Wednesday, April 9, 2008

California Dreamin'

Hey, I just heard the weather forecast from now through the weekend and it's going to be in the mid-80's - can you believe that? It's only April, for Pete's sake. You simply cannot beat springtime California weather. I, for one, plan on having a really good weekend - going to another crop, so it will be productive, too.

I'd like to present a plea for a truly worthy cause. My friend, John, is in training for the Team in Training fundraiser, part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He will be bicycling 100 miles at Lake Tahoe (through the mountains). How many of us have been affected or have loved ones who have been affected by cancer? Just this year alone I've had 3 close friends and family members who have been diagnosed with this horrible disease. Won't you join me in supporting John in this fundraiser? Every little bit adds up and no amount is too small. If you can't afford to donate money, you can also offer support through your prayers. You can donate directly here, and thank you so much!

John and his girls

This weekend I went to Monterey, one of my favorite places in the world. David's school band had another competition - and they took second place! Woohoo! This national festival only invites 12 high schools to compete, based on auditions, so it was quite an honor. They are also invited back to perform at the big Monterey Jazz Jubilee in September, so you know I'll be there! Here are a few photos from the weekend:

Right after the awards ceremony

Beautiful Cypress tree and Monterey shoreline

Photo snapped from the Wharf, where I always get a bowl of fresh
clam chowder in a round sourdough loaf - yum!

On the digi-scrapping front, I want to let you know that two of my kits are on sale right now at 30% off. You can save right now on Merry Sunshine and For My Mother.

I have an Island Quick Page freebie for you today - remember, no hotlinking or sharing the download link. Send your friends to my blog to download. Don't forget to check out the other Humpday Hunnies for more goodies (see sidebar)! Click here for the Quick Page link.


Lynn said...

Congrats to your son, that's awesome!! Oh, I bet you had fun in Monterey, it is beautiful!! Cute freebie too!

Nikki said...

Wow, Monterey is gorgeous!!!! Thanks for the photos... I'm adding it to "my must go see myself some day list"! Totally adorable freebie, too!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos!! Look like an awesome vacation spot - thanks for sharing.
Love your Island Getaway quick page, thanks very much.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

jayleigh3 said... must live in the SFO Bay area or south bay, maybe? i lived in Foster City, Redwood City & Morgan Hill the last time i lived in CA...i got so i preferred Monterey to "the city," and the photos you have on your blog were like looking at my own photos of those years. Thanks for the freebies you give're an awesome designer!