july 4th weekend

6 Jul

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July 4th weekend did not disappoint this year. I spent most of it at the beach and eating tasty food- both favorite pastimes of mine. I started the weekend off right by taking Frankie for a three-mile walk Friday morning. We start every day with a long walk actually- it’s our thing. I’ve become rather attached to the routine of it. It throws my whole day off if I can’t make it work for some reason! We explore different streets, houses and alleys each day. Frank is a pup who appreciates a new tree to pee on and I am more than happy to comply. After our walk I met a girlfriend for a juice date at Kreation. I opted not to get a healthy green juice and instead ordered a chailicious smoothie. It was to die for- like sipping dessert through a straw. Then I met my mom and my brother for lunch at Back On The Beach to celebrate my birthday a few days early with them. The food isn’t mind-blowing but the restaurant overlooks the ocean and your table is literally on the sand so it makes up for it. After lunch my mom and I headed down to the water for a few hours (we couldn’t convince Nik to join us though). It was a cloudy afternoon so instead of sunbathing and swimming like we had planned we spent most of the time lying on a blanket fully clothed chatting. When I got home Brian made us dinner on the grill- cilantro lime chicken, zucchini and sweet potatoes.

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back on the beach

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Nik looking dapper in my moms hat and my sunglasses

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we worked hard to get this selfie

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I know I’m biased but he’s the cutest griller I ever did see

On Saturday, after sleeping in and drinking copious amounts of coffee in bed, we packed up the car and headed to the beach to meet some friends. It was packed with happy people as far as the eye could see celebrating the holiday. Luckily, the sun was actually out this time and I proceeded to spend the next few hours working on my tan, reading magazines and swimming in the sea. I haven’t swam in the ocean since we were in Bali for our honeymoon over a year ago. I almost forgot how invigorating the salty water can be. After the beach we debated going to a party with our friends but decided a quiet night at home was more our speed. We are getting old, huh?!? So we (Brian) grilled yet again and had a picnic on our coffee table so we could watch a movie (we watched The Judge – meh) while eating dinner. Around 9pm (with ten minutes left to spare in the movie of course) the loud pops began so we grabbed Frank (who was totally freaked out by the commotion) and headed up to the roof to take in the firework show across the city.

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clearly, not impressed with July 4th

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July 4th at Santa Monica beach

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lunch at the beach

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our picnic dinner

On Sunday we spent most of the day doing things around the house. There is nothing that brings me more joy than organizing my home. I know…I really am getting old. In the evening we hosted my Dad and Pamela for dinner to celebrate Pamela’s birthday. That’s another thing that brings me great joy…hosting dinner parties. Especially to celebrate ones I love. Brian and I made salmon, corn on the cob (with cilantro lime butter- with a pinch of lemon zest) and potato salad. I also baked a vanilla cake with fresh strawberries on top for dessert.

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chubby paws

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very busy at work making potato salad

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ever hopeful that something might drop…

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Happy Birthday Pamela!! (please excuse the weird face I am making)

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mi familia

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love

the end.

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
Omar Khayyam

 

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9 Responses to “july 4th weekend”

  1. righteousbruin9 July 6, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    That moment, those moments: Your life, indeed. Poor Frankie, Fourth of July must be such a pain! (I will likely be in the Venice/Santa Monica area on July 21. I know that’s a Tuesday, but if you folks have time for coffee/juice, etc., I would love to meet up, for a bit.)

  2. Shauna841505 July 7, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    You don’t sound old to me, this life sounds fun! Hahaha…I guess I’m old too. 🙂

  3. hunting for bliss July 7, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    Loving these moments you shared. Frank is such a ham.

  4. the usual bliss July 8, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    I can’t get enough of Frank! I LOVE HIM. I would also love a slice of that cake. Thank you. 🙂

  5. di @ life of di. July 10, 2015 at 7:06 am #

    Looks like a great 4th of July weekend 🙂 That strawberry cake looks really delicious. And, as always, the photos of Frank are adorable and I wish I had your apartment!

  6. MARK July 12, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    AND A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!!!!!!!!!

  7. liz July 13, 2015 at 3:11 am #

    Absolutely beautiful moments, Kate! Such joy and fun in just simply living. Love it! xo

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