I’m soaking up these last days as a family of 3. I remember grieving, in a way, when it got closer to Ever’s due date, that our time as just the 2 of us was coming to an end, and I’m feeling the same this time. I know our love will grow so much and this baby is meant to be part of our family, but I am sad to see this season go. It’s a strange feeling. So happy and blessed and excited, yet sad for the change.Read More
34 weeks. And this is my first time writing down my pregnancy experience this time around.Read More
I’ve never learned so much about God’s love than through parenting. And not just in the typical way, like I love this little human so much and it’s just a fraction of how much God loves us. But more in that I’m constantly facing the choice between grace and shame, and I’m constantly reminded that God covers us with grace when we deserve shame.Read More
I can not believe my baby girl is 3 years old. She’s the sweetest and silliest and sassiest little girl, and I love every single thing about her.
We’ve done big parties for her every year so far and wanted this year to be simple. Ha! Nothing we do is simple 🤦🏼♀️ But we did want her to have a friend birthday party because this is the first year she has her own little friends. I thought a tea party would be so fun!Read More
We were planning to spend the day in San Diego, but I suggested last minute that we go to Tijuana. We've been wanting to take a day trip, but hadn't had a chance. When we were talking about it, we figured out that the last time we went to Mexico was 5 years ago, before we were even married.Read More
Can it just be summer all year long?
I feel like just when I’m starting to really enjoy a season and get used to the change it comes to an end. But thankfully in California it will be 80 degrees well into September. We even had some 100 degree days in October last year so I’m not worried 😉
I finally jumped on the homemade popsicle bandwagon, and, besides Evvie asking if they were done yet every 5 minutes, they were a success. We made yummy kombucha popsicles.Read More
Summer, oh, summer. You make us do crazy things, like Denny's at 10pm and ice cream for breakfast.Read More
This week was my first official week teaching 8 classes (for the next 5 weeks) and I got pretty overwhelmed at one point. I know I've got a little too much on my plate when everything starts to fall apart haha. When I get overwhelmed with all the things I have to do I think about it constantly and don't pay attention to real life in front of me. I'm trying to learn how to balance my time and well as my brain power on one task at a time, instead of thinking about all of them all the time and getting stressed out.Read More
Another busy week for us here. Not doing anything super exciting, just living our lives. I taught 8 classes this week and I’m prettyyyy exhausted. It’s funny that my work week is equivalent to a normal person’s average workday, but they’re not usually sweating and yelling and exhausting their muscles for 8 hours straight so that’s the difference 🙈Read More
I always know it’s a good outfit when my husband doesn’t approve 😜
just kidding, he liked the outfit but just doesn’t like how these pants make my butt look, which is totally fine because I’ve alresdy got him tied down and don’t necessarily need to impress him anymore, right? Kidding, again. But in all seriousness, most of the time I just don’t really care if he doesn’t like my outfits, bonus if he does, and he definitely always has a strong opinion about them.Read More
Welcome to the first post in a new weekly series!
This series will be mostly for me, to help me remember the mundane things that happened throughout the week that didn't seem to matter at the time, but it's always those things that I look back and wish I remembered.Read More
These beach mornings are becoming a regular thing, and it makes my heart so happy. We get there early, before the crowds, and leave just as there arriving. It's quiet, peaceful, and the sweetest family time that I'll forever cherish.Read More
Warm weather has finally arrived (for now) and June gloom lasted about a week (for now) so we’re soaking up all the sun we can because California weather is quite unpredictable.Read More
Since living in California, I’ve missed having seasons. I miss the crisp air of fall, and the coziness of winter snow. But at the same time I hate being cold and I don’t think I could handle it ever again.Read More
We stumbled upon these lemon groves Easter weekend while searching for something to do. Jesse was driving, I wasn’t paying attention, and he said “oh you’re gonna love this!” He pulled into a parking lot with a playground, and above the playground was this gorgeous grove of lemon trees. He was right.Read More
This neighborhood might be my favorite. The tree lined streets, cute little houses, and all the picket fences. Some day we’ll have a little house with a white picket fence, but until then I’ll have to take pictures in front of someone else’s.Read More
Hi, can I just live here? Please?
This was our first time at the flower fields in Carlsbad, and it was everything I dreamed it would be. And the pictures Jesse got were everything I dreamed they would be, too 🙈Read More
I’m so grateful to my mom for many things, one of them being that she saved my baby clothes.
This little dress is one of the many gorgeous totally 90s pieces that my mom saved, and it looks soooo cute on Ever. She also cut up a couple of my old dresses and used pieces of them in a quilt she made for Ever. So so sweet.Read More
The Santa Ana zoo is a little pathetic, but it’s always a good outing for Ever. She gets to ride the train and see some farm animals and monkeys. And it’s fairly cheap, too, not like San Diego zoo or the LA zoo. So I guess you get what you pay for 🤷🏼♀️Read More
The trendiest place right now on instagram has to be the Malibu Pier. Which I didn't quite realize, but that's okay. I, too, was smitten by the pink hues and organic restaurants!Read More