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...




Weekend in pictures

Had a nice, quiet weekend to myself... Took myself out on a solo date Friday night at my favorite little place in downtown Santa Cruz, Soif Wine Bar

I had the venison in a port wine reduction and it was delicious!

Ukulele practice on Saturday morning with the Tiki King

Monk marathon, with Rudy cuddles... MAN his breath stinks.

Cottage cleaning

Scooby sighting

Boo time

My little bathroom troll escaped and took up residence on my pillows

Sheperd's Pie for Sunday dinner - 1st attempt and complete success!

Got the stink off the dog

He's not a huge fan of bath time, but he sure does love his towel

Pictures via my iPhone - most are taken through Instagram