A New Season

This has been a different fall for our family.  With our AYSO days behind us, fall doesn’t have the same kind of intensity as it once did with multiple evening practices, Saturday games and “Coach Rolf” at the helm.  🙂  The big kids are more and more independent and, more and more, Rolf, Rudy and I find ourselves chillin’ at home in the evenings.  A new season is emerging indeed.  😉

I think we’ve appreciated being a little less CRAZY BUSY this fall but we sure haven’t had a deficit of fun…quick visits from friends and fun milestones have kept our family on our toes!

One of the great advantages of living on the Central Coast is that we make a handy pit stop for friends heading up and down the coast! Rudy clowning around with Judy! 🙂
Olivia was excited to receive special recognition from her XC coaches last week. She’s off to another overnight meet this weekend and enjoying the experiences she’s having with the High School team.

There was another special accomplishment in the family last week.  ‘Thought I’d give you a “behind the scenes” look at our family’s response to said accomplishment…





I appreciate Max keeping it real, Wilson’s PSA and just LOVE that Olivia managed to incorporate the word “magical” into her response!!!  We celebrate bowel movements…especially those that occur in the potty.

The celebrations continued (I’m sure Maya will love this segue) with a quick visit from Maya sandwiched between engagements on her calendar:

Yep, folks, he went there!  (Wilson was home too but, sadly, I failed to get him in the shot!  Wilson!!!, why aren’t you in this picture????)



Poster boy for “mischievous”…
…and, of course, we made a stop at Kyle’s Kitchen! Surprise, Surprise!!  Ha Ha!



Rudy and friend Thomas were twinning at church on Sunday.
Max and Olivia were twinning too!…For spirit day at school!!!!

Ha Ha!  Fun stuff!

So, we have a big week ahead:

Rolf, Rudy and I are heading down to North Hollywood on Saturday for the annual Camp del Corazon Family Festival and Fundraiser.  We’ve been raising $ this month for this amazing organization in honor of Rudy’s birthday…if you’d like to learn more about CdC or make a donation, click here!

Rudy’s annual IEP is next Tuesday…this will be a particularly thorough IEP as it is his triennial so we expect to examine all aspects of his educational plan with many voices speaking into the assessment…always an interesting (and somewhat emotionally exhausting) process!

Then, on Wednesday, Rudy has his regular echocardiogram and exam with Dr. Harake.  I try hard to resist the temptation of living from one appointment to the next but, I admit, I’m eager to check in with Dr. H and get the latest echo info. We’ll keep you posted…

In the meantime, enjoy the sights, scents and yummy flavors of autumn!  May the changing of the season bring refreshment to our hearts and souls.  😉



8 thoughts on “A New Season

  1. You ALWAYS keep it REAL!!! That’s one of the many things that I adore about you and your family! Love you! mwah!

  2. You crack me up! Gold medals and pooping in the toilet in the same blog post! Maya must be thrilled. :>) Lovely to read about everyone’s fun and accomplishments. Praying for your Dr. H visit!

  3. That’s what we like about the Geylings….every weekend is “Pooperbowl Sunday” !! Stole that from Kaila, it’s my new favorite. Exciting news for Rudy and everyone involved, I’m sure. Gotta celebrate all the victories. Such a happy kid. We’ll all of you really. You guys are good people. Can’t believe we haven’t seen you guys for a couple years. Lots of changes. So proud of how you guys raise these kids and what awesome kids each and everyone of them are. Love you guys! The Frames

    1. Thank you, my friend! Our tandem journeys, although different, have yielded similar fruit and your friendship and special understanding have been a source of great encouragement. Know you are in our prayers always but especially now and know how very much you are loved by the Geylings!! Tell Kaila to keep an eye out for a little package we dropped in the mail ;). LOVE to you and Cinthia!!!!

  4. You made me laugh out loud with the potty portrayal. I bet Rudy felt so…….relieved…..and EXCITED!!! Big Boy..Big Duty…..

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