Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Scrappy !!!!!!!!!

I cleaned my scraproom, top to bottom, and then messed it up again...SCRAPPING !!!!!!! I cannot tell you how happy this made me. I have MISSED it so much.

This is the cover of the mini book I made. It was from our Yosemite camping trip this October. The cover is chipboard and the cut up sleeves from a coffee thing, I sewed on. I also stamped the date on it from one of the passport stamps they have available at the museum.
There are 5 pages, front to back in the album.

The back cover is another sleeve.

The finished book put together, with twine and an acorn charm from the stickers I put onto chipboard.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Christmas concert......

Nothing like a Christmas concert to get you in the holiday spirit !!! We went to Trans Siberian Orcherstra last night. It was GREAT !!!! LOVED the music and the lights were incredible !!!!!

FUN time !!!!!

A new baby cousin........

Sweet baby Gillian. She is 2 weeks old here. So FUN to love on and new baby :) This was so cute. Jerry and Rosalyn bought this Santa display for the front yard, but left in inside so Giana (Gillian's big sister) could see it first. She LOVED it. She kept talking to him and waving hello at him. Her and Claire wrote him a letter too and laid it by him.


John and Giana :)

Oh man, let me tell you.........nothing like holding, smelling, cuddling a new baby !!!!

We love you Gillian !!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009


I wonder how many gazillions of times there has been a family shot here at the tunnel view...with the gorgeous half dome in the background..... Our beautiful kids :)
The breathtaking half dome with an alpen glow. This was the view from our tent cabin !!!!

Love this reflection......

We rented bikes and rode all over the valley. Definate highlight of the weekend. It was SO much fun !!!!!

One the of the trails we rode on. I would love to go back in a couple of weeks to see this after the leaves change to gold and red. They were just starting to change.

Our view of the river.

GREAT weekend !!!!! We are so lucky to have this beautiful park in our backyard !!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cotillion Night......

So fun to wear a little make up too....... BFF's........
The girls.......

the 3 amigos :)

The whole crew........

What a fun, first Cotillion.......

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A new cut :)

She cut off a lot of hair...feels so much lighter. Next color touch up I'll go my fall/dark.....but for now no gray, so I am happy !!

Monday, October 5, 2009

A blessing for Cookie.....

Today was the Feast Day of St. Francis......the patron saint of pets. The 4th graders got to take their pets to school to receive a blessing. Cookie really needed this since he escaped and was gone for a day :) Father Blessing doing the blessing. Yes, his name really Father Blessing. He is the sweetest, kindest man !!!!
The 4th graders with the cats, dogs, bunnies, turtles, fish, guinea pigs and lizards :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Fall Ya'll !!!

This is the fall banner we'll putting together next week at Good FUN to play with some paper, flowers and buttons :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

4th and 6th grade......

Here we go again :)
John's teacher is Mrs. Peerson......LOVE her !!!!
Claire's teacher is Mrs. Garrett...great teacher :)

It's going to be a GREAT year !!!!!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My sweet....hearts

Many years ago, in Cambria, my little John found a heart shaped rock for me. It has sat in my kitchen window for years now. He has since found 4 more. I treasure them !!!!!! I needed to display them somehow and Tracy gave me this great idea !!! There is room too, for many more. The picture is from Hawaii, 6 years ago...also one of my favorite treasures :)

***A funny little thing....the white rock on the bottom, Claire found in Avila last weekend. John told me it has to stay far away from the ones he found....haha !!!

King Tut.......

What a GORGEOUS day in SF !!!! 75* and not a cloud in the sky !!!!
The DeYoung Museum. Love this big honkin safety pin :)

Goober :)
We just hung outside for the afternoon. Besides Santa Cruz, is there not a better place to people watch than Golden Gate park in SF !!!!

Aren't these a scream !!!!!!!!!!!

This was really a remarkable thing to see.....such history.

Love the shadow of Claire's eyelashes on her cheek. Soaking up the sun in SF :)

Long day, but so glad we went. Got to get these fun day trips in before school starts.