Thursday, December 31, 2009

is propagating roses from their rose garden, while listening to Vivaldi - "The Four Seasons" performed by the Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Ho

It's hard to believe that today is New Year Eve...
And spending the last day of 2009... propagating roses from our rose garden, while listening to Vivaldi - "The Four Seasons" performed by the Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Devils Gate Dam

Pictures taken 12-26-2009.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Picture taken Friday, December 4, 2009.

Coming real soon family photos...

Angeles Crest Fall 2009

The Angeles National Forest has been closed since the August 26th Station Fire, which burned over 166,000 acres. That's over 250 square miles.

It's hard to imagine just how big an area that really is - The area from above La Canada Flintridge all the way over to Chilao Flats was mostly burned.

Some of these are our favorite hiking areas...

Pictures taken 12-4-2009.
The Chilao Caltrans maintenance yard's mailboxes. Several of the Caltrans workers live up here.

Coming soon more photos...

Friday, December 4, 2009 - Angeles National Forest.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sweet Sarah

Sarah's very first tea party. 11-16-2009
Sarah & Molly (the dolly dressed in pink).
The tea set is made by Green Toys.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Close up - Welcome Home

Picture taken November 7, 2009.
Rose name - Welcome Home (close up image)
Backyard rose garden.

What's blooming in our backyard.

Picture taken November 7, 2009.
Rose name: Voluptuous

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Roses from our Rose Garden.

Picture taken Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
Rose: Gemini

Picture taken Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
Rose: Iceberg

Picture taken Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
Rose: Black Magic

Picture taken Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
Rose: Gemini

I definitely want to grow at least 1 or 2 more Gemini in our rose garden 2010.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Welcome Home

Picture taken from our backyard on October 20, 2009.
Welcome Home Hybrid Tea Rose.

It's Sarah

Picture taken October 20, 2009.

Dress up time for Miss Sarah.

Picture taken Tuesday, October 20, 2009.

Noo make up... just yet.

Nature girl...

Sarah picture taken October 20, 2009.
Sarah really enjoys working in the rose garden.
100% mud, made in Pasadena, California.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our Love Sprouts at Descanso Gardens

Picture taken October 17, 2009
John at 3 years, 6 months and 29 days old.

Sarah counting...
As of today Sarah is 1 year, 11 months and 1 day old.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Picture taken Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Disneyland, California.
Our bundle of joy, filled with tons of energy at Disneyland. Amazing that Sarah even stopped for a moment for a picture.

Thursday, October 08, 2009


Picture taken October 8, 2009.
Aw... Sarah & Tobin catching some Zzzz's...

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Toy Story Soldiers at Disney's California Adventure.

Precious moment... Janet G. & Sarah at Disney's Calfornia Adventure.
Picture taken October 4, 2009.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

More videos

Thank you so much Lynda for the videos.

Rehearsal for the Ohana reunion

At Steve and Jodie's house Sunday, September 27, 2009.
Video by our dear friend and consider part of our ohana... Lynda K. Bruton (reordered with a tiny flip camera).

We look forward in our next family get-together at our place. It was such a treat to see everyone yesterday.
Please don't miss the Ohana reunion....
There will be a lot more wonderful talented musician, singers & dancers at our Ohana Reunion. For more information please feel free to email me or call me...

- Brianna Dacoscos
- Randy Dacoscos (wearing the black tank top)
- Raynard Dacoscos (wearing the white tank top)
- Our son John on the ukulele. (wearing the light blue shirt, next to Uncle Raynard).
- Ohana Gary (wearing the yellow t-shirt)

I am so blessed to have such wonderful family & friends. I love you all!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sarah & Mitzi the monkey

Picture taken Sarah & Mitzi (Monkey) on Sept. 13, 2009

What's cooking... lemon bars... yum

Picture taken Sunday, September 13 2009.
Cousin Kristen

Cousin Amber

Sunday, August 30, 2009

From our backyard

Picture taken August 3o, 2009 at 1:37 am.
from our backyard.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

View from our front porch

Picture taken 29, 2009.
Taken from our front porch.

Ready for duty...

Pictures taken Saturday, August 29, 2009.
John is ready for duty.

John is observing the fire.

John suggested he could blow out the fire and then fire will be all gone. (Just like the birthday candles on a cake).

John is watching the modified DC-10 plane fly over.

It's a super plane...

The fire in the mountains above us continues. Late today a modified DC-10 was brought in to assist. This thing has 3 12,000 gallon tanks - drops can be the entire load at once (in 8 seconds!) or 3 separates drops.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Good times - Get-together.

The 300 Bowling alley in Pasadena, California.

Rose - 133 final bowling score. 1st Place.
All picture were taken Sunday, August 23, 2009 with my Blackberry phone/camera.

Jodie - 107 final bowling score. 2nd Place.
Sorry, no picture available of muah.

Jean - 104 final bowling score. 3rd Place.

Janet - 98 final bowling score. 4th Place.

STEVE - 93 final bowling score. 5th Place.
Sorry, No pictures available of my Hunny.

Amanda - 82 final bowling score. 6th Place.

Steve & I found our new sport. We can hardly wait to go bowling again.
Who knows, if we get good enough "maybe" we will join a bowling team or NOT.
Only time will tell.

Thank you all for such a wonderful time. We look forward to our next get-together.

Coming soon.
Our next get-together. I'll e-mail the dates or post them on my Facebook.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Neon signs

The Original Tops
3838 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107
Pictures taken August 22, 2009.

Cameron's Seafood Market & Restaurant
1978 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, California

This is the place Steve told me how much he loved me & asked me to move in with him... Next year will be 10 years ago.

The Hat
491 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, California 91101