Surrounded by Girls

Friday, July 20, 2018


As Jon Harris says, "When the kittens are away..."

Cheers from Bear Republic Brewery:

Our ten-beer tasting flight, before:

... and after:

Twenty miles (when we meant to do 12.5) around the wineries:

Kayaking the Russian River:


Thursday, July 05, 2018


Melanie and Chloe Ellermeyer celebrating Chloe's goal, which Melanie created.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Happy Fourth of July

Two-mile Fun Run; beer garden with friends and neighbors; and the obligatory costumed pet.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Temecula United Charity Cup

Our first tournament back with Scripps Ranch Soccer club, the Temecula United Charity Cup. We lost the first game 0-1 to the same team - and same score - we lost to in the finals. The other two matches were much better, which we won 3-0 and 2-0.

A tough beginning and end, but it's always good to get a little hardware.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Melanie's 8th Grade Promotion

Congratulations, Melanie. On to high school!

Thursday, June 07, 2018

8th Grade Honors

Tonight, Melanie was honored at Marshall Middle School for her achievements over her tenure there: 4.0 grade point average (no grade lower than an A the entire time), the President's Award of Academic Excellence, and a Teacher's Choice Award from her English teacher, Mrs. Chalupsky.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy birthday, Molly

The big 1.

Some day, maybe, you'll grow into your ears and paws.