Tuesday, May 26, 2009


While Mom and I jet-setted off to Pennsylvania, Cory, Dad and Keisha were left to tend to riff and raff and generally fend for themselves.

From the way it looks, they put the kids right to work....

Also from the way it looks, Calvin never quite made it out of his pajamas.

(For any of you detail-oriented people out there, this is not our garden in the pictures, but my mom and dad's. My garden can only aspire to be half as lush one day...)

Pretty cute, huh? It's a good thing I took the crappy, broken camera to the wedding and left the Beast with Cory, otherwise we may have missed this. :)

My dad spent the better part of the weekend wearing his back brace and putting the final touches on the John Deere tractor he's been painstakingly restoring for the past 2 years.

It was very fun to witness its debut, in the Pleasant Hill Memorial Day parade. He was proud as a peacock.

And finally, a rare shot of the 3 of us kids - Keisha, Noal and myself. The older we get, the more I think we look alike.


  1. Zane saw the pics of your dad's tractor, his eyes got big and he proclaimed "WOW!"

    Also, glad to know that I don't have the only 4 year old who prefers to stay in his jammies all day!

  2. i love these pictures. it looks like everyone had a great weekend. also, i love this picture of the three siblings together...i don't think i have ever seen your brother before. crazy, huh.

  3. Dad's tractor looks great!! :o)

  4. A cameo by Noal! Kam would love that tractor!

  5. Pleasant Hill Memorial Day Parade. Sounds like a fairy tale. Picture perfect. You have a lovely family!

  6. Oh sweet Shannan, seriously? You would be mortified to know what rolls down our parades here in SoCal. Mostly low riders with installed hydraulics that make their cars go up and down as they drive past. Pretty sad that's the highlight. I took photos last year. After I downloaded them, the fam and I took a look. 15 yo son said "Mom, look, that one has a naked woman painted on the side." I was horrified. How did I not see it? Epic photo fail. Delete.

    I want to live in a place where there's tractors. I don't think my kids have ever seen one.