"Be yourself.... everyone else is already taken."

Saturday, October 30, 2010

She's A Lady (Bug) !!!!

Today we all went for the 2nd year down to the "Restless Ribbon" for the annual Brookside Boo Ha Ha Halloween Parade!!!
Last year we took Dillan as a Bumble Bee.... this year she and her parents materialized as Lady Bugs :) Of course, Abuelo and I came along since we are "great" at being grandparents!.... I would like to think so, at least! Tomorrow they are all coming over to Trick or Treat and if you are not new to my blog ....We literally get over 300 candy seekers! This is a big time Halloween area!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Stephen Is Looking Forward To.....

Getting his hair cut in Manhattan Beach! Yeah! We are headed there to visit our BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER MEGAN!

Friday, October 22, 2010

What's Up?

Out to lunch, a 4 star movie comedy, a massage, baseball & football!!!!!

Taylor Autumn Plantings.....

90 white pansies & 120 purple tulips

White flowers are illuminatingly perfect for winter gardens!
Purple tulips will show off our purple door next spring!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Tony Hawk Stand Up For Skateparks Event!

Last Sunday Meg had the pleasure of joining her cousin Jaimie and his sweet little ones, Stella & Milo @ this charity event!
Hosted by super rich Ron Burkle!
Billionaires generally have big houses. Burkle, 53, resides at Green Acres, one of the grandest, most storied super-mansions in Beverly Hills and one of Southern California's best-known party houses. His home is set on 17 acres of the most prestigious real estate and it's famous for having under ground tunnels!

Obviously held at a posh mansion.... Jane's Addiction entertained & there were oodles of movie stars! Speaking of "Posh" her husband was in attendance and the women were all a flutter! (Beckham) But not Megan! She's totally "into" a remarkable young man!

Pinks is LA's most famous "hotdog" stand and we are looking forward to standing in line for an hour for a "dog" when we head to California to visit Meg & Zach next month!

My sister Ann would be so happy to see these two together :) Aunt Ann gave Meg her first haircut! Megan was a frequent at the Muehlhausen home when she was little! Meg especially enjoyed her cousin Jillann's slumber parties!
Megan had such a great time and now she is hoping to hang out with her cousins more often.... Jaimie lives down in San Diego! Jillann lives with her beautiful family in Louisville Colorado!
Thanks Jaimie for including dearest Megan!!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Moments....

Stephen and I re-arranged our living room today... It's exhilarating!

Our old friends Bob, Lois & Monique ... with some Autumn action figures!

Who wouldn't love a giant cozy & comfy chair right smack in the middle of the living room?

I ventured down into the basement to look for the scary skeleton to hang on the front door!

And look what else I found :)

Now it's time to buy candy.... for the 300 trick or treaters that knock on our door on Halloween!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Patches & Camels......

Thank you Kim & Dillan for letting us enjoy a most memorable time today with two of our 3 favorite girls! (Megan's our other favorite girl)
We all met up at Red Robin for a bite and headed out into the country to the famous "Pumpkin Patch" in these parts! Of course the unlikely highlight of the fun event was the unexpected wonder of the pumpkin patch offering CAMEL rides :) So Kim asks, "Where do I sit?" and they instructed her to sit on top of the camel's hump? Who knew! They had pony rides but we all agreed that she might be a bit too young! She loved all the petting animals, the crazy assortment of pumpkins and watermelons and gourds! Everyone there just seemed to be very happy, imagine a place like that...it's a pumpkin patch and every man, women and child is so happy! Big round orange pumpkins make us happy! Are we thinking about pumpkin pie in a month? Enjoying the wonderful Autumn and the prospects of warm cuddly evenings ahead?
Enjoy the slide show!

The "Pumpkin Patch" was sooooo much fun :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Daddy & Daughter Heartbeats!

So you are a baby, so you don't feel that good, so you love your Daddy.... falling asleep with matching heartbeats can make everything so much better, YES!

Flower... Flower Love... I Come With Flowers And With Love

In this picture I am so happy to receive flowers but.... THAT'S not my ear, it's just a beautiful orange Rose!

My Husband continues to amaze me with his unbridled love! He came home today with the most beautiful Autumn floral arrangement and just very sweetly handed it to me like I had just won the Miss America pageant!
It just can't get any better than that my friends!
Sometimes Stephen will say to me, "I think I fell in love with you all over again just now"!!!!!
..... And of course, that makes me fall in love with him all over again:)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dillan's Fundamental Job Is....

Dillan's fundamental job as a toddler is to rule the universe!

Our sweet little angel has an infection in her right ear .... and being that she loved going to the doctor's, they had a slide and they gave her a sticker, well it didn't matter much to her... It was just another exciting adventure!

Yeah, she's on the mend with her first RX!
Side note.... like all parents and grandparents I would give up anything to take away her feeling cranky and take it on myself!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Old Taylor Blessing!

When you come down the stairs at our house you're greeted by this cheerful blonde! I painted on the inscription of our family motto, the "Old Taylor Blessing" many years ago! Dillan is so sure it's a picture of her Mommy, Kim :)

Princess Dillan's New Playhouse!

Thank you Fashionable Utica Square for having a Pottery Barn 4 Kids! I could never get Abuelo into a Toys R Us but he very happily likes to cruise this store!

Every morning Stephen heads up to the sweet little post office in the square for his company mail, every morning he stops @ Starbucks in the square ... and yesterday he willingly stopped @ PB Kids! This time we brought home a project... this playhouse tent! While Dillan took her afternoon nap we assembled her new Princess house!
Little did we know yesterday when we awakened to a beautiful sunny day.... that by days end, we would have shared tea with Dora The Explorer & Dillan in a Princess house!
P.S. Please note the "mail slot" and feel free to send your letters & notes to Princess Dillan :)

SECRETARIAT ... Walt Disney Presents ...

Who could resist an impossible true story? Especially if you are a big time horse racing fan & own Disney stock?
We are looking forward to going on our Friday afternoon movie show date :)

Wolfgang PUCK Bistro In Tul$a!!!

Beau & Kim had the pleasure of dining at the new Wolfgang Puck Bistro down on the restless ribbon in Brookside! But the pleasure only tripled when the man himself sat down at their table for a chit chat!!!

Pretty Cool!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

An Endearing Postcard From Date Shake Land!

Thank You Zach!

Postcard |ˈpōstˌkärd|
A card for sending a message by mail without an envelope, typically having a photograph or other illustration on one side :)

We were so honored to receive a post card in the mail today from a remarkable young man! Yeah! It's always so much fun to get "real mail" these days!
A Date is a ...
Noun & So many other things, but in this case a date is.....
A sweet, dark brown & oval fruit containing a hard stone, often eaten dried... or added to a milk shake to make a yummy drink that a 61 year old man still talks about with joy and youthful delight!!
When Stephen was young he would go on some day excursions with his parents to the high desert and they often stopped @ Hadley Fruit Orchards for there famous "date shake"!!! Thanks to Zach, Megan finally got to sip a date shake.... and more importantly, she was able to do it in an cool 70's Cadillac with Zach!
Postcards are cool!!!!!

Lady Ga Ga Tickets :)

Thank you Stephen for having some kind of special American Express card! He was able to buy Lady Ga Ga tickets a few days before they go on sale to the general public! See you next April Lady Ga Ga @ The BOK center!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Uncle Jimmy's In Town!

He was desperately craving a Ron's chili cheeseburger.... along came Jarret and he was desperately craving a Ron's cheeseburger ... so how could Stephen and I not desperately want one too?

Jimmy's in town for his 60th high school reunion down in a little town called Henryetta :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hideaway Pizza.....Our First Time!

We told our neighbors & friends about our first time EVER trip to the famous Hideaway Pizza joint... most everyone was totally dumbstruck! It's been voted the "Best" pizza since like 1957! I can't believe we have never been?

Congratulations Stephen! 1st Place In Rotisserie League Baseball :)

All of your hard work has paid off! Juggling your players, studying your statistics & everything else! Your are truly amazing and you of all people deserved your great victory!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

For Like Ever! We All Long For It ...

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for!

Victor Hugo said ... The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself!!!!!
I remember reading this quote when I fell in love 37 years ago! In Spite of, not because... can make the difference in the world!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Jarret & The Possum!

My niece Morgan's new handsome husband, Jarret, has been here this week doing all sorts of miscellaneous home improvements. Today the big project is to cut 3 inches off the four legs to our four poster bed! I'm so looking forward to not having to climb "up" into our bed tonight!

I was so impressed with his array of tools!
Jarret is also putting a new funky black ceiling fan in Stephen's office!

Play possum ... pretend to be asleep or unconscious when threatened (in imitation of an opossum’s behavior). Feign ignorance?
This is the unexpected visitor that Jarret chased off with the shovel ... it ran under our shed!

While Jarret is battling the possums of Fashionable Utica Square .... Stephen and I are heading to the movie show to see, "The Social Network"!!!!

Such an exciting day! And...... Stephen is in 1st place in his Rotisserie Leaque with 3 days left!

The Bug House & Dillan!

Sweet Grandma Taylor gave Beau this little bug house years ago so he could collect bugs! But as you know, there are no bugs in sunny California ...so the "bug house" has stayed empty for many years!

Well, at least until a few years ago when Abuelo acquired some fake cockroaches! At first Dillan would squeal, "icky bug"!!!!

Now she likes to play with the toy bugs!!