punkin’ heads

Posted on October 23, 2014

We drove up to Petaluma on Sunday to pick out some pumpkins to carve, and stopped in town at Lala’s Creamery  on our way home after our tough day.  A big part of me wishes it were a bit colder here in Northern Cali so that we could go home and drink warm apple cider and roll around in crunchy, red and orange hued leaves, but for now I’ll take grasshopper milkshakes with my punkin-headed friends.

IMG_6971 IMG_6974 IMG_6977 IMG_6990 IMG_7003 IMG_7012 IMG_7014 IMG_7021 IMG_7028 IMG_7050 IMG_7057 IMG_7075 IMG_7078 IMG_7082 IMG_7088 IMG_7105IMG_7147IMG_7123IMG_7129IMG_7130IMG_7139IMG_7145
About these ads

crater lake

Posted on October 12, 2014

Before we let summer completely slip through our fingers, I figured I would give you one more splash of blue before you forget what the color looks like.

 

Over Labor Day weekend, we road-tripped to Crater Lake, Oregon.  On our way up from San Francisco, we made a quick pit stop in Chico with Rachel’s family on Friday night, and then headed north toward the pink skies at dawn.  We spent Saturday night camping at the Crater Lake campground, and Sunday night at Diamond Lake.  I’m not going to attempt and explain how incredible this place was; I’ll just let my camera do the rest of the narration for this post.

IMG_6174IMG_6188IMG_5435 IMG_5475 IMG_5509 IMG_5520 IMG_5552 IMG_5559 IMG_5568IMG_5633IMG_5649IMG_5661IMG_5638IMG_5671 IMG_5681 IMG_5698 IMG_5707 IMG_5737 copy IMG_5746 IMG_5750 IMG_5774 IMG_5796 IMG_5824IMG_5588IMG_5845IMG_5852 IMG_5862 IMG_5866IMG_5878 IMG_5893 IMG_5900 IMG_5913 IMG_5934 IMG_5945 IMG_5951 IMG_5955 IMG_5964 IMG_6061  IMG_6104 IMG_6131 IMG_6158 IMG_6162 IMG_6166IMG_6113IMG_6116

Additions to this post that the photos can’t speak for: Yes, that water was extremely cold, but it didn’t stop me from swimming in that Pantone blue water until I was on the verge of hypothermia. Also, pro tip: next time you go camping, make burritos, wrap them in tin foil and throw those babies on the fire for 10 minutes. You’re welcome.

 

P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMY! Love you like s’mores loves Reese’s.

montauk, august 2014

Posted on September 17, 2014

A few weeks ago, I snuck back to the East Coast to surprise my family and join them out in Montauk for the week.  They were under the impression that my new work schedule was the governing force behind me staying put in SF, but in reality, it was sauvignon blanc in the hammock and Navy Beach that was the true guiding light.  I was able to spend one night in Manhattan to quickly catch up with some pals, and then my brother and I drove east all the way to The End.  Each day mainly consisted of waking up whenever I felt like, replacing my morning energy source of coffee with jumping off the dock into the Atlantic, drying off on our bike ride home before pancakes, alternating reading and swimming in the ocean, a strict routine of 4 PM hammock + wine + book, dinner at home, mini golf, and bed by 9:30 PM.

photo 1 copyphoto 2 copy 2photo 3 copyphoto 3psIMG_4937 IMG_4959 IMG_4964

On our first night there we got our forage on and collected mussels that were anchored to the dock posts. We scrubbed off their barnacles and seaweed, and then steamed them with butter, garlic, shallots, white wine, and parsley. It was one of those meals that I will be remembering for a long time.

photo 1 copy 2IMG_4993 IMG_5002 IMG_5007 IMG_5018 IMG_5028 IMG_5037 IMG_5087 IMG_5118  IMG_5181 IMG_5198 IMG_5214 IMG_5269IMG_5263IMG_5294 IMG_5306 IMG_5316_2 IMG_5317 IMG_5326_2 IMG_5338 IMG_5359Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetIMG_5172

It was a week where everything felt right; I was able to be totally present, and just enjoy hanging out with the family. I feel incredibly grateful to have a home in a place that makes me feel so complete, and reminds me of what is important in my life.  Sometimes you just have to book it, even if it does cost you an arm and a leg. That 4 PM wine in the hammock regimen cannot be beat. The company was alright too.

IMG_5280photo 1gb

Hats off to a great week, fambly!

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 108 other followers