Monday, June 15, 2015

Palm Springs, California.

The second half of our trip was set for the Ojai Valley where we had grand plans to hike, lay by the pool, and witness "the pink moment" at sunset. We arrived at our adorable inn only to find that the pool was closed due to permit issues. Womp womp! Thankfully, they were kind enough to let us cancel. We made a game time decision and opted into driving a quick three hours to a place we've been and loved in Palm Springs. The drive was gorgeous and Palm Springs didn't disappoint! We also made a detour on the way to stop at the house from the Father of the Bride movies - it looked just like the movie and made me so happy to see in real life.
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Santa Barbara, California.

I think we may have started a new tradition this year - celebrate your birthday on vacation! We went to Turks and Caicos for Aaron's 30th and spent this past weekend (plus some days) in Southern California for mine. Our first stop was Santa Barbara, and here's a bit of the goodness we experienced while there. I can't get this adorable seaside town out of my head!
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Doug the Pug! Capitol Hill! Graduation!

This weekend started off just as you'd expect…with a Central Park meet up for Doug the Pug!! Christine and I made a beeline for the park once work ended on Friday and were first in line to get a picture with the Insta-famous dog. From there, I biked down the Hudson River greenway to meet Aaron for an overdue NYC date night. We tried a new-to-us restaurant called The Fat Radish, and neither the cocktails or the food were a disappointment - I highly recommend!
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To round out Sunday, we made a pit stop to see my sister's new house and watched Betsy play in the sprinkler. Probably the cutest thing of life.  photo IMG_5958_zpsf71t65fc.jpg  photo IMG_6033_zps94mdotgb.jpg  photo IMG_6047_zpscxyuzrif.jpg
We extended the weekend into Monday for the graduation ceremony and had such a nice time celebrating with Aaron's family. I feel so fortunate to have such wonderful in-laws.
 photo IMG_6098_zpsxqowpzvh.jpg Next up, we're headed to Santa Barbara, CA to celebrate my 27th birthday…stay tuned or follow along via Instagram!