Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chris Comes Back for a Visit

Chris was an exchange student that lived with us two years ago. She is much more than just a student. She was a daughter and a sister in our family. After living with us for a year, she went off to college at the University of Washington, where she is excelling and doing well.

She came down to visit us and some old friends for the weekend. We took her to Pismo Beach for some fun and to San Simeon to view the elephant seals. It was a very nice day and a great way to escape our Central Valley heat.

Chloe rolls in the sand to keep warm.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sorry About My Mess

My blog background template isn't available anymore and whilst I was trying to come up with something new, I got lost in html world. I haven't figured out how to change the widths of my columns yet, so please bear with me for awhile until I figure this out.

I have more pictures from last weekend at Monterey. Hang in there. We'll be back soon.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Leaving the Hot Weather Behind

It only takes a few hours to get us from unbearable heat to cool fog. We decided at the last moment to ditch the Central Valley and head for cooler places. The girls just love playing on the beach. These photos were taken at two different beaches. The rocky beach is in Pacific Grove and the smooth beach is in Carmel.

A bride and groom came out to the beach with two photographers to capture the moment. There was also a seal lounging on the beach. Signs were posted to keep people a safe distance back. The girls collected twigs and feathers to create their own structures.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Third of July

In our small town, we celebrate our country's birth on the 3rd of July. That's because the fireworks technicians are booked at larger venues on the fourth. By celebrating on the third, we can schedule a top-notch show that might only be seen in a larger city. The other added benefit of celebrating on the third, is that we have an extra day to fully enjoy the festivities. It's like the whole weekend is the 4th of July.

Here are some scenes from last night. I will be sure to include some pictures of the girls in the next post.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that I didn't have to haul any camera equipment around. I took these pictures standing in my back yard.