Tag Archives: Travel

down the coast, yosemite, and philly to nyc.

We’ve been busy since the last time I blogged. It’s crazy to think just how much we’ve done in a few months. We’ve been down the coast of California a handful of times, visited Yosemite again, and flew out to the East Coast.

1. Driving down to So-Cal: This never gets old, especially because the coastal views are gorgeous!

2. Yosemite: Having the National Park annual pass is totally worth the price you pay. Besides, there’s so much to do here – camping, hiking, and even biking! This time around, we packed our bikes and rode around the park; it’s such a fun way to see the park’s beauty. On this trip, we also had the pleasure of spotting one of Yosemite’s very own bears! It was scary to be so close to it, but it was so close to our bike trail. Besides, we are technically romping around its home, hehe. After a couple of minutes, it walked back towards the mountainside.

3. Philadelphia and Princeton: We stayed in Princeton, but we drove down to Philly to play in Gloria’s old stomping work grounds. Even though there was a lightening/thunder storm over some parts of the area, we drove right through the madness and got to Philly safely. I’m glad that we did. I got tons of cancellation stamps for my National Park Passport at Independence Hall. It was also nice to be back in a place with so many memories. 🙂

4. New York: There’s so much to love about this city. It’s magical in every way. I miss it already. 🙂



Filed under beach, personal, vacation

wedding, seattle, and scrapbook stuff.

I don’t even know where to begin. It’s been about a hundred years since my last post?! I truly have no words as to why I’ve been such a bad blogger; I really need to make time in my busy schedule to write and document my everyday. Perhaps, I should jump on that Project Life bandwagon. Oh, who am I kidding?!

Hmm, where do I start? I suppose my February excursions are a start. There was a lot of traveling in February.

We packed up and headed down to Dana Point for our good friends’ wedding. Each and every one of her details were beautifully planned. It was definitely an event to remember. Again, a huge congratulations to the beautiful couple, Erica and Joe! We can’t wait to share many more memories together with you two.

March has come and gone, and I managed to go without bloggin’ very much. 😉 I’m a huge fan of March because it’s my birthday month. Instead of celebrating at home, we headed to Seattle, Washington for the weekend. It’s incredibly gorgeous, and I seriously wouldn’t mind moving up to the Pacific Northwest. We took hundreds of photos, but here’s a handful of the memorable ones:

Handful?! More like double handful. Yeah, there’s tons more too, but it would take me way too long to get them all uploaded for a blog post. I’ve been definitely getting stuff put onto pages though, and I have actually created a mini album using Amy‘s new Daybook.

I love the Daybook concept because it’s easy to work with. You can basically scrapbook on the go! Add photos and embellish your heart out. Besides, it’s a lot of fun.

…and while I was at it, I created a layout with my leftovers! Love Amy’s stuff. If you’re in the area, come check it out over at Our Paper Place.

Not only is Amy a fabulous designer and teacher, she’s also an awesome friend! I have pictures from our Amy & Kelly workshops, so keep your fingers crossed that I get back on track with bloggin’! Stay tuned.


Filed under layouts, mini album, our paper place, personal, scrapbook, vacation

camping in bodega bay.

Have you ever explored the Sonoma Coast of California?! I have, but it had been a while since my last visit there. Every time I visit, however, I am in awe of its beauty.

This weekend, my family and I camped out at Bodega Bay for the weekend. Yes, the dogs tagged along as well. We spent a lot of our time hiking, driving up and down the coast, and relaxing by the campfire. We even headed North along the coast. We drove through Jenner all the way up to Fort Ross. The views were truly breathtaking.

Yup, it was definitely an eventful weekend – one that I wish didn’t end. It was the perfect way to end our summer.

Tomorrow is my day to update everyone on my challenge. Instead of weighing myself, I thought I would write about something else pertaining to my goals. Why?! Well, I don’t want to obsess over “the numbers” and feel discouraged if it doesn’t go the way I want it to. I plan on recording “the numbers” every two weeks instead of every week. I have something else planned for tomorrow, so see y’all soon!


Filed under beach, family, hilo, maui, miniature schnauzer, personal, vacation, weight loss