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Monday, June 08, 2020

Solar Eclipse

The kids got to witness their first solar eclipse since the one previous was in 1994 and they weren't born yet.  This was a annular solar eclipse, which meant the moon passes in front of the sun creating a "ring of fire." More info on wiki

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blog has moved.

Looks like I've maxed out on my photo storage capacity so this blog is continuing on at Mother Bliss v2.0. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sky Zone

My friend told me about Groupon and I'm really glad she did.  We've been finding really good deals on stuff which has allowed us to enjoy things we probably wouldn't of been able to at regular price.  One of our awesome deals was a half-priced one-hour jump session at Sky Zone in Riverside.  This place was really cool, it's a room with a bunch of trampolines.  Jumping around takes quite a bit of energy, the one-hour was plenty.  We had so much fun, it's a place we'd like to visit again sometime.

You can try dunking a basketball!

The foam pit was pretty cool 'cuz you can do a flip into them.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Emi's Haydn Sonata

Emi finished her first year at IAA and she was offered to participate in the Summer Program so she took a break from her first summer job at the dining hall to take the two-week course.  For her recital she played in three performances, her solo piece was the Haydn Sonata no. 50 in D major, Hob XVI/37.   She has improved a lot in her one year at IAA, by the end of her four years she's going to be amazing. ^_^

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cherry Time Again

Cherry picking has been one of those things we have been good about going every year.  It gives us an opportunity to do something with my folks, and being able to eat a lot of cherries isn't bad either!   Emi was working so she didn't get to join us, I guess it's something I'll have to get used to as the kids get older. 

Got a lotta cherries so tried making some Fresh Cherry Pie.  So good.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Abby in the Parade

Idyllwild girls representing Girl Scouts Troop 561.

Abby joined the Scouts so she got to be in the parade.  The first See in a parade. ^_^
With Scout Buddy Lexi.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Marmu's 8th

Marmu turned 8 this year.   She got some treats and we sang to her.  Here's to many more, Marmu!
Abby made her a peanut butter doggie cupcake with peanut butter frosting, topping with a homemade pumpkin-peanut butter doggie treat.


All them peanut butter is messing with my mouth!

Ha ha, Roscoe's got sticky mouth too. ^_^

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Entering Decade #4

I usually don't celebrate my birthdays (except go hiking), but since it was my big 4-0, David said we should do something.  There had been one thing I'd been wanting to do but hadn't been able to get the family on board so I took advantage of my special day and asked to get one of those sepia toned ol' time photos taken.  Surprisingly they were hard to find, but I found one in Big Bear.  We added kayaking into the mix since we'd already be in Big Bear.

Woke up to Monkey Bread Emi made for me.

Only two kayaks were available so Abby and I got a canoe.

Walked around downtown till our photo time.
They look cute, but at the time it was hilarious to see each other in these clothes, we couldn't stop laughing.

Found an arcade, Emi and I played some pool.
Dinner at a pub which had a foosball table.  Sage and Abby vs. Daddy.  Abby just scored.

Came home to some cream puffs Abby made for me.
Good day, good birthday.