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one month family photos.

on clementine’s one month, november 12, our dear friend stephanie came to our home to snap some family photos. i’ll cherish them always. 

christmas morning

december 25, 2013.

christmas morning    schramm christmas tradition – eggs benedict brunch before presents long distance family Skype session. we tuned in for some gift opening…

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a video: thanksgiving in 60 seconds.

my parents surprised us with the new GoPro Hero 3+ for our upcoming adventure (thank you!!) and sent it early so we’d have time…

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Giving Thanks in Tucson.

thanksgiving ’13 was spent in tucson with danny’s folks and “the grandmas.” it was a small group but everyone was in high spirits and…

rainbow donuts

sunday morning sugar high.

we spent sunday morning with miss makaela at mimz & papa’s place. we had rainbow donuts, played lots of boing! boing! and brushed our…

my dad his stories his words

i’ve got blogging in my blood.

a couple of weeks ago, i hit blog entry #1,000. surreal to think, i’ve hit “publish” more than one-thousand times. when i look back…

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nighttime family walks.

see my guys up there? fall temps mean that our nightly family walks can be more than just a short block. time to get this…

phoenix first friday

the first friday in october 2013.

ting loves him some first fridays art walk. the kid never gets tired of it. this month, we invited vickdogg & bjoe along for…

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quenching my thirst for family.

about 10 days ago, i was reading a book and a huge wave of, “i really want to see my family” came over me…

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pizza pit stop.

“what are you doing in four hours?” said my older brother through the phone on sunday. my san diego based brother & family were…

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san diego dinner dates.

as soon as we drove into california, we scooped up our nephew jacob (yes! that’s jake), my little brother steven and headed straight to Sublime…

summer sprinklers.

when the temperatures hit hellº there’s only a couple things to do: hit the mall or play in water. danny and i did a…

cheers to daddio b-joe at richardsons.

we celebrated b-joe’s father’s day dinner a week early, and the timing ended up working out perfectly. danny’s promotion landed the day before, so…

aunts vs. uncles :: part II

remember this photo series spotlighting mine and danny’s polar-opposite interaction with niece makaela? here we go again… just two girls eating raisins, looking at themselves &…

snapshots from mother’s day.

the four of us spent all of saturday celebrating mother’s day in downtown tucson. we were sans itinerary and had a really fun day…

a mama’s influence.

mother’s day used to be pretty straightforward. my mom + her day. and while it’ll always be about my mom, each may, the list…

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scrappy, the soccer playing pooch.

when steven and dad came to visit (here), they brought along their two dogs: odie (who got his name from being called “O.D.” or…

take us out to the ballgame!

dad and steven came to phoenix for a weekend of sunshine and fun! whoop! dad’s always wanted to check out a spring training game,…

steven + heather = forever.

my little brother is engaged!  on february 15th, steven got on bended knee in ashland, oregon and proposed to heather!SHE SAID YES(of course)although my…

sunday afternoon tea with makaela.

miss makaela whipping us up a delicious meal and pot of tea in her new kitchen from santa.  high five!  both her and uncle…

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our very merry california christmas.

we had such a nice christmas. lots of quality time with the whole family that was the perfect combination of mellow and fun. we lounged…

bockting christmas brunch.

last sunday was the day we celebrated christmas with danny’s family. d and i hosted his mom and dad, sister and makaela (earl was…

UA vs. ASU football game.

there are obvious perks to being a UA graduate and having in-laws in tucson.  family visits double as nostalgic trips down memory lane. campus….

the first annual gobble wobble.

danny, tricia & i did our first annual day-after-thanksgiving gobble wobble, an 8-mile hike through Tucson’s Sabino Canyon. look at that picture – it…

eatin’ turkey in tucson.

we spent this thanksgiving holiday doing exactly what you should be doing… eating, lounging and chilling out with family. we spent lots of time…

thanksgiving ’12.

after all of yesterday’s food was put away, the candles were blown out and everyone was tucked in to bed, i got emotional. as…

baby interaction: uncles vs. aunts.

we spent some time with our niece miss makaela this weekend. our interaction with her couldn’t be more opposite.  time with uncle danny went…

willamette wine country – oregon.

after a couple of days in portland, we loaded up our ford fusion rental and hit the road to wine country – the town of…

family heirloom loot.

each time i go home, i come back with a few new things. this time i was on a mission for afghans. my grandma…

put your hands up for hellgate.

danny and i were the only people in our family who hadn’t done the hellgate river excursion yet, so mom booked us for a…

gone country.

i love packing for oregon. it’s pretty simple. shorts. t-shirts. jeans. a hat. a swimsuit. don’t out think it. less is more. danny caught…

a river runs through it.

having a home on the water – any water – is awesome. being able to walk out your front door and see, touch and…

rockin’ the rogue river.

nothing beats fresh country air and we got a whole lot of it last weekend up at my parent’s place in southern oregon. the…

makaela’s first time on the beach.

danny’s sister tricia, our brother-in-law earl and sweet makaela flew out to california to keep joe & vicky company at the sandbox after we had to head back to…

the sandbox.

some more photos from our trip to the sandbox, the name of the beach house we stayed at last weekend (more snaps from our…

crusin’ south on pch.

on monday, we woke up to a gloomy day in oxnard so we decided to hop in the car and head south on the…

hello, california summer.

just as the arizona temperatures started to climb, we hopped a quick flight over to california for five glorious relaxing days on the beach…

belated mother’s day celebration.

last sunday we got the fam together to celebrate the phoenix moms postino style. a sunday brunch with plenty of bruchetta, beer, wine, sangria…

miss makaela in may.

saturday night we had the fam over for greek food & playtime while makaela’s parents boogied at a wedding. here’s what we learned… {technology and babies mix. makaela already knows…

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makaela’s first christmas eve.

a lil family iMovie i found during my computer clean-up. made earlier this year for Makaela’s First Christmas Eve.

long-distance love to our moms.

sending lots of mother’s day love to both our wonderful moms!  you’re both so special to us. because of you both i’ve honed my “crafty”…

adorable alert.

my mother-in-law recently texted me this photo of our niece, miss makaela, and i about died. isn’t she a doll? and to top it…

down in t-town.

we made our way down to tucson this weekend for a little family time. we relaxed poolside, i read a stack of magazines &…

makaela turns one.

can you believe it’s been a year since miss makaela was born?  (her first day in the world seen here)  we’ve had so much fun…

celebrating christmas in tucson.

we really stretched the christmas holiday this year with a christmas eve family party, a full christmas day followed by a trip down to…

makaela’s first christmas eve

danny’s sister and brother-in-law hosted both of their families for makaela’s first christmas eve. at almost 10-months old, she was surprisingly super into the…

our first christmas at home.

our “every other holiday family swap schedule” landed us in phoenix for christmas this year… our home to be exact. after a great christmas…

phoenix… it’s electric!

vicky & joe drove up to phoenix this weekend to see baby makaela and invited us to join them for the APS electric light…

beer friday.

forget black friday shopping. the day after thanksgiving, danny organized a mini “beer friday” brewery tour for us, steven & heather. we started at…

more miss makaela.

…because she’s just so darn sweet. {playing with mimz and the squaking hippo} {why do kids love phones so much?} {just chillin’ on aunt…

sweet lil chipmunk cheeks.

us bockting girls spent some quality time together this weekend. it’s hard to believe makaela is almost nine months old. she’s so sweet with…

ninety minutes of action.

Dad’s favorite sport is hockey. Before his and Steven’s visit last weekend he called to mention that the LA Kings (the team he follows)…

bogey golf.

so it turns out i’m actually pretty good at golf. danny is still in shock but kind of excited that we can play together. only my…

trick-or-treat via technology.

we waited on the front patio with a frenchie and a bowl full of candy but only saw a handful of trick-or-treaters. we never…

LGO pizza & games with the boys.

on friday afternoon my dad, little brother and odie (steven’s pup) pulled into phoenix for a weekend visit. we kicked things off with pizza,…

a lakeside wedding in lake tahoe.

we spent this past weekend in nevada to celebrate the wedding of danny’s cousin eric to his new bride, jaime. we flew into reno…

our trip to bisbee, arizona.

After our stop in tombstone a couple of weeks ago we headed to Bisbee, an old mining city turned artsy town near the Arizona/Mexico border. It’s filled…

just because she’s so sweet.

how beautiful is little miss makaela? she’s growing up so fast – our niece is already 7.5 months old!

the tings in tombstone.

on saturday we woke up in tucson and decided to play tourists for the day with danny’s parents. after cinnamon rolls for breakfast, the four of us loaded…

scottie & fay.

Scottie and Fay are visiting from Florida. They’re lifelong friends – in fact we consider them family. They’re both 81, can you believe it?…

super zesty sunday night.

Last Sunday we had plans with our friend Alex to come over for pizza and beers, but after Danny’s parents called to see what we…

a thousand pounds of cardboard.

When you’re building anything from IKEA it feels like you’re surrounded by cardboard. Now, imagine building an entire IKEA kitchen – not once… but twice. That’s…

awesome new art.

Meet the newest member of our family, Chief. Isn’t he awesome? We just snatched up one of our friend’s screen prints. Remember Ben’s art opening…

one fish, two fish…

my little brother has been visiting my parents up at their oregon retirement home (new photos added here). it’s on a river & near wineries –…

red, white and bbq.

What a wonderful weekend we had! The weather in San Diego could not have been more gorgeous and the weekend couldn’t have been more…

still celebrating.

the happy hour. trip to vegas. a concert. i think it’s safe to say ting’s last year as a 20-something is off to a good…

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double father’s day wishes.

happy father’s day  to our wonderful dads Bill & B-Joeyou’re polar opposities and for that, we thank you. one reads books and the other…

impromptu family dinner.

Now that Tricia is back to work, Vicky is watching Makaela during the work week. Lucky her (and them)! Vicky ended up taking Makaela…

everyone look at the baby.

Before Tricia heads back to work, her and Earl decided to get away for a weekend. Grandma Vicky and JoePa were more than happy…

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two mom’s in the house.

Danny and I hosted Mother’s Day dinner for his mom and sister. It was a big one for the family – Tricia’s first as…

love to our mothers.

Wishing all the mom’s out there a wonderful Mother’s Day but especially our special moms!   You’re both amazing women with huge hearts and…

a princess turns four.

Little Miss Jayden is four today! Our sweet niece is getting more and more fun every day and I love our little phone chats…. “Hi Aunt…

birthday wishes for my big brother.

happy birthday, christopher. are you really 36? holy smokes. you know what that means? we have 28 years of memories together and you’re in…