Sunday, May 12, 2013


When your day looks like this:
Read these quotes....and maybe....

Your day will turn out like this!  At least in your dreams!
Happy Mother's Day!

lessons from kathryn hepburn

these are so cute...always loved kathryn hepburn.......
Lesson #1: Always be honest about one's feelings, even if you're facing someone as handsome as Cary Grant. (Also: Add a statement collar for extra flair.)
Lesson #2: Revenge can be the small, subtle gesture delivered with a smile.
Lesson #3: Take advantage of every opportunity.
Lesson #4: Fit in exercise when you can.
Lesson #5: Dance like no one's watching, and knock over couches like no one cares.

Monday, May 6, 2013

showers and more showers!

last weekend i flew up to slc to have a couple of fun celebrations!  we had 2 baby showers for kerry on is that managed?  we had a family shower at polly's house at 12....then, a friend shower at my house at was pretty busy, but a really fun often do you get together with family and friends all on the same day...the family shower was really cute and had delicious food...kerry got so many cute items for her sweet baby....the shower had a 'travel' theme because we want to take that cute baby the afternoon, the friends shower had a 'wild things' theme which was darling...he will be a wild thing...for sure...once again, kerry got so many cute things...i think she's set! it was a fun weekend...russ and kristen came up, kelly and her was a great time...and it's always so much fun to see everyone...alot of most of all...eating...what a grew time....i need more just like it....
                                                     kelly and sarah
                                       taryn, kathy, charlie, kerry and kristen
                                     rachel (had her baby this week), kristen and kerry...the pregos!
                                                    marty, katie, sarah, julie, eliza, tommy and marta with seth
                                                          dillon and tyler
                                                      beautiful table
                                                ashley, larene, danece and kelly
                                                          jan and kristen
                                                     silly girls! charlie and elle
                                                              pretty curls
the dodo....trying all the pie!


last week we had a little excitement in newbury park....the weather had been in the 70's...then, on thursday it got really dry...really windy and really hot.....and that always brings a really big fire! although, fire season usually happens in the fall, so it was a bit off kilter to have a fire in the spring....when i woke up on thursday i could hear the wind..i have plates on the wall outside my house and i could hear them clanking against the wall....and then i heard the news...a small fire in camarillo had traveled up the mountain and was on top of it...heading into dos vientos....this part of newbury park is opposite me...i'm at one end of n.p and they are the other...the cloud of smoke was unbelievable...the sky was so blue and the cloud was so black....all of dos vientos was evacuated throughout the was pretty scary to hear and watch...the firefighters were great...they took so much care in trying to control the fire...during the evening, the wind shifted and the fire was pushed down sycamore canyon towards the beach...burning alot of beautiful country as it went...friday morning the wind shifted again...this time it shifted to the south..the fire headed up the canyon again and newbury park was once again in peril...although this time it was closer to my was heading towards the southern part of n.p and towards hidden valley...this made me more nervous because i'm on the other side of hidden valley...we share a mountain...lucky for all of us, they contained the fire to just the end of hidden valley...whew!  and a blessing to everyone was that on saturday the weather turned a bit cooler, the winds died down...sunday was even cooler and today it's been raining...weird weather...but, we'll take it...anytime after a fire like that...thanks to all the great fire fighters that worked so hard to save our homes...

           smoky, ashy sky