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. :-)

Monday, March 14, 2011

5th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival 3/19/11

Festival is FREE with paid admission to Garden which for adults is $4.00, kids are FREE.
3/19/11- The Japanese Friendship Garden will host its 5th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 19th from 10am-4pm. The festival is FREE  with admission to the Garden. The Garden will also participate in Balboa Park Family Day and offer children 17 & under FREE admission with a paid adult admission. Tickets for food and games will be sold separately.

One of the most beautiful seasons in the Garden is spring when the cherry trees blossom into delightful pink clouds. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Garden while enjoying delicious Japanese food, arts and crafts, unique gifts, entertainment, cultural demonstrations and the crowning of a new Little Miss Sakura. Guided docent tours will be provided into the Garden's expansion site which will lead to the home of over 150 enchanting cherry trees blossoming with brilliant pink flowers for everyone's enjoyment and endless photo opportunities. The Garden will also crown a new Little Miss Sakura. Ten young girls will compete for the title of Little Miss Sakura and will be the representative of the Garden at various community and cultural events. They will compete in a song and dance performance and interview.

Currently, there are 150 Cherry Blossom trees located throughout the existing site and future expansion. The trees were donated by the Asakawa Family who were the original inhabitants of the original tea house from the 1915 World Exposition in Balboa Park. The Cherry Blossom Festival is among a number of fundraising and cultural events that the Garden will hold for the expansion project. Currently, the Garden sits on two and a half acres. Upon completion of the expansion project to its complete eleven acres, the Garden will become one of the largest public Japanese-style gardens in the United States. The Japanese Friendship Garden is located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Balboa Park. Our mission is to provide a Japanese Garden dedicated to the well being of all people which offers educational programs that encourage understanding of the Japanese heritage among people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.