating up for Hunter's game in the afternoon.

    10/6/14:
    Last game for the Dark Knights today until the tournament.

    10/9/14:
    Ryder's last practice tonight.

    10/11/14-10/12/14:
    We had a very full weekend with Hunter playing two games Saturday and Ryder playing one game in the Harvest Cup Tournament. We were back at early Sunday morning for Hunter's third game. We took advantage of the free afternoon to take Halloween pics of the kids at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetary.

    10/17/14:
    The boys had a blast going through the corn maze at night with friends at the Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch.

    10/18/14:
    We had a lot of fun at Dave's first Warrior Dash Saturday!

    10/21/14:
    Soccer season officially ended with Ryder's end-of-season party tonight.

    10/24/14:
    We've added a few new photos from the Warrior Dash event photographer pictures.

    10/25/14:
    Dave completed his 5th Spartan race in Sacramento today!

    10/26/14:
    We had a little Halloween get-together with friends tonight...

    10/31/14:
    We had a full day of Halloween festivites with pumpkin carving all day and trick-or-treating at night.



    November 2014:

    11/6/14:
    Getting the house ready for Thanksgiving with some fall touches.

    11/15/14-11/16/14:
    We know it's not even Thanskgiving yet, but there is a lot of Christmas decorating to be done. We got a little jumpstart doing Ryder's tree Saturday. Sunday was perfect for a hike at Helen Putnam Park in Petaluma.

    11/26/14:
    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we'll do the Christmas tree over the weekend. Until then, we've put out most of the Christmas decorations and finished Hunter's tree.

    11/27/14:
    The gift wrapping station is set up in the garage -- bring on the Amazon shipments!

    11/27/14:
    We enjoyed Thanksgiving with just the 4 of us -- and dinner turned out great! 11/30/14:
    It took two days, but the big Christmas tree is up and decorated!

    December 2014:

    12/6/14-12/7/14:
    We took advantage of the dry weather and spent Saturday afternoon in Sausalito and Marin Headlands. Sunday, Dave spent some time doing trail work at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

    12/10/14:
    The boys had fun making Christmas crafts and helping mom with the gingerbread house tonight.

    12/12/14:
    The food was great and we had a lot of fun at Dave's company Christmas party at the Hilton tonight!

    12/13/14-12/14/14:
    We had a break from the rain Saturday and took family pictures at Sonoma State University. Sunday we visited Christmas Tree Grove in Windsor and enjoyed seeing all the cute trees!

    12/15/14:
    We decided to get a Christmas tree to put in the Gazebo, so we picked one up at Home Depot tonight. It looks great!

    12/18/14:
    It's been a few years since we've set up the Christmas village, so we decided to put out a scaled-down village this year...

    12/20/14-12/21/14:
    It's been another busy weekend with Dave's trail work at Annadel Saturday, and a visit to the Christmas tree farms Sunday.

    12/23/14:
    The weather was absolutely gorgeous for Dave's run at Marin Headlands today. We had a great time in the evening with a get-together at our house.

    12/24/14-12/24/14:
    We had a great Christmas Eve and Christmas with the boys. Friday was a beautiful day, so we took a drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore.

    12/28/14-12/29/14:
    We are enjoying our fun time while Dave is still off work. Sunday Dave volunteered for trail work at Taylor Mountain, then we went on a hike at Riverfront Regional Park. Sunday we visited Veteran's Memorial Beach in Healdsburg, then went for a walk at Foothills Regional Park in Windsor.

    12/31/14:
    We enjoyed a night at home ringing in the new year with the boys!

    January 2015:

    1/2/15-1/2/15:
    The Sonoma County weather has been gorgeous and great for getting outside! We took a walk at Spring Lake on New Year's Day, and Laguna de Santa Rosa trail on Friday.

    1/3/15-1/4/15:
    Heidi and the boys watched a great performance of Nightmare Before the Nutcracker at Spreckels Performing Arts Saturday night. Sunday, we took a walk at Tolay Lake Regional Park.

    1/10/15:
    We took a drive to the coast today to visit Jim & Rosie at Doran Beach campground. We had lunch at the Tides Wharf, and played around on Doran Beach after our visit.

    1/17/15:
    Hunter had a fun afternoon at Sonoma State University Baseball Camp today!

    1/18/15:
    It looked like rain today, but the weather held up well enough for us to enjoy a bike ride on the Joe Rodota Trail.

    1/14/15-1/25/15:
    It was a beautiful weekend to spend outdoors! Dave helped with trail work at Taylor Mountain Saturday morrning, then we visited Tolay Lake for a family hike. Sunday we went on a bike ride around Spring Lake,

    1/28/15:
    Ryder turned 6 today! We'll have a party for him early next month, but we had a mini celebration at home today for his birthday.

    1/31/15:
    The weather was gorgeous for Hunter's baseball tryouts this morning.

    February 2015:

    2/7/15:
    We decided to take a walk on the Santa Rosa Creek Trail today before the rain starts again...

    2/12/15:
    Baseball season is almost here! Hunter had his first practice with the Minor Yankees tonight.

    2/14/15:
    The weather couldn't have been more perfect for camping at Cloverdale KOA this holiday weekend!

    2/16/15:
    Hunter did great at his second practice and was one of the last couple players in the "King of the Hill" batting drill.

    2/18/15:
    The weather has cooled off and it was freezing at Hunter's practice tonight...

    2/20/15-2/22/15:
    We had a full weekend -- Ryder's Birthday Party Friday night, Sugarloaf State Park and family pictures in the mustard field Saturday, and Hunter's baseball practice and Taylor Mountain Sunday!

    2/23/15:
    It was pretty cold again at Hunter's practice tonight! Can't wait until Spring...

    2/25/15:
    Little League games start in a couple weeks! Hunter had his sixth practice with the Minor Yankees tonight.

    2/28/15:
    Dave spent Saturday morning on the baseball fields for Westside Little League Field Maintenance Day. We spent the afternoon doing some much-needed cleanup in the back yard.

    March 2015:

    3/1/15:
    The sun was out, but it was chilly this morning for Hunter's 8am baseball practice!

    3/2/15:
    Another baseball practice for Hunter tonight...

    3/4/15:
    Another late baseball practice tonight, but Hunter got his Yankees jersey.

    3/7/15:
    It was an absolutely gorgeous day for Ryder's baseball practice this morning.

    3/7/15:
    Hunter had a blast at the Home Depot Kids Worshop with a friend this morning.

    3/7/15:
    We took advantage of the warm weather and went for a walk on the Hunter Creek Trail.

    3/8/15:
    With the time change, Hunter's practice was cold, and way too early this morning!

    3/9/15:
    It was a long night of baseball practice for Hunter and Ryder. Can't wait until the weather warms up!

    3/11/15:
    Another baseball practice for Hunter. First game is next week!

    3/13/15:
    We did a little rearranging last night and moved Ryder's train table downstairs. Now he can use it to build and play with his Playmobil and/or Lego sets! Looks so much better than having all the toys on the floor.

    3/14/15:
    Dave spent the morning at Jack London State Park for the Grand Opening & Dedication of the East Sonoma Mountain Trail. It was a gorgeous day for WSLL Opening Ceremonies this morning!

    3/15/15:
    Another early morning practice for Hunter today. Later, Dave took 1st place in his division in the St. Patrick's Day 5K in Julliard park today!

    3/16/15:
    Ryder got to play catcher at baseball practice tonight.

    3/18/15:
    Hunter had his first game of the season with the Minor Yankees today -- they won 9-1!

    3/20/15:
    Another chilly and late baseball practice -- getting ready for Hunter's game tomorrow.

    3/21/15:
    The Yankees had an awesome second game against the D-Backs today -- and the weather was gorgeous!

    3/22/15:
    Another super early baseball practice for Hunter this morning...

    3/23/15:
    Ryder's last practice before his first game on Wednesday!

    3/25/15:
    Two games tonight -- first game for Ryder and third for Hunter. They both did great!

    3/27/15:
    Friday night practice for Hunter. Can't wait for the weather to warm up!

    3/28/15-3/29/15:
    We had a full day with Pretty Muddy 5K in Calistoga at 8am, then Hunter's baseball game in Santa Rosa in the afternoon! We were up bright and early for WSLL picture day Sunday, followed by Hunter's practice at noon. The weather was gorgeous all weekend!

    3/30/15:
    It was such a gorgeous day today -- we spent the afternoon at Howarth Park for a picnic and walk. Ryder had baseball practice in the evening.

    3/31/15:
    It was so windy at Hunter's game against the Angels tonight!

    April 2015:

    4/2/15-4/3/15:
    It's been another busy week of baseball, with Ryder's game Thursday and Hunter's practice Friday. We also took some time to put out the Easter decorations for this weekend!

    4/4/15:
    It was a busy Saturday with Dave's trail work at Sugarloaf Ridge, and a walk wtih the kid's at Ragle.

    4/4/15:
    Easter Sunday was wet -- but the boys still had fun!

    4/7/15:
    It stopped raining this evening for Ryder's game against the A's -- but the wind was soooo cold!

    4/10/15-4/12/15:
    We had another busy weekend with Hunter's baseball practice late Friday night, then Dave's Annadel 5K Saturday morning, followed by Hunter and Ryder's baseball games in the afternoon. Hunter had an early morning practice Sunday, then we took a hike exploring Jack London State Park.

    4/14/15:
    The Yankees won their game against the Giants tonight!

    4/16/15-4/19/15:
    It was a beautiful weekend to camp at Casini Ranch. We came home Sunday morning to get Hunter and Ryder to their baseball games!

    4/20/15:
    Hunter had a blast at Scandia today for Diego's birthday.

    4/22/15:
    Hunter tagged someone out on 3rd in the last inning of their game tongiht, and helped beat the Dodgers by 1 point!

    4/23/15:
    We went on a 4-mile guided wildflower hike at Tolay Creek Ranch tonight. We saw lots of wildlife, wildflowers, and gorgeous views...

    4/24/15:
    It was super windy for Hunter's practice tonight...

    4/25/15-4/26/15:
    Another fun weekend of baseball with games for Ryder and Hunter Saturday, and an early morning practice for Hunter on Sunday. The weather in the afternoon was gorgeous, so we took a walk to look at the Sonoma State University gardens.

    4/27/15:
    It felt like summer today -- perfect for a play date at the park. It stayed nice and warm for Ryder's baseball practice in the evening.

    4/28/15:
    Hunter's Minor Yankee team played the Tigers tonight -- it was a very close game but ended with a 2-point win for our team!

    4/29/15:
    Another night of baseball -- Ryder's Rookie Orioles played the A's.

    4/30/15:
    The boys had fun on a walk at Howarth Park with grandma today -- followed by frozen yogurt!

    May 2015:

    5/1/15:
    Another late Friday night baseball practice for Hunter tonight...

    5/2/15:
    It was a full day starting bright and early with Dave's 9K Trail Run at Amstrong Woods State Park, followed by baseball games for Hunter and Ryder.

    5/3/15:
    Sunday started with Hunter's 8am baseball practice in the drizzle. The weather cleared up for a nice afternoon at Sonoma Raceway watching the AFM Motorcycle Races.

    5/4/15:
    More baseball tonight with a practice for Ryder...

    5/6/15:
    Beautiful weather for tonights Yankees game. They won 13-4!

    5/7/15:
    Rookie Orioles had a great game against the Yankees tonight!

    5/8/15:
    It's gotta be Friday night if we're at a late-night baseball practice...

    5/9/15-5/10/15:
    We had a full day of baseball with Hunter and Ryder's games Saturday. Sunday, we spent the afternoon at Stafford Lake.

    5/11/15:
    It was a loooong practice for Ryder's Rookie Orioles tonight...

    5/13/15:
    It was absolutely freezing with the strong wind at the Minor Yankees game tonight!

    5/15/15:
    Baked chocolate chip cookies for Hunter's team practice tonight. I think they were a hit!

    5/16/15-5/16/15:
    The weather cleared up for Hunter and Ryder's baseball games Saturday. Hunter got to play soccer again for Ryder's games Saturday. Sunday, we spent the afternoon at soccer tryouts Sunday.

    5/18/15:
    The week is starting off with double practices tonight for Hunter and Ryder.

    5/18/15:
    Another busy night with baseball games for Hunter and Ryder.

    5/21/15:
    The boys had a Spring Project Fair at school today. We took a walk with Grandma at Howarth Park later in the day.

    5/22/15:
    Another Friday night practice for Hunter. One of the mom's brought cake for after practice.

    5/23/15:
    A busy Saturday as usual -- games for Hunter and Ryder, then Hunter's friend came over for an afternoon of fun.

    5/24/15:
    Hunter had a practice early this morning, then we spent the afternoon at Shiloh Ranch Park.

    5/26/15:
    The Yankees won their game tonight -- only two games left!

    5/28/15:
    Only one more game left for Ryder after tonight. The Orioles had a great game!

    5/30/15-5/31/15:
    Hunter had a great hit in the game today, helping the Yankees secure 1st place with a win over the Angels. After the game, we headed to Sacramento for Dave's first triathlon on Sunday!

    June 2015:

    6/1/15:
    It was the perfect day for a quiet walk without the kids at Spring Lake and Howarth Park.

    6/3/15:
    It was kind of a sad day to see Hunter's last Yankees practice this season! Last game tomorrow!

    6/4/15:
    The Yankees played their last game of the season against the Cubs tonight and won 9-4! It was a great game with almost everyone on the team hitting tonight! They had a Pizza Party after to celebrate. Meanwhile, Dave was with Ryder at his last game -- where Ryder hit every time and was awsesome!

    6/6/15:
    Dave finally had a Saturday morning free of baseball games so he could volunteer for trail work at Sugarloaf State Park this morning.

    6/7/15:
    It was HOT today! We took a drive to Sunset Beach Park on the Russian River, then off to Round Table for Ryder's Rookie Orioles pizza party.

    6/8/15:
    Another scorching hot day! Went for a walk with the boys at Spring Lake & Howarth Park, but we had to cut it short due to all the sweatiness!

    6/13/15-6/14/15:
    It felt like summer this weekend for the Taylor Mountain Dedication Saturday, and a walk at Howarth Park & Spring Lake on Sunday.

    6/20/15-6/21/15:
    We officially ended the baseball season at the Closing Ceremonies on Saturday. Hunter & Ryder also got their baseball pictures. Sunday was a gorgeous day for a hike at Annadel & Lake Ilsanjo.

    6/24/15:
    Hard to believe we celebrated Hunter's 11th birthday today!

    6/25/15:
    It was almost 100 today -- but the boys battled the heat for a nice walk at Howarth Park with grandma.

    6/27/15:
    A gorgeous day for bird spotting at Howarth Park & Spring Lake.

    6/29/15:
    It's time for swim lessons again! Hunter and Ryder had their first class today.

    6/30/15:
    Hunter and Ryder were lucky to swim on such a hot day!

    July 2015:

    7/1/15:
    Hunter and Ryder had their third swim class today.

    7/2/15:
    We had a nice lunch at Roberts Lake watching the duck and geese! Later, Hunter and Ryder had their last class of the week tonight.

    7/4/15-7/5/15:
    We had a great Fourth of July watching fireworks at Sonoma State University. The cooler weather was perfect on Sunday for a hike at Annadel.

    6/6/15:
    Last week of swim lessons for Hunter and Ryder.

    6/7/15:
    Another gorgeous day at swim class for Hunter and Ryder.

    6/8/15:
    Hunter and Ryder are almost done with swim lessons!

    6/9/15:
    Last swim lesson for Hunter and Ryder today!

    6/11/15:
    Enjoying a gorgeous summer day at Howarth Park today.

    6/12/15:
    It was hot this morning at Annadel...

    6/14/15:
    Hunter and Ryder had fun with their cousins at Scandia Fun Center today.

    6/15/15:
    We are all enjoying the new 18-foot pool we set up in the back yard this year!

    6/16/15:
    Another gorgeous day for a walk at Howarth Park & Spring Lake.

    7/18/15-7/19/15:
    We had a busy weekend with Dave's AT&T Spartan Sprint Saturday, followed by Hunter & Ryder's Spartan Kids race. We spent Sunday afternoon at Olivia & Austin's birthday party.

    7/26/15:
    It was another hot day, but beautiful weather for a walk at Spring Lake. We had unch in Healdsburg in the afternoon.

    7/27/15:
    Hunter started his morning swim lessons today.

    7/28/15:
    Another swim lessons for Hunter today...

    7/29/15:
    Hunter is doing great in his morning swim lessons! He also had a great time at his first soccer practice tonight...

    7/30/15:
    Today's swim lesson was followed by a fun afternoon at Howarth Park.

    Augsut 2015:

    8/1/15:
    We started August off with a fun family hike at Taylor Mountain.

    8/2/15:
    It was a perfect morning for a hike at Annadel today...

    8/3/15:
    Another swim lesson today, followed by a an evening soccer practice.

    8/4/15:
    It was overcast and a bit chilly for Hunter's swim lesson this morning!

    8/5/15:
    Hunter got plenty of exercise today with swim class in the morning and soccer practice in the evening.

    8/6/15:
    So proud of Hunter for passing Level 4 swim lessons today!

    8/8/15:
    Ryder had his first soccer practice in the Under 8 division tonight...

    8/10/15:
    Another late soccer practice for Hunter tonight.

    8/12/15:
    Only 10 days until Hunter's & Ryder's first games. They're having fun at pracice!

    8/13/15:
    Trying to beat the heat with an early play date at Pear Blossom Park.

    8/13/15:
    Making the best of the end of summer with a walk at Spring lake.

    8/14/15-8/16/15:
    Lots of soccer for Ryder -- a soccer clinic on Friday and a practice on Saturday. The boys had a ton of fun Sunday with friends at Rebounderz!

    8/17/15:
    Hunter had another soccer pracitce tongith -- Dave helped coach.

    8/19/15:
    It was a busy night with soccer practices for Hunter and Ryder.

    8/19/15:
    It was a busy night with soccer practices for Hunter and Ryder.

    8/21/15:
    Ryder loved his last soccer clinic, so he went again tonight...

    8/22/15:
    We all had to get up way too early for Dave's trail run at Salt Point today!

    8/23/15:
    It was a gorgeous day and almost too hot for a hike at Annadel and Lake Ilsanjo this morning.

    8/25/15:
    The Insane Cobras played great at their second soccer game today!

    8/26/15:
    Ryder was excited to play his first soccer game of the season with the Vicious Vipers tonight!

    8/27/15:
    We had a fun afternoon at Howarth Park today. Hunter had a soccer game in the evening.

    8/29/15:
    The Vicious Vipers won their soccer game 3-0 this morning! It was also gorgeous day to go out on Spring Lake in a paddle boat!

    8/30/15:
    The weather is still pretty hot for our morning walks at Annadel and Lake Ilsanjo...

    September 2015:

    9/1/15:
    The Insane Cobras played a hard soccer game and tied 3-3...

    9/2/15:
    Another great game for the Vicious Vipers! They won their soccer game 7-2 tonight!

    9/3/15:
    Summer break may be over, but the weather is still perfect for a walk at Howarth Park.

    9/6/15:
    It was a hot one today for a hike at Annadel followed by a hike at Taylor Mountain in the afternoon.

    9/7/15:
    Hunter and Ryder had a fun time swimming and enjoying BBQ burders with friends for Labor Day.

    9/8/15:
    Another hot soccer game for the Insane Cobras tonight...

    9/10/15:
    Ryder's Vicious Viper team won their soccer game 7-2 tonight!

    9/12/15:
    The Insane Cobras played an early morning soccer game today. We had a late night in Marin Headlands for Dave's Night Sweats 15K.

    9/13/15:
    We headed out bright and early at 6am this morning for Hunter & Dave's Clo Cow 5K in Petaluma. The boys had soccer pictures in the afternoon!

    9/15/15:
    Another soccer game for the Insane Cobras tonight!

    9/17/15:
    We all got to go out and have fun celebrating Heidi's birthday tonight!

    9/19/15:
    Another full Saturday with a Vicious Vipers soccer game at 9am, followed by Insane Cobras at 11am!

    9/20/15:
    It was hot this morning, but a gorgeous day for a walk at Spring Lake.

    9/21/15:
    The soccer season is ending soon! The Vicious Vipers had another game this evening.

    9/23/15:
    The Insane Cobras won their soccer game tonight against the Spartans!

    9/25/15:
    Tonight was one of Ryder's last soccer clinics.

    9/27/15:
    It was a beautifal fall morning for a walk at Howarth Park.

    October 2015:

    10/1/15:
    Only a couple soccer games left for the Vicious Vipers before the Harvest Cup!

    10/2/15-10/4/15:
    October is here! Heidi and Ryder set up the Halloween Village while Dave and Hunter were at soccer practice. Saturday and Sunday was spent on Halloween Decorations in the rest of the house! The Vicious Vipers had another game bright and early Saturday morning.

    10/6/15:
    Last game of the season for the Vicious Vipers and Insane Cobras!

    10/10/15-10/11/15:
    It was a crazt weekend with the Harvest Cup Soccer Tournament! Hunter and Ryder each had two games Saturday, and Ryder's team had a potluck after the last game. Hunter's team had two more games on Sunday. We also got soccer pictures back for Hunter and Ryder.

    10/16/15-10/18/15:
    The boys had a blast with friends coming over Friday night. Saturday, we visited the Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch. We all got up really early to watch Dave's Cloverdale Harvest Half Marathon Saturday, then Hunter went to RBI batting cages with a friend.

    10/22/15:
    The boys had their picture day at school today. We had fun watching Hunter play baseball in the evening for his friend's Fall Ball scrimmage game.

    10/24/15-10/25/15:
    A fun-filled weekend of fall activities! We visited the Tolay Fall Festival Saturday and had a blast. Saturday Heidi took a walk at Spring Lake, then we met friends at the Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch for more fun.

    10/29/15:
    We're getting into the Halloween spirit by visiting the spooky Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery.

    10/31/15:
    What a busy day! We carved 4 Walking Dead-themed Jack-O-Lanterns, then had a blast trick-or-treating with friends!

    November 2015:

    11/6/15:
    The boys enjoyed the sunny fall weather with a friend at Pear Blossom Park this afternoon. In the evening, we got a jumpstart on holiday decorating and set up Ryder's Christmas tree!

    11/7/15:
    We took advantage of the nice fall weather with an afternoon walk at the Laguna Wetlands today. Later, Heidi took some time to set up the gift wrapping station in the garage for the upcoming Christmas season!

    11/9/15:
    Autumn decorations are up, and we're getting a jump start on Christmas decorating...

    11/12/15:
    Our wall of the boys sports photos was too small for the growing number of pictures. We like to keep them all up because their friends have fun seeing kids they know on all the different teams. We did some rearranging today and everything looks much better...

    11/13/15:
    It was a perfect fall day for a walk at Howarth Park with grandma and the boys.

    11/14/15 - 11/15/15:
    We were up bright and early for Dave's Mt. Tam 10K today. He did great and took 3rd in his age group! Our Spring Lake walk Sunday was crazy with the Santa Rosa Cup cyclecross bike race taking place! Sunday afternoon, The boys had a blast at our house with friends.

    11/21/15:
    Hunter finished his first trail run with Dave today in the Peacock Gap 5K!

    11/24/15:
    Thanksgiving break is here! Hunter had a fun afternoon with a friend playing games and jumping in the trampoline...

    11/25/15:
    There is still some Christmas decorating to be done, but Hunter's tree is finished, and the big tree is almost done!

    11/26/15:
    We spent Thanksgiving at home and enjoyed a great dinner together...

    11/27/15:
    It was sunny and gorgeous today...perfect to walk off some of the Thanksgiving calories at Annadel State Park.

    11/28/15:
    We picked up at 8-foot tree at Costco today for the Gazebo. It looks so pretty lit up at night!

    11/29/15:
    The temperature is dropping, but it was good day for bird spotting at Spring Lake. It was apparently also a good day for Elfie Rojo to appear his yearly visit. Even Olaf is on the move. Hunter and Ryder spent the afternoon at Live Oak Park with friends.

    December 2015:

    12/3/15:
    We got lucky with no rain for the Windsor Tree Lighting Ceremony this evening.

    12/6/15:
    Heidi and Ryder decorated the gingerbread house toninght -- looks great!

    12/11/15-12/12/15:
    We've had a fun weekend so far with Dave's company Christmas party Friday night, and taking family pictures with Friends at Sonoma State University on Saturday.

    12/17/15:
    The boys had fun making their Book About Me at Book Binding Day -- and they came home with adorable books!

    12/17/15:
    Heidi finally had time to set up the Christmas village -- better late than never!

    12/22/15:
    The rain stopped long enought to take the kids to see Christmas lights in Rohnert Park tonight.

    12/24/15-12/25/15:
    Christmas has finally come and gone...but we all enjoyed it! We took a brisk walk in the cold to look at neighborhood lights on Christmas Eve, and had a great Christmas Day opening gifts, watching movies, and enjoying Christmas dinner!

    12/27/15:
    It's been really cold, but we're making the best of Christmas vacation! We bundled up for a walk at Shollenberger park in Petaluma today.

    12/29/15:
    We had a fun-filled day with a walk to the top of Taylor Mountain this afternoon, then Hunter had a friend over for pizza and games in the evening.

    12/31/15:
    We had a fun New Year's Eve at home watching movies and doing sparklers with the kids. Hello 2016!

    January 2016:

    1/10/16:
    The rain stopped and the sun came out for a great hike at Annadel & Lake Ilsanjo this morning. The boys had fun with a friend at RBI Batting Cages in the afternoon.

    1/13/15:
    We took advantage of the sunshine today and went for a quick hike at Taylor Mountain.

    1/16/16:
    Another raining day...but the boys had fun with a friend at our house.

    1/23/16:
    We've decided to tear up the lawn in the front yard to do drought-tolerant landscape. Dave started a small section this weekend.

    1/24/16:
    It was a beautiful winter day for a walk at Spring Lake.

    1/27/16:
    We took advantage of the warm weather with another hike at Taylor Mountain this afternoon.

    1/28/16:
    Hard to believe Ryder is 7 today! We celebrated with dinner at Chili's and birthday cake!

    1/30/16:
    It was fun watching Hunter at baseball tryouts this morning. Later, we had a fun time celebrating Ryder's birthday with friends.

    1/31/16:
    This afternoon was day two of Hunter's baseball tryouts. Can't wait until baseball season!



    February 2016:

    2/6/16-2/7/16:
    Couldn't ask for more perfect weather this weekend! We enjoyed it with a hike at Shiloh Regional Park Saturday, and walk at Spring Lake Sunday.

    2/13/16:
    The boys had a blast at the Steelhead Festival this weekend...Hunter even caught his very first fish!

    2/17/16:
    Baseball season is almost here! Hunter's Major Yankees team kicked off the season with a pizza party at Mountain Mike's tonight.

    2/18/16:
    The fields are wet from all the rain, so Hunter's baseball practice was at RBI Batting Cages tonight...

    2/20/16:
    Hunter is still not 100% after his cold, but he made it to his first Major Yankees baseball practice today.

    2/20/16:
    Hunter is finally over his called and had plenty of energy for his Major Yankees baseball practice today. Go Yankees!

    2/26/16:
    Enjoyed watching Hunter at baseball practice while Dave and Ryder ran laps around the track tonight...

    2/27/16:
    A great practice tonight for Major Yankee's...



    March 2016:

    3/3/16:
    Practice was rained out again, so Major Yankees got in some batting practicec at RBI.

    3/5/16:
    It was pretty stormy today, but we took I drive up north to visit Dave's family in Willows.

    3/9/16:
    It was night of double baseball practices with Hunter's Major Yankees practice, and Ryder's first practice with the Rookie Red Sox.

    3/12/16-3/13-16:
    Dave headed to Marin before 3am this morning to volunteer at the Marin Ultra Challenge. Meanwhile, Hunter's Major Yankees team helped train the t-ball players at T-Ball Training Day. Sunday, Dave and Hunter ran the St. Patrick's Day 5K!

    3/15/16:
    Ryder had his second practice on the Rookie Red Sox tonight.

    3/16/16:
    Hunter's Major Yankees practice was rescheduled for tonight. It makes for some pretty chilly evenings!

    3/17/16:
    Another busy night of practices for Hunter and Ryder.

    3/18/16:
    Saturday was a full day with Dave helping out for Field Maintenance Day, then pictures in the mustard fields on our way to Hood Mountain Regional Park.

    3/22/16:
    Minor Yankee games start this week! Hunter and Ryder both had baseball practices tonight...

    3/23/16:
    It was a nice sunny evening for a walk at Lake with Ryder, while Dave and Hunter went for a run.

    3/24/16:
    Another night of double practices for Hunter and Ryder.

    3/25/16:
    Hunter pulled a muscle in his leg at last night's practice, but he sucked it up and got out there again tonight! 3/30/16:
    The Major Yankees had their first game against the A's tonight. They lost -- but they played a great game!

    3/26/16-3/27/16:
    It was a gorgeous spring weekend for! Ryder had baseball practice Saturday morning, followed by Hunter's in the afternoon. Sunday, the kids had funt doing an Easter egg hunt in the back yard, then we took a walk at Riverfront Regional Park.

    3/31/16:
    Hunter and Ryder had International Day at school today. Another practice for the Rookie Red Sox in the evening. Their first game is April 7th!

    April 2016:

    4/1/16:
    One last Yankees practice tonight before their big game against the Giants tomorrow!

    4/2/16-4/3/16:
    It was a whirlwind of a weekend! Dave had the Annadel Half Marathon Saturday morning. Afterwards, we had to race to WSLL Opening Ceremonies for the boys, followed by the Major Yankees game! Sunday Hunter and Dave got dirty in the Russian River Mud Run!

    4/5/16:
    Nice spring weather for Ryder's practice this evening!

    4/6/16:
    One more Yankees practice before the big game tomorrow...

    4/7/16:
    Busy night with Ryder's first game of the season, and Hunter's Major Yankees game against the Cubs!

    4/12/16:
    Ryder is doing great on the Rookie Red Sox this year! They had a game against the Rookie Tigers tonight.

    4/13/16:
    At least the weather was nice for Hunter's Major Yankees practice tonight...

    4/14/16:
    Major Yankees played a great game against the Major Cubs tonight...

    4/15/16:
    Friday night Major Yankee practices are tough -- but at least the weekend is almost here!

    4/16/16:
    Major Yankees played a game against the Major Orioles today, followed by Ryder's Rookie Red Sox game against the Rookie Yankees.

    4/17/16:
    We started early today with Dave's Petaluma Footrace -- then off to Little League Day to watch the Oakland A's!

    4/19/16:
    Major Yankees won their a game against the Major Royals tonight!

    4/19/16:
    Hunter had fun at Laser Tag of Santa Rosa tonight for his friend Diego's birthday...

    4/21/16:
    The Red Sox had a great game against the A's tonight. Ryder is doing great covering his positions this year, and hitting every time!

    4/23/16:
    Another busy day with a Rookie Red Sox game, followed by a Major Yankees game against the Cubs!

    4/24/16:
    Hunter had fun at his first sleepover at Jayden's house last night -- then bowling for Jayden's birthday at Windsor Bowling Center.

    4/25/16:
    Soccer season is still a few months away, but the Soccer Clinics are already starting!

    4/26/16:
    Another great game for the Red Sox against the Yankees tonight! 4/30/16-5/1/16:
    As usual, our weekend was full of baseball events! The boys had their Picture Day and Bat-a-Thon on Saturday, and Hunter had a Yankees game against the A's on Sunday!

    5/3/16:
    It's hard to believe baseball season is more than half over. Rookie Red Sox are still working hard and had a great practice tonight.

    5/4/16:
    Another freezing night to be watching baseball! Both Rookie Red Sox and Major Yankees had games tonight!

    5/6/16:
    More baseball...practice for the Major Yankees tonight.

    5/7/16:
    We had a fun time doing our first family run in the Human Race 3K today!

    5/8/16:
    It was an overcast Mother's Day, but at least there was no rain for a walk at Spring Lake.

    5/9/16:
    Another late night...watching the Major Yankees vs. Royals game.

    5/10/16:
    Our nightly baseball continues with Ryder's Rookie Red Sox practice tonight!

    5/11/16:
    Wednesday night baseball practice for the Major Yankees.

    5/12/16:
    It was a busy Thursday evenighg with Major Yankees and Rookie Red Sox games tonight.

    5/13/16:
    Friday night practice for the Major Yankees...

    5/14/16-5/15/16:
    It started out drizzling in the morning for Hunter's Major Yankees game, but the sun came out a little for Ryder's Rookie Red Sox game Saturday. Sunday was perfect weather for a walk at Spring Lake.

    5/17/16:
    The Major Yankees played the Orioles tonight. They lost 6-0, but the Orioles pitcher pitched a perfect game!

    5/19/16:
    Rookie Red Sox played a great game against the Cubs tonight...

    5/21/16-5/22/16:
    It was a busy weekend with games for the Major Yankees and Rookie Red Sox on Saturday. Hunter had Soccer Tryouts on Sunday.

    5/23/16:
    The Major Yankees won their game against the KC Royals tonight! Hunter also received his baseball pictures. Ryder's Rookie Red Sox also did great against the Tigers this evening.

    5/25/16:
    The Major Yankees had a practice tonight while the Rookie Red Sox both had makeup games tonight. Ryder got his baseball pictures...

    5/27/16:
    Another makeup game tonight for the Major Yankees. Can't believe the season is almost over!

    5/28/16-5/29/16:
    Memorial Day weekend is here! Major Yankees had games on Saturday. Mondan we had friends over for a Memorial Day BBQ!

    5/31/16:
    Can't believe baseball season is coming to an end. Ryder and the Rookie Red Sox played their last regular season game tonight!

    June 2016:

    6/2/16:
    We got lucky tonight with Ryder's practice being at the same time and place as Hunter's game. The Yankees won, and we got to watch Ryder's Red Sox practice.

    6/3/16:
    It was an exciting evening for Heidi's nephew, Tyler. He graduated from Santa Rosa High School!

    6/4/16:
    Another big day for baseball games! Ryder's team won their first tournament game, and Hunter's team won their last regular season game!

    6/5/16:
    Tonight Ryder's team won their SECOND tournament game! Hunter's team won their first tournament game and will be in the playoffs!

    6/7/16:
    Last practice for the Rookie Red Sox before they're Championship Game tomorrow!

    6/8/16:
    Rookie Red Sox won they're Championship Game against the Cubs today -- They are League Champions in they're division!

    6/11/16-6/12/16:
    This was the first free Saturday we had in a while, so we took a hike at Taylor Mountain. We had fun at Village Green Park Sunday for Ryder's team party.

    6/13/16:
    First day of swim classes for Hunter and Ryder. They did great!

    6/14/16:
    Day two of swim classes for Hunter and Ryder.

    6/15/16:
    Day three of swim classes for Hunter and Ryder.

    6/16/16:
    Done with the first week of swim classes for Hunter and Ryder.

    6/17/16:
    So proud of the Hunter and Ryder for the hard work they put into baseball this season. They received their awards tonight and WSLL Closing Ceremonies.

    6/20/16:
    Second week of swim classes begin for Hunter and Ryder. Hunter had a Speed Class at Santa Rosa High School in the evening.

    6/21/16:
    Only 3 classes left for Hunter and Ryder at swim class.

    6/22/16:
    Only one swim class left for Hunter and Ryder.

    6/23/16:
    Both Hunter and Ryder passed their last swim class today!

    6/24/16:
    Can't believe it is Hunter's 12th Birthdaytoday!

    6/25/16:
    We got an early start today off to Angel Island for Dave's 5-Mile trail run. He did great -- and we enjoyed checking out the Visitor's Center and the beach. We had lunch on the way home -- great Saturday!

    6/27/16:
    Dave had the day off, so we took the boys to Spring Lake to check out the swimming lagoon...

    6/29/16:
    Hunter's friend invited us to go to Wednesday Night Market with them.

    July 2016:

    7/2/16:
    It was a gorgeous day for a visit to Paradise Ridge Winery to look at the garden sculptures.

    7/4/16:
    We got an early start on Fourth of July fun! We ran the Kenwood Footrace at 7:30 in the morning, and set off fireworks with friends in Rohnert Park in the evening.

    7/6/16:
    Hunter's good friend Diego came over this afternoon, then we took a drive to Petaluma to watch the WSLL All-Stars vs. Petaluma National!

    7/8/16:
    Hunter didn't have a party for his 12th birthday, so he invited some of his friends to get together at Laser Tag of Santa Rosa.

    7/10/16:
    We stayed home this weekend to get a lot done! We finally started on the frontyard lascape since we removed the lawn earlier this year. We also picked up some new mattresses for Hunter and moved Hunter's mattress into Ryder's room so both boys have better beds...photos coming soon.

    7/10/16:
    We took a drive up north today for a BBQ in Willows with Dave's family.

    7/20/16:
    Great day for a walk with grandma at Spring Lake...

    7/22/16-7/24/16:
    Dave had Friday off, so we took a hike at Annadel with the boys. Saturday, Hunter had fun at Scandia for a friend's birthday, and Sunday we all had fun at Olivia & Austin's birthday party!

    7/28/16
    We had packet pick-up for the boys' race today, and got to see the preparations for the big IronMan race this weekend!

    7/29/16-7/30/16:
    The boys had a lot of fun participating in the Ironman Kids races Friday morning. The weather was great Saturday for a hike on Taylor Mountain.

    7/31/16:
    We all had fun at the Sonoma County Fair -- and even ran into some friends!

    August 2016:

    8/4/16-8/7/16:
    Things finally settled down enough for us to take our first camping trip to Cloverdale KOA!

    8/12/16:
    Soccer season is here! Ryder and Hunter both had their first soccer pracices tonight...

    8/13/16:
    Beautiful day for a walk at Spring Lake and Howarth Park...

    8/14/16:
    Sunday morning soccer practice for Hunter -- getting ready for the first game this Saturday! We also spent some time continuing on Ryder's room by adding a trophy shelf and some new accessories.

    8/16/16-8/19/16:
    We had a blast camping with friends at Casini Ranch this week!

    8/12/16:
    Ryder's team had their second practice today...they also chose Fire Leopards as their team name!

    8/12/16:
    Hunter's team had their first soccer game this morning!

    8/22/16:
    Ryder's team is getting ready for their first game this weekend! Soccer practice tonight...

    8/24/16:
    Another nice night for Hunter's soccer practice...

    8/26/16:
    Soccer practice for Ryder tonight...

    8/27/16:
    Ryder's team had a great first soccer game today. Hunter's team had their second game this season...

    8/29/16:
    Gorgeous weather for Hunter's soccer practice tonight...

    8/31/16:
    Hunter's team played a great game tonight! They tied 3-3 with a really tough team.

    September 2016:

    9/1/16:
    Ryder is doing great at soccer this year and had a blast at practice tonight!

    9/3/16:
    The summer weather is still hear! It was pretty hot for our hike at Taylor Mountain today...

    9/5/16:
    We had a great Labor Day at Riverfront Park with friends!

    9/6/16:
    Hunter's team had a practice tonight to get ready for the big game this weekend...

    9/8/16:
    It got pretty cold and windy tonight at Hunter and Ryder"s games!

    9/10/16-9/11/16:
    It was a full weekend of soccer with games for Hunter and Ryder Saturday. Sunday, Ryder's team had soccer pictures in the morning, followed by Hunter's late in the afternoon...

    9/13/16:
    Another busy evening with a practice for Hunter and a game for Ryder tonight...

    9/13/16:
    Another busy evening with a practice for Hunter and a game for Ryder tonight...

    9/14/16:
    Hunter's team, High Voltage, played a great soccer game tonight!

    9/16/16:
    The weather was so nice today! We took advantage of it with some fun at Scandia!

    9/17/16-9/18/16:
    Saturday was super hot -- especially for Hunter and Ryder at their games! It was also Heidi's birthday Saturday. Sunday Dave and Hunter ran the Clo Cow 5K.

    9/20/16:
    At least the weather has cooled off a little -- perfect for Ryder's soccer game.

    9/21/16:
    Last game this week for Hunter, then we get the weekend off -- woo hoo!

    9/24/16:
    It was a gorgeous day, so we stopped at WSLL to watch the Fall Ball game between Sebastopol and Rincon Valley.

    9/25/16:
    We watched the Wings Over Wine County Air Show today in the heat!

    9/29/16:
    High Voltage had another game tonight -- only a few more.

    9/30/16:
    We had sooooo much fun at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this evening for Fright Night.

    October 2016:

    10/1/16:
    It was a busy day -- and ended up getting really hot for Hunter and Ryder's soccer games today.

    10/2/16:
    October is here -- Ryder helped me get the Halloween Village set up!

    10/5/16:
    Hunter had a lot of fun at his first NFL Flag Football practice at Galvin Park this evening!

    10/6/16:
    The boys looked great with their new haircuts for picture day today! Hunter got to sport his new hairdo at his soccer game in the evening...

    10/7/16:
    We had a full night of flag football! Hunter played as a mentor for the 5;30 game, then played his Steelers game at 7:45.

    10/8/16:
    Hard to believe soccer season is already ending. Hunter and Ryder both had their last regular-season game today!

    10/12/16:
    Hunter had his second flag football practice tonight...

    10/13/16:
    Halloween decorations are almost done!

    10/15/16 - 0/16/16:
    We managed to dodge the rain most of the weekend, and had fun at the Tolay Fall Festival Saturday. Sunday we visited Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery to take Halloween pictures with friends.

    10/19/16:
    Hunter had his flag football practice tonight...

    10/21/16:
    It was a long night of football with Hunter mentoring the NY Giants game, then playing his Steelers game later in the evening.

    10/22/16:
    What a busy day -- Harvest Cup Tournament for both Hunter and Ryder!

    10/25/16:
    Soccer is officially over and Hunter's team had fun celebrating the season at Windsor Bowling Center.

    10/29/16:
    It was a long drive in the rain to Red Bluff Saturday, but the boys got to hang out with some of their cousins at Greg & Staci's wedding reception.

    10/31/16:
    We spent Halloween day carving Jack-O-Lanterns, then hit the streets in the rain for trick-or-treating!

    November 2016:

    11/2/16:
    The fields have finally dried up enough for Hunter's flag football team to get back to practice tonight.

    11/4/16:
    Hunter's flag football NY Giants team and Steelers team both had huge wins tonight!

    11/6/16:
    We had errands to do today so we checked out the new Epicenter! We also put out the Autumn and Thanksgiving decorations...

    11/8/16:
    Took a break from Election coverage to make a baseball bulletin board for Ryder's room.

    11/11/16:
    Another full night of football. Hunter scored a touchdown while mentoring the NY Giants game, then scored 4 touchdowns helping his Steelers win 61-8!

    11/13/16:
    It's not Thanksgiving yet, but Christmas decorations take a long time to get done! We got a jump on decoarating this weekend and put up Ryder's tree!

    11/16/16-11/18/16:
    The temperature has really dropped and it has been freezing at night for football practice Wednesday night, a NY Giants game Thursday, and NY Giants and Steelers games on Friday!

    11/19/16-11/21/16:
    We had a full weekend with Dave's first 30K Saturday, his birthday Sunday, and Jayden coming over for a visit Monday.

    11/24/16:
    It was cold this morning, but Dave ran the Turkey Trot 5K at Howarth Park, then we enjoyed a great Thanksgiving dinner!

    11/27/16:
    We got together with friends at Sonoma State University to take our annual Christmas pictures!

    December 2016:

    12/4/16:
    The sun was out today, so we took a walk at Annadel State Park.

    12/8/16:
    The boys had fun at the school's Cardboard Challenge today and their projects came out great!

    12/10/16-12/11/16:
    Ryder had a blast at his first basketball clinic Saturday. He is on the Waves! We all had fun Sunday at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for Dave's Roller Coaster Race 10K!

    12/14/16:
    Ryder had his first basketball practice and enjoyed meeting his team tonight...

    12/16/16:
    We had a great time tonight having friends over!

    12/17/16:
    We all enjoyed the Sebastopol Ballet performance of the Nutcracker at Analy today!

    12/21/16:
    Tonight was Ryder's second basketball practice. He is enjoying it and really catching on!

    12/24/16-12/25/16:
    We had a busy day! We spent the afternoon at Windsor Town Green, Then went to see Weaver's Winter Wonderland with friends in the evening. The boys got to open one Christmas Eve gift when we got home. Sunday the boys had a great Christmas day playing with their new goodies.

    12/31/16:
    We had a great evening ringing in the New Year with our good friends tonight!

    January 2017:

    1/7/17:
    Ryder's first basketball game with the Waves was bright and early this morning. They lost -- but they did great and had a lot of fun!

    1/15/17:
    We are finally all feeling better after being sick last week. Hunter's friend invited him bowling at Double Decker Lanes.

    1/21/17:
    We had a busy morning with Ryder's basketball pictures, followed by his second basketball game.

    1/28/17-1/29/17:
    Ryder had a full weekend with a basketball game Saturday morning on his birthday, followed by a hike at Taylor Mountain. Sunday we had some friends over for a birthday party!

    February 2017:

    2/1/17:
    Ryder had basketball practice tonight -- can't believe the season is almost over already!

    2/4/17-2/5/17:
    Ryder had a great basketball game Saturday! We spent Sunday watching the Super Bowl...

    2/8/17:
    A late basketball practice tonight and then Little Caesar's Pizza!

    2/11/17-2/12/17:
    We had a fun Saturday at the Steelhead Festival! Sunday we enjoyed the gorgeous weather at Spring Lake.

    2/15/17:
    Hunter and Ryder got to have pizza tonight at Hunter's Major Giants Meet & Greet. Ryder had basketball practice after -- and had more pizza with Little Caesar's for dinner!

    2/17/17:
    It was great to see Hunter getting back into the swing of things with his first baseball practice of the season!

    2/22/17:
    Ryder had basketball practice tonight -- last game this weekend!

    2/23/17-2/26/17:
    It's been a busy few days with baseball, basketball and new pets! Hunter had baseball practice Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Ryder had his last basketball game Saturday and also got his basketball pictures. Sunday we picked up a new Guinea Pig, followed by a Chinchilla on Monday!

    March 2017:

    3/1/17:
    It's been pretty chilly -- but Hunter's been enjoying baseball practices again!

    3/3/17:
    Another baseball practice for Hunter tonight...

    3/4/17:
    Hunter and Dave had a blast at the Insane Inflatables 5K at Sonoma County Fairgrounds today!

    3/4/17:
    Dave spent the afternoon helping WSLL for Field Maintenance Day.

    3/9/17:
    Ryder had fun seeing several of his old teammates at his first Rookie Giants practice today!

    3/8/17:
    Another practice for the Major Giants tonight...

    3/11/17:
    Dave left at 3am to volunteer at the Marin Ultra Challenge this morning.

    3/11/17:
    The weather was perfect for the WSLL Major teams to train the T-Ballers for T-Ball Spring Training Day.

    3/12/17:
    It was warm this afternoon for Dave & Hunter's St. Patrick's Day 5K!

    3/14/17:
    It was a nice, sunny evening for the Rookie Giants' practice tonight...

    3/15/17:
    Yep, another practice...we have baseball 6 days a week!

    3/16/17:
    Rookie Giants had a great practice tonight...games start in less than two weeks!

    3/17/17-3/18/17:
    Friday we had a late Major Giants' practice. Saturday was a beautiful day for Rookie Giants practice, then to hit the batting cages at Scandia.

    3/21/17:
    Another Rookie Giants' practice this evening...

    3/23/17:
    Another practice for Ryder's team tonight...

    3/24/17:
    Hunter did great playing third base at practice tonight...can't wait for the games to begin!

    3/25/17:
    Major Giants had a practice game against the Orioles this morning! Rookie Giants had practice in the afternoon.

    3/28/17:
    First Major Giants' game against the A's tonight!

    3/29/17:
    It was cold and a little drizzly, but Rookie Giants were on the pagement getting practice done!

    3/30/17:
    Major Giants vs. Orioles game tonight.

    April 2017:

    4/1/17-4/2/17:
    We had a full weekend with WSLL Opening Day Saturday, and the Russian River Mud Run on Sunday!

    4/4/17:
    Rookie Giants had their first game against the Tigers tonight!

    4/5/17:
    Major Giants practice tonight...

    4/8/17:
    It was cold and wet, but that didn't stop the Annadel Half Marathon this morning! We also got our Easter decorations up!

    4/11/17:
    Major Giants vs. A's game tonight...

    4/13/17:
    Rookie Giants had a great game against the A's tonight!

    4/15/17:
    .. Rookie Giants vs. Rookie Tigers game and Major Giants vs. Orioles game today. We colored Easter eggs in the eving!

    4/16/17:
    The boys had fun doing an indoor Easter egg hunt this morning!

    4/19/17:
    Great Rookie Giants game vs. Red Sox today...

    4/20/17:
    Hunter did some amazing base running in the Major Giants vs. Cubs game tonight!

    4/21/17-4/23/17:
    Friday the Major Giants had a late practice -- but it paid off with a huge win against the Nationals Saturday! Ryder's team also played a great game against the A's. They also won the make-up game against the Nationals Sunday! Saturday night, Hunter had fun at Jayden's sleepover/birthday party.

    4/25/17:
    Major Giants vs. Orioles game tonight...

    4/27/17:
    Rookie Giants vs. Tigers game tonight...

    4/29/17-4/30/17:
    What a busy weekend! Dave had a 50K in Folsom Saturday. Sunday we stopped off for Dave and the boys to do the Mud Factor mud run!

    May 2017:

    5/1/17:
    Ryder's team is starting kid pitch, so he was excited to practice pitching tonight.

    5/2/17:
    We took a walk at Spring Lake today and had frozen yogurt with grandma.

    5/3/17:
    Rookie Giants had another great game against the Red Socks tonight!

    5/4/17:
    The weather has been great for walks at Spring Lake. Another win tonight for the Major Giants!

    5/6/17:
    Games today for Rookie Giants and Major Giants!

    5/7/17:
    The boys enjoyed the nice weather and got some batting practice in at Scandia today.

    5/8/17:
    The weather was perfect for Hunter's practice tonight...

    5/9/17:
    Major Giants beat the A's in their game tonight!

    5/11/17:
    Can't believe there are only a few Rookie Giants games left. They had another win against the Red Sox tonight!

    5/13/17-5/14/17:
    What a busy weekend! We had make-up pictures at 8am Saturday, then a game for Hunter and Ryder. We had an awesome Major Giants game Sunday and beat the Cubs!

    5/15/17:
    Rookies practice getting ready for the tournament soon!

    5/16/17:
    Really ready for summer...the wind was freezing at Hunter's practice tonight...

    5/17/17:
    Rookie Giants vs. A's game tonight -- Giants won!

    5/18/17:
    It was a beautiful day for a walk at Spring Lake. Major Giants had a game against the Cubs in the evening.

    5/19/17:
    It was a warm night for the Major Giants' practice getting ready for their game tomorrow.

    5/20/17:
    Hunter had a game agains the Nationals this morning, then the first Rookie Giants playoff game against the Red Sox!

    5/21/17:
    It was a busy Sunday with soccer tryouts for Ryder and Hunter today.

    5/23/17:
    Major Giants vs. Orioles game tonight...

    5/24/17:
    Rookie Giants vs. Tigers playoff game tonight!

    5/25/17:
    School is almost over, but there was one last project fair today.

    5/26/17:
    Another Rookie Giants playoff game vs. A's!

    5/27/17:
    Major Giants vs. A's game this afternoon. Hunter and Ryder also got their baseball pictures!

    5/29/17:
    Last Rookie Giants playoff game before the Championships!

    5/30/17:
    One of the last Major Giants' regular season games tonight.

    5/31/17:
    Last regular season practice for Hunter's team.

    June 2017:

    6/1/17:
    Major Giants played their last regular season game against the Nationals today.

    6/2/17:
    Last Rookies practice before the All Stars game...

    6/3/17:
    Rookie Giants win the Championship!!! We also found out Hunter has made All-Stars this year! Keep posted on photos here.

    6/3/17:
    Major Giants won their first playoff game 20-9! After that, we all had fun at the Rookie Giants' team party.

    6/8/17:
    Major Giants' playoff game #2 tonight in the rain!

    6/10/17-6/11/17:
    Rookie Giants played the the All Stars this morning! We had fun at Spring Lake Sunday for Charleigh's 6th birthday party.

    6/13/17:
    Another All-Stars practice tonight getting ready for the first game in just a couple weeks!

    6/14/17-6/17/17:
    What a fun experience we had in Oregon! We spent some time in Medford, then on to Eugene, Then Corvallis for Ryan's graduation at Oregon State University!

    6/18/17:
    The boys finally got their trophies and awards they missed while we were in Oregon.

    6/19/17:
    Showin' some support for our WSLL Cubs at their first TOC game today!

    6/20/17-6/22/17:
    All-Stars practices every day...Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday!

    6/24/17:
    We had a cake and opened presents for Hunter's 13th Birthday today!

    6/27/17:
    All-Stars got to play the Juniors in a practice game tonight!

    6/28/17:
    All-Stars practice again tonight...

    July 2017:

    7/1/17-7/3/17:
    All-Stars had a good run winning 2 of 4 games Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday! We also squeezed in some Fourth of July pics of the boys.

    7/4/17:
    We decided to check out the fireworks at Six Flags this Fourth of July, and they put on an awesome show!

    7/5/17:
    Hunter had fun seeing Diego at the park this morning. Later, we went to Sebastopol to watch the WSLL Juniors win the Championship!

    7/8/17:
    Hunter had a blast with his friends at Rebounderz today!

    7/10/17-7/13/17:
    First week of swim lessons for Hunter and Ryder. Hunter's classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Ryder's classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    7/15/17:
    We finally got to go camping! We had a great time at Cloverdale KOA.

    7/17/17-7/20/17:
    Last week of swim lessons for Hunter and Ryder! Hunter's classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Ryder's classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    7/17/17:
    The soccer season is starting! First practices for Hunter and Ryder tonight...

    7/19/17:
    Another soccer practice for Hunter tonight!

    7/22/17-7/23/17:
    We had a full weekend with Six Flags for Connor's birthday Saturday, and Austin and Olivia's birthday party Sunday!

    7/24/17:
    Soccer practices for Hunter and Ryder tonight.

    7/26/17:
    Soccer practice for Hunter tonight...

    7/27/17:
    The boys did awesome at the IronKids race tonight!

    7/30/17:
    Dave visited his dad today for his birthday in Willows.

    August 2017:

    8/2/17:
    Hunter's soccer team had a practice game tonight. They played great!

    8/5/17:
    Gorgeous day for field maintenance at Ragle while the boys and I hiked the Blackberry trail.

    8/6/17:
    Trying to have a little more fun before summer ends, so we went to Scandia to play...

    8/7/17:
    Soccer practice game for the Timberwolves! Ryder also had a soccer practice tonight.

    8/9/17:
    Another soccer practice for Hunter...

    8/11/17:
    Ryder's team getting ready for games in a couple weeks with another tough soccer practice tonight.

    8/13/17:
    Dave did his first official moutain bike race at the Annadel Classic XC today!

    8/16/17:
    Hard to believe it is already the first day of school. Hunter kept busy with a soccer practice in the evening.

    8/19/17:
    First soccer games for Hunter and Ryder tonight!

    8/24/17:
    Second soccer game for Ryder tonight!

    8/25/17:
    Ryder's not getting a break today -- another soccer practice tonight...

    8/26/17:
    Ryder had a soccer game this morning, then we had fun for Will's birthday at Epicenter this afternoon!

    8/29/17:
    Hunter and Dave got up at 4:15 to volunteer for the Santa Rosa Marathon today. We had fun at Riverfront Regional Park for a picnic with friends in the afternoon.

    8/30/17:
    Hunter's team lost their soccer game again tonight...ugh!

    September 2017:

    9/5/17:
    Hunter's cross country team had a potluck tonight. It was nice to see the great group of kids in his group!

    9/8/17:
    Hunter has the best time ever at the 7/8-grade pool party at Wikiup Tennis Club today!

    9/9/17:
    Another early soccer game for Hunter's team today, followed by Ryder's game of course!

    9/10/17:
    Hunter and Ryder both had soccer pictures at Analy today. It was an early morning and a long day!

    9/12/17:
    More soccer tonight for the Timberwolves!

    9/15/17:
    It was a day off from school so we took a quick hike at Spring Lake.

    9/16/17:
    We started out at 9am with Hunter's soccer game today, followed by an afternoon game for Ryder.

    9/17/17:
    Dave and Hunter ran the Clo Cow 5K for the 3rd year today. It was also Heidi's birthday!

    9/17/17:
    Ryder's soccer team has only lost one game all season. They had an awesome win tonight and only have 3 games left before the tournament!

    9/24/17:
    Beautiful day for a hike to Lake Ilsanjo at Annadel State Park.

    9/26/17:
    Hunter's cross country team ran the Joe Rodota trail to Screamin' Mimis for ice cream!

    9/29/17:
    Hunter's first cross country meet at Windsor Middle School tonight!

    9/30/17:
    One of the last soccer games for Hunter's team today.

    October 2017:

    10/1/17:
    October is here, and that means it's pumpkin patch time! We spent the afternoon at the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch in the corn maze!

    10/6/17:
    Hunter's second cross country meet was at Ragle Ranch Park this evening, then Ryder had his soccer practice!

    10/7/17:
    Hunter was sick this morning, but hung in there to go to his soccer game!

    10/8/17:
    We've posted a few photos from the devastating fires, in Santa Rosa that have affected so many in our city and surrounding areas. :-(

    10/21/17:
    Hunter and Ryder played their last soccer games at the Harvest Cup Tournament today. We also got Hunter and Ryder's soccer pictures!

    10/27/17-10/29/17:
    We really needed to get out and have some fun, so we visited Six Flags for Fright Fest Friday night. Sunday we went to Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery with friends for Halloween pictures.

    10/30/17:
    We stopped by Hunter's school Halloween carnival this evening.

    10/30/17:
    We were so glad to have nice weather for trick-or-treating with the boys tonight...

    November 2017:

    11/8/17:
    Ryder had his school pictures taken today.

    11/12/17:
    We stopped at Annadel today to catch part of the Santa Rosa Cup CX bike races.

    11/14/17:
    Hunter had a blast at his Westminster Woods field trip today...

    11/17/17-11/18/17:
    We had a fun weekend spending Friday night in the city. Saturday, Dave ran the AT&T Spartan Stadium Sprint, and the boys did the Spartan Kids race!

    11/23/17:
    We enjoyed a great family Thanksgiving dinner at home this year!

    December 2017:

    12/3/17:
    We went to Sacramento this weekend for Dave's first marathon - the CIM! (California International Marathon)

    12/9/17-12/10/17:
    We had a fun weekend with Hunter and Dave's Santa Run on Saturday, then Ryder's basketball clinic. Sunday we went to SSU to take family photos with friends.

    12/12/17:
    Ryder's project is ready for the school's 2017 Cardboard Challenge!

    12/16/17-12/17/17:
    Ryder had fun at his first basketball game Saturday! We drove to Windsor Sunday to check out the decorated trees at the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove.

    12/18/17:
    The house is decked out and ready for Christmas! We are done with the Christmas decorating, our big Christmas tree, Ryder's tree, Hunter's tree...and even a small version of the Christmas Village! We even managed to get a gingerbread house completed. In the meantime, Elfie Rojo and Hug & Find Olaf have been sneaking about...

    12/23/17-12/25/17:
    What a busy few days! We had a small Christmas get-together on Saturday, then Olivia's Nutcracker ballet Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon we spent celebrating Olivia's 14th birthday, then back home for the boys to open a gift for Christmas Eve! We all had a great Christmas Day!

    12/28/17:
    We took some time out today to take the boys to Six Flags for Holiday at the Park!

    12/31/17:
    It's been a crazy year and we are ready for 2018! We had a fun time at home ringing in the New Year!

    January 2018:

    1/6/18:
    Beautiful day for a quick stop at Shollenberger Park...

    1/9/18:
    Hunter finally got his school pictures back and his cross country team photo.

    1/13/18:
    Ryder had basketball pictures this morning.

    1/15/18:
    We rearranged the loft today and added some gaming chairs for the boys...

    1/20/18:
    Ryder had a basketball game bright and early this morning.

    1/27/18-1/28/18:
    Ryder had another basketball game Saturday, and Sunday we went to lunch and made a cake for his 9th birthday!

    February 2018:

    2/1/18:
    It was a perfect day to play catch at Pear Blossom Park with the boys...

    2/3/18-2/4/18:
    Another busy weekend with baseball tryouts Saturday, and the Super Bowl on Sunday!

    2/9/18-2/10/18:
    Hunter had a blast at his winter dance Friday, and Ryder had a basketball game on Saturday.

    2/14/18:
    Dave brought home Azaleas and some goodies for Valentine's dessert. The boys got little boxes of chocolate for Valentine's Day too...

    2/17/18:
    What a gorgeous day for a walk at Spring Lake.

    2/23/18-2/25/18:
    Ryder's team had a Pizza Party for the Minor A's tonight. Saturday, Ryder had another basketball game and he also got his basketball pictures. Hunter had his first baseball practice. Dave also helped out with WSLL Field Maintenance Day. Sunday afternoon we took a walk at Taylor Mountain.

    2/26/18:
    Ryder's team had their first practice for the Minor A's today!

    2/28/18:
    Hunter's team had another great baseball practice tonight...

    March 2018:

    3/5/18:
    The Minor A's are working hard at practice! Only a couple weeks until games start.

    3/7/18:
    Hunter's team had another practice tonight.

    3/9/18:
    A busy night with practice for Hunter and Ryder.

    3/11/18:
    The weather was absolutely gorgeous for Hunter and Dave's St. Patrick's Day 5K today.

    3/16/18:
    Another practice for the Minor A's today.

    3/17/18:
    Another practice for the Minor A's today.

    3/18/18:
    Another practice for the Minor A's today.

    3/24/18:
    Another practice for the Minor A's today.

    3/27/18:
    Ryder had fun at his school Book Fair today, and Hunter's Junior A's team played tonight.

    3/30/18:
    Another practice for the Minor A's today.

    3/31/18:
    WSLL Opening Ceremonies were today. Let's play some baseball!

    April 2018:

    4/1/18:
    It was nice weather for Easter Sunday today!

    4/2/18:
    Ryder's Minor A's team won their first game today!

    4/4/18:
    Another Junior A's baseball game today.

    4/7/18-3/8/18:
    Another busy weekend with Dave & Hunter volunteering at the Annadel Half on Saturday, and the Russian River Mud Run on Sunday.

    4/9/18:
    We had a blast bowling with friends at Epicenter today.

    4/10/18:
    Another baseball game for Ryder's team.

    4/14/18:
    Another baseball game for Ryder's team and Hunter's team.

    4/17/18:
    Another baseball game for Ryder's team.

    4/20/18:
    Another baseball game for Ryder's team.

    4/21/18:
    Junior A's played in Fort Bragg today.

    4/24/18:
    Another baseball game for Ryder's team.

    4/26/18:
    Another baseball game for Hunter!

    4/28/18:
    Hunter & Ryder had WSLL picture day, followed by the Hit-a-Thon.

    May 2018:

    5/1/18:
    Another baseball game for Ryder's team.

    5/3/18:
    Another Junior A's baseball game today.

    5/5/18:
    Another baseball game for Hunter!

    5/15/18:
    Ryder's team had another game tonight and won! I also made some photo albums for the boys.

    5/6/18:
    Another Junior A's baseball game today.

    5/9/18:
    Another Junior A's baseball game today.

    5/22/18:
    Another Junior A's baseball game today. 5/24/18:
    Ryder and Hunter got their baseball pics today. Hunter also attended his awards ceremony after school. Ryder had a baseball game tonight.

    5/26/18:
    Another baseball game for Ryder's team.

    5/29/18:
    Another baseball game for Ryder's team.

    5/30/18:
    Hunter had a great time tonight at his 8th-Grade Dance. Ryder's team had a tournament game and won!

    5/31/18:
    It was a tear-jerker today -- Hunter had his 8th-Grade Graduation!

    June 2018:

    6/2/18:
    Junior A's first Tournament of Champions game today! Ryder also had his second TOC game tonight.

    6/4/18:
    We had fun today at Dylan's Birthday at Wikiup CC, then took some time to snap a few pics of Hunter & Olivia before graduation.

    6/9/18:
    Minor A's have their 3rd TOC game tonight!

    6/13/18:
    Minor A's Championship!

    6/13/18:
    It was a beautiful day for the WSLL Closing Ceremonies.

    6/16/18:
    It was kind of bittersweet to say goodbye for the season at Ryder's A's Team Party.

    6/20/18:
    All-Stars had a Practice Game today. Hunter also got his jersey.

    6/23/18 - 6/24/18:
    It was a busy weekend with Garrett & Claudia's Wedding Saturday, then the All-Stars 2nd Tournament Game and Hunter's 14th Birthday Sunday!

    6/25/18:
    All-Stars 3rd Tournament Game today.

    July 2018:

    7/4/18:
    We took it easy this year and watched Fourth of July Fireworks at SSU.

    7/5/18:
    Hunter has a lot of fun at his Party at Rebounderz with lots of good friends!

    7/6/18:
    It was a beautiful day for a hike at Annadel with the boys.

    7/14/18:
    We visited Willows this weekend for Dave's dad's birthday.

    7/18/18:
    The yard is coming along great after a quick makeover!

    7/24/18:
    It was a fun day for the kids with a trip to Scandia for Ryder while Hunter and Connor went to Rebounderz.

    7/27/18:
    Hunter's team had their first Fall Ball practice today.

    7/28/18:
    We took Ryder to register for IronMan Kids and got to check out Ironman Village.

    7/29/18:
    Ryder did great at the IronMan Kids race today! After, Dave took Hunter to check out Piner High.

    August 2018:

    8/6/18:
    Ryder made a really cool mold of his hand.

    8/7/18:
    Hunter and Ryder got their first professional
    haircuts ever today! We went to the A's vs. Dodgers game in the evening for Connor's birthday.

    8/8/18:
    Hunter had his high school orientation today!

    8/9/18:
    It was a gorgeous day for a walk at Spring Lake.

    8/10/18:
    We had a blast at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom today!

    8/12/18:
    Hunter and some of his friends went to check out the Sonoma County Fair today.

    8/15/18:
    Can't believe it is already the first day of school!

    8/16/18:
    Hunter had his first Cross Country practice today.

    8/18/18:
    Ryder had fun at his first Fall Ball game today.

    8/24/18:
    It was an exciting night with the first PHS football game under the lights!

    8/25/18:
    We had a nice morning at Spring Lake at the Piner XC BBQ.

    8/26/18:
    Hunter had his first practice meet at Foothills this evening.

    September 2018:

    9/1/18:
    It was a long day at the Lagoon Valley Classic in Vacavaville for Hunter's XC team.

    9/5/18:
    Hunter's XC team had a meet at Foothills today.

    9/8/18:
    The guys spent the night in the city for Hunter's XC meet at Golden Gate Park. Ryder had a game in the morning.

    9/13/18:
    We enjoyed visiting the Piner campus and meeting Hunter's teachers for Back-to-School night this evening.

    9/15/18:
    It was a gorgeous day for the Viking Opener XC Meet at Spring Lake today.

    9/16/18:
    This was Ryder's first time running the Clo Cow 5K!

    9/19/18:
    Hunter's XC team had a meet at Spring Lake today.

    9/22/18:
    Another fall ball game for Ryder today.

    9/26/18:
    Another XC meet for Piner at Foothills Regional Park.

    9/27/18:
    We had fun hanging out with Ryder while Hunter was bowling for Simon's birthday party at Epicenter.

    October 2018:

    10/1/18:
    October is here and it's time for Halloween decorations...woo hoo!

    10/6/18-10/7/18:
    Saturday was an exciting day for Hunter doing his first Tough Mudder with Dave! Sunday we all had fun with friends at the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch.

    10/10/18:
    Hunter's XC team had a league meet at Hoot Owl Winery in Healdsburg tonight.

    10/12/18:
    Ryder had his school photos today.

    10/13/18:
    Ryder had a fall ball game this morning. Hunter was lookin' sharp for his first Homecoming Dance tonight!

    10/23/18:
    It was a gorgeous evening at Spring Lake for Hunter's XC League Meet.

    10/28/18:
    Dave and his buddy tried out the new Pole Mountain Trail at Jenner Headlands this morning.

    10/29/18:
    We took some time off today for a quick trip to Six Flags. The weather was perfect!

    10/31/18:
    We had a busy evening with a cross country meet at Spring Lake before going out for Halloween!

    November 2018:

    11/8/18:
    Hunter's XC team had a breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's today!

    11/8/18:
    Ryder's first basketball practice was tonight.

    11/31/18:
    We took our annual family Christmas photos today at SSU.

    11/15/18:
    Ryder's second basketball practice was tonight.

    11/22/18:
    Another successful Thanksgiving Day in the books!

    11/30/18:
    Hunter had his Cross Country Awards Banguet tonight.

    December 2018:

    12/1/18:
    They guys went on a run at Armstrong Woods State Reserve with Healdsburg Running Company this morning.

    12/8/18:
    The weather was cooperative today for Austin's birthday party at Scandia.

    12/9/18:
    Took a drive to Windsor this afternoon to check out the trees at the Windsor Town Green.

    12/15/18:
    We beat the rain today for our annual visit to the Christmas tree farms.

    12/22/18:
    The day started out with ice skating for Olivia's Birthday party, then we had a great visit from Ryan and Nadia.

    12/24/18:
    We started Christmas Eve day with Olivia's birthday brunch, then the boys each opened a gift for Christmas Eve.

    12/25/18:
    We all had a great Christmas and the boys were pretty surprised with their gifts!

    12/26/18:
    We took a visit to Willos today to see Dave's family.

    12/25/18:
    It's always a good time when we celebrate New Year's Eve with our good friends!

    January 2019:

    1/1/19:
    We started the year off with a walk at Spring Lake. The weather was gorgeous!

    01/03/19:
    Another basketball game for Ryder today.

    1/5/19:
    Ryder had his first basketball game today. The lost by 1 point in the last 30 seconds! :-(

    11/10/18:
    Basketball practice for Ryder tonight.

    01/12/19:
    Another basketball game for Ryder today.

    11/17/18:
    Basketball practice for Ryder tonight.

    01/19/19:
    Another basketball game for Ryder today.

    01/25/19:
    Hunter had his first Piner HS baseball practice today.

    01/26/19:
    Another basketball game for Ryder today.

    1/27/19:
    We had so much fun Sunday at Game the Room for Ryder's birthday -- our first time in an Escape room!

    1/28/19:
    Ryder had a great birthday with presents, dinner at Old Chicago, and birthday cake! February 2019:

    2/2/19:
    We had a ful Saturday with Hunter's baseball fundraiser in the morning, then Ryder's baseball tryouts and basketball game!

    2/3/19:
    Had fun hanging out and watching the Super Bowl today...

    2/9/19:
    Another basketball game for Ryder today.

    2/14/19:
    Hunter gave out goodies for Valentine's Day and Dave brought home chocolate. We had Panda Express for V-Day dinner!

    2/15/19:
    We had a wonderful day in San Francisco for Ryan and Nadia's Civil Ceremony!

    2/18/19:
    It was a gorgeous winter day for a walk at Tolay Lake Regional Park.

    2/21/19:
    Hunter had his firs Piner HS baseball game today.

    2/23/19:
    Another Piner HS baseball game today.

    March 2019:

    3/2/19:
    Basketball continues with Ryder's first playoff game! 3/7/19:
    Another basketball game!

    3/8/19-3/11/19:
    It was a full weekend of basketball with Ryder's second and third playoff games, followed by Basketball Awards. Hunter had a baseball game too!

    3/11/19:
    It was a nice day for batting cages at Scandia.

    3/12/19:
    Ryder had his first Minor Yankees practice today. Hunter had practice for Piner too.

    3/13/19:
    Another practice for the Yankees today. Hunter had a Piner baseball game today too.

    3/16/19:
    More batting practice at Scandia!

    3/17/19:
    What a gorgeous day for the St. Patrick's Day 5k!

    3/19/19:
    Another practice for the Yankees today.

    3/20/19:
    It was fun to watch Ryder's Minor Yankees scrimmage game today.

    3/23/19-3/24/19:
    It was a full weekend with WSLL Picture Day and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom!

    3/26/19:
    It was fun to check out Ryder's school 3D Art Fair this morning.

    3/29/19:
    Another practice for the Yankees today.

    3/30/19-3/31/19:
    Another busy weekend with WSLL Opening Ceremonies, batting cages at Scandia and Riverfront Regional Park!

    April 2019:

    4/3/19:
    Another practice for the Yankees to get ready for their game tomorrow!

    4/4/19:
    First Yankees game tonight! Hunter had a game too.

    4/6/19:
    Dave didn't run the Annadel Half Marathon this year, but he stopped by to watch some friends and take pics.

    4/11/19:
    Beautiful day for a Yankees game. Hunter had a game at Piner.

    4/13/19 - 4/14/19:
    Another Minor Yankees game today against the Giants. Hunter had a game too. Sunday the boys got in some batting practice at Scandia.

    4/18/19:
    Yankees game Against the A's today.

    4/20/19 - 4/21/19:
    Yankees game Against the Athletics today. Hunter played in a Fortnite tournament at Epicenter. Easter Sunday the boys did a really early Easter egg hunt, then we went to Willows to visit Dave's family.

    4/23/19:
    Another Minor Yankees game today against the Giants.

    4/25/19:
    Piner baseball game for Hunter today.

    4/27/19:
    Yankees game Against the A's today.

    May 2019:

    5/2/19:
    Another win at the Yankees game today.

    5/3/19:
    Last JV game of the season against Santa Rosa High, and also Senior Night for the Seniors. Sadly, Hunter displocated his finger right before the game! He also had a small chip fracture.

    5/4/19:
    WSLL had their Hit-a-Thon today and Ryder scored a hat for a home-run distance hit! He also got his baseball pics today.

    5/5/19:
    Hunter went with Dave and his buddy on a hike at Hood Moutain today.

    5/7/19:
    Another Yankees game today.

    5/11/19:
    Another Yankees game today.

    5/12/19:
    The boys got up early to make breakfast, make cards, and get gifts for Mother's Day!

    5/13/19:
    Ryder had a great Yankees practice tonight.

    5/15/19:
    Hunter had his ECM field trip to UC Davis today. He had a blast!

    5/23/19:
    Another Yankees game today.

    5/27/19:
    The boys had fun at Scandia today.

    5/29/19:
    Another Yankees game today!

    5/30/19:
    Yankees game again today!

    5/31/19:
    Last day of school for the boys today! I also redid some of the entry and family photo walls!

    June 2019:

    6/1/19:
    Hunter finall got his baseball pictures.

    6/2/19:
    More batting practice at Scandia today...

    6/3/19:
    Yankees game today...

    6/4/19:
    Yankees game again!

    6/9/19:
    Muddy Princess 5K today!!!!

    6/7/19:
    First Yankees Playoff game vs. Giants!

    6/11/19:
    Second Yankees Playoff game vs. Athletics!

    6/13/19:
    Beautiful day at Howarth Park while Hunter had Cross Country practice.

    6/14/19:
    Made magazine covers for Ryder's Yankees team! Ryder also set up his new desk today...

    6/15/19:
    Yankees won their championship game this morning! A great season is coming to an end with Closing Ceremonies at WSLL, followed by a team party at Mountain Mikes.

    6/17/19:
    First Minor All-Stars practice tonight!

    6/18/19:
    Minor All-Stars had their first scrimmage game tonight!

    6/20/19:
    Another scrimmage game for Minor All-Stars.

    6/21/19:
    Minor All-Stars had a great practice tonight!

    6/22/19:
    Ryder had an All-Stars tournament game today...

    6/23/19:
    Hunter's XC team had their annual Pancake Run this morning. Ryder had a tournament All-Stars game.

    6/24/19:
    Hunter had cross country practice today, but we still took some time out to celebrate his 15th birthday. Ryder also had a tournament All-Stars game!

    6/28/19:
    It was a perfect day for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom!

    6/30/19:
    Great day today for the SF Giants vs. DBacks game!

    July 2019:

    7/4/19:
    Fourth of July decorations are up! We started Fourth of July with the Kenwood Footrace!

    7/6/19:
    The boys got in some batting practice at Scandia today. 7/7/19:
    It was a gorgeous day for Doran Beach!

    7/13/19:
    Hunter finally got his friends together to celebrate his birthday at Rebounderz today.

    7/15/19:
    Hunter had a Cross Country practice at Howarth Park today, so Ryder and Heidi took a walk.

    7/19/19:
    We won tickets to Epic Comedy Night at Epicenter!

    7/21/19:
    It was a pretty hot one today for Mark's Birthday in Willows.

    7/21/19:
    Ryder had his first Fall Ball practice with the Major Twins today!

    7/26/19:
    Ryder had another Fall Ball practice with the Major Twins today!

    7/28/19 - 7/28/19:
    It was a full weekend checking out Ironman Village Saturday and the boys running in the IronKids race on Sunday.

    7/30/19:
    Another Major Twins practice today...

    August 2019:

    8/2/19:
    Great day for Scandia...

    8/3/19:
    Another Major Twins practice today...

    8/6/19:
    Another Major Twins practice today...

    8/10/19:
    Quick stop at the Sonoma County Fair today!

    8/14/19:
    First day of school!

    8/17/19:
    First Fall Ball game for the Major Twins today.

    8/19/19:
    We had fun doing some Back-to-School shopping at the Petaluma Village Outlets today.

    8/19/19:
    We had a great visit from Ryan & Nadia.

    8/25/19:
    Hunter's Cross Country team had a BBQ today. It was also our 18th Anniversary!

    8/25/19:
    PHS cross country had their first Inner-League meet today.

    8/30/19:
    Ryder had fun at Scandia practicing batting today...

    September 2019:

    9/7/19:
    Another Fall Ball game with the Major Twins today!

    9/14/19:
    Hunter's team had the Lowell Invite at Golden Gate Park today.

    9/14/19:
    Hunter's team ran the Viking Opener today.

    9/15/19:
    We all had fun doing the Clo-Cow 5K & 10K today!

    9/17/19:
    It was Heidi's birthday today!

    9/18/19:
    Hunter's team had a meet at Spring Lake today.

    9/19/19:
    We had fun meeting Hunter's teachers at PHS Back-to-School Night this evening.

    9/22/19:
    Hunter and Dave ran at Foothills Regional Park today.

    9/23/19:
    Ryder had school picture day today.

    9/28/19:
    Another Fall Ball game today! Hunter's XC team ran the Scott Bauhs Invitational.

    October 2019:

    10/2/19:
    Hunter had another XC meet at Foothills Regional Park today.

    10/3/19:
    Hunter's Early College Magnet program took a field trip to SRJC today.

    10/5/19 - 10/6/19:
    What a fun weekend! Hunter had a PHS XC Pancake Fundraiser Saturday morning, then he and Dave did the Tough Mudder Classic. Sunday Natalie and Heidi did the Tough Mudder 5K, and Ryder did the Mini Mudder!

    10/9/19:
    Hunter had another XC meet at Foothills Regional Park today.

    10/12/19:
    Hunter had fun tonight hanging out with his buddies at the Homecoming dance. Ryder had another Fall Ball game today.

    10/13/19:
    We had so much fun at the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch with our friends today.

    10/16/19:
    XC Meet at Spring Lake today. We also set up the Halloween Village!

    10/19/19:
    Another Fall Ball game for the Major Twins today. Hunter also had an XC meet in Hayward.

    10/23/19:
    Hunter did great at the XC Foothills meet today.

    10/30/19:
    Pumpkin Carving today!

    10/31/19:
    So glad the Kinkaid Fire didn't dampen the spirits of the tons of trick-or-treaters out this Halloween.

    10/18/19:
    Had fun making a quick Halloween wreath today.

    November 2019:



    11/2/19:
    Hunter and Dave went for a run at Foothills today -- still smoldering from the Kinkaid fire.

    11/3/19:
    What a gorgeous day for Six Flags!

    11/8/19:
    Another XC meet at Spring Lake today.

    11/4/19:
    Piner XC did their timed mile today.

    11/12/19:
    Autumn decorations are up!

    11/17/19:
    Hunter and Dave did a 6-mile run at Annadel this morning.

    11/20/19:
    Picked up a cake for Dave's birthday tonight!

    11/21/19:
    We had a really nice time at Hunter's XC Awards Dinner.

    11/28/19:
    We had a nice Thanksgiving Dinner at home today. Dave had fun this morning running the Gobble Wobble 5K.

    December 2019:



    12/8/19:
    Starting out the month right, celebrating Austin's birthday at Scandia.

    12/12/19:
    Had fun putting together a gingerbread house today.

    12/14/19 - 12/15/19:
    The holiday season is in full swing -- with our Christmas get-together and family Christmas picture shoot.

    12/21/19:
    Olivia is 16!

    12/24/19 - 12/25/19:
    Here we go! We spent Christmas Eve morning celebrating Olivia at her birthday brunch, then the boys each opened a gift on Christmas Eve. Chrismas Day did not disappoint!

    12/27/19:
    We had to take advantage of the gorgeous weather today with a hike at Foothills, then a visit to the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove in Windsor.

    12/31/19:
    It was another successful New Year's Eve celebrating with our best friends!

    January 2020:

    1/10/20:
    Hunter finally got his Cross Country pics today!

    1/26/20:
    Ryder did great at his first WSLL baseball tryouts today!

    1/28/20:
    We had fun celebrating Ryder's 11th birthday today!

    February 2020:



    2/2/20:
    Ryder's second WSLL baseball tryouts were even better.

    2/3/20:
    We had a relaxing day kicking back and watching the Super Bowl today.

    2/10/20:
    Valentine's Decorations are up!

    2/15/20:
    Ryder's first Cubs practice was today, and Hunter had his first scrimmage against Analy. 2/24/20:
    We all had a nice Valentine's Day!

    2/14/20:
    Piner had another scrimmage against Rancho Cotati today.

    2/20/20:
    Ryder had a great Cubs practice today.

    2/22/20:
    Another Cubs practice today!

    2/23/20:
    It was great to see friends and have a late birthday celebration for Ryder while bowling at Epicenter today.

    2/26/20:
    Hunter went on a field trip to UC Berkeley today with his ECM class from Piner.

    2/28/20:
    Piner had their first game today against Novato game today against Novato.

    March 2020:

    3/7/20:
    WSLL had a skills clinic today.

    3/24/20:
    It was an absolutely gorgeous day to take a hike at Crane Creek Regional Park.

    April 2020:

    4/11/20:
    Hunter and Dave got some fresh air on a run today at Roseland Creek Community Park. Easter decorations also went up today!

    4/12/20:
    We may be in quarantine, but we still had a fun Easter Sunday!

    4/17/20:
    We ventured out today for the first time since lockdown!

    4/20/20:
    Getting some fresh air playing catch in the front yard!

    May 2020:

    5/15/20:
    We've been working on a master bedroom makeover!

    5/25/20:
    Even though we had to stay home, we enjoyed Memorial Day today.



    5/15/20:
    We've been working on a master bedroom makeover! 5/26/20:
    Put up some cute string lights in Hunter's bunk bed.

    June 2020:

    6/12/20:
    The boys had a blast flying kites today at Pear Blossom Park. We also stopped by Piner for the book dropoff.

    6/16/20:
    So nice to get out of the house for lunch and a quick walk at Nagasawa Park.

    6/24/20:
    Even though we are still pretty much in quarantine, Hunter had a fun 16th birthday at home!

    July 2020:

    7/4/20:
    Even though the pandemic has shut down all fireworks celebrations, we still had a fun day with Ryder's baseball game and a BBQ at home.

    7/21/20:
    It was so nice to get out today and walk at Howarth Park. Also great weather to repaint the bathroom cabinet.

    7/4/20:
    We installed a new faucet in the guest bathroom today!

    7/31/20:
    Hunter got his driver's permit today!

    August 2020:

    8/8/20:
    First scrimmage game for the Major Cubs today! So glad they get to play! I also got a project done and painted our bathroom light fixture! 8/15/20:
    It was hot today, but we had fun seeing our friends for CluedUpp in Santa Rosa!

    8/16/20:
    The boys got haircuts from Dave for their first day back to school tomorrow!

    8/17/20:
    Today is the first day of school distance learning for the boys.

    8/17/20:
    The Sonoma County fires are filling the skies with smoke.

    8/22/20:
    Hunter took his first driver's training class today!

    8/25/20:
    Today was our 19th anniversary!

    September 2020:

    9/8/20:
    Smoky skies from the Glass Fire.

    9/16/20:
    Last scrimmage game for the Major Cubs today. It was the end to a sad season, but the team did great and we can't wait until next year!

    9/17/20:
    Dave and the boys picked up a cake and ordered takeout from Chili's for Heidi's birthday today.

    9/19/20:
    Even though it wasn't the season we expected, it was fun to watch Ryder play his first year on the majors and the Home Run Derby was a nic end to the season.

    9/29/20:
    Hunter has been driving all over the place!

    October 2020:

    10/25/20:
    It was nice to get out and go to the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch today. Ryder had fun carving a pumpkin of his own.

    10/31/20:
    It was a quiet Halloween at home, but the boys still dressed up and we made the best of it!

    November 2020:

    11/12/20:
    Finally finished the kitchen cabinets in time for Thanksgiving!

    11/12/20:
    Updated the furniture hardware in the master bedroom!

    11/28/20:
    Took family pics at SSU today.

    11/28/20:
    We stopped at the Grove of Old Trees for some pics of Hunter for the yearbook.

    11/29/20:
    Dave discovered this beautiful place to take pictures while he was on a bike ride the other day.

    11/31/20:
    It was a nice Thanksgiving at home, and dinner turned out great.

    December 2020:

    11/28/20:
    We went back to Flat Rock Park for some family Christmas card photos!

    12/15/20:
    Ryder had a Zoom Project Fair with his 6th-grade class today.

    12/24/20:
    The boys each opened a gift on Christmas Eve.

    12/22/20:
    We took a walk tonight to view Saturn and Jupiter.

    12/25/20:
    It is so hard to believe it is Christmas already!

    12/31/20:
    We missed celebrating with our friends, but we still had a fun New Year's Eve at home!



    January 2021:

    1/28/21:
    Hard to believe Ryder just celebrated his 12th birthday today!