The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

more December fun - trip to SF, Tilden Park with Aumans




We had so many adventures this Christmas season! We went to Tilden Park with my family to see the farm animals and ride the carousel and the train, made gingerbread houses, met Matt in SF for ice skating, and went to an ice skating New Years Eve party with a bunch of people from our ward. We discovered that Nora LOVES ice skating. She ice skated for hours and hours in a row, and only got off the ice when the ice rink closed. It was fun to see her take to something like that, rather than whine about being cold and tired (which, let's be honest, is what we thought she'd do). What a funny girly.


Feeding the goats!


Tilden Park merry-go-round!

Our happy Jack.



We love the Tilden Park steam trains.




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Making gingerbread houses!




Working hard

Dance break
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All done!

Skating with daddy!





Cute Nora dolly LOVES ice skating.

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Owen loved ice skating too, and was determined to do it by himself. After a couple falls, this is how he compromised..... I think he looks like spider with those long long legs. :)
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Our local mall had a Frozen ice palace that was free to explore!

The house in Danville that we love to visit every year.

Playing with Karen and Madeline at grandma Auman's house.

Ready to skate at the Embarcadero Center!

My shoulders and back were so sore after supporting this dolly around the rink for hours... but she didn't want to stop, even though it was freezing cold that day!


Union Square Christmas tree!

We love all the pretty lights!

Waiting to ride Bart home.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014 - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day




We got to spend Christmas Eve with lots of family. First, we went with the Farrells to the Peterson's house for homemade pizza and a nativity. I love it when all the Farrell cousins get together - they have so much fun together! We then sped over to grandma Bromley's house for more nativity and red velvet cake, then off to home to hop in bed for Santa! On Christmas morning we stayed at our house and opened presents, then headed to San Jose for Christmas dinner with grandma and grandpa Auman and Karen. 

Ellie, Owen, Jack (as baby Jesus), Alyssa, Nora, and Emma. Not sure where Matthew got to in this picture. :)


Becca and Tyler, being the resident newlyweds, got to be Joseph and Mary, but Nora also wanted to be Mary, so she tagged along with Becca.

All the big cousins in the nativity!

Jack as baby Jesus again - he's the youngest baby this year.

Owen as a wise man.

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So excited on Christmas morning!


Jack's first Christmas!

Santa brought these kiddies a play kitchen (thankyou, Craigslist)!

Jack was more interested in eating the paper.

Princess Sofia clothes for Nora





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The coveted Ninja Turtle blimp! Santa had no idea how big that thing would be when he ordered it....
Yeah, giant.

And Jack got a chew banana... he loves it. :)


The kiddies with their great grandma and grandpa Auman!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Becca and Tyler's wedding!




Becca and Tyler got married the Saturday before Christmas. It was a crazy and fun day. All the sisters were bridesmaids and had pretty navy dresses. The little girlies all wore ivory lace dresses, and since I'm the only one with boys, I got to decide what they wore. I made them cream vests and orange bowties. They were so handsome! Becca and Tyler were late to their ceremony, so we had some craziness trying to get everyone in to the temple, but it all turned out great. They had a beautiful reception that night in the Veteran's Hall in Danville. So much fun!


The happy couple!

So much family!

My handsome Owen. Isn't he just the cutest??

This was about how all our pictures with Nora went that day. Suuuper fun.

My three cuties in their wedding finery!




Love this grumpy dolly.

My handsome boys!


Madeline taught Owen how to photobomb.

Tried unsuccessfully to get a good picture of all three in front of the temple... it wasn't gonna happen.



This girly loves her dad.


My necklace was tasty.

There's a smile! Throwing her bouquet just like Becca!



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