Sunday, August 18, 2013


Last tues kerry, austin, cedar and I went shopping. Then drove through topanga canyon.  It was beautiful.  As we were driving home just past Malibu pier, it happened! A few cars in front if me, a couple jaywalked arcross the street. That car stopped, the next, the next, I stopped, but the one behind me didn't stop! Crash! He hit me. Then, I hit the next car. The others were ok.  It was so scary.  Kerry started screaming "cedar!" That scared me badly that he was hurt. Luckily we were ok. The other cars weren't so lucky.  My car got smashed a bit.  Not too bad. But it needs work. The others were really smashed. The one behind me had its radiator, engine and windshield smashed in. The car in front had its trunk smashed in.  We were so blessed that we were ok. It's such a scary thing and happens so fast.  My next thought was "everyone needs a really big strong car". So be careful out there!

Whit, Jas and Wren

On Thursday Whitney, Jason and little Wren arrived for a weekend visit. It was so much fun to have them come. We went to the beach where Jason surfed for the first time. We swam, we went to Santa Barbara for the day.  We played games at night just had a fantastic time!!

Kerry's birthday

We got home from Chicago and that Monday was Kerry's big birthday! We celebrated by having massages. Lunch, and then a fun barbecue.  Kerry turned 24! Unbelievable that my baby is 24!!! And a wonderful mom.  It's been fun having her home this last few weeks.  I will miss them all when they leave.  


I realized that I never finished up our trip! It's been so busy around here this summer, non stop fun!!
So, after Mt Rushmore we hopped on the plane and flew to Chicago.  What a fantastic city!  It's beautiful architechture, wonderful museums and parks. It was overcast and cooler weather which was nice. We saw the science and industry museum which is amazing, a tour on the red bus of the city, the navy pier which is like an amusement park. We went to millenium park which is gorgeous, saw the huge bean in the park.  We went up the sears tower and saw the city scape. Its just amazing!! We went on the architectural boat tour, went to a cubs game at wriggles field. We shopped and shopped. Kerry and austin went to lollapolooza. And we ate and ate and ate. It was a lot of fun.  A city to definitely go back to.