Another huge project that's taken up our spare time over the past couple of months is refinishing the exposed beams in our living room ceiling. We had to sand off all the paint, which took FOREVER. Then we had to sand again with a finer grade, fill in the holes, condition the wood, stain them … Continue reading Exposed Beams
The other month we had some family photos done by my good friend Claire at Claire Marika Photography. Thanks, Claire!
Over the last couple of months we've been working on our landscaping/ exterior. First we cleared out the weed-ridden garden beds and planted some new flowers, including a plumeria cutting from our neighbor. Then we pained the front door and finished the trim around the garage and added some light fixtures. Next we got to … Continue reading Front Yard
June began with Miss R's preschool "graduation." (I was not prepared for how involved it was.) We also went down to San Diego. And did a bird hike with the Audubon Center. Most of the month was spent playing with friends and the dogs and experimenting with my hair. (Selfie alert!) We also went down … Continue reading June Recap
We started May off with a trip to Disney. The first day we did California Adventure. We stayed the night in a hotel, which might have been Miss R's favorite part. Day two was Disneyland. And just because it's so cute, here's a compilation of Miss R hugging Disney characters. My family came back to … Continue reading May Recap
On Wednesday, Miss R turned four! Unfortunately, she was sick all week, so she spent most of the day in bed. Luckily, she felt well enough to blow out the candles on her unicorn cake and open some presents. On Thursday, we went to the Huntington with my parents and brother, who made the trip out here … Continue reading Miss R’s Birthday
This past week my friend C stayed with us for a few days. Her first night here we went on a walk to the pond, and the next day we drove out to Palos Verdes to hike along Abalone Cove. The wildflowers were fading but still beautiful. And afterward we visited the famous Wayfarers Chapel, … Continue reading Abalone Cove and Hollywood
April brought more mountain hikes and beach time. We also got the chance to go to Catalina Island, which was a blast. The rest of the month was pretty typical. Lots of playing and growing. Also, our avocado pits have sprouted in a big way.
March was a lot of fun. First, Miss R and I went to Griffith Park to ride the train and visit the Observatory. We also went to the beach and the mountains. We took lots of walks, admired some Teslas, went to another march, and met Luna's mom and sister. Mr. R and Miss R … Continue reading March Recap
In February, we finished the fence and stairs connecting the deck to the backyard. We also stained some of the doors and hung some trim. (We did the backsplash in the kitchen back in December, but I don't think I shared a picture, so here's one now.) February is deep into Mr. R's busy season, so we … Continue reading February Recap