Last week we had a visit from one of Alex's sisters Katie. It was a perfect excuse to abandon our daily routine and get out and soak up every last bit of this summer that we have been enjoying lately. We walked the trails of the always gorgeous Torrey Pines, lounged on the beach with friends, had lunch at one of my favorite spots with a killer view, a dinner party with my girls, saw Beginners (loved it), made a trip to the desert to show Katie the amazing Salvation Mountain, and even hit up a water park! I forgot how much fun those damn water slides can be. A little water up the nose never hurt anyone. We are already planning another go of it asap. The beginnings of a tan have even crept up on this pale lady. Whoa! I'm not ready for this summer to be over. Not one bit.