this week’s highlights

This past week wasn’t about appointments or what day of the week it was, meetings or schedules, or checking things off of my to-do list. Our week was about family, connection, laughter and memories. And really just about getting out of the flow of our “normal” life. Going home always feels like such a huge […]

Thirty – Six

How did I get here? I mean yes, I literally know how I got here. But really, 36? It’s sort of funny how when you’re young, you can barely wait to grow up. And time can’t seem to pass quick enough. But then you grow up, and start to realize how short and truly amazing […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / Did anyone else grow up watching such classics as “Nothing But Trouble,” “the Burbs” or even “Uncle Buck?” Yep, while other families were most likely snuggling up on the sofa watching “the Sound of Music,” my Dad was putting on “Edward Scissorhands” or the like. And although I was mildly scared (and scarred) […]

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Saturday / We probably go to the grocery store more than I would like to admit. And really, it’s a love-hate sort of situation. I actually love going to the grocery store. Except for the days when I don’t feel like going at all. But then I love that we are able to sort of […]

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Saturday / It’s not often that we make it up to La Jolla on the weekends, which is sort of funny because that is really the only time that we can anticipate less traffic. But today we did. And not just for errands. In fact, no errands were run. It was purely for enjoyment. We […]

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Saturday / In some ways I am more like my Mom. And then in others, I am more like my Dad. But in this way I am completely my Mom. I without a doubt shop for our produce based off of what looks colorful, and vibrant, and beautiful. I pretty much buy what speaks to […]

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Saturday / Our routine of stopping by the Little Italy Mercato every Saturday morning is something that I look forward to all week. And knowing that there has been a bounty of gorgeous zucchini at J.R. Organics lately, I was already planning to scoop some up and bake one of our favorite Summer cakes – […]

The Very Lost Art of Using a Camera

Growing up, cameras felt like something brand new.  Obviously they weren’t, but the technology was definitely still developing, and clearly there wasn’t a “smart” anything.  I still remember the few times that my Mom started looking for a new camera.   We would drive to the tiny little camera shop in our town, and very cautiously accompany […]

this week’s highlights

“There is only one happiness in life – to love and be loved.” – George Sand Saturday / I almost can’t believe it, but today Ryan and I celebrated our 12th Wedding Anniversary. 12 beautiful years together. Countless memories. So much laughter, and more love than I could have ever dreamt of. I feel so […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / We started off our morning with a long walk, and a swing by the farmer’s market. To my great delight, this morning I was accompanied by my brand new and almost ridiculously sized sun hat. Yes, it was originally made for lifeguards, but honestly I am as happy as a clam having the […]