Wednesday, April 7, 2010

i love it here

i feel like i live out in the country
yet i can see the ocean if i walk just a block up my street
i love it here

after wasting hours driving thru laguna beach and on to newport to find an urgent care that took our insurance and medical group only to get a call from dan saying that i, in fact, could go to an urgent care right by our house
(the girls are sick)
 we decided to relax and spend the day in our huge and fruitful backyard

ty was a sweetie and let me lay out and relax with a magazine for a bit
-it was 85 degrees today-
but about a half hour into it, i realized that i actually really wanted to hang with the kiddos and enjoy our fun backyard together
so i came up with the brilliant plan of making grapefruit juice
-i have never made juice before-
-i don't have a juicer-
we had a bunch laying around looking pretty in baskets that we had picked a couple of days ago
so i cut them up into small triangles to fit into our little handheld juicer

it took forever but we got it done
and, boy, was it refreshing
-although, i think i was the only one who really liked it-
the kids wanted more sugar but i was all about going as natural as possible
they did drink it though and we enjoyed a fun little picnic in our backyard

so far, i love this house!

how was your wednesday?



Olivia said...

aww that day looks amazing! its 50 degrees and rainy here in Portland. I would love a day like that tomorrow. Glad you are loving the new home!!

crissy said...

the weather today was fantastic. i spent quite a bit of time outside, we tried this tasty burger joint by my parents' house, and we went and picked oranges and other fruits shortly before sunset. My dad made fresh squeezed lemonade from lemons he'd picked today. wonderful!

Jamie said...

oh my gosh your house looks amazing! i dream of having a yard like that & the weather to enjoy it.
i'm so glad you're happy! i've been thinking about you & your move. & your big 30! happy times pretty!

The Kitten and the Bear said...

Ahh beautiful! So glad you are just loving it in the new house, what a great feeling.
The juice making photos cracked me up, kids are so funny.
I hope your girls feel better :)

kate maggie said...

Its so gorgeous there...and I love the pictures of you with the lemons. I used to do that when I was younger, it would literally take FOREVER. You have such an amazing full of life! :)

Bitsy said...

Giiirrrl! The house is beautiful. And the garden looks to die for. The weather looks lovely. Weather here is rubbish! I'm packing up and coming to stay! hahah xx

Meghan said...

Your backyard is incredible! What a perfect day!

Anonymous said...

Well my Wednesday was definitely not as much fun as yours :) You guys seem very happy in your new house. Enjoy it!

BuenoBueno said...

i love it too!! wow it looks so amazing!and i love grapefruit juice!!!

monica said...

amazing yard!!!! and all those lemons came from your yard? those things look huge (but maybe that's because they are in your kiddo's little hands?)

i am so happy for you guys. you are out of your old unhealthy place and into this new oasis!!!!


Jamie said...

Your house looks awesome!!! Your backyard looks amazing! I want to come over and play!!! ha! Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!! xo

~Ash~ said...

i love your house glad you are loving it and enjoying the yard! what is wrong with the girls?????

we might be back up this weekend...i will call you



ps thanks for the other day-it was fab!

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

Wow! I can't believe how decorated it is already! I was expecting a sea of boxes but it looks so put together!

What a fun way to spend the afternoon. I can't wait for the weekend to arrive so I can have some extra kiddo time!!

shelly said...

looks like a perfect day! your new backyard is lovely :)

Becca said...

So fun! I bet you are loving being in the new house...doesn't it feel so good?! And awesome backyard. Man, can we like trade houses for a bit? I love the rain and all, but I want some warm sunny sun on my face! I hope your girls are feeling better!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

i'm so glad you guys are in your new house and away from that nasty mold. so you have fruit trees in your backyard?!?!? i used to love going to stay with my great grandparents in florida because i could go out and pick oranges and grapefruits in the yard!

i've missed you, glad you're back!

xoxo milliongillionbazillion!

my name is lauren. said...

kass, this sounds so perfect. your new backyard looks amazing! i'm so excited for you...and also so jealous that it was 85 degrees. it's actually sunny here today, but still super cold. i wore a coat, a hat and gloves today...with sunglasses. i kinda looked like the uni-bomber actually. not awesome.

anyway, i love you girl. hope you have a good thursday!

xo. thanks.
xo. thanks.

With Love, Jamie said...

How fun! I love this post! But sorry your kiddos are sick :(

Anna said...

new house looks fantastic!! i am sure the kids are going to enjoy that yard.

...on the brink of something beautiful said...

love the new backyard-- looks like paradise! and love your blog!

Om maker said...

So jealous-I want a grapefruit tree! Cute pictures!