The week in iphone photos

Last weekend I took a little writing/blogging retreat with a couple other bloggers. My friend Tony is an architect, and a few years ago he build a modern retreat in the mountains of Idyllwild. I’ve been wanting to visit but haven’t had the chance, so when we were looking for a spot to stay I suggested it. The place was everything I thought it would be and more . . .

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Tony did a great job of blending modern lines with a rustic feel.  The house is an ideal retreat center – it’s set up to sleep about 20, and has a huge great-room that is perfect for gatherings of any size.

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This is the view from the living room:

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These city girls enjoyed watching the sunset over the mountains.

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If you are ever looking for a retreat center for a large group (or several families) I would definitely recommend this spot!

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While I was gone, Mark took the kids surfing. Which is the opposite of what I would do if alone with four children.

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Karis really likes to accessorize. (They are clip-ons. Please don’t yell at me.)

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It was my friend Sarah’s birthday this week and my friend Heather was in town so we had a fun girl’s night out.

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Heather spent the night and we spent the next day in our pajamas until 3pm just because we could. It was awesome.

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The kids have been taking guitar with Dexter Music Academy, and this week they started with drums. Who knew that little sister would be the most enthusiastic on percussion? Related: my neighbors hate me.

 

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Kembe had to get stitches a few weeks ago after walking in front of a friend throwing rocks. We’ve been keeping it covered to keep the sun off the scar, and I got sick of the clashing “flesh tone” band-aids on his dark skin. So I went in search of some band-aids for brown skin and lo and behold, they exist! I’m loving these Urban Armour Skin Tone band-aids.

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As you can see, Karis likes them, too.

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DIY grillz. You can pin that if you want.

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