Monday, November 30, 2009

Miss C.

Such a pretty girl! She was our model for the day.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What a cutie!

So I may be a little bit biased, but she is too cute!

Pam and I met a friend at the park for a portrait session, and my little assistant came along too.

Of coarse I can't resist snapping a few of her too, even when she isn't ready for it.

I enlarged that one a bit and noticed the train tracks reflected in her eyes.

Good thing the trains weren't running!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Katie's school had a Twin Day recently. The kids asked their friend to be twins with them, then they decided on what to wear. Katie and her twin wore soccer jerseys.

And then sometimes you get quads!

I think there were even more with this shirt on, but they weren't close enough to call over for the picture. Aren't they all so cute?!?

Friday, November 27, 2009


CJ and Katie also learned all about joining the Union Army to fight in the civil war.

I sure don't see them sharing this two-man tent peacefully!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


The things I'm most thankful for are my husband (he's the one in brown),
my kids CJ
and Katie,
and my friends. This is my neighbor and good friend Pam.

I'm also thankful for Lisa, Kellene, and all my other girlfriends, my parents, my other parents Barb and Dick, my brother, my pets, my health, and the list can go on and on. I hope you have many things to be thankful for too.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fun and games in the 1800s

This lady had some toys that were popular way back when toys had to be made at home.
She tapped on the board she was sitting on and made the animals dance.

And she sang too!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The heist

These two outlaws were looking like they were up to no good.

And sure enough, when the train went by, out came the guns.

Bu then the cavalry came in and saved the day,

with their big gun!

And chased the bad guys away.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Panning for gold

One of the activities at Old Poway Park is panning for gold in Rattlesnake Creek.

All you need to do is bring a pie pan (we'll have lots of those after the pumpkin pies are all gone!), dip it in the sand, and swish it all around.

Is that gold??

YAY! They both found a little bit! Now we are RICH!!

OK, well, maybe not. This is actually a once a year event, the Rendevous, which portrays life in the 1800's. There isn't any gold in Rattlesnake Creek either. And it really isn't gold, but iron pyrite, otherwise known as Fools Gold, that was brough in just for the Rendevous. The kids had fun panning though!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Old Poway Park

A few more shots from the park. The museum was closed, but it's a fun little place to learn about local hostory.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I love windmills. They remind me of farms with lots of horses, and maybe some cattle, where you can ride all day in one direction.

This one wasn't on a farm though, but at a local park that is a favorite with photographers because of all the interesting things there.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Reds and yellows

These pretty leaves were hanging out in a small little park down the street.

Such pretty colors! Too bad they are only like this for a little while.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Age matters

At least at the Winery.
This is old enough to be an antique,

while this isn't old enough yet.

We'll have to have a wine tasting when it matures and is bottled.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


A farmer's market was at the winery too, and this violinist was playing beautiful music.

Don't know who enjoyed it the most, the child or the violininst.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bernardo Winery

Pam and I went on a photo safari to the Bernardo Winery not too long ago. What a neat place!

They make their own wine, and have all kinds of fun little shops. Lots of interesting places and things!