All About lil o' Me

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Just call me your Budget Barista. I have been married for 20 years to the best man on this planet. He's sweet, caring, kind, but most of all he makes me laugh. We have Three adorable kids. A beautiful sweet pea girl, A 'superman' boy, and a love bug baby girl. We just love that we live where people vacation...where the ocean meets the sky. We live a wonderful life. I love my life and I thank Christ for giving it to me. Some random things about me are I enjoy baking, quilting, paper crafting, jewelry making, scrapbooking, and loving on my family. I am a Princess in the Kingdom of the King of Kings, diet coke drinking baby kisser. We are a homeschooling family but are part of a hybrid program where the children attend a 'classroom' 2 days a week and we do the rest at home. It's a blast. We also love to vacation and explore God's world around us. I think that's enough for now. :-)

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

4th of July celebrations in South OC. FREE FaMilY FuN!

...and the rockets red glare....I can hear it now.  

Here are just a few celebrations happening in the OC. Feel free to post others.  Happy fourth of July and be sure to be safe and Don't drink and drive.

Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks Show
The City of Dana Point presents an aerial sky show, featuring a musical simulcast presented by radio station KSBR 88.5 FM. Arrive early to picnic over the Harbor on the cliffs of Blue Lantern Park or Heritage Park.
When: July 4, 9 pm, beach opens at 6 am
Where: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
Cost: Free
Info:, (949) 248-3530 Note: Fireworks are NOT permitted on the beach. 

San Clemente
San Clemente Fireworks Show
Sunday, July 4, 2010
At approximately 9:00 p.m. the City continues its annual tradition with a spectacular fireworks display from the Municipal Pier. Admission is free.   949-361-8264 

San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration
Sunday, July 4, 2010     3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join the City of San Juan Capistrano as we celebrate our nations freedom on Sunday, July 4 at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park 3pm to 9:30pm. There will be a host of mechanical rides and bounce houses for the kids as well as the popular "Family Games" for all ages to participate in. Individual tickets & specially priced wristbands may be purchased for all rides and bouncers. All major credit cards will be accepted. "The Hodads" will perform classic rock n roll on stage beginning at 6pm. Admission is free.  Food and exhibit booths will be available. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets. Plenty of free parking is available in the sports park and on Camino Del Avion.
LOCATION: The Sports Park   25925 Camino Del Avion.  949-493-5911

Newport Beach
Family fun and games throughout the day with music, food, raffle, carnival games, contests, tournaments, ending with a spectacular fireworks finale! But you better get here early and save your spot to watch the show! There is a fee per car to enter. (949) 729-DUNE

Every year, The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 celebrates the 4th of July with the July 4 Independence Day Boat Parade. The event fills the harbor with of boats adorned in red-white-&-blue celebrating the time-honored Old Glory Boat Parade. Then be treated to the largest fireworks display in Southern California at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.
Newport Landing offers several cruises on July 4 that witness the parade during the afternoon and celebrate the amazing fireworks display in the bay. Cruises are 2 ½ hours in the length. For additional information or to make reservations call  949-675-0551 

Mission Viejo
This is a day of fun and celebration specifically for the families of the Mission Viejo community. Held yearly on Olympiad Road and in the area adjoining Lake Mission Viejo, the Mission Viejo Street Faire provides a classic Fourth of July celebration for the City. Rides and games enhance an exciting carnival atmosphere for all ages. Food booths, crafters, a wine and beer garden, contests and prizes. Free entertainment throughout the day with a special performance by Johnny Contardo -The original voice of ShaNaNa at 6 PM. As would be expected for a Fourth of July Faire, the event climaxes at dusk in a spectacular fireworks display.
LOCATION: Olympiad & Marquerite  949-830-7066 

Laguna Niguel
4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2010  Fireworks at 9 pm   
9am - 12pm Lap swim (ages 14+) FREE ALL DAY!
12 - 5pm
Recreation swim FREE ALL DAY!
Concert – Variety Showband Crown Valley Park Amphitheater
Community walk to Regional Park to watch fireworks (3/4 mile each way). Bring flashlights! Seating is in grass.
Fireworks Display at Laguna Niguel Regional Park
10:30am-1pm at Crown Valley Park
Start your 4th of July with a BANG! After the annual Run in the Parks, join in the festivities at our 20th Anniversary Celebration 4th of July Carnival. There will be carnival games booths and a variety of food booths to purchase something tasty to eat.
Crown Valley Community Park  29751 Crown Valley Parkway  Laguna Niguel, CA 92677