Old - The 2014 collection of Bressler Kids photos (being only a year behind is actually an improvement for me since Fianna was born). I think all our family travel was in state, as we spent most of Julia's first year close to home base. We made the Annual Easter trip to Yosemite, spent some time in Monterey, and made the usual SoCal trip for Christmas. Fianna and I also went to Camp Sacramento, where we met our good friends the Wilsons.

For Easter Break 2014, the family went on a short trip to Monterey, Jamestown and Yosemite. It was Julia's first trip away from home and we purposely tried to keep the drive time down to 3 hours or less in one shot.

In Late September 2013, Jennifer, Fianna and I made a trip to Southern California to visit Disneyland, SeaWorld, the Grandparents, and others. With Julia officially due on December 25th, we would obviously not be making the annual holiday trip or the annual (sort of) international trip, but wanted to do something before being tied down to Fair Oaks for most of the next six months.

The 2013 collection of Bressler kids photos. No longer strictly a Fianna affair, but mostly. Julia was born on December 15, just in time for some Christmas photos. Other than that, Fianna had her fourth birthday, hung out with the Wilsons at the annual Highland Games (she's never missed one), made two trips to Southern California (one to see the Baers and one to see Disneyland/SeaWorld). She was Snow White for Halloween, and we spent our first Christmas as a family in Fair Oaks (because of Julia's birth we did not make the usual trip to Southern California for the Holidays.)

I'm writing this almost a year later, but my second daughter was born on December 15, 2013. It was an eventful birth. At two points, her heart stopped beating. The first time they rushed Jennifer into the operating room for a possible emergency c-section. By the time she made it in there, everything seemed to be OK. The surgery was called off, but as they were getting ready to move Jennifer back to her room, her heart stopped again. They decided not to take any chances and conducted the emergency surgery. She spent a day or so in the ICU after that, but all was well and we soon got everyone home.