Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Palace of Fine Arts/Exploratorium, San Francisco

Picture taken 12-27-08. It feels so good to be back.

The Exploratorium & Palace of Fine Arts is a absolutely one of my favorite places to visit.

Guess which bridge this is?

Picture taken 12-27-08.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas in Sacramento, California

Family picture.
Pictures taken 12-25-08 at Aunt Linda & Uncle Freds's house.

Take 2 picture.

Missing pictures

As soon as I can relocated the some of the missing pictures from our vacation, I will of course post them.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Picture taken 2008 holiday.
Jodie's Uncle David & Aunt Sheila

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Oldie but goodie

I came across an oldie but goodie cassette that Steve made especially for me years ago when we were dating in the mid 80's.

Date: Saturday, May 31, 1986
To: Jodie - Love Always Steve R.

I can not believe it's true - Phil Collins
Paperlate - Genesis
That's all - Genesis
Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for Fear
Don't forget about me - Breakfast club
Love action - Human League
More than a feeling - Boston
Waiting for a girl like you - Foreigner
Here comes the rain again - Eurhythimics
Here comes the sun - Beatles
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
The Entainer
Making love on the phone - Felini
Do that to me one more time - Captain & Tenille
Hold me - Fleetwood Mac
Like a Virgin - Madonna
Watching the wheels - John Lennon
She's a beauty - The Tubes
Ever time you go away - Paul Young
Summer Breeze Seal & Crofts
Heart and Soul - Huey Lewis & the News
Everything she does is magic - Police
Love got a lne on you - Scandal
George Jetson theme song
California girls - David Lee Roth
Always look on the bright side of life - Monty Python

Dear Steve,
Thank you for the precious gift of sweet memories & for "all the cassettes & cds" you have made for me during the 80's.
Love Always Jodie

Saturday, December 06, 2008


Pictures taken December 6, 2008 at Disney's California Adventure.

Counting down the days til we see the real thing.
We love San Francisco!

Oh, wow!

Road trip anyone?
I'm so looking forward to our road trip this month.

I'm in the mood for ice cream. How about you? =P

The Paradise Pier Lake is empty. Skate board anyone?

Friday, December 05, 2008

What's my age?

Picture taken December 5, 2008.
John at 2 years, 8 months, 17 days old.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Drink here...

Goofy water at Toontown.
Disneyland, California.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Picture taken November 16, 2008.
Happy Birthday, Sarah

Friday, November 14, 2008

This is my wish for you:

Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, fatihs that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life."

Monday, November 03, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Our little sweetie

Picture taken October 31, 2008.

Sarah is wearing a size 9 month dress.
The dress was a little big for her in width, but length was almost to short.

Finger lickin good

Picture taken October 31, 2008.
Candy yum, yum...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ready for duty...

Picture taken October 27, 2008.
It's UPS Delivery Boy to the rescue!

First day on a real UPS truck!

Total concentration...
John is one with the UPS truck.

Our future...

The Arboretum Fountain (Infra red)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

It's Jack at Descanso Garden

Picture taken October 25, 2008.
John a.k.a Jack at 2 years, 7 months, 7 days old.

Dear Aunty Donna - Thanks for the cool Disney Hawaiian Shirt.
xoxo your loving nephew Captain Jack

Good morning everyone

Picture taken October 25, 2008.
Sarah waits patiently for her breakfast.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Isn't she lovely

Picture taken October 19th, 2008.
Our princess is growing up.

Sarah at 11 months, 3 days old.

It has been 13 days since her open heart surgery.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Oh yah...

Picture taken October 9th, 2008 at Cedars hospital.
Sarah is coming home today. Happy times

Our sweet little girl

Picture taken October 9th, 2008 at Cedars hospital.
Sarah just woke up from her power nap.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Father and Son Photography Lesson

Click on image to enlarge.
Photo by our dear friend Lynda Kay Bruton.

Click on image to enlarge.
Photo by our dear friend Lynda Kay Bruton.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Guess who visited Sarah

Picture taken 8:30 PM October 8, 2008.
Ian, Sarah & Daddy/Steve

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Picture taken with my sprint camera phone October 6, 2008.
Daddy and Sarah

October 6, 2008.
Sweet Sarah napping in Grandpa arms.

Picture taken October 7, 2008.
Cindy and Sarah.
Sarah is ready for another baby bottle.

Monday, October 06, 2008

The first day at Cedars hospital

Sarah's room sign.

Sarah right after her open heart surgery.

Sarah is such a trooper.
Yay, more progress, she just got some more tubes removed from her.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Picture taken October 5, 2008.

Steve & John

Nice day for a family hike.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Grandpa's little keeper

Picture taken October 4, 2008.
Sarah with Grandpa
"She a keeper"

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Quote from Art Turock

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, just results."

- Art Turock

Monday, September 29, 2008

What's blooming in our yard

Picture taken 6:06 P.M., September 29, 2008 in our backyard Rose Garden.
Today's weather partly cloudy.
Spring 2008 - Rose bush gift from loving husband Steve.

After a long day playing with our adorable children, I went in our backyard to smell the roses and I couldn't resist snapping a shot of this beauty.

Name: Perfect Moment
Registration name: KORwilma
Exhibition name: Perfect Moment

Origin: Bred in Germany (1989) by Wihelm Kordes III (b. 1953).
Introduce in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co.
Class: Hybrid Tea Rose / Large-Flowered

Bloom: Red, yellow reverse, red edges, yellow undertones. Average diameter 4.25 Large full (26 - 40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the seasons. Medium, long buds.

Fragrance: Mild, fruity fragrance.

Habit: Medium, upright growth. Medium, matte, leathery foliage. 5 leaflets. Height up to 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm). Width of 30". (75 cm).

Parentage: New Day x Mercedes (floribunda, Kordes, 1974)

Awards: All America Rose, Selection 1991

What's blooming in our garden

Picture taken from our Rose Garden 6:00 P.M., September 29, 2008.
Today's weather partly cloudy.
Spring 2008 - Rose bush gift from loving husband Steve.

Name: Voluptuous
Registration name: JACtourn
Exhibition name: Voluptuous

Class: Hybrid Tea Rose / Large-Flowered

Bloom: Fuchsia / Magenta Average 4.5" Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered, hybrid tea bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the seasons. Pointed, ovoid buds.

Fragrance: Moderate, sweet fragrance

Habit: Medium, upright growth. Glossy, dark green foliage. Height up to 5' (up to 150 cm).

Origin: Bred in United States (2005) by Dr. Keith W. Zary
Introduced in United States (2005) by Jackson & Perkins Co.

Parentage: Tournament of Roses x Trumpeter

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A little gem in Altadena, California

Amy's Patio Cafe
Breastfast & Lunch

900 E Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001-2034
(Corner of Lake & Altadena)

Tuesday - Sunday
8:00AM - 3:00PM

Posting pictures from Amy's Patio Cafe in the near future.

Monday, September 22, 2008

California Praying Mantis

Picture taken in our backyard September 23, 2008.
This is a photo of a female California Mantid - Stagmomantis California
Size: Moderate large (2 to 2 1/2 in., or 50 to 64mm, long)
Color: Mottled brown or greenish in color.

Male California Praying Mantis has fully developed wings that, when folded, extend beyond the tip of the abdomen; the female wings are very short, reaching only to about the middle of the abdomen.

Click on picture to enlarge image.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Autumn Family & Friends

Wishing you a harvest of sweet memories & happiness on Autumn & always.

Live, Laugh & Love - Jodie, Steve, John & Sarah

Monday, September 15, 2008

Princess Sarah Leilani ...

Picture taken September 15, 2008.
Aloha family & friends, Sarah's blood type is A positive.

A+ can receive blood type A+, A-, O+ and O-

Sarah's open heart surgery is schedule for 0715, October 6, 2008, at Cedar Sinai hospital.

Photo courtesy of my loving sister Donna.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Can you hear me now?

Picture taken at Descanso Garden, September 10, 2008.

As of January 26, 2008, my loving sister Donna rejoined Weight Watchers and as today she has lost a total of 60.6 lbs. Woo hoo

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Neon Sign

The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA. Picture taken September 7, 2008
One of our favorite local AM or PM walks.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Aloha from Downtown Disney

Picture taken September 6, 2008. Luncheon at Tortilla Jo's, Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California.

First row left to right: Mary, Jean, Nicole, Shelley, Jodie, Rose.
Back row left to right: Nann, Eminy, Lynda.

Southern California, W.W.O.L.F. Weight Watchers on line Friends
get together.

To all that couldn't attend the Southern California, W.W.O.L.F. get together you were missed.

Photo courtesy of my loving sister Donna.

September 6, 2008.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Picture taken August 31, 2008.
Miss Sarah a.k.a Cupcake wearing her outfit from Janie & Jack.

Friday, August 29, 2008

A friendly reminder

Pasadena Marathon, California.
Sunday, November 16, 2008 7 AM
Downtown, Pasadena, CA

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Miss Sarah

Pictures taken August 23, 2008.
The brilliant engineer at 9 months, 7 days old.

Think its time for my union break, for some milk & cookies.