Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Morning Hike {Harmony Headlands}

We went on this walk way back in April, but I just realized I never blogged about it and the location is just too beautiful to skip over.

Husband and I spent our first year of marriage in the beautiful Central Coast of California and we both had spent our 4 years of college there, as well.  Although I really feel like we did a lot of exploring, we didn't even scratch the surface as to what this amazing stretch of California coast has to offer.  There's a tiny little town (seriously tiny...like, population-18-tiny) just north on PCH of San Luis Obispo called Harmony.  If you blink, you miss it, but there's a little trail from the highway to the water and it's incredibly beautiful and peaceful.

As huge and powerful as the ocean is, it's amazing to me how much peace it can bring.  In the busy and crazy of life, husband and I both love to just stare at the waves crashing against the cliffs.  It's hard to ignore Jesus there, too.  It's like He calls us to the ocean so that we'll finally sit and listen to Him.

And I need that so desperately.

We had spent the night with our friends and then went on this little walk in the morning.  Between an evening of wine and the Parkers and a morning hike here...it was the definition of a weekend of R&R.  

Grateful for times like these.

Oh, and then we found this super weird house built from trash...literally.  Kinda awesome...kinda strange.

Happy Saturday, friends.  Go take a hike!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Allyson's Birthday Month

I love this girl's birthday month.  She's the only one I know with a birthday month, but celebrate it, we will!

Got to spend last weekend with her and some other great girls and had such a fun and relaxing time in a cute little beach town with nothing to do but relax and be care free - perfect!

Dinner and a sunset over the water always floats my boat.

Post dinner celebrations and a good night FaceTime with my boys.

Morning run on the beach and then breakfast and coffee as the sun peaked through the clouds to make for a gorgeous day.

Oh...and of course some birthday hats.  Because obviously we needed them.

I love these kinds of weekends and I love this gorgeous state that I get to call home and explore.

Oh and a road trip home meant I got to stop by and see this lady's new house!  She's so grown up. :)

Happiness is these girls.