Wedding Recap – Our Wedding Vows

The readings, the words we spoke…everything in our wedding ceremony had special meaning. It wasn’t traditional, it wasn’t too serious…it was us.  We incorporated a few things that was special to us. We tailored our vows with some of our own words. Even though I didn’t meet our officiant until the day of the wedding, we […]

Not Ready

I’m not ready to say goodbye to summer yet. I feel like she is going away soon. But I hope she stays for a few more weeks. I am trying to hold on to summer but I think everyone is else is ready to move on. We had another scorching weekend. During our Disney Sunday […]

Havana Banana

My workout this morning was a challenging one. My muscles have been missing the muscle burn. For the last few weeks, I have been enjoying more cardio type of workouts….running, hiking and indoor gym workouts. I wanted to try something new to get back into strength training and this DVD is new to me. I’ve […]

Mammoth (Part I) and WIAW

We started our trip to Mammoth before the crack of dawn this year. Chris and I had a 4am wake up call. Our friends met us at our house and we left by 6am. We bypassed L.A.’s morning gridlock and drove thru Mojave a few hours later. We passed by the airplane graveyard. I thought […]

Meatless Monday: Maple Dijon Baked Tempeh

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had a sweet tooth this weekend and enjoyed eating a few treats, including chocolate covered pretzel with toffee from Disneyland. But onto a new recipe for meatless Monday…. I first read about tempeh a few years ago when I read The Kind Diet cookbook.  Tempeh is made […]

Wedding Recap – Ceremony

I am the oldest of four girls. I love my sisters and wanted each one of them to be part of the wedding. My sister Berna was my maid of honor and my sisters Hazel and Janell did a reading during the ceremony. Hazel read a poem. When two people join together and bond their lives […]

What I Ate Wednesday – WIAW

Wow,  what a great trip we had at Mammoth Lakes this weekend. I will be recapping the trip soon including plenty of pictures. It’s amazing how a 5 hour drive away from L.A. exist a completely different world of just pure nature. I wish we could have stayed longer. But since it’s Wednesday, I thought […]

Lake View

(this is a test post from my phone. I apologize for any errors in the format) We drove 5 hours away from home and found ourselves in the middle of this. Where the snow meets water. Where I dug out my winter clothes, in the middle of summer, to pack for this trip. I’m blogging […]

Wedding Recap – Walking Down the Aisle

As I write this post, I have “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole playing in the background. It brings me back to the exact moment as I walked down the aisle beach. Since Chris and I already had our first look and our moment together before our walk down the aisle, we were […]

Nutty Veggie Burger

I am going to be the godmother for my nephew Jonah when he is baptized next month. I got to hangout with him this past weekend during the mandatory seminar for the baptism. Since the last time I saw him, he has learned to have a strong grip, including my hair. Ouch. This weekend, Chris created a […]