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New Year’s Day Hike

January 1, 2016

After my husband prepared a hearty and healthy breakfast, we let the kids watch some of the Rose Parade on television before getting outdoors for some fresh air and sunshine. We made our way up the Pacific Coast Highway for a family-friendly hike in Solstice Canyon. Originally setting out to check out the architectural ruins, “Darth Vader” House and waterfall, we realized we left our backpack and baby carrier at the house so we didn’t make it that far. No…

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Palm Springs Air Museum

December 21, 2015

Papa is a retired mechanical engineer and used to design airplane parts. He has different models in his workshop that the kids love play with so we thought it would be fun to surprise them with a trip to the Palm Springs Air Museum. The boys napped on the drive there while we took in the desert landscape. When we arrived, they were so excited! There was much to see, touch and do. The docents and volunteer staff are former…

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Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson We usually have Thanksgiving at my parents house, but this year sisters went out of town with their families so we invited my parents over to our house for a relaxed evening. Instead of cooking, I took the day off and ordered Thanksgiving meal boxes from SunCafe. Each box is…

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Apple Picking Season

September 24, 2015

We started a tradition of doing something new together as a family before Rosh Hashanah to emphasize the newness of the year. What better way to make the holiday come alive than to pick our own apples to dip in honey? These foods are symbolically eaten on Rosh Hashanah to evoke a “sweet” new year. After packing up the boys up in the car, we head out to Oak Glen for a day of fresh air, apples and Americana. When…

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