Weekend Trip: An Eating Tour of Santa Barbara

We spent the weekend away, back in our old stomping grounds. What a walk down memory lane! FishPapa grew up in Santa Barbara. I went to college there. We met and married there. FishBoy 11 was born there. The place is full of memories. That is for sure. If you’ve ever been to Santa Barbara, […]

Ride ‘Em, Cow Girl!

Grampa and Grammy have horses. And saddles. And cowboy hats. Needless to say, the kids had a blast, decking themselves out in western gear, riding the saddle, and even talking with a twang. “Ma, when are Pa and Grampa gonna git back here with the grub?” These people crack me up. How have your peeps […]

Weekend Trip: The Tour of Missions

Last time we saw Grammy and Grampa, we visited the King of the Missions, San Luis Rey. This past weekend we visited another of the California Missions, La Purisima. While San Luis Rey is located within a large city, La Purisima is in the boondocks. Walking the fully restored grounds gave us a more realistic […]

Baking Day – In Action

My boys were so helpful today. I am a blessed woman. Preparing mixes for pancakes, waffles, and scones. Chocolate Chip Cookies! Yum! Peeling apples for pie. Oh my! To see more blessings worth counting, visit Gratituesday.

Baking Day – The Kitchen Crew

Here’s my staff for the day: Furiously buttering a pie plate. Let’s just say my world’s a little topsy turvy today.

Counting My Blessings

I seem to have been in a funk lately. A little hormonal. A little out of sorts. Last night I was wracking my brain trying to figure a way out. The thought came to me to write out a list of I’m thankful for’s. While this doesn’t necessary solve every ill in the world, it […]

Hey Dodger Fans!

In honor of Major League Baseball’s opening day, I thought I would share my little part of MLB history. See that little girl nervously picking her nails? That’s me! Back in 1978 my dad organized a fundraiser between our community and the LA Dodgers when I was in kindergarten. This is a promo photo of […]

No Shirt, No Shoes

See this kid. He’s one of the most hot blooded kids I know. He’s constantly walking around without a shirt, no matter the weather. Last week we headed down to the harbor to try some local fish and chips. It was sunny and 64 degrees along the coast. Nice, but not bake-in-the-sun weather. At least […]