Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Hazel didn't care that it is well over 90 degrees and humid today...she just had to wear her new boots! We found them at a flea market...$2!
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Backyard Fun.

Fall is coming! With nice cool evenings, we are having tons of fun playing outside in the early evening. Have a fabulous and blessed weekend!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Joe!

Today is Joe's birthday!  We have a fiesta (enchilada feast) planned for Joe but it will have to wait until his next day off!

Happy Birthday Joe, WE LOVE YOU!  We have been through a lot, and this summer was NO exception but I know that God is our rock, and I am excited about what he is doing in our lives. You are amazing!!! So looking forward to new adventures this coming year!  Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! 


Tuesday, August 24, 2010


We discovered a place called La Michoacana about 40 minutes from our home that sells homemade ice cream of the Mexican variety. We decided on watermelon for Hazel, coconut for Jade, and Tamarindo for Joe. It reminded me of growing up hearing the jingle of the paleta man outside. He was the ice cream man in our neighborhood. My favorite is actually chili cucumber but my stomach could not handle it that day so I shared coconut with Jade. It was a nice little treat that made me feel a little bit at home even if the store called them popsicles, for all the gringos. I chatted with an employee who was from Oxnard, Ca. She even pointed to a truck outside that had a LA Dodgers license plate holder, belonging to her brother. Oh, I missed Cali so much, but the paleta and the friendly conversation helped!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Sunday!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Little Hikers

We are very fortunate that are kids are open to adventures, and usually do not mind long walks through forests, on trails, or what have you. We went on a hike recently and the girls had loads of fun playing in a creek that we just happened upon! Yay for hiking, it is fun and F-R-E-E!

Love & God Bless!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Places, New Adventures.

Some of my favorite photos of Maine.
Mon <3

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Can you please take me to the pool?!?!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


More Photos to come!!!!!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Swiss Pines

There is this garden near our house called Swiss Pines. It is quintessentially Joe and Monica..Japanese style, private, lush, green, hidden... Unfortunately, the garden is only open for like 5 months, a couple days a week, 4 hours a day. It also doesnt allow children. We havent had the opportunity to check it out. The other day, on my way home from work, I finally had like a hour to check it out... Enjoy the mystical world that is Swiss Pines....