Friday, February 28, 2014

Good times - Cancun

It was a hot and humid afternoon and nothing tastes better than a nice, cold glass of beer!  There was a great shopping area across the street from the resort with many places to choose from to shop, eat and enjoy some happy hour fun!  Mas cervezas por mi amigos por favor!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Our Little Taste of Cuba

This morning, we decided to take a little walk to a liquor store we heard was pretty good.  Once we were there, we discovered that there was a guy selling Cuban coffee and cigars.  We bypassed the cigars and enjoyed some very tasty coffee out on the deck!  These are moments I treasure! Good times with good friends!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My Baby Sister Nancy - Christmas 1965

This is one of the sweetest faces I have ever known!  My baby sister, Nancy!  I love how this photo shows such love and trust for Santa Claus.  I love Nancy so much, so many protective memories came rushing back to me just by looking at her little face.  Nancy, you still have that cute little smile!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2nd page of Melanie's birthdau

Birthday celebrations when you are in pre-school are so much fun!  You get to wear a crown, your mother brings special treats and your very first teacher, Mrs. Galvan leads everyone in singing to you!  What a great day!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Melanie's 5th Birthday

It was Melanie's 5th birthday celebration at pre-school,  She even made the comment today when I was showing her the photos I wanted to use, that this was an long time ago....she is nine years old now lol.  Second page will be created tomorrow!  Time does fly by so quickly.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Summer Outing 2004

Summer, 2004 and we are enjoying a little day trip to Pala Casino.  Brenda and Steve Sharp made the visit with us.  One of our stops was to visit the fruit stand for a little refreshment.  This was another fun filled day in our lives!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Family Zoo Trip

It is December 2013, it is winter break,  a beautiful Southern California day, so why not go to the zoo!  We were missing Heather when this was taken but we will catch up with her later.  It was a great day!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Brenna's Birthday Celebratiom

Just a few more photos from Brenna' s birthday celebration!  We stated at the Flamingo, overlooking the strip!  What a great view!  So glad that Paula was there to celebrate with us.  She was and is us can important part of. Brenna's life!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Brenna's 21st Birthday

Here we are celebrating Brenna's 21st birthday at Buca de Beppo in Las Vegas, 2002!  Helping us with the festivities are our Crockett family, Heather and Rudy.  I love eating at the Pope's table!  
I know Bill was there taking the picture.  This group photo means a lot to us because this was the last time we were with Morgan.  It was a most enjoyable birthday. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Grandmother 1983

I am having a blast going through the photos of my children and running across some real gems. This happens to be one of them.  Here I am with Brenna (two years old) and my grandmother.  To this day, I miss her so much - she taught me so much about loving her grandchildren unconditionally.  She also taught me that it is so much better to go out for dinner instead of cooking.  She knew how to live!    

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Brenna - Brownie Day

It is way back Wednesday!  I am featuring photos from a couple of Brownie Girl Scout activities!  We had a awesome group of girls in our troop.  Looking at the photos, I can still name almost all of the girls.  We had five leaders too!  And the there was the group known as the Mascots!  Just want to share that the grown-up Brenna also gave her daughter, Isabel, the chance to be a scout by being a leader herself!  

Monday, February 17, 2014

Brenna's Disneyland Day with Friends

Brenna's favorite place to be is any of the Disney Parks!  I didn't have the year listed but I am pretty sure this is after boot camp and I bet the girls are celebrating her birthday!  Brenna and Charlene have been friends since elementary school and have often been asked if they are sisters.  I will let her complete the listing of her friends when she is home.  Brenna is my subject for the day since it is her birthday!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Isabel - 2011

I am just enjoying staring at the picture of my granddaughter, Isabel!  The year was 2011, which means she is six years old.  What a wonderful smile and I love the hand on the hip.  She is ready for the red carpet!  

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Vegas Trip - 1998

I ran across these photos of Heather and I from one of our Vegas trips with the girls from Cabrillo!   It was way back in 1998 or 1999  LOL.  As I remember, we did have some good times on those weekend trips......staying up late gambling, enjoying a good meal and hanging out with friends.  How lucky was I that Heather could join us on one of those trips!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Isabel and Rudy - Christmas 2013

I just love this photo of Isabel and Little Rudy!  It's Christmas 2013 and this is the Christmas card Brenna sent to us!  I have to tell you that Brenna made Isabel's dress and Little Rudy's matching tie!  She is awesome!!  I sure do miss them but so excited that they will be moving back to California this coming Spring!  

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Jackpot at Pauma Casino!

Every Mother's Day for the past several years, we have been heading to a local casino to celebrate not only Mother's Day but we extend Heather's birthday celebration also!  Living in Southern California puts us in the vicinity of many local Indian casinos and one of my favorites is Pauma Casino!  This was a very special day because I won a jackpot on a nickel video poker machine!!!  Deuces wild!!!   This was in 2011 and besides myself and Heather, Roy and Regina were there too.  We let Roy come because he drives!!! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Family - A Legacy of Love

Growing up, it seems that we were always getting together with our cousins.  So many wonderful memories were made with my very first friends.  This is titled "Legacy of Love" because I have dedicated  this page to my grandparents.......Amado and Carmen Clavesilla.  Because of them, we are  an awesome bunch of people!  They would be so proud of their children, their grandchildren and their great-granchildren.  I miss them every day!  Ok cousins, it's time to get together again!  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Diane - 1957

It is 1957 and we were living in Venice Beach, California!  Here I am on my little Huffy tricycle.  While I was looking at this picture of me, I realized that I still love to wear little sweaters with my sense of style was set back in the early years.  The only thing I am not to fond of is the sensible shoes I am wearing LOL.  Don't you just love the paper dolls on my page?   Found these and the paper from Vintage Market, love their items.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tea Time at the Mission Inn

To celebrate  Heather 's wedding, the girls in our family enjoyed tea time at the Mission Inn in Riverside.  It was held in the patio and it was truly an enjoyable experience.  I did hear though that some of them continued the party at another restaurant there (I don't think the little sandwiches were enough). I would most certainly go again!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Life is a Journey - Heather and Alex

This is the beginning of the journey for Heather and Alex!  I know it meant a great deal to all of us to be able to share in their special day.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

More Cancun Memories

A few more photos of special moments in Cancun!  We do enjoy the time we spend relaxing and having fun with our friends on vacation.  Life is good and I am thankful for it!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Life is Good

One our favorite wineries is Chamisal in the Edna Valley area, near Arroyo Grande.  It is spring break 2013 and it was time for some more tasty wine!  I just love it when the winery pets are out and about visiting with the guests.  Wait until you see my photos from the Lobsterfest , a little later in this year.  We always enjoy our visits to Chamisal!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

California State Fair 2004~ Brenna

Brenna has always marched to her own drummer.  This is summer of 2004 and she is participating in a skate expo at the California State Fair in Sacramento!  What a great time she and I had that weekend.  We took the Scion on its first road trip and experienced this fair for the first time!  Keep coming back for more!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Way Back Wednesday - Michael 1st Grade

So, I have decided that the perfect way to "catch up" with my scrapbooking is to declare Wednesday as "Way Back Wednesday" and have a "Throwback Thusday" too!  Here the focus is on Michael when he was in first grade at Cabrillo Elementary!  He has quite a few long time friends from these days.  It seems like only yesterday that these pictures were taken

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

More Cancun Fun Moments 2013

Just a few more fun moments spent in Cancun with the Horaceks and Carnines.  We are at the Tequila museum, visiting the ruins, watching Ron and Greg swimming in the cenote and just chilling at the resort. Love the memories the bring back to me.  Using the "picture your life" system of scrapbooking you can complete a page pretty quickly.  

Monday, February 3, 2014

It is better to travel and get lost than never travel at all

This page was created using the new "Picture My Life" line from Close to My Heart!  These are some photos from our Cancun vacation this past July '2013.  Sharing some moments featuring Kathy and I enjoying ourselves.  Spending time with long time friends is one of the best things to do.  I look forward to times like this!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Heather and Alex - special moments

This is the second page that compliments yesterday's posting.  They had a beautiful wedding in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.  The most perfect spot for a couple who enjoys the outdoors. I also added another photo from the reception, a wedding gift from Ron and Sharon Horacek.  

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Wedding Cake - Heather and Alex

It is cake cutting time!  What a fantastic reception we hosted for Heather and Alex, loved the toasts, the laughter and the cake.  There is nothing better than a little cake in the face.