on the menu ~ lemons

I love lemons.  I love to cook with them.  I love to decorate with them.  I love to mix drinks with them.  I love them.  Period.  Anything with a lemon motif on it i’m usually drawn to.  So of course we have a lemon tree in the backyard. That’s the last lemon standing for thisContinue reading “on the menu ~ lemons”

summertime ~ part II

In July we were blessed with the annual summer visit from grandma Marina & grandpa Mike.  The kids were counting down the days and we all anticipated the fun that lay in store.  This time we visited Pismo Beach & Hearst Castle.  First order of business while in Pismo beach?  Celebrating grandma’s birthday! The nextContinue reading “summertime ~ part II”

so…where were we?

Last time we spoke, my in-laws were in town.  That was a fantastic visit.  we celebrated my mother in-law, Marina’s, birthday in style!  One night we went out to dinner. On the actual night of her birthday I cooked at home and celebrated with family only.  I love a well dressed table.  It’s just fun!Continue reading “so…where were we?”

hit the summer running

Summer has officially kicked off & since the end of school my life has been a blur.  It’s a good blur but I really want to slow down & enjoy the summer-i-ness of things.  Lexi’s graduation celebration was followed by Sebastian’s last week of school, consisting of field day, all day field trip to crabContinue reading “hit the summer running”