Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday Snapshots...Spark Student Motivation Saturday

I'm gonna make this quick because I'm gettin' ready
for a road trip.
Don't know where I'm goin'?
Read here.
I'll be back on Sunday to catch up with you.

I love Saturdays because I get to link up with two of my favorite girls...
Miss Nelson from Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera for 
Saturday Snapshots
Joanne from Head Over Heels for Teaching for 
Spark Student Motivation Saturdays.

Day 6 Cali...We basically stayed around the house most of the pajamas!
I seriously had no problems at all with this.
We had to drink the grapes at dinner to make sure dad 
is growin' them correctly.
I'd say he's doin' a pretty awesome job.

Day 7 Cali...We went to Mission Ranch to drink some grapes to make 
sure they were okay for the rest of the public to consume also.
Yep, yep, yep...they are good to go!
I always have a great time here because I actually used
to work at the Mission Ranch Inn...almost ten summers ago.
I met some wonderful people and friends from that experience. time flies!
Mission Ranch has a bea-u-ti-ful view.
Where else can you find sheep hangin' out by the ocean?
Of course the lone black sheep was far in the pasture, so I didn't
get a good shot of him.

Day 7 Cali continued...
We went to dinner at the Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurant.
Great atmosphere and I got some scrumptious grilled shrimp tacos.

Day 8 Cali...Got my hair trimmed.   Drove up to Tehama to pick
dad up after golfin' and then bee bopped around the back yard
checkin' on mom's garden before eatin' dinner.
Nothin' overly excitin' happened, but that's fine by me.
I love lazy days.

Day 9 Cali...Went to see Jersey Boys with my parents and some of their friends.
If you like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons...go see this!
I grew up listenin' to them with the two pictured above.
I knew every single song in the movie and danced in my 
seat most of the time.
If you were ever a sorority have 
been on a dance floor singin' "Oh What a Night"...
I can almost guarantee it.
I finally got my movie theater popcorn I have been talkin' about
here and here.

Day 9 Cali continued...We ate a quick dinner after the movies.  
Grilled chicken, cauliflower puree, and veggies.
This was as good as the grapes!

I'll be takin' lots of snapshots on my mini trip.
Be on the lookout this week.

Want to check out my first five days in Cali?
Read here.

P.S.  I don't garden, but I want this.
This is at mom's bestie's house.  
It just looks invitin' and makes me want to go buy
cute flowers and flower pots.
I seriously did not inherit the green thumb from my father.
This is not a joke.

This motivates me and makes me want to buy more.
These sweet girls took every book off all four bookshelves 
in our class and organized them without me promptin' them. 
All the money I have spent on books is so worth it when 
my babies love to read and love books as much as I do!

Happy Saturday, friends!


  1. Awww thanks for making me bring Saturday Snapshots back. We sure do miss you in Florida but I know you are having a blast in California. I bet you're loving the weather. It's been scorching here. Hurry back so we can get our craft on !Run! Miss Nelson’s Got the Camera!

  2. P.S. love your new blog button!

  3. Awesome photos!!! I'm so jealous that you guys are in Summer right now!

    Learning to be awesome

    1. It sure looks like summer where you are though...shorts and flip flops!!!

  4. Don't you love when your kiddos do something amazing without being asked - like organize your library? How sweet! It makes me miss my class. Happy Summer!!!

    1. Yes...I love witnessing independence, responsibility and love for books!

  5. Looks like you are making some wonderful vacation memories. Just love Carmel...all those fantastic little shops! Also, It is so kind of you to test all these grapes to make sure they are It is so sweet that your kiddos organized your library. Maybe some future teachers there?? I feel one can never have too many books they are what brings a child's imagination to life. Have a great day at the game!

    Luv My Kinders

  6. I wish I was grape tasting with you! I've never been to Cali! Maybe someday I'll vacation there. It would be my mission to visit each and every single vineyard/winery! I would have to taste all the grapes!!


  7. Thank goodness you were there to make sure those grapes were safe for the rest of us to consume! I will feel much safer as I have a glass of wine tonight. :) Looks like you are having a great time in Cali. I'm so jealous!! That food looks so yummy!!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  8. FUN! My parents fly in tomorrow night with my 6 year old nephew for 10 days. It's going to be a crazy, fun, tourist-y time. :) Thanks for the hook up with Snapshot Saturday. I'm excited to link up.

    p.s I was told by Holly @ Fourth Grade Flipper that I'm a 'no reply blogger' and I don't know how to change that. Help :)

    Simple Insights

  9. The dinner you had at Lalla Grill looks scrumptious! Especially since I'm sitting here sipping green juice....not so scrumptious. Sounds/looks like you're having a wonderful trip out here. Thanks for checking on the grapes. It's a tough job, but someone has to do some sipping! Go A's!

  10. What awesome photos! I love the way you displayed them! (app?) Did your mom make most of those meals? :) She's amazing. I can tell you're having a wonderful time and you deserve it! Enjoy every minute of it! I love when kids initiate a project on their own! They motivated you too! Thanks for sharing and linking up my sweet friend! xoxo
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  11. Looks like you are having a great vacation in California! I would love that potting bench too. My thumb isn't exactly green either...can you return annuals when you have killed them within two weeks?

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  12. Awesome photos!! Thanks for introducing me to the Snapshot Saturday linky!! I'm so excited to see more! Your vacation looks amazing... I'm so jealous! :)
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  13. Love all your photos! Looks like you and your parents are having tons of fun! I'd have to agree on the gardening bench/table. Although, if it was in my backyard it would soon fill up with cob webs and be forgotten about. I would love to garden, but for some reason gardening and me don't get along! Oh and sitting around the house in pi's all day is something to revel in!

    Fifth Grade Wit and


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