Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Family Time

The things that make us smile is time with our loved ones!

Saturday morning entertainment on a sled.

Bundle up because baby it's cold outside!

Penguin Ornaments

 I'm getting my craft time in earlier than normal. 

These are my little penguin felt ornaments with real feathers for wings & Pendleton Woolen scarves & hats (the wool was from a shoe bag I was going to get rid of until I decided it would make great accents to keep these guys warm.)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our Niece - Gabrielle

Saturday night, Mike & I finally got to meet our adorable niece,
Gabrielle Candrian, and her fiancé, Rafael Valez
We met at Lark Creek Restaurant in Larkspur, California. We spent over three hours eating but mostly talking right next to a cozy, warm fireplace. 
(I'm sure our waiter wondered if we'd ever leave!)

Mike & I fell in love with both of them! For all of you who know about our family, let's just say this get together was about time! 
To Rafael & Gabby happy wedding in just 12 days.  You make a great couple!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Muir Woods

So beautiful, so peaceful...Muir Woods

"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
- John Muir

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday Morning Run

I asked Mike to smile & he said he was. exhausted smile, maybe? 
This was after his 7 mile run.  His father use to run this trail & this was a goal of his to run it too. 

Saturday morning, at 7 a.m., Mike & I headed to Stinson Beach, California so Mike could participate in a race (which upon arriving there, we learned that the race was canceled.) After being annoyed, Mike found a bunch of people to run the Dipsea Trail with which meant running a ton of hills, over rocks & branches, hundreds of steps but beautiful views.  He ran with a new friend, Charlie. I took a different route and enjoyed a run north on Highway 1, then thru the streets of Stinson Beach and onto the was warm and beautiful and so easy to run at sea level.  My new pocket-sized camera joined me and this is what I saw:

Notice...this guy caught this fish right before I snapped this photo.

After our morning runs.

Charlie & Mike...just finishing the Dipsea Trail Run...two exhausted men.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Marshmallow & Cutout Cake Ideas

Do these images inspire you to be creative?

More fun ideas with Marshmallows,
I've never made these but always wanted to
...maybe for the grandchildren.

Can you guess that I think cut-out cakes are adorable? 
Again, the grandchildren will benefit
from my love of being creative.