Saturday, April 16, 2011

17 Years!

It's our anniversary!!!

Yes, seventeen years ago today, Mr. Siegel and I took our vows to love, honor, and cherish. IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S BEEN THAT LONG!!! How can we be this OLD?! HA!

We planned a super-fun day, including visits to Starbucks and the puppeh park. Since it was Record Store Day, we made sure to hit Freakbeat Records, one of the best (if not THE best) independent record stores in the Valley. Ironically, we purchased a bunch of DVDs, and no records.

Next, we headed for our dinner destination: Valley landmark Vitello's, where we've always wanted to go! It was absolutely LOVELY, on a charming little stretch of Tujunga Avenue in Studio City. The food, ambience, and service were all terrific. Even The Boy found a dish to his liking! (Who can resist a restaurant that has a dish named for Steve Lukather, I ASK YOU!!!)

It was a wonderful day. I think we should start planning NOW for our 20th!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

BRAINZ! We haz dem.


My beautiful boy has received yet another stellar report card.

I am SO proud of him... I could BUST!

He is also thrilled by these grades... especially the "A" in math.

He's having such a great middle-school experience... I feel very lucky. And grateful.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hiking Eaton Canyon

One of our very favorite places to hike is Eaton Canyon, out in Altadena. This is the perfect time of year to go, as spring wildflowers are beginning to emerge and the stream is full with mountain-snow runoff!

We also love it because it's dog-friendly! So few places welcome puppehs, which is a real shame...

For the more ambitious hikers, there is a beautiful waterfall you can hike to as well.

Please note that if the water level is high in the stream, as it is now, you might fall in trying to cross like I did. :-D