Sunday, November 27, 2011

Miller Family Breakfast

All of Jason's family has been in town for Thanksgiving, which has been so nice.  On Wednesday morning we invited everyone over for a crepe breakfast (if you haven't noticed crepes are my current culinary obsession).  We really miss Jason's family.  It was so fun when we all lived in Utah and would get together for family dinners and what not.  I miss that alot .  It was fun to have everyone over to our house since it was the first time most of them had seen it.

Happily making crepes.  I try new crepe recipes a lot and I think I found my new favorite.

Everyone enjoying their breakfast, except Michelle :)

Jenny and Jeff.

And their adorable offspring Ezra.  He loved playing with the tools.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Party Time

Last weekend I turned 29, as in one year away from 30.  I'm actually fine with aging (Jason says that will change when I hit the big 3-0 but we'll see).  For my birthday I went to dinner and shopping with my sisters (except Letty).  On my actual birthday our families came over and we had an ice cream party.  It is always fun to get together with the family.  Jason spoiled me this year and I am now blogging from my new Macbook Air.  Jason is the best gift giver!

Since all the kids were in their jammies, we took the opportunity to get a picture of them.

Blowing out my candle. 
Ice cream with all the fixings.
 The day after my birthday was me and Jason's 8th wedding anniversary.  My parents and sister were so awesome and kept the kids over night for us.  We dropped them off in the afternoon and then went furniture shopping (boring I know).  We ate at a really good Turkish restaurant.  We were going to go to a movie but didn't want to spend $11 each so we hit up Lowe's and got a red box.  It was so nice.  I love Jason so much, he is such a good match for me.  I seriously lucked out.  

The only picture we took on our anniversary.  Don't worry Jason got a haircut the very next day.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our First Visitors

Last weekend some of our favorite friends came to visit us, and it was SO MUCH FUN!  I didn't want them to leave.  Paul, Amy and Clara drove up late Friday night, we gave them a quick tour of the house, chatted for awhile and then headed to bed.

Saturday we took them for a walk around our neighborhood and showed them the surrounding views.  We also checked out an open house and discussed what house they should buy to live right by us :-)  After that we headed to Downtown Newcastle and ate at the Cheese Shop (the Rat Trap sandwich is a favorite of ours).  After that we headed home to give the kids naps, while Jason and Paul headed to Home Depot and worked on a few house projects (hopefully Paul will want to visit again after Jason put him to work).  That evening we walked around Old Town Auburn and ate in Downtown Auburn.

We were able to fit all 7 of us in the Flex.  Max and Clara were alone in the back, it was so sweet.

Paul and Amy are lawyers so they both really liked the Auburn courthouse.

Group picture in front of the mining man.

I love this picture of Clara.  It sums her up perfectly, ridiculously cute, dainty, and just an all around happy, sweet baby. 
I hadn't walked around Old Town in a long time so it was really fun for me.  There are the cutest little shops, and quite a few restaurants we want to try.

Keeping warm by the fire pit in Downtown Auburn.  We ate at Sums Mongolian which everyone must try at some point.  Delish.

My handsome boy at church.  I'm sad to say I cut Max's hair, and I didn't do a very good job.  Luckily it seems to grow pretty fast.

Thanks for visiting us Nash family, we had tons of fun and can't wait for your January visit :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I think this might be the longest I have gone without blogging.  Honestly, I just haven't felt like doing it.  There has been a lot going on so I am doing one big jumbalya of a post and calling it good, then I can move on.  We love our new house, we love our neighborhood, we love Auburn, and we love being so close to family.  On the day we moved I drove our car up with Max, Jason and Ollie drove the moving truck.  All along the 2 1/2 drive from Campbell to Auburn, I was super emotional.  I just felt really sad to leave the bay area.  We LOVED it there.  Then I got about 20 mins from our new house and I saw the Subway I worked at when I was home from college, I saw the community college I took classes from in high school, I saw a sign for the Griffith Rock Quarry where Jason took me on a picnic when we were first dating and I got really excited.  We were coming home.  We feel very blessed.  Anyway, here are some pictures from the last few weeks.

My very first friend in Campbell.  Carlie came to visit me when we had just moved to the area and I was hugely pregnant and just waiting (not so patiently) for Ollie to come.  She wasn't going to be able to make it to our farewell party and I happened to be in her neighborhood so I stopped by for a visit.
Evie was one of Ollie's best friends too since Carlie watched him since he was a baby. 
The boys "helping" me pack.  I realize I use air quotes around the word helping a lot around here.

Moving Day.  Jason backed the truck right up to the front door.

He then proceeded to boss everyone around :)  He is so authoritative.
When I pulled up to the house lots of my family members where there waiting to help us.  It was so nice of everyone to help us out, and it went really quickly.

My cousin Stephanie and Matt came and helped
Chrissy and her friend Jamie.  My cute Grandpa (in the back) even came to help.
I felt pretty useless.  I just bossed everyone around.
Max and Owen, I think they are going to have a lot of fun together.
Jan brought food for everyone which was SO nice and delicious.  Max was pretty happy about it.

Ashley and Alicia enjoying the smorgasbord.
 Ok, the move is over and now onto our life lately.

While unloading the kitchen I found Max playing with the pans, he is SO busy these days.

Ollie getting ready for trick or treating.  I realized that day that I didn't have a cute halloween bag for him to use, so Jason's bike to work bag it was. I have remedied the situation for next year.

Batman and Robin.  We left pretty early because we wanted to meet some of our new neighbors in the daytime.  Also we had been warned that we get 250-300 kids trick or treating and we wanted to get back to hand out candy.
  At this point in my kids life I feel like trick or treating is something we do just to get some cute pictures.  I really don't want my kids getting a lifetime supply of candy, so we kept it pretty short and only visited 10-15 houses (we did get two whole candy bars, those were always the best houses to find as a kid).

Our neighborhood gets pretty into halloween, it was fun to see all the decorations.  

The boys with Ollie's loot.  Ollie dumped a thing of nerds on the ground and Max was in heaven. 
Ollie enjoyed spending the rest of the evening handing out candy, it was really cute.

Ollie channeling his Superman even while sleeping.

I think Ollie is pretty close to being done with naps.  He doesn't take one unless we are driving around, or in this case he fell asleep while watching a movie.

Max is finally walking (starting at about 13 1/2 months).  This day he brought his shoes over to me to put on him.  It was so cute.

Ollie will actually pose and smile for pictures nowadays which is fun.
Here I go with the air quotes again.  Max "helping" Dad with a plumbing leak.  He is into EVERYTHING these days.
Well that is it.  Now I can focus on the now :)  We had our first visitors last weekend and it was a blast. I will steal the pictures from my friend and update soon.