Friday, September 28, 2012


the girls
San O first day of fall 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Littlest Gymnast...

a little movie I made of our "littlest gymnast"

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spooky Decorations with Class...

Last Saturday hubby and I went up to Newport to have lunch.  
On our way back we stopped at Roger's Gardens. 
We hadn't been there in years.  We were both expecting lots of 
beautiful flowers, so I took my camera. 
 Much to my surprise, the whole place had been transformed
for Fall/Halloween.
They had a whole area that contained the most beautiful (expensive)
Halloween decorations that I've ever seen.

One of the coolest things was a whole display of holograms...
like those that are at Disneyland.  I tried to snap a photo while it was changing.

Roger's Gardens at Halloween, very cool!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

From This 2 This...

Lauren has gone from flipping all over Waikiki,

to building her own balance beam in the house,

to taking real gymnastics classes at a local gym.

She's a natural!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday Funday...

We had the most perfect day at San Onofre.
The weather was perfect, the water was warm and the kids had a blast.

All four of the grands having a blast.

Miss Emme moved all of the big rocks

Dinner on the beach...

hot dogs, poppas favorite!

Nothing better than dinner on the beach!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Space Shuttle Endeavour...

Last night I decided that I really wanted to see the space shuttle Endeavour
fly over So. Cal.  Everything that we looked at showed that Disneyland
was the one place in Orange County it was definitely going to fly over.
I had thought about Huntington Beach, but figured that Disneyland parking 
garage would be high enough.
It didn't take me too long to get up there at about 8:30 am.  I got a great parking spot
and joined about 250 people.  I had taken a chair and had some shade to sit back and
wait.  About an hour before the crowd was probably 1000's.

People were lined up on the roofs of buildings.

Thank goodness there were cell phones, because we were able to track it's flight and
knew when we should start looking north east.  It was't long before...

It was spectacular!  People cheering, screaming and waving.  I was shocked 
how low and slow it was.
I did feel a little choked up, it really was an end of an era.  I'm of that
age that remembers listening to the space launch of Sputnik during classes in high school.
I'm so glad I was here and able to experience this piece of history.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Purple tornados...

It's soccer season again for Greyson.  
We got to go to his game on the second hottest day of the year.
Grey has a great team and great coaches.

There was a lot of water sprayed....

kicks and jumps

and concentration going on.
Go Purple Tornados!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Miss Emerson...

This pretty little lady has turned two!
It's so hard to get a quick picture of her...she's always moving!
I caught her the other day at Grey's soccer game.
She has the most perfect little lips and even with a haircut she still
has curls.
She's sassy and smart and...

can finally get the best of her brother!
Happy Birthday Miss Emme!
We love you

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mr. & Mrs...

One of the reasons that we came to CA when we did was to go to this
cute couples wedding reception.
It was really fun to get to see so many long-time friends
and the perfect chance to get caught up!
It was so hot in San Juan Capistrano, one of the two hottest days in record!
Still a perfect evening .

Congratulations again to the new Mr and Mrs Ginn!

Friday, September 14, 2012