Sunday, November 23, 2008



I am again in my church's production of Christmas Joy this year. We are taking a departure from the Victorian era and the play is set in 1957. The first part of the play we wear clothes that reflect the 1950's. Half way through we change in to our Victorian costumes. The play is about a congregation wanting to put on a big Christmas Eve show and invite people from all over to come to it. The pastor is expecting so many to come that we practice outside and the production will be outside. Also we wear Victorian costumes to give it a different look. By setting the play this way we can wear two types of costumes and it explains to our audience why we are performing "outside".

The performance is just two weeks away on December 6 and 7 and December 13 and 14. Two performances each day for a total of 8. It has been a lot of hard work. This year I tried out for a drama role and got one. So besides playing hand bells for the prelude and a number in the play itself I also sing and "dance" and do drama.

Today at our rehearsal everyone was to wear their 1957 outfit. They wanted to make sure we had the right "look". Here are some photos I took today along with some of me posing in front of the "record shop" in my scene one dress. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 08, 2008


Yes ... today I turned 60. 60???!!! Where did that number come from? It's hard to believe as time just seems to go by so fast.

Today my daughter Jennifer (the baker) threw me a Mad Hatter Tea Party. We invited some friends I've had for years and some new friends. Not everyone could come but we had a nice, intimate group. My friend Ellen graciously opened her house to this event. Jennifer did a wonderful job planning, purchasing and preparing everything. She's been cooking or baking all week!

Below is a slide show of some of the best photos that Carolyn (Ellen's daughter) took. Enjoy.

Monday, September 08, 2008

A Day at Disneyland September 8, 2008

Here is a slide show of our trip to Disneyland today

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Our babies are all grown up! On August 6 Jade, Tom, Huck and Peachy turned one. They each have their own distinct personality.

Jade is the only girl. She is the smallest and very slim. She is feisty and doesn't scare easily. She will watch a dog walk by and not run away. When our street was repaved recently she slept right through it (the boys hid in the garage).

Tom is a big, lovable boy. He is sweet tempered and does not incite trouble.

Peachy aka Junior is going to be huge like his father. He weights close to 12 pounds already. He is the trouble maker and butter wouldn't melt in his month.

Huck is afraid of everyone and everything. He takes after his feral mother. He will have nothing to do with me. He only comes in the house reluctantly. Because of this we no not have a "take" on his personality.

Jade, Tom and Peachy come in the house at dusk, spend the night in the house and then are let out at dawn. All cats can come and go as they please. They are a lot of work but so much fun.

Following is a slide show I put together of our babies growing up. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


On Wednesday July 23 I went to the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California. The weather this past week has not been that hot so I thought it would be a good time to go. The theme this year is:

which applies to cheese products and photography (get it?) I came in through the entrance that is over by the animals and went and saw them first.

This tent is a display area for the children and they had this cool truck and a cheese sculpture.

And what would the fair be without food?!

What? Do you think I ate this?!!! (Yes, I did. I know - bad girl)

More theming
Interesting stilt walkers were around

Just a few interesting fair shots


On to the garden area

Anyone like bonsai?

Inside the show building with flower and wood displays

It was not very crowded during the day but the crowds picked up during the evening hours

Inside this Arts and Crafts building was this handmade display of the show at Disneyland (in the Golden Horseshow) called Billy Hill and the Hillbillies. It is one of our favorite shows to see when we go to the park. This was amazing and won first place in its division and not only that it won Best in Show!

An evening shot just before leaving

The End

Thursday, July 17, 2008


"To all who come to this happy place, welcome."
Walter Elias Disney - July 17, 1955