Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Ever since I could remember, it has been a dream of mine to have a little girl. Whenever I would picture what she'd look like she would have these cute little pigtails. Imagine my dismay when for the first year of her life, Penny was almost completely bald! I can now say with confidence that my child has hair!

As a matter of fact, she has a killer mullet going on. I have been told several times (ahem Janel) that I need to cut it because its getting a little hillbilly, but I refuse to cut those precious locks that we have been waiting for all these months!

Anyway, If finally gave pigtails a shot and I thought she looked super cute! Here is some photographic evidence...

Yes, I am aware my child looks freakishly tall.
She is really tall for her age, but not that tall!

See what I mean about the mullet?
There's just not much hair on top

This is Pen's BFF the Mr. Vacuum.
Whenever I try to use it she lays down in front of it
As if I am forcing it to clean against its will.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Family Day Away! Ventura

I started getting big time cabin fever a couple of weeks ago. If you are in So Cal this time of year then you will know that the second you step outside your skin actually melts off your body. Its disgusting. I was very ready to get out of our little condo!

Anyway, we decided to head to Ventura and it was such a perfect day. We had lunch and hit some antique shops that we hadn't been to since our honeymoon. My husband is quite the antique shopper (don't tell him I said that) and has been looking for a cigar shop Indian for quite some time. When he wasn't looking I found the perfect one and bought it. I personally think its really creepy but Jona is absolutely in love. I told him there is one rule he must follow in order to bring "Chief Squatting Tiger" (his name NOT mine) into our home is that he cannot be in my line of sight when I wake up in the morning. So far so good.

After the shops we went down to the beach and rented a beach surry. I had always wanted to rent one before because it looked so fun but boy those things are exhausting. Penny absolutely loved it. She wasn't too keen on the helmet, but really, who is? We were going to rent it for two hours but decided on just one (thank goodness!).

After our little bike ride we went down to the beach and Pen played in the waves with her Dada. I can't tell you how many times I looked at my little family and thanked the Lord for how He has blessed us! I would love another little baby in my arms but God has been so kind to us.

On the way home we stopped at a fruit stand off the 126 and had some amazing strawberries and smoked pistachios. It was such a sweet day. Here are some pics!

Jona and the new love of his life :)

Penny's almost ready to go!

My Studly Hubs
(Who did 99% of the work)

This is Penny's new face. She's not unhappy,
She just likes her lips like that

She's pretty stinking cute in my opinion :)

On the swings! (duh)

There was a seal on the beach.
He didn't seem to be doing to well,
But it was cool to see nonetheless

Pen & her Dada watching the seal

He is such a precious Daddy.
Pen has no idea how lucky she is to have him!

By the way, I was actually there with them :) When I sent my dad some of these pictures he suggested that Jona just took Penny and paid a hobo to take a bunch of pictures. :)