Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Taylor!!

Today is my sweet Taylor's 17th birthday. Can someone please tell me where all the time has gone?!? It feels like yesterday she was taking her first steps and now she starting her senior year of high school next week. It just doesn't seem possible. Since we are away visiting family I am unable to put a great post together with pictures through the years so that will have to wait until next week. I will just include a few that are from our recent travels.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blogger Is Sooooo ANNOYING

Will someone please explain something to me??? Why is it that my blog is so different on Explorer and Firefox. If I get the spacing correct on Explorer it is totally messed up on Firefox. Once I fix it for Firefox, there are a million extra spaces on Explorer. Why can't everything just work the same way!!!

Our Trip To California - Part One

We spent the first half of our California vacation in San Francisco visiting my mother. We started out by hitting the beach....can you say brrrr. It was a tad chillier that day than we expected but lots of fun was had by all.

We spent a day hanging out at the house making totally cute owls! The girls all had a blast picking out different materials and piecing them together. We helped Jaquelyn and Rebecca but Taylor and Teresa did their own sewing!!

Here is adorable Porter posing with all the owls we made.

There is a dog walking area near my mom's house that she takes Porter each day and the girls really enjoyed going up there several times and checking out the sites. You can see for miles (if it's not foggy...this is San Francisco after all). On a clear day you can see both the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, Candlestick(3Com) Park, Oakland and tons of other places that you may or may not have heard of.

We spent a day down at Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39 doing the touristy thing. We saw lots of cool stuff and the kids seemed to enjoy themselves. They especially enjoyed seeing the funny street performers that were all over the place. There was one guy who had a big bush in front of himself and he would pop out at people walking by who weren't paying attention.

We also went to another beach on a day that it was a bit warmer. Everyone had fun and played hard. There must have been something going on because there were tons of kite boarders out in the Bay all in a big group. There are lots of things I would like to try but kite boarding or wind surfing out in the Bay...definitely NOT on my list.

We did lots of other little things while we were there but there is really too much to mention so here are just a few pictures of hanging out and chillin'. We stopped off at a little park and I thought the sign they had up was soooo funny!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Quick Update... With More To Come Soon

Hello, Hello, Hello....
I know it's been ages since I posted last but we have been globe trotting and computer access is few and far between. We had a great time in California and there will be many future posts detailing all of our fun with pictures galore. We had a few days at home when we returned and then hightailed it up to the Boston area to spend some time with hubby's kin. He is the oldest of 7 and most still live near their parents so it's lots of fun with Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Grandparents. Plus we lived up here for a year a few years ago and we all made friends that we try to meet up with when we are here for an extended time.
Anyhoo.....I will try to put some posts together so you can see all the fun things we did while visiting the West Coast. In between all the fun we'll be having on the East Coat that is....

Here is a quick pic of us at Ghiradelli Square doing the whole "tourist" thing.