Friday | Picture of the Week | Week 48

This beautiful picture was taken by the hubs during last Sunday’s firework show put on by the city every year. This fireworks show was one of our first dates back in 2003, so it always has a special place in our hearts.

xoxo

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Friday | Picture of the Week | Week 28

Before I say anything else, please take a look at that hydrangea bush…its owner must have one serious green thumb! And don’t worry, the picture is not deceiving you. The bush is as big as the house, has as many blooms as the entire LA Flower Mart, and by my calculation if the owner was to sell each bloom for the going rate that bush is worth $400!

I have seen this bush bloom for the past three years and every time I am in awe (and secretly kind of want to “snip” a few blooms….juuuust a few.) I even asked my husband what he thinks about taking a few and he was appalled I even asked. I thought he must be a boy and just doesn’t get it. So what do you do when you need advice on something only a girl can relate to? Ask Mom of course; she loves flowers so she will understand. I asked my Mom, if it would be “ok” if I took a few and then tried to describe to her just how many blooms this lady had and how she really really would never know or miss those blooms and that I would really really enjoy those blooms in my house. My Mom replied, “SHANNON? You can’t STEAL the neighbors flowers!” Yikes – I guess I got my answer and I learned, at 27 years old (this was last year when I asked), that taking a few blooms from the neighbor is not allowed.*

Until, I have a yard that consists of more than my three potted plants, I will be enjoying this seasons hydrangea blooms only through my pictures.

*Travis McConnell, if you are reading this, picking strawberries from the “neighbors” would also fall under this category.

a beautiful San Diego…

What would cause us to wake up at 7am on a Sunday? How about a day trip to San Diego to visit my very best friend, Melissa and her family. Ry and I started the rainy morning out listening to the Zac Brown Band and began our escape to a sunny, warmer place than the cloudy, fogged in 405 freeway. Enjoying San Diego from the water is a true treat and allows you access to many unexposed locations that offer fantastic views which we enjoyed distraction-free.

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A great thanks to Mitch and Peggy for the fantastic day and allowing us to spend it with your family.