Thursday, April 20, 2017

Saturday on the Mountain

Getting my yearly state park pass hit at about the same time Uncle David gifted Emma his nice camera.  We begged Emma to take one fun elective this year instead of all academic classes.  She took photo, but was not thrilled.  However, she has ended up loving photo!  So when my pass arrived, she asked if we could spend a few hours on the mountain shooting.  You never have to ask me twice to head for the mountain! She doesn't have a site yet for posting her pictures, but here's a few from my perspective.




















We had a great day!  It happened to be a day the mountain was filled with a few hundred trail runners for Brazen Racing's Diablo Trail Challenge, and yet we only stumbled across a handful at the Burma crossing near the aid station. It was fun taking pictures of what looked like empty beautiful hills, but knowing the hills were actually full of runners!

Memorial, 2017

Another year, another wonderful evening!


 I promise they were happy....that is Sophie's happy face.
 Afterwards we met up with Auntie Jill and Uncle David for some treats.






Saturday, April 8, 2017

Quick Update w/Pics!

I can't believe I let almost a month go by without a post. Oops! Things have been busy as usual.  Emma had a great time on her trip and did just fine w/o us. Sniff, sniff.  While she was gone, Sophie, who never asks for anything...asked for a dog. Of her own.  Rarely does she ask for anything, or tell us what would make her happy, so we immediately headed straight to ARF and let her pick out a dog.  We ended up with a clumber/cocker spaniel mixed with something short.  He's a big fluffy doofy boy, about a year they think.  He acts like a total puppy, making a mess and eating shoes. But, Sophie's happy, so it was a parental win...which get harder to come by the older she gets.  Its's been a busy few weeks with lots of special activity going on, but it's happy work.  Spring Break is just about over.  Brian took the week off.  We did a few days in Disneyland, painted a few bedrooms, slept in, ate out, and relaxed!  Here's a few pictures from the past few weeks.

Myles newly painted room.  If you look close you can spot Lumiere and Cogsworth on his shelves.
A little shopping has been done for this Tuesday : )

Emma's room after painting and all her canvas's came.


Last morning in the park, the girls waited 2 hours for Soaring, it was broke down and only one theater was working, so the line moved super slow. 

My boys in Cars Land.

Poutine at Gaston's tavern, the Red Rose.

My pizza.  Disney food has come along way since I was a kid.

The famous "Gray Stuff" that is mentioned in the song "Be Our Guest".  It was filled with raspberries and indeed was "delicious".



We sat for 2 hours to see the Main Street Electrical Light Parade...which has many floats missing, and new ones added in, and lots of big empty gaps....not the same as the olden days.
 




We had one day of beautiful weather like this.

Back home, walking the boys on the trail behind our house.
Walking to pick up Myles from school and the sky was so pretty!


We made folders to help hold our things we use in our volunteer work.

This one is mine, I love the buck tape and the wood paper!

The boys walk really well together.

For some reason, Brian and my bed is the place to be for these two.
Hope you all have been well!