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labor day weekend in santa monica.

we vacillated back and forth on what to do and where to go for our annual labor day “birthaversary” getaway. we’re big proponents of…

CALIFORNIA

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beachside brunching.

just like last year (video + post), we spent labor day weekend in los angeles. one of our friends from college was getting married…

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beach day with the babes.

not sure if you could convince me of a better way to spend a july saturday than at the beach with your dearest girlfriends,…

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the besties + the babes.

another perfect girl’s weekend for the books. this time with a dose of extra love & excitement since we brought the husbands & babies along….

COLORADO

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to the quinns!

this past weekend was one of the most scenic and full wedding weekends i’ve been too. from thursday to sunday we had a full itinerary of…

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m + d minturn welcome dinner.

on friday night, the quinn’s hosted a wonderful rehearsal dinner at The Minturn Saloon, a historic restaurant in Vail, which ting absolutely loved. the…

taking over at 8,100 feet.

the boys kicked off the first night in beaver creek with a bachelor dinner for quinnster. later that night, all the guests who were…

FLORIDA

arizona boys reunion in florida.

over the president’s day holiday weekend, we flew out to ft. lauderdale, florida for a four-day reunion with danny’s college buddies. dan & tiffany…

LAS VEGAS

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jenny’s bachelorette // NIGHT one.

following our pool time, we got ready for the first evening’s festivities. catered dinner & cocktails in the suite. a lingerie shower. dancing and…

HAWAII

the places we’ve been in 2010.

Happy New Year’s Eve! One of our annual holiday traditions is to sit back and reflect on everything we did and accomplished throughout the…

maui, hawaii.

some memories, inside jokes & photos from our recent trip to maui. it’s aloha friday.  you don’t come to maui for the food.  (we had…

hau’oli lā hānau.

….that’s Hawaiian for Happy Birthday. Yup, today I start my 27th year. This past year will be a tough one to beat but I’m…

NAPA VALLEY

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recovery day at the spa solage.

the older you get, the smarter you get. not necessarily because your iQ goes up, but because you finally start to learn from past…

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a winederful day in napa valley.

snacks & wine were not in short supply. we love you trader joes. for our trip, carlye found The Black Rock Inn in St….

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worn to death.

sad. my favorite right hand ring just broke and fell off. i’ve worn it pretty much every day since i bought it at the young…

the places we’ve been in 2010.

Happy New Year’s Eve! One of our annual holiday traditions is to sit back and reflect on everything we did and accomplished throughout the…

the tings in two cities.

…We’re off to NYC and Washington DC! Both D and I love NYC. Its undeniably one of the best cities in the world and…

PALM SPRINGS

the parker – palm springs

new series: we travel quite a bit and i’m often asked about the hotels we stay at. that paired with the fact that we…

PORTLAND

willamette wine country – oregon.

after a couple of days in portland, we loaded up our ford fusion rental and hit the road to wine country – the town of…

portlandia, oregon.

we spontaneously decided to celebrate labor day weekend 2012 in oregon — portland and the willamette valley (a friend taught us how to pronounce…

SAN FRANCISCO

seattle

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the dancin’ dans do seafair.

while i was in napa with the girls, danny flew up to seattle to visit shmer’s husband, dan, who was also in the US from australia….

the places we’ve been in 2010.

Happy New Year’s Eve! One of our annual holiday traditions is to sit back and reflect on everything we did and accomplished throughout the…

celebrating life.

As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, my trip to Mercer Island (Seattle) for Kerry’s memorial truly was about celebrating all that’s good…

SOUTHERN OREGON

i dare you not to smile back.

my parents finally captured scrap’s famous smile on film. remember me telling you about oregon scrappy & his adorable smile in this post?

put your hands up for hellgate.

danny and i were the only people in our family who hadn’t done the hellgate river excursion yet, so mom booked us for a…

TEXAS

dan’s texas-sized bachelor party.

Danny made it home from Dan’s Austin Bachelor Party safe and sound. His voice is kinda shot and he’s still tired but overall in good shape considering…

TUCSON

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a video: thanksgiving in 60 seconds.

my parents surprised us with the new GoPro Hero 3+ for our upcoming adventure (thank you!!) and sent it early so we’d have time…

hiking in tucson

watch out for dem jumpin’ cactus.

how beautiful is this? it’s about 5 minutes east of danny’s parents house. pretty nuts. we’ve never explored the rincon mountains or these various…

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Giving Thanks in Tucson.

thanksgiving ’13 was spent in tucson with danny’s folks and “the grandmas.” it was a small group but everyone was in high spirits and…

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a video // our virgin island vacation.

wonder what our recent vacation to the virgin islands really looked and sounded like? now you know. enjoy. song credits: bob marley // stir…

the virgin gorda and her baths.

while we were sailing, one of our captains told us about another boat tour that goes all the way to the British Island of Virgin Gorda…

WASHINGTON DC

the places we’ve been in 2010.

Happy New Year’s Eve! One of our annual holiday traditions is to sit back and reflect on everything we did and accomplished throughout the…

do you want to hear a DC story?

… this was the main theme of our DC visit last week. (our friend Matt was filled with stories for us). I think it would be…