Saturday, December 31, 2016

Brother Love

I leave these two alone for 1 minute, and this what I come back to! They spontaneously hold hands! So much love!


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Baby Maggie loves uncle Kyle and Dean!


Happy Birthday Charlie

I didn't take any pictures on Charlie's birthday. Well, except for this one and it terrible. Anyway, happy birthday Charlie!



Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

My little elves!

A friends mom made this elf hat for Charlie. Now Maggie fits into it. Look how similar they are!






Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


The kids and I all have the same shoes in different colors!

Charlie took this picture!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Black Friday


We spent Black Friday at the museum, running and playing.
Happy kid!
Happy baby!
Charlie and Daddy checking out the bears


Friday, December 9, 2016

Pizza giggles

No one can make Maggie Sue giggle the way Charlie can. Sorry for the poor video. I was holding Maggie.




Charlie & Maggie in the playmat

Charlie loves to give his little sister hugs when she's in her play mat!  It's so cute!

Hey!  What's this thing!?

Look!  I'm a monkey!

Monday, December 5, 2016


Just over 11 years ago, Sam Keene came to visit and brought us the dirtiest, stinkiest and fartiest dog ever known. Sam found him wandering the freeway and lured him into his car with a meatball sub. He had been living in the woods for weeks. But the first time he met me, he jumped up and pawed my leg. He stole my heart. I named him Wiki, after my favorite baseball player. His full name was Wiki "Samuel L Keene the dog" Kerchner.

Wiki loved going for walks around campus to find discarded chicken wings. And he loved going to the quarry with me even though I threw him in the water. He loved to eat anything and everything. And he loved to curl up into a donut and sleep snuggled next to my butt.

Today we had to put Wiki down. He was a mighty fine dog, and I'm going to miss him.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Charlie playing with his cousin Sabas!

Charlie loves his cousin Sabas!  He asks about him all the time - "Is Sabas coming?" "Where Sabas?"

Here's why - they have the same sense of humor!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New skills

A big day of firsts! Maggie rolled over! (Video to come)

And Charlie said his ABC's all by himself. Sorry for the bad video quality, but of course he needs to run around like crazy when he's singing.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Torriones come to visit...

Kristin, Ira, Sabas and Nana Tcame to visit. We had a wonderful time relaxing with them. Our favorite part was watching Charlie and Sabas play. They loved each other! Video to come...



Saturday, November 26, 2016


We had Kenny, Samantha, Mabel, and Kristen over for thanksgiving. Pete smoked a turkey, and the ladies made sides. Kristen taught Pete how to carve a turkey! We all had a wonderful, relaxing day.



Nice apron, Petie!

Kenny had so much fun with Maggie!

Check out that Tahnksgiving dress!


Eatin' time!


Post dinner loungin.