Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
After the party, we headed back to Fort Bragg, where we stayed at The Grey Whale Inn - which had also been gifted to us years ago by the wonderful owner. He remembered Wes doing some work there, and let us stay in the huge family room- it was great for the kids. The breakfasts here were DELICIOUS, and people were all so kind and welcoming.
Saturday we went to see The Skunk Train take off, we visited our old favorite, The Headlands Coffee Shop, went and watched the waves and collected treasures at Glass Beach, had lunch down in Noyo Harbor, and enjoyed a wonderful visit with my former boss, Lisa Harvey. Just as Lee was a guide for Wes at the start of his career, Dr. Lisa Harvey, O.D.,FCOVD, was a guiding inspiration for me. Working as an optometric assistant for her was constantly exciting, her passion for her work inspires me to this day. I enjoyed the work environment she created immensly, and always think about Lisa, and all the close friends I worked with at Dr. Harvey's office. Kylee and Owen truley loved meeting Lisa- she had so many wonderful toys to play with at her new vision therapy office. She spent hours out of her busy day, with absolutely no notice, just playing ball and bonding with our kids- and we really enjoyed catching up on everything. Playing outside Dr. Harvey's new office!For dinner, we dropped by our beloved restaurant, The Taqueria Ricarda, for some of our old favorite dishes. The food was beyond delicious, but the most touching moment of our trip was that Ricarda actually remembered us. We didn't dine out a whole lot when we lived there- but when we could, we'd usually go to Ricarda's. It has been six years, and we thought there was no way she'd know us- but she did. And she even gave us a "Taqueria Ricarda" apron as a special gift. We ended our night by enjoying hand made ice cream at another favorite, Cowlick's Ice Cream. It was as amazing as we remembered!
Owen loves Cowlick's, and says "I'm two now, so I can have TWO scoops!"Sunday was gorgeous- we spent the morning at Jughandle Beach, playing in the sand before the 5-6 hour drive home. The kids were great the whole weekend, and Wes and I just loved showing them the first place we lived after we got married. Most of all, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of Fort Bragg- both by the natural wonders of the town by the sea, and most of all by it's most giving people. We promise- we'll be back soon! A walk to Jughandle Beach on the last day
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
It's been "Fire Safety Week" at Kylee's school. Owen and I have been sufficiently coached on how, "when you're on fire, you need to stop, drop, and roll." She even has a very quick demonstration of how we are supposed to do this, and sings a song about it, too! Kylee is learning so much at school, and had a blast today- when the fire fighters came and taught all the preschoolers about their very important job. We love preschool!