Monday, April 27, 2009
We had such a lovely tour today of the Robert Mondavi Winery. It was such a great experience. We learned a ton from Doug (wonderful tour guide). I love this area. It is just so gorgeous. I think that all of you beaders out there need to consider coming here for our Glass Art and Bead Festival in Sonoma this August. Go on a bike tour, buy some beads and enjoy a nice vacation. It is just so beautiful!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Yesterday Josh and I were invited to a 1 yr old birthday party AND a baby shower. It must be Spring!
It is hard to believe that Ella is 1 already. I've known her Dad since I was 18 years old, which means 12 years. He and his wife are 2 very special people. They both are social workers (like Josh) and they both work with children and have for many years. Eric has been working at a group home for 13 years. He & Teneil have always been wonderful friends. Baby Ella couldn't choose better parents! As I was watching Ella in all of her birthday glory, I recognized how nice it would be to be only one year old again. It is pretty cut and dry. Either she wants something or she doesn't want something. Period. I want cake. I don't want cake. I want you to pick me up. I don't want you to pick me up. Life just gets so much more complicated when you are an adult.
The baby shower was for a grad schoolmate of Joshua. She looked FANTASTIC. I couldn't believe that she is due on May 15th. She looked like she was maybe 6 months pregnant. She was buzzing around making sure everyone was happy, eating, drinking, etc. It was unbelievable. I can only hope that I can look that good at 8 months pregnant! And there was more food than you can even imagine. Josh and I had to roll ourselves out of there - a piece of cake at each party probably didn't help either. But WHO passes up cake? Not us, apparently.
Today we lounged. We dropped in on Josh's Great Aunt. She recently moved into an assisted living facility. We try to visit just about every other week. She is a spark plug. She is always quick with a joke and a joy to visit.
All in all, I think it was a pretty successful weekend. Next weekend, I'll be touring wine country wtih my best friend. YAY! We purchased tickets to an all day bike tour through 6 wineries. I can't wait!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Loretta made a fabulous carrot cake for dessert. It was wonderful. A family Scrabble game broke out and I happily claimed my victory. Yay Easter!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Just so Honey doesn't feel left out. Here's her cute self because she is cute too!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Arizona Theatre Company’s
World Premier Comedy
Photo by Tim Fuller
Phoenix April 7-19, 2009
I was happy to see the theatre was so full! In a time of economic crisis, arts organizations always struggle. Donations and ticket sales tend to dwindle because it is considered a luxury...support your local theatre, no matter what theatre that may be. Live art is an important part of our past, an important part of our present and hopefully will be animportant part of our future. There is nothing quite like a live production.
As usual, ATC proves to be a wonderful Arizona asset. We are so fortunate to have a professional theatre.
Then we watched "Helvetica", which was along the lines of "King of Kong". It is a documentary that opens your eyes to a whole world of people with strong opinions if not passion for something that I have paid little to no attention to. "Helvetica" is a font. That's right, a font. You know the shape of the letters that are used in graphic design or even more simply the shape of the letters in this very blog. I know about fonts. I did not know how strongly some designers feel for or against "Helvetica". It was interesting and I suggested it to both Soft Flex Co. graphic designers.
Next weekend...."Marley and Me". Guess who chose this one? Yep, it was me. I can't wait!!!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Joshua is starting a new job today at Chidren's Action Alliance as a Research Associate. I'm so proud of him and his efforts to make the world a little bit of a better place. Here's a little about CAA:
WE COMMUNICATE the needs of children. Through research, publications, media campaigns and advocacy, Children's Action Alliance ensures that children’s needs are known and acted upon.
WE INFLUENCE policies and decisions, making our children’s best interests our state’s priority.
WE DEMAND progress from our leaders and elected officials. There is no excuse for Arizona to be ranked among the lowest in the nation in child well-being.
WE INFORM the public about the voting records of Arizona politicians, holding them accountable for their campaign promises to our kids.
WE IMPROVE children’s lives, by combining policy expertise with the power of strategic communications and advocacy to achieve real results.
WE SHARE common goals:
- That all children have health insurance
- That no child is raised in poverty and hunger
- That every child enters school ready to learn and succeed
- That no child endures the ravages of abuse and neglect
- That every child has a place to call home
- That struggling teens have the support they need to become responsible adults
Because of Children's Action Alliance, Arizona’s children are safer and healthier. Families are receiving the resources they need to better care for their young children. Kids from working families have access to health coverage through KidsCare. Thousands more children are benefiting from safe, affordable child care. And fewer children are victims of abuse and neglect.If you live in Phoenix and need to send flowers or gifts, choose to send them through Phoenix Flower Shop. CAA receives 10% of the purchase price.