May 31, 2010

memorial day

"Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes – Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth."
W.J. Cameron

photo: Ricky Carioti-Washington Post

May 27, 2010

sweet party cake

Adorable little cake from Sweet Paul's first issue of his online magazine. A beautiful magazine filled with recipes, crafts and entertaining ideas. You can see it all here.

May 25, 2010

may happenings

Mother's Day get together with family. Kids, puppies and fun!
Brittany, Andrew and Noah moved into a cute house. Noah is so happy with his new backyard to play in!
We were able to celebrate Danielle's birthday with her since we were in DC at the time. Her other exciting news was that she got her name on a publication at work. So happy for her!
Brittany and Andrew celebrated their 3rd anniversary on May 11.
Loving Peonies that have arrived this month.
photo: Amy Nieto Photography

May 23, 2010

favorite things about our trip to DC

Hanging out with my daughter and her boyfriend for two whole weeks. We miss you guys already!
Having my daughter cook a delicious dinner for me for the first time for me in her own place.
Dawn, Steve, Sam and Emi meeting us in DC for a weekend of fun!
Finding a yummy restaurant Bittersweet in Alexandria that I kept coming back to eat in. Loved all the vegetable dishes, cupcakes, cookies, sandwiches and drinks.

Taking the kids on a bike tour of the monuments.
Walking the streets of DC and Alexandria and seeing the beautiful architecture and landscaping. So different from California.
Spending time in one of my favorite places the Newseum. So much history in there like the top of the world trade center after 9-11.
My niece Aubrey taking us on a personal tour of the capitol where she worked.
Having the best burger in my entire life at Ray's Hell burger. One of Barack Obama's favorites too. Thanks Aubrey for taking us there.

We had the best time on our trip and have so many wonderful memories. Can't wait for our next vacation!