Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Week Passes By

In the kitchen window, nice and warm in our cozy house, sits our last color of fall. Time moves forward - ready or not.
The snow is beautiful tonight.

Last week Camber & Co. whipped up a delicious batch of our
favorite Clam Chowder. The girls are wonderful chefs! Check out the recipe here from Market Street Grill. It's a bit different than our old stand by ~ Bratten' actually bake the roux for thirty minutes but it's delicious!
A nice peppery bite to it.
(Don't forget the good, crusty bread!)

Ashli, Camber & Taylor

Last week the girls had a Personal Progress night in their PJ's.
We thought their Pink treats were Pretty great!

I'm afraid we have been bit by the crochet bug. . .
Wish I had taken a photo of the itty bitty shoes
I made for Lindsey's baby.
I think they will fit her for a total of 5 minutes :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Our Crazy Road Trip

So two weeks ago I got this cRaZy idea in my head to surprise my sister's family who were going to be at Disneyland and join in on the fun! We have been wishing we could be there together for about 8 years now and with Camber's bday that week (free admission on your BDay ! ) So truely, on sunday afternoon we decided to do it! We convinced Lindsey and her cute little tummy to join us for a rockin' good time and the next day we were off bright and early! Sometimes those impromptu, crazy ideas are just the best ideas ever! Twelve hours later we found the hotel where the Jacklin's were staying and lucky for us their door wasn't closed tight so IN we went! We spent two, carefree, wonderful days at Disneyland & California Adventure. We happened to be there on the slowest week of the year, with Camber's BDay on the slowest day of the slowest week. That meant NO LINES FOR US!! It was really a blast and we did a lot of laughing and made some great memories. The drive home was a long one ~ especially with a 90 minute delay on the freeway only hour our into our trip ~ but we made the most of it and did some crocheting and car dancing and lots of good gab time with snacks! We have a plethora of photos, so you can skim through them if you'd like. Disney is great when you choose the right time of year to visit ~ it was magical for us!
*Sorry that all the vertical photos don't show very well*

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

happy 11.11

Not that everyone celebrates eleven-eleven . . . but it is a wonderful day to celebrate . . . especially when it is in remembrance of many happy moments in the past at 11:11pm :] Why was it that morning or night we would always glance at a watch or a clock and that is what the time would read. Must be love. True love. Today we celebrated by lunching together at Elements ~ one of our favorite restaurants in our lovely city. Most often we are far too full for dessert, but let me just say that the dessert chef is spectacular!
Celebrate the little things in life.
Life is going by too quickly not to. Today at lunch, we began dreaming of where we might celebrate this very date two years from now . . . 11.11.11
I say let's dream big!

*Pretty Cool....tonight Mark delivered a baby on 11.11 at 11:11
and she weighed 6.6 *

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Camber !

November 4, 1992 a beautiful dark haired,
blue eyed little girl joined our family
with a twinkle in her eye and spunkiness to match it.
We sure love you, Camber!
Happy 17 xo

Birthday Dinner Menu: Chicken Mushroom Soup with Ravioli (with the good crusty bread!) and Strawberry Salad with Mango Dressing. For dessert ~ Double Lemon Sorbet
. . . all of her favorites.

Browsing thru a *Ski* magazine...dreaming about being in the powder.

* * * *coming soon ~ crazy road trip slide show * * * *

Sunday, November 1, 2009