Laguna Beach, California

A few weeks ago (I know… it’s been a while since I’ve updated) after Husband & I spent a week in Palm Springs we moved over to the coast for a few blissful days in Laguna Beach.  We stayed at a hotel that was recommended to me by a friend called The Surf and Sand Resort, it was amazing!  It’s one of the few hotels that is located directly on the beach where you are able to walk right down and be in the sand.  Everything we did was within walking distance: the restaurants, the shopping, etc…  We loved it!  Thanks (again) California for a weekend full of gorgeous weather and stunning scenery!













Mount San Jacinto




^^View from afar^^


So, our last afternoon in Palm Springs was spent doing something adventurous, which means riding the Aerial Tramway 8,500 feet up to the top of the San Jacinto Mountain.  Whoa.  Such a cool experience!  While we were at ground level the temperature was probably around 80 degrees given that we were in the middle of the desert, but at the very top of the mountain… patches of snow were still present from winter and the temperature (obviously) changed dramatically! 30 degrees!  I don’t think a lot of people had taken the time to research where they were going because there were definitely those who showed up wearing shorts, tank tops, and sandals.  I felt a little sorry for them… not really ;) they didn’t stay very long.  I must say, for $25 per person to ride the tramway up and back, it was absolutely worth it.  The lines were not long, the trams are constantly running so there was no hurry to leave, and the food wasn’t bad either.  Loved it!



^^View from the restaurant (Peaks) where we had lunch!^^







Palm Springs, CA


^^Only the most beautiful sunrise.^^









This. Resort.

Jaw dropping.


Husband & I just got back from a fantastic work week in Palm Springs.  The weather was absolute perfection, along with the meticulously manicured landscaping and mountains as the backdrop… oh my. I could live there… I could.  No twisting of any arms, I’d go willingly!  But like I said we were there for work and it was so good to see some of our friends at the same time.  There were lots of afternoons spent by the pool talking about best practices in everyones offices and us wives… well, we just talked about girl stuff ;)  We had a blast!  The week went by way too fast.  Can’t wait to see everyone again in a couple of months!






So… Palm Springs is kinda pretty…


Husband & I have been forced to suffer a whole week in this little place y’all may have heard of called Palm Springs ;).  Considering I lived in California for 5 years of my life, I am surprised I had never visited this area. It’s gorgeous!  A little cold in the A.M., but the scenery and this incredible sunrise on the mountains that I captured this morning… breathtaking!  Not a cloud in the sky!  But it’s not all fun and leisure while we are here… we do have some work meetings to attend, but there could be worse places to attend a meeting.  Much worse…

Happy Monday!

To My Valentine


Dear Husband,

Today is Friday, February 14th, 2014 and I love you more today than I did yesterday.  Yesterday, I loved you more than I did the day before, and I’m pretty sure tomorrow I will love you more than I do today.  I know that is not an original saying, but it’s the perfect thing to write to you because it’s true.  Since we’ve met, I don’t think there has been a day that has passed where I didn’t find a new reason to love you more.  You have so many wonderful qualities about you, I really don’t even know where to start, but if I had to describe your character in three words they would be thoughtful, dedicated, and genuine.

Let’s start with thoughtful… Your consideration for the needs of others is commendable.  I love that you are generous when it’s important yet practical in purchases for yourself.  I love that you always make me walk on the inside of you when we are on a busy street because you think drivers are crazy and you don’t want me to be hit.  That’s so thoughtful!  The way you take care of me… there are some things that you do that go unnoticed, and you never bring them up, but then I find out that you did them… for me… for my happiness… that is just the most wonderful feeling for a woman.  I don’t give you enough credit for all the amazingly thoughtful things you do for me on a daily basis.  You are truly a dream, Husband.  I love that about you.

Moving on to dedicated… You are by far the hardest worker I know.  Not in the sense that you can’t ever unplug, but in the sense of always striving to be the best you can be at anything & everything you put your mind to.  Whether it’s to be a better boss, a better husband, a better friend, a better son… a better anything! You are dedicated to putting your all into it.  You are really figuring out the work/life balance so beautifully and I admire you for your commitment to my happiness.  I love that about you.

And finally, genuine…  When I say that you are genuine, I mean that you are humble when most would be arrogant; you put anyone and everyone at ease with your modesty.  There are times when you get bashful when people talk about your accomplishments (there are so many to be proud of!!) and I absolutely adore that about you. You are authentic, sincere, and most of all honest.  You never make people feel inferior to you, even though we all know you are the smartest guy in the room, and I love that you always, always, always consider me your equal.  You make me feel like what I’m doing in our lives is just as important as what you are doing (even though it’s clearly not).  I love that about you.

I have said it before, but I will say it again… you are one of a kind, Husband.  Truly, a rare breed of man.  And I thank God every day for you.

I love you,