Monday, March 5, 2018

Elijah is 3!

Well, we have a THREE year old!  Elijah's birthday was last Thursday and we've been celebrating all weekend!  We had a blast surprising him in the morning with decorations and gifts, then played all morning long with his new toys.  We spent the afternoon at Chuck E Cheese (which was hilarious - haven't been there in probably over 20 years!) and Elijah had so much fun - he loves games!  We finished the day with ice cream and candles and singing happy birthday at home!

On Saturday, we had Elijah's birthday party with family and friends - 'Cars' themed!  Elijah loves the Cars movies (and all types of cars really...) and had so much fun with everyone.  (Check out the amazing cake my mom made!)  It was such a great day - Elijah is so loved!

Now excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep because I can't believe my baby is THREE!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

California 2017 - The Rest of Our Adventures

We didn't spend the entire time at the beach, I promise.  Here are a few of my favorite non-beach photos from our trip...

Airports & plane rides, selfies & bike rides, smoothies & tree hangs, hiking & zoo time, breweries & delish food, sunsets & flying home...

We love California so much.  It holds a special place in our hearts, especially since we lived there for a short time.  We try to go back as often as possible to get our Cali fix, so we aren't tempted to move back... ;)

And our next fix is coming soon!
Dear April, please come faster...
California, we're ready for you!*

California 2017 - The Sunsets!

California definitely has some of the best sunsets in the country.  That is a FACT!  And every time we're there, we always make sure to run down to the ocean to catch them.  Elijah even loves watching them - they really are magical...

"Do it before it's too late!"
My favorite bench in San Clemente :)

Up next - the rest of our California adventures!

California 2017 - The Beaches!

Well, hello!  It's been a while...

I tend to let this little blog of mine get pushed to the side these days because life with a toddler is CRAZY.  But I do love this little blog of mine, mainly because I personally love looking back at it.  Which is what always motivates me to come back... I want to be able to look back on all our amazing adventures and cherish them.  I've been blogging here since 2009!  Can you believe it?  I've been documenting our life (on and off) for almost 10 years on this little blog, so why stop now!

Anyway, it's tough keeping up with a blog when you have a toddler running around, but I want to make a point to at least document some of our big adventures.  Like our trip to California in September 2017.  We stayed in San Clemente for a week and had the best time!  We are heading back to our beloved Cali in April of this year, so what better time to recap our fun times from last year!

So, without further ado, here are some of my most favorite snapshots from our trip - first up, the beaches!

Elijah LOVES the beach!  And it's a good thing because we do too.
Up next, the sunsets!