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Yosemite Getaway

Probably the best lesson I've learned so far in marriage is when you grudgingly realize that you are wrong, be quick to admit it. No point in dragging it on.

When I was going through our photos from Yosemite, I told Matty that I was going to select my own and make my own edits. He gave me a blank stare and shrugged his shoulders. I proudly opened the folder and began practically every photo he had lovingly edited. *Who tells a photographer that you're going to "DIY" when you have a perfect assortment just sitting there, waiting to be shared?* The truth is, I didn't realized he'd already done the work. I didn't realize that sharing my husband's perspective on a weekend meant for him actually still has a place here. I'm rather determined to do 95% of the work for All the Delights, but these were just too good not to share. And since his main genre is portraiture, these won't be showing up on his website. SO! All that to say, I was wrong. But now we all get to enjoy the benefits. 

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Newport Beach & Costa Mesa

Matty normally works weekends and while we're thankful to have evenings during the week at home, we notice when months go by and we haven't had a full day off together. So when he told me that he asked for a weekend off in July, I got right to planning. There is so much of California we've yet to see and it's all within a short drive from our home.

Through a series of coupons, Groupons, and discounts, I managed to get us tickets aboard a whale watching boat for $15 total. Eager to get on with the weekend, we didn't even mind waking up at 4:30 AM on a Saturday to drive an hour south to Newport Beach. We rather enjoy watching the sunrise together (it's a tradition every time we go to Australia); there is just no part of the day as magical as when the sky wakes up.

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Around Town With Mom & Dad

A few weeks ago my parents followed the same cross-country journey that brought Matty and me from Texas to LA. They graciously packed up our belongings in a moving truck, hauled our family van as a gift, and spent over half a day stranded in the California desert when a tire burst. Somehow, they were still in good spirits when they arrived after their 3-day adventure, and even managed to muster up the strength to carry all our things up to the apartment, before driving 20 minutes away to find a parking spot that cost less than $50 for the two vehicles, as the storage company was no help at all.

As they say, the adventure doesn't happen until something goes wrong!

Matty and I were so thankful to have them here and not once did they complain about sleeping on an air mattress amidst piles of boxes. We high-tailed it away from unpacking responsibilities and went exploring, from The Getty Villa, to Malibu, to hiking up to the Griffith, and finally the James Corden Show. 

Here are a few photos we snapped over the weekend:

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