Saturday, January 16, 2016


Lynn, Jamie, Sam, and Serafina ventured forth to Sonora for a quick visit with Papa Robob and Candace. Pics:

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Sandy and "Wimpy"

Does she think she's hiding? Or just snuggled up to her bestest pal. Jamie had a similar stuffed dog when he was a kid, named Wimpy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Music Man Portrait

A few months ago, Lynn and Jamie attended a French Hospital fundraiser and won an original portrait in the silent auction. The artist uses a photo you give her to get started. Danielle and Lacey have just started a music studio (Mini Melodies) and were looking for artwork to hang on the walls. Well, how about a painting of Marian (Lacey) and Amaryllis (Serafina), real-life piano teacher and student, to grace the halls of the new digs?! Ta da. If you'd like to contact the artist:

Here's the photo, which Danielle took!

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Day 2016: Surfliner to the SB Zoo

All the Compound dwellers (except Sandy) hopped on the early morning Surfliner to Santa Barbara for a visit to the Zoo! We've done this trip many a time, but never with eleven people! Nothing like an AmDog on the way, some breakfast (we tried East Beach Grill this time, which at a busy time didn't work so well for a large family and was pretty expensive for mediocre food), the zoo, and Enterprise Fish.

The day's photos.

That's about how Jamie looks on a train, too.

Playing "Red Light Green Light" waiting for the shuttle.