Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
To make the most of the last weekend with the kids we planned a little trip to San Diego. We all met up in Carlsbad on Friday night excited about the fun time we would have. Saturday morning turned out to be an amazing and beautiful day. No rain....just beautiful blue skies everywhere. After breakfast we drove down into San Diego for the day. Seaport Village was pretty crowded as this was the weekend of the Red Bull Air Race. We walked along the way enjoying all the sights and ended up by the USS Midway. All the kids, especially David, were very excited when we told them we were going on board! It's hard to grasp the enormous magnitude of the ship until you are standing right beside it. Once on board we explored the different decks and learned a little more about the history and impact the Midway had in the war. It was very interesting too see, feel, and smell as you went through it. While we were there the air race started and it was a little surreal to hear small planes buzzing around overhead all around us. We made it up to the flight deck and there had the best view of the whole "race course". We also had a very fun time climbing into and exploring all of the different aircraft there. The weather was perfect and seeing the daredevil pilots racing was quite breathtaking. I've put up some of the pictures and hope to get a few more soon! http://chiarapics.spaces.live.com/
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Friday we planned a family get together and Colombian dinner. Donna, Greg & the kids came from AZ.
The cousins had a great time playing together for the first time. The food was delicious and I enjoyed having a "full house". The kids (especially Margie) enjoyed playing with Adam. I wish we all didn't live so far apart!
Margie and Adam doing the "monster" face!
To see more pics click on "Ruth's pics" link to the right
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
The Kids Are Here!
My brother and his family have arrived from Georgia for a visit here in California. They dropped by my office this afternoon to see Auntie Ruth. We have lots of fun plans for the kids. They will be staying with me this week...fun times! We are hoping to have a family reunion coming up soon (our first in three years). I am so blessed to have these wonderful kids in my life! I'm sure I'll be posting lots of pictures soon.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
This past Saturday I celebrated my being back at my "old" place by having a house warming party. I feel so blessed to be back at such a beautiful location and have space to entertain again! I had about twenty two friends come and enjoy it with me. Preparing all the food for everyone was a lot of fun. I made barbecued pulled pork for the first time. It was really good! Grace and Abby helped me to assemble the veggie kabobs and Jon grilled them. After eating to our hearts content we took a little walk down the road to see the sunset (and the neighbour's llamas!). Every morning when I wake up I thank the Lord for His wonderful provision and love. There are more pics here: