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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Beach Day

With the weather being so nice lately we can't help but make quick beach trips on the weekends, so on Sunday we headed to the beach for a few hours.  Skylar's love for the beach has definitely grown since her first beach trip, where just touching the water with her toes was unbearable for her.  Now we can't keep her out of the water.  She doesn't understand the force of the ocean and that she can't swim because right when we arrive and put her down she makes a B-line straight to the water without wanting help from Mom or Dad once she hits the water.  Luckily for Skylar she has a Dad who loves the ocean just as much as she does, and will play with her in the water for hours.


Monday, July 25, 2011

30th Birthday San Francisco Trip

This year is a big year for all of my best friends and I.  We are all turning the dirty 30 this year and we wanted to celebrate it in a big way.  Having already done Palm Springs and Vegas several times together we decided to try something different and thought San Francisco would be perfect.  After dealing with flight delays we finally all arrived and immediately went to our hotel in Union Square and headed to the hotel bar for Happy Hour.

Having been stuck at the airport most of the day we were all ready for a delicious dinner and drinks.  We found a great Asian fusion restaurant/lounge a few blocks away from our hotel.  The food was so good.  I know this is super random, but they had the BEST edamame I have ever had.  The dinner was equally as good and it was nice just chatting, drinking and reminiscing together for hours.  After dinner we walked the streets of Union Square despite it being freezing cold that night.  The big joke of the weekend was how the only jacket each of us brought were black blazers.  So the 4 of us looked ridiculous walking the streets together in pretty much the exact same jacket.  We stopped at another lounge for another round of drinks and then back to our hotel for a night cap at our hotel bar.  I think we go went to bed around 2:00 am that night.

The next morning we had plans to meet up with Audra and Andrea for lunch, but before that, we did some shopping.  After putting dents on our credit cards we headed over to the Marina District for our mini Theta reunion at The Tipsy Pig.  This place was super cute.  They had the most amazing drinks and next time we go up there I totally want to take Jake for lunch.  It was so nice catching up with Audra and Andrea.  We all couldn't stop laughing when chatting about old Theta memories.  After lunch we decided to the the dorky tourist thing and head over to Fisherman's Warf to walk around and look for souviners.   

For our last night we asked the front desk for some Italian Restaurant recommendations and booked one of them for dinner.  It wasn't exactly what we were looking for; the food was really good, but the atmosphere was a little too "family friendly".  After dinner we heading to another lounge called the Le Colonial which a lot of people recommended to us.  We arrived right before the crowds got there and snagged a great spot in the club.  This place great so much fun. They had strong drinks and played the best hip hop music, Jackie and Dianne hit the dance floor.  It was the perfect place for our last night in the city.  We walked back to our hotel and attempted to have another night cap at our hotel bar, but missed last call and had to just call it a night.

The weekend was exactly how we wanted to celebrate our 30th's together; appetizing food, awesome shopping, tasty drinks and great company.  I look forward to when we are planning our 60th Birthday celebration together.  Love you all!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4th of July Week - 2011

What a great 4th of July week we had.   My parents rented a place in Newport Beach for the week and with the 4th being on a Monday it made for a perfect 3 day weekend for us.  I can't even tell you how long it has been since I was in Newport Beach for the 4th, I'm thinking the last time had to be my freshman year of college.  We couldn't of asked for better weather as it was in the 80s all weekend long.  The beach was only 30 feet from our beach house which made it really easy to carry out all of our stuff to the sand each day.  Skylar was just perfect and on her best behavior the whole time.  She loved playing in the sand and building sand castles, she took big naps on the beach (gets that from her dad for sure), went on bike rides with Mom and Dad, walks in the morning with Grandma and Grandpa, and played with her Aunt and Uncle everyday.  I definitely think we have a California Girl on our hands!

Please note, as I write this I am so bummed because my stupid camera erased EVERY picture I took from this weekend.  I'm really thankful for Erin and all the pictures she took because without hers I wouldn't have any.  I think its time for a new camera!

UPDATE: Good news...I fixed my camera so here are a few more pictures from the 4th of July.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Skylar's 1 Year Photos

About a month ago I took Skylar to have her 1st Year photos taken.  We met our photographer, Stefanie at a Stroller Strides session in the Spring.  I loved the photos she had taken of Skylar then, so when I wanted to do Skylar's one year photos I was excited to have Stefanie take them.  We met her at a really cute park in Temecula that had a lot of greenery and beautiful fields.  Skylar was such a pro on the photo shoot. Right when Stefanie took out her camera Skylar totally starting smiling and posing for her.  Stefanie got so many adorable photos of Skylar, it's going to be so hard deciding which ones to put up in our house.