My Everyday Life: Week 32

Here’s what this past week looked like:


My Everyday Life: Week 32

YES to vacation.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

No to diarrhea. That word is so hard to spell. Also, this sign cracked me up.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Green Puffy Chair. It works!

My Everyday Life: Week 32

On a walk by myself in Tahoe. Holy ALTITUDE. CRAZY. No like.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

I love seeing flowers in people’s yards in Tahoe.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

They’re my favorite. Yay for lansdcaping.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Also, I really like how each person personalizes their cabins. These numbers impressed me.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Make a wish. I wish my thumbs were clean.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Bagel/lox/cream cheese is totally my ideal vacation breakfast.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Cooper enjoyed swimming in Donner Lake. That kid doesn’t care how cold water is.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

He’s now a fan of rock climbing.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

And he wants you to know that these are his pretzels. THEY ARE NOT YOURS.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Grilling. Wine drinking. Wasp fighting.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Pool side eats.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

New sandals. I got them from the Bass outlet up in Truckee. Booya.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Downtown Truckee has cool signs.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Date night with the husband.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

We had a bunch of leftover berries & peaches in our cabin, so I made a crisp. Perfect for breakfast.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

This week my dear friend Jenny came into town from Virginia! Coop & I had lunch with Alex & Jenny at Boot & Shoe Service in Oakland. It was a fantastic day.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Here we are.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

And we went on a photo adventure down on Grand Ave.

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I’m LUCKY to have such good friends.

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Especially ones who love to eat & take pictures!

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Cooper got to meet Henry & see Wolfie again. He kept calling Wolfie, FOXY.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Roasting tomatoes for something yummy.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Bath time.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

A friday night cocktail with my one-eye pug friend, Pepper.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Breakfast for three.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

I made a batch of Killer Granola when we got home from Tahoe and have been eating it ALL WEEK.

….with Greek yogurt, bananas (or raspberries) and agave.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

This is my niece Camden’s last week in California. I took her to Great America!!

My Everyday Life: Week 32

I don’t even wanna talk about how sore I am from riding roller coasters. Also, I’m terrified of this ride.

Brings back childhood nightmares.

My Everyday Life: Week 32


  • shana

    Gorgeous as usual! The swings are my favourite ride. I always ride it like 3 times when the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) is on – that and the ferris wheel are all I can handle after I turned 35.

  • Elisabeth

    I am a long time admirer of your photography; I just wanted to share that I think these are some of your very best photographs. You inspire me.

  • Renee @ Awesome on $20

    You know they had to post that sign because somebody DIDN’T report an incident. Eek!!! Looks like a fun week, though.

  • Erica

    Cooper is just TOO CUTE! I am in high school and babysit a lot and LOVE LOVE LOVE kiddos. I especially love that picture of him guarding his pretzels hehe. The kids I babysit eat those too, and I have to say they’re delicious (I would guard them like that too 😉

  • Julia

    I LOVE Truckee!!

  • Tami-TeacherGoesBackToSchool

    I was just in Tahoe Donner 2 weeks ago with my college roommate! I love that marina and the pool club house. We had so much fun we’ve already planned next year’s vacation.

    Bummer about the diarrhea. No bueno. Must have been bad if they posted a sign.

    Cooper is looking completely adorable and yet so.grown.up.

  • Elise

    I just returned home from California earlier this week. My brother in law lives in Santa Monica. I have fallen in love with your weather out there!

    Looks like a beautiful week 🙂

  • Tara

    Looks like you had a fantastic week.
    After seeing the diarrhea sign picture my husband said, “Wait, did that say ‘active’ diarrhea? I wonder what passive diarrhea is.”
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Leah

    That kid has amazing curls, I’m so jealous of that volume!

  • mariah

    These pictures make me smile.

  • Todd @ HonestlyYUM

    Such a fan of this..
    I haven’t been up to Tahoe in the summer in years. Although, this winter might as well have been summer, as we were outside grilling in t-shirts and flip flops..there better be more snow this year! Great America takes me back to my childhood as well. Thanks for the amazing post as always, Tracy.

  • Pam

    This might be my favourite week of yours yet!! Probably because there are lots of pugs and I am a pug owner myself 🙂 Also, Cooper could not be any more cute in that pic with his friends, and the fact that he was calling Wolfie “FOXY” by mistake – made me laugh out loud. Sounds like something that would happen to me. Also, I love your hair, and I love your friend’s look – the floral dress with the striped cardigan just works!

    • Alix

      haha it was so adorable….he would say “So wait, when was the last time I saw Foxy?” Cooper is the cutest!!

  • Alix

    Aw Bean!!!!!! I love seeing our boys together….and how fun was lunch with Jenny??? But lady really, you and I need more regular get together action!!! Made me realize how much I love hanging out with you.


  • Rowdy Fairy

    You make simple things look beautiful with your photography! I love how you photograph food from above!

    Rowdy Fairy

  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    I am so scared of that whirly ride too. Sends a shiver down my spine.

  • Sarah | The Cyclist's Wife

    Yay Tahoe! Love the new hair color, looks good!!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    Beautiful pictures!
    I was just in Truckee last week. It is such a charming little city.
    Did you see the restaurant Trokay? It is amazing, I highly recommend it. (if you ever go back!)

  • Jayne

    Life through your camera lense is beautiful. A totally different world from my own.

  • Morgan

    wait. I just have to say your hair looks GREAT!

  • jenny

    I always love your Everyday Life posts but this one is extra special!!!! I can’t say it enough, friend. That boy of yours is just wonderful. What 4 (and a half!) year old would sit so sweetly through a lady lunch, photo walk + coffee date and not wiggle and complain through the whole thing? ONLY COOPER! Fantastic little boy. Ya done good, Mama.

    Lunch with you girlies was so great, conversation was perfect and girl, I am so stinkin’ proud of you. XOXOXO

    • Tracy

      It was SUCH A PLEASURE. And I think he must have known how special the day was–that’s why he behaved. I guarantee you that he’s normally squirmy and a super interrupter if you catch my drift! I think he just loved being around the laaaaaaadies! We are so lucky to have you in our lives and what a beautiful boy YOU HAVE. I can’t believe I finally got to meet Henry!!!!! Love you, friend!

  • cindy

    Truckee is so cute! Your Tahoe vacay pics are getting me stoked for my Tahoe weekend (2 weeks!)…can’t even wait!

    That bathtime photo of Cooper slays me…so quiet and sweet.

  • Caitlin

    I absolutely love your photos!
    You do a great job of showing the beauty in the simple things that seem to go unappreciated a lot of times.

  • anne taylor

    lox is my favorite, too. i never ate it growing up, and had for the first time on vacation in pennsylvania while visiting a friend from college. it was amazing!

  • Nicole

    Love these pics, Tracy. I was in Truckee several years ago when Marc and I first started dating. We loved it. The diarrhea (that IS hard to spell) sign is hilarious. Like, how many people had this problem that a sign had to be fashioned? Ha. The Cooper pics are super cute!

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    Cooper looks like such an adventurer on those rocks!

  • Jen

    I grew up in Los Gatos….and Great America was the end of the bus line! Still don’t know how we ended up getting season passes…but when I was 12 we were there all the time! Oh the memories I would hate to relive !

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