Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fruit and Tree

Got this great picture at Sea Port Village. Jeanne and her grandson (Wyatt) and her great grandson (Damien). Did you know teenagers could get cigs? REALLY they are the bubble gum ones I didn't even know they sold them still, they blow smoke and everything I remember as a kid. Crazy huh?

Happy day after Christmas

Ezekiel loves his new catnip mouse, he carries it all around the house, even bringing it up onto the chair with him and sleeping with it.
I was able to take the Christmas tree down today, all the Christmas stuff is gone. Ready to bring in a new year.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful, peaceful day! This is another and now favorite had Wyatt got for Christmas, I got 2 new lens for my camera so I cannot wait to try them out. I cooked a 15.5 pound prime rib, Tofurky, mashed potatoes, gravies, carrots& parsnips, green bean casserole, homemade cranberry sauce and a black forest cake for dinner tonight. It was all super yummy and everyone left full and very happy.

Christmas Eve 1 more day

We changed up our tradition. Normally we go to our favorite chinese restaurant every year on Christmas Day well this year we have so many people coming for Christmas we decided to go Christmas Eve. We had a great meal and enjoyed our favorite food.

Wyatt and his Nama

This has the funniest name and is the yummies food

Thursday, December 24, 2009

2 days left until Christmas

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Tonight was our annual neighborhood luminaries and party. I love traditions and the kids love it as well.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

3 More days

Tonight I went on a photographic light tour of Christmas lights. This house had 50,000 lights that were all synced to a local radio station that played Christmas music. And those red things are laser lights, yes they also had laser lights synced as well. We went to a neighborhood that everyone had light everywhere, even on the grass. They had colored lights strung from tree to tree and each tree was wrapped in tin foil then wrapped with a red ribbon and tied with a big bow.

Monday, December 21, 2009

4 days left til Christmas

SHHHHHH don't tell my husband. . . I had to race off the street to catch up with this car. It was totally decked out for Christmas, including the inside. Look he even stopped, rolled his window down so I could get a picture.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

5 more days

Ezekiel loves to play with this ornament and he LOVES to pull all the bows off the gifts and play with them.

6 days left

Yesterday I went to the Nutcracker Ballet that one of my students was performing it, it was very sweet.

Friday, December 18, 2009

7 days until CHRISTmas

Remember the reason for the season!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

8 more days

Last night I made giant sugar cookies for my class as well as homemade butter cream frosting. This morning when I got to school I assembled kits for each child to take home and decorate their own cookies. Each kit contained 2 giant homemade sugar cookies, 2 colors of frosting, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, and colored sugar as well as Popsicle sticks, a candy cane and a unicorn lollipop I bought for them in Disneyland and of course each kit had a stuffed animal in the bag with a silver bell around its neck.
Did I mention that the part theme was Polar Express?
Each kid came to school in their pajama. We ate donuts and drank hot chocolate, then we visited the elf's work shop stations and did a number of crafts, we had a book gift exchange ate a friendship lunch (a lunch that a friend brought to school for another friend) and ate cupcakes. Mr. Paul the director came in and read 3 stories to the kids we had a great day!

9 days until Christmas

Yup I didn't get to blog yesterday because I wasn't able to upload pictures last night.
Wyatt had to make a sugar skull mold for his Spanish class and finished it last night, he was super proud of it, it did the entire project himself, including all the clean up. Pretty cool!

Monday, December 14, 2009

11 Days 'til Christmas

Today I went to Disneyland with a great friend and her 2 daughters, we did the girly thing, Breakfast with Princess, face painting, storytime with Jasmine, all the rides in Fantasyland and ate lots of pink cotton candy. It was really fun! Then at the end of the day there was a holiday parade down Main street.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

12 days left 'til Christmas

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Tonight Deidra and I went to the Bay of Lights Holiday Parade, the theme was animals. It was fun! Look at the giant banana on the boat.

MeRa Koh Photo workshop

This picture is from MeRa's blog
On Tuesday night Gloria and I went to a photography workshop with MeRa Koh at the Sony store in Fashion Valley, I learned so much she is an amazing photographer and loves to share her knowledge with other women, she even has a blog with great hints and tips visit her site .

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Today my dear friend Gloria had to work so I was asked if I could take her daughter Isabella to a cookie decorating party, it was super fun. I think all together she decorated 8 cookies.

These are some reindeer cookies I decorated out of gingerbread men cookies.

This is Teagan the girl who had the party and she had a blast!

Friday, December 11, 2009

14 days until Christmasd

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Santa making an early visit checking to see who's been naughty or nice.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

15 days until Christmas

So My camera battery was dead tonight so I didn't get a picture today but I found this picture of my little sister Jennie and I and Aunt Christine singing Christmas songs. We were such great singers. Well Aunt Christine was a good singer.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

17 days and counting

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18 day 'til Christmas

Ok I missed posting yesterday! This is the Christmas tree at the Hotel Del Coronado. It is a beautiful tree and this yreas theme was snowmen. Visiting the tree is one of my families traditions here in San Diego.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

19 Days 'til Christmas

Took this picture in an ornament. Look carefully you can see me.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

20 more days until Christmas

Wyatt and I went on a photo tour of people prepping for tonight's Encinitas Christmas Parade. Loved the horses getting decorated, especially the heart on the back end of the horse.

21 days until Christmas

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wanna Spare?

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Would anyone like a spare? I found this lovely one on a van and I am pretty sure you can get it at a great price.

23 Days until Christmas

Took this picture tonight at Liberty Station down by Wyatt's school.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

24 days until Christmas

Tonight I went over to Gloria's house because Isabella has been wanting to learn how to make an apple pie. She did a great job peeling, cutting, cooking, crimping the edges and cleaning up our mess. Way to go Isa you made a yummy apple pie!

Monday, November 30, 2009

25 days of Christmas begins

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Tomorrow begings my 25 days of Christmas, I will be posting a photograph of something or someone that touches my heart this holiday season.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Back from my trip to Maine

I got back to San Diego last night ans my flight was 40 minutes early. I was shocked. Today was a beautiful 78 degrees and S U N N Y! I love the sunshine! I did get more sunny days than gray days while I was in Maine.
Now that I am home I can start working on some of my more creative things I have floating around my head.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shimmering, Shinning, Loveliness

Again this morning I woke up to the ground being covered with these tiny frozen droplets of ice covering the ground. I threw on my Uggs, grabbed my camera and went outside to capture some of natures beauty. For those of you that know me know I am a fan of actual people in my pictures so this trip to Maine is forcing me to capture and enjoy Mother Nature's work.
Frost laying on the grass ay 29 degrees.
A dead fall leaf holing onto the little shimmering ice crystals

Sunlight shinning through the trees
A crow sitting in a bare tree
The thermometer outside the kitchen window at noon. The hottest point of the house.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

City Forest

This morning I got up and went to the City Forest, kind of redundant since all of Maine is a forest but I had never seen it. It was beautiful! As I entered through the gates there was a sign that warned of Great Horned Owls nesting and may attack. Of course I went looking for them but the only animal I saw was a 6 point buck on the hood of a pick up truck leaving the area. Crazy I know but I am in the woods of Maine and it is hunting season and . . .
Here is some frost on some sticks at the base of a culvert, I had wished it were snow but no luck.
This is a small pond and that big hill in the back ground is where the kids go sledding in the winter, it really makes me wish there was snow. Really that hill is man made. . . it use to be the Bangor City dump. :)

Her is the beaver damn in the small pond, it was so beautiful the pond with the morning sun shining on it.
This was a frozen bit of water but it looked so great, almost like a shadow of a women looking.
They have these cool rocks on top of rocks here too! Someone went into the woods and built it, I love these they remind me of the beaches at home.