Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jazz by Robin Mckelle, setting by Filoli. Perfection!

The picture from my seat doesn't really capture it but let me tell you it is heavenly! Under the canopy of oak trees and umbrellas, and with a glass of the delicious (included) wine in my hand, I am really appreciating Mom and Dad's birthday gift to Jeff that we are finally taking advantage of! Filoli does an excellent job with these concerts!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sewing again

I've been crafty these past few days! I think it's because our front room is finally finished and I have space to bring out my sewing machine. Check out the two little projects I've been up to this weekend. Details on my crafty blog.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Jay!

It's GG's birthday today! Hope you have a lovely day!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

My return to rafting

We have been in Tahoe this week. Gorgeous weather. So much fun with our friends the Joneses. They left this morning, but we had plans to stay one more day and aren't we glad we did. We went rafting on the Truckee river! I have many fond memories of this exact same rafting adventure when I was a child. We would come up every summer with my dad's side of the family, hanging out with cousins, aunts and uncles. Every year we would take to the river and epic water battles would ensue.

Decades later, I am pleased to report the experience is just as fun, laid back and unspoiled. We even got attacked by pirates and Julia was kidnapped! After turning on us and soaking us all with her captor's water soaker squirt gun, we managed to steal her back to our side. The wild rapids at the end of the run left us breathless. The root beer floats at the patio grill were the perfect finish.

We had not dared bring a camera, so we paid for the official photo to remind us of the day. Here we are (I took a picture of the picture with my phone.)