Life lately, according to my iPhone

It's been a while since I've posted, so this ought to cover the last 3 or 4 weeks... sorry for the excessive scrolling! Brent and I met in Sierra Madre for a weekend back in March - it's a good halfway point between Santa Cruz and Las Vegas, and he had a cycling stage race in San Dimas.  We of course hit all of our favorite spots... Taco Lita, the pub for a cold one and cottage pie, Bean Town for chai lattes, and Dad and Kim's cozy cottage living room complete with a warm fire.Mom and Kathy happened to be camping down in Dana Point that same weekend, so we drove down to spend the afternoon on the beach with them... Brent and I were both very happy to see Parkerboy.  Don't they look studly together? :)

Dad picked some avocados for us to take home...

...and I enjoyed smelling Kim's freshly blooming sweet peas.  I always say Dad and Kim's house in Sierra Madre is the only place I go where I don't spend the whole time wishing I was back in my cottage.  It's truly a home away from home.

Back at the homestead things are just about the same.  Lots of farmers market goodies...

...cuddles with the furry family (+ my sister's dog Chanel - isn't her teeny little face so cute?!).

When Brent was in town, we had a great date night downtown..

...with wine and cheese, of course.


The weather has been gorgeous as usual.

Boo is just as cuddly as ever... my little velcro-kitty

We had an enchilada party at Steve and Maggie's casa with my favorite Johannes-es (and plenty of tequila)

Last weekend I took a drive down Highway 1 to spend the weekend in Cambria with the family... the view will never cease to amaze me.

Lastly, I'll leave you with a little tea wisdom...