Saturday, November 22, 2008

(scaring the birds away) I love walks with my family at the beach and looking at the tide pools. I especially love going to the beach in cooler weather because you basically get the beach to yourself. I just wonder why hardly anyone was there. Are the malls or crowds of people really that appealing?

Here's my mom

I guess I'm fluffing my hair

Ohhh - the little crab is so cute, but mad and blowing bubbles

Poking around at sea anemones

Another crab that John my brother caught

The End

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Moon During the Fires

The moon during the California fires was crazy.
Here is a picture below that shows the color a little better.

Did anyone else get a chance to see it like this?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Goodbye to my Grandpa

Today was my grandpa Hawley's funeral. It is sad to see him go sooner than expected, but I'm glad his suffering is over. Right now I celebrate the fact that he can find peace and be with my Grandma whom he missed.
Here are some pictures in his memory.
Grandpa, Grandma and my dad

My Grandpa holding my dad

The Pets

Here is the fish all better now!
Dang it, I'm determined to keep this carnival fish alive.

now, taking care of Tinkerbell has it's own special requirements
She is a "somniac" (can't stay awake) on top of her other issues

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Here is our new little goldfish. I won it on Halloween Eve at a pumpkin patch playing the goldfish toss. I'm thinking this was not a lucky win as I'm heading to the pet store right now to get medicine as it already has ich ;(

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Last comment on Halloween

The original Mini and Mickey

So, I was thinking while looking at all of the cute costumes on Halloween that my mom was pretty creative and talented when it came to Halloween when I was a kid. All costumes designed (above) or sewn (below) by her loving hands. I only hope someday when I have kids to bring the same love and fun to Halloween that my mom did.

John being bloody(12) , Jackie as Belle (4), Me as a Jester(10)
Our family loves this picture because it was the Halloween before Jackie got sick. Yes, feel free to laugh at me all you want!