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……began with Sandie Girl picking me up at mom’s to begin our grand adventure.  Off we Went to Oxnard with a stop first  to see Melissa and Nicks home in Port Hueneme.   It was a beautiful drive…..

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Almost there…..

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I loved seeing my painting of Wisteria that  Sandie and Jim commissioned as a wedding gift for Melissa and Nick.

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Did I love this kitty cat more?  You decide.

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Kitty was just like Kita….loving to be rubbed and petted until you’re quite exhausted!

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Now I have to tell you that this young couple is by far the most creative, talented and enterprising pair.  Do yourself a favor and check out Melissa’s blog at for so many wonderful ideas.  I’ll be showing you a few.  Best of all, Melissa tells you how to do everything so economically!  Can you believe they made this wonderful treehouse bed for Jakey?

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Not only did they make this amazing crib that will eventually convert into a full bed, Melissa painted the charming stencils in this wonderful nursery soon to be occupied by Noah.

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O.K., if you have a photo that’s more precious than this I’d sure like to see it.  Here’s Jacob A.K.A. Jakey showing me his Ninja Turtle outfit.

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Foxy’s pretty cute too!

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Sandie Girl wrapped the presents for Melissa in the cutest way.  The baby shower party theme is Pooh Bear and sweet Diane Dennis supplied the Pooh paper!

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The little sunflower says ‘Veggies from Rabbit’s Garden’!

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Let’s hear it for the cupcakes.  Sooooo good! I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!!!

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We love presents……

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And cooking at the stove and playing in a big box and…….

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Jakey soon commandeered the Pooh Bear I got for Noah…..

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Let’s open that tower of fun…..

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Here’s the wonderful blankie I already showed you when Sandie came over last week…..Wonder if I’ll have to remind her about mine.

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Sandie Girl with Kate, our hostess…..

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Hey, I thought we were leaving.  Honestly, I have never seen so many toys….in both homes…. it was just like being in a toy shop and here it was hazardous for adults as there were toys literally everywhere!

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Time for grown up toys……

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I’ll take this one…..

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Sandie & I had stopped at the Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard…..

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Always wonderful to see the ocean…..

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Time for a little R&R poolside…..

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A surprising number of boats docked nearby……IMG 6324

It was too late to fulfill our mission to bring home strawberries……

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This was the second stand we tried…..all sold out (the next one was closed)!

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So home we headed……thank you Sandie Girl for a perfect day!

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