Monday, June 27, 2011

Silver Lake Resort in the Eastern Sierra's!

Yes this is one of our favorite places on earth!  We started bringing the kids up here in 1989 and DH has been coming up since he was a little tike.  Silver Lake is in the June Lake Loop which is just north of Mammoth.
With views like this how could you not be enthralled!  We come up for the fishing, but let me tell you it can be relaxing as well.  Silver Lake Resort has been around since 1916.  Here is a link to their website:  Silver
We have stayed in the cabins, rented a trailer that met us at the trailer park, camped in the campground, we have done it all!  The campground is state run, and you can camp right next to Rush Creek, which runs from Silver Lake to Grant Lake.  Great fishing is to be had there. 
Here are some pics of my kids over the years:

Last year we took my Mom up for the first time and she became a bonified, fisherwoman.  It was a lot of fun and I talked about it here.  This year it is just the 3 of us, this is the only request DD had before going off to college.  DS has to work and isn't able to come.  We leave next week and will be gone for 10 days.  I can't wait.  If you ever get the chance to visit or stay at Silver it will be a memorable time!



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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Well it has happened, my baby has graduated!  Last night amongst 5000 people and 800 plus graduates, yes it was crazy! 
There's my girl!  I am not going to cry!  Actually I didn't, but when I see this pic I do well up!

Here is a pic from the evening, at the end when you think the kids are going to sing the Alma Mater, they break out in a flash mob!  It was awesome.

Four years ago this was the pic I took, DS was graduating High School and DD was graduating 8th grade.

I took it between graduations.  Hers was in the morning, and his was in the evening.  Last night I took this pic, before her graduation, 4 years later.
She is off to university in the fall and he is still plugging away at his future.  I am so proud!
OK, now I am going to cry.

Have a great day.


Thursday, June 16, 2011


Have you started decorating for the 4th yet?  Since we are leaving for the Sierras on the 4th I started early!  Put up my Banner from last year and my USA from last year has been hanging all year!  Here is a close up of that:
So when I saw Melody over at Craft Butt, don't you just love that name!, had done a cool flag, see here I was inspired to do the same!  I have a wonderful neighbor George who is a cabinet builder.  He is in his 70's and is always out working on something.  The neighbors call him 'The Mayor' cause he knows everyone!  Well I went over and asked if he had a few pieces of scrap wood.  Told him I would make him a flag too!  First I did like Melody and whitewashed the wood.  Then I measured out my stripes, yes they are wider in places, do you know what .82 is? and taped off to spray paint red.
Then the hunt for star stickers!  Geesh no one had them finally found some at Staples that were perfect, 180 for $2.49.  That is all I spent on these as I had the rest of the goodies.  Once I got my 50 stars down I got out my blue paint. and painted.  Sadly one of my stars didn't make it so I improvised and added one on the side.
See it on the left?  This is after peeling off the stars with a small paring knife and then distressing and staining.  I then gave them a quick coat of spray on poly, probably could use another coat, but I was so excited to get it up!  And here she is :
Don't you just love it!  Here is a shot from further away.
And a shot of the whole yard.
Our house is one of the ones you see as you drive into the housing tract!  I am hoping George will hang his on his gate to the right.  Now I wonder if he has more scraps of wood???



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Monday, June 13, 2011

I love a good bottle!

Don't you?  ")  Actually when I saw this bottle of wine at Costco I had to have it for the bottle.

Isn't she beautiful?  And the Pinot isn't bad either!  Now I just have to decide what to do with the bottle.  Any suggestions?