Buenos Aires, by Noelia Diaco. Photo is not visible, used only for sharing on social networks.

Birthday trip: Los Angeles

October 30, 2015
For my birthday, Ben planned a wonderful weekend in LA. We walked around the neighborhoods of Silverlake, Echo Park and Los Feliz, saw the sights in downtown LA (and got completely soaked by a surprise rainstorm), visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and ate a lot of delicious food. We had so much fun that we're going back again.

- Steph

Photos: City, travel, family, food

October 8, 2015
We recently sorted through our photos and discovered that some good ones never made it onto the blog. We've compiled those photos in this post, broken down into city photos, travel photos, family photos and food photos.


Street art in the Mission

View from Coit Tower

Yerba Buena Gardens

Yerba Buena Gardens

San Francisco city hall

Market Street, near our old apartment
Slanted Door Vietnamese restaurant

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe
Driving to Kirkwood
Camping in Big Sur

Camping in Big Sur

Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge

Camping in El Dorado National Forest after the Amador Four Fires wine festival
Cabin at Hendy Woods in Anderson Valley for my birthday

Route 128 through Anderson Valley

Motorcycling in Marin
October trip to Healdsburg

Winter trip to the beach




Doug's college graduation

Doug's college graduation
Kim on Christmas Eve

Ben and I cooked Christmas dinner
Christmas dinner: lettuce, red onion, mandarins and orange vinaigrette

Christmas dinner: Green beans in red wine and dijon vinaigrette

Christmas dinner: tenderloin

Christmas dinner

Ben's first Bruins game

Ben's first Bruins game


Alex and our snowman

Rosemary lemonade, with lemons from our tree

Raspberry-blackberry ice cream
Fig compote
Coffee and fig ice cream

Homemade sushi

Homemade artichoke ravioli


French toast for our anniversary

- Steph