Friday, December 31, 2010

This is how we kill time waiting to go boarding! It's right outside of our house!

New years eve in June lake mountain!

We are all here enjoying the mountain at June Lake and lolo and Lola have yet to come- but hopefully we will get
Them out here tomorrow! The butlers are all taking lessons and doing great!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

We are on our way to June Lake Mountain!

We are packed and heading to the mountain and we have a lot of stuff with us! We can see snow capped mountains heading out of LA so we know the snow will be super nice in June Lake! I am sure we will be blogging a lot on the way!

Meet Aila Brie

This is Nats and Dianes baby that they had just this month! She was 11 days old in this picture and was a little over 6 pounds when she was born! Everyone is happy and healthy and baby is doing great! We finally got to meet her when we were all at Antonettes after Christmas! Thanks again for the delicious dinner Rex and Tonette!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Lola and her grandsons!

We finally got a shot with all 3 kids!

Newport back bay

What a gorgeous day out- almost 70 degrees today! Mom and the nephews out for some exercise before eating tonight at Antonettes!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Good Morning Everyone!

It was a big slumber party last night and we woke up and started going again just where we left off last night! So good to be with the family!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Can you tell these boys are ready for some snowboarding?

Too cute! June lake mountain- here we come! In a couple of days...

Merry Christmas everyone!

We are all here in California and it's been great all being together and spending time with each other. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! Love and peace!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Ayson Family in Cali

Everyone has been trickling in since Tuesday and we are all now here together! Its been a whirlwind since mom and dad got in on Tuesday but we are all settling in fine!
Today we made Santa cookies, did some shopping and went to the Bikram Yoga Studio! It's so much fun having everyone here! Merry Christmas everyone!

E&C with Santa

I had to post this pic of Chops and Ethan with Santa at our visit last weekend... Check out Chop's face! He was SO happy to see Santa and asked me if we were at the North Pole when we got to the mall! Too cute!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Our first trail race-the Xterra series!

Heidi, Rose and I just did our first trail race! It was sooo much harder than we all thought it was going to be- with crazy steep hills and inclines! It's a beautiful day here- around 85 degrees- so the sun was beating down on us as we were running but we all finished!!! I plan on doing the while Xterra series next year!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The BEST gift of the Year...

Just arrived on my doorstep... the infamous VITAMIX! Thanks for the best b-day present ever....and I will say that this is the best kitchen device I have ever owned. We ALL love it! Thanks familia for getting this for me. We actually watched the DVD last night that had all the different demos on it-- we are THAT excited about it!
Rose made us one of the Sailor smoothies last night- yeah, we already busted out the recipe book- and it was delicious! I think everyone was getting tired of my spinach smoothies we kept making every night. You guys are the best- thanks again for the AWESOME present that the whole household will enjoy! Love you!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Rose!

Happy Birthday Rose!!!!  I hope you are having a great birthday month!!!! Glad I got to celebrate one time with you and we hope to celebrate again when you get back--Happy Feet is an order!!! We are so happy that you are out here with us and just wanted to say thanks for being such a great sister and friend. We hope that you have a great day (sounds like its off to a great start) and are enjoying time with the parentals. See you when I get back from Vegas! Love you so much!

On the way to Vegas and love to see the white dust on the mountains!

Are you guys ready for snowboarding season!!!!! Awwww yeah!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wobble gobble 5k!

We all did the Wobble Gobble race this am- I did the 5k and the boys (plus me as the photographer) did the widdle Waddle 1k! It was a lot of fun and there were people dressed in costume! We will definitely dress in costume next year!

Getting our tree!

It's almost 75 degrees outside and can't believe we are getting our tree! Where did this year go?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Just another Sunday!

Just went for a run while the boys rode their bikes on the beach. Such a beautiful afternoon compared to our gloomy, rainy Saturday. Happy Sunday everyone!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanks to everyone for a fantastic birthday!

What a fantastic week-long birthday celebration! Start at a crazy night in Manna Korean BBQ in Los Angeles where we celebrated all Nov Birthdays! It was great getting everyone together and seeing my friend Giulia, who was here in Cali for work. It just so happened that the one time I could see her was the night of Manna!
Next was a fun dinner at the house with some friends right before Rose took off for Pcola! Thanks Rose for making the delicious spinach sald (which included goat cheese, beets and walnuts- yum!), getting the beautiful cake and cake-pops (which Chops loved!) and to Jeff for getting together some peeps and making the food as well!
And then for my special birthday celebration last night that Jeff put together for me... Above is a pic of us at Mimi's to get pedicures (the best ever!) and for the delicious steak dinner at Flemmings. Seriously- this was the best birthday ever and now I just have to top this for next year!
Thanks to the whole family for all the phone calls and text messages and blog posts- I feel so loved and so thankful to have all of you in my life. I have the best family and friends in the world! I feel very blessed. Thank you god for giving me another year of life and hopefully many, many more-- like mom said in her singing message she left for me on the phone! Love you guys!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

1 Day until the ING NYC Marathon

Day 3 of our crazy NY Trip. We are back at the NYRR office... tomorrow is the big day! T Minus less than 1 day!

Friday, November 05, 2010


Us working at the New York Road Runners office.. It's going to be a long night!

TextingForward in NYC

We got here last night and so far so good!!! We are heading to the expo tonight but we will blog more pics later. We got in super late and didn't get to bed until 2am and then up at 630... You know I need sleep-- but guess that won't happen until after the marathon- again!!!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Good-Bye Sharon! We miss and love you!

Jeff's lovely mom Sharon, was visiting with us for the last 3 months and we can't believe how fast time flew by. It was so nice having the chance to know her and spending as much time as we did- so we feel very blessed and lucky to have had the time we did. On her last night with us, Rose made us an amazing meal and we sat outside to break bread together one last time. It was such a nice night.
We were a bit exhausted because we were recovering from Ethan's birthday party and a night of trick-or-treating around the block! But we had a great time seeing all the family at the house and of course- dressing up and being silly since it was Halloween.
We got to do so much while she was here.. it's crazy that when she first got here we were going to Ethan and Chop's swimming lessons! That seemed like ages ago! We will miss you so much- we already do. Hope to skype you a lot from all the way over there in Australia and let's not wait until too much time passes to see each other again. We love you!