Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Birthday Boy... Man?

Today is my sons 28th birthday. Where did time go? I remember his first day of school and then his graduation in 2000, that's already been 10 years ago. I am so proud of him. He graduated with honors from Optical Tech School and is still pursuing his schooling in Ophthalmology. I think he is the best Ophthalmology Tech and fill in Surgery Coordinator in Pabalan Eye Center. Pabalan Eye Center is a great office, a team that works as a family. My son is truely blessed to have such a nice place to work.
Happy Birthday Son!

Oak Glen

On Monday my daughter and I went up to Oak Glen above Yucaipa, CA.
Oak Glen is one of Southern Californias most scenic spots. The cool mile-high climate provides a beautiful change of seasons, unsurpassed in the area. Apple orchards cover the slops laden with blossoms in the Spring and apples in the Fall. The scenery is more like New England and only about 30 miles from us here in Rialto, CA. In the Fall you can visit the different orchards, taste fresh apples and cider, enjoy hot apple pie at one of the several family restaurants, feed animals in the animal park, or browse through some of the many specialty shops. Some farms and ranchers offer U-Pick apples, U-Pick berries (raspberries or blackberries), U-Press cider and country music, dinner and hay-rides. You can visit the one-room school house and take a nature walk. But today Jennifer and I just wanted to take a ride after that long week of rain, which being a California girl I am not used to being in the house that long... we had a little bit of cabin fever... so we went for a ride and it was beautiful. Most establishments were not open due to the snow they got, but went had lunch and some apple pie and ice cream. Yummy! Here are a few pics my daughter took on our way up.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing friends and family alike a "Happy New Year".
Wow! Where did 2009 go... it went by faster that a speeding bullet.

Dad's Christmas Quilt

This is the quilt I made dad for Christmas.
He was so excited to get a quilt just for him.
I had a lot of fun making it... until my sewing machine
decided to quit. I had to bring out my older and smaller
machine and was that a challenge to finish his quilt.
I stayed up until 3:00 a.m two nights in a row.
After ripping out much of the quilting that was
teribble, (my walking foot does not fit the smaller machine)
I quilted it in panels and then put them together.
That turned out to be much better with the smaller machine.
All that matters is I finished it and dad loved it.