Meet Taylor...

I just thought I'd share a few snaps for her mama from this afternoon...


We came, we ate, we conquered...

Well, since I couldn't let free Del Mar Fair tickets go to waste, I invited a couple girlfriends to come play. Yesterday was the last day of the fair so we made the most of it.

Now, it was the Del Mar Fair for all the many years I went as a child. Somehow, along the way, it's gotten renamed the San Diego County Fair. It's all good in my book, just as long as they still have fried zucchini with ranch dressing for dipping, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, and yummy garlic fries!

I did take my point and shoot along for a few fun snaps. Here's a few for the girls! Thanks, my 'sistas' for a fun afternoon!


Thirteen years and counting!!!

Candles, tablecloth, cloth napkins, red wine, salad, shrimp scampi, roasted parmesan asparagus, in a quiet retreat with no kids....delightful. A dear friend inspired me to do this "special home date" for my husband. Thanks, Marjorie! It was wonderful!

My sweet husband and I reached our 13th anniversary this past week, and while we enjoyed an evening out (at the San Diego County Fair!), I still envisioned a more private evening to celebrate. So anyways, last night, I set up this romantic, little table for two, complete with china, in our bedroom! Isn't that fun?! Well, we thought so; you should try it sometime! :wink:

My hubby has always appreciated the finer things and my efforts weren't in vain! (For those of you wondering, the kids were happily packed off to Grandma and Grandpa's house for the night--you know we didn't want to be interrupted during dessert...lol!)

Of course, a photo blog post is worthless without a picture!


Free Summer Movies

Be sure and check out the Family Film Festival at Regal Cinemas in your area. They are showing two, family friendly movies each day on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am. It's a great way to escape the heat and entertain your kiddos!

We met up with our good friends this morning at Edwards 18 in San Marcos and saw "Bee Movie." The kids hadn't seen it yet and loved it. After the movie we picked up a pizza and took it to the park for a picnic! (Too bad I didn't take my camera, huh?)

Got any other great ideas for summer activities? Post them below in the comments!