Friday, November 30, 2012

Taya & Oma's Birthday Breakfasts

While the family was in town we were able to celebrate both Taya's & Oma's birthdays with a FABULOUS POTTER FAMILY BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST.

Chocolate chip pancakes & ding dongs . . . Taya's favorite.






I still can't believe my baby girl is 5 years old.


Craiger REALLY likes ding dongs.





After the birthday breakfast, Taya got to unwrap her birthday presents from Opa & Oma.


She got a Brave figurine playset & a Brave Costume/Wig.



Yup, the costume fits her personality perfectly.  Sometimes I wonder why she isn't a fiery red head.  She's so funny.


Hiking Point Lobos

The day before the family left, we took them to Point Lobos for some good hiking.  The sun was shining, the ocean was blue. . . we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.




There were seals all over the place.  They were resting on rocks in the sunshine.




Point Lobos is one of the most beautiful places on earth.






















Man, I'm going to miss this ocean.

Bonfire on the Beach

After Trek's Graduation, we all went out to lunch as a family to celebrate.  I'm going to miss all the fabulous Mexican food in Seaside.  They really had the best on the planet.


Later that evening, we took the family to our favorite beach (Carmel Beach overlooking Pebble Beach Golf Course) to celebrate BONFIRE STYLE.  It was SO FUN just relaxing in the sunshine with the sand between our toes & the salty sea air penetrating our senses.  I'm going to miss that ocean.  Monterey has been good to us.



We roasted hot dogs & ate smores until we thought we'd explode.









DELICIOUS.


It was around the campfire that we broke the news to the family that we are indeed expecting Potter baby #6 in May.  Everybody laughed because Talon & Carolyn are expecting their 2nd girl in May as well.  The race is on!









Seaside, Monterey, & Carmel. . . we will miss you & your beautiful landscapes & crashing ocean waves.