Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Auld Lang Syne

We headed out to visit our dear friends the Jantos and ring in the New Year in San Luis Obispo.  Saying we had fun might be a bit of an understatement, Finley fell asleep every time we got in the car and then would wake up ready to roll once we got where we were going.  Highlights of the weekend were the beach time, Taco Temple deliciousness, sunshine, ping pong, sledding and friend time over cups and cups of coffee.  Thanks for the wonderful time Janti, we miss you and your wonderful town already!!!!!!

Starting off a party weekend with pow pow doughnuts!

Nothing like a little winter dip to end 2011 and start 2012.

Bubbly Toes

Central Coast sledding!

Chuga Chuga Choo Choo!!!!!


Don't even think about it.

15 minute fog roll in, hard to surf when you can't see.

Fa La La

Christmas 2011 was a blast, we spent 24 hours in Morro Bay on a little beach vacay with the Schramms and then jetted back to Fresno for the Wiens family extravaganza. Enjoy the pics!

A Very Schrammy Christmas

Beach time is the best

Christmas presents are so funny!

Post gift coma

We do not condone smoking... unless it is bubble gum 
and you are wearing a plaid hat and vest.

Dirty hands, a Buddy and a Grandpa

Seashells, whale rock and a Paul

Wiens Extravaganza

100% Normal



Finley and 2 Saras


Good work Finley... that's almost a smile :)

16 weeks for Schramm Bebe #2 
(or is it just the popcorn cake, bread pudding, christmas cookies, 
tamales, chocolate covered cherries and egg nog?)

Finley hammin' it up with Great Grandma Lady Bug

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Living in a Kiddos Paradise

I know, I know... Thanksgiving was a couple weeks ago, but at least I got these up before Christmas or  2015.  
We really had a blast up at "The Ranch" for Thanksgiving weekend.  Sunshine, cousins, 2nd cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, dogs, cows, deep pit cookin, and the list goes on and on.  Uncle Jack and Aunt Sherry have created the ultimate outdoor paradise for kids (and the perfect scenario for parents having multiple heart attacks, multiple times a day). Slides, swings, climbing things, sticks, sand boxes,"choo choo rides" dirt, dirt and more dirt.  It really is a never ending adventure. 

One of many "choo choo rides".

Headed down to the creek.

Every Choo Choo need a caboose!

Throwing rocks in the creek with Grandma Buddy (aka Bette).

Nothing like a good stick and a ride with Dad.

The twirlly slide with the "stairs of death".

Swinging in the Oak trees.

Colorado we miss you and the wonderful friends living within your boarders, but I'm not going lie and say we are missing the snow and single digit temps.  I am rather enjoying the sunshine, 60 degree temps, and leaf kicking parties.  We'll see you soon!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

1200 Miles, 5 States, a Dinosaur and a Chicken

So it's only been 2 years since we have added anything to this blog.  I guess we haven't been very nomadic or very pondering lately (that's what happens when a Finley enters your world).  
We survived a road trip with an 18 month old!  May not seem like that big of a deal, but when 2 hour car rides induced hours of screaming in the past, 18 hours and 2 days in a car seemed a bit daunting.  We found all the places any kid would love along the way and stuck to the "if the baby is sleeping, no stopping" rule. 

"Pistachio" the dinosaur in Fruita, Colorado 

All you need is a dolly, a car and a smile when chatting with "Pistachio".

Finley what do you want at the Happiest Place on Earth?  Fench Fies! and 1/2 of Mom's chocolate milkshake.

Nothing like watching a goat scratch it's hind quarters to give a sense of relief to your own tired butt.

Finley learned the lesson of what happens when you stick your little "grub look alike" finger in the chicken cage.  See video below :)

And last but not least, no road trip is complete without a Finley Duck and a Nate Goat!

Finley did great on this road trip!  She might have single handedly consumed a whole bag of pretzel twists and about 15 snack bags of fruit snack bunnies.  And as you will witness below we survived the trip with only one injury... a chicken biten it :(

Monday, March 29, 2010

Going Green

This last week we traded in the snow laden slopes for the rolling green hills of California. We had a wonderful time visiting family and friends and enjoying springtime in Fresno. Thank you to everyone who blessed us with gifts for the upcoming little Schrammer. I keep wondering how such a little person can use so much stuff, but I'm sure that will become evident shortly :) Here are some photos of our week.
!Watch out, exposed baby belly photo posted!

Spent the night in Vegas at the Stratosphere. Woke up early, couldn't wait to leave.

Yeah for Cali!
Boo for tagging.
Yeah for seat-belts!

"And the green grass grew all around and around. And the green grass grew all around."

Heard it was snowing in Colorado..... deferred our trip for a day..... beach time!!!!!


Whale watching.

Multiple captions come to mind...
Why oh why did 5th gear stop working here?!!
All this can be yours!
Where's Tom Potts?
Its a baby and I helped! (see above photo)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

X-Country xtreme?

Once again our 15 dollar yard sale cross country ski investment has paid dividends.
Don't believe me.... check it out!

Creative picture taking... hang the camera from a branch, ski to Mary, turn around and click!

This lady and child are the perfect combo, kicking and gliding.

Off and skiing into Robbers Roost campground. Little did we know it was a short road.
When the short road ran out, we took to the unbeaten path into the wilderness.
Quite the fun jaunt through deep powder on our skinny skis.

All grins and ready to rip up the freshies!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

In Utero

For those requesting the progression of the growing belly, here are a few pics of the current status of my expanding uterus. Taking the pictures has grown more enjoyable with the increased size and the decreased sickness. It is also nice having people recognize my belly as pregnancy induced and not just the effects of a overindulgent holiday season. Enjoy :)

13 Weeks

20 weeks

23 weeks