Monday, August 12, 2013

city of roses.





















I've had to send Aaron off with just a hug & a kiss on business trip after business trip for the past few years, but last week I actually got to tag along with him on his business trip to northern California where we stayed in our favorite little town called Roseville (near Sacramento). I never mentioned this on my blog, but almost a year ago (on our "rendezvous") we were driving around Sacramento/Roseville trying to decide if we should move up there or not, to hopefully cut down on the amount of traveling Aaron was having to do for work. I remember really loving it even then, but at the time we didn't feel it was the right thing for us to do. Now a year later I can definitely see why it was important for us to stay here in southern California, but we're still kind of kicking ourselves a little bit for not throwing all spiritual guidance to the wind and making the move—it's just so pretty up there!?

Regardless, we enjoyed our time in Roseville (also Placerville & Folsom) and of course I took way too many photos (a bad habit I need to break, probably). We got back last Wednesday, and I think I've officially passed on the "nesting" bug to Aaron. Perhaps by default, like that time I pressured encouraged him to fix our TV credenza the same night we got back from Sacramento (it ended up taking a few hours), or that time on Friday night when I wouldn't let us go get dinner until we finished putting together our new dresser (also took a few hours... Wife of the year!). And the fact that we're actually considering painting our entire apartment before the baby gets here, which is totally practical and not unnecessary at all, I'm sure. ;)

31 comments:

  1. it is really beautiful up there!
    amazing photos...glad to see you had a nice time together :)

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  2. Definitely don't stop your habit of taking photos of everything! I've been obsessed with your photography ever since I found your blog--it would be a shame if you ever stopped.

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  3. when i saw your blog title, i thought it meant you were in portland and you didn't tell me! phew! what a pretty little town! i love that blue dress and your hair looks really blonde--did you color it? also, what temple is that? sacramento?

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    1. haha whoops! should have maybe looked that up before i named this post, huh? ;) i WISH we were going to Portland, but doesn't look like it's in the cards for us any time soon. (totally bummed.) i haven't colored my hair again, just good lighting i guess...and yes, sacramento temple which was actually in folsom/rancho cordova :)

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  4. ha. I saw thought you had gone to Portland. I love Roseville, I'm there all the time (we have family there), but I don't think I can ever move there. It's a pretty place to visit :)

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    1. we love that it's a little bit more rural and really any place outside of southern California sounds like a good option, to be honest.. (or at least any place with less crowds and less traffic and cheaper houses! ;)

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  5. gorgeous lady!! i love those tortoise sunglasses.

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  6. These are lovely, what a gorgeous little town.

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  7. I also thought Portland. Never been to Roseville but it looks so adorable.

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  8. Beautiful photos, love the shade of blue in that dress!

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  9. I'm also guilty of taking way too many photos of everything, I just can't help myself! Love your shots, as always.

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  10. I love your little journal.:) Your blog post pictures are always soo dreamy. One of my favorite blogs for sure.:)

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  11. we just moved to sacramento from l.a.
    move up here so we can hang.

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  12. fabulous pictures!! Looks like so much fun!

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  13. Northern CA will always have my heart :)

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  14. I love your photos :) Looks like so much fun. I wish I could pass my "nesting" onto my husband, haha. He's been wanting to stay home more, but he's not into cleaning/organizing at all. ♥

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  15. Lovely snapshots dear, and Roseville is such a lovely town name! You look absolutely radiant in those photos, and that baby bump is so cute especially in that dress! ;-)
    Kisses
    Melodie
    http://sevenlivesandmore.blogspot.fr/

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  16. That's where I'm from. I really think it's the prettiest place. You look beautiful and congrats on the baby!!!

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  17. This is just too cute. I love little towns like this, especially when they're in CA! I've heard of Roseville, but have never been. Maybe it'll be a stop for us on our next trip up north :)

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  18. wow it's gorgeous there! there can never be too many of your photos! They're always so good

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  19. Stumbled upon your blog and wow....eye candy! What great photos! Plus you are rocking the pregnancy. Isn't it a magical time? Blessings---

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  20. this town looks so refreshing and you look beautiful!

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  21. Jolie photo!! http://lespetitscarnetsdecamille.blogspot.fr/

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  22. so incredibly beauty-full! your blog is a joy!
    xx

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  23. fresh white paint makes all the difference, but is a lot of work. have fun nesting!

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    1. that's what i'm afraid of! ;) we'll see if we can bite the bullet or not...

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  24. first of all, I'm so happy I found your blog - even the name is perfection. I adore your pictures, such a great focus on details!

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  25. photos are gorgeous, as usual. i want all of those baskets.
    and your sunglasses! oh my i need them. so cute.
    xo,
    andrea

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  26. I first fell in love with your photos through instagram just days ago and had some time to read through some of your blog. Congrats on your little boy. What a dream! I have a 20 month old boy. I can tell your blog is going to become a regular stop for me :). I couldn't resist asking where you got your blue dress (or top and skirt?). It looks amazing on you! And I happen to be almost 18 weeks pregnant and struggling to find clothes that are comfortable and acceptable to wear outside the house ;). Thank you and wishing you and your family the best. Hugs and kisses.

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