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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thank you God for new days...

I love spring flowers. There is something about the promise of a new season, a new day that I not only love...but need. I had a terrible day yesterday, I was the worst version of myself. The worst wife, the worst mom, the worst friend...and even though I knew it-I could not pull myself out of it. The downward spiral continued ALL DAY. So today I took my family and set out on the Blossom Trail to find proof of a fresh start. Thank you, LORD for letting me find it...and feel it. Here are some pictures we took...enjoy!


Ellie had just about had it...it took much longer than I thought to find the "perfect" spot- I drove my family crazy, and Ellie was waaaaay past her naptime.

But not too tired to enjoy some sweet time with her Papa...what could be better than this.


The boys were all terrified of the bees...you could hear them buzzing all around you, we even had some land on us...you can see a small hint of the panic mixed with excitement in Nicholas' expression.

My sweet Patrick had some of the cutest pictures today...he got most photogenic...

Christian was ready to be home about an hour before this shot was taken....but he hung in there!



My sweet Ellie...







Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Disneyland February 2010

Here are some pics from our recent trip to Disneyland!







































Very Mysterious.....

Winchester Mystery House....
Poor Mrs. Winchester was convinced that if her house wasn't in a constant state of construction she would be haunted by the ghosts of all those killed by Winchester Rifles. It made for a sad, tragic and lonely life for her, but a great afternoon for us! The enormity of this "house" is hard to comprehend and you could easily get lost in stairways to nowhere and room after room of luxury.
We took the regular tour (they also have a behind the scenes for 10 and up) that lasted about an hour to an hour and a half and it was just enough for Ellianah.


When the tour ends, you are free to explore the grounds...which is where Randy found these cool giant stones. They look like they were brought in from some ancient ruin...








The house and the grounds were beautiful...if only Mrs. Winchester could have truly enjoyed them. I'm sure she could have found a better use for her money to right the wrongs then building a giant house even she didn't enjoy. She spent most of her time in only a small fraction of this mansion...












Thanks for a fun afternoon!