It has been a crazy few months to say the least! I figured the best way to catch you all up on what’s been going on is to share my iPhone photos with you. The beginning of June the hubby and I did our second triathlon together in Huntington Beach. This one was a different challenge for me since the swim was in the ocean, the bike ride was on a PUBLIC path (very challenging!) and the run was on the sand. I was NOT prepared for the ocean swim at all! I had rented a tri wetsuit to wear and thought it would be no big deal since I surf and am very confident in the ocean. WHELP, the wetsuit made the swim so much harder for me and I had no idea that I would freak out putting my head in the ocean! I couldn’t do it! So I swam the whole way without really sticking my head in the water and consequently ended up pulling a neck muscle and was out of commission for about three weeks after that. Lesson learned. Train in the ocean stupid! But hey, I looked pretty strong right before the race huh?!
Ellie finished first grade the end of June and we had a great last day with a big party on the beach with other families from her school. It’s been a tradition that a few families started a couple years ago, but this was our first year going. What a fun afternoon! We couldn’t stay for the bonfire and bbq however, because we were leaving bright and early the next day to go camping in Sequoia National Forest.
We decided to go back to Sequoia to camp like we did last June. This time we were able to secure a spot higher up the mountain. And our camping spot was AMAZING to say the least! We were right next to a small river/stream which was great to play in during the day to cool off and boy did it sounds nice at night. The other cool thing was the amount of wildlife we got to see. A young stag came right into our camp the first day! And we got to spy on a momma bear with her two cubs playing by the water. It was such a cool experience for us city folk!
As soon as we got home from our camping trip, Ellie started a fun beach camp that is put on by her swim team. She is such a little fish just like her mom and dad, so to say she had fun is an understatement. Her cuteness the first day of camp kills me. I know, I’m biased…but seriously..the hat is just adorable on her!
Well that gives you a little snippet of the first part of our summer. Come back tomorrow (YES on a Saturday!) and I’ll be sharing the most easy DIY cake topper ever! Happy Friday friends!
Hope you had a fabulous fun filled weekend too! Any day now Southern California MIGHT get Summer weather. It rained on our date night Saturday….go figure.
I’ve been rather MIA lately I know! The little girl and I fought quite a nasty cold for THREE WEEKS in June that really knocked us both out for a while. I haven’t had a cold like that in ages. No fun. Then as soon as I got better we went out of town for a little whitewater river rafting and RV’ing with some dear friends and old neighbors of ours. The last two weeks the almost 3 year old and I have been staying quite busy doing….
After my most recent jaunt to our local Target I came home hiding my purchases a bit more than usual. Come on ladies..you know what I’m talking about. You spent just a tad too much while at Tarjay and so it becomes a bit of a game to not only get your one too many bags in the house without the other half seeing it, but then casually pulling it off when he asks, “Honey is that new?”. NOOOOOO! Of course it isn’t! Yeah right.
Well, I’m guilty. It was just too good! Not only did I pick up this cute summer hat for days by the pool and hanging on the beach…..
Glass Lamp Base
Adorable for a dash of Americana just in time for the 4th of July! Throw a few on a neutral sofa or an all white bed.
I so wish they had these frames in multiple sizes! The pattern is just too cute and of course the white looks fresh and summery.
The weekend started off with a bang! Last night I went to a fun event for So Cal bloggers thrown by Mrs. No 17‘s Rachel and Flight of Fancy girl (and my next door neighbor!), Andrea. I met some great new friends and learned about fun blogs that I haven’t stumbled across yet. I’m already looking forward to the next event. Pictures to follow soon!
Then this morning I woke to a VERY bright sun coming into our bedroom and I could tell it was going to be just the type of day I have been longing for! BRIGHT and SUNNY!!! Whoo hoo…bring on Summer! We decided to turn on a little Stereo Mood, break out the french press and hang out a bit this morning which was so nice and the perfect start to what I think is set to be a great day!