Monday, December 31, 2007

A holiday gives us a chance to look backward and forward, to reset oneself by an inner compass.
~ May Sarton

Is your inner compass in need of resetting?

Friday, December 28, 2007

Sarah at 6 weeks old.

Picture taken Friday December 28, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

John's picture December 24, 2007

John is 1 year,9 months, 6 days old as of today.

I'm ready...

As of today...

December 24, 2007 Sarah is 1 month and 8 days old

Our sweet Sarah's Salmon patches, Angel Kiss(es) etc are fading. =)

Friday, December 21, 2007

How you look at it...

When you look at the world, what is the first thing that comes to your attention? Do you zero in on the problems, the heartaches, the fears and the disappointments, or do you first take note of the beauty, the joys and the positive possibilities?

If you look at life through a lens of negativity, life will dutifully arrange itself to meet your expectations. When you approach life from a more positive perspective, your expectations will just as surely be met.

Is it unrealistic to look at the bright side, to remain generally positive, and to expect the best in life? No, because reality itself is neutral, and what you get from it depends upon how you view it and what you make of it.

The raw forces, circumstances and events are, for the most part, out of your control. Yet you can completely control the way you perceive, respond, adapt and yes, even prosper under their influence.

The control you exercise over your own perceptions, thoughts and actions will make all the difference in your life.

Reality is what it is, and your own relationship to that reality is precisely whatever you choose for it to be.

There is goodness, there is beauty, there is love and joy and boundless opportunity when you choose to see it. Look realistically at the world, see the very best, and bring it joyfully to life in each moment.

~ Ralph Marston

Monday, December 17, 2007

Never tell...

Never tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.
~ unknown

December 16, 2007 Descanso Gardens

Mom & Uncle Raynard say cheese...

Daddy's little Angel.

John & Monkey with Uncle Raynard.

Peek-a-boo, I see you!

Our happy son!

Enjoying the view & weather together.

Here John is 1 year, 8 months and 28 days old.

Here we go again...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Happy Anniversary

December 10, 2003 - We tied the knot at the White Orchid Beach House. Makena, Maui

Honeymoon on the Big Island of Hawaii & Maui.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Something to think about...

Where is home for you? And what things do you think of, when you hear the word home?

I saw Christine Gambito/Happyslip video of "Home"last year and wanted to share it here.

The Song "Home" by Josh Verdes

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Company party 2007

Sleeping Beauty Castle. Picture taken December 4th, 2007

Sarah December 4, 2007

Sarah's picture taken 12-04-2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Johnson's Field

December 2, 2007 Pictures taken at Johnson's Field, adjacent to the Devil Gate Dam in La Canada Flintridge, near NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

John a.k.a. Wonder boy, Jack... with his trusty side kick Monkey!

Wonder boy & his shadow... What's next?

Wow! Rocks stacks & rock balancing.

Rock on, Rock on, Rock on...
Close up of one of the rocks stacks. (In rough pastels)

Rocks stacks & rock balancing always fascinates me.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Bye bye Thermador 48" dual fuel range

Our kitchen with the Thermador range.
Bye bye Thermador 48" dual fuel range.

Let's just say we got tired of the issues with Thermador range... Today we purchased a Wolf 48"dual fuel range R486G - 6 burners, Griddle.

Delivery for our brand new Wolf 48" dual fuel range is schedule for December 15, 2007!