Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hippies Spotted in Murrieta!

It's nice to see some things just don't change much. Like "hippies". Spotted this rather unique VW bus in the local gas station yesterday. Apparently "Ike" is one of those counter-culture types who's stuck in the 70's. Unfortunately, Ike didn't learn to spell very well (Mobiel?).

So next time your in town, watch for Ike, who continues to thumb his nose at "The Man".

Me? Well, somehow my life went down a different road from Ike's VW and, now, I seem to have almost become "The Man".

Sunday, April 19, 2009

We Visit The 23rd Avocado Festival...

Lots of food and sun today at the 23rd Annual Avocado Festival in downtown Fallbrook.

I went down to Carrie and Kelly's ranch early so we could get there before the big crowds arrived. As you can see, even getting to this event early means it is elbow-to-elbow down Main Street!

In the photo above, three of the Avocado Princesses stopped by to say hello to Chloe, who was thrilled to see some real nobility!

After a couple of hours sight-seeing, and getting all kinds of free samples, we went back to Carrie & Kelly's to have lemonade (fresh from their lemon tree) and some treats. Robbin and Kayla joined us later for a nice lunch.

Food, sun, princesses... and more food!

Now, doesn't that sound like a perfect day?

(Click on pictures for a larger view)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Haylie & Colston Birthday Bash!

Happy 13th Birthday to Haylie and Colston!

Over 40 family members and friends from 4 counties celebrated on Saturday, April 11th.

The "teen" party included a scavenger hunt (the boys team won), a "Guess Who" trivia game with little known facts about Haylie and Colston, a Soul Train style dance exhibition, a fantastic BBQ, and of course the opening of cards and gifts.

Everyone had great time, even the sometimes embarrassed new "teens".

The dance exhibition was filmed by Matt and copies will be available as soon as we all stop laughing! We promise not to post the video on You-Tube!

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Choir Group Wins First Place!

Here's a group photo of Kayla and her Murrieta Valley High School Advanced Women's Ensemble Choir. While in New York City last month they performed in a signing competition at the famous Riverside Church... they won FIRST PLACE... Congratulations!

Kayla is in the back row, 6th person from the left. Kayla picked the "goofy" picture as opposed to the more serious pose. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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