weekend adventures // solana beach & shelter island

this weekend we discovered a new beach! it’s so fun to try something new, but this was a fun find. solana beach {fletcher cove} is small, surrounded by cliffs so it isn’t as windy, and when the tide goes out, it is long and shallow, so plenty of room for the little dudes, which is […] Read more…

there is always money in the banana stand…

going to newport without making it out to balboa island is like going to disneyland, and just deciding,  “eh, maybe we won’t go to space mountain this time…” it isn’t done.    it’s a man-made island,  with God-made Bal Bars… dipped in naughty things…. or frozen bananas if you choose. and either choice is a […] Read more…

weekend adventures // newport beach

this weekend we had some friends from AZ come to play with us. we were just planning on a fun stay in san diego and we would show em a good time. but i have a sweet friend who’s family had a few extra unused days in their newport resort timeshare that couldn’t possibly go […] Read more…

its not a california vacation unless….

my dad gets to throw a frisbee, everyone gets some quality beach time…. {which, to some, means building a “fortress” to save us all from water… } until everyone sleeps or until you eat at a real dive of a diner… yes those 3 plates are mine. no, i’m not pregnant. and {finally} experience hollywood […] Read more…

summer lovin happened so fast….

on saturday, because it was the first one in 3 weeks to have a husband not stuck at work, we went to the pool! it was B’s first time in the water…. and he appeared to enjoy it… as i sat on the deck and watched Little Man blissfully splashing and kicking into his future of […] Read more…

dear cc,

the other day you used the phrase, “when boston is a teenager…” and my heart sank a few floors. you mean, at some point, we will have to be in a different phase than this glorious one we are in?? sure, we are in a place far too far from family, we talk more about […] Read more…

californian anniversary

it has been one year that we have lived here in cali, from the day we arrived and slept on a mattress in the family room. i have to admit, i don’t know if i will be able to go back to that hot and icky place and when this is where we live, it […] Read more…

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