…Sand

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sand |sand|noun a loose granular substance, typically pale yellowish brown, resulting from theerosion of siliceous and other rocks and forming a major constituent of beaches,riverbeds, the seabed, and deserts. He is not a big fan of the ocean or the waves, but he loves the sand. Samuel has just begun to learn how to walk and although it took us quite a […]

…Pier 39

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pier |pi(ə)r| noun a structure leading out from the shore into a body of water Having summer’s off is really working for me! During my time off I promised myself I’d take my son out and do some touristy things. We played in Golden Gate Park, walked across the Golden Gate Bridge, and today took my niece along with us […]

…Golden Gate Park

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park |pärk| noun a large public green area in a town, used for recreation I’m not sure the name of the park I took my niece and nephew to in Golden Gate Park. I called it the “hill park” when I was a kid. Hill park because there was a huge grassy hill that we used to roll […]

…Landmark

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landmark |ˈlan(d)ˌmärk|noun an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, esp. one that enables someone to establish their location This summer for the two weeks I have off before I head off to my long vacation down in Southern California I promised myself I’d do some touristy things in San Francisco. I grew up here, but […]

…Sunday

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Sunday |ˈsənˌdā|noun the day of the week before Monday and following Saturday This morning Auntie Ree hosted a kickball game for the kids. I was team captain for one side, Lucas for the other. The teams were pretty uneven, but fun. My team, The Giants, consisted of Uncle Eric, pregnant Katie, Grandma, pitcher Caitlin, and outfielder […]

…Trails

trail |trāl|noun a beaten path through rough country such as a forest or moor Part two of my Happiness Project includes trying something new every month. For awhile I’ve been looking for a hobby that includes exercise too. I run..(but not for fun), I walk..(but this isn’t very strenuous), I like attempting my workout videos..(I so don’t […]

…Waves

wave |wāv| noun a long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore It was a chilly morning but a bit of wind didn’t stop me from meeting my friends Natalie and Baby Rachel out in Seal Beach this morning. The ladies entered what I thought would be frigid water to […]

…Adventure

adventure |adˈven ch ər; əd-|noun an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity I love Sunset Magazine. It is one of those magazines I read from cover to cover and hate when I’m finished. How to decorate a small space, best small towns to visit in California, how to plant a container garden, and the best colors […]

…Fun

fun |fən| noun enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure My friend Laura, she’s a riot, she’s beautiful, she’s sarcastic, she’s hilarious, she’s sincere, she’s a dork,…..she’s just plain fun! Love ya!