Saturday, October 21, 2017

Jenny Hosts A Get-Together

My friend Jenny hosted a lovely party the other night. The evening was filled with a festive air of beautiful
"candle frangrances"    Lots of reminiscing about Carver Elementary where our children went to school and where many of us taught and were also active in the P.T.A. 
(Jenny was a past P.T.A. president )       

 Our wonderful hostess Jenny with her two beautiful daughters. 

Super fun night. Thank you Jenny for a lovely get together.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mike Visits The Kids

In September Mike was able to combine a business trip with a brief weekend visit to the kids in their new home in Dallas, Texas. 

 He had a great time with Sofia, Aria and Daniele. 

 They were all able to meet up with my cousin Dennis and his wife Patti at a local horse show.

 A great first introduction to Texas life for our family.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Huntington Beach Blue Angels Air Show

 During the last week end of September we drove to Sunset Beach and parked our car. We then caught the city bus to Huntington Beach for the 2nd annual Blue Angels Air show.  It was a very hot day and thousands came out to see the spectacular air show over the Pacific Ocean.  

We found a comfortable viewing area at the Pacific City outdoor shopping area.

I always seem to bump into my friend and neighbor Gwen.  Here we are again after last bumping into each other  a month ago in Dallas, Texas. 

A fun sunday adventure.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A New Bakery In Town

 There's a nice new Greek bakery, restaurant in Belmont Shore called "Pietris Bakery". Lots of savory and sweet food to choose from.  A beautiful indoor dining area too.  Located at 5000 E. 2nd Street in the heart of Belmont Shore in Long Beach.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A Date With Auntie Marilyn At The China Buffet

Whenever we can, we meet up with my Auntie for a meal.  Her favorite Hawaiian place is located in Torrance. It's Kings Hawaiian Bakery.  She surprised us this past Sunday by asking if we'd like to go to a Chinese Buffet place that she and my late uncle have loved for years.  Of course we said yes.  

 My fortune cookie fortune:

  When I read the above to my husband he protested "that's not a fortune, we already know that!" 

Mike's fortune was the following and yes I also know this is true!

We had a great time catching up with my aunt. She is full of energy and positivity. Always a bundle of laughs. We had a wonderful sunday with Auntie Marilyn.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Bring It On

"Fun is what you bring with you."

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Battle

"It's our constant battle with nature, trying to subdue
chaos outside and inside ourselves." -Joyce Carol Oates

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Who We Are

"We are 
by what we love."- Goethe

Friday, October 13, 2017

Some Good Advice

When we were on Catalina island Mike was approached by a group of young women (part of a bachelorette party). One of them asked Mike to write a sentence of advice for the bride to be on a small piece of paper. He did so and handed it back to her. She read it and laughed, then said, "That's a good one!" I asked him what he wrote and he said, "Let the other one win!" . Good one indeed! PS the water in Catalina was beautiful, clear and pretty shades of blue.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Those Were The Days My Friend

 "You don't need a
reason for doing
everything in your life.
Do it because you
want to, because it's
fun. Because it makes
you happy. "

In the 1950's the Butlin's holiday camps were the go to destination for Brits wanting a vacation and heartwarming fun.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


"We read in bed
because Reading is
Halfway between
Life and Dreaming." -Anna Quindlen

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Baby Shower For Debbie

On Saturday October 7th I attended a baby shower for my friend Marisel's daughter, Debbie.

    It was a very warm day and  Debbie, the mommy to be was showered with lots of sunny love and well wishes from friends and family alike.

The  shower theme was all about the sea. 

 We decorated bibs and onesies.

Lots of wonderful food...

 The taco man


 Look at this beautiful fruit platter!

and these sweet turtle treats...

So many gifts for this sweet little babe.

 All the best Debbie!  The great adventure is about to begin.

 Can't wait to meet this new little baby. 
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