Thursday, September 30, 2010

Apple + caramel = Scrumdidiliumcious!!

My sister, Shannon, and I took our sons up to OAK GLEN- Riley's Apple Farm.
It was such beautiful day and the boys seemed to really enjoy them selves.
Jacob was a little fussy for part of the time but all and all it was a new adventure for sure.

Josiah's silly faces!

We went to the Colonial part of the farm where there were children on a field trip to learn about 18th Century America . It was so cool . We all got to enjoy the war reenactment they put on with the school kids. The boys really liked the guns that were being shot off.
Jacob especially liked the guy playing the drum.

I LOVE this shot... it was such a beautiful day!

There were some quaint picnic benches were we enjoyed out lunch before we walked over to the apple orchards to pick the delicious apples.

Jacob was exhausted by this point.. if you want tell.. ; )

Jacob is so excited to walk! After the picking we stopped by the bakery and had to enjoy a caramel apple and chocolate chip cookie to complete our trip.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Our Days are " Fashioned"

"Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written,the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them."

Psalm 139:16

The loss of a grandmother, mother, sister , aunt and friend is not the easiest thing to overcome. But knowing she was a believer of Jesus Christ, I have a peace in my heart when
I write about my
" Laguna Grandma".
On August 7, 2010 , Francellene Marie Biane Roper, passed away of natural causes. The last days of her life were hard, emotional, and peaceful at the same time. She was the most fashionable, friendly woman I know.
We had a beautiful memorial service on August 20,2010, where all of her family, friends gathered to remember the fabulous woman that she was to all of us.
Per my grandmother's request, we went out to sea to scatter her ashes in Laguna Beach, CA.
We all met a down at the docs in Dana Point. We had the privileged to accompany a family friend and his wife ( Don and Judy Eckrote). They were the sweetest, most welcoming couple. It was like they were one of the family. They made us all feel so welcome and were very hospitable.


^^ Don and Judy : ) ( above)

My grandma lived in Laguna about 12 years of her life. We all visited or vacationed there at some point in our lives so it couldn't have been a more perfect location.The nautical cordanance exactly where we scattered her ashes.
Right in frontage of "Treasure Island " ( currently The Montage)

Rene and Cliff scopping out the sea with " the Captain"

A time of prayer.

^^^^ She loved being in the ocean!!

Hanging out on the boat

Everyone there had to take a picture with Grandma's infamous " glamorous" glasses

Of course we had table decor!
Mimosa Toasts to Grandma
Giving Grandma a Sip of Champagne.

My dad being " The King of the World" ;)

The whole clan. ; )

We love you Francellene ( Auntie Fran, Laguna Grandma) and
will miss you dearly!!