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Father’s Day at the Bali Hai

Like last year, we celebrated Father’s Day at the Bali Hai restaurant. It’s a new tradition that I very much enjoy. Endless mimosas, cream puffs, and pineapple. Russ ate the largest plate of seafood I have ever seen. It was literally a mountain of crab legs, lobster, shrimp, and oysters–he was in heaven! We went […]

Tell ‘em Large Marge Sent Ya

So I lied, I have one more post from our Palm Springs vacation. On our way home we got stuck in horrible traffic. I guess I should have known. With a toddler, we usually try to do our road trip driving in the evening so she can sleep most of the way. We decided to […]

A Bit More Palm Springs

These are probably the last of the Palm Springs pictures I will be posting. Our trip lasted four days and three nights, yet the four day work week following seemed to last twice as long as our visit. Palm Springs is such a special place to us. I can’t really describe the feeling we get […]

King’s Highway

One of our favorite places to eat while we are in Palm Springs is King’s Highway at the Ace Hotel. It’s a bit more hip than the places we usually dine, but it is in the most fabulous building (an old Denny’s). Places just don’t look like this anymore! We actually ended up going twice […]

Poolside in Palm Springs

We are back from a very relaxing weekend with friends in Palm Springs. We are so fortunate to have access to free accommodations whenever we want to go. This time around we spent much less time going out, and more time at the home and by the pool. We grilled, made fancy drinks, laughed, swam, […]


Sorry for my unannounced absence around this space, we have had some family issues that have been very emotionally consuming. Today though, Russ and I dropped Lucy off with grandma and grandpa and we went and got some lunch and margaritas. Cinco de Mayo is a bit of a special day for us. It was […]

A Few More Photos

These are the last of the photos I will be posting from our trip. I am very much looking forward to the weekend at home. As fun as going away is, nothing beats a weekend at home. There is so much to be done around our house, and it really gives me great joy to […]

We Walked

One of my favorite things about the country life is the walks. Sure, we enjoy walking around our neighborhood at home, but it isn’t the same. The air is fresher, the sites more beautiful, and I always get a sense of renewal that I don’t achieve from walks through our residential neighborhood. The school that […]

Four Days in the Country

We are back from spending the most lovely, relaxing weekend with my brother and sister-in-law at their home an hour outside of Santa Barbara. It’s a beautiful four and a half hour drive (if we don’t hit traffic in LA) up the coast of Southern California. Unfortunately, with a toddler in tow we drive it […]

Back From Palm Springs (and my blogging break!)

Hello dear readers! Sorry for the unannounced break in blogging. I have had a crazy couple weeks emotionally. I don’t really want to say much about it, but the declining mental health of a family member has been weighing quite heavy on my heart. Aside from that, we have had a busy couple of weeks. […]

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