Salty Heirs

Friday, May 29, 2015

Newport Beach and Hermosa

My favorite picture of the entire trip. 

The clouds are stuck. 

We are BACK!


So wish we could come more often. 


The deck I couldn't sit on for days because it was so cold!
Eerie. 

Joe and I flew into John Wayne a couple of weeks ago and since I got back I feel as if I have been playing catch up. Sage is graduating from middle school in a couple of days and Ava from elementary school too. It's been one practice, concert and work related event after another. You know how live is: nothing and then everything.


I wanted to share some of the photos from our trip. We had a blast even though it was rainy and cold most of the time. The sun and warmth came out for our friends wedding and the last day I was able to sit on the deck and catch some rays. Happy we missed the oil spill in Santa Barbara that has led down to Manhattan Beach. I would suggest anyone who hasn't been out to So-Cal to go. It's a beautiful place filled with succulents, roses, and pretty awesome folks.

This is what Sage wants to see for her 16th birthday. 


Outside our house.

Eat Chow: Best Place in Newport Beach to EAT!

It was nice enough to wear my bathing suit and I did: Everywhere. Sorry.

The groom and my hubby. 

Hermosa Beach from the Pier. 

Hope you have a great weekend. Heading to the lake for the first time. Getting ready to take my PSI for the real estate exam on Tuesday. Scared. 



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

See: Annapolis, Maryland


This past weekend took us into Annapolis, Maryland. What a quaint, beautiful small town. With old world charm, cute boutiques and The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis is the spot to see in Maryland. An old seaport entrenched in history, I felt humbled to step foot on the ground of the Naval Academy. So many amazing people have fought for our lives here in America so we remain free and able to say what we want, pray for who we want and live our lives the way we see fit. 

Ava's swimming has been so amazing for the family and shown us so much of the East Coast we love. We relaxed, ate some wonderful foods and more ice cream than needed. 






The Capitol of Maryland





It was chilly but Ava says her backpack was pulling on her neck. This is her attempt to fix it. 




My girls before the last meet on Sunday. Not sure who the fella in the back is. 


Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Dollhouse Exhibit at The Dewitt Museum

The entire museum is underground except this spot where the sun comes through the windows. We have been waiting years for this exhibit to come back. The Dollhouses have been missing from here for almost five years. When I heard they were back we had to go. Here until 2017, yes, that long, you should go see them.

Amazing small architectural pieces built for kids. The girls are much older now and still enjoyed the exhibit but when they are younger they seem so much larger. The dollhouses are large but you know how when you are small everything seems so much bigger. We had a nice time and met up with a friend of mine and her kids. 

They types of furniture that has survived the years is gorgeous. 

Listening to they many different types of instruments that have been made over the years. They all look beautiful with orignal wood, never painted. 


The detail to these dollhouses are crazy!

Had to demolish the house to get the dollhouse out? Amazing!

One of the coolest rooms in the museum. 

The black and white version of this photo is on my Instagram. This guy is a vinyl. (Not a vin-el as my teen told me how it was pronounced. )

You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Why did I never have this as a child? Mom?



We love China. 
Fun in the elevator. 



Thursday, April 16, 2015

OMG We are back!

We were hacked, stolen from and finally back to where we belong. I almost stopped this blog because  of the heartache and the wonder if maybe this was a sign to stop until my daughter, Douglas, told me I HAD to get SaltyHeirs.com back. It's part of her history she says. Well we are back and I hope everyone is happy about it. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

April Girl Shots








I love my girls get along as well as they do. Some siblings fight constantly but mine get along quite nicely. People ask how and I tell them because I would have it no other way. I can't stand a lot of bickering.

I grew up in a household where this was a lot of yelling and screaming and chaos. When I found out I was pregnant with Douglas, I knew I was never going to jump into a relationship with the father just because. I grew up watching that with my mom. Instead Joe and I waited until she was two and half before we got married. I never wanted to get married. I never wanted kids and I never wanted to settle down.

How funny life turns out. 

We took these while at Chippokes Plantation on top of the hill at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Douglas saw these pillars and automatically wanted to capture the moment.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My New Favorite Dress: Black and White Stripe




I ordered a couple of new outfits for the spring/summer from the catalog company, Venus. I have not been in the mood to try on clothes lately. I just want to order and go. 

The older I have gotten, I am pretty good at seeing something and knowing if it will fit my body type or not. Being short and plump around my booty and midsection, strapless dresses have always been a hit for me. Learning to buy the ones with a bit more structure took a little longer. 

This dress I got on sale for $27 and I love it. The fabric is soft and doesn't feel cheap. The length is about a 1/2" too long but I can deal with that. 

Dress: Venus, Sweater: Blue Green Aqua, Necklace: Island Cowgirl, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Flip Flops: Vans