Rainy Day People


 May showers brought out the umbrellas and joy today!  Luckily we closed the skylight and covered the outdoor cushions as we heard rain may be in the forecast this week.  I never would have expected it to have rained as hard as it did today. The streets were flooding everywhere and the rain only lasted a couple hours maybe, throughout the day.  I think at one time it was actually hailing!!

I love being surprised by the weather and then talking about it and seeing all the Facebook updates because rain is not normal in California, especially right now with the drought.  Everyone gets excited by it. Rain is a big deal and we need it so desperately.

I am thankful that we lived in Holland, where I became used to the wet weather and raindrops don’t worry me anymore. I don’t mind getting a little bit wet and I actually enjoy the smell of the rain on the asphalt, the sounds of the drops hitting surfaces and the sight of rain falling and splashing and creating natural, water art formations. The rain brings back great memories. 

Today I had fun playing in the rain and the after glow.  Here I am…with Juliana, playing and living it up! Goodbye rain, Hello sunshine!


Do you like the rain?  What do you like to do when it’s raining?

xo Adriana

My Rainy Day Sunshine


It’s been raining here in California and we are so thankful. It poured all day and made us want to stay indoors and enjoy the sounds of the pitter patter on the sky lights.  We need rain and I hope it continues falling all week.

We finally went outside around 2pm to watch Charlie’s basketball game. As we walked up to the gym, we saw this beautiful rainbow. I love rainbows and think they’re so magical. You have to be present to “win.”

After the game, we decided to have a coffee date. But lately we’ve been really into drinking bubble teas.  If you want to know more about what these are, check them out on wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_tea We can’t get enough of the tapioca pearls and love trying new flavors. We keep visiting the various tea shops around Silicon Valley, trying to find our favorite mix.


Today Juliana tried a peach tea. Jeff tried a green milk tea and I was in LOVe loVe with my genmai brown rice tea with extra tapioca pearls. The boys chose to go next door for a McFlurry and everyone was happy.

Because of the rain and because of my back pain, we are slowing down and I have to say I am loving the change. Would love for the pinched nerve to disappear, but hanging out together with my family and doing less is actually a beautiful thing.

Love this life. Love the rain. And love my little Miss Sunshine.

Hope you had a good weekend and that you’re rested and ready to move forward into next week.


Rainy Day Cooking

It’s been raining the last few days and it makes me think of and miss Holland. The good part is that I don’t mind the rain anymore and actually enjoy it.

Today I enjoyed being indoors and cooking and baking with Juliana. The whole house smells good from the roasted brussel sprouts, roasted potatoes and fried pork loin chops with cumin and coriander.  

Juliana baked a flourless chocolate cake that didn’t quite turn out the way she had hoped and we had a good laugh over anyway.  I love having her in the kitchen with me, working side by side.



What do you like to do on rainy days?