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Visit to Florida

Visit to Florida

Recently (as in last week), I paid a visit to Florida. I lived in Florida for my High School (in Kissimmee) and College (in Tampa) years. And, yes, I even worked at Disney World when I was in High School – aka the BEST JOB EVER!! My Mom still lives in Kissimmee and I made a visit to […] Read more…

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San Francisco Spring Break

San Francisco – City by the Bay -The City – whatever you call it, I’m sure you’ll agree it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We are so lucky to live close to such an amazing place and also lucky we were able to spend 3 days there recently with the monkeys […] Read more…

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St. Thomas & St. Maarten

Here are some more recent cruise photos to share with you!!! After our first stop in Nassau, our Princess Cruise ship stopped in St. Thomas and St. Maarten. This was in February, a perfect time of year to go to the Caribbean! This was Pops & my 5th cruise with Princess Cruise Lines and it […] Read more…

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Nassau

Here’s a little Wordless Wednesday post of photos from our recent cruise ship stop in Nassau in the Bahamas. The sky this day was full of mystery making for some dramatic pics! More cruise ship photos and fun posts are coming!!! Read more…

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Wordless Wednesday

Well, almost wordless. Here are a few pics of life around here this past week. Of course, they focus on my favorite things – Grandsons, Bubba and Food!! Read more…

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Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass

I was fortunate enough to preview Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass on Tuesday night, so I’ll add a no-spoiler little review here before my previous informational post about the movie. Disney’s Alice Movie Review Open up your imagination and let it soar – as you should when seeing any movie directed by Tim Burton. […] Read more…

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The Bubbster

It’s 2016 and here he is still doing well. If you have a Frenchie then you know about all the issues that can arise (out of nowhere) with these little ones. Today I just thought I’d post a few very recent pics of Bubba – a little Friday fun! Here he is in his morning […] Read more…

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End of Summer Fun

Pops and I were lucky enough to have a few days with the monkeys over Labor Day weekend. Here at some shots of the fun we had visiting Tiburon, Angel Island and Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (Posting from my phone – trying to get used to it since I always have it with me!!) We […] Read more…

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Malibu Day 1 – 2015

We took the monkeys on a road trip for a few days of fun in Malibu in Southern California!!  Of course, all road trips have their tasty snack-attack stops as seen above! We arrive at Paradise Cove to stay with our great friend Sam who is house-sitting our friend Gary’s house – and OH what […] Read more…

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Train to Sacramento

Even though I haven’t finished posting about our Utah trip (some things came up), I’m leaping ahead to share our train trip adventure from this past week. To kick off summer with the monkeys, Pops and I decided to take the Capitol Corridor Amtrak train from San Jose to Sacramento to visit the train museum […] Read more…

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Bubba’s Best Friend

Bubba has a BEST Friend! Meet SIMBA! He’s our neighbor’s dog. They are inseparable when together…and just so stinkin’ cute in their own ways. There’s the sturdy, calmness of Bubbster: He exists with almost a “Zen” quality at times: Just a total relaxer if there ever was one: As opposed to the spunky – almost […] Read more…

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Randomness 2015 – Series #1

Um, so you may have noticed there’s not a lot of posting going on here at the blog this year. I assure you though, there is more posting happening on other social media platforms and hope you will join me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+. I’m finding that finding the time to post has […] Read more…

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Westlini

Aaahh this boy!! My youngest Grandson Westly – my hubby’s “mini-me”. He is in-a-word just AWESOME! He keeps us all so very entertained with his constant chatter, ideas, expressions and love. He has such incredible self-expression and self-confidence and oh my gosh I hope he never loses these parts of himself. I hope he never finds […] Read more…

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from me and my crew…yep this is us. We don’t seem to take those lovely family pics – which is why I fit in here oh-so-well!   We all have our qwerks, our unique abilities, our likes and dislikes, (the inability to stand still for a photo being one of them) and I […] Read more…

Thanksgiving Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving!! I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately…off traveling actually and then, well, working…but I’m back and I have so much to share and to be thankful for. First of all, if you’re actually reading this post…well I’m SOOOO thankful for you. I am just filled with: YOU are why I blog…sharing is […] Read more…

Princesses

The princesses…my beautiful little cousins. Oh how fun to be that age and to play dress-up!! I just love these photos and had to share them…oh and I just LOVE these two precious girls! First, we have Princess Cadence:   And next, Princess Esme: A fun way to end the week wouldn’t you say?? Happy […] Read more…

Schoola #GivingStyle

My favorite site to purchase gently used children’s clothing (while raising money to support schools in need) Schoola has a new program called #GivingStyle ready for all you fabulous parents to participate in. I’m so excited about this and all the Schoola programs! This amazing company is growing and currently has 3,000 schools that they’re helping.  What does Schoola […] Read more…

Yosemite Fun Photos

Happy Friday everyone!! I just realized that I never posted some photos from our last trip to Yosemite – which was actually a few months ago. So, I thought for some Friday fun, I’d post some here: We brought Bubba with us on this last trip…and took a few little hikes on the valley floor […] Read more…

Ruby Rocket’s

Still trying to hang on to Summer a bit here, how about you? If you are too, and are interested in trying a healthier frozen summer treat, then you should give Ruby Rocket’s popsicles a shot. These tasty frozen pops are are different than other popsicles as they’re made with a mix of both fruits and […] Read more…

Our Little Scottish Dancer

We have another star in our family. Westly, at age 5 (almost 6) already has a love of the stage. We knew he had a love of dance with his previous tap performances for family and friends. And now we know he has the Scottish Dancing Bug!! I’m sure you can’t help but notice how […] Read more…

Mr & Mrs Llaneza

I had the great pleasure of taking photographs for my lovely friends Jeff & Leilani’s wedding on Maui August 5, 2014. No, I am not a wedding photographer, but she had faith in me and I just couldn’t resist – especially since I knew the day would be gorgeous…well, because as you can see, Jeff […] Read more…

Back to Schoola Shopping

I mentioned in a recent post how I’m working with the website Schoola, an online shop dedicated to recycling brand-name children’s clothing. Schoola collects, organizes and then resells this used clothing giving 40% of the proceeds back to schools in need. Well, I decided to give this online site a try and see how easy could it be […] Read more…

Cruisin’ Day 3

Day 3 of our cruise was supposed to be a stop in Oregon…unfortunately, the waters in the harbor were too rough for us to dock. Fortunately, there’s lots of playing to be done on the ship….and playing is something that these 3 guys are really good at! AND also lots of lounging and swimming to […] Read more…

Cruisin’ Day 2

On to Day 2 of our Cruise…actually, this is so much fun posting weeks later, not that it’s been fun being under the weather, but it’s fun re-living our cruise again now through these photos. Day 2 began, well, with food of course…but then we were on to checking out more of the ship – […] Read more…

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