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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Emily and I had a wonderful day last week driving out to the coast with my friend Becca and her adorable twins. We went berry picking, which I’ve never done but have always wanted to try. It was such fun! Strawberries, yellow and red raspberries, blackberries, ollalieberries—I think the kids ate as much as they […]

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…you camp in STYLE!!!! Tom and I have been meaning to take Emily camping, well, forever (she’d never been), but we’ve never actually made it happen. So when my sister asked if we wanted to take a girls’ trip with Emily and I and her and her daughters this summer, we jumped at the chance! […]

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Due to some hotel confusion during our Disneyland trip, we had a hotel night we needed to use up in Solvang before the end of summer, so we took advantage with a little road trip down into the Central Coast Wine Country a couple of weekends ago. We were only gone for three nights, but […]

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My inlaws took our Emily to an intergenerational cooking camp in Napa a few weeks ago (which has been quite beneficial to me in more ways than one—while there she greatly expanded her cooking repertoire and has since made several dinners and desserts—I might just hand over the cooking! ;-)). That left Tom and I […]

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It’s that time of year again—Emily and I, with the help of our dear friends and family, just finished the 4th annual (our 3rd) Clickin’ Moms Scavenger Hunt! As always, we had a blast. Last year the hunt was MUCH harder. I can’t recall how many items were listed (a few hundred, with bonus items […]

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The theme for our blog circle this month is “Summer Life.” (Have I mentioned how much I love the themes of this circle? Well, I DO!!) In considering what to blog about this month, I have thought a lot about how we spend our summers. And I really think I have summed it up with […]

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