Nov 25, 2008

The Fam

I was at my grandmother's house in Oakhurst, CA for her birthday in August and she let me borrow a TON of old family photos! I wanted to return them when I went back for Thanksgiving so I have been scanning all week. Here are a few.......
My great-great grandparents, Oscar and Olena Hansen
My great-grandmother, Dagny Olinda Hansen (Nana to me), with her brother Harold on the family farm in Madelia, MN with some lamb or goat or something?? The photo was taken in 1910!

My great-grandmother, Dagny Olinda Hansen in front of her hospital! I love the cape!

Dagny Olinda Hansen- Nursing School Graduation Photo


On her wedding day.....

The honeymoon! Great suit, what a stud!
The honeymoon....
In front of their house with my grandma, Patricia K Lindsoe (Bee)

Bee (mom's mom) doing some laundry. :)
My grandpa Dan (my mom's step dad) strolling the streets of Savannah, GA
Grandpa Dan sailing (second from right)
Grandpa Dan's navy picture. Taken in New Orleans shortly after he enlisted.
After going to UCLA Grandpa Dan decided to be a movie star. Here is one of his head shots!
Bee (on the left) in sunny Long Beach, CA (they moved to Long Beach when she was 5 or 6)
Grandpa David (mom's Dad)

Grandpa David doing some modeling. So funny! Look at those prices!

Grandpa David relaxing in the sun....

Nov 21, 2008


And here are the 'after mom visited' photos! Enjoy.

A shot from the front door....

Living Room

Creative new use for my sofa back!

My reading corner.....

The bookshelves and TV console are the only things we purchased! Go us.
A closer look.....

View of the living room from the dining room....
Dining Room
I think the fleur-de-lis is my favorite part of the whole place.....
My mom found it at a cute antique store in La Jolla. It was damaged so it was under $20!
After a little Gorilla Glue and MANY coats of crackle paint it's as good as new.
I have a butler in my dining room.

A view of the dining room from the kitchen

So I lied....we bought a couple of other things.
We found this cute Nicole Miller trash can at Tuesday Morning.

La Cocina

Grace Kelly says, "Come to Taylor's house! Bring Taittinger, s'il vous plait."
Plenty o' stemware......
And is that a margarita pitcher I see? With tahitian highball tumblers?
This is the schmancy house warming coffee maker my dad and Linda bought for me! It grinds the beans and then automatically puts them into the filter thing and starts brewing. I still haven't gotten tired of watching it do its thing in the morning.
To the bathroom.........
mon parissiene bathroom

This fun tray is in my bathroom....I like her.
She looks like how I feel at the end of a long day when
the only thing I want in life is a glass of wine.
My mom bought her for me for my birthday.
Cute seashell print in my bathroom.....

This is my bedroom door! Next project is the bedroom..........
I'll let you know when it's finished.

Nov 19, 2008


Here are some 'before mom' shots of my condo........

Nov 18, 2008

Jacqueline is 21!

We had a lovely dinner at cafe ZuZu last night for Jacqueline's 21st birthday! Although the food was excellent and the night was great......I can't wait to celebrate 'Oakhurst Style.'
One more week!
I used 'candlelight mode' on my camera so everything is very red and kind of blurry......

Spencer and Jacqueline

Make a wish!

Jacqueline looks sad in the photos but she's not.......

My yum strawberry milkshake.......