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…

living in vacationland

 one of my favorite parts about living in san diego,is that, well…. it’s san diego. people like coming here. which means, i get to see old friends lots. this last week and this next month are going to be packed with visitors causenow that school is out,  it’s what we do. this is my cute […] Read more…

serendipitous {foto friday}

last sunday we sat in front of these two:jed and miki. i looked back and jed says,“what are the odds?” i know! “that we would both move into the area within 100ft of each other in the same week,and that you guys were cool enough to hang out with!” the feeling is mutual. this week […] Read more…

absent… for a reason

truth is,moving is crazytown. moving with an {almost 1year old} who woke up yesterday and decided to walk?!extremely crazy. moving with an almost 1-yr-old who wok up yesterday and decided to walk and getting invited last minute to participate in a crazy fun event in a week? just before we will have lots of company […] Read more…

to-do in 2-oh-1-2

one of my favorite things is setting goals.making lists,and checking things off that list. what a beautiful sense of accomplishment. if i had on my 2011 list, “have the best new year’s eve party with great friends”it would be checked. we went where little man could go down while mom and dad had a few […] Read more…

staycations are my new justin bieber

there is something to be said about the freedom of leaving and getting out of town to be alone and disconnected and free and enjoy the quietness of boredom with people you love… but lets get real: that almost never happens.when we do “vacate” it means we are visiting family, hauling days worth of unnecessary […] Read more…

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