Monday, August 10, 2009

And The Winner Is.....

Melissa from Our Growing Graden!!! I had Lilly pick a number out of a hat! Next time I will get more technical! Thank You ladies for looking at my clips!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

My First Bloghop and First Give-Away

Here it is - Do you want FREE Hair Goodies for your little one??? Leave a comment on my blog telling me which clips/headbands/pony o's are your favorite and a winner will be chosen at random on Monday!

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stinson Beach - June 2009- Part 1

If I had to pick one place on Earth that gave me peace it would be Stinson Beach. Every time I drive over the hill a feeling of calm comes over me. It is My happy place! We started going there the summer I turned 1 and I had my first birthday there. I learned to walk in the sand on the beach at the end of Calle de Resaca. We stayed in the same house for a number of years (I think 8 summers at Linger Longer - the name of the house) and made some amazing friends on that street - they are still a very important part of our lives. Over the years we stayed at other houses and I went back every chance I could. The summer of 2007 we rented a house on Calle de Resaca, but not "the" house - just across the street. We rented the same house in 2008, but this year we got to go home! It took some tracking, but I did it. The owner of Linger Longer rents the home out herself and only to people she has rented to before. After a few phone calls I convinced her to give us 8 days. It was an amazing week. My girls slept in the same beds Sophie and I slept in as little girls and not much has changed. We were next door to Patty and that was such a gift. We are all so sad about Peggy's passing, but it was wonderful to be together. My mom did not make it up this year, but Sophie and John were both there for most of the week, and Kathleen came up to be with the girls and I the first 2 nights. We ate Walt's Specials and ice cream from Parkside and visited with Annie at the book store and we played on the beach a lot. Lots of times every day! The weather was beautiful - just a day and a half of clouds all week and that was just fine. We had wonderful neighbors and all the kids played. It was prefect!
Sophie and Patty

Patty and Lilly baking Yummy Cookies

My girls playing on the beach

Lilly and Mommy go to Disneyland - June 2009

We really do Love Disneyland! I decided that Lilly and I needed to go one last time before our passes were blocked for the summer. We had a great day just the 2 of us!
Mommy and Her Big Girl!

My Princess!

June 2009 - John's Race

Once a year John and Mark do a "Big" race. This year it was a 100 mile race in the Cuyamaca Mountains. It turned into a 50 mile race due to Very Cold weather, but they did great. The girls and I were planning on camping that night, but due to teh cold we headed home early!

Enjoying the camp with Aldo!

Anna keeping warm with Jucle JustinLilly got very tired

Johnny coming out of the woods! The Crew!!!

May 2009

May was a quiet month.

We had lots of fun with our friends and just fooled around!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Flashback to April 2009 - Disneyland

We LOVE Disneyland (just not in the Summer - to many people and to HOT). Are passes are also blocked all summer! John took a day off in the middle of the week and we had FUN!!!

Strawberry Picking with Playgroup

Every April we go Strawberry picking with playgroup. We start the afternoon with a yummy lunch at Ruby's and then head to the fields. This year I left Anna with my mom so that Lilly and I could have some quality time! We had so much fun - it is a wonderful tradition.

Luke (Dukie)

Lilly and Lily

Group Picture

April 09 Continued....

We had a wonderful Mexican dinner with Aunt Lynda...

A few Easter Pictures

April was a wonderful month. My Aunt Lynda and Uncle John visited from Connecticut, we celebrated Easter, and we went to Disneyland!!! Lots of fun! Here come the pictures.......

Lynda and John
Anna hunting for Eggs

I love this picture!

Watching the girls hunt eggs!

My Girls!