The 1st thing I love about visiting Huntington Beach, CA…

MD(aka my hometown)


These people!


And these people, too!



My parents and brothers* are AWESOME (yes, I proudly claim my SoCal heritage through frequent and exuberant use of that word) and being in the same city–not to mention same country–with them, even if only for a few days, is always something to celebrate.

*My in-laws of all varieties are similarly awesome and should in no way feel slighted by not being pictured here. Their time will undoubtedly come soon….