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beach + donut friyay

beach + donut friyay

Jesse went into work at noon today. The days he works 12-8 are very bittersweet. It means we have time to do something in the morning, but it also means he doesn't get home until late, usually after Evvie is already in bed. Today, he's MOD (manager on duty) which means he'll be extra late because he has to be the last one to leave.  

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January in Utah | A Vacation

January in Utah | A Vacation

Another trip to Utah.

We didn't get to see my family for christmas this year so we had to plan a trip a couple weeks into january. Plus, we were waiting for my sister to have her precious baby boy.

It worked out perfectly, as it always does, and my extended family was able to travel south to see us, and we did our whole chirstmas thing together.

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LA Arts District | a daycation

A mutual day off for all of us, including our friend Angel, aka Uncle Angel, and what do we do? Go to LA of course. 

We love LA. It's only an hour drive from Orange County (where we live), and there's so much to explore. You'll literally never see it all. Β 

This time we decided to explore the Arts District. There's a cool new "museum" that we saw the last time we were here, but didn't have time to check it out. Β 

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Of course, picturesque walls galore. What I didn't take any pictures off however, were alllll the walls with super cool abstract murals. But, you can never go wrong with a white brick wall. 

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Jesse's shirt is from Jean and June, and was a limited Father's Day style, but check out their amazing other styles! Β 

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Ever's outfit: top + tights + bloomers (changed later) + headband + shoes

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My outfit: chambray top + tee + sunglasses.  

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Uncle Angel:Β 

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Second stop: The Line Hotel. This hotel is home to The Comissary restaurant (you've probably seen it on Instagram. The restaurant that looks like a green house). We've eaten here before so thought we would go again because we loved it. But, we were a little early for dinner, and decided nothing on the dinner menu looked good so we took pictures and walked (because we thought we wouldn't be able to find parking but when we got there the restaurant had its own parking. Whoops.) 15 minutes to Beer Belly. Definitely a good choice. 

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Stay tuned for a video of our daycation on the VLOG!  


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San Juan Capistrano | a daycation

Our adventure today got off to a slow start. Of course, we had to wait to get out of the house until Ever woke up from her morning nap. Then, we originally planned to drive north to Santa Monica, and traffic was horrible, and after driving an hour we turned around and drove another hour in the opposite direction. To San Juan Capistrano. There was no parking because everyone and their mom (literally) was there for Prom to take pictures. What we gathered from eavesdropping is that it was a planned event for everyone to take pictures there. So we got to see all the cute dresses and slightly annoying high schoolers. Can't believe we used to be annoying high schoolers. Now we're cool parents. Β 

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Adventuring is hard with a baby. We used to drop everything and drive somewhere spontaneously without a second thought. But now, Ever's needs come first, and it can be a little frustrating when she slows us down or puts a damper on our plans for the day. But a tired baby is not a fun baby, so that takes priority. Thankfully, today Ever was is a great mood, even though she only slept for 30 minutes of the 2 hour car ride. Β 

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After walking around a little bit, we went to dinner where Ever attracted all the stares with her happy screams. Β 

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Oh there was also a petting zoo. The end.  

Ever's outfit:Β 

bow: Fourth + Pierce

top: Zara Β 

shorts: June Park

shoes: Mon Petite Shoes Β 

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Temecula | a daycation

Okay, maybe not a daycation, we drove to Temecula for the wedding of a friend from Bible College. Neither of us had been back since my last semester there. The wedding was near these gorgeous vineyards so, of course, we had to trespass for some pictures. Β 

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 Not really into oranges...Β 

Not really into oranges...Β 

 Would rather look at mama. Β 

Would rather look at mama. Β 

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After we left the wedding, we were so close to our old stomping grounds, the bible college (where Jesse and I met), so we made a quick stop to reminisce. 

Rumor has it, if you walk around the lake with someone 3 times, you're going to get married. Jesse and I went for jogs around the lake, so...Β 

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Laguna Beach | a daycation

That one time we took too long to get ready, drove a few minutes down the PCH to Laguna, walked around for about an hour, got wayyy too hot and tired, and decided to go home and nap. Β 

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Searched way too long for a coffee shop to eventually just decide to go to Whole Foods where their espresso machine was cenveniently broken. Β 

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So Evvie helped me pick out a cold brew instead. Β 

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Ever's outfit:

june park shirt

h&m tights

mon petite shoes Β 

kait and kids flower crown

LA | a daycation

Jesse's day off again, and we planned to go to Santa Barbara. But halfway there decided we'd rather go somewhere closer so stopped in LA for some good eats, museum hopping, and good old traffic jams. Β 

We both really hope Ever has an adventurous spirit like the two of us. So we've gotta teach her young, right? The older she gets, the better she is with all day outings. She was a champ this time around going in and out of her car seat. And we even managed to get her naps and feeding right on schedule. She's like super baby. And I'm like super mom (kidding). Β 

LA always reminds me of when Jesse and I were first dating. Our first date was to Hollywood and around that area. And we've always loved daycationing to tried and true but also new places. 

Ate: The Commisary, Salt and Straw, and some pizza place.  

Saw: LACMA, the tar pits, the ghetto, and Griffith Observatory.  

Ever's outfit: Old Navy overalls, June Park tee, Mon Petite shoes, Little Prickly Pear headband