Exquisite: Now I’ve Got You

One of the most exquisite sounds in the world: my baby breathing on my chest, snuggled up inside a wrap.
Baby Mine
Every day I have with my little man is precious. I didn’t realize how much until I saw the end of my maternity leave, just around the corner.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

Look up!
Drinkers soaking up the ambience under an epic collection of taps at Hamilton’s Tavern.
Look up! Epic ceiling at ‪@hamiltonstavern ‬in #SanDiego South Park. #beertaps

Colorful lanterns greet tiki lovers and cocktail fans at False Idol.
False Idol

Something shady at Modern Times.
Modern Times

My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience.

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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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