Sunday, November 13, 2011

Halloween Registrawr Style

Alpha always puts on an awesome event for Halloween!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Our 10th anniversary trip to New England

It will be coming soon


Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Josh, Bowden and Lucy 
took on 
The Hutch and me 
in round after round of Bocceball. 
The end results were less than desirable for the non-mountain folk. 

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


Please read the whole story here.... BUMMER-FREE ZONE

In the afternoon of the Saturday we were in Idyllwild the Mr. and I accompanied Mr. Tate into the woods (on camp property) to check out the potential abandoned camp of a hobo. 

Josh pulling the tent out of the shrubbery.

I enjoyed the scenery

...and documented what the boys found.
Click on the link above for all the details of our outing. 

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


A perk of visiting Idyllwild is getting to spend time with these fine folk. 

Sarah & Josh along with their Tatertots -- Bowden, Lucy, Jack and Miles

Monday, November 07, 2011


It is an October tradition that me and the Mr. enjoy some time in Idyllwild. 

This year in our walk about town with the Tates we came across an adorable raccoon! The little raccoon's were abandoned by their mommy so an Idyllwild local nursed them and tried to release them but they just kept coming back. We were allowed to feed 1 of them peanuts and Cheetos! 

Seriously cool to feed a raccoon. Their paws are SO soft.

Look at those teeth!

Sunday, November 06, 2011


For the past 3 years I have been mourning
-- family, friends, friends family, a job, having kids naturally--

Today while driving home from San Diego I had a random thought pop in my head. "I need to get a box ready to go to Grandma for her birthday and Thanksgiving." Then the tears started to flow. For a moment I had forgotten she was gone (She passed away on May 24th). I will never be sending another birthday box, holiday box or care package to Minot --ever. 

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011

Selling of the Stuff : Part 1

We are having a yard sale at the Alhambra house tomorrow from 9am-1pm. 
You may wonder why the late start? Well that is because this town has rules about this sort of thing. No putting up signs on poles, no starting before 9am, can't sell stuff more that 2 days in a row and only twice a year. 

Given these parameters we will do our best to sell off some stuff but it will probably not be a "SD sellathon"

If you have a chance stop on by -- text or email for address. 

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Office Antics

If you are on vacation there is a distinct possibility that something may happen to your cube. 

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

He's Here! He's Here!

October 5th Kj and Spencer welcomed Baby Tokushima weighing in at 8lbs 6oz. 

The following weekend I drove down to San Diego to meet the lil guy and find out what they FINALLY picked for a name. He is amazing!
Joel Kaemon Tokushima. 

Congratulations Friends!

Photo taken October 9th

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Well, today is the 1st of November which means that it is also the beginning of blog everyday month. I have to be honest that I am not really feeling it right now, so we will see how many days I actually complete a blog.  As it is tradition I have to give it the "ol' college try". There is still a lot to catch up on for all of you out there in Bloggerland.