Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cabin Livin'

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
-John Muir

A peek into our 10 days in the Eastern Sierra, aka June Lake, aka our "second home"... I've been coming here every Summer for over 15 years and it just gets more gorgeous every single time.
We're so fortunate to have a cabin to come to every year.. to share with our children the quiet and the beauty that exists only five hours from the hustle & bustle of the big city.

All photos are from my phone or Instagram... (the phone is so much easier to carry around than the big camera)
 Arrowhead Lake (Duck Lake Trail-head) Mammoth Lakes

hiking to Yost Meadow (Fern Lake Trail-head)

 Q'in on the deck

playing outside the cabin

Greasy Spoon breakfast (in Lee Vining)

 Bath time with cousin Stella!

overlooking Gull Lake (June Lake Loop)

Auntie Ash & Cousin Stella @ the "Beach"

4th of July

Bennetville (one of our favorite easy breezy hikes).  
Usually get the whole family to do it!
(picking Sierra wildflowers)

The End!

having withdrawals already....

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tiny Dancer

I'm not a stage mom by any means... And the whole idea of a dance recital sounded like there was potential for a  Toddlers & Tiara's moment.... We were told to put makeup on them.  I just added a little blush & Hello Kitty lip gloss.  That's how I roll.

But, it was such a treat watching my little girl up on the stage... making up her own dance (along with all the others)... not really doing what the teacher taught them all these months!  Ha!  But what do you expect from a 3 year old?  Whatever she was doing up there, it was fantastic and we loved every second of it!!

Here's our tiny dancer...


.....And a Rocco shot (in Grandma Nonna's arms)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This and That

Just a little something that I co-shot recently... A room filled with some pretty rad vintage cars... and there may have been a celeb here and there as well.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

This & That

What have I been up to the last 3 months? Oh nothing really.... Just this:


Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to the newest addition - Baby Rocco! Born 2 days after Christmas! Let's hope he doesn't hate his parents for giving him that birthday...

Now that we are three months in, I'm feeling almost new again... almost. Sofia loves her baby brother and we just can't get enough of that smile! It literally melts hearts... I'm not kidding.

I'm so excited that it's finally April! We just recently started up the garden again... Tomatoes are in and lettuce seeds are in the ground. Last year when we planted our lettuce seeds, I found out I was pregnant and then had a huge aversion to all the lettuce we planted. Not fun. BUT, we are back in the game of gardening and hoping for the best. We've gone through such an evolution in our garden throughout the years... I'll have to do a post on how we have evolved and what we have discovered through the years as far as "yield" goes.

So here's to cute new babies, Springtime, and gettin' down and dirty in the garden!

I leave you with another picture of Rocco...