Family time!

We escaped the concrete jungle of LA/Santa Monica/Venice/etc!! Woohoo! Don’t get me wrong, I love that place more than I expected, but you can’t beat the ‘burbs. and family. and friends. : )

Our rental car is a bit worse for wear…it smells like cigarettes (and has the accompanying burns on the interior), and the plastic interior of a wheel well flew clean off when we were smack in the middle of the 580, but no harm done! It definitely did a better job than our ‘Ol Bess (AKA the miracle $10 machine) would have done. We think she is on her last legs, sadly : (

It is so much fun being back in the Bay.

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My man is a baby whisperer, y’all! They love him. Especially Ada! It was quite endearing : D

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FINALLY GOT TO SEE BRAVE (after hearing all about it for over a year, with this guy refusing to give anything away)!!!! Seeing my hubster’s name in the credits was a pretty awesome moment : ) and it is a simply WONDERFUL film. You should go see it. Now.

I’m pretty bad at taking pictures, so that’s all I’ve got. Unless you wanted to see the dying bee we found on the front porch today.

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Oh, you didn’t want to see that? Sorry. I apologize for my family’s many eccentricities involving dead and dying bugs/insects/arachnids….

I do wish I had snapped a picture of Rosemary and I in our super cool unicorn shirts, because that was a really special moment : P

Anyway this is disjointed. But basically I am relishing this family time and a break from life, and I hope you are all loving your lives too, because there is so much to be grateful for : )

Love — Rach

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Sometimes, living in a city larger than one I’ve ever lived in before can really get to me. I am not necessarily a fan of city living…but I don’t hate it either. Especially not when I notice how beautiful it is and how lucky I am to live near the ocean : )

Here are some scenes from my week!

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Sometimes, I just can’t get over how cool/pretty/downright rad the houses are around here. And yes…I baked a raspberry pie in the kitchen hole : ) have I shown you the kitchen hole before??

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Yep, that is my “kitchen” while we’re living in the shoebox : ) it’s tiny, but I make it work. I haven’t cursed in frustration once! (I can’t say the same for grunts, yells, and unintelligible mumblings of anger though…those still happen occasionally. Haha : P )

Well anyway. That’s my life as of late!
OH WAIT!

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My dear friend Hannah is featuring me on her awesome blog today! You should check it out : ) it’s my first ever attempt at fashion blogging and taking “outfit photos”…so you have to promise not to laugh too hard. Okay? Okay : )

I hope you’re all just fine and dandy and enjoying the start of the best season of the year (SUMMER!)
: )

— love, rach

p.s. it’s true…I recently deleted instagram from my phone. I miss it dearly. But not quite badly enough to break my “no social networking apps” streak I’ve got going on : P I recently downloaded Photo Editor ++ fo’ free, and I love it! I also send my dear friend insta-Manda-grams in lieu of instagramming. It’s a great replacement : )