Monday, October 03, 2011

California in a nutshell

We sure did pack in a lot in our 3 wks visiting California.  I've got a lot of projects on my hands right now including of course paying attention to my oh so squeezable love.  I had been meaning to get the software dear blogger Ginnie has been using for a few years because like her, I love taking too many photos and just can't decide on a few to post.

Here's the first part of our California Trip in a nutshell, mostly by photos.

The beautiful sunsets of Northern California seen from my parents back yard.

Cammie enjoying the summer weather in the bay area.

Some of our visitors at our huge bbq party.  It was so much fun!  I even got to meet fellow expat and blogger Debbie as well as seeing many of my old teammates from my swimming years.  Now most of them have kids too.

Cammie, Grandma and mom off on some adventures.  She just loves to go.

Having fun with Grandpa and Grandma.

Visiting Santana Row

Ah I just loved taking shots of Santana Row.  It was so much fun to just window shop and feel like we were in a different world.  This place has changed so much since about 15 years ago.  It's a whole new place!

Starting our Journey down South with just Cammie, mommy and Grandma in the car.

**Since you guys are curious, the software is called PicNik and it's web based but loving it already.


  1. Looks like a fantastic trip! And Cammie just looks so sweet :-)

  2. Lovely pictures really, from a marvelous trip obviously! I wouldn't mind going there myself :-)

    Cammie look adorable - and I love that bathing duck! So fun!

    Love those collages - so, what photo software are we talking about that Ginnie and you are using?

  3. This looks like a great trip. I am curious about the software also - I have 4000 trip photos to get process, will it help with that?

  4. I love the collages, I am going to try it.

    Looks like you're having a wonderful time in California. I hope to visit this beautiful city one day.

  5. Flying all the way just to see you and say hello...and wish you all the best for this new week. Great post... fantastic pics! Visit me too. Good night, wonderful dreams…

  6. Good for you, Jen, using the collages to good advantage! I don't know what I'd do without them, seriously. And there's so much you can do with all the sliders and the border colors. You'll be addicted forever! I've been giving Picnik more ideas for how to improve their package. We'll see if they listen.

    In the meantime, your Cammie is just priceless. I love seeing some of what your trip was all about.

  7. Wonderfull fotos, greeting from Belgium

  8. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos from California. Funny to think about we were nearby just before we met you in Victoria - 3 months ago allready.

    Cammie looks like she had travelled all her life.
    She is adorable.

    Tor and Anna

  9. Looks like you guys had so much fun, and Cammie always has a smile on her face. She must love to travel!
    Take Care,

  10. for sure that was a very memorable trip! i remember visiting Disneyland CA last 2008...wish i can visit there again..

    thanks for the lovely words in my blogs..
    happy Thanksgiving too! be safe..
    from me and my blogs!

    Europe Travel Pad
    Countryside Trip
    Travel Snapshots