Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sleep Diaries

Oh my goodness this girl can sleep. I mean 12+ hours night sleep and 2+ hour nap sleep. Brian and I have truly past on our sleep gene... she has been sleeping through the night practically from the day she was born. She will sleep anywhere too. Her bed, our bed, couch, car, wherever. Our work week schedule is really demanding and really busy. I am glad she is still able to take her naps and get the sleep she needs during the week because clearly she needs it. On the weekend I always try to give her days where she can just relax and enjoy. This girl always takes full advantage as do Brian and I... family naps forever!! 

Also, my sweet, most talented friend wrote a cookbook!! It's filled with amazing plant based recipes for the whole family. Check it out...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Strange Hobbies

My sister and I love to take little adventures around the San Francisco Bay Area. We love discovering places unknown or forgotten by everyone. We love researching these places/secret spots and finding out the history behind it. It usually takes us a few tries and a ton of research before actually locating the places but it is all part of the fun. Occasionally we will bring Audrey if we feel it is safe and she even tries to help us find the spots. We have been doing this for about two years and still love it. My favorite thing about our strange hobby is just spending time together and seeing what mischief we can find. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Two Weeks

 These two weeks have been so good, so wanted, so needed. We enjoyed the holidays and spent quality time with family. We had a chance to get away for a few days for a wedding that just so happened to be at Disneyland!! We had the best time and Audrey is now an official Disney princess fan. She is completely obsessed and in love with them. Although, the park at times can be hectic with all the crowds... Brian and I both agreed once you get on the rides you forget about all the crowds. The rides and atmosphere are truly magical. Audrey said, "Mom, my dream came true". We are already planning our trip back there. 

The rest of the time was spent organizing our home and getting rid of anything we no longer used or needed. Audrey chose toys she wanted donate and made room for any new toys she received. It has been such a nice time to reboot and organize ourselves. I am optimistic for this year and just want to enjoy each day that is given. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sweet Sixteen

Back to it... back to blogging. I've missed coming to this space and sharing our moments and thoughts. We have done so much this past year. There has been lots of adventuring, working, learning, and growing. There has been tough moments but so many good moments. We are ready to take on this new year with open minds and open hearts. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Just Breathe

As much as we love exploring new places...we love being at home. I find such peace when we are at home especially when we have no errands and our chores are done. This last weekend we stayed at home for most of the time and it was amazing. We picked up some pumpkins for Audrey to paint and it was so nice to be able to let her take time with her art project. I will forever try to give her creative time and moments for her to just breathe. These simple moments and spending quality time together are what we crave and need. I'm glad in our busy work lives we are still able to find moments like this...

"Time stands still best in moments that suspiciously look like ordinary life."

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stealing Some Time

A few weekends ago I had the chance to hang with my favorite people in a very special place. We had some extra time so we headed straight to the beach to watch the sunset. It was nice not to have any time constraints and no where to be but with each other. We need more moments like this. I crave these moments more and more. My husband and I both work a very full schedule... too full. We plan on making some changes next year to our schedule... hopefully lighting our work load a bit. Until then we will continue to sneak off to have a little time to ourselves.

Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

School Life (pre-k)

Audrey is officially back in school and she could not be more happier or excited. We upped her school schedule to half days every day. The rest of the time is spent with my parents while I am at work. My mom is actually working on a little sewing project with Audrey. I want to keep her days light which is why we didn't do school full days. I think for her right now, school full time would be to stressful for her and we love all the time she spends with her grandparents...such a precious time. Hopefully, she will continue to enjoy school and all the new friends she is making. We enjoy doing homework together and I love getting her little snacks together and packing her little backpack. Here is a little conversation we had Friday after picking her up...

Audrey: Mom, I shared with all my new friends at school today!!!
Me: Oh good, what did you share?
Audrey: My water bottle!
Me: (quietly, freaking out)