Saturday, November 30, 2013


Another fantastic month for our little family! We enjoyed an awesome heatwave and went to the beach. Nothing like November in California!

Lots of playful days for Z.

Uh-oh, another Star Wars fan on our hands. 

Birthday celebration for Daddy. Z and her animals are helpful with opening presents.

 Happy girl in the backyard.

And other big news: Z gained two new cousins this month, both born on the same day, November 14th! Aunt M and her third baby (a girl!)...

And Thea N and her baby J!

What beauties! So proud of both mamas!

We also enjoyed a wonderful family wedding for A's cousin on a boat in Newport Beach!
Waiting to board the lovely ferry boat.

Our angel sitting quietly through the ceremony.

A's cousin, Thomas, and his Persian princess, Sheena. Thomas was also A's Best Man at our wedding over 9 years ago!

Congrats, you guys!

Z "caught" the bride's bouquet! She carried her prize with her for rest of the reception.

There was one little boy at the wedding and Z enjoyed dancing with him.

Our sweet princess.

The lovely couple's unique send-off in a gondola! 

What a special and memorable wedding!

We also enjoyed a fun Meadows/Panos Thanksgiving in San Clemente!
Papa on turkey duty.

Meadows girls.

Later after our delicious Thanksgiving feast, we threw an early, surprise birthday party for Z since we will not be in California on her birthday in December. The theme was Minnie Mouse and everyone wore mouse ears instead of party hats!

Enjoying the balloons as she tries out her new Hello Kitty sleeping bag.

We had pumpkin cupcakes with whipped cream on top. Yum!

What a fun day!

Happy early birthday to our almost 4-year-old!