Thursday, December 22, 2011

turkey day/weekend in p-town

any family gathering starts and ends with a good game of rummy.

Jacob getting a haircut

at woodland lake with the fam...and aunt laurel!

we bird watch when aunt laurel visits.

messing with the ducks.

on top of porter mtn

jenny and sofia and isabel on porter mtn.

hiking up porter mtn

before the hike up...the usual group shot. minus dad and myself

a little target practice in the backyard.  sofi did pretty well

jacob and his best shot out of 5

so careful in his aim...

getting the thanksgiving table ready

made a lemon meringue pie for the first time for aunt laurel. our usuals are pumpkin, pecan, key lime, and apple.

no thanksgiving is complete without the delicious wessel family rolls

isabel and aunt jenny working on the rolls

table set and ready

isabel's target shooting...did better than me!

sofia's turn at helping with the rolls.

Friday, November 18, 2011


I love hiking...and this valley certainly has some super mtns to hike. My kids and I all agree that camelback is our favorite so far. The parking is a nightmare (I had no idea!!) and we were lucky to find a spot on our third time looping around. It helped that it was an overcast cool day.

Friday, October 28, 2011

my baby is 8.

Isabel's birthday was during her October break from school. She spent the week with her brother and sister in California with her dad. So she was away from me on her birthday!! It was hard for me, but she had a super time with her dad. That's what matters. When they returned to me we had a 'birthday party' for her. Love her!