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The beginning of a family tradition

Montecito Sequioa Lodge was everything and more. I loved it for its comfortable simplicity and reminder of what’s truly beautiful in life. Family. Connection. Nature. No TV. No internet.  As we began our departure from Orange County and 45 minutes into our 7 hour car drive we heard Celeste’s voice from the back seat “why… Continue reading The beginning of a family tradition

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In search of wildflowers: Don’t blame the Toms 

Last I left off we were in Borrego Springs, the kind of place that is so remote and small that you intentionally have to be going there. It’s not somewhere you happen to stop by on your way to your real destination. And don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful slow moving quiet place, the… Continue reading In search of wildflowers: Don’t blame the Toms 

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In search of wild flowers with a toddler and baby: Day 1 

I love the stillness and unfamiliarity of a hotel room at this hour.  We are in the city of Borrego Springs, the kind of quaint little city with no stop lights and that closes its mall at 5p daily. We are here to visit and explore Anza Borrego Dessert State Park and see the wild… Continue reading In search of wild flowers with a toddler and baby: Day 1 

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One with Nature

We are going camping this weekend!!! Can you tell I’m excited? I had never been camping until I met my husband, and I do mean the sleep in a tent and bundle up in your sleeping bag camping kind of thing. I remember the first time my husband took me camping to Joshua Tree National… Continue reading One with Nature

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Fresh Air, And Why Exposing Your Booty In The Woods Is Usually Not A Good Idea

Today was a really great day. After my husband and I went to church we decided to go for a leisure walk over at the Back Bay in Newport Beach and take advantage of the nice weather. It was great to be outside and enjoy each other’s company and laugh at our stories. I also love to see all the people exercising… Continue reading Fresh Air, And Why Exposing Your Booty In The Woods Is Usually Not A Good Idea

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Hot Pink Flowers & Meeting Someone New

I took these pictures when my husband and I went to the Huntington Library & Botanical Garden in Pasadena. What I loved about this tree, besides the beautiful color of the flowers themselves, was how short and yet grand it looked with its branches stretched out so. I imagined our bulldog Biggie would love this tree for… Continue reading Hot Pink Flowers & Meeting Someone New

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My Love of Trees

     I love to take pictures, especially of trees. This morning while I was starting Biggie on his walk this beautiful tree caught my eye and I tried to capture a couple good shots of it (mind you with a cell phone camera) while Biggie sniffed around. In the second picture you can see a few rays from the sun. I don’t… Continue reading My Love of Trees