Tuesday, March 31, 2009

40 Years

All the Berthiaume's (except for one much missed brother) got together this weekend to celebrate Gary and Judy (Alan's Parents) 40th anniversary! We had a really great time together and I think the boys did a great job of honoring their parents. Can you imagine 40 years! They have been married to eachother for most of their lives! The boys put together some cute/funny saying for or about their parents and then had a time of thanking them for specific thing about their marriage and parenting. Andrew & Carolyn even had their wedding cake remade for te party. Now they are off to the UK to celebrate!

What's My Age Again?

I had a great Birthday last friday, we celebrated in Santa Barbra.
It is always fun to spend the night in a beautiful hotel (especially overlooking the beach), go my favorite zoo, and going shopping down town. (I heart Santa Barbra!!!)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some things you don't see everyday!

Blenheim Palace

This is the backside of Blenheim Palace, which as you can see is beautiful. This is a Duke's estate just outside of Oxford in a town called Woodstock. It is open to the public, we went inside and had a tour, but unfortunately you can't take pictures on the inside. This is where Winston Churchill was born here and this is also where he proposed to his wife. His uncle was the 8th Duke of Blenheim.
The estate is something like 3 miles miles. This waterfall is on the grounds.

These are some wild daffodils, they are springing everywhere we look. Some of the first signs of spring in England. There are a lot of different kinds of wild flowers around here, but these are so bright and tall, they stand out the most.
This sculpture caught my eye, it is very interesting...and kind of creepy.
Us in the inner courtyard.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Few More

This is the Jubilee bridge, it has a very nice view of the London eye and parliament

These are some bobbies

So this picture doesn't look like much but has a fun little history. This is the entrance into the Ritz, Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant have a seen in this hallway in Notting Hill. I saw this and recognized and thought it was just fun.

Monday, March 16, 2009

London...need I say more?

In Green ParkWestminster abbey Parliament with ben himself.

Us inside the London eye, which was wonderful! It was such a clear day that we could see almost all of London.

The view from the Jubilee bridge, the eye on the left and big ben on the right.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Oxford...day one

I think I am going to try (the operative word is "try") to post a picture from our trip everyday we are here. So we'll see if I can do it :D I haven't gotten to take to many pictures yet, hopefully I will have some more opportunities soon. This picture is one of the libraries for the University. Do you see the blue sky! It hasn't rained since we have been here and it is suppose to be a very nice few days. It will be conducive to walking around and seeing the sights... Yay

Catching up...

So I needed to catch up before I can get to the Oxford pictures :) We have been staying at casa de Gardner and it was so fun. Their boys are so so cute! These are some random pictures from the past couple of weeks.
I went to the beach with some friends and we saw some pretty star fish on the rocks.
This house is really fun! It's an old vacant house that has a fun interior. Polaroids, there are polaroids everywhere. They also have polaroid camera's inside so you can take a picture and add it to the collage on the wall.

This is the wall when you first walk in the front door. This place is off of ave D and just past 300th st west.

Monday, March 2, 2009

That's Right!

That's right...two blogs in one night! These pics are from when Noel & I went to The Grove on Friday. It was a super fun day, we went shopping at The Grove and then went and got some cupcakes at sprinkles and finally had some fun taking pictures with a fish eye lens in Beverly Hills. It was super super fun so don't be surprised if there are a few more pictures from are adventures.

I Can't Believe It!!!

I can't believe she's 16! I can't believe how cute she is! I can't believe she got to go to Disneyland for free! I can't believe how long it's been since I blogged!!!