26 East Whitney

Posted on Mar 1, 2015 in Family

This is the house we all grew up in as kids.  We have been scrubbing it to the nub to clean it up nicely.

Denny’s, The 99 Cent Store and Searching for Chocolate Covered Marshamallows.

Posted on Feb 15, 2015 in Family

Mom wanted to go to see Aunt Ann this afternoon.  Aunt Ann lives in La Mesa so we took the car east bound and headed out for lunch.

We ended up on in a pretty little spot run by nuns called the Little Flower Haven and its a retirement home that Aunt Ann was lucky enough to get into.

Its quite a lovely place with a  beautiful chapel, lots of nice garden and great looking cafe.  Although Ann say’s if you don’t like Spanish food than you won’t like the cafe because that is all they serve.  (We checked the menu and they only served Mexican food once a week so Ann may have been exaggerating.

The chapel is small and beautiful at the Little Flower Haven


Ann was just about to sit down for lunch when we hijacked her and took her out.  I asked her what her favorite restaurant in the world was and she said “Dennys”, so we headed over.  As we walked inside, Ann pointed to a sign and said, “Look it there, there is some free stuff here”.  And she was right – free WIFI (for every purchase over $7.99).


At lunch, we got on the subject of her favorite place to shop and Aunt Ann informed us the best store in the world is “The 99 Cent Store”.  She has some very high standards in shopping.

We headed over the the store and she only wanted 1 thing – marshmallows with chocolate on them.  It turned out to be a very hard task but we eventually found some cookies that suit her taste.

While we were standing in line, I asked her if I could buy her a heart shaped balloon for Valentines, to which she replied, “No, but get one for yourself” as if going to the 99 cent store and buying a heart shaped balloon for oneself was a perfectly natural thing to do.

Ann stands in the aisle of 99 cent Jesus candles.


Well we had a fun day with some laughs.  Its amazing how similar to our dad she is with the same expressions and wacky way of thinking.  But she is sharp as  a tack I will say.

As we left, I gave her a book and we bid her a fond adiue.


Who wore it best?

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 in Family

Bridget made this hand made Robin costume years ago for Ollie and it certainly has stood the test of time.  Apparently everbody likes to put their own unique spin on it.  So, who do you think wore it best? I think I vote for a 3 way tie for “Awesome by All”.


Uh Oh

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 in Family


The Pool

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in Family

Oliver took a dip in the pool and let me take a photo of him.  Do you think Oliver will be a model like his mom and dad?  He could be.

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I asked Frankie to Make the Scariest Look He Could and I Concluded He’s Adorably Hopeless at Playing the Bad Guy.

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in Family

More cute than scary, Frankie Fendley shows us his Tough Side.



Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in Family

Hell bent on saving the world from destruction of evil forces ;  James Fendley, walking calmly from a fire bomb he just launched.