Sunday, July 20, 2008

New Car?

I know it's silly to get sentimental about a car but I really was sad to sell my RAV4. I guess it's all the memories that I had during the 7 years I owned it. Here's my snazzy new Camry! I haven't had a car for about 15 years having had my truck and then the SUV.

French Festival - More dogs and Femme Fatale Drag Revue

How do I look ladies?
Notice the matching striped shirts and berets?
She was one of the Can Can dancers and then participated with her doggie in the Poodle Parade.
Ooh La La!!!! Who is this? He was a bonus at the festival as part of the Femme Fatale Drag Revue.
Yes, this hottie is a male. All the entertainers were quite good and this particular singer really knew how to strut her? stuff!

This was a really fun event with great French food, lots of fun stuff to buy and great entertainment. I think it will become an annual event for me.

French Festival - Poodle Parade in Santa Barbara

Here's some great pics from last weekend at the French Festival in Santa Barbara. It always makes me feel better when I see that there are people crazier than I with their dogs.
Mon Ami! Is that the Mona Lisa?
Black dress with pearls for Madame and the black poodle?
These dogs looks a bit still?
Mon Cheri - we should always have an unbrella to shade our delicate skin from the sunshine. Whoops! I only think I am a French Poodle.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Night of Blues Music

Just some pics from Saturday evening when we all went to dinner and to see four blues bands. Great music, good food, entertaining people watching and a memorable evening with some of my favorite people!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dizzy's 60th Birthday in Mission Bay

What a beautiful setting for a birthday party! It was so much fun to see Dizzy, Sabrina and Shannon and meet all their kids.
Dizzy and I have been friends for about 20 years. We worked together and spent many holidays together but haven't seen each other for about 10 years. She lives in Ohio now with her daughter Shannon and family.
That's Victoria, Karlee, Sara and Olivia (twins) and Tyler - five of Dizzy's 7 grandchildren.
This is Oliver. He was a Mother's Day gift to Dizzy and is so darn cute! Look at that hair! He's a pretty special pup as he got to fly from Ohio to spend the week in Mission Bay for the party.
Sabrina, Karlee and Seanah.

Arizona - Brittany's Graduation

Marv and I went to Arizona for Brittany's graduation. Marv, Jeff and Tony spent the day on the golf course while we were getting ready for the party. There was a bit of excitment a couple of doors down the street - a man had stabbed himself in the abdomen and his wife was running around yelling for help. I thought she was just some crazy woman but apparently she had come into the garage and found her husband with this huge knife in his stomach. Luckily, Jennifer had watched enough Grey's Anatomy to know we shouldn't pull it out and we called the paramedics for the woman and the man is okay.
That's Brittany in the yellow with her mom, Jenn and Auntie Laura!
Brittany and new mommy Kelli.
Tyler has gotten so tall. He's now living with his Aunt Debbie and Kelli brought their younger brother Ruben for the visit.
Relaxing after the celebration with Marv and Lola.

Summer - friends and family

This is my lovely friend Rose. We were celebrating her 91st birthday in Santa Barbara. I met Rose a few years ago and she holds a special place in my heart.

Marv and I went to spend the day with the Bolks family a few weeks ago. Going to dinner with the whole crew is always an adventure. This is Maria's sister Nicholette and below is Rich and Maria.
It's tough to get my mother to smile but here she is on her birthday and she looks pretty happy!
Ruth is my mom's best friend and has been part of my life as long as I can remember. Her daughter Kathy is Mark's Godmother.