Sunday, September 02, 2007

Welcome to My New Blog Face!

Let's all say a big giant "Thank you!" to Darcy at Life with My 3 Boybarians for my beautiful new blog face. Isn't it gorgeous?!?!? Isn't it just so me?!?!? What a wonderful birthday present for me.

And speaking of birthdays, we had the best time yesterday. We spent the day at Salt Point State Park and let me tell you, I have rarely seen anything more gorgeous. We started with a short hike along the coast. The sandstone and mudstone was like something out of this world. Cameron and Cassia were quite the adventurous little rock climbers. We found little dried up pools in one spot where the depressions just glittered with crystallized salt. Science and art all wrapped up in one.

Next we took a hike inland a bit to the Pygmy Forest. Apparently, there used to be at least twenty of them in our county but all but this one have been bulldozed to make way for "progress" - aka housing developments. So the Salt Point State Park Pygmy Forest is one of the only places in the world where the effects of impoverished soil on the environment can be studied. Again, science and art all wrapped up in one.

We finished off the day with an overindulgent meal at Olive Garden. Yum. I really could not imagine a better place to spend my day. The kids were angels, my DH was the perfect husband and father, and my day could not have been better. Here's to a year just as wonderful. Salut.

8 comments:

G said...

Sounds like such a lovely day! Happy birthday, btw! I really like your new blog face too - the picture at the top really suits the name.

How are you feeling these days? Are you lucky enough to not get morning sickness?

Yes, owning a house is a GREAT feeling. I can do all the stuff I've wanted too - planting a garden, sewing curtains, painting the walls - and I don't have to get permission. As soon as we're properly settled in, the kids would like to invite you all to come over.

Vegiemama said...

I love your new "face" :-) Gorgeous colors and design! Happy birthday, too! And congrats on hser #4. The other day I noticed reference to GYN on your blog but I think it was the middle of the night and I was tired and I didn't go snoop to see what THAT was all about. But I did tonight! Hope you have a H&H 9 months (or 8, as the case may be ;-)

Meesh said...

Beautiful looking blog!

Happy Birthday!!

Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

Happy birthday to a fellow Virgo! :)

hsmomof3 said...

Love the new look!

~Kris

lynsgirl said...

Happy (belated) birthday to you, Jenny! I do love the new look of your blog - it IS "you," as you say. I hope you're feeling OK and still hangin' in there. ((Hugs)). Last year, doing school while pg was quite the adventure and not always a fun one lol. Now, as you already know, it's even more of an adventure, w/a new toddler :O (he's 10.5 mos old and running. Sooooo much fun :D).

I'm glad you had such a great birthday! Here's to a stupendous year in everything you do!

Amy :)

naturalmom said...

Ooo, I *love* it! Glad you had a nice birthday too!

Stephanie

Pixilated Mum said...

Woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! What a gorgeous blogface. It's so pretty and natural and interesting. Hmmm, it really does reflect you. : )

Your birthday sounds really just sweet and fun. Happy, happy new year to you!