We thought it might happen at Christmas and give us cause to sing that old song, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…” but it came and went with Emma’s two front teeth merely wobbling. As of this morning, though, both of the shiny white front teeth are gone! Continue reading
We had a nice, wet January and February and the spring was gorgeous. Lush green on all of the hills and flowers popping out all over. We went on a bike ride across the street in O’Neill Park just as the wildflowers were nearing their peak bloom. Continue reading
California has been under siege since Sunday from wildfires. We’ve had an incredibly dry spell the past two years, with literally only a couple inches falling each of the past two seasons. Couple that with our annual Santa Ana winds and you’ve got a perfect recipe for disaster. Continue reading
Last weekend we had a picnic with Marla and the kids’ playgroup at O’Neill Regional Park.
In all six families (12 adults, 25 kids and two dogs) got together to spend an evening hanging out in what passes for wilderness in Orange County. Continue reading
We were taking a relaxing walk in the canyon across the street (O’Neill Regional Park) Saturday night when we spotted a snake slithering through the bushes.
Being the fine father that I am I wanted to responsibly show my children the beauty of nature. I remember thinking about It being important to teach them to appreciate wildlife…
Pictures that aren’t of sweet Emma and Henry? Yes, ’tis true. While we were vacationing I took a few pictures of things that weren’t my progeny. Shocking, I know. Here-in you’ll find shots of the Marietta Confederate Cemetery in IR. Continue reading
I took far too long a hike in the Arroyo Trabuco Wilderness. Came back sunburned, but had a great time. I suspect the round trip was approximately 7 miles or so. If you check out the 2nd map in the link above our house is near the bottom, where the Tierras Creek Trail crosses the gray line and comes closest to Antonio.