Saturday, July 23, 2011

Niscene Marks Hike

Last week, I decided to take a short walk around the neighborhood to snap some photos.  For some reason, I got it in my head that I wanted to hike into Niscene and put my feet in the creek.  Weird, huh?  It is a 6 mile round trip hike from my house, but I did it anyway.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


We planted a wildflower garden in our backyard, and it is bright and amazing.  There are new blooms each day, and it is busy with bird, bee, and butterfly activity.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Monterey Bay Aquarium

My parents are in town for the summer, and recently my brother and his girlfriend were able to visit for a week, as well.  We went to the Aquarium, which I think has really improved over the past few years.  It was fun to spend time with my family in one of our favorite places.

Kyle and his girlfriend Sara

Me and my dad

My dad and mom

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Shortest Parade in the World

For Independence Day, I went down to the Aptos 4th of July Parade, billed as the "Shortest Parade in the World" since it is only .6 miles long.  It was pretty entertaining and I got some great shots! Check out more photos here!

7th Wedding Anniversary

Jason and I celebrated our 7th Wedding Anniversary on July 3, 2011.

 First, we headed up to Davenport Landing to explore some tidepools.

Then, we had our annual picnic at Quail Hollow Ranch to celebrate our .  It was over 100 degrees up there!


I've been taking more pictures lately, and hope to bring our blog back to life.  Stay tuned!