Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 228 of 365... Grandparents, Gabbing, Games, & Gifts

Mom and Dad came a visit! 

So grateful for Loving Parents!
...Our kids are blessed with Wonderful Grandparents!

Day 227 of 365 ...Christmas Together!

Happy Birthday Jesus! - Merry Christmas to ALL!
Very Grateful for Family Time!

Weston - Wonderful Shrimp Display!

Morgan and her Music!

Lindsey's Laughter!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 226 of 365 ... Happy 51st Birthday Cal!

Celebrating Cal's Birthday with "Cake-Batter-Ice Cream-Cake!
Handmade Birthday Cards and All the Kids Here!

Day 225 of 365 ... Joy of Family and Friends!

Celebrating the Season with Friends and Family,
...Love and Joy!

Day 224 of 365...Looks like Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! fun to have everyone home, and the house filled with laughter and excitement!

Day 223 of 365 ...Wes is Home!

He surprised us a day early! 

So good to see his handsome face!

Day 222 of 365... Sweet Times!

Fun times...getting ready for the Christmas gatherings!!

Sisters making Sweet Goodies!

Day 221 of 365 ...Home for the Holidays!

Morgan is Home for Christmas! 
A Whole Week!

I've missed her! good to see her!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 220 of 365...Beautiful Clouds!

Admiring the Beautiful Skies of Southern California!

Day 219 of 365... San Diego Christmas!

SoCal Style Christmas at the Chadwicks Home! 
Celebrating with friends and congratulations to Austin & Erin 
on their upcoming wedding in 2012!

...Oh Christmas Tree!

Day 218 of 365...Cooking Lessons!

Thea is a wonderful cook! 
Turkey Soup was on the menu for their party this weekend, requested special by her son!

What fun to hang out with Thea and Margrit and get to know them better! 
...What Wonderful Ladies! 

Day 217 of 365... Spending Time with Family!

Having fun with Lindsey, getting ready for Christmas! 

...A recent survey I read, 
86% rated spending time with family and friends as the best thing about Christmas 
with only 7% quoting time off work, 3% food and drink and 2% presents!

Day 216 of 365...Mint and Chip!

Lindsey's theme for our tree this year! 
"Mint and Chip!"
...just a little paint and glitter!!!!

So happy to have her ideas and enthusiasm!

Day 215 of 365... Getting Ready!

...Even Carly is getting in the spirit! 
She is keeping an eye out for Santa!

...oh silly Lindsey!

Day 214 of 365 ...Ahhhh Fire!

Cal made the first fire of the winter, without wood!
It is so nice and warm! 

..the logs look so real!

Day 213 of 365 ...Picking the Perfect Tree!

Lindsey leading, Cal's wallet, and Justin's Truck!
We picked the perfect tree to decorate the house!
We decided on a "Silver Tip"...just like the one we had on "Our First Christmas!"

So thankful for Lindsey's heading up the decorating this year!

Day 212 of 365...Cindy is 50!

What a fun party Johnny threw for Cindy! 
Party Bus and Beer Tasting with her girlfriends!

Day 211 of 365 ... Red Toes!

Silver Sandels for the Christmas Party!

Day 210 of 365...Mini Wreaths!

Mini wreaths on all the doors...
Welcome Home for the Holidays!!

Day 209 of 365 ... Grandma's Furniture!

I am excited about having a guest room with Grandma's old furniture!  
Perfectly Imperfect! ...fits right in!

Day 208 of 365... Winter Window Boxes!

The Succulents are Bloomin!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 207 of 365 ... Christmas Flowers!

Euphorbia pulcherrima meaning "very beautiful"
Native to Mexico, the flower is the center and the red petals are really leaves!
There are over 100 varieties available, I prefer RED!

...Love them!

Day 206 of 365 ...Lunch with a view!

Perfect lunch and finish, to a relaxing, fun weekend!

... perfect patio, table with a view of the dolphins, warmth of the sun on our faces
...soaking it all in!!

Day 205 of 365...Girl Friends!

Sea Air at Night is Nice!  
...and cold!

Watching the lighted boats and hanging with some of my favorite girls!

Day 204 of 365...Driving Ms Kim!

Driving and Chatting along the along Hwy101,
..watching the scenery

We were amazed at the color!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 203 of 365... Craft-i-ness!

Feeling Creative... 

Thankful for this time, to try some new things.
"Velvet Pumpkins" looked so pretty, on Pinterest!
Thrift store velour is almost as good! 

Day 202 of 365... The Suns Rays!

A Drop of Golden Sun!

Day 201 of 365... Orange wows me!

 The most flamboyant color on the planet! 
It's the color tied most with fun times, happy & energetic days, warmth & organic products. 

...cheers to more orange and more fun!

Day 200 of 365...Done with the Day!


“Write it on your heart 
that every day is the best day in the year. 
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day 
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. 

Finish every day and be done with it. 
You have done what you could. 
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. 
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; 
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit 
to be cumbered with your old nonsense. 

This new day is too dear, 
with its hopes and invitations, 
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 199 of 365 ...Decorating with Nana!

We brought and bought Christmas decor to make Janice's place festive! 

It looked like A Winter Wonderland! ...the neighbors were all peeking in! 
So happy Cal's Mom has such a nice place to live and such good care! 

Day 198 of 365...Shooting!

Thankful to go out shooting,
...with my camera that is!!! 

I have never shot a gun of any sort! STILL! 
I will stick with my Nikon! Thanks!

Day 197 of 365 ...Warm Blankets!

So thankful for warm blankets on this chilly night! 
Target and Cabella's!  

Got to bed at 7AM! Fun times with Laura and Aaron!

Day 196 of 365 ...Giving Thanks!

In America we set aside a day just for being thankful! 
... A Great Tradition!
Happy we could visit Cal's family in Arizona today! 

A walk around the block before dinner! 

Lots of help in the kitchen! 

Getting ready for midnight outing! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Day 195 of 365 ...Bold Color!

Fire Engine Red!! 
Just laying there in the wet grass! 


Day 194 of 365 ...Beautiful Old Road!

We have beautiful trees with the Fall colors, 
You just gotta look for it! 
This was on my drive home today along the Old Road, Valencia!

Catch it  before they all fall!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 193 of 365... Interesting Fungi!

Front Yard Mushrooms! 

So Interesting to Look at! 
This one is pretty old, when new, they are white!
I wonder what is decaying under the ground?

Day 192 of 365 ... More Rain!

Love this Rainy Fall Sunday! 

I can't recall another Fall like this one.
The leaves seem like they all are falling off the tree very quickly, 
Maybe the breeze and the heaviness of the rain makes them fall off sooner!
Our walkways are covered!

Day 191 of 365 ...Rain!

Grateful for the Rain Today! 

...and no where I need to go! 

Day 190 of 265... Little Rascal!

Grateful for Our 4 Legged Friends! 
Darla keeps us laughing and always so excited to see us when we return
...even if only gone 10 minutes!!! 

See her Smile?

See her Laugh?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 189 of 365 ... Green Dog!

Little Bella is a Green Dog, according to "What Color is Your Dog? by Joel Siverman...
She is very timid and sensitive to noises, a spoon, clinking on the plate, hurts her ears! 
I am so enjoying this book ...and our little Bella! 

So Beautiful!

So Tired!

So Funny, LOL!

...Her personality is "oh-so sweet!"

Day 188 of 365 ...Boots!

My favorite shoes to wear are cowboy boots! 
Perfect to wear when leaves are falling,
and the weather starts cooling off! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 187 of 365... Backyard Learning!

Backyard Entomology - Mantis - there are over 2200 species!
The closest relatives are termites and cockroaches...yuk!
Spotted this one in my backyard!

...this guy was really watching me!