Friday, April 2, 2010


The kids and I went to the mountains yesterday. Our goal was gold mining at the Julian Mining Co., but the real goal was a short road trip with my two best buds. The greenery and wildflowers were unprecedented. We day dreamed about having a country place: goats, chickens, bees, and a horse each for Molly and John.
It was cold up there, and cloudy but not rainy. We were the only customers at the Mining Co. - the only ones the whole day! The guy was super nice and helpful. We learned a bit about local history and how to pan.
I got specks and the kids got only a little more, but we did get semi-precious stones that the Co. had 'seeded' the sluice with.
We ended with hot chocolate and pie from Duddley's Bakery. The best part was the drive and the baby goats.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I don't know why I am so excited about Spring this year. Maybe because of the warm weather after all the rain. The yards and canyons and hillsides of San diego are abloom!
Also health abounds in our family - a state I've learned not to take for granted this year. Anyway, I'm highly motivated to renew our home and create the perfect backdrop for all the good times on the horizon. I'm not posting any before pictures, but maybe I'll post after ones. Or better yet - invite you over for tea.