Just Finished Reading : Goodnight June

goodnight moon
Just finished Reading Goodnight June: A Novel -loved it! If you've ever read Goodnight Moon as a child you will love the story that surrounds this novel and the story behind Goodnight Moon

Fun Things to Do in Southern California

laguna beach life guard tower
See More Fun things  to do in Southern California here and here.

14. Sea World, San Deigo CA-We played tourist and head to Sea World this week. It's a short and beautiful drive along the California coast!
15. Phil's BBQ-a big meal after Sea World -always a wait-always perfection!
16. Taco Asylum-Date night dinner after a walk at Balboa. Taco Asylum is at the Camp in Costa Mesa. Try the pb and J with bacon taco :)
17. Sawdust Festival, Laguna Beach , CA - A fun outing on Friday. We love watching the glass blowers in action.
18. Noah's Graduation Party. My sis-in-law is the best cook and party hostess on the planet :)
19. Bear Flag, Newport Beach and Newport Coast. Best place for fresh fish tacos!

We also enjoyed 2 fun family dinners, a Balboa Island visit with my brother and his adorable wife, a second walk at Balboa and dinner with my very fun in-laws from Arizona. 
I'm feeling so spoiled this week!

More date night fun!

We had fun adding to our list this week. We took two trips this week! We took a day trip to the Del Mar Area for some shopping and then we had a date night at Newport Coast.

maestros newport coast
10. For our shopping trip, we headed south to the the Carlsbad outlets. We love this small outdoor shopping site. It's just north of San Diego and right around the corner from Legoland. After a morning of shopping, we headed south to one of our favorites, The Carnitas Shack in North Beach. (We noticed they are opening a new location near Del Mar-yeah!!) This time we enjoyed the Carnitas Poutine Fries. Heaven-such deliciousness!

11. After lunch, we headed over to The Grand Del Mar, Trip advisor's number-one rated hotel in the US. While it didn't live up to that standard (really, that's a huge claim) , it is a lovely hotel with incredible staff. The grounds were beautiful too. We had planned on staying for Happy Hour but instead enjoyed some decadent desserts.

12. Date Night, Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, California.We started with drinks and appetizers at Javiers. The bar patio area was so relaxing that we stayed and ended up having dinner :) After dinner, we walked and shopped. There are so many fun little stops!

13. And then, on the recommendation of a friend, we ended up at Maestros for Butter Cake. The place was packed, even on a Tuesday night, but we found a spot in the bar at the piano. What a treat! Not only did we indulge in an over-the-top dessert, but had front row seats at private concert. The singer and keyboard guy were so talented. And with ocean views it was perfect!

Ilustrator Eye-dropper Tool

Playing around with the eyedropper tool in illustrator. There is so much to learn. I am constantly amazed by this program.

more wedding

the professional photos arrived! i couldn't help but post some more :)

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