Saturday, May 23, 2009

Beautiful Ride

Joel and I got a babysitter for the girl and hopped on the bike today.  This was my first time out on the motorcycle this season and I have to say, my butt hurts now.  Not my butt really but my inner thighs.  Yowza.  Anyway... we had a gorgeous ride out Cottonwood road to Cherry Lake, up Cherry Oil road to Groveland with a stop at the Iron Door Saloon and back to Tuolumne via Wards Ferry road.  Beautiful!  The Dog Wood is in bloom as is the fragrant Buckeye.  There were wildflowers everywhere! It's outtings like this that make me really stop and think about where I'm living and how much I really do love being here. 

Friday, May 22, 2009

Twain Harte Mini Golf

Twain Harte Mini Golf opened for the season tonight.  We took Amelia and she did pretty good.  She got bored after about 11 holes but we bribed her with ice cream to make it through all 18 holes.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Heat is on

So long Spring.  I had to have Joel take the cover off the swamp cooler on Saturday and not a moment too soon.  While I drove in Sonora today, my car let me know that the coolant was low, just another thing for Joel to address.  I love that my car lets me know these things before things go bad.  
Now that Summer is approaching and Amelia will be out of school, we've been looking for new and exciting ways to spend our days off, as a family.  The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art offers free admission on the first Tuesday of the month.  The Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate park also offers free admission on the third Wednesday of the month.  I really want to go to Golden Gate park as I've never been there and I've read a lot about the new Academy of Sciences and would like to see the live roof as well as the albino alligator.  We have also heard great things about the Oakland Zoo so that's going to be a priority.  Along with Family Reunions and Weddings, this summer is looking busy and fun!!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's Official!

Finally... I got my Real Estate Salesperson License number today!!!!! Many months and two sets of finger prints later but, it's now official.  If you or anyone you know (in California) need to buy or sell a home, give me a call - I need the practice. :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Proud and Embarassed... at the same time

Amelia is learning new things all the time!  Some of the things are funny, some not so much. Today, she was playing in the yard and Joel and I were talking inside as he had just gotten home when Amelia came a'runnin'.  Something had really gotten her excited "Daddy, come see." She had pooped in the yard... all by herself.  I really don't know what possessed her but when ya gotta go, ya gotta go!  I'm actually just happy that she didn't do it in her pants and... camping this summer is gonna be easy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Momma's Day!

Well, it's Mother's Day and, so far, has been a pretty lazy Sunday.  I look around at my messy house and I just can't care enough to clean it today.  We went out for breakfast and then it was back home to work in the yard a little.  A couple of margarita's later and my motavation is quite low.  Oh well, back to it tomorrow!