Monday, August 27, 2007


Isn't she FABULOUS??? Thank you to Aunt Shelli for the best birthday gift EVER!!! Love, love, love her. She is now on display in the newsroom, even her pots and pans. You can never have too much Barbie in your life.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Club 33 40th anniversary.

Check out this fabulous Club 33 key chain. My friend, who happens to work at the county Jail, is a Club 33 fanatic like myself. He's actually been able to eat at the club, whereas I, of course, have only gotten to tour it. My friend recently went to Disneyland and brought me back this goodie. It's hard to read but under the 33 it says "40th Anniversary" which of course makes it super special. The round red dots are meant to look like rubies, which some of the other 40th anniversary collectibles supposedly feature. My friend got himself a souvenir plate (only 333 made, his is number 116) which set him back $95 ! But no expense should be spared when visiting Walt's private club. Thanks to my friend at the Jail for bringing me back such a treasure.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What I've been writing lately...

<>Real estate gap grows in Napa County in July
A record 906 Napa County homeowners tried to sell a home in July. Only 61 were successful. The number of homes for sale in the county peaked to an all time high in July, up 18 percent over 12 months.
Aug. 18, 2007

Mortgage changes hit Napa County buyers and sellers
Talk of real estate buyers and sellers usually leads to another hot topic: Mortgages. Lenders are tightening up on the qualifications, for most loans, said Martha Pedroza-Ramos of Cal-Bay Mortgage Group in Napa.
Aug. 19, 2007

Bottle Xing: JV makes the move
Moving 144,000 bottles of wine and liquor is a daunting task, but luckily for the workers at JV Wine Spirits, the final destination was only half a block away. The longtime Napa retailer opened for business in its new home on Tuesday.
Aug. 15, 2007

Parents load up at local stores on kids back-to-school gear
Even though there s still more than a month left of the summer season, local merchants have marked down and moved out warm weather supplies in favor of long pants, backpacks and other back-to-school goods.
Aug. 13, 2007

Disney outlet store opens in River Park
A little bit of Disneyland has come to Napa. Faster than you can say It s a Small World After All, a team from Asset Management & Sales...
Aug. 13, 2007

Businesses make sales, connections at the fair
Baby blue alligator boots, personalized Wanted posters, hearing aids, brightly-painted ukuleles, and oysters with a pearl inside: Vendors at the Napa Town Country Fair hawk a little bit of everything.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ava's onions.

Ava won first place at our local city fair for her red onions. Grandpa Donnie helped her plant and water them...


Diana exhibit at the State Fair.

State Fair

Annabelle won an Honorable Mention at the State Fair for her entry in a poster contest.

Thursday, August 02, 2007