Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wintertime in San Diego

The month of December brought ice skating and exciting things to the Petri household. Kent and Seth both love the outdoor skating rink near us and have been skating a few times this season. Layne and Justin called us one evening from San Luis Obispo the first week in December and announced that they were engaged!! So this next year will be a busy one planning for a June wedding. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


This year we had friends and family over for Thanksgiving. The Gibsons and the Najjaros joined our family. It was wonderful to eat and play games and visit. The day after Thanksgiving we hiked up by Julian and then went out to dinner at an Italian place in Coronado, our table was right on the water by a fireplace overlooking the city of San Diego. We live in a beautiful town and have wonderful friends. We have so much to be thankful for.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

More Fall Activities

We kidnapped the Dad from work this past Saturday and went to Hike Stone Wall Peak. It was a beautiful Fall day and we enjoyed our hike. When we got to the top we were enjoying the view from atop the mountain and four minutes later a crew of firefighters came running up. They made the peak in 32 minutes. It took us about and hour and 32 minutes but we weren't running with packs like they were. We then went to breakfast at this little restaurant that overlooks the lake. A great Saturday!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fall Activities

On Halloween Seth dressed up for his school carnival...three guesses on who he dressed up as. This fall we have had exceptionally warm days. Sunday David made us breakfast outside complete with pumpkin pancakes, hot coffee and flowers. Kent has been working on a project for school, he had to make a shield that represented himself and his parents. Three guesses what painting represents the "mom". Great job Kent on your artistic ability!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


The first days of autumn bring fall leaves, warm days and crisp cool nights. Summer baseball ended with the Petri's supporting their Padres even tho their season left alot to be desired. The boys had fun and the San Diego evening was beautiful. The boys and Otis hope that the Chargers will have a better season. We finished off summer with a trip to Scripps and visited an octopus at the tide pools. October brought us to Bakersfield to celebrate Layne's birthday. We love fall!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Summer Vacation

This year our family (missing one member :o( (Layne was working and going to summer school) drove to Wyoming and met up with the Vandermydens for a week filled with mountain biking horseback riding and river rafting and Cowboy dinners. Wyoming is beautiful country we biked more miles than I ever have in my life on mountain trails. It was a great summer trip.