Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Weekend

I taught my first Yoga class for the Dragonridge Spa up in MacDonald Highlands. It is a beautiful facility. The studio is set up high on the second story with large open windows wrapping around the room, surrounded by beautiful palm trees, mountains, flowers and various greenery. It's a wonderful way to practice and have the opportunity to see nature and the outdoors as you're breathing and flowing, bathed by natural beauty....
The homes are stunning, I would probably lose myself if I lived in one of those monsters. Many of the architecture is very appealing neutral earthtones lots of green, hey they are on golf course, d-oh.

After class, I decided to make raw/vegan/sugar-free wheat free & gluten-free apricot sorbet and apple pie. Logan has been wheat, gluten & sugar-free for two months now and the results are definitely noticeable, greater awareness, focus, more relaxed, increased appetite and most important he acts happier and has a greater, healthier ablility to deal with stress and anger.

While I taught, Larry and Harry took the kiddos up to Cold Creek for the relief in weather (20 degrees cooler). They returned covered in mud from the "cold creek". Larry said that the twins took a couple of nose dives but all in all they had a terrific time.

We watched the firework display at the Vetran's Memorial Park in Boulder City. Just in case the kiddos were less than polite, we decided not to do the social party thing with our friends. The kids were outstanding, they ran around like a herd of wild horses, played frisbee with other kids and when firework time came they watched, in awe. It was great!

I will post some stuff from Logan's birthday (6/15), and our trip to Redondo later...

Monday, May 18, 2009


Larry and I had been talking about taking the kids out on a "treasure hunt" for the past year. Well...we finally did it, we went out with our GPS, downloaded the coordinates in the Cold Creek area of Nevada and began our seach. We found 4 "Caches" total. It was very exciting and loads of fun, next time we go out we'll have to let the kids find the treasures. Larry and I each found two, we were like kids ourselves. It was a blast. Thank you Larry for getting the ball rolling!
We're planning on doing this again during Logan's birthday weekend in June. We will leave 0ne of the travel bugs there. Travel bugs are items (mouse, other plastic animals, etc., attached to a metal dog-tag like chain (the kind military personnel wear) with an engraved plate containing a tracking code so people can see where the item has been.
I think this will become a lasting family activity. I can't wait to go again. Not to mention it's good exercise!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

15 Years Later

On Thursday, May 7, Larry and I joyfully celebrated our wedding anniversary! We decided to spend an intimate dinner together at Tommy Bahamas in Town Square, we had rum punch (tasted like the one we had in Jamaica - Appleton's Rum), Scallop Sliders (would make a meal for one), Lar had the Filet Oscar topped with lump crab and I had the Seared Ahi with the sweet chili pepper sauce (I will crave that in the future I'm sure). After dinner and a lively conversation with our waiter (he graduated with a degree in Psychology) we walked to the "fake" grass area where there was a free showing of the movie "Cars". (mental note: bring kids to this sometime) We left quickly and decided to take the Hoopdee to a wide open space where we opened up the hatch and kicked back so we could get a great view of the moon (almost full) and of the city lights. It was the perfect night, not much fuss or hoopla, just like our relationship. Here's to another 15+.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chukar hunting in Northern Nevada

Larry was so excited to take his brother Nick (from MD) and friend Harry on this hunt. They were very tired when they came home after a weekend of chasing, climbing and flushing. Nick said that was first and last time he would go on that tough of a hunt. Bailee is exhausted after such a hard days work. The guide said that she had a lot of stamina compared to many of the other dogs he had seen.
Larry sure love hunting birds. I don't really understand it but I've come to accept that it's "his thing", and I'm okay with it.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Shopping at Fresh & Easy

While standing in front of the "sample table", Spencer proceeds to grab a cup (of juice) which spills everywhere, (on Spencer, Sedona's arm, Logan's shoe & the floor).
Me: "Can I please have a paper towel?"
Logan: "Boy, that is sure a good floor cleaner, tastes good too."
F&E Employee (laughing & caught off guard): "Yeah, you're right, it is."
I didn't realize how funny that exchange was til a short time ago as I was relaying the story to my mom. That Logan is a hoot!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pictures not working

I will temporarily have to refrain from posting pictures til I figure out what's wrong...

Pujari and Abilasha

Went to a dharma talk and meditation class last night, it was splendid! My head feels crisp and clear and my heart is wide open. I'm surrounded by many messages from Spirit and guidance. I can feel the energy, I want to hear, I need to listen...
I feel the need to get away, the ocean. I've shared this with my DH this and he's supportive!
2 hour Yoga coming on Sunday! Will be great!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines Dinner at Cut in Palazzo

The Tuna Tartar and Scallop Appetizer were TO DIE FOR...
Everyone's dinner was cooked to perfection by chef Matt at the beautiful new restaurant by Wolfgang Puck. Steak, Shortrib Pot Pie, Creamed Spinach, Baby Broccoli, French Fries and for Dessert Chocolate Fondue with an amazing assortment of goodies and baked Rasberry Alaska. If I ate like that on a regular basis...I would be dead! It was a wonderful, spectacular, amazing dinner. If I could type fireworks this is where they'd be.
It was so awesome to spend time with two of our best friends, Sue and Clay! We had such a great time and we loves you to pieces...
Blogger not working correctly, I'll load pics when I can!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mom & Dad first time away...alone...

Maga was the hair stylist for the kids, she's really good with that sort of thing.

When we were prego with the twins, Larry and I agreed we would take a little trip away, alone.

We did and it was terrific! Maga came in from Cali to help Mom with the tribe. Her first day here she commented on how cute and quiet the kidlets were. By Sunday, the Honeymoon was over. All in all she had a good time. The kids wouldn't stop talking about her, she was a hit with them. Hopefully she'll come back soon!

Here she is with Sedona and the Loganator.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I will start blogging again at the end of the month. I've got lots of projects going right now including a book club started by Saghi, we're reading "Dead Until Dark". It's good so far...
I'll be back in action once I get all my loose ends wrapped up! E