Monday, June 30, 2008

Swimming Lessons

Today was Blake's first day of swimming lessons. And yes, my child was the one who cried during the ENTIRE 30 minute lesson. Should be a fun 2 weeks!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Agree or Disagree????????

What do you think about today's Supreme Court ruling striking down the death penalty for child rapists?
Here's what the presidential candidates had to say:
Obama: "I have said repeatedly that I think that the death penalty should be applied in very narrow circumstances for the most egregious of crimes. I think that the rape of a small child, 6 or 8 years old, is a heinous crime and if a state makes a decision that under narrow, limited, well-defined circumstances the death penalty is at least potentially applicable, that that does not violate our Constitution."

McCain: "That there is a judge anywhere in America who does not believe that the rape of a child represents the most heinous of crimes, which is deserving of the most serious of punishments, is profoundly disturbing."

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Spain was simply amazing!!! I've been dragging my feet on posting about our trip because I just don't even know where to begin. We had a great time and there was so much to see. Here are some of the highlights. La Boqueria- One can find ANYTHING in the world at this fascinating semi-enclosed food market in Barcelona.

Parc Guell- Barcelona- I think this was my absolute most favorite thing in Spain. A gigantic park designed by master architect Gaudi. Mosaics galore.

Churros con chocolate with Andy and Amy.

Roman Aqueducts- Segovia Can you believe that this was made about 1800 years ago?
Paella- sooooo good!!!

Another beautiful residence- Segovia- Everyone puts flowers on their balconies. entry ways, etc etc.

Alcazar- Segovia This was an awesome castle.

John Edwards -Madrid - We were walking down the street when Mike noticed none but the famous and failed presidential candidate John Edwards. I was so excited to get a picture with him. (but why did I have to be wearing that travel shirt borrowed from Jean on that day?)

Old man-Toledo - Old men and women get all dressed up in Spain and they are so cute.

Bull Fight-Madrid- Sorry PETA people but we did go to a bullfight which was fascinating and horrifying all at the same time.

Apartment-Seville- We scored big with this apt. rental for 2 nights. We had an awesome apt. to ourselves complete with washer and dryer for the same price as a dumpy hotel.

Plaza Espanol-Seville- I loved the tiled bridge

Brightly colored building-Seville Isn't that beautiful?

Man in Pink- Seville- I have never seen so many men in pink. The men in Spain love to wear pink. MIke still refuses to wear it.

Seville-Yummy dinner of fried fish and gazpacho soup right on the river.

Another tiled entryway-Seville- not a flattering picture of me but check out that awesome tile job. I'm cookcoo over tile.
Narrow alley-Seville- Watch out for cars-no joke!!!!

Well that's it folks. I have about a million pictures but I didn't want to bore you all.

I highly recommend a trip to Spain.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lauren's Wedding !!!

I just had to post all these pictures of my beautiful little Lauren on her beautiful wedding day on May 31st. They got married in the San Diego Temple and then had their reception at a hotel nearby. Seriously it was the most beautifully decorated reception I have EVER been to. I felt like I was inside a Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. Lauren looked stunning in her wedding dress and the two of them make such a cute couple.
And the flower girls looked really pretty if I do say so myself. I'm so pleased with the way the dresses turned out.
Stay tuned for Spain pictures next.