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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Sunday, October 21, 2012


Alright, guys, we're gonna have a great workout today. 

First, I want you to lay down your yoga mat... make sure it's nice a squishy, just like mine.

You know, if you consistently practice your yoga every day, you will get a body like mine. I know... it's amazing. 

Alright, we're going to start off real easy here, just bend your body forward, nice and easy....

...into downward facing dog. That's it... feel that stretch!
Ooh! A pluggy!

Yeah, I love my pluggies. 
The pluggy is an essential relaxation tool.... didn't you know?

Oh, the power of the pluggy... getting.... so.... sleeeeeeeepy.......

Alright... class dismissed!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


We love being at home and playing together. Owen has so much imagination and is always inventing games to play. He has a constantly running commentary about whatever he's doing and imagining that is hilarious to listen to. Nora is going to be just the same - she loves playing with Owen and can't wait to be able to keep up with him. Owen also loves to dress up, and wears his costumes all over the place. Last week he went to library story time as Batman, and a few days later I ran errands with Peter Pan. It's not unusual for him to be four or five separate characters in one day. :)

Nora LOVES Oreos. 

Squeaky clean baby after her bath.

Love these two squishies so much.

Our resident fireman unwinding his "hose".

Owen loves to make crafts... he wanted to make a river, and this is what we came up with. :)

Who needs a shirt when you've got so much muscle? :)

Daddy drawing a goatee on Buzz.

Can you see his 5 o'clock shadow?

Harry Potter has nothing on this cute kid.

Even Nora gets in on the action.
One of Owen's favorite things to play is Legos. We have the old set that I grew up with, and even though it's missing tons of pieces, Owen will spend forever putting things together and creating whole worlds. His most favorite thing in the world is for everyone to come up and play with him.

This kid has such a great smile.

He loves Nora so much, and is always willing to help her.

Nora loves watching Owen.

An epic battle between Matt and Owen...

I'll leave it to you to figure out who was the victor. :)

Too much flash, mom!

Oh! This face! So much cheese, and so much CUTE!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Love these kids!

I know it has been a while, but things have been going really well for our little family. Nicki is really busy working on Halloween costumes, so I wanted to get some pictures up for her. 

Nora has been doing so much better lately. Nicki has done a great job cutting out dairy and soy and Nora has turned into a completely different baby. 

Always full of smiles

Owen likes to dress himself 

This girl loves to stand up 

Owen and Nora love each other so much

Monster baby

Cute kid

Owen just before his iFly experience

One word: Cheeks

My favorite people

Two words: More Cheeks

When she gets happy she always scrunches up her nose

Owen saw Little Rascals for the first time and loved it

We wend to Fairyland in Oakland one Saturday and Owen had a great time

He rode the merry-go-round about five times back to back while Nicki was feeding Nora

Crazy kid... we put him to bed in the blue stripped pajamas and when we came back to check on him about an hour later he was in sound asleep dressed like this.  

Owen throwing marshmallows at Samuel the Lamanite during General Conference

Nora enjoyed Conference