Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm sorta baaaaack!

Spent two fabulous weeks on vacation with family on the west coast. Sigh. A week in the luxury of Mayacama resort in California's wine country. Bliss!

Our "casita"-- it was gorgeous and huge and had an indoor and outdoor living room.


The golf course

The clubhouse where we would get delicious food.

Our friend, Michael, aka Cognito came out to the resort to eat dinner with us. He has an awesome rap career and he and Clark will probably be collaborating on some cool projects. Check him out:




After California we headed to Southern Oregon for a family reunion. It was awesome!

Here is only part of the gang...

One of the fun things we did as a huge group was play Hunger Games in the woods. We were separated into districts and had to find water balloons and water guns in the woods to kill everyone off with. There were a bunch of rules and stuff like the book-- it was cool and way fun! I love my family!

Got home and hit the ground running... literally-- did a 5K. Been busy and crazy-- trying to find time to write. The boys are back in school so I'm hoping to get some great stuff done on my new book. (=

Summer is OVAH! How was yours?


15 comments:

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Hi, Jo :
I envy you your summer trip. My non-existent (usually) apartment owner still has me sleeping on the floor in a "borrowed" apartment since mine has no AC and the temperatures soar to 110 degrees!

Thanks for visiting my own blog a few minutes ago. Have a great new week. Summer isn't over down here until November!! Sigh, Roland

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Blogger has been kicking me off blogs all summer. I checked and -- yes, I was kicked off yours. Ever have one of those years? Roland

Jo Schaffer said...

Ro:
Ahh! Bummer! And YES I have MOST DEFINITELY had years like that.
So sorry!
xo

Barbara Kloss said...

How fun! And what a creative family you have - Hunger Games in the woods with water balloons?? COOL!

Glad you had fun :)

TS Hendrik said...

Playing hunger games with water guns and balloons is a great idea. Sounds like a fun vacation.

dione hayward said...

How beautiful...wine country and then Oregon...can't ask for much more. Hey your hubby looks great and healthy....did you convert him to whole grains only? I know life is busy and I hate that we live blocks away from each other and NEVER get together...I am a loser friend. Love reading about everything though...
Dione

David Powers King said...

Well! How awesome is all that! Welcome back. You've been missed!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome back, Jo! And that's a unique family game.

Shallee said...

I LOVE that you played Hunger Games. :) I totally want to do that now. I'll have to get the rest of my family to read the books first.

J.L. Campbell said...

Love, love, love, the house! Sounds like you had loads of fun.

Sarah Pearson said...

What a wonderful holiday you had, and the pictures are beautiful. Welcome back :-)

Liz Fichera said...

Oh, your summer pics look heavenly! Love the pic of the casita--how gorgeous! I don't know how it happened but summer is almost over already?! Not possible.

ihaveabackbone said...

Welcome back! What a great way to end the summer. Cool song and video - men standing on cars and among hot flames...oh yeah.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Welcome back! Sounds like a wonderful vacation. Love the idea of Hunger Games in the woods! I may have to duplicate that one.

Laila Knight said...

Dang girl, you're on vacation all the time. Next time, can I come? Wecome back. :)