pumpkin patch date.


today we went to the pumpkin patch.
the pumpkin patch i am pretty sure is one of my most happy places. isnt it so quintessentially fall?

daniel, ever so lovingly, agreed to do a sunset photo shoot of me for an IG contest to win a five hundred dollar madewell shopping spree. first of all, how great is he? and secondly, weeeeeee! could you imagine if i actually won?! i never win anything though i really think im jinxed in the winning of contests department. i don't know which ones to post yet, feel free to give me your input! they pick three winners on october 6th. here are some of our faves:

snippets of the weekend.


this weekend was a three day weekend and most of the activity was on friday. i took friday off (but daniel didn't, he had to work, poor guy) because the time had come to say goodbye (or zaijian as the chinese say) to courtney. it was pretty much awful but we did a pretty good job i daresay making the best of things thru the day. we did hair -- and by we i mean me ;) and got ready for the ball game at petco park together. padres won yaayy!

it was a pretty emotional day so we spent saturday and sunday recovering by doing responsible and cathartic activities, such as cleaning and organizing the closet ;)

//dedicated to my sister and best friend, it was a blast... until next time. love you to the moon and back xoxo//

beach camping (19th annual).


so turns out i was off on my counting, this was the 19th annual beach camping trip!
20 is next year and we can't wait.
here are some bits + pieces of this years goodbye to summer.

above: sandy juice!!
below: the oh-so-genius "junk" drawer saw much use ;)

until next year...

snippets of the weekend.


with friends visiting from out of town and our 20th annual beach camping trip just around the corner, life has been moving at a rapid speed. ahhhh camping, we all cannot wait. each year seems to get more and more hectic, life's stress and changes make this time together with family and friends that really truly are family all the more precious. the anticipation builds and then it's time. time to relax, time for sandy juice (my moms oh-so-delicious long island iced teas -- this year i got special mason jars with handles and lids to drink it in because dressing it up cute makes it taste even better), time for sunshine, laughter, tanlines, freckles, bare feet, sand, saltwater, crashing waves, scrabble matches, and campfires that linger into the wee hours. bring it on.

this past weekend flew by. saturday spent with daniels brother, his wife and their kids. it was so nice to be together and catch up. they live a few hours north of us in lovely santa barbara so we savor our time together as it is not as much or often as we would like. as for sunday, it was relaxed, just the usual sunday groove. and preparing ourselves for the whirlwind that is this week!

happy tuesday to all and to all a good nite. ;)

welcome home party.


just a note to say: firstly, look at that beautiful orange label! *sigh*
secondly, im so, so happy we are a complete trio again for three weeks. lets soak it all in!!
and: camping!!!! xoxo
 //dedicated to my girls//

snippets of the weekend.

this weekend was filled with much but surprisingly low key and relaxing. the above snippets are from a mustache themed baby shower for friends of ours that are having a boy very soon (congrats to them!). the party was at a lovely park with a playground for all the kids and a baseball field for the older kids, like daniel. ;) it was a hot, humid, sticky, hot, balmy, caribbean-like, un-southern-california-like (did i mention hot??) weekend. we expected being out in the heat at the park would be miserable but i pretended we were on vacation and it was actually quite enjoyable!

sunday we rested in the morning and went to our good friends house to welcome home from china one of my very best best friends. she has been living there for two years and is home for her sisters wedding. we brought in this special occasion with party hats, noise makers, silly string and of course, champagne. welcome home court!! xoxo

and happy september!


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