Saturday, December 6, 2008

San Diego

Garrett took me on a little getaway weekend. I finally got to go to San Diego! It is beautiful down there and so much fun. We spent our time mostly in the Gaslight District, which is filled with delicious restaurants and fun shopping. We walked around Balboa Park. We though it seemed very "Europe-esque." We went through lots of great antique shops too. I loved it there...can't wait to go back again. But we have a few more boxes to check off up, hopefully in the Spring...San Fran!!

Julie's Wedding

Today I celebrated Julie and Ben's marriage! The wedding day was beautiful...Ohio looked like a "winter wonderland" with sprinkling snow. We had so much fun celebrating this new step in their journey together.

Mr. and Mrs. Swain!!

She had such a beautiful dress!

Finally back together again...I missed these girls like crazy!

Don't they look so happy??

Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm home!!

Michelle McKibben, our wedding photographer, sent me this today and I love it!!

I'm home and it feels so good to be back! I have some fun things planned while I'm here for 3 weeks!!! I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with friends and families. :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Even though we weren't able to be with family on Thanksgiving, our day still went great! We had some friends over and each person brought a dish. Everything was delicious. Someone said at dinner,"This tastes like when our parents do it." I guess that means it was a success. :)

It was a beautiful sunny day! A view from our porch...see the ocean passed the lightpole?

The "mishmosh tablescape"... adorned with mismatched chairs, caramel apples, pretty flowers, and a makeshift table runner.
Here is a view of our new house... (In the beginning of this month, we moved to a bigger, better place!)

One of my favorite things to do now is visit the local Farmer's Market every week and get fresh produce and a bouquet of flowers...these were only $6!