Monday, November 30, 2009

Motivation Monday - Laziness

Days of December



Day Without Art Day


Special Kids Day


Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day

National Dice Day


Bathtub Party Day


Miner's Day

National Pawnbrokers Day


National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Cotton Candy Day


Weary Willie Day


Human Rights Day


International Mountain Day


Poinsettia Day


International Shareware Day

Day of the Horse


National Children's Memorial Day


Bill of Rights Day

Cat Herders Day


National Chocolate-covered Anything Day


Clean Air Day


International Migrants Day


Underdog Day


Mudd Day


Winter Solstice


National Candy Cane Day

National Whiner's Day


National Chocolate Day


Tick Tock Day


Falling Needles Family Fest Day


Make Up Your Mind Day

No Interruptions Day

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November 30th:  Galatians 4:21-31; Lamentations 3-4; Psalm 146

"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, November 29, 2009

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November 29th:  Galatians 3:19-4:20; Lamentations 1-2; Psalm 145

"A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together.  It is when the imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences."
-Dave Meurer

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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November 28th:  Galatians 3:1-18; Jeremiah 51-52; Psalm 144

"Buying something on sale is a very special feeling.  In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me."

-Rita Rudner

Friday, November 27, 2009

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November 27th:  Galatians 2; Jeremiah 49-50; Psalm 143

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

-Galatians 2:20

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show m the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.

-Psalm 143:8

Thursday, November 26, 2009

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November 26th:  Galatians 1; Jeremiah 47-48; Psalm 142

"Thanksgiving is America's national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty."
-Michael Dresser

This Ain't My First Rodeo

I'm determined to make it through this holiday season with little to no weight gain. So I'm going into it with a plan. Starting today, the kick off to the glutton fest. I'm writing it down to be held accountable, therefore, you get to know what it is.

Don't you feel privy and special?

1. Drink LOTS of water. And I mean lots! (in between the glasses of red wine...)
2. Wear tight pants. That's right, no elastic, no expanding, no sweatpants. I'll know when I'm done when my waistband cuts off circulation to my lower half.
3. Fill half my plate with veggies. So what if my sweet potatoes and green beans are swimming in butter.
4. Go on a walk pre and post meal. Ok, fine, so the post meal walk is really to make room for dessert.
5. Dessert. Oh dear. Stick to desserts that contain fruit. Pumpkin pie, berry pie, apple pie. Pecans are a protein nut, so I'll allow pecan pie too. Oh, and 1/2 fat, slow churned ice creams are clear too.

- Posted from my iPhone

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Everyday we have much to be thankful for, but do you give thanks everyday?   In the craziness of the holiday season, and the slowness of the rest of the year, don't forget to turn to the one who gives you such things to be thankful for.

We thank you for all the abundant blessings and gifts You have given us.  Please let the Light of Your love continue to burn bright in us today, as we thank You and celebrate You.  Keep showing us Your will and giving us the resources and strength to do what You want us to do.

Let us find the way to love one another by seeing You, God, in our family and neighbors.  As we go forward again this day, in this life, let us always remember You and Love You.

I would so love to hear what your prayer, blessings, or grace is at your Thanksgiving table.  Feel free to comment below.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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November 25th:  2 Peter 3; Jeremiah 45-46; Psalm 141

"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes."

-Frank Lloyd Wright

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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November 24th:  2 Peter 2; Jeremiah 43-44; Psalm 140

"I really don't think I need buns of steel.  I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon."
-Ellen DeGeneres 

Monday, November 23, 2009

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November 23rd:  2 Peter 1; Jeremiah 41-42; Psalm 139

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.
-Psalm 139:17-18

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
-Psalm 139:23

5 Ways Women Sabotage Their Relationships

Am I a saboteur?   I know I'm constantly trying not to sabotage my weight loss journey.  And sometimes I feel like I sabotage friendships.  Or maybe I manipulate...?  Either way, not good.  So, do I sabotage relationships too?  Well, let's see what eharmony has to say about how women sabotage their relationships...
  1. You’ve refused to go out with a guy because he didn’t fit your perfect picture of Mr. Right.
    Is the guy you’re hoping to meet more myth than actual flesh and blood? If he is, then it’s time to think about the real guys you meet and how they might make you happy ever after without the fairy tale ending.  Ok, I'd like the opportunity to refuse to go out with a guy.  Seriously!  Sure, I know what I want in a guy, but in order to know if someone does or doesn't fit into what I'm looking for I first need to find someone to go on a date with and get to know.
  2. You’ve judged a guy based solely on looks, and ignored the fact that he had a great personality.
    Great looks don’t last, but a caring man, who puts you first, might truly go the distance. A kind man who will be a faithful partner is the kind of happiness you can take to the bank. I'm not that shallow, but there needs to be some sort of instant attraction.  Right?
  3. You have a pattern of getting into arguments with your significant other -- for no real reason.
    More often than not, the woman doing this habitually is experiencing a form of transference, in which you relive the wounds of past relationships. Remember this one simple rule, good endings help create good beginnings. If you take the time to heal those past relationship disappointments, there’s a good chance you’ll leave a lot of those needless arguments behind you. Um, guilty.  Doh!  How do I fix it and make it better?

 There you have it, 5 ways women sabotage their relationships.  Sometimes it's good to hear the stuff that we don't want to hear.  Sometimes we do things without realizing, or we do realize but don't the the reasoning.  Reflect back on past relationship and try to figure out what happened, what went wrong, who was wrong.  (Ok, don't reflect back on that one, 'cause the other person is 99.9% of the time the wrong one, right?)

If you're wondering why I keep posting all these eharmony articles, it's because for that fraction of a second that I had a paid membership I got put on their email list.  And apparently they still know that 1) I haven't found my soul mate, and 2) I need help!

Motivation Monday - Insanity

Sunday, November 22, 2009

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November 22nd: 1 Peter 5; Jeremiah 39-40; Psalm 138

"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can:  all of them make me laugh."
-W.H. Auden

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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November 21st:  1 Peter 4; Jeremiah 37-38; Psalm 137

"Children laugh an average of three hundred or more times a day; adults laugh an average of 5 times a day.  We have a lot of catching up to do."
-Heather King

Friday, November 20, 2009

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November 20th:  1 Peter 3; Jeremiah 35-36; Psalm 136

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
-1 Peter 3:3-4

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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November 19th:  1 Peter 2; Jeremiah 33-34; Psalm 135

"What I expect from my male friends is that they are polite and clean.  What I expect from my female friends is unconditional love, the ability to finish my sentences for me when I am sobbing, a complete and total willingness to pour their hearts out to me, and the ability to tell me why the meat thermometer isn't supposed to touch the bone."
-Anna Quindlen

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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November 18th:  1 Peter 1; Jeremiah 31-32; Psalm 134

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
-1 Peter 1:13

Forgive me for a minute...

I wanna win something! And in order for me to get an extra entry in the drawing I need to post with a link.

So you see,

(Have you noticed I start sentences with 'so' a lot? Yea, I noticed.)

So, you see, I'm a big fan of a Texas photographer. I came across her some time ago and was in awe. Awe inspired, I wanna be as talented as she is, oh! and look she loves Jesus too!

You see, Kayla Barker of Spink Studio is doing a giveaway.  And I thoroughly enjoy entering giveaways, even though I normally have a snow's chance in hell of actually winning.  And to date, I haven't won anything from anywhere.  But still, I try.  So I'm trying again.

Kayla Barker is giving away her time and talents by giving away 50 FREE custom designed Christmas cards. 

We already discussed my affection of receiving Christmas cards, but did I tell you I love sending them too?  Well, I do.  And I really like having a unique card.  A one of a kind.  Something that had effort and thought and creativity put into it. 

(Although, that was not the case last year for me.)

So here I am.  Try to win 50 custom designed Christmas cards.

Did I mention how talented Kayla is?  I dare you to go to her site and check out her ability; not only with photography, but also with photoshop.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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November 17th: James 5; Jeremiah 29-30; Psalm 133

"...For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart..."
-Jeremiah 29:11-13

Let's Play a Game!

It's getting to be about that time of the year.  You know, the time of the year when your mailbox starts to overflow with holiday cards and well-wishes.  Honestly, getting Christmas cards is maybe one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.  Getting to see those that I'm not in frequent contact with and how much everyone has grown (or in my case gotten older). 

So here's a fun little game that I found in the December 2008 edition of Real Simple.  Play along with me.  Then at the end of the card receiving season we'll compare scores.  Come on!  It'll be fun!

Holiday-Card Score Sheet
When the season's greetings start rolling in, tally up the points for each card you receive and check your holiday luck.

Gain points when you receive cards from:
  • Dentist, insurance agent, hairdresser, dry cleaner, mailman +0.5 each
  • Your own mother +0.5
  • Another relative +1
  • Friend via e-mail +0.5
  • Your boss +1
  • Friend you see at least once a week +1
  • Above, with reference to an inside joke +3
  • Long-distance friend, devoid of any personal message +2
  • Above, with personal message of at least three lines +5
  • Anyone who includes a handwritten personal note of more than five sentences +5
  • Long-lost friend who hasn't been heard from in 20 years +10
Lose points when:
  • Card and envelope are same piece of paper -1
  • Signature is imprinted rather than handwritten inside card -2
  • Photo is of a helpless pet in a holiday costume -3
  • Your name is spelled incorrectly -4
  • Highly religious card celebrates faith other than your own -5
  • Card is the same one you received last year -6
  • Return-address label was provided by charity to which sender may not have actually contributed -7
  • Family newsletter contains words such as gallbladder, spleen, and gout -8
  • Family newsletter is from ex who is (not so) subtly gloading over his/her recent wedding and cushy new job -10
  • Long-lost friend who hasn't been heard from in 20 years asks for money of a place to live -20
Bonus points:
  • Gilded envelope +0.5
  • Handwritten return address +1
  • Card in which all family members appear to have signed their own names +2
  • Newsletter or family photo in card +2
  • Card with moving parts +3
  • Extremely clever handmade card +4
  • Oversized card requiring extra postage +5
  • Card sent from foreign country +6
  • Newsletter with humor at progeny's expense +8
  • Card with check, cash, or gift certificate +20

I'll check in every now and then with my to date results.  This could be fun!  Join me!

Monday, November 16, 2009

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November 16th: James 4; Jeremiah 27-28; Psalm 132

"God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble."
-James 4:6

Motivation Monday - Government

Hair Help!

I have a major problem right now.  Involving my hair.  Short of rubbing a dryer sheet all over it I don't know what to do. 

I have static cling hair!  Help!  What will fix it?

I brush my hair, and it looks like I rubbed a balloon all over it.  I "smooth" it down with my hands, and it looks like I rubbed a balloon all over it.  I pull on a shirt or sweater, and it looks like I rubbed a balloon all over it.

What do I do to not look like a science experiment???

Ideas.  Tips.  Suggestions.  Products that work. 

All are welcome!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Inside the Mind of the Single Guy

For all you single ladies, have you ever walked into a room full of (or with at least one) single guys and wondered "what's he thinking?"?  Well I have.  Many times I have.

So let's see what the pros say is "inside the mind of the single guy"...
  • Real guys like real girls
    Just be yourself! 
    The first thing you need to know is that real guys like real girls. You shouldn’t pretend to be someone you’re not. Guys consider phoniness a huge turnoff.
  • Independent women rule
    For the single guy, the great thing about being single is his ability to have a full and rewarding life independent of a relationship; so it’s important for you to have the same. Be strong, independent, and fully in love with your own fabulous single life.
  • It's okay for you to make the first move
    There are single guys out there who might prefer that you make the first move. In fact, apparently a lot of guys report that they like it when a girl makes the first move. It lets them know she’s interested (and it’s a real confidence boost!). Just remember though, after you make the first move, leave the rest up to him. Guys want and need to be part of the delicate dating chase. If you do all the work, they’ll just stop chasing.
  • Physical intimacy means different things to different people
    One very crucial thing to know about some single guys is that sex and intimacy can be two different things. Sleeping with someone does not necessarily mean they’re looking to get serious with her. If you’re taking your physical relationship to the next level, you might want to have a conversation first to make sure your intentions and his are clearly stated. (FYI, I do not support this bullet point or what it is implying)
  • Most single guys are not marriage-minded
    The sooner you understand that most single men are not on the prowl for a wife, the easier it will be for you to relate to your date. Approach dating with the attitude that they just want to have fun and meet a variety of interesting people until they meet someone worth committing to.
  • Commitment is not a bad word
    When the right girl does come along, most single men are comfortable committing. By taking their time and really getting to know the women they date, guys again have the right idea. Take a page from their dating playbook and just have fun dating and relating! That way, when you do meet someone truly special, you’ll not only know he’s The One, but you'll be ready, willing, and able to commit because you’ve successfully played the field.
So there you have it.  Insight (cliff notes version) straight from the sourse - the mind of a single guy (via this article). Next time you go out lookin' for a guy, try these tips and see if they work.

Then report back to me because I'm uber curious!

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November 15th: James 3; Jeremiah 25-26; Psalm 131

"It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones."
-Jean Webster

Today's project...

2 strands of icicle lights
4 stands of normal white lights
~15 screw hook thingies
1 tall ladder
1 super long extension cord
a couple hours of solo work
= a house ready for Christmas

The outside at least. And yes, the wreath on the door with be replaced with a more holiday appropriate one.

Pleas note, the lights won't be lit again until after Thanksgiving. I'm a beliver that each holiday should get it's time to shine (none of this Halloween to Christmas and skipping turkey day).

- Posted from my iPhone

Photo Update...

Check out my latest photo shoot with the Danbom family... 

So much fun. 

Minus the mosquitoes that is...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

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November 14th: James 2; Jeremiah 23-24; Psalm 130

"The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it."
-Diana Vreeland

Friday, November 13, 2009

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November 13th: James 1; Jeremiah 21-22; Psalm 129

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
-James 1:12

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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November 12th:  Philemon; Jeremiah 19-20; Psalm 128

"It's completely usual for me to get up in the morning, take a look around, and laugh out loud."
-Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


If you know me, you know that don't do Halloween.  I don't dress up, I don't get all hyped up, and really, I'd rather turn the porch lights out and cuddle inside in the dark.

Face it, the best thing about Halloween is candy corn mixed with peanuts.

But this year, this year I went to a party.

And I dressed up.

As a Stud Finder.  Complete with tool box (aka my purse/camera bag for the night), tool belt, and stud finder.

Where, oh where is a stud?

Others dressed up too.  We have a "Not a Morning" Person, a Lady Scott, and a Sailor Moon.
For being a "not morning person", Kaitlin sure looked bright eyed, chipper, and bushy tailed!  It's like she was in the movies with the magic morning make-up too.

This year's customer for me though, well, it was a bust.  As there were no studs to be found, only studs that were already nailed.

So here I am, as a Studless Finder.

 I'm tempted to start carrying that device around with me in my purse (not the tool box).


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November 11th:  Titus 3; Jeremiah 17-18; Psalm 127

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

-J.K. Rowling

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What Men Really Want

Want some more tips and advice?  Articles maybe?  I hope so, cause I'm cleaning out my inbox and am finding some good stuff in there! 

So what do men really want...?  This is the age old question that I'd like to know too...

  1. Men Want Support
    Let him know you’re on his side, that you’re a team together against the world and all it can throw at you.
  2. Men Want Admiration
    Admiration will make all his achievements seem a little more worthwhile.  Take an interest, understand the details, help him celebrate: the further he goes, the closer you’ll feel.
  3. Men Want Humor
    ‘Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.’ -Victor Borge, and in difficult and good times alike, a couple that laughs together stays together.
  4. Men Want Sociability
    Just because two have become one it doesn’t mean that the one has to sequester itself from the world.  He’ll want to show you off, admire you as you socialize with ease, know that he can throw you in any social situation – whether with friends, work colleagues or family - and you’ll at least try to go with it.

Interested in the full article?  Visit it here through

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November 10th:  Titus 2; Jeremiah 15-16; Psalm 126

"The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy."

-Helen Hayes

Monday, November 9, 2009

Go Wolf Pack!

A few weekends after I went to the ranch, I went to Reno.  This trip was with Devon and George to go to Devon's brother's college football game at University Nevada-Reno.
See, Reno.  "The Biggest Little City in the World".  Maybe that's an overstatement, biggest little city in the world.  But still, Reno is like Las Vegas not on steroids.  Vegas = steroids.  Reno = unsteroids.

We pulled into Reno sometime around 9pm Friday evening.  Dumped our stuff off at the hotel then headed down to scope out the gambling scene.  And you know what, there was a gambling scene.  Smoking included.  I forgot about it being legal to smoke in the casino.  Gross!  Just so you know, at one point I was up $15 from where I started.  Then the "what-if, maybe" kicked in and I kept going.  I ended up leaving down $40.  Oops. 

Saturday afternoon was the football game.  First we had breakfast.  Then I bought a Wolf Pack long sleeve hoodie.  Had to fit in you know.  Collin Kaepernick, #10, starting quarterback, future NFL star!

The Wolf Pack won!  70 to 45, or was it 35.  Regardless, they beat Idaho.  Collin ran in 4 or 5 of the touchdowns.  See that poof of smoke?  Yea, that cannon would go off everytime Nevada scored.  You'd think I would have gotten used to it.  But no, everytime I jumped. (Picture of Collin making touchdown.)

Post game photo ops.  Devon and myself.  We were waiting for Collin to come out of the locker room.

George and Devon.  Such a cute picture if I say so myself.

After the game we had pizza and wings at Collin's courtesy of Devon's parents.  Then we went back to the hotel/casino to see if we/I could win some of my money back.  No such luck. Oh well, $40 towards a weekend of entertainment isn't too shabby.

We left for home around 9:30/10ish the next morning and were home by 1:30ish.  All in all a good weekend away. 

For more pictures go here.

Motivation Monday - Effort

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November 9th:  Titus 1; Jeremiah 13-14; Psalm 125

"The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."
-Lucille Ball

Sunday, November 8, 2009

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November 8th:  2 Timothy 4; Jeremiah 11-12; Psalm 124

"Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first."
-Josh Billings

Saturday, November 7, 2009

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November 7th:  2 Timothy 3; Jeremiah 9-10; Psalm 123

...but let him who boasts boast about this:
that he understands and knows me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight.

-Jeremiah 9:24

All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
-2 Timothy 3:16

Friday, November 6, 2009

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November 6th:  2 Timothy 2; Jeremiah 7-8; Psalm 122

"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless."
-Thomas Edison

Weekend Away

A couple weeks ago (ok, who am I kidding?, it was like a month ago), I took a weekend out-of-house and went with my parents and Paige to visit Aunt Kate, the ranch, and other family.  I'm gonna make this brief, but full of pictures.  Because, well, it was awhile ago and I gotta get caught up somehow.

Here's a view of the ranch homestead from, well, up on a hill on another part of the property.  That little cluster of buildings toward the bottom of the picture, that's the town of Santa Margarita.  I love the ranch.  I love the history of the ranch.  Not only that it's part of California Mission's history, but also the family history.

While driving around gates have to be opened and closed.  Since dad was the only male in the truck he got suckered into official gate opener and closer volunteered to handle the job.  He's so studly!  I love my dad!

The owners of the ranch haven't allowed deer hunting on the property for the last 3 years.  Which is great because we saw a lot of bucks while we were out the drive.  I like to tell people I shot a buck while I was there.  Get it, with a camera!  Hardy har har.

Maybe one of my favorite pictures of the trip.

This weekend was "all about Paige".  You see, we have family that has a vineyard and they were harvesting this particular weekend.  And since Paige is studying wine (growing, making, partaking) in college, mom and Kate arranged a "learning weekend" (aka an excuse to visit the ranch and family, and assist in partaking of wine in large quantities).

And then there's my adorable 11th cousin, Reagan.  Daughter of my 8th cousin, Michelle.  I can never remember how the cousin to the inth degree system works, especially on my mom's side.  But isn't she a doll!

Grapes at the vineyard.  Pozo Valley Wine.  It's good stuff.  Go to their tasting room, try it and buy it.  Or just take my word and order a bottle of Zin and a bottle of Cab.  Their blend is really good too.  As is their late harvest Zin.  Heck, just get a bottle of each!

While Debbie was driving us around their property in Pozo we saw a black bear.  Which is funny, because that's what Aunt Kate was trying to find at the ranch while driving us around.  Oh well, we still saw one.  She was happy.  We were happy.  Not sure if the bear was happy.

So here's a good story.  My mom had a cassette tape (remember those, pre-CD?) of my grandparents interviewing Uncle Guy and Aunt Grace.  But the tape broke.  So, my handy dad figured out how to splice it back together, then he put it on a CD to share.  The CD player wasn't loud enough, so Aunt Kate put it on in the truck and turned the volume up.  It brought tears to my eyes to hear Grammy and Bompy's voices again.  What a sight though, there was at least 10 people gathered around the truck listening, including 2 of my cousins (these I know are 1st cousins!) who never met their maternal grandparents.

A beautiful sunset from Pozo.

Back on the ranch...  Seriously, I wanted to get some pictures of some of the cool stuff my Aunt has around her house.  Like this old sign of another ranch, the Chimineas, that my grand grampy Claude owned.

The guy not in plaid, that was my great grampy Claude, Aunt Kate and my Bompy's dad.  I never knew him.  But from all the stories I've heard, he sounds like a great guy.

One of the original Disneyland train cars.  No joke.  The owners of the ranch (no one I'm related to) bought it.  Why?  I don't know.  Kicks and giggles and to say you own the original Disneyland train.

Under the wood exterior of this massive barn is a barn made of rocks that dates back to when the California Missions were built.  In fact, it's along the mission trail between Mission San Luis Obispo and Mission San Miguel (I think it's San Miguel).

Aunt Kate's daughter-in-law, Bonnie, shares a building with Pozo Valley Wines for her catering business and little gift shop.  She is a phenomenal cook!  Very talented!

Shall we end with a flower?  Sure, let's end with a flower.  'Cause flowers are happy and pretty and colorful.

Hope you enjoyed the not so brief recap of my weekend from a month ago.  It was such a good, refreshing time.  I always look forward to going down to the ranch, it just feels like home.  Plus it's only 15 minutes from San Luis Obispo (my ol' stompin' ground). 

For the complete album of pictures go here.