Chris, AJ and I are happy to share that our family is growing by one! AJ will be getting a little brother this summer! My due date is July 1, so we aren't sure whether we will have a June or July baby. Needless to say, we are incredibly excited!
Has anyone else been feeling a little hopeless lately? I know I have. I’ve been feeling like the problems I see in the world are so big that surely there is nothing I can do to change the tides. Yes, donating to worthy causes, volunteering for charitable organizations, voting and becoming an active citizen are … Continue reading 7 simple things you can do RIGHT NOW to make the world a better place
Because I can't get enough of reading and hearing about the cute and funny things kids say, here's a few of our own to add to the mix: Talking to her Elsa doll... AJ: "Cute dress! Ariel bought it." After I explained that the thing on the back of Elsa's dress was a cape... AJ: "Super … Continue reading AJ-isms
Snacking without a toddler: It's mid-morning, and you're hungry. You walk into your kitchen and rummage through your cabinet and fridge. You make your snack, sit down, and eat, likely scrolling through your phone or reading a magazine while you do so. Total time: 5 minutes. Snacking with a toddler: It's mid-morning, and you're hungry. … Continue reading snack time – with and without a toddler
There is no getting around it, Sunday, October 16, was an absolutely terrible day. One of the worst. After a trip to the emergency vet clinic, we learned that our 10-year-old dog Major was dying quickly, and we had to make the gut-wrenching decision to end her suffering. I pet her and hugged her and … Continue reading saying goodbye to our best friend
Now presenting the third (and last) part of our vacation! After we left Disney, we headed down the coast, spending time in Newport and Laguna Beaches (the settings of two of my favorite shows of course, The OC and Laguna Beach). Thursday through Sunday were spent in Carlsbad, participating in wedding activities and relaxing at … Continue reading our big california vacation (part 3): SoCal and the wedding
Continuing the recap of our California trip. If you missed part one, you can find it here. We spent Monday and Tuesday at the one and only Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Chris and I have wanted to go to Disney since before we were married, so it was a given that we would visit the land … Continue reading our big california vacation (part 2): Disneyland