Thursday, March 26, 2009

Heading off to Mary Kay Career Conference

Lettuce and carrots

This is the third bowl of lettuce we have picked from the garden. The carrots aren't quite ready yet, but I could not help myself. The tomato plant has at least 8 tomatoes, the green beans are trailing all around and the radishes are almost ready to be picked.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

6 1/2 tons of rock

We have wanted river rock in our front yard for the last 4 years. So, we decided before it turned 110 degrees (maybe next month). We would have the rock delivered and we would shovel it all out. The girls tried to help, if you call it help, rather supervised is what they did best.

Geocaching with little friends

Didn't catch a leprechaun

The girls did not catch a leprechaun. However, the leprechaun left green M&M's, footprints on the mirrors and windows, turned both toilet water and morning milk green. Here are the pictures to prove it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Art of a 4 year old

Arizona Hawaiian Festival

St. Patty Goodie Bags

I volunteered to make 24 goodie bags for Daughter #1 preschool class. She put all the items in each bag and I tie all the bows. She did a great job!!

Each bag has 3 green M&M's, 2 spearmint candy, 1 green cookie and 1 green peeps.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Leprechaun Trap

The magazine Family Fun had a great idea on building a leprechaun trap. Here is our attempt.

Cousins, Cousins, Cousins

My cousin and husband and two children traveled from Seattle to Carmel, CA for her sister's wedding. From Carmel they traveled to Palm Desert, CA, where they own a time share. Being so close to us (4 hours away) I could not help myself and had to visit. Yes, I had just seen them days before at the wedding....but....

Daughter #1 and myself drove out to hang out, spend the night and drive home the next day. We all went the Living Desert Zoo and saw great up close animals and lots of cactus.

Then next day we played by the pool all day. It was a great way to get my base tan!

The funniest thing of all was the average temperature in Palm Desert was 75 and the average temperature in Seattle was 35 and snow. Have fun back in cold Seattle, cousins!!

Heading home to PHX

We spent two nights at the Gosby House. This bed and breakfast inn has a lot of meaning for us, because it is the same bnb we honeymooned in. We were able to get the same room. It brings back so many memories of 7 years ago and what and who we were then and now.

For those of you who know about Buckwheat, he has a new friend Zweene

On the drive home we stopped and spent the night in Paso Robles Inn. We were able to get a room that had a private hot springs mineral spa tub on the balconcy. Nice! During the day we walked around the downtown area and sampled different wines. It was a cute town.

Wedding Day

My cousin and her husband got married on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. It took place at the La Playa Hotel in Carmel, CA. My aunt made the bride's wedding dress, matron of honors dress, flower girl's dress and the ring bearer's vest.

The plan was to have an outdoor ceremony and then move inside for the reception. Mother nature had a different plan. The lovey ceremony took place inside, the same place as the reception. Everyone had an up close view of the nuptials.

Both blue and yellow were the colors of choice. The decorations included handmade glass seashell beads, made by the matron of honor and butterflies. All could be seen throughout the reception hall.

There was a sit down dinner, which included a salad, chicken/tri-tip/vegetarian, and cheesecake for dessert.

The DJ did a great job getting all the guests onto the dance floor. I think the flower girl and the ring bearer (sister and brother) did most of the dancing.

It was a perfect way to watch two people get married!! I reminded her that forever is a long time!

Heading up the Coast

Third stop was to the visitor center at Hearst Castle. Too little time to go through the castle and a bit pricey.

Continuing on up the coast we stopped at the breeding ground for the elephant seals. What an amazing sight.

Wedding rehearsal dinner took place at Bubba Gumps in Monterey.