Friday, July 23, 2010


A misty, chilly trip to the shore while visiting the Pacific Beach "Greats". This is the beach where Daddy grew up! Plastic bags from Grandma in hand (she says, "You never know when you might find something you can't live without!"), we patrol the sand in search of treasure. We come home with some broken shells and, oh joy! oh rapture!...a PINK golf ball!

My biggest kid. =)

Literally combing the beach...

Venturing farther into the surf...

and farther...


Friday, July 16, 2010

A Sunny Bank

What a treat to be able to walk down to the creek on a hot summer afternoon for an icy dip!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Food Is Pretty

I'm no photographer (I'll leave that to Mr. G.), but I just had to share some pictures of our tasty supper with you. When I was "working" ;) my favorite lunch was a vegetarian sandwich like this from the little nearby café.

Here's how I recreated it:

Spread mayo and pesto on fresh ciabatta rolls. Layer provolone cheese, sautéed portobello mushrooms, marinated artichoke hearts, and just~picked organic spinach from the garden.

Serve to a hungry family outside in the grass on a warm summer evening.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Fun Fourth

A celebratory pie made with berries found hanging out in the freezer.

And fireworks with Daddy at dusk. All in all, a very happy independence day. We hope yours was, too!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Prima Ballerina!

This is Raegan's third ballet performance; she is an iris in the ballet Paquita.

She has learned so much over the last three years, and performed beautifully! She couldn't be more excited about dancing on the "big stage" in front of an audience with all her beloved little ballerina friends.

Can you tell that she's in raptures over the beautiful flowers her proud Daddy presented her with?
What fun to be a part of such a lovely art! Worth all the fuss beforehand... ;)