Thursday, January 20, 2011

Holy Elephant Seals!

We decided to have a family outting on MLK holiday and visit Cambria to see the Elephant Seals. It was a perfect afternoon, lovely weather, my mother was visiting, yada, yada, yada... Half way on hwy 46 Royal starts crying, I swear she's having flash backs of our trip to Texas, she is really upset. We actually pull off the road and take her out. Poor baby, is just not having any fun, and neither are we yet. So we finish our drive and find out that everyone and their cousins are checking out the elephant seals too. Its cool, we find a parking space, Mason and Honey get a kick out of them and their funny sounds and cute little babies. We head back, stop at a beautiful view, snap a pic, get almost home. Royal pukes all over the herself, carseat, and car. Oranges, strawberries, and rice snacks, yummy. That was fun.
And I'm asking myself..."Why do I even try?"

It's sometimes nice to hear the true story behind all the pretty pictures, and realize that everybody has an "off" day and no family is perfect, even if they look like it.
The beach was infested with Elephant Seals, I really can't believe how many there were.

Larry thinks he looks mad in every picture he is in...I think he is right. Try smiling next time sweet heart.

We stopped by the pier on the way home and went into a little nature info house they had there, as you can see I can't remember the name of it. But you got to try on head phones to hear the sounds the elepant seals made. 

The pier.

 My little tree hugger.

Here is the beautiful view I made Larry stop at for me, he was so nice about it, and even took my pic. 
I live here...are you jealous yet? It really doesn't get any more beautiful, does it.

I had to post a few of these...Mason looking too cool, and some of my sleeping one year old. I haven't gotten any of her sleeping because it is such precious time to me, I really don't like to waste it, lol!

Enjoy our "perfect family" pics! LOL!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hair be gone!

I have always had long hair, even as a kid I had long hair. Just before I got pregnant with Mason, I got a perm....yeah, you read right, a nasty perm. I don't know what I was thinking. Anyway, I let it grow out and when Mason was about 5 months, I cut the perm out of my hair, leaving me with "short" hair. I hated it! And swore I would never cut it again...

...7 years later. It was getting unmanageable and I couldn't get it to do anything I wanted it to do. So I decided that since I had enough hair I would donate it. I found a donation through Pantene...since "Locks for Love" gets an over abundance of hair, and will be sending on where my hair will help make a wig for cancer patients going through chemotherapy. Its a win, win. I get to help a good cause and look fabulous at the same time. 

I am guessing but I think I lost at least 10 lbs when he cut my was about 17 inches that was cut off. CRAZY....and gross!!
It feels great and I really like the new look, and that is the point...right!!

Click HERE to learn more about Pantene's Beautiful Lengths.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Its a Texas Christmas (Part 1)

We left the California rain and took the daring 17 hour drive out to Texas this year to visit Larry's family for Christmas. Which part of Texas you ask? Mexico...I mean El Paso. It may as well be part of Mexico, we were only about 5 miles from the border and what the newspaper called the most dangerous city in Mexico, Juarez. The heading on the newspaper read "Juarez hits 3000 murders for the year". Needless to say I did a lot of praying before we left for El Paso, thankfully we were just fine and enjoyed a week and a half of family fun. We enjoyed a day at Fantastico, baking day, Boys day (where the girls tagged along on a shopping trip), Girls day, Mexican food day, playing cards, and of course Christmas eve at Grandma O's house, and Christmas morning. 

This was our drive out of California...It was raining when we left and it was raining when we came back.

This is only 30 min into our drive. Both girls passed out, Mason wide awake.
Finally out of California, it was a beautiful sunrise.

Baking day! Cookies, cookies, cookies!

 A family friend brought by the stations fire truck to show to the kids.

Christmas eve, Honey took over the karaoke machine

 Christmas morning....Thank you Santa for the Pillow Pets. Yes Royal got one too, a white doggie with a red nose.

The Velcro wall! 

 Larry's sisters, Stormy, Misty, and Sandy.

My new favorite picture of Honey. Love that silly face!