Thursday, July 31, 2008

Garden Treasures

Our garden has started producing some good treasures. Julia is holding a zucchini and Blake is holding some snap peas. I made these tasty zucchini fritters out of some of our plentiful zucchini.

There is nothing better than homegrown tomatoes and basil from our herb garden topped with some fresh mozarella cheese(which did not come from a cow in our backyard-maybe next year)
I'm especially glad to reap the rewards without any of the labor. Thanks Mike for producing such a lovely and delicious garden.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I haven't posted for a long time. On July 20th, my friend Ginger, wife and mother of 4 small children passed away from unknown causes. She was 30. Her children are 1,3,6 and almost 8. I am terribly saddened by this loss and pray that her family is given the peace and comfort they need.
So today, hug your family a little longer. Love a little more, because we never really know if today will be our last day. I was so touched that the day before she died, she posted a picture on her blog of her daughter hanging from a tree and entitled the post "happiness".

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Sad Truth

Poor Julia, she was cursed with bad breath and stinky feet. Every time I take off her sandals I recoil from the unpleasant odor emanating from those cute little feet. And every morning when she wakes up, I try not to let her breathe on me because I want to faint when I smell her breath. How can someone so adorable be so stinky. The worst part is that she gets both of these problems from me. Sorry kid, and good luck.
Does anyone have any good remedies for the stinky feet problem?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Conquering Mt. Whitney

I am very pleased to report that my very studly husband and his friends conquered Mt. Whitney this weekend. Yes, that would be the highest point in the lower 48 states. Elevetion 14, 491ft. Congrats Mike!!! He has already started talking about doing the climb again in 2010-this time I will hopefully be able to join him. Anyone else in?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Take me out to the ball game

We went to a Dodger's game this week and enjoyed spending $5.75 a pop for Dodger dogs. I have to admit that I really like a good hot dog, and it was definitely a good hot dog, eventhough I about died paying that much. Blake enjoyed the game, especially because one of the players was named Blake. Julia enjoyed scrounging on the ground for food. Don't you love summer!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July and beyond

We had a fun filled 4th of July. It started with an early morning pancake breakfast, swimming and a barbecue with good friends, and then fireworks with Jean and family.

I know this picture isn't very clear, but this is Blake who fell asleep in his chair while eating yogurt around 6pm on the 4th. Apparently all the partying wore him out. We were grateful for the little nap since he was up very late watching the fireworks.

On the 5th my friend Andi got married. Andi and I met at UCLA 8 years ago when we interned at Hooper Ave Elementary school together. Good times:) She looked so beatiful on her special day and it was a really lovely wedding and reception.
This little 2 year old (Riley)was their ring bearer, and he was about the cutest thing I've ever seen.

And this was my hottie date. Isn't he cute!!!!!!