|the oldest windmill farm in the US, which means you’re getting very close to vacation|
Andrew and I spent the week in Palm Springs. I love that Palm Springs is just two hours away. It makes getting away and getting back home so much easier. Usually when we get home from a vacation we’re completely exhausted and we leave our suitcases full for days and live out of random clothes for weeks. But last night we unpacked everything and even did all our laundry. It felt so good to get home with a little energy, unpack and then relax with our favorite pups. I love vacations, but equally love coming home especially the puppy welcome party.
|exploring the grounds at The Parker|
|with 114° heat an iced Koffi is a must|
|hubby and I still celebrating our anniversary with a dinner at Ruth’s Chris|
|gorgeous nightly sunsets|
Andrew and I recently got back from a week on Isla Mujeres, an island off the coast of Cancun. Isla Mujeres means Island of Women, named because of Mayan statues all over the island of the goddess of fertility that were found when settlers landed on the island. This vacation was a graduation/birthday/anniversary trip. We had the best time. We did plenty of relaxing by the beach and by the pool and enjoyed each others company. We stayed at an all inclusive resort, Isla Mujeres Palace, which was so so nice. We had planned on taking a day trip to Cancun to check out the beaches and resorts over there, but we loved the island so much that we never left. It was perfect for what we were wanting in the trip- relaxation with exploration and adventure. Besides laying on the beach eating steak tacos and drinking mojitos, we swam with dolphins, walked around the island and downtown, and visited a turtle and shark preservation. We had a blast. I highly recommend this island and resort.
|meet my new boyfriend, Picasso|
|the most gorgeous beach- playa norte|
|our daily lunch–steak tacos & mojitos|
|south point of the island|
|turtle and tiger shark preservation|
|sunset while eating dinner on the beach|
|coffee & donuts al fresco with my husband & puppies|
Andrew and I spent last week in Mexico (look out for photos next week). It was absolutely incredible. Exactly what we both needed- fun in the sun and plenty of R&R. It’s always bitter sweet coming home from a vacation, but I had plenty of fun this week to make the transition back to real life fun. Happy Friday!
|ruff day for Pipes on our 2 hour hike|
|midweek steak & wine, yes please|
|shopping in Beverly Hills with mama|
|drooling over the cakes & cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery|
|studying my life away|
I finally have a life again. I took my Masters of Public Health comprehensive exam last Friday. I couldn’t be happier to have finished. Well I’ll be happier when I found out I pass. Studying had taken over my life so I’m so happy to be able to breathe again. I have a whole plan for when I graduate in a month, including many home improvement projects, which I will be sure to blog about. One month and 2 bigs papers left. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can do it! Have a great weekend!
|my house covered in theories|
|celebrating my sister’s college graduation at University of Redlands|
|dinner my hubby made me the night before my exam|
|3rd hummingbird nest to adorn our patio lights|
My sister, Mia, had to create a movie for school that captures a setting. Mia chose the kitchen as the setting and asked if she could film me cooking. She captured how much time and care goes into a meal (and how little time goes into eating and enjoying the meal). Hope you enjoy!
P.s. Check out Mia’s awesome tumblr.