Rings On Things…

Tita Cecile and Don got engaged a few months ago and on Easter Sunday, while she was playing host to our mass of relatives, I borrowed her ring to practice some ring shots. While I save up for my macro lens (which will be awhile), my 50 will have to do…fun stuff!

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Palm Springs Weekend

We spent the first weekend of December in Palm Springs to celebrate Rochelle’s last days as a bachelorette. A family friend of Ann’s owns a beautiful house there and was kind enough to let us rent it out for a few days.

I know, I know – 6 months later I’m barely blogging about this. I didn’t want to skip out on sharing it, though, because it was such a wonderfully fun weekend! We got to Palm Springs in the middle of Friday afternoon after stopping by Cabazon Outlets. We threw Rochelle a Winnie the Pooh-themed slumber party on Friday night. The next morning we cooked breakfast and ate outside by the pool. We spent another afternoon shopping before having dinner, drinks and games at the house (after watching the Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya fight of course). Then we proceeded with our evening out at a club in Morongo where we had our own seating area and server…for the best deal we’ve ever had with bottle service. Just check out our receipt!

We closed the weekend with mass on Sunday morning and brunch at the casino. Rochelle’s been married now for 6 months. I hope that weekend is something she’ll always remember…

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Running…

A couple of months ago, on a very rainy March morning, my sister, my aunt, her co-workers, my soon-to-be uncle and some church friends (Go Steve & Joan!), ran the Pasadena Marathon. Tin and Tita Cile didn’t want to overdo it, so they settled for just the mini marathon, which they finished in a little over 37 minutes. Since they were done so quickly, they spent the rest of the time cheering on runners near the finish line.

Don, Tita Cecile’s fiance, ran the WHOLE MOTHER MARATHON! After their morning’s run, they treated themselves (and the photographer) to a well-deserved meal at Roscoe’s.

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