Monterey- favorite photographs

We had a lot of fun in Monterey last week! Above are some of my favorite snaps. It was nice to rest with Ronald and have some down time.

Now we are back home and getting settled in for the work week to start. Yesterday we did a lot of cleaning and had a Wonder Years marathon (we are a few episodes away from watching all six seasons!). We hung white curtains in the living room, they look great against the charcoal walls and it makes things feel less heavy. We also cleaned our bedroom which we don't do very often. That is the room we neglect the most which I think is just silly since we spend so much time in it. I'm going to focus more on keeping it tidy.

I'm in a bit of a budget and eating healthy frenzy these days. I found some websites that have free printable coupons so our printer was busy yesterday. I'm going to calculate how much things will cost before going to the market to make sure we are on track, use coupons, and buy generic brands more often. To be honest, the last time I did this much work toward grocery shopping was the first few years of our marriage, so probably over 7 years ago!

Some other things I'm going to be doing:

Start baking bread from scratch. I think this will be a good way to start some mornings and it's healthier than baking sweets.

Go to my favorite park with one of our pups. I don't think I can handle taking all three at once so I will alternate between them and give them each a little adventure and some one-on-one attention.

Cook more often with new recipes I found online.

And lastly *drum roll please* I am going to go to art school! I am noodling on which program to take and will get my bachelors of fine arts degree. I'm going to take classes online which will be perfect for when I am lacking physical energy and I can work on my own schedule. I am thinking of going here. I am so excited and so nervous and so excited and nervous.

So life is moving forward and that makes me smirk a bit. ;)

I hope you had a good weekend my loves!



  1. I was just thinking of monteray last night, it was rated one of the best family vacation spots on the west coast. Yeaaahhhhh on art school!!!!

  2. That is an awesome idea with school!! And so awesome that you can take classes online!!! I'm glad you guys had a good trip! I love the pictures. Especially the one with you and beer. hehe! And I love the telescope "focus" picture too! Great color.

  3. These are such awesome photos! Looks like a really good time.


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