Summer 2016

We started off summer with a great vacation down to Southern California to celebrate Tia Petra’s 95th birthday. It was also the first time all 5 of the Contreras cousins were together and the girls were very excited for that.

We stayed at a nice beach cottage in Redondo Beach, just a block off the pier and beach. The girls loved spending time at the beach, playing in the water and sand. It was a great start to the summer.

For 4th of July we stayed local and went to the Redwood City parade and celebrated with the Cantos family.

And then ended summer with a new addition to the family, a labradoodle puppy Penny!

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Spring 2016

We had a wonderful Spring time, celebrating several milestone birthdays a 5, 40, and 75!
We saw Frozen on Ice, discovered a great scone recipe, and had a Gymnastics party! For Spring break we took a road trip up to Portland, Oregon. It was two days of driving which was a lot for the little ones, but all in all pretty fun. Plus stopping at the Jelly Belly factory on the way home was a hit!

Wrapping up the Spring we were thrilled to have our cousins visit for Memorial Day weekend. We had a great time showing them around the Bay Area, even if a few things were closed. The girls were thrilled to see their cousins, and the boys were great with them.

Holidays 2015

The holidays included ice skating which we were happy to get Marisa out on the ice this year. My Mom came with us to Southern California to celebrate Christmas, and New Year’s we celebrated at home with the Cantos. A fun holiday season!

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Marisa Birthday, 2015

We celebrated Marisa’s Birthday on one of the hottest days of the year. She wanted a Pony Party, so we celebrated at Lemo’s Farm in Half Moon Bay, the kids had a great time despite of the heat.

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Hawaii

This summer we had a wonderful vacation to Hawaii. We are so grateful that Nonna shared her time-share with all of us, so the families and especially the girls could spend it with their cousins. They had such a good time and now even months later Marisa still asks when are we going back.

We extended it a couple of days and island hopped over to Oahu to visit Aulani, the Disney resort there. It was our first introduction to a Disney resort and it was fantastic, you can see my scenic shots of the resort.

Now that the weather has gotten cold, we can look at these summer photos to warm up.