Getting ready for thanksgiving. I made a thanksgiving wreath.
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Demeti Martin says "think about it". Things are shapping up. After 12 1/2 months of on and off work, Steve is going to have a full time job. As of now it is a temp trial period. We're so excited for what this might be! It does mean affording Christmas. It could also mean moving to fresno. Lord, let us be obedient to you above all else.
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the latest

A few telephone pictures... Halloween. A pirate dog. Crafting of late.
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of baseball and blog titles.

Over the last season, it has come to my attention that I do in fact still love baseball just as much as I did in my youth. Everything from the smell of the leather gloves, to re-learning how to calcuate batting averages (sorry, dad. I'll get it one of these days). It just so happens, I've spent the last 2 days being euphoric. Thank you SF. I never doubted you. After a 56 year drought (20+ of those years I've cheered for ya) the Giants have become world champs... while this is all exciting and lovely, I must admit this is not the main focus of my blog today. My outburst of sports related cheer will be swiftly followed by a bit of introspection. All this has brought about the shocking realization that I have not been living up to the reputation that the title of this blog suggests. I've not been being positive of late. I might even say I've been down right negative! sure, I have found myself being confident of a positive outcome to a ball game. I've been a faithful cheerer and supporter. But my 'real' life has been lacking zeal and passion. I have been building walls of protection rather than trusting the Lord. Expecting the worst instead of my usual hoping for the best. Honestly it is a difficult thing to realize that I am struggling in the one area where I've always been so confident. Being an optimist, for me, was always more than being positive. It is about faith, which is something that has come natural to me for as long as I can remember -Faith that God is real, that he is loving; Faith that I will be provided for; Faith that everything will be ok, in every situation. To my own surprise, I have just realized that my negative attitude is actually a lack of faith. Where do I go from here? Honestly, not sure. Just typed all that up on my phone (so that should explain the typos). Gonna spend some time seeking the Lord. Prayer and advise welcome.
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bloggin on my intelligent phone

so I learned today that I cn blog from my phone... adventures to follow.
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The Ketchup game.

Catch up:

Here's a bit of what we've been up to in June

Stopped in at a family camp-out at Caswell State Park

Those in attendance: 
Peter and Philip

Angela and Gina

Auntie Carmen

My <3

Uncle doug


Steve decided to be daring

I was nervous

Papa Got the important stuff ready

Baba was radiant as usual

Mom too

The Boys

All the ladies

amazing corn!

Good times had by all

Steve made Fried Green tomatoes 

And Cherry Pie. From Scratch. 

I went on a ladies retreat to Sutter

With Gina and Liz

July soon to follow...


Oakdake Chocolate festival

while back we went off to the Oakdale Chocolate festival. Here it is:

Woke up and Steve made me a veggie omelet and berry smoothie while-st I got ready. so yum

Met up with a few besties. Good times.
Ate lots of good eats. Alligator tastes like chicken.



Note to Self: Tube top = creepy picture. 

Had amazing sangria.

Saw lots of lovely crafts. got inspired. 

Love these peeps <3