{wanderlust} – big sur waterfall & bixby creek bridge

I’m travelling at the end of the week to Northern California with my sisters, San Francisco to be exact. I am inspired to post these travel pictures from 2011, to dust them off from my computer and finally post them on the blog. My youngest sister Hazel hasn’t visited Big Sur yet, but I’m encouraging […]

{currently} – thoughts after our first family vacation

  – We just got back last weekend from our first family vacation with a kiddo. We flew to Miami (pictured above) and cruised for a week around the Caribbean. This vacation has been in the planning since the new year. Last time the hubby and I went on a real long vacation was during […]

pumpkin patch at Borchard Farms

  We took a family road trip last week, we drove seven hours north and spent the weekend at one of my favorite coastal town, Monterey, CA. The hubby and I have made a trip there almost every year (except for the year the baby was born), and it was great to share it with […]

flower fields / carlsbad, ca

Whenever I see a picture of a flower field, it reminds of books I’ve read where people roam along the fields and during simpler times. I don’t see anything like it here in Cali except in Carlsbad. You can see it from the freeway and very hard to miss, especially during spring season. Although Carlsbad’s […]

seeking adventures

I do a lot of thinking in my car during my commute to work. I thought one day that I need to intentionally seek out adventures. I need to plan ahead, need to plan fun trips and need to take some time off.   I am ready to take on new adventures. Actually, I’ve been […]

{travel} – multnomah falls / portland, oregon

I travelled to Portland in January and I sorted thru my pictures recently to work on my travel album. I realize I didn’t want to print every picture I took, or the album would come out too thick once finished. Then I got to thinking, I could post a ton of pictures on the blog […]

{travel} portland thru instagram

I travelled to Portland a few weeks ago. The purpose of the travel was for pure exploration and to be adventurers. To go to a city where we didn’t know anyone, sightsee and explore a new place and check out the food scene. See, my high school friends and I all love to travel and […]

Beach Weddings – Santa Barbara & San Diego

We had a lot of weddings in our calendar this year. I was really excited for the summer weddings by the beach. In July, we drove north along the coast to Santa Barbara. This was the first beach wedding we attended since our own beach wedding last year. Lots of great memories flooded our minds […]

{Recipe} Chunky Monkey Snack Bars

This past weekend, we headed to the beautiful Kern River area and set up tent at a campsite right next to the water. We went water rafting. We got thrown off our raft after we hit a rock and went down this rapid on my back. Ouch! It wouldn’t be camping without making any smores. […]

Friday Faves {06.22.12}

One of the main reasons that I started this blog was to have an online journal that I can look back years from now and be reminded of the things I did, foods I ate and places I went. I’ve always enjoyed reading other blog posts that were similar to a journal entry. I enjoy […]