It’s Summer and It’s Awesome

I have just finished my first week of Summer break and I am loving it.  I work at a school district, so during the school year I have no time for this personal blog.  I see kids and do evaluations for Occupational Therapy, then pick up my kids from school, get homework going, start dinner, […]

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Cinnamon Apple Crescent Bites

I am trying to use the food that we have in the pantry, and we have a lot of apples that need to be eaten.  We happened to have some Pillsbury crescent roll dough, so I cut up some apples, added a little sugar, cinnamon, and caramel, and then rolled the apple mix into the […]

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Annual Snorkeling Trip to La Jolla Cove

Having grown up in Southern California, I fell in love with snorkeling when I was a kid.  I probably snorkeled for the first time in Hawaii, but I didn’t fall in love with it until later when I was older and we went snorkeling at La Jolla Cove in San Diego.  La Jolla Cove is […]

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Yummy cookie peanut butter cup brownie

For 4th of July, I signed up to bring a dessert to the barbeque.  I had seen a couple of desserts on Pinterest that I wanted to try, so I had my daughter pick the one that she thought looked the best.  She decided on a dessert that has a chocolate cookie bottom, reese’s peanut […]

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Weekend Camping in the Desert

We went for a great camping trip in the desert over the weekend.  We went to the Anza Borrego State Park, and went for a hike up Palm Canyon to an oasis that is up the canyon.  The oasis is really cool because you start the hike in dry desert where you can’t imagine there […]

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Dragonfly Macro

I have been trying for a while to get a good dragonfly picture, but those little guys are fast.  Most of the shots I get are blurry or they are too fast and are out of the shot before I get a chance to take the picture.  I finally got a chance to get my […]

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Sweet baby hummingbird

My birthday is next week, and I found an awesome deal on a zoom lens for my camera.  I found it at Target for only $99.  It is a Canon EF 75-300mm zoom lens.  Today I had my first chance to see how well it works.  We were outside, and my daughter pointed out a […]

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Chocolate Filled Strawberries and Cherries

I stocked up on fruit yesterday and have a lot of strawberries and cherries.  As I was having my daughter wash and cut some strawberries for lunch, she and a friend were saying how great it would be to fill them with chocolate since they were hollow.  I jumped on that idea, and found some […]

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Bonita Waterfall

We live in Southern California, and it is a rare treat to go on a hike to a waterfall.  The start of this hike is at Lyttle Creek, near the 15/215 interchange, north of the 10.  You have to cross the creek, and then cross over the rocks of the dry river bed.  Then we […]

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Yosemite Valley Bear

Our annual trip to Yosemite Valley started out with me stressed from work.  I was overwhelmed at work, and had to bring work with me on the long weekend trip, so I was not feeling the fun, rest and relaxation that I had hoped I would feel. The weather was beautiful and I did eventually […]

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