Thursday, September 23, 2010

happy autumn!

I love the beginning of each season. I always get really excited because it is my "favorite" season. But I think this time I might really mean it, I LOVE autumn. Because Las Vegas doesn't do fall very well here some pictures that remind me what this beautiful time of year should look like...

I want to rake all of these leaves into a pile, jump in it, and then do it again! Via

Seriously, can I pitch a tent in the middle of this road and live here?! Via

Butternut squash. Pumpkin pie. Need I say more? Via

I think its fair to say that the rest of our little household loves fall just as much as I do, however, I think their reasons may be a little different than mine...

Few things make P Simon as happy as football  does. Via

It's finally cool enough for Sebastian to go to the doggy park! Via

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

m cafe

Favorite. Place. Ever. 

Contrary to my natural tendency to embellish, this is not an exaggeration. This precious cafe doesn't really fit into categories. It has big mattresses to sun bathe on during the day, fire pits to warm up next to at night, quaint cabanas to enjoy wine and smores (Yes, smores!) and beautiful chandeliers and vintage furniture everywhere! Not to mention, the entire cafe is outside underneath the beautiful sun/ stars. This, combined with some of the best service ever, provided for a great night. We were in heaven.


One of the only available pictures online, via

Friday, September 17, 2010

beach bliss

I am completely  in love with this sweet little beach town. Preston and I have always talked about how neither of us are huge fans of LA. This trip has changed our minds completely, we are LOVIN' the South Bay!

How could you not be smitten by this town with a view like this?!

Hiking the Palos Verdes Canyon

This view was amazing, I have never seen anything more beautiful!

We feasted at Sammy's after our hike and had these little bad boys for desert, they are to die for!

Last night before we went to Boogaloo and got down with our bad selves

Thursday, September 16, 2010

manhattan beach... SO beautiful! We are here for a short trip and are loving every minute.  We arrived this morning and have already biked around town, enjoyed a great lunch at Hermosa Beach and are working on our afternoon buzz!

We are staying with my high school friend Katie, check out her awesome blog that catalogued her travels through India earlier this year.

Pictures to come!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

simple things

These things made me smile today...


Flowers from the backyard that brighthen up the house!


Every little thing that Sebastian does makes us smile!

Delicious late night snacks (including Preston's AMAZING guac)

....sorry for the awful pictures, I need to start using a real camera instead of the good old blackberry.

Monday, September 13, 2010

vote for our sebastian boy!

I have taken my cheesiness to a whole new level and entered Sebastian in a cute pet contest! Vote for him by clicking here, going to page 10, finding the picture below and giving him super cute ratings! Sebastian promises everyone who votes for him a big sloppy kiss :)

Photo by Beth Karuschak Photography

Saturday, September 11, 2010

photos by beth

When our families were in town for my birthday, my friend Beth offered to take some photos for us. We got the full disc today and LOVE them! Here are a few...

I think Remy's bobbing head in the background is hilarious!

My favorite girl in the world!

My wonderful family

Preston showing Remy his baseball skills

I wish they lived close so we could take pictures like this all the time!

All of us together!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

beyond wonderful!

I always knew Preston was wonderful, but I didn't realize just how wonderful he was until last week. I came down with a kidney infection that kicked my butt! The whole week that I was sick Preston took the best care of me, he brought me water and medicine and slept overnight in an uncomfortable chair at the hospital. He made me smile the whole time and didn't complain once! I am feeling completely better now and am so thankful for him!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

summer fun

I have been awful about keeping this updated, we have been having too much fun the last few weeks and I haven't been on a computer longer than to check into a flight! To compensate, here is an extra long photo-filled post of what we have been doing the past few weeks...

We enjoyed Ocean Shores and soaked in as much rain as we could!

We spent time with the most beautiful little angel in the world

She loved Preston so much!

I got to spend time with my best friends from high school

We got to introduce Sebastian to all of our favorite people

We enjoyed the beautiful Las Vegas sunshine at the pool

We ate TONS of gluten-free pizza at Preston's restaurant

We spent quality time together (watching the Bachelorette season finale)

Met up with old friends and had TONS of birthday fun!

Those are only a few of our fun-filled adventures. We loved all of the time spent with our wonderful families and friends and are now getting back into the work, school and life routines.

More summer pictures to come as soon as I upload them from my camera, thanks to my wonderful big sister Hannah for the pics above!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ocean shores, wa

In 15 days we will be heading back to Washington to spend a few days with my wonderful family. (I am not counting down or anything...)

While we are there, we are going to take a mini vacation to the coast and visit Ocean Shores. It is a tiny little beach town that was one of my favorite places to visit growing  up in Washington! In true Morgan fashion, I already have a list of everything I want us to do while there....

Go horse back riding on the shore

Go running along the beautiful beach

Take a long bike ride

Fly a Kite

Watch the sunset

And last but not least, I want to play as many board games as possible with my wonderful family!

Monday, July 26, 2010


I am always amazed by how talented people are. My old coworker, Beth, is an amazing photographer. Last month, she offered to photograph us and we jumped at the opportunity! We headed to Red Rock and she captured some great moments, we are so thankful for these sweet photos. Check out Beth's website to see all of her great work!

This is by far one of my favorite pictures

Red Rock is one of our favorite places in Las Vegas

I love the way Beth uses natural light, simply beautiful!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

8 short days

In just over a week, some of our favorite people in the entire world will be coming to visit us in Las Vegas! Excited is an understatement, we are completely overjoyed at the thought of getting to see them! We are going to have such a wonderful time celebrating birthdays, enjoying the sun and loving each others company!

Our fabulous visitors include...

My ridiculously handsome nephew, Remington Shae

Preston's momma, Lisa, and Dave who are SOOO much fun

My sweet momma, Sherrie

My beautiful big sister, Hannah

The most perfect niece in the world, Arianna

And our wonderful friends from Texas, Brittany, Sheila and Ken

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

our fun-filled weekend

This upcoming weekend is Preston's little brother, Sterling's, Bar Mitzvah. His family will be traveling into town and everyone will be staying at Las Vegas' newest hotel, Aria. It has world renown architecture, dining, shopping and entertainment. We are excited to spend a couple of nights there, we haven't even been inside yet! We are even more excited to see Preston's Nana, who is the sweetest thing in the whole world and to celebrate Sterling!

Here are a few pictures of Aria....

Image from Igor International

Image from Aria Las Vegas

Image from Travel Agent Central

Monday, July 19, 2010

pretty little garden

"Plant a garden, plant happiness." -Chinese Proverb

My new favorite hobby is gardening. Due to the lack of grass and soil in our backyard, I have started with a potted plant garden. So far I have several potted flowers in the front and back yard and am waiting for sprouts from the basil, chive, parsley and pepper seeds I planted this week. Unfortunately I did not inherit my mother's green thumb, so this is a learning process.

Here are some pictures...

Image from Real Simple

Image from Fine Art America

Image from Virginia's Garden

Ok, you caught me. These are clearly not my garden. They are my inspiration though! Someday my pretty little garden will be as beautiful as these, and then I will post real pictures.