Birthdays, Owl-ing and Fossils

We had a lovely couple of weekends recently. We spent a late afternoon with friends at a park in Ojai, sharing pizzas and then taking an early evening walk through the Ojai Meadow Preserve to find the Owls. We never did find them, but it was certainly a lovely afternoon with friends.
Jeff turned 36 at the end of May and we celebrated with a fun morning of presents and a little hike to find fossils. We had my family over to celebrate, eat steak and enjoy Birthday mint ice cream cake!



A Little Birthday Recap

Jeff turned 33 (a whole month older than me), a few days ago. We celebrated with dinner out to Pho, his favorite kind of food, and an evening rife with banjo playing and fun with the family. Grandma and Grandpa came over to help us sing Happy Birthday and eat cake and ice cream. I think he was very happy with his special day. Ellie painted some tissue paper that we wrapped Jeff’s gifts in (mostly banjo related things and a few jars of his favorite jam) and I made him his very own banjo-playing peg doll, which Ellie took to quickly and then made her own (she even napped with Banjo Daddy Peg Doll that day). Happy Birthday to my wonderful, dear husband. I am so glad I get to spend my life with you!


banjo daddy

its Daddy!

so funny

yay peg doll daddy!



happy Birthday Daddy