Hello Cutie Pie

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 in Family

So she has spent the last 3 months on the beautiful island of Catalina with her mums and pops enjoying her first summer.  Every few weeks she makes a very grand helicopter entrance back to San Diego to say happy hello’s to her friends, family and admirers  Of course I am talking about the young and adorable Isabella with the smiling eyes.  She made a grand entrance to San Diego this weekend which was a smashing success.  Just as quickly as she arrived she was gone – whisked away back to her Island in the sun for her last days of her first summer.

Cowboy Kid

Posted on Aug 25, 2012 in Family

The kid is serious.  He is a cowboy.  The cigarette is just candy.  The whiskey bottle filled with Apple Juice. So, it’s all just for fun shots.

Welcome Home to Frankie and James

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 in Family

My sister adopted two babies.  We put together a video and song to welcome them home.  Welcome home to Frankie and James.

Midnight Snack

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 in Family

We’ve all done it. The midnight snack.  Tu didn’t see me but I caught her raiding the fridge in the dead of night.


Posted on Aug 15, 2012 in Family

I celebrated my birthday yesterday.  It feels good to finally be in my 30’s since I hear they are the best times of your life.  Tu bought me a bunch of presents and an ice cream cake from my all time favorite place – 31 Flavors.

Warm waters in La Jolla

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in Family

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it is awesome.  The water off the coast of La Jolla is a bit like Hawaii with temperatures that are over 70 degrees at the moment.  That means that the beaches are packed with swimmers and surfers and Tu and I were there to join them.  The water was so warm and nice that we swam for awhile. I even wore my sun glasses in the water – and of course I lost them.  It was another beautiful Sunday at Sea Lane Beach in La Jolla.

Grunion Hunting

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 in Family

I always thought Grunion were just a mythical creature like those “Skype” hunts that you used to go on in camp.  It wasn’t until I was older that I discovered that those Skype hunts were just a fancy way of getting kids to do some activity at night and that Grunion were actually real fish that people caught on the beaches after full moons in summer.  Well people do catch them, but we didn’t.  We all headed out for a late night trip to Coronado to catch some of those elusive fish but we didn’t catch anything.   It was a fun night, but no fish.

At first Geno was fightened because he heard that he might step on Grunion

Later he became the Grunion Hunter.


A common mistake people will make – confusing seaweed for Grunion.  Here, Eoin is pictured eating seaweed not yet aware of it thinking he is eating grunion.

Tu manages a smile even through the sadness of not finding any grunion.

The hunters at work.

Irish Giron’s Graduation Beach Party

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 in Family

Irish is about to move to Los Angeles to go to Loyola Marymont University.  To celebrate his moving on to college we had one last party. It was great and everyone had a fantastic time. What a great day we had.