Monday, May 30, 2011

Venice Beach

It isn't often that I get a night away. Kids free. To hang with old friends. Which is why this past weekend felt like such a treat. A brief visit with a dear friend, who recently relocated from Laguna to Venice Beach while finishing up her studies at UCLA. All and all a nice break amidst an otherwise very hectic holiday weekend. Cool weather, salmon salads, uninterrupted conversation, beer, books, and the downtown bars that always feel more appealing the further from home you are. I'm hoping our next date isn't too far off -  that I get a chance to share some shots of Christina's new, incredible apartment as it comes together, and hopefully take advantage of some of those unique thrift stores and corner side art galleries we passed just as the sun was sinking over the ocean on our way to dinner. And maybe, possibly, even head over to the ritzy restaurant where she moonlights as a waitress to catch a glimpse of some of those handsome actors hanging around her tables on a daily basis. Because, hey, it's Venice. And anyone who knows me knows that I am not above a healthy dose of celebrity gawking. 

Until next time, friend. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Hard to remember a point in my life when you did not own my heart. From the seeds of youth to the frontsteps of motherhood, you remain forever my guy. 

Happy Birthday Bobby D.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Creative Bunks

With 3 boys set to share one room, I am absolutely intrigued by this unique set-up. I mean, what kid wouldn't want to sleep from a 'hanging' bunk? 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Into the Mystic

"The parks are the Nation's pleasure grounds and the Nation's restoring places.... The national parks are an American idea; it is one thing we have that has not been imported." 
- J. Horace McFarland

Where: Joshua Tree State Park, Ca
When: May 14th-15th
Why: Ford's 10th birthday celebration

* footnote:  History of Whitney's super cool Diana camera here

Days Past

Remember when children use to pile into wood paneled station wagons and wait patiently in parking lots while their parents finished their grocery shopping? 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lunch Date

Location: Long Beach, Ca
Temperature: 73 degrees
Occasion: Afternoon visit with my mom, sister, and niece at her new place.
Highlight: Mediterranean lunch with feta cheese french fries!
Low-point: A tie: Baby Rex screaming like a madman on the ride up/ narrowly escaping a ticket after being pulled over on the way back.