Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Week 3 of I love Faces! This week they had a theme and it was Joy! Now before you start saying "man she sure takes alot of photos of Arden and forgets about the boys" let me do some explaining. Arden loves for mommy to take pictures (of course they is normally a motive involved in the form of a Popsicle) but the boys just groan everytime I point the camera at them or give me a "posey" look like I described here. So that is my reason behind the overload of Arden pictures and well I also happen to think she is the most beautiful little princess around!
Back to the contest! I took this picture in while the boys and Arden were messing around. She just loves "my boys" that is what she calls them and boy do they love her. She has Brought so much JOY to our family I cannot imagine life without her, she is truly a Treasure from God!!! Here is a link to the I love Faces, go and check out what I am up against...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
My nephew Carson...just look at them eyes!
Mae picking berries!
Arden throwing leaves!
Little sweet hands!
Today we were pulling out some stuff to get ready for our Chinese New Year Party and the boys and Arden were having a little fun. Roger had some fun and pulled out his flip video camera and taped some of the action... Enjoy!
Warning: Very Loud and Crazy (just like my house all the time)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Almost Done!!! Doesn't she look so cute??
The best Hair Stylist Around!!
Monday, January 19, 2009
This is week 2 of the i love faces blog picture contest! It is so much fun wheter you win or lose. This is a photo I took of my little princess one night while I was putting her to bed. I would dare say this is one of my favorites!! She just looks so natural and beautiful. Thanks for looking and don't forget to go and check out I love faces here.
Okay so I promised you all a post on its own for the place we found to eat. The first night we checked in to our room it was around 6:30ish and very cold. So we got all of our gear into the room and ooooed and awhhhed over the wonderful view and then headed back to the front desk for suggestion for dinner. Bruce, who was working the desk that night told us of a place that was about 5 minutes that a lot of the locals go to and it is pretty good. He also said not a lot to choose from this time of year, not much open. So we jump in the car and start our journey to find dinner. To make a long story short it was a small bar that served bar food and was okay.
Then Saturday night we had made plans to find a good seafood restaurant to have a nice sit down dinner for our last night. We asked a few of the locals we had seen through the day and no one really had a suggestion. Well before we left a friend of mine said they had recently been to this beach and they ate at a really great tapas restaurant and loved it. (now I had no idea what a tapas restaurant meant so she explained it as "they serve lots of little appetizers") Well Saturday evening finally came and we still had no idea where to eat, so off to the front desk again as our last option. Well it was Bruce again and he suggested a great place that was a Tapas Restaurant right next to an Italian restaurant (that he said wasn't that great). So we were off again in search for good seafood and relaxing dinner. So we pull up and there were many cars in the parking lot and we are thinking this is a good sign. Then the closer we got we could see that everyone was in the Italian place and not the Tapas joint. Humm??? (that should have been our first clue, doncha think) So we cautiously entered this place and well I must explain the setting so you can get the full picture here. It was very dark and had a HUGE bar right in the middle, lots of artsy pictures everywhere and no one was there but US! We then find a seat and start looking at the menu... because it was so very dark it made it very challenging to view the menu. Now we know some pretty impressive lingo in the culinary world (we watch food network you know) and it was a good thing because the menu was full of them. The menu was 6 pages long and only 2 of those pages were food, the rest were drinks, beer and wine. Well I am starting to see a little problem with this because we don't drink so I lean closer to David and say:
"hey do you think maybe we should go somewhere else????"
David say to me "Well, kind of but I would feel a little funny we are the ONLY people here."
Me "But I think this is more of a place that you drink alot and eat alittle"
David "Well lets just give it a try"
So we stayed (against our better judgement) and ordered our food with coffee and tea. We both knew that our meals were going to be small after reading the meaning of tapas on the front of the menu but how small they really were we had no idea until it was placed on our table. I had ordered beef tenderloin with a blue cheese potato cake that was literally 2 bites of meat and potato (even for a small appetite this would have been bad). David ordered scallops wrapped in prosciutto with green collards with a reduction sauce, he got 2 scallops and 10 green beans. Yes, green beans even though he the menu said collards. So after taking about 2 minutes to finish our dishes we ask for our check and shelled out $50 for maybe $15 worth of food that was without any drinks, no wonder this place can stay open even when their business is so little. Yikes.... So we both chucked this dinner down to a big learning experience in
1) Tapas Restaurant: don't go there if you are hungry
2) Tapas Restaurant: another name for Lots of $$$$$ little food
3) We should have gone with our first instinct to leave and go for the Italian joint
Last but not least Don't listen to Bruce again.... Nice guy but not a good food critique
Sorry Connie we will not be placing this on the list of places to go...LOL... but boy it did make for a good memory on our trip..... hee hee
Sunday, January 18, 2009
This was the view out our window!
This stallion was a loner, our guide said he was probably was chased away by another stallion and by the looks of his back I am sure it was true, he had marks all over him...
He was another stallion from a different herd... so pretty
Such beautiful creatures... these wild mustangs have been roaming this beach for over 500 years, said to have been brought over by the Spanish
The Light House we visited. We were unable to climb,
it was closed for the season.
Such a Beautiful Beach... We saw God's Fingerprints all over the place...
Friday, January 16, 2009
Well the picture above is the just a picture of my Roger's hand with his famous "money ring" that I took with my new lens.. Looks pretty good too but that lens is what God used to bring me to my necklace.. God is so Good to us.... Thank you and Holy Kisses!!!! (quote used by my friend at The Shabby Old Potting Shed)
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
I had such a beautiful Princess to work with Huh???
Friday, January 9, 2009
And Oh if you are wondering why the serious pose in the picture most of the time when I point the camera at the boys they give a pose like this. It is an inside joke at our house, when we traveled to China most of the locals (Chinese People) that we saw at some of the tourist places they would take pictures with poses just like this....No Kidding... Come on China Families vouch for me on this one!!! Hee Hee
Here are a few more examples....
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
This is from our Dinner with my Aunt!
Well go over and check out her blog, she has such a wonderful family!
Oh my other sister here locally has blog to, but no need to visit she hasn't posted since the 1st of November.... yeah not a good blogger!!!!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Princess Enjoying the Swing!
Aaron Playing with Arden on the swing!! I just love that face!
Going for a Sweet Little Walk!! to the Potty...
Time to feed the Ducks!!!
Even Ducks with fros!!! The kids loved this one!!
Max didn't want to feed the ducks he was ready to EAT the Ducks!!! Yikes!
Ben Loving on his Little Sister!!!