Sunday, September 28, 2008

Women's Retreat at Mt. Calvary

I've just returned from our annual "Women's Retreat" at Mt. Calvary in the hills above Santa Barbara: a beautiful venue! I often feel it's an "island floating in a sea of clouds" - and the skies are so black and clear you feel like you can stretch out your hand and touch the stars! Beautiful gardens, good food, wonderful gathering-of-women... What more could one ask?!! Here are some scenes from our weekend - a combination of hard work and play!
Sunrise at the labyrinth.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

September Birthday Celebration!

We gathered to celebrate September birthdays!
Two of our September Birthday Girls sport their crowns and pose...

Balloon fun!

Taylor wears the wrappings of her surprise ball.

Trey sports his mom's bathrobe.

Ooops! Guess who got into the cake and discovered the joy of whipped cream?!! (She liked it a lot!)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


When Ron asked Erin where she would like to go for dinner for her birthday, she quipped, half joking, "The French Laundry" - and Ron managed to get a reservation! I spent the night Sunday night while they were in Napa (dining elegantly!)... Alex and Jack are so cute I couldn't resist sharing these pictures!