October was a really busy month. (See my posts about Santa Barbara, Utah, and Halloween.) We also went to the Kidspace Museum in Pasadena, and Miss R played a lot with her friends. We took my hair blonde for a minute, and then we experimented with different shades of pink, which I think turned out … Continue reading October Recap
We went all out this Halloween. In the morning, Miss R had her school party; afterward, we painted pumpkins, made pumpkin bread, and played with Halloween toys. Then it was time to put on our costumes (again)! We went to an Alice in Wonderland themed carnival at the Rec Center by her school. Finally, it … Continue reading Halloween 2017
In October we flew to Utah for K's wedding. The day before the wedding we played games at Nana and G-Pa's house and then went to a corn maze. (All of the cousins were so excited to spend time together!) The wedding itself was lovely and so much fun. Here are a few photos I took … Continue reading Utah Trip: K’s Wedding
Last month, Mr. R had a recruiting event at UCSB, so we decided to make a trip of it. First, we stopped by the Old Mission. Then, we went to the County Courthouse. Finally, we went to the dog beach. Santa Barbara, you sure are beautiful!
In September, Nana and G-Pa came for a visit, so of course we went to Universal. We also installed some bookshelves. And Ryan got to do a little modeling for our neighbor's business. (Photos by yours truly.) If you're in the market for a new suit, check out Mark Piscitelli! Mark's shop is in Historic … Continue reading September Recap
The end of August/ beginning of September marks one year since we moved into our house and began our renovation project. In honor of our anniversary, here are some before and after photos of our progress so far. Front entry, before: Front entry, after: Things we changed: front door, interior door, electrical (moved light switches … Continue reading House Update: One Year
In the living room and office, we stained/ sealed more doors and finished patching the walls so we could finally (re)paint. In the kitchen, we hung more backsplash, patched/ painted, finished the window casing and hung blinds, finished the sink (patching holes, sealing, waxing, etc.), finished the trim, repainted the cabinets, and made a drawer … Continue reading August and September Projects
August involved taking trips to the beach, swimming in the neighbor's pool, going to dance class, revisiting Universal (we bought season passes), picking tomatoes, snuggling puppies, meeting a possum, and sweating it out in 100 degree weather.
In August, Miss K's Cousin E (and her parents) came to stay with us. First, we took the girls to Knotts Berry Farm to see their favorite: Snoopy. Next, we went to Universal for some movie magic. Finally, we played at Manhattan Beach, ate dinner at the Americana, and had a lovely breakfast in Pasadena. … Continue reading Cousin E’s Visit
In July we finally trimmed in the opening that separates the kitchen and dining room. We also poured cement in front of the fireplace (to match the countertops). And we worked on the interior doors.