Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Trinity Pet Hospital


Both of the dogs needed shots and their yearly checkup.  Chloe has never been sick...thank God!  AND Molly has not been sick in a year...MIRACLE!  Anyway, Nathan helped me take them to the vet last week...they are both healthy and totally caught up on their shots and tests!  We love our puppies!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tio's Tacos

 On the way home from the Mission Inn, we stopped at Tio's Tacos.  WOW...it's more than a restaurant, it's an experience.  The story is: the owner does not throw anything that can be uses away, so her creates works of art.  Above is a huge "man" on the roof, and some other things on the ground.
 As you enter, this is at the driveway.  It is huge and completely filled with crushed aluminum cans.  Weird...yes!  Interesting...yes!
 A cute couple driving a wagon...
 and this interesting couple...boobies and other "plumbing" is flowing water...um ya....don't know what else to say about that...
 TONS of agua fresca...which I LOVE!  I'm sure I was Mexican in my last life, because I love the culture, the people, the food...everything!!
Ordering...Darrell had Camerones a la Diablo...shrimp from the devil...it was SPICY HOT!!
 A misc tree carved with a face...
 See the huge mermaid behind Darrell with the tail coming up to the left...and the "man" suspended between the trees...hysterical...trippy...
 Another man filled with cans...
 My lunch...rolled tacos with guac...totally delish!
 A bench with eyes...
 HUGE...see the bench to the left, it will give you a sense of the size...
Good Bye...please come again...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

22nd Wedding Anniversary

 Last week Darrell and I celebrated our 22nd Anniversary!  It does not seem possible that it's been that long, especially considering we dated for 4 years before we married.  I love him more today than ever before!  I always know he has my back and supports me in all that I do.  We spent the weekend at Mission Inn, as we have several times in the past.  It is so beautiful and serene.

 We LOVE the restaurant right across the street called Mario's Place.  Darrell had pork, veal, and lamb tortellini.
 The grounds and buildings at Mission Inn are breathtaking!  Each time we go, we find something new.

Here's to 22 more years!  I LOVE YOU DARRELL!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Luncheon With Some of my Favorite Students

 I invited 3 of my very special former Students to my house with their kiddos...I adore all of them SOOOO much and loved having them for lunch and to swim!  Above is Emily and Camilla dancing on the pool deck!
 Here's a group shot of the 3 ladies and MOST of the kids.  I made Chinese Chicken Salad for the adults and they liked it...none of them had ever tried it before!
 This is Eugenia and her 3 beautiful kids.  Lizette doesn't look too happy, but I think she was just tired from ALL of the swimming!
 This is Laura and Camilla...SO cute!
 One of the girls made Barbie a swimming pool...I just love little girls!
 Myself with Graciela.  Graciela was in my class for 5 years, even before her youngest 2 were born.  I feel like she is more like family, and she is such a terrific Mommy!
 A great photo of Eugenia and Laura...such great Mommy's!!
 Emily...I want to kiss her cheeks!
 Ashley is Graciela's oldest daughter and is going into 7th grade.  She started coming to my parenting class when she was 4 years old!
 Daniel LOVED swimming...and the watermelon!
 Camila wasn't too sure about the pool float!
 Cute, cute cute!
 A group shot!
 Carly and Emily...they loved Chloe!
A photo of all the kiddos and myself.  I am excited to see what the future holds for all of these kiddos!! We had a beautiful afternoon of food, fun, and swimming!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Lizette and Diana...My Girlies!

This is Liz and Diana...they are 2 of the little girls who were in my class a couple of years ago and I have kept up with their lives since moving schools.  When they first came to my class they had never left their Mama, so they screamed when my aide and I had to take over so Eugenia (Mama) went to English class!  It was one of the most extreme cases of separation anxiety I had ever witnessed.  Diana was under a year and Liz was not even 2, now they are 3 and 4 years old.  They are SO DELIGHTFUL...I had so much fun spending the morning with them!  They are bi-lingual, so they teach me some Spanish and I hopefully help them with their English!  They have an older brother who was getting fitted for hearing aides, so Mama let the girls come to my house for a few hours.
 They love strawberries...

 AND we made a lot of art creations.  See that little red thing, it is a new type of hole punch and I loved it.  I am going to go get several for my classroom.
 Diana is just starting to get her pincher grip down and is doing excellent!
 Liz can write almost the entire alphabet and she has mastered the art of heart-making!  Looks at those gorgeous eyes...WOW!!
 The girls wanted to try using my camera, so Liz took a picture of Diana, Chloe (mid-yawn), and I.
 Diana took a self-portrait...cutey-pie!
And then she took a picture of her sister!

I truly adore these kiddos and their Mama.  I hope that they are learning from me each time I see them because I know I am learning frome them!  Thanks Eugenia, for sharing the girls with me!