Monday, February 24, 2014

Vince's Birthday Fun

It's that time of year again....Vince's birthday!

We spent a lovely day at the arboretum taking pictures and enjoying the greenery.  With the drought upon us it was really nice to go to a garden lush with plants and flowers and see colors other then brown.

The perfect place for dinner after playing in the garden.

When we got to El Cholo Vince's sister Marla and our niece Cecelia snuck up on Vince.  It was great to celebrate V's birthday with them.

Cecelia was so excited about the grapes that she just bought.  I freaked when I saw them because my mom made the exact same grapes when I was a kid.  They sat on our living room table.  I had to get a picture so I can show my mom and dad :)


Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I'm so excited to share a picture of my new painting by Gavrilo Gnatovich.  This painting is part of his series called, "Time Codes." 

Gav compiles info about us (like our favorite colors) and makes a painting tailored to symbols and dates that have special meanings to each individual like our birth dates and anniversaries.  Each piece is very personal.  I love this project and my awesome new piece of art!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Santa Barbara

The drive was overcast and grey.  It reminded me of an Impressionist painting.  We met up with Lorie and Gug and went to the Monarch Butterfly Preserve then walked the ocean bluffs. Later we had a delicious dinner at State & Fig then dessert at McConnells.  A super fun day!

The next day it was sunny and warm.  A great day for a hike.

Kaya has turned in to a really great dog.  She's a perfect hiking companion.

Me and the Buddha boys...

We stopped off at Fillmore on the way home and looked at the trains and did some antiquing...

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Teamsters Photo Shoot

We had a fun day photographing the staff of the Teamsters Union for their website.  Here we are goofing around before the shoot - with donuts!