A Birthday Getaway

Friday, August 29, 2014


Today is all about my birthday boy -- my husband and favorite person ever.  We're off for an adventurous weekend -- we're hitting the road for a few days and will be celebrating underneath oak trees on a serene hilltop.  We plan to do a lot and also a lot of nothing.  No matter what, my trusty coconut lime cake will be involved. 

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My Summer Dream

Monday, August 25, 2014


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The Same Old Things

Monday, June 9, 2014

 
Lately, I've been thinking about a lot of things. Things that seem to be the same old things. I guess if you don't reconcile something or make a decision, you're on the eternal fence and the same old unresolved things will always find you. They know where you live.

For the last few years, we've been feeling that we need to mix things up in a big way in order to lead the life that we truly want. The past year we really started to make mental moves, brainstorm ideas, and try-on new experiences and destinations. The "Could we really do that? Would we?" Well, yes. No. Maybe. I don't know. It was an eternal stop-start, on-off, and it has intermittently restarted throughout these past months. Well, it's on again and in the biggest way -- this year, instead of talking about things happening, we're actually making them happen. Baby steps. The idea of "someday" and "one day" are now becoming the todays and tomorrows. I know I said this last year, but sometimes, directions change. Dreams change. Or they just become a little more clear. This is it. Sometimes, this adult stuff is so serious -- a crazy mix of exciting and scary. We only have one life to live. And by the time we feel we've gotten the hang of it a bit, the whole game changes. How do you know you're making the right decision? Much to my dismay, there isn't a beaming neon sign proclaiming, "Yes, this way!" All we can do is what we can and trust that we know enough about ourselves and this thing called life that we will find the best way for ourselves in the best time. It's hard, but I'm learning to have a little faith. They say there is a journey in "getting there." No one said it had to be pretty.

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Desert Style

Sunday, March 23, 2014


We're coming for you.

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