Thursday, December 8, 2011


Where is Santa?  Well...Gramma and Grampa took Julia to the mall to meet Santa for the first time but it only took one quick look at 'ol St. Nick and she squeeled!  They didn't want to force it, so here's Julia walking around the mall in her pink Chrismas dress. This might be the best Christmas picture we will get of her this year since she doesn't stay still anymore!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Julia gives kisses all the time!
We recently taught her "eskimo" kisses!
She laughs when we rub noses.
I sometimes wonder if I'm smothering her with all my kisses, but then I realize that you can't kiss your baby too much and maybe the reason she's so cuddly and affectionate with us, is because she has been showered with our kisses from birth!

Thanksgiving 2011

We had an awesome time celebrating Thanksgiving with family! Afterwards we headed to Palm Desert for our annual Thanksgiving vacation! This year in Palm Desert we explored some new places since we had a 1-yr old:
College of the Desert Street Fair, Civic Center Park playground, the timeshare playground.
Julia's favorite part of the trip: hanging out on our little patio climbing on and off the lounge chair. Also picking up the rocks that decorated the grounds of the timeshare and putting them in to her mouth.
My favorite part of the trip: sitting outside on the patio in my loungy clothes reading a magazine.
Jesse's favorite part of the trip: golfing.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween 2011

Julia had a blast visiting her first pumpkin patch! Who knew these super fun fall carnivals existed for kids? The things you notice when you have one-I guess! She enjoyed running all around the hay covered grounds and climbing over the rows and rows of pumpkins. Grampa took her on her first carousel ride. Mommy and Gramma stood by with tears in our eyes (tears of joy and sadness)--Julia looked so grown up sitting up there on that horsey! Had so much fun carving pumpkins and visiting Auntie Kels & Uncle Joel in Long Beach!

October 28, 2011

I want to document what the Rogers family is up to rather than sending a Christmas card. Everyone is so "virtual" so why not get this blog jazzed up and send out our card this way to everyone? Let's see if I can do it. This blog thing is kind of funky to learn.

Tomorrow Jesse starts working on his MBA again. He stopped when we were planning our wedding. He has 4 classes under his belt and I think 12 more to go. With one class a month, it will be several months before he finishes but I am proud of him!

Julia is almost 15 mos and growing like a weed! She loves her thumb! Jesse and I were adamant about her having a pacifier; something we could take away when the time came. She had the pacifier and we weened it from her. Then she found her thumb! Just like Daddy!

I recently ran a 5k with a few of my staff last week. I kept up with them but when one of the girls went ahead of me I thought, "that's okay-she's got 10 years on me" ...still can't believe I'm 31.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Perfect Song to start the day

By Goo Goo Dolls :)

A cloudy, overcast morning in La Jolla...yay for vacation in 2 more days!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

If I had to choose a tatoo...

Okay so if I had to choose a tatoo, I would probably get 1 Thes 5:16-18
I want my life to reflect these scripture verses.

Be joyful.
Give thanks.