Saturday, November 28, 2009

Becky's Golden Birthday...

Becky celebrated her 27th Birthday on Nov. 27th. Ruby choose a front row seat in case Mom needed help blowing out the candles.

Scott, Becky and Ruby

Sometimes it's hard to find a smile... huh, Ruby?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ruby's First Thanksgiving...

Ruby smiling for the "Pep"arazzi...

Ruby with Nonie Laura...

Showing off her pink Uggs from Australia...

Thanksgiving Day...

Hmmm. Where to begin? Organic, free-range, never-frozen turkey, smashed russet potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, baby carrots, fiddlehead, bread stuffing, cranberry dressing, artichoke and spinach dip, grilled portabella mushrooms with cheese and spinach.
Becky, Ruby and Scott
Laura, Jayne, Hilary, Greg, Abby and Emily

Auntie Abby with a little butterball.

Cousin Hilary and Miss Ruby

Auntie Em, telling jokes to Ruby-doo.

Oui, Wii... it's me!

No story... just a picture of my Wii Mii. A good likeness.... don't ya think?
(Thanks to the artistry of my niece, Sadie.)

In this image, I'm in the 'remedial' golf class, but I'm getting better... more or less... (more less than more.)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Napa Valley Saturday drive...

To my surprise, several vineyards I passed yesterday had yet to be harvested. The grapes have begun to loose their moisture and are on their way to becoming raisins. I wonder if these grapes were deemed unsuitable and left on the vine?

Or perhaps they're for a sweeter, post-frost havested blend of wine? I was tempted to sample a small handful. (Surely no one would notice this vine was a few grapes short?) But I thought, better not...

Golden rolling hills of California flank the vineyards of the Napa Valley.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

On the west coast...

Busy preparing new budgets for TREMS... so I've been too lazy to post new pics :-/ Fortunately my sister Lise doesn't mind hosting me while I'm on the west coast so I've got a cozy spot to work from for the next few weeks. (The photos below were taken last January, but hey, it city still looks the same!)

I did go see the King Tut Exhibit at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park a week ago. 180 artifacts on display from the Valley of the Kings. 50 items from King Tut's tomb. I enjoyed the exhibit greatly. I had just finished the book "The Murder of King Tut" by James Patterson and Martin Dugard so I had a good handle on names, places and Tut's lineage.