Sunday, May 25, 2008

It's a Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

John at 2 years 2 months and 7 days old.

Hungry, hungry hippo... It's snack time!

Sarah at 6 months and 9 days old.

Cave man? No, its just Steve/Daddy.
He is too handsome to be a Cave man. =) I love you honey.

It's wild woman!
Nah just Jodie/Mama without make-up on. lol

Yay, it's almost time for early dinner.

Uhm... The Grill? Nah, we will wait til we get home.

Makes you wonder what kind of food is served at the grill...

Eaton Canyon, Pasadena, California

Pictures taken 5-24-2008 at Eaton Canyon, Pasadena, California.
Steve & Jodie's quality time together hiking. Romance & adventure.

No matter how many times we come here together it never gets old, it's always a pleasure.

Just call us the nature lover of the great outdoors.

From the main trail looking down a picture of Steve admiring the view, while he is taking a picture. (Steve in the right side on the lower corner of the picture.)

A little detour from the trail for a closer look.

Okay, back to the trail.

One of the sights along the trail.

Photo courtesy from my loving husband/best friend/Steve. =)
It feels strange not wearing hiking boots. I definitely need to get a new pair of hiking boots. My last pair of hiking boots were past it's usefulness, that I had to wear one of my new Nike walking shoes. =P

Almost to the waterfalls.

The perfect spot for a picnic.

Location: Not to far from the water fall.

Closer view of the Eaton Canyon Falls.
We are such die-hard waterfall lovers.

Note: The ideal reading area for book lovers.

The old Mount Wilson toll road bridge. Closed to vehicles.

Looking down from the old bridge.

Time to head back.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Travel Town

Pictures taken May 18, 2008 at Travel town.
John & Sarah first time seeing real trains up close.

Our sweet Sarah.

Steve/Daddy & John

John still in shock with the size of the trains, much bigger than his train play set at home.

John is surprised to see...

more trains.

John loved being inside the train.

Here comes the train...

Steve & John decides to go on a trip on the train.

Choo coo

Steve & John good times.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Positive experience

The best response to a negative experience is to create a positive experience. Instead of fighting against life's misfortunes, transform them into useful and worthwhile value.

When things go wrong, you have a choice. You can wallow in self pity or you can seize the opportunity for self improvement.

In every disappointment there is the seed of fulfillment. In every weakness there is the seed of strength.

Problems and difficulties provide reliable pathways to achievement. There is value to be gained from every experience when you choose to see that value and to bring it about.

You never have to be the victim of random circumstance, or of any other circumstance for that matter. For instead of choosing to be the victim, you can always choose to make a positive difference.

Life is often unfair, and comes to you in ups and downs, but that doesn't really matter. For you are free to make of it whatever you choose.

Monday, May 12, 2008

From our garden

Picture taken around 5 p.m. 5-12-08. Olympiad Hybrid Tea Rose.
Today's weather overcast and sprinkles on and off.

This is one of the first roses bushes that Steve bought for me about 7 years ago.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

La Crescenta-Montrose, California

Pictures taken May 10, 2008. Today
Steve & I had lunch at Zeke's SmokeHouse.

After lunch we took a brief walk around town.
Looking down Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, California.

I love town clocks.

It's time to go. =)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Chew on this!

Pictures taken May 7, 2008. Sarah is eagerly at work teething.

Ahh, feels much better...

How much longer til I get my first tooth?


Okay, guess it's back to work. Teething is such hard work.

Sarah at 5 months, 21 days old here.