Sunday, March 30, 2008


We had ourselves the first beach day of the season! It was so nice to lay on the sand and snack from our picknet basket of goodness. The water to was to cold for me, but the girls jumped in for a bit. Cameron made himself a new sand Pokemon with tentacles. Then we strolled along the beach and down Main St. On Main St. a man was handing out "free" flattened pennies with the ten commandments pressed into it. The kids later threw them into the fountain.

We were very hungry by then and asked the police officers which restaurant was a good deal with good food. They gave us a couple of suggestions and we wound up at Fred's Mexican Bar & Grill. The food was good and they had a party atmosphere that we would have enjoyed, if we hadn't been so tired. The price wasn't to bad, especially since we shared plates.

It was a fun exhausting day.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring has Sprung!

Well it seems par for the course in my life that when spring comes around my life gets busier! I don't know if the nice weather spurs my spirit into action, or if there really is just more to do? Either way, I love spring! I just have to make sure to control myself and make time to smell the wonderful aroma of all the newly blooming flowers. Soak in the scenery and relax.

I have been planning the small renovations we are doing to our house and planning field trips. Not to mention a fast approaching vacation. Oh, we actually get to GO have a vacation this year. The field trip ideas I got from a friend of mine. She had some great ideas of places to go. So, I am planning field trips again. I haven't done that for at least a year and a half. So, the first official one is to Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. My family and I have been there many times but have never had a guided tour. It is beautiful and I am sure to learn many knew things about it.

The house is coming along nicely. The one exception is the flooring. I don't know what it is. We can't seem to get anyone to come through with an estimate. The first guy, came took measurements and we never heard from him again. Now we are waiting on Lowe's, it has been two weeks and we still don't have the estimate. So...on the good side, we replaced our stove and got a great deal thanks to a friend of ours. He sent us to a great shop called CTS Appliance, family owned and operated. We also replaced our toilets and the downstairs sink. What a hastle, but it looks much better now. The only problem is the toilets sound like they might suck you right down! They are the new efficient HT type, no more flap to be replaced!

As for our vacation, we are planning on going to Tombstone, AZ and then up to Sedona, AZ and back through Jerome, AZ. Lots of exploring and hopefully some rock hounding.

Well, we are off to the beach today! So, I need to go pack up the car. Hope everyone enjoys their day!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

House of Cards

Our son made this terrific house of cards. He actually thought out and planned the architecture! It has several rooms and a garage. lol

New Changes

Our family has high cholesterol, well all but one (ds) of us. While we have always been fairly healthy eaters, we are trying to improve on it as well as buy as much locally as possible. We found that our local 99 Ranch Market buys from local farms and has good prices. So we are trying to take advantage of that as well as looking into another store, Fresh & Easy. Our tendency leans toward Asian type recipes and our dd is really getting into preparing bento's. Here is a picture of one of the bento's she made for her father to take to work. We hope you enjoy your day and stay healthy!