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What's Happening Under the Stars This Summer?

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One of our family's favorite things to do during the summer is watch live theater under the stars at Moonlight Amphitheater. Season 36 is here and it all sounds so exciting!

We had a great time last night watching Sister Act! My boys loves the singing and dancing, as with most of the shows they've enjoyed at Moonlight Amphitheater. Every seat in the amphitheater is a great one which allows my kids to really feel like a part of the story being told on stage.



We love that Moonlight Amphitheater is so very family friendly. My kids love to bring their own snacks, as well as bring their blankets and spread out in the lawn seats. I love that my kids can enjoy live theater and not be confined to their seats for 2+ hours. The lawn seats let them move around, stretch their legs, and even lie down when they get a little sleepy towards the end of the show.

Season 36 at Moonlight Amphitheater has just begun and it full of wonderful productions you and your family will enjoy!

June 15 – J…

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare Tour in San Diego

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My kids love the San Diego Central Library. Each time we go, my boys insist on going up to the top floor to enjoy the views.



This time, on the top floor, we bumped into the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare Tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library.


The Old Globe and the San Diego Public Library were selected last year to co-host the only stop in California for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. The exhibit is on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. 
There are costumes, manuscripts, and other items on display. Although my kids have not read Shakespeare, there was a presentation of Romeo and Juliet at their school this past year so they somewhat knew about William Shakespeare.







First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library will be on exhibit at the San Diego Cen…

A Day at Torrey Pines, With Carnitas on the Side

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Summer is here! My boys are finally off from school. We're ready to have some fun and spend some quality time with each other. Yay!

We don't plan to travel anywhere this summer, but we have lots to do in our beautiful San Diego to keep ourselves busy! One of the first things we've done this summer so far was spend the morning hiking Torrey Pines Natural Reserve.


Actually, my my eldest Jelo hiked with his aunts Tara and Sher, while DJ and I watched from afar. DJ threw a bit of a tantrum and refused to walk.

Here I am across one of the ravines at Torrey Pines and Jelo with his aunts across the way on top of one of the cliffs.



The views from the top of the Torrey Pines Reserve are beautiful. There are many different trails to take, all of which have breathtaking views.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, north of the City of San Diego, California. From either direction on I-5, take the Carmel Valley Road exit and drive west for about 1.…

Foodie Friday: 85C Bakery Cafe Grand Opening TODAY

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Guess what's opening in my 'hood TODAY?!


When the first Southern California location of 85C Bakery Cafe opened in Irvine a few years ago, we always stopped to buy goodies on our way home from Disneyland. There was always a line out the door whether it was early in the morning or late at night. The beautiful cakes in the displays and the shouts of "hot bread" by the staff walking out of the kitchen with fragrant, steaming hot bread kept us coming back for more!

What is 85C Bakery Cafe? The cafe was the idea of a Taiwanese business man who wanted to offer five-star quality coffee, cakes and breads at not so five-star prices. Lucky for us, 85C has crossed the Pacific Ocean and has landed in our neighborhood!




85C Bakery Cafe offers a variety of sweet and savory pastries, delicious cakes, teas, coffee, smoothies, and even boba drinks! There is definitely something at 85C Bakery Cafe to satisfy every palette.



Although the sweet pastries are delicious, the savory pastries …

DJ is SIX

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My babies are growing up too fast!

My youngest just had his 6th birthday this past weekend. I had hoped he would've wanted to check out the new Great Wolf Lodge or the Universal Studios Harry Potter attractions for his birthday, but this year he chose to have a party. He really wanted to celebrate with this friends and family this year.
We gathered DJ's classmates and family at our local park for some fun!

DJ's theme for his party was "Hip Hip DJ" since he loves to dance. He wanted to share his love of dance with his friends and family.


I found a few "hip hop" goodies at one of my favorite stores, Dollar Tree!



I bought a multi-color, chocolate buttercream, chocolate "zebra" cake from our local Vons. It was a great deal and everyone raved about it's yummy, chocolate goodness! I decorated the cake with a few printed pictures of DJ dancing throughout his six years. His friends loved the pictures!



Our guests munched on food from Gemmae Restaur…