Sunday, February 22, 2015

Where oh Where does the time go....

 the last actual entry was Sept of 2011 and for many reasons all legit but none worth listing I took my sabbatical and now I am back and hope to keep up.

When I started this blog in 2006 it was because my children were graduating school and moving to all parts of the world and my motto for this blog was

"Our family is growing and moving on as it should be and even though we will not always be together in the physical sense.... I hope this will be our place to keep everyone together in the emotional sense."

Facebook, Texting and Instagram  have made seeing easier but sometimes the stories are lost.

We are down to only one kid left on the payroll (college). Of my 5 blessings aka "children" we have two in Los Angeles, one in Sonoma, one in Arizona and one in New York.  We have had a wedding and all the pleasure of making things for it. We had an empty nest but now we have my mom aka"Bubbie" living with us.  The storage unit aka"my house" is constantly under transition things coming things leavening and no matter how much leaves I feel like there is no room and no organization.

But what has brought me back to the blog well it would be Purim 2007 Samantha wanted to show her boyfriend that Barry really could dress up... this year will be good also because he is going to be Mordaci  in Shormrei Torah's version of In To the Woods .

So now I will try to remember how to add some pictures.

oh what a beautiful school

We were coming up on the 101 and then we get to W Cotati Ave. and then we are driving on country roads until there it is this beautiful campus. We turned in, found a place to park and started to explore the campus.

One of the most interesting things about Sonoma State is that they don't have dorms they have "reidence villages", and eveyon has their own bathroom that they might share with one room mate but that is it. They also have some suites that are full apartments with kitchens, but what I like best is that all the residence area's are named for different wines... yes there is Sauvignon, Zinfendale, Cabernet and many more. so off we went to explore.

We found the book store, the student union and the commons and then the lake....which is right next to the commencment lawn (it will be so pretty in May of 2015 when Ash graduates) as soon as we sat down we found ducks, some were more interesting thaan others.

We found the rec center, the library and the if you were to ask Ash the most import part of the school the Art Buildings.

Barry and I think it is a beautiful campus and we will have no problem visiting Ashleigh often....

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

the post Labor Day Sojourn

our annual trip to the desert....right after labor day when everyone with kids go back to school.  It has taken us many years until we also had no kids in school but now that we do .... well we look forward to these 4 days.

the only kids here are the ones who are to young for school and are still very cute.

Today we went to the pool and then when the temp got over 112 degrees (around 11:30a.m.) we came back to the room and enjoyed the air conditioner

o.k. so the original plan was to eat out on the patio but the fact that it is still 108 out side we moved our dinner inside.....where the weather was great and the company wonderful. And so is his cooking skills

Saturday, June 18, 2011

our last orientation

how did it happen....I can remember taking her to the bus on the first day of kindergarten.... and now we are talking about dorm rooms...oh pardon me Sonoma only has suites and apartments...l don't remember college living to be that nice (but I digress).

So we are now proud Seawolf Parents, the orientation was great probably the best one we have been's a nice small school and as such people get to know each other.
The library (donated by Charles Schultz) is sad and exciting amazing...the technology that they use for book retrieval is sad and exciting at the same strolling the shelves looking for a book...and the dewy decimal system...will my grandchildren even learn how to use it? oh there goes my digressing again... Another great feature at Sonoma is the Rec Center complete with Rock wall and $39 60 minuet massage...this is not the way I remember college.

golf cart on campus

But then again we didn't have Amecci pizza delivery truck when I was in school either.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

doesn't this look famiiar

wasn't it just a few days ago that we were here?

driving north on the five....

for a college orientation.

Wasn't it just 4 years ago that we were heading up the five to UC Davis for Samantha's college orientation and the just 5 days ago that we were heading up the 5 for the last time to go to her graduation?

But that was Sam and even thought the road might look familiar actually it is the exact same road we are starting a new chapter... in this chapter Ashleigh is the college student and we are proud Seawolf Parents.

but my only question (o.k. maybe not the only one) why do they always look the same when you go to orientation

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Graduation Day

It is a beautiful Saturday morning it started a little cool and a little windy but we were excited because we were all together to celebrate Samantha becoming a U.C. Davis Grad.

Bubbie and Morgan were so excited because they found pink roses Celia and I found a pink lei, Kathy and Ash found more pink roses... now all we needed to find was Samantha.

But they were opening the doors and we wanted to get a good seat (we did). Once were were situated Celia and I went out to see if we could find her....

we were looking where they were lining up ...but there was no Sam.

We called her and she said she was on her way she was riding her bike over....

yes you read that correctly...

she was riding her bike in full graduation garb.

But she made it and she wasn't even the last one in line...and she did graduate and then it was time for the picture taking...

We have the Sisters....

The Parents

The estrogen

And the family.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pre Graduation Events

So we survived the drive. Checked in to the hotel and relaxed for a little bit but then the excitement started to build...

Samantha had worked her last shift at the COHO so the good - bye's were in full swing. Once the CoHo goodbye's were done our hello's got to start and we were very happy to start our celebration with dinner at Bud's Pub and Grill in Dixion. The food was delicious and the company was better. After dinner the old folks... went back to the hotel and the sisters went out for the night.... well actually Sam took them back to Davis to show them off.