Monday, February 28, 2011

yorba regional park

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I'm sorry I've been MIA lately--I've been in kind of a funk, but I'm working on breaking out of it. I've drafted about 5 posts over the last 2 weeks and just haven't been able to pull anything together, but I have some posts lined up for the week which I hope you'll enjoy.

It was cold in Southern California this weekend (seriously--it snowed in Burbank!), so we spent most of the weekend cozied up in front of the tv. I actually did some cooking and baking which I will be sharing later this week!

We did break out of our little condo bubble for a few hours yesterday to take Chloe for a much-needed walk at the park. I finally figured out how to attach the telephoto lens to my camera, so I took a TON of pictures of the beautiful scenery and wildlife that we saw. How lucky are we to live here?

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentine's day!

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(via weheartit)

My mom always wanted me to find someone who would sweep me off my feet. Being the cynic that I was, I never thought that would happen. I thought that love like that was made up by Jane Austen and other fiction authors. But, you made me realize that people can write about that love only because they have actually experienced it.

I think about you all day everyday, and I can't believe how lucky I am to have found you. I couldn't have dreamed up a better mate--you are so patient, loving, kind, funny, and supportive.

Thank you for loving me just as I am. I love you.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

desert thermal horse show

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This past Saturday I had the opportunity to visit my friends Aimee and Lynne who were participating in the Horses In The Sun (HITS) Desert Thermal at the Empire Polo Fields in Coachella. It was great to see and spend time with friends from home, and I had been wanting to get out to the Palm Desert for quite some time. What better excuse to go than friends and a horse show? The desert is so beautiful, and the "nothingness" that makes it so easy to slow down and take it easy. Justin and I are already planning a weekend trip out there in the very near future...

Monday, February 7, 2011

santa monica

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My dear friend Katie flew down to LA/OC to visit me for her Birthday. We had so much fun--and I got some much-needed girl time! We watched chick flicks, drank champagne, did our nails, got pedicures, went to yoga, did some shopping at Fashion Island, and had sushi with Justin and one of his best friends at our favorite place in Brea, then found a funny Irish pub at the Orange Circle. On Saturday we went to the Santa Monica Pier and then did some shopping in the Third Street Promenade where we stopped for dinner at the famous Los Angeles instituation Barney's Beanery. I can't believe that we were able to cram so much into one weekend. I'm exhausted, but so sad that it is over.