california, holidays, new years day, traditions, Travel, Uncategorized, writing

California Traditions: the Tournament of Roses

Something I take for granted living in Southern California is how close we are to many events. This morning was the 130th Tournament of Roses lovingly better known as the Rose Parade. The theme this year was "The Melody of Life," in celebration of the music in our lives and was a beautiful and multicultural… Continue reading California Traditions: the Tournament of Roses

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Beaches, breakfast, Brunch, california, coffee, Family, Food, Kids, outdoors, photography, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, wine and drink

Beachy Vibes: San Clemente, California

  Greetings! It has been a while since my last post. Much has happened between then and now, including my parents-in-law moving to their 'new' home in San Clemente. It is a place our family frequented in past years, as the house belonged to the husband's grandmother. Nevertheless, the change is bittersweet. Our family has… Continue reading Beachy Vibes: San Clemente, California

Beaches, california, Family, Kids, outdoors, photography, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

Sunny days at the Beach

It's Labor Day today, and we're finishing up what was a busy three-day weekend.  Today has a bit of a slower pace.  The husband is back at work since we didn't make any big plans for the holiday, so it's just the kids and me.  Our plan is to join the throngs of people headed… Continue reading Sunny days at the Beach

Amusement Parks, california, Family, Florida, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

Disney 2K17: Magic Kingdom vs. Disneyland

Good morning from the Pacific Coast.  I continue my Disney 2K17 Vacay series.  After considering how I would write this article, I decided to share how our family talked about our experience over our two days at Magic Kingdom: a comparison of "our" Anaheim park to Orlando's. Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort is the park that… Continue reading Disney 2K17: Magic Kingdom vs. Disneyland