Travel Theme: Cheerful

‘Tis the season for goodwill, cheer and other things that may give us the holiday feels. Yes?

The holidays are beautiful in California, especially in San Diego.

Fireside at Underbelly
Before my ramen bowl, warming up at Underbelly in San Diego’s North Park.

Fireworks Finale at Angel Stadium
Brighter than the moon…moon…moon.
Fireworks after an Angels game.

Our last night in London
Just let go.
A blast from our past in London: A carnival ride in Leicester Square.

My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Cheerful.

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Baby Mine

“Rest your head close to my heart….
Never to part.
Baby of mine.”

Our pack has grown. I love this baby boy with all my heart. I had no idea how much he would change my life. I felt my heart burst when I first felt him on my chest, crying for comfort.
Grateful. #beachbabyphillips
I spent nine months avoiding booze, sushi and eggs benedict. Betabrand yoga pants replaced my office slacks. Morning walks replaced my morning runs. I shared ultrasound details with expecting moms at prenatal yoga at Pilgrimage of the Heart.

My life outside of the newsroom has become a merry-go-round of nursing, dirty diapers and precious naps. I love watching our baby sleep with a dreamy smile. I adore wearing him close to my heart in a wrap. It’s one of his favorite spots for a nap.

I can’t imagine my life without him.

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It was a dark and stormy night

It sounded like pebbles hitting our windows. A November storm pelted San Diego with hail, thunder and lightning.

I used my iPhone to shoot weather video for my show.

It felt like a brief Autumn before Winter knocked her over.

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Eye of the Tiger

Behind the Scenes at KPBS News.

Ok, it’s not the final countdown, but the theme song to Rocky III helps some crew members get pumped for the show.

My last show with our anchor, Dwane Brown. He moves on to NPR West.

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Photo Sunday: Fall

It felt like Fall.

We explored Lake Murray with Daisy yesterday. A slight breeze rippled across the water. Hawks cruised over us.

My entry for this week’s Photo Sunday: Fall.

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Photo Friday: Color

I loved the colors before sunrise in St. Petersburg, Florida.

I enjoyed squeezing in a morning run and sun salutations before my sessions at Poynter last week.

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Color.

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Travel Theme: Dogs

It’s a dog’s world.
When she's smiling.... The whole world smiles with pooch. Daisy's first walk along Batiquitos Lagoon Trail. #dogstagram. Thanks @a_la_mode for the snapping this lovely photo!
Labor Day walk with Daisy at Batiquitos Lagoon.

I melted when my hubby texted me this photo of our dog last week.
Missed my baby girl. #reunitedatlast #dogstagram
I couldn’t wait to see her after her retreat/spa vacation in La Jolla.

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Photo Friday: Cloudy

Cloudy skies are quite lovely. It helps when you’re exploring sun-kissed beaches in Maui.


I loved walking on the sand and surf at the Royal Lahaina Beach.


I miss falling asleep to the sounds of waves crashing.


Maui feels like a dream.

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Cloudy.

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Return to Paradise

MAUI – Waking up next to the Pacific Ocean. Palm trees swaying. Beach run in Lahaina.

#kvphawaii First beach walk in #Maui

My third trip to Hawaii. My first visit to Maui. I feel blessed to celebrate 10 years with my hubby.

Also. I need to resist the urge to check work email. I scheduled some tweets. Hotel wifi tempts me to stay plugged into my life back on the mainland.

This view from our balcony took my breath away. Vibrant sunset colors reminded me to enjoy what I have right now.

View from our room

My inner shutterbug likes to take center stage on vacations.

#kvphawaii Sunset dipped behind clouds. Dolphins jumped by boats. Calm before storm, #Maui flood watch

We spotted three dolphins playing in front this boat last night. Squint. You’ll see it. 

I wanted to start snapping away. I knew my iPhone lens would capture a black smudge. I gave up on the perfect Maui photo and enjoyed the impromptu show. I watched dolphins leaping and flicking their tails. I imagined hearing their laughter. I squeezed Mark’s hand.
My favorite part of my first sunset in Maui.

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Photo Sunday: Entrance

An entrance framed in North Park.
Photo Sunday: Entrance: Street Art

Another entrance illuminated in University Heights.
Photo Sunday: Entrance: University Heights
I love these neighborhood signs in San Diego.

Finally, an epic entrance dwarfing Comic-Con fans at PetCo Park. (File this under doing Comic-Con without a badge)

Hello Snoopy!

My entry for this week’s Photo Sunday: Entrance.

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