Nov 27, 2010

I Left My Heart In CA...

Hello Ocean Dreamers,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving
with your family and loved ones.
I had a great time at our cabin, 
the snow was lovely and the swans were too!
It was hilarious to see my dad and brother
shovel through 3-4 feet of snow to 
actually get into our cabin...
However, I appreciated their hard
work and realize they weren't laughing!
It was hard work while I was sitting 
in the warm car with my mom. :)

We had to head back one day early because
a storm came rolling in...
so I've been warm in our house today
working on some odds and ends.

I'm missing California so much these days!
I thought doing a therapeutic post
might help me remember all 
of my favorite things in California
and to also remind myself that
I will be back there soon!!

1. My BK. My love. My boyfriend of 3 years.
I've never gone this long {3 weeks}
without seeing my love...
I miss his so much but we've been 
doing the long distance thing well 
by not only talking, 
but sending each other frequent texts.
We also send each other pictures of where
we are eating, going, and pics of special
places that we used to go to together. 
It's a good way to stay in touch
even though we are far a part!
Hopefully we'll be planning a trip soon to
see each other...I miss him so!

2. The beach and the waves, of course!
All three of these pictures, 
taken by me,
are  from different beaches that I went to.
I miss the soothing sound of the waves,
the way the water feels on my feet,
and dancing on the sand while singing songs!

3. Amazing Friends.
My BFF who lives in CA even though
this shot was in UT and from 2005!
Wow, 5 years ago!!
A past roomie and friend...
This lady whom I adore...

4. Amazing Restaurants!
A yummy pazookie from BJ's
 The best avocado egg rolls on the planet.
Another item from BJ's I would kill 
for right now!!
My favorite boba iced tea drink
from my favorite boba joint, 
 Yogurt land yummyness...
and Golden spoon too!
There is a frozen yogurt
place in Utah near our town,
but just one and it
is not as good as Yogurt land!!
My favorite yellow chicken curry from

Okay, I'm officially hungry now!!

5. Entertainment
I just bought a pass before I had
to exit CA...
Hope I get to go back soon and use it!
This truly is the happiest place on earth.
Riding my bike in Newport Beach...
Shopping at Fashion Island, especially 
this time of year when the Christmas tree
is up - so pretty!

It's official...
I've left my heart in California
for so many reasons.
What I wouldn't give for a
hug from my BK, a pazookie,
and a trip to Disneyland!

Have you been to any of 
these places in CA? 
If not, you should go! :)
California...I will see you soon!



  1. I'm sorry you're missing home so much right now. It seems you have a lot to be thankful for in CA...

    I hope everything is okay with you. I also hope that soon you get a chance to be near your sweet bf and get a big hug from him! With all the things going wrong with my life right now, I can't imagine being so far away from my bf. So I know how much just a hug can mean.

    Lots of love and I hope you're having a great weekend! xoxo

  2. Aw, this post made me happy and miss you some more! Love it all. (And you, of course.)

  3. made me so happy to read :) I have been to disneyland and fashion island recently!! Love and miss you!

  4. I'm sure you miss home! I've never been to CA but being from Florida I understand the beach/Disney thing. :) I hope you're doing ok and that you get to go back home soon.

  5. Aww you made me sad! :0( I'm sorry you are missing home so much! I would miss it all, too...especially Disneyland! :0)

  6. All I can say is — California is missing you also!

  7. i guess i'm slightly out of the loop but did you move, or are you just on an extended trip? i can only imagine how tough it is to be away from your boyfriend!
    i loved your post because i left my heart in california too... i moved back to new england 4 years ago, but i still miss it there.

  8. Hi lovely!!! Sorry you're missing CA and all the ways it has your heart... But, I guess it's like the whole "absense makes the heart grow fonder thing..." I think it kinda just makes you yearn more, not grow fonder necessarily. I cant wait for the jubilant post when you're posting about CA again after you go back! :) XOXO!

  9. Sounds like a good holiday and I hope you find lots of adventures lady!

  10. Happy Holidays to you! I'm glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving and I'm happy to see you posting again! I hope you get to see your boyfriend soon :)

  11. Oh I am sorry your are missing CA! But you will soon be reunited with the ones you love. SO glad to be back on your lovely blog, gf!

  12. Love your list sweet girl. You look gorgeous! I'm so sorry you're missing home :( Hopefully you can visit soon. xoxo

  13. I'm sorry you're missing CA right now, but I'm sure you're glad to be with your family. When are you coming back here??

    And we have a BJs far too close for comfort with you showing that pazookie. Tempting...

  14. Cheer up! Take the time you need to do what you need to do in Utah and you will be back in no time. In the scheme of your life, this break won't be too long... chin up lovely, it'll be okay!

  15. BJ's pazookis are the best!!! yum!


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