Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pictures Galore

Thanks to the stolen laptop, it's been awhile since I've been able to show off any new pictures. These two have to go down as two of my all-time favorites! Hard to believe, but this backdrop in Yosemite is just shy of two hours' drive from our doorstep. We spent a day in Yosemite when my mom was here back in April. You can double-click any of the thumbnails to get a full screen view and these first two are simply breathtaking (for you non-Central Valley folks, be sure to notice Bridal Veil Falls on the far right side of the screen).
Last Thursday, Tori, Mandy and I surprised Trae by showing up in her classroom 30 minutes before the end of the day with a cupcake-cake for her buddies. As you can tell, she was memerized by it all!
For her birthday, Trae invited some friends to Color Me Mine, a pottery store in Riverpark where you can select a piece and then put an artistic touch to it. I think all the girls picked out a coffee mug which they decorated for their moms. Following the art work, Mandy took the girls to see Prince Caspian.
While big sis and friends were at the theater, lil sis enjoyed herself at Hannah Holcomb's birthday bash. All told, last weekend saw three birthday parties, two graduation parties, one sleepover, one softball game, and a whole lot of memorable times.

For me, one of the real highlights of last weekend was the opportunity to honor 13 Woodward Park'ers from the Class of 2008. Mike Avedikian, Grady Lane, and Company put together one of the neatest video celebrations to the graduates you'll ever see, complete with words of advice and love from each of their parents.