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Phoenix, Arizona
Growing up my initials were OP, which was pretty cool in the 80's, right? Then I got married and my initials got updated to match our very texting obsessed era that we now live in (and shake our heads at)...OMG. For those who are texting illiterate, I'll spell it out..."Oh, My God!". I pity the girl whose initials are W.T.F. (I won't spell that one out. You can Google it or email me for an explaination on that one!)


October, November, December 2011

October: Little trip to Apple Hill. This is how it's done. I'm not ashamed. :)

My sister and niece looking way cooler than me.

Who doesn't love Luke?

November: You never know when a little drive on your day off is going to result in one of the sweetest memories and photos of your life. Ruthie's first experience with snow. She kept saying it was bubbles. :)

Christmas is always better with a baby and a grandpa. Everyone came over to our house to open presents. It was a sweet time.
That sums up my first year being in California and loving life with all this crazy family!
Ready to go stay up until 3am at my brother's house to ring in the new year.
I can't imagine 2012 being better than 2011 but I guess I'll give it a try.

July, August, September 2011

July: She still will not say my name but has been saying "uncle" for months.

Ruth is walking and running FREE!

August: I took the girls to the Jelly Belly Factory. It was so fun! I LOVE hanging out with these girls!

September: Ruthie comes over to play one day a week on my day off. She loves her Uncle Brian and Aunt Faith. She keeps us busy. I find taking her shopping and letting her play in the bathtub are less aerobic activites for me.
For my birthday we went to the Redwoods near Eureka, Ca. It's 300 miles away from home but so worth the trip. It was beyond my expectations. There's so much to explore. Can't wait to go back.

April, May, June 2011

April: Took my sister to the beach for the first time in her life.

May: Enjoyed beautiful weather and my beautiful family. Sister-in-law, Liliya and my nieces Anna and Ruth.
Celebrating my brother's birthday. We are getting OLD. This is a blurry cell phone pic but I love it because it expresses everything....how cute and busy Ruth is and how much I adore her.
June: Was a big month with Ruth's 1st birthday and my sister's 22nd birthday.
We went to the most beautiful beach for Faith's bday. Bodega Bay. Camped in our 18ft camper for a couple nights. Very special few days. Brian came home with near 3rd degree sunburn on this legs and feet. No one else burned. I didn't even get a tan! It was so weird. And sad. He was pretty sick.

My mom gave me an awesome super short hair cut when she came out for Ruth's 1st birthday. They grow so much in a year! She was loads of fun at her party. This one is feisty!

January, February, March 2011

We moved to California December 2010 and moved into our new home February 2011.
Here's a few pics to highlight some of my favorite moments.

January: Was an exciting month as new California residents we had two reasons to visit San Francisco. Dressed up for a holiday party with my dad's work. In a great dress I got at Macy's for about $11 with a purple flower that I made. I love how Brian looks all in black.

Here we are after roaming around the streets of downtown. Feeling very hip :)

My sister moved in with us as we now had a home with some extra room.

February: photo of us on our 3rd anniversary. We went to Napa for the day. So nice being an hour away from wine country. Below photo is baby Ruth, being cute and practicing the art of

March: My favorite flowers given by my favorite man.

And we got a new dog. Samson. Got him off craigslist. Never did that before. He's super-duper sweet but has obviously not been treated kindly. I've wanted to give him away so many times but have learned patience and time can work out alot of issues. We love him, but not his nervous energy.