New Year’s in Yosemite

To ring in the new year, we decided to carpe the diem as non-parents and rough it in snow-and-ice-covered Yosemite National Park for four days. We stayed in a [heated] tent cabin in Half Dome Village (formerly Curry Village), hiked and hiked and hiked, and spent our early evenings in the cozy lobby of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly…and probably always…the Ahwahnee).

It was a fantastic trip! We’re looking forward to returning this Spring with Sean’s cousin and his wife. I’ll be 31 weeks pregnant, but I’m still planning on hiking…and attempting to keep up!


Hi There!

It’s been over six months since I’ve written, so I owe you a few greetings: Happy 4th of July; Happy Halloween; Happy Thanksgiving [Canadian & American]; Merry Christmas; Happy Hanukkah; and Happy New Year!

Sean and I had some lovely adventures in Summer 2016 — Vancouver, California, Cape Cod, and savoring our last days in NYC. We’re now all nice and settled in Northern California and doing some true nesting; we’re expecting Baby Bourne at the end of May!

Vancouver in the summer: a food tour with my mother-in-law, snuggles with Winston the Schnauzer, a get-together with family, and quality time with friends

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Cape Cod: hydrangeas galore, Cameron’s family estate, Cameron’s pride and joy (the ’86 Lincoln), and chillin’ in Provincetown

In the fall, we got to go up to Vancouver again to announce our big news to the Bourne side of the family. In addition to having two amazing Thanksgiving dinners, I ran a 10K Turkey Trot with some yoga friends. At seven weeks pregnant I really wasn’t feeling well, but I managed! Sean and I also ran a 5K Turkey Trot in November with my sister, Aly, and our future brother-in-law, Ryan.

Canadian Thanksgiving:

American Thanksgiving:

And since then, we’ve been able to escape to Bodega Bay, hang out in San Francisco, relax in Petaluma, explore Sacramento, see old friends in San Jose, and generally enjoy our California livin’.