Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lily Bug

Lily came out to one of Richard's tennis tournaments a couple of weeks ago. She was most interested in the snacks. I don't remember what this face was about - but I guess she isn't quite sure about whatever it is. She is so much fun!

While we try to teach our children all about life,Our children teach us what life is all about.~Angela Schwindt

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Washington DC - flashback

I wasn't keeping my blog up during the time I went to Washington DC. I was just looking through my pictures remembering what a great time I had. This picture was taken at the WWII Memorial. Once I notice that California and Iowa were next to each other - I had to have my picture taken between them. We are at the bottom of the Washington Monument in this one. What a great bunch of ladies to travel with.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

I am not a good enough photographer to do this rainbow justice - especially when I am taking a picture through the front windshield of a moving truck with my phone. But it was beautiful - there were actually two of them. There is something about a rainbow - that tells us that our world is an amazing place.

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in some one's cloud."

~ Maya Angelou

Friday, April 8, 2011

Flat Fernanda

In the past I have received "Flat" kids from my cousin's kids, One or our teachers at school reads "Flat Stanley" to her class - then they make flat versions of themselves and send them off to relatives and friends for a visit. The last couple of years there has been a student that doesn't have a person to send there flat self to - so that is when they come visit me. This year - I have Flat Fernanda. I will have her through Spring Break . . . so she will get to fly to Iowa with me. I really need to make a Flat Clare Helen and send her off for a visit somewhere.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

visited 34 states (68%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

16 to go!

Hello San Francisco

We spent Saturday in San Francisco - on our way home from Novato. I love going there . . . We stopped and walked around by the Golden Gate Bridge, drove around the city, and ate lunch over looking the bay before heading home. We need to go back and stay awhile longer.

"No city invites the heart to come to life as San Francisco does. Arrival in San Francisco is an experience in living" ~ William Sarayon

Monday, April 4, 2011

Five Little Monkeys

I do not know how I could have gone all these years and not seen this before. This was served to Richard for breakfast when we were in Novato this past weekend. From now on my toast will be shaped in a heart. : )

We had to go into this toy store just because of the name and Lily loves the Five Little Monkey's poem. We found a Five Little Monkeys t-shirt for her - picture to come hopefully.
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.

One fell off and broke his head.

Mama called the doctor

and the doctor said . . .