Friday, June 29, 2012

San Diego County Fair

 Brr it is cold on the moon.
 F.W being taken away by a UFO

 Everyone wants a bite of the candy apple.

Piggy Races
 Running to the fun house
My favorite!
ET phone home

Every year we do the photo booth Here is this year and some from years past. Someday I'd like to display them in the house. Since its our most reliable family picture.
Doesn't feel like summer till you go to the County fair. We go every year. This year it wasn't crowded. I've heard on the news attendance is down. I thought this year's theme "Out of This World" was pretty lame. When F.W. was young aliens were the boogie man to him. I thought some of the alien stuff was creepy. There were a few Star Wars reference but it was mostly Area 51. I guess I'm just old fashioned in wishing it was a farm theme and the fair felt more like Charlotte's Web than a trashy High School Carnival.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

My crafty sister

 Chevron is all the rage right now. My new bracelet is on the right wrist. 
  My middle sister made this bracelet for me. She made a chevron pattern out of nuts. Home Depot crafty.
This flower is my new screen saver. I had to share it. I took this picture at the San Diego County Fair. I am not sure if it won a blue ribbon but I think its lovely.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gag Reel

 Here are some random pictures that I like...
Break dancing
F.W. looking scary 
 For some reason this day D was really into taking "sleeping" pictures

 Baltimore is pretty hard core.
It is not easy to get this amount of people to smile at the camera. 
 The END of the trip...
waiting for our flight home!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Camden Yards

 Camden Yards

 4year old for only a few more weeks!
 There was a baseball game the night before but we got stuck in traffic and didn't make it to the game.

 I couldn't get enough of the bricks
(D took this picture)

 Not a fan. 

 See the circles on the ground? Those are bronze baseballs where players have hit home runs.
This guys wanted to take a picture with the kids.
Camden Yards is home to the Orioles. It's a relatively new baseball park, it opened in 1989. However it has the look and feel of an old ball park. Everyone that we met working there was friendly and helpful. We wanted to go to the baseball game the night before but it was raining all day. We figured the game was rained out. I am bummed we weren't able to go to a baseball game but it was cool to be able to walk around. The last time The Hubby and I went to Baltimore we were going to a Ravens game and that was rained out. We don't have much luck in Baltimore when it comes to sporting events.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Yeast VS Fabric

I don't have any sewing projects right now. What I have been working on is baking bread. I tried making rolls for Philly Cheesesteaks. The first batch wasn't great the oven was to hot. They were SO ugly I didn't even want to take a picture of the rolls. I'm learning from my mistakes and the next batch wasn't pretty but it tasted good. Hopefully the summer heat stays relatively cool and I can keep baking.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

America's first Cathedral

  Under the Cathedral are the arches that hold up the dome. 

A view of the dome.
While we were in Baltimore we went to America's first Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was built from 1806-1821. It's a beautiful peaceful Cathedral. The East coast style is so different from California Missions. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Raleigh: North Carolina Museum of Natural Science


 Butterfly Garden
*My nieces in the background.
 While in Raleigh we went to the Museum of Natural Science. D really loved this place. It is a big museum, 3 stories. It has lots of information on regional animals, dinosaurs and insects.  He could have spent all day here. We went with the rest of the family. When we entered the museum everyone scattered and went to what interest them. I stayed with D so that is why I mostly have pictures of him.
Caution people walk up buildings in Raleigh

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Durham, NC

I didn't get an good pictures at the High School graduation. It was in the Duke indoor stadium so my pictures were all dark. So here is a picture of the proud graduate and all her Uncles.
 Pelican's SnoBalls is so simple and yummy!
This is my nephew's favorite thing in Durham. It's shaved ice like I've never had before. They have 100 flavors! Ranging from Cherry to Pickle.

Go Bulls