Monday, September 29, 2008

Riding the Spine Continues

My Mom and Dad with my 3 sons
The family picture at Jacob's farewell



My son Jacob spent the last 2 months at home with his dad and I while working furiously on creating websites for people to earn more money to continue his journey into S. America. They left 2 weeks ago and according to my last conversation with Jacob they leave from Panama today paddling kayaks loaded with their bikes and gear to Cartagena which is 500 miles away.  Yes, I wasn't to thrilled with the idea but he assured me they will be fine and he will be careful. He then tells me it is far safer than walking their bikes through Columbia where a whole squad of police were kidnapped 2 days earlier.  Isn't that reassuring? 
In any case, I thought it would be fun to share a few pictures of the commotion in our house while Jacob, Goat and JJ were packing their gear.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Kern County Fair "Best In The West"





Last night Brad and I joined Justin, Barbie and Aubrey and we went to the Kern Co. Fair. We all had a great time eating corn on the cob, lemonade, carmel corn and riding a couple of rides. Aubrey loved the animals and actually got to ride an elephant and the pony. Barbie got lots of pictures but my battery died shortly after getting to the fair so I have only a few. However, as you can see, Brad and I took pictures in the photo booth. It was so funny because Brad said he'd never been in a photo booth and didn't realize that it would take 4 pictures. I kept trying to get him to make a face, kiss or smile but he'd make a face and wouldn't wait for the flash so I look stupid and he looks surprised!! It was a fun night and being a grandparent is wonderful, Aubrey was quite the trooper and although she had her moments we all had a great time at the fair.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Little Nemo



Aubrey's newest interest at grandma and grandpa's house is our DVD of Little Nemo. Everyone in the family has watched it 3-4 times last week and now within five minutes of getting to our house she starts asking to see Little Nemo!!! I have all the Disney movies in VHS but very few in DVD so I think a trip to the store is in order. I am hoping Little Mermaid or something else will be of interest to her too.


Look at the intensity of her face ....

Friday, September 5, 2008

Official Picture

Championship Picture
CH Rise N Shine's She's So Hot
Saucie

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Channing's New Ball

video
This video is of  Rise N Shine's Hot Property "Channing".  Julie entrusted him to me to show in California for the next couple of months so I can get more experience grooming and handling a Pomeranian in conformation.   He took Winner's Dog in his first show in Santa Barbara. Channing LOVES his toys and this is a video of his newest toy he enjoys playing with Jacob.