Sunday, October 08, 2006

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The second of five girls and the fourth of 10 children, this is my middle sister's daughter, Chaya. She's been on holiday visiting my family until some of us go to her oldest brother's wedding later this month in Canada.
























Mattie & i (and Heidi one day as well) have been pleasantly occupied taking her around San Diego County. The top two photos were taken in Coronado, the bottom one in La Jolla.


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Attention all athletes!

A wonderful booklet about sports nutrition that you can read online or as a PDF from those great folks at OrganicAthlete:
http://www.organicathlete.org/civicspace/node/6

and as well, from the U.K., a fab read:
http://www.vegetarian.org.uk/guides/foodofchamps.html

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Hope everyone had a safe, sane, superb weekend and may your week ahead be healthy and upbeat. Planning to surf 'n' hop around blogland sometime Monday... i'm so lookin' forward to seeing how everybody's "bean." Thank you for all the support and kindness through your words i've been reading in response to my last post (and previous ones as well).

Life is good, 'tis.

I really appreciate the thoughtfulness and i do feel the love.

28 comments:

veggies,crafts and tails said...

These photos are just adorable!!! The girls are all beautiful.

Huggs, G

PS Mattie just tugs at my heart, I love her face, so much, so sweet. :)

Emmy said...

What cute pics of your niece and the dogs :) Mattie just brings a smile to everyone's face!!!

Kareno said...

10 kids, wow! Looks like you are having a great weekend.

Carrie™ said...

Your niece is lovely! How nice that you got to spend some time with her. The photos of her and Mattie are adorable! Happy Monday!

Megan the Vegan said...

wow - that's a lot of kids! It must be so fun to hang with your family! I love big families.

pinknest said...

such cuddly adorable photos!!

meesh said...

What sweet pics! Looks like you guys all had a great weekend. Is'nt nice when you can spend time with family like that? wow, ten kids! That's going to be quite the wedding with all of the family. :)

I'll have to take a look at that .pdf file about nutrition for athelets. The trainers at the gym are always asking if I'm getting enough protein. They just can't beleive that I can work out and not eat meat.

Johanna3 said...

the girl is so cute! looks so sweet! love the photos!
Mattie is very , very cute!

wishing you a good time with your family!

Urban Vegan said...

Chaya is beautiful. Your family has good genes.

Hope you're doing okay, Kleo.

VeganCyclist said...

omg, those dogs are just the cutest things.

bazu said...

It must have been so nice to have your beautiful niece visiting you. And the pictures are so gorgeous. Please, please, can I be transported to CA for just a few minutes on the beach?...
You are surrounded by beauty, cuteness, and love! ;-)

Jackie said...

Chaya is very pretty, great photos.

Ten kids....wow, as an only child that is beyond my comprehension. It must be great fun when everyone is together.

Vicki said...

Your niece is so beautiful & the picture is complete with the ocean & the girls. Must be wonderful to have family close and it sounds like you have some happy events coming up. ahhh, La Jolla! & it's great to see you, Kleo. :o)

Nikki said...

Your niece is beautiful! Looks like you had a fun weekend.

Mattie is so cute, I just want to cuddle her! :)

Anonymous said...

Your dog loves to be babied, huh? So cute. I wish I was out there by teh water! Cherie

Green Earth said...

Your neice has a lovely face, how great to be sharing time with her.
So special to rediscover your local area through new eyes.

Candi said...

Mattie is so so sweet. Such a happy baby!

Your niece is gorgeous...runs in the family!

Wow, I didn't know you had so many siblings!! Lucky you! I only have one sister, so the idea of a big family sounds really great to me!

Thanks for the comment today on my blog. With Mattie's and your hugs, we are sure to get better here!! :)

Sonya said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, as always.;-) I really appreciated it.

Chaya is a beautiful name! And Mattie is looking lovely, as always.

You're coming to Canada later this month?! Woo hoo! The great Kleo arrives! If you're going to be in Toronto, let me know - I'll send you a list of all the veggie places you must frequent.

Kate said...

Your pictures make me want to go to the beach. Thanks for the sports nutrition link. As an aspiring dietician, I find information like that very interesting.

Tanya Kristine said...

those dogs get the love, don't they?

Gaia said...

You have a beautiful niece, Kleo :)And she has such a beautiful name !

And Mattie, she is sooo sweet !

funwithyourfood said...

wow it sounds like you have HUGE family. i didn't know that

cool!

Melissa said...

Great pictures! I wish the weather around here was more like that...and I love your niece's name!

laura jesser said...

I'm glad you and Mattie and Chaya are having a nice time. Chaya... that's such a beautiful name!

Tanya Kristine said...

your parents are adorable too!

beef fat? that's disgusting.

i hav emixed feelings about the girl in the article. if everyone gave up one meat meal a day the world wuold be a differnt place. if she eats meat once in a great while becuase she loves it so much, then i guess that's better than eating it 3 meals a day? i just wish she didn't end her article liekthat.

Vivacious Vegan said...

The photos of your niece and the "kids" are adorable. She is so beautiful. And I love her name. Chaya! What are her siblings names? Ok, you really don't have to tell me if you don't want to. :)

Your note to have a healthy and upbeat week struck a cord in me. I am going to write that on my mirror. Those are two things I strive for on a daily basis.

I hope you are doing well. I've missed you and blogland these past couple of weeks.

tabitha jane said...

your neice is SO CUTE!

Tasha said...

Great pics!!! ;)
and thanks for the link for athletes. I am only one in my dreams but I am keeping the hope alive!!