Monday, July 28, 2014

Making base housing pretty: the kitchen

First, let me start by saying this military home we are living in is a complete gift. An answered prayer for me, set in a wonderful neighborhood overlooking a canyon in San Diego. And did I mention the full basketball court in the backyard. Yes, yes, yes and thank you again Lord.

It came complete with a white kitchen, again dream come true, I love white kitchens. So you can imagine my disappointment when the housing company came knocking and wanted to switch out the cream stone-looking countertops to dark brown. Sadness. So here's a snap of what it looks like now and here's my plan on how to break up all the mismatched browns! 

Contact paper and faux subway tile will be my new best friends.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

San Francisco and some news.

Checking in with an overload of pictures from our San Francisco trip with a pit stop in Monterey! Truly it was a glorious time, I could easily live there. We spent a majority of our time walking around Fisherman's wharf, indulging in clam chowder like 3 times. Yes, I'm full on obsessed. On our way home, we hit up an Angels game and Disneyland. I can't believe how well the boys did at the game, my kids don't sit and they were completely into it to our relief.
Shortly, following our trip we found out Adam was deploying to Afghanistan. It kinda blindsided us but on the positive side its 5 months verses the longer stints, so we press on; such is the military life. I've got visitors coming each month and a full schedule with photoshoots, but I also hope to finish prettying up our base house and giving ya'll a tour. Pinky promise. 






Highly recommend Lou Lou's in Monterey, what a view and the food...unreal.




These two are unbelievable close despite the five year difference, I'm so relieved. They fight and love each other hard. 
This was my crab cake salad, unbelievable. Food like this lights up my life.

We met a random Italian on the pier who was the nicest guy, handed his pole over to my boys and they were in heaven. Italians are the best.




Dungenese crabs. I can't get over the coloring on this crab, so pretty.

Nice Italian guy took our picture and invited us to eat with him next time we come through town!

Here's us walking the hills in San Francisco, we almost died, seriously.



Cherry blossoms in San Fran!



This is the best bowl of clam chowder you will ever have, Fisherman's grotto is where you should go, you will thank me.

Pier 39 seals.




 
Dancing to the music on the street. 


We rode the trolley, I was kinda scared for my life.




Baker beach, what a view of the bridge.













Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Our Memorial Day Party!

 Our Memorial day party was such a special event. We hosted the squadron at our home and what a turn out!! I think Memorial Day is a big deal and since we are in the Military community it truly is a sobering and powerful day. We wanted to honor the fallen and those who gave their all so we did a toast with a special cocktail (hero's salute-which we made up) and everyone shared the names; it was  an incredible moment, one I'll never forget.  Here's our day...






















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