Sunday, January 26, 2014

I love weekends

There are too many reasons to list why I love weekends but one of my top 2 reasons is having Mike around more. It's so nice to spend time together AND to have a little, no, a lot more help with Wes! He's amazing, seriously. Putting him to bed, changing poopy diapers, chasing after him, feeding him, playing with him in the back seat when we randomly decide to take a mini road trip for the day. What a catch! I'm pretty dang lucky!


Back to weekend talk. We really have been trying to maximize weekend time around here lately. It's so easy to let the time slip and look back at the weekend on Sunday night and feel "blah". I love having some sort of goals or things we want to accomplish or do. It helps us to enjoy our time together more and we actually get out and do things! I like getting out and doing things.

This weekend the waves here were ridiculous! On Saturday the waves at Mavericks were 25 feet+! When we were looking at the surf report it said "good to epic". Not even kidding. So they had a huge competition there Friday, which we missed, unfortunately. But we drove down Saturday and just hung out at the beach and watched some people try to surf the massive waves there. It kind of scares me even thinking about being out there when it's that big. It was fun to watch though. We've been wanting to come down and see this happen since we moved here so we HAD to go!

I took pictures with my nice camera but I am SO lazy and don't feel like plugging it all in, looking through and finding the good ones then uploading them. So you get iphone pictures which still capture the weekend, just not as pretty.

The truth behind this picture was that I took him away from playing with all our neighborhood dogs to get him dressed and ready for church. He would do anything to play with those dogs! I've never seen a kid get more excited about anything else, probably ever! 
Every Sunday, without fail, this kid falls asleep on the way home from church. I take a picture every week.
We went on a walk this afternoon and let Wes run wild at the field on our way home. This kid was in heaven. 
These two are from Instagram. Follow me (Wes really) @ashclark. I probably post too many pictures but people get over it and still want to be my friend.

How cute are these two together? I'm one lucky girl! I love these boys!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Christmas in San Francisco

We were so smart and convinced my side of the family to come visit us for Christmas. Why haven't we thought of doing that before? Well when you live in one of the most amazing cities (and the third most expensive in the world!) it's not hard to convince your family to come visit you!

We actually live about 10 minutes north of the Golden Gate in Corte Madera (Marin). We love everything about it here except for two things: the cost of living and the lack of family. 

My dad, twin brother, Jason and his wife, Laura came to visit. It was a small group and we missed everyone who didn't make it out but it was a nice, slow Christmas. There were 6 of us all together and we squeezed into our Subaru Legacy all weekend and drove all around Marin and the city. Jas and Laura were here for 4 days and Dad stayed for a whole week. It was so fun to have everyone here and show them all of our favorite places. 

While my dad was just here we checked out the Hyde Street Pier and walked through all the historic ships. We also toured the USS Palpantino Submarine. It was so fun and I love doing things my dad loves to do. It's so fun to see him so happy!

Don't judge Wes. These are the only shoes he can walk in right now. I also bought a guard for the buzzer that was waaayb too short and chopped Mike's hair. He's not that bald (yet!) At least I know he'll be super hot when he is that bald!

The Golden Gate in the background
One of my favorite parts was watching Wes roam around the submarine. 
My dad MADE me do this!
China Town
How we made it up the hills.

Oh this was so fun. I love seeing my dad as a grandpa. He's only 50 and it's so funny to know he's a grandpa already. He's great at it!
We had too much fun in China Town.

Loved this day so much!
I love this sister!
Wes just relaxing, checking out all his Christmas presents. 

At the Palace of Fine Arts.
Aw that grandpa is too cute and makes Wes so happy!

The redwoods in Muir Woods

We were kind of over pictures at this point.
We hiked Mt. Talmalpais on Christmas day. The hike was too long for most of us. I wish I could have traded Wes places! He was OUT!
And he woke up to enjoy the view from the summit.

All of us on our Hike up Mt. Tam on Christmas. I wish everyone could have come. Maybe next year we'll all be together!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

These past few days have been so lazy and slow. I've loved every second! We spent Christmas with some of my side of the family out here in the Bay Area and it was so much fun. We all got sick so we've just been taking it easy these past few days. I'm also recovering from realizing how much I miss being close to family. I love spending time with my family  (both the Clarks and Sandrys) and after having some of them out here for Christmas I realized how homesick I really am.

We love everything about being here except for the fact that we don't have any siblings or parents in the area. Soon enough though we'll be closer to family. For now we will love every second we are here and soak up this beautiful place we get to call home for who knows how long. 

Today we hiked along the 1 near Stinson Beach. Here are some pictures.

Our first time using this sun protector thing with our hiking backpack. It lasted about 5 minutes.
Because all Wes wanted to do was poke his tiny little head out and laugh at me. This boy is so funny. I could kiss his little face all day.

The prettiest views.
How fun would it be to stay in one of these cabins right off these cliffs!? 
And then Wes was silent and I saw his little arms turn to noodles.
He didn't even wake up when Mike took the backpack off. 
He stayed asleep our whole windy drive back on the 1. We stopped at in-n-out and ate in the car while Wes slept. 2014 has been good to us so far!