Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Check out the

Highland city center splash pad, a new favorite place, its perfect for any three year old, in fact they might ask to go to the " water park" every day, i know mine does....
Ryan and Lilly

The best part its free i can sit in my chair and read a book while feeling like an awesome mom, because they LOVE it!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

If the

Economy were better and I could buy anything frivolous I wanted I would buy this:

Because its really really pretty! And on Sale! And I swoon over Le Creuset...

I have been looking for a job, it is tough finding the right job right now folks. I am trying to focus on whats most important, Family,Faith,Friends,the necessities...

Last night I saw Julie an Julia with a friend, and I loved it. It was inspiring... I think I might just have to do a little more French Cooking. If you are a foodie you will love Julie and Julia, Go see it!{it was exactly what i needed to relax and think happy thoughts}

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How do you cook your summer veggies?

We like ours the way a Spanish woman on my Mission taught me ... {So sad that I don't remember her name,I think she lived in Chowchilla} But I sure do remember her veggies... They were amazing!
You start with :

3 Medium sized Zucchini {sliced into thin rounds}
2 medium sized Yellow Squash {sliced into thin rounds }
1 Large Tomato {Chopped fine}
1 medium Onion {chopped fine}
1 clove garlic minced { optional}
Parmesan Cheese or Mexican Cotija Cheese.
4 Tablespoons Organic Butter or Olive Oil
Saute the Onions,Tomato and Garlic in 2 Tablespoons of Butter until the onions sweat or become translucent. The tomato will be cooked as well.

Then add the Squash and Zucchini and saute with the remaining butter until cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with fresh Parmesan, and season with sea salt and pepper.
{it is that easy}

Serve with Grilled Fish or Chicken { Or if you are like me, just eat it plain, because it is so good!}

I hope you are Enjoying your summer Gardens! And please share what your favorite summer garden recipes are!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cantitoe Corners

I love Marthas Cantitoe Corners Kichen, it is so refreshing! The open shelfing and Cupoards. There is something to be said for pretty things all lined up in a row... I just love it!

{Pictures from MSL}

Goodbye Katie

We said goodbye to our 5 week house guest, Katie on Wed. Ryan has been asking to go on the airplane with her every day since... He misses his Katie and we had a lovely time having her stay with us.

{doesnt she look grown up and college bound?}

We hope you will come back and visit us soon Katie!


Monday, August 10, 2009

The Best Pizza

I made some homemade pizza last week. When we were in Laguna they have a pizza place called Z's. It is organic and fresh and amazing. So I decided I was going to try and re-create. I did pretty good, and I will have to post you my recipe later because I can't remember exactly what I did. But I tried to use as many organic ingredients as possible. It was really good. If you are ever in Laguna Beach or Newport{they have other locations in large cities}, make sure to stop by Z's! You won't be disappointed!
{my pizza, with fresh mozzarella, basil, and turkey pepperoni}

What do I do the Summer Time?

I ride my BIG WHEEL Around and Around the Pool...
It makes the perfect track...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Our Beach Trip 2009

We really had a great trip to Laguna Beach, I felt like we all needed some serious R&R. Instead of stressing out and filling our schedule to the max, we spent our time at the Beach, walking,playing and collecting,jumping waves and exploring the many tide pools and beaches. We went swimming, made healthy organic meals. Played tennis and walked along the Pacific Coast Highway, browsing Art and Surf shops.
We did Venture up to Newport Beach to walk the boardwalk and to visit Seaside Doughnuts {yum}. At night we played Games and walked along the sand, and watched the sunsets. The highlight for me was sleeping to the sound of the waves,watching Ryan play in the sand,eating amazing Gelatto and Z's Pizza.,morning walks on the Beach, time for reflection, and a fun coastal drive in the convertible with Jamie... Until next time....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Favorite Place

T H E * B E A C H

We were lucky enough to visit my Parents place in Laguna Beach. It was so beautiful. Laguna Beach is located just south of Newport Beach and North of San Clemente in California. It is the famous MTV city where the show Laguna Beach was filmed. I was a huge fan, so I was excited to vacation there...

The beach we stayed on was called Victoria Beach, there is an old tower on one end of the beach... I fell in love with it! It was so beautiful!

Sea Foam and {my feet}

Foot Prints on the Sand { my two boys}

While we were there a rare surf came in {like once in ten years}... The waves were HUGE, and they brought in lots rocks, small shells and SEA GLASS... I looked for it every morning around 6 am. It was fun searching!

There were beautiful Rock formations.

And drawings in the sand... Awwww

And Kayaks

Lots of times Beaches are crowded, not ours, this was a busy as it got, and it was so clean...It was the perfect Vacation... I can't wait to go back!