Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fantastic summer in Portugal!!

Tess and Cameron with their grandparents and great grandmother in Portugal. Tess met the whole family for the first time.
With cousins in Setubal.
At the monastary in Lisbon -called GERNONIMOS where the tomb of Vasco da Gama is...
At Tia Lili's in Lisbon with baby Nora...
with cousin Pedro...

With friends in Cartaxo...

City view in Lisbon...
With Nana in Lisbon for a great day of shopping and lunch

Baleal beach where we went surfing
visiting the ancient town of Obidos

At the bullfight in Lisbon. Tess and Cameron loved it!!

Tess with great grandma Mili in the dress that grandma made for sweet!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bennett's 18th birthday

We had our traditional birthdya dinner at the Montage in Laguna Beach for Bennett's 18th. Loving

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Belated Easter photos :)

Jeff and his 4 sisters!!
Bennett and cousin Jacob
The cousins after the easter egg hunt :)

Bennett and his girlfriend Madi
All the sisters, grandma and me!!

We had a wonderful Easter with Jeff's 4 sisters and all the kids :) Katie was in from Wisconsin and all the cousins had a blast being together. Happy Easter!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Biggest camel humps ever!!
Shanghai skyline
At kareoke in Xiamen
Get a load of this menu
Beautiful WU gardens in Shanghai
Amy and I spent the day driving into the countryside. It was fantastic. We visited some ancient towns
Chinese foot massages after dinner...I will miss those!!
Yay! Starbucks and the Shanghai Daily!!
At the Great Wall outside Beijing
Buddhas at the marketplace
Villages fly red balloons over their town to show they are in celebration-a wedding or birth
At the marketplace in Beijing...I was in heaven and bought lots of stuff for my jewelry
entrance to a traditional Chinese street
scorpions on a stick???
Jeff ate 3 scorpions-he just had to try them!!

Jeff and I spent an amazing 12 days in China. It was my first time there and I loved it! Thought the Chinese were sweet and humble. Loved reading up on this amazing culture.