Saturday, January 2, 2010

Home Sweet Home- Back from San Diego!

I truly hope that everyone had a lovely New Year's Eve celebration! I am putting nothing but good vibes into the atmosphere, for a good year filled with positive happenings! I wish the same for every one of you! I hope that all your dreams, goals, wishes, desires, ambitions, aspirations, etc.,(I think that covers it!) come into play this year. 2010 is going to be the year, I just know it!

I had a swell couple of days spending time down in San Diego, California. After our University of Arizona Wildcats got their butt's kicked. We decided to stay another two days and make the best out of a quick trip. We also rang in the New Year looking out to the ocean. Just in time to catch an amazing sunset, and listen to the soothing sounds of the ocean waves at night. That was such a treat, since I don't have any ocean access, at least not within 500 miles of me. There is just something so mysterious, amazing and overwhelming about the ocean, that blows me away.

While we watched the glow of the setting sun, beam off of our son's smiling face, while he played with the sand. We talked about all the things that we have been through in our lives together, where we are today and where we hope to be in the future. It was a nice night, with lots of grateful emotions and encouraging hopes for the future. When you are in the joy of a moment, you just don't want it to end. I'm glad I was right there in that moment for the time I was.

So with that being said, here are just a few pictures from our quick trip. Even though I love to travel, I am always glad to be home sweet home, and in my own comfy bed at night. Dorothy said it best; "There's no place like Home!" So I reflect on the fact that, I am thankful for the years past and my experiences, they made me who I am today. But I do look forward to a fresh New Year!

On our way to catch the trolley to Qualcomm Stadium for the big game!

Go Wildcats! (not so much, we lost bad)

Trying to stay in good spirits for my boys and the team! Also, making sure I wear my team colors in vintage style of course!

A quick shopping stop at Wear it Again Sam in Hillcrest, San Diego (so many amazing garments)

Enjoying an amazing view over Sunset Cliffs in San Diego!

A few Art Deco buildings along the way, imagine a Denny's in this glorious pink and black 1930's building.

Aboard the U.S.S Midway

I loved getting to spend some time talking with this WWII Veteran. Such an amazing, lively person, who fought his way through German lines in The Battle of the Bulge.

Future control room officer!

We had photos from two different cameras, so I will be sure to post a few more pictures. When I sort through the rest of my stuff. I have a backlog of things to attend to, the next few days. Also I would like to express my many thanks for all the lovely blog readers, who gave me awards over the last few weeks. I promise to work on sending those out ASAP! You are all sweethearts!




  1. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics with all of us. I had a wonderful time reading your blog. You are right....2010 is going to be the year. Blessings and the best is yet to come. Jacqueline

  2. You got to see the best of San Diego! I lived there for 8 years and loved it very much. Welcome home and Happy New Year, Syd!!

  3. Just unbelievably fantastic pics!!! You are just SO gorgeous (as is your family)! I laughed out loud at the deco Denny's. Too cool. I think it is just wonderful you got to chat with that feisty vet, too. There's a 90+ year old WWII pilot who lives at the end of my street. I'm trying to work up the courage to introduce myself to him one day. Anyway, the last thing I want to say is that you are a genius at accessorizing your pinup perfect vintage look. I am in awe of your stylishness! xoxo.

  4. You put together the most beautiful outfits!

  5. You looked so amazing!! It's so funny you went to wear it again sam - they sell pieces on ebay all the time and I always love the girl with the big red hair posing in them.

  6. Hi, I found your blog through a follower of mine...
    You are so amazing! Your style is fantastic! I'll keep an eye on your blog! Ciao from Verona, Italy xxx

  7. Darling Housekeeper- Yes mam, you are right!

    Shrinky Inky- Thank you! yes, I really enjoyed all the parts of San Diego we visited, especially Sunset Cliffs!

    BaronessVonVintage- Thank you, that is really sweet of you! You should definitely go talk to the WWII vet, I'm sure it would make his day!

    Trixie- Thanks doll!

    Mlle G to you- Thanks! yes, she has some AMAZING stuff! The doll with the red hair was not there that day, but I do know who you are referring to.

    Valeria- Thank you sweetie! please do come back and visit!


  8. I loved each of your photos and the wonderful stories behind them, honey, especially the one of you with the elderly veteran (it brought a tear of happiness to my eye as I imagined how much he must have enjoyed seeing you dressed in the garb ladies of his generation used to sport).

    Giant hugs!!!
    ♥ Jessica

  9. Jessica- Thank you darling! That means a lot to me. Yes, It was a very special moment. It is a very deep connection in my heart, for me to chat with Vets. Somehow, I feel like I lived a past life in that time!


  10. love your style! you r special


  11. Little late commenting on this post but I'm SUPER curious about what the WWII vet had to say about your style! He HAD to of made some comment about the fact you were dressed like you fell out of the war...

    Looks like an awesome trip!