Going to California…

The new header is a picture taken about half an hour drive from my childhood home, in the Santa Cruz Mountains- Big Basin area. Trees like this are eveywhere, yet never cease to take your breath away. There is a bench, suitable for several people to sit on, in the foreground to give a sense of scale. These trees stood when Christ walked upon the earth, and stand still. They are awe inspiring, worthy of respect and reverence, and one of the things I miss most about Home.

Cue the Led Zeppelin: 

Going to California with an aching in my heart.
Someone told me theres a girl out there
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair…

The kids and I are headed off to California- we’ll be gone for almost three weeks, and my computer access is going to be a little sporatic. I’ll try and post as much as I can, but with family immersion and a trip to Disneyland and birthdays (six family birthdays while we are down!) things are going to be pretty crazy…

I love going home, and no matter where I live or move to, Northern California, with it’s foggy mornings, golden sunlight and majestic redwoods will always be home. Not only will we have six family birthdays, but my one-year blogiversary is also this week! So, in a sort-of self indulgent personal best-of, I’m giving links to my favorite posts:

Notes from California Part 1

My kids birthday party

Notes from California Part 2

Dinner with Dumb and Dumber

The Birthday Fairy

Ode to Mr Fish

Bovine Emergencies and the first time I got noticed…

Bathroom Epiphany

Monsters Under the Bed

My Porch Pumpkin

Love Letter to My Grandpa

The New Meaning of Valentines Day

Grosser than Gross

Butter Snack

Maybe, Absolutely, Abigail

Drops of Heaven

Reading Charlotte’s Web

5 thoughts on “Going to California…

  1. Oh, I so remember “Butter Snack.” LOL gross! Have an awesome trip and enjoy those beautiful redwoods! I used to live 6 miles away from the OR-CA border and we’d drive down to Trees of Mystery sometimes… oh, the smell was so gorgeous. Have a great time!

  2. It took me 1hr and 30min to up/download, whatever, all of the list, but I did it! It was fun to read, since I’m usually so far behind anyway. Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!

  3. For some reason porch pumpkin has always been one of my favorites. Maybe it’s because her sad, droopy shape was the first thing I saw when I went to your house, maybe just because it’s funny…who knows?

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