Tag Archives: San Diego

Family trip to Lake Cuyamaca

13 Nov Lake Cuyamaca- family trip- san diego- nature trail

Our Trip to Lake Cuyamaca

Lake Cuyamaca - boy in lake- ducks- family adventure

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What a beautiful nature adventure just 50 miles east of San Diego. Our boys had a blast watching the ducks, geese, coyote, and deer. Yes, there is a coyote the locals call “the shy coyote” and true to his name he saw us and ran off to hide.

My boys fed the ducks and geese, climbed trees, hiked some trails, threw rocks into the lake, and ran around up and down the pier.  Who says fun family adventures have to be costly? We ate lunch at our loca In-and-Out before heading there and then had dinner at home.

When (not if, but when) we vist Lake Cuyamaca again, I’ll be sure to pack us a picnic, enjoy rowing a boat with the family, and again take in all the beauty that beckons you to come again.

We are on a mission to rediscover our city and parks nearby one family adventure at a time. Please share with us a trip you think we should take.

*Song credit: “Shout to the Lord” | Lincoln Brewster

Driving in cars with boys

4 Feb

My Backseat Drivers

Rockford & Rocco Funnies from the backseat

little boy in car

"Can I drive yet?"

We are at a red light waiting…

Rocco: “Go!”

Rockford: “There is a car in front of us Rocco! Do you want us to crash?!”

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Simple Pleasures: Splashing water in the sun.

7 Sep

Summer Heats Up

Water splashing never felt so good

boy playing in water

Simple Joy

On a hot and humid day, we headed out to Balboa Park to visit Rockford’s favorite museums and we ended up spending most of our time outside playing in the water. What joy and delight this simple and pure activity brought to my boys. I watched in delight, once again reminded of life’s simple pleasures.

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La Jolla Tide Pools (Simple Pleasures)

10 Aug

Joy of life

Finding pleasure in a simple trip

 
La Jolla Tide Pools

La Jolla, California

 
My family and I are so blessed to be living in one of the most beautiful cities in America,  San Diego, California.  There really is no reason for us not to find a great place to go to on any given day.  This makes for any outing an opportunity to find simple pleasures just as we did at the La Jolla Tide Pools. Continue reading

How we celebrated Memorial Day

1 Jun

Celebrating Memorial Day

Starting family traditions

toddler with USA flag
God bless the USA

This was our first official year of commemorating Memorial Day with new family traditions. One of the many things I love about having my own little family is the new and fun traditions we can start. By instilling these traditions in our family I don’t only hope to create memories for my boys, but instill values in them. Let me share our Memorial Day traditions with you.

Honoring Memorial Day by instilling Patriotism in our children

30 May

Honoring Yesterday’s and Today’s Soldiers

Shaping Tomorrow’s Heroes

Honoring fallen soldiers

As a mother of two boys I am compelled to instill in them the love, respect and admiration for the men and women who serve this great country of ours.  My older son is three and I believe he is old enough to start learning about the real reason we commemorate Memorial Day. However, I was not quite sure how I would do this so I called on the wisdom of friends. I’d like to share these ideas with you.

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Happy 100th Anniversary to our Naval Aviation in San Diego

13 Feb

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j72NhWHPe5A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

My husband was so looking forward to watching 100th Anniversary Parade of Flight in San Diego bay area. He got my son’s backpack all packed up with snacks, sweater (in case it got chilli), extra pair of pants (in case of an accident), and toys (should he need a little amusement). He even had a special insert that was in Friday’s Union Tribune newspaper that was done especially for the viewer’s attending event. They set off around 2pm only to be back around 3pm. “What happened?” I asked. “It ended at 2:30pm and I thought it was supposed to go until 4pm”.  All that for nothing I thought…that is, until I saw the one clip he did capture. I think this sums it up and made the trip worthwhile as they did get to see the finale of the event.  You can hear my son Rockford in the background.

Happy 100th Anniversary to our Naval Aviation in San Diego!

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE THIS GREAT COUNTRY!

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