Friday, May 29, 2009

San Diego Zoo - April '09

The world famous San Diego Zoo kept us entertained for several hours. We came, we saw, we went home... sunburnt, tired and amazed by God's creation.

And the little girl who wouldn't sit still all week, she finally caved in. Way to keep us on our toes, Heaven!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We took some pics... and we saw some things...

One of the things we wanted to do when the family was in town was take some family pics. We ended up taking pics wherever we went... from Powerhouse Park in Del Mar to Balboa Park to the San Diego Zoo. In fact, in one weeks' time my shooting finger triggered over 1500 times. That's pretty normal... for me (probably for most photographers, right?!)

Again, how can you go wrong in San Diego... beauty is all around us. I love this city!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hanging with the Haraldsens...

Here's some more pics from our family reunion/vacation ...

We made some scrumptilly-umptious cupcakes ... ganache filled chocolate and sweet cream filled red velvet cupcakes. Wow... those were great! We kept them in the fridge and fed off of them all week...

What else did we do while on vacation? The question is... what didn't we do? We had family in from Colorado, Oregon and Texas. We had people going in every direction at every minute of the day... for a week straight we were stimulating the economy all on our own. When we weren't running around we were doing this... ahhh, some down time.

Where's Auntie Lori?!

Grampa and Gramma... we sure appreciate the opportunity that is created by sharing your time share! Thanks for helping us create a time and place for us all to get together and hang out. These times are invaluable... we love you!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Family Reunion '09

All of the Haraldsens (minus my workaholic husband Lee - he joined us when he could) got together at the end of April... we enjoyed good food, time together, plenty of sleep, family traditions and time with the adorable Heaven Gabriella! We went to street fairs, farmers' markets, the San Diego Zoo, and plenty of other hours of sight seeing in our own little town.

I love stay-cations... all the pleasure of sleeping in your own bed and seeing stuff you drive by on the way to work - but don't have the time to stop!

It was really a great time... I am including a near-arial pic of the Lawrence Welk Resort where we stayed. We drove up the side of the hill across from the Resort and found a nice view of the joint. Not bad, eh? More pics to be posted later...


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