“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

- Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Home Is Where The Heart Is

I have two homes in my life: the first is in Seal Beach where my husband and I live. My second home is in Arizona, where my mom and brother live. Even though it isn't the home I grew up in I can still go there and feel like it's a perfect fit. I automatically want to go play with the animals in the back yard, curl up on the couch, or go jump onto my brother's bed and annoy him.

The hubby and I have started a new tradition by going to Arizona for the Dodger Spring Training games. One, this is amazing because we get to see the Dodgers play up close. Two, this is amazing because it gives me an excuse to go see my family. Wooo!

So, this last weekend we took some days off from work and began the 6 hour drive out to the desert and began our adventure :)

First, some dinner at our favorite place. P.F. Changs!! (Their 5 spice appetizer ribs are to die for)

 (our friend Nick, the hubby, me, and my brother Nolan)

The next morning, we hit up the Dodger game! Here is the picture took of my favorite guy, Casey Blake.

That evening the boys went to go watch the UFC game at a local bar, and I decided to go out with my mom and brother instead. We went to the Scottsdale mall (SO gorgeous) and went to our favorite stores, Anthropologie and Sephora 

The next day we went on a fun family bike ride on the golf course. I'm such a sucker for fun activities like these, too bad I can't just get myself to do them more often.
The rest of the weekend was so wonderful. We went to our first WalMart super center. Holy cow. Nick, Kevin and I all squeezed into the guest room and slept on the floor and couch, and it was probably the most fun i've had in a long time. We were like little kids: we couldn't shut up and my mom even had to come in on Sunday night and tell us to shush so my brother could sleep in the next room. We were cracking up and my mom could barely tell us to shut up without laughing herself.

My mom and I gardened too! (Like I said, I love all of these little activities ) One of the things I look forward to in my future is to have my own garden. Sweet peas, snap dragons, daisies, tulips, morning glory, you name it I'll have it.

(This has to be my favorite photo of our family dog Dinky. He was so happy to be helping with the gardening and it looks like he is even smiling! Haha he is so cute)


  1. If only my spring break was a couple weeks earlier!

    Looks like lots of fun. We gotta get together sometime soon.

  2. Love your post....it was wonderful to have to all as always!!! Looks like in the furture, Nolan will be driving out with you, he is getting old now, also..lol...:)