The Close of the Conference and the Celebration of a Birthday

The Story Circle Conference ended today and was absolutely wonderful. It was an opportunity to see old friends, make new ones and learn a lot about writing. I was sad to leave but happy to come and see my family, who had gathered for a barbecue. Here are some pictures of the gang. Great Niece…

Luna’s Birthday Bash

Luna’s 3rd birthday party was held today in a park near her home in Highland Park.  There was a bounce house, birthday cake, pizza and a pinata.  These pictures capture much of the afternoon activities; however, I now realize that most of the photos center on the pinata.  At least it’s possible to get a…

Easter Day in Photos

This should pretty much say it all. St. Thomas the Apostle, Fully Festooned A portion of our motley crew of acolytes One acolyte gone astray in search of Easter eggs Auntie Liz and Luna at the Easter egg hunt Luna’s happiest moment: Meeting the Easter Bunny with Auntie Rachael            …

Ray’s Birthday in Photos

Ron, Rachael, Nico, Liz and Ray Auntie Rachael, Luna and Nico Nico Casey (Luna’s Godfather) and Gregorio Casey , Sarah, Liz and Ron Homemade Pizza Ray’s Hummingbird Cake

Photos at the Orange Grove

Our friend Jared Tredway took some photos when we were last up in Ojai for a camping trip. These were taken before other family members arrived so not everyone is included, but they are sweet so I wanted to share them. Here is a glimpse at what Jared saw when he was there with us,…

The Magic Flute Tonight – A Completely Unique Production

Ray and I were the lucky recipients of tickets to see Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, tonight at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This rendition was staged as a silent movie with graphics that flashed on a huge screen on the stage. The performers appeared via doors that swung open and closed for their solos. This was…

My Last 24 Hours: Sweet Fun

Thank you all so much for those sweet birthday wishes. What a treat to hear from so many people near and far, friends old and new. This is the best part of Facebook, the connection to others and I am grateful. So consider yourselves much appreciated. We have been up in Ojai with Luna since…

My Utah Family and a Birthday

Today is my nephew’s birthday.  Jim is my sister’s son and is one of my favorite people in the world.  Our families are very close since Ray and Jim became fast friends about ten minutes after we got married back in 1980.  Jim turned 49 today.  Hard to believe he is that old since I still…

Luna Day

I spent the day with my granddaughter, Luna, today. I have lots of pictures. I realize this doesn’t further any discussion about our troubling world events, but it brings lightness to my heart, which I am happy to share. Luna, Cordelia and Frankie at the Dog Park At the regular park Turkey burger and fries…