Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Old Town Pasadena

Each year for Christmas, Meghan's family takes us on a mystery trip. We pack our bags and come prepared for anything. Nothing beats Orange County and the many creative vacation options! Since we've been married, the surprise trips have been: Big Bear (2002); L.A. & Beverly Hills (2003); Catalina Island (2004); Palm Desert (2005); Old Town Pasadena (2006).

At our hotel

At The Gamble House

Saturday, December 23, 2006


We found out a little before Thanksgiving that we have a baby on the way! The little guy (or girl) looks healthy and has a strong heartbeat and wiggly legs. We're due August 2, 2007.

8 wk ultrasound 12/21/06

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Megs Christmas with the Girls

heidi, alissa, juliana, sara, val, meg, missy

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Happy Birthday Rian!

To celebrate Rian's birthday I had some of his friends over for pizza and beer. Rian came too. It was a fun and layed back night celebrating his 27th. Happy birthday, babe!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Anniversary in Hawaii

October 27-November 5, 2006
For our 4th wedding anniversary, we spent 5 days on Oahu and 6 days on Kauai. We had so much FUN! Check out our video.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Catalina Island

How were we supposed to know it was a “Private Lounge”? I have to admit I WAS wondering why the Bar Tender kept bringing us drinks and those huge chocochunk cookies. I was ready to pay, but he never charged. The seats were quite comfy- all leather, tons of leg room. I guess we should have known. Anyhoo, the ride to Catalina was plush and delicious.

We were surprised and thrilled to see that our hotel room came with two free tickets for the Glass Bottom Boat. We went straight to the docks. Did you know that the Garabaldi Fish has the ability to change it's sex multiple times throughout it's lifetime? For this and more interesting factoids, hop aboard the Glass Bottom Boat!

We mostly ate during this trip. We did however take time to watch a movie in the definitely haunted old casino. It was so exciting and the building really is breathtaking. After experiencing the “Movie of the Week”, we creeped by the Casino and walked past Descanso Beach and up towards the wilderness. After being sure we were followed and surrounded by the islands scariest of murderers, we realized the sounds and motions were actually just a deer family. It took us 30 minutes to slowly make our way closer and closer without causing a stampede. Soon enough, the big-horned dad gave us the warning look and then took his family up into the hills.

We had a couple famous margaritas, loaded up on junk food for the hotel room, and called it a night. The ride back home was windy and exciting. We decided to let someone else enjoy our seats in the Private Lounge.

First glimpse of the Casino

Rian witnessing the clump of fish

Margarita sipping

Meg by the Casino's back door

About to watch the movie

Rian testing the vintage chairs

The casino IS haunted


Walking around

The ride home

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Lake Casitas with Megs Family

The arrival

Our view

The Skipper

On the canoe

Meg & Gypsy

Friday, June 09, 2006

"Ladies Club"

Occasionally Meg gets together with these college friends. They enjoy backyard teas, art galleries and a fancy dinners on the town.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Global Night Commute

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Trips to Mexico

Once in January, Again in February, and back in March. We love escaping to Mexico. La Fonda Brunch, games by the fireplace, dos equis, walking the beach, riding horses in the waves, exploring the villages, tacos and LOBSTER.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Cruise to Ensenada

February 17-20, 2006
Royal Caribbean Cruise from Long Beach to Ensenada.
Mike, Heidi, Rian, Meg, Juliana, Kurt, Missy, Jon

Getting ready to cruise

Heading to dinner on formal night

A beautiful Mexican sunset

Riding through Ensenada