Monday, August 30, 2010

Up and Coming Artist

This blog post is dedicated to one of the precious girls in our high school youth group, Jessie Garcia. She is a beautiful young woman of God, and we are beyond blessed to have the privilege of knowing her.

Awhile back on our traditional Saturday morning garage sale run, I stumbled upon a dingy old painting with a rustic, wooden frame that screamed of potential.

Jessie discovered the piece one afternoon while hanging out at our house after church, and asked if she could paint something for us over the old canvas.

A few weeks ago she unveiled her gorgeous work of art and we now have an original Jessie Garcia proudly hung above our fireplace.

Thanks Jessie, we love it!

Houdoggy Strikes Again

Naughty Char Char.

Good thing you're cute.


We love our nephews and were blessed to spend the day with them on Sunday!

Mom & Dad Steinbarger, Amy, Jerry, Fitzgerald & Camden joined us for church and a day at the Beach Club. Here are a few of the day's highlights.

Swimming in the sand...
Hanging out with Nana and Papa...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Simple Life

Today we needed a carrot and some strawberries.

So we did what you do when you live in Spreckels and you need a carrot and some strawberries. We hopped on our bikes and rode through the fields along Spreckels Boulevard, down to The Farm.

We bought a carrot and some strawberries, hung out with the goat and the duck, and then went back home.

Then Jason took a nap.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

When Charlie Met Black Jack

Things didn't go so well.
Think we'll try again tomorrow!


Makes me miss New Zealand.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Zach is Back

This morning Charlie and I snuck away for a few hours to visit our cutie patootie friend Zach...and his mommy :)

We just hung out and relaxed,Did some leg extensions,
And made faces at each other while shopping at Target.
It was a great morning.

Then we came home.

Not quite long enough, but definitely worth the drive!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

So Long, Homecation

A few more highlights from our Homecation:

Lazy afternoon drive up Saddleback Mountain...

(what great scenery we chose as the background for this photo)

Jason surfing T Street...
Del Mar Raceway with Mom, Dad, Grandma & Grandpa...

Designing and building the lattice wall on our patio...
Two awesome additions to my old pot with a cool spiky plant thing and a deep purple velvet lamp shade...
Barbeque out front with the neighbors...

A perfect afternoon napping and bodysurfing in Laguna...
Birthday present from Mom & did they know I've always wanted a bright purple fuzzy North Face jacket? Perfect for those chilly Southern California summer nights...
Pesto Cavatappi...
So long, homecation. Come again soon!