Yosemite – Despite the Odds.

Yosemite – Despite the Odds.

Four hours of driving. Three babes. Two nights. One tent. The odds were against us. I am not exactly sure why I was so optimistic. It might be that I have adventurous mom friends; maybe I just enjoy pushing the limits. Whatever the case, I had a brilliant idea to go camping and visit Yosemite. It would save us money and give us an idea of what we were capable of! The odds of a successful camping trip were not…

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A Busy May

A Busy May

Hello, friends! May is always a busy month for us. We have 6 birthdays, 2 anniversaries, and 2 holidays! My favorite daughter had her second birthday last month! She is currently obsessed with Minnie Mouse. If a little kid is wearing a Minnie Mouse shirt, she will grab them by the shirt and yell, “MINNIE MOUSE!”. After I pry her hands off, she will follow them around, pointing and telling me, “MINNIE MOUSE SHIRT. My Minnie Mouse shirt…” This has happened…

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A Day in the Life of August Stephen.

A Day in the Life of August Stephen.

August has recently learned to take pictures on my phone. He always does it when my back is turned. It was getting annoying, but then I realized he was actually getting some cute shots! Now I let him take pictures of whatever. I decided to share some of my favorite shots. I have in no way changed or directed these pictures. These are all 100% him.

Fun in Santa Cruz

Fun in Santa Cruz

Last week we decided to venture out of the “Bay Area” and explore a little more of California. I had planned to go north, but the forecast was rain all week. Instead, we headed down south to a city called Santa Cruz. It is only about an hour south of us, so not too bad of a drive. Santa Cruz has some pretty iconic spots. The Boardwalk is one; the rollercoaster called “The Dipper” is also pretty well known. There’s also the natural bridges,…

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I Hate Dating

I Hate Dating

If you know me at all, you know that I am an extreme extrovert that loves people. One of my favorite things to do it to chat it up with moms about life, kids, silly things, hard things, husbands, plans, dreams… the list goes on. I have lived in my sweet hometown my whole life. It was fairly simple for me to make friends. Everyone knows most everyone else or is related to someone I know. For the first time…

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Our New Normal

Our New Normal

Last week was our first normal week; we finally started figuring out our routine. I have been looking forward to this since we got here. I have to say–it went SOOOOOOO much better then I imagined it. Now, I know I am only barely in my second week as I write this, but to have 5 straight days of greatness… Yeah, I am pretty impressed. Okay, greatness may have a different meaning to you. To me it simply means I had…

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Somebody Stole My Car Radio

Somebody Stole My Car Radio

I am realizing how painful it is to be away. Some of my family on the east coast are going through some hardships. I’m not there. I am always there. Now there is no way I can be. My heart has literally been aching. I am seriously feeling pain not being there. I feel the need to be there. To help hands-on. Need a ride? I’m there. A babysitter? There. A hug? On the way. To hear my family in…

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Unreal Beauty

Unreal Beauty

I am surprised at how beautiful it is here. We took our first ride over “the bridge” to go to Battery Spencer. You see hundreds of pictures. You see it in movies and TV shows. You may even hear people talk about it. At least that’s how it was for me. I didn’t realize how in awe I would be. When I first saw the bridge, I gasped–it was truly beautiful! I understood why you hear about it and see…

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We Made It part 2

We Made It part 2

We were the last to get off the plane. We had SO much stuff to gather. We finally made it to the baggage claim. After waiting for about 20 mins, Josh had to go get our rental car. He took Ellie and most our carry ons as I waited with the boys for our luggage. As we were figuring things out, my friend from the plane walked up to say hi! She gave me her name, number, and email address….

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We Made It part 1

We Made It part 1

Well we made it! We are settling into our new home in California! We left Tuesday afternoon and drove to Atlanta. We stayed the night and flew out early Wednesday morning. We woke up a little later than we hoped, but I was shocked at how smooth everything turned out! We woke up a little after 5AM. Josh loaded the rental car as I dressed and fed the kids. They both woke up in great moods, which is kind of…

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