Road Trip!

We are beginning to gear up for our road trip and this mama is in major prep mode. I've got a Bubble Guppies movie downloaded + Tangled as a backup. New snacks and new toys. For the love of ice cream I hope P just amazes the heck out of me and is awesome in the car.

I also hope that David let's us stop at the Pottery Barn Outlet right before we go through the grapevine. Two good passengers ought to be dealt a reward right? I have a good friend staying at our house while we are gone before she makes her move to SLO and I am so tempted to leave Finn with her. However - duh - we could never do that so along he comes too! A full car peeps.

Looks like we are going to pretend it's still summer as we are headed to temps that are in the 100's (boo hiss) however I won't be complaining when my toes are in the sand!

Looking forward to seeing so many friends and just relaxing with my main girl! I also foresee a lot of this in our future! Yum!

Have an awesome weekend!


Open Space + Tarantulas

Since we are starting to lose daylight in the after work hours, David and I have been really trying to get outside while we still can. It's great PT for his leg - which is still mending from his accident - and it helps me not be so darn lazy. Most days...

What's awesome about where we live is that we are seconds away from downtown and minutes away from the gorgeous open space. I say all the time I am ready to high tail it out of here - but I often remind myself how wonderful of a place it really is. In reality I would be terribly homesick if I ever left.

Just some "slow me down" snaps - which is what David refers to my picture taking when we go out anywhere. It was a nice way to celebrate our anniversary (even though we did it the day before).

Side note: October is tarantula mating season - no joke. So we like to see who can spot one of them first. I can certainly marvel at them in their own space - but if I ever saw one in my home I would freak out! These guys are large and can move pretty fast. Yikes!



Three years since we said I Do.
I became your Mrs. and you my Mr.

I can still remember how your hands trembled as they took mine
how I blubbered through my vows
how I thought that no day could possibly top this one

surrounded by friends and family
dancing deep into the night
atop a mountain in our beloved hometown

we have traveled so much
exploring new places and setting off on new adventures
always game for the spontaneous

the best though?
the best has been watching this baby girl of ours
too good to be true - the best of me the best of you

it's not always easy
we're stubborn, we sometimes disagree
but this is my promise

I will always choose you. 
again and again and again
for all my life



October Doings

This weekend we headed to the pumpkin patch for some annual photos with one of P's first friends, Thomas. It's so sweet watching these two together since they are only 2 weeks apart. While T was walking around the patch like a champ P still is not quite there yet.

We are gearing up for a road trip this month and I am terrified. We are headed south to visit my sister in law and my sister who live 8 and 6 hours away. First leg of the trip - 8 hours - and I have no idea how P is going to handle it.

I'm prepared. Sunshade, iPad headrest, downloads of Bubble Guppies and new toys. What other tips and tricks do I need to know? Do we leave while it's still dark? Ahh I just want the dang drive to be over with already!

Tell me it won't be as miserable as I am envisioning!


Planning Ahead - Christmas in October

Before all of you think I am crazy (which I am still questioning myself) I am going to talk about the holidays. Only because soon stuff will start to sell out and you will be bummed you didn't buy it before it was too late! I know this as this is my life almost every year.

So this year I got smart and acted quickly purchasing some holiday items ahead of time in preparation! My future self is already high fiving my past self.

Hanna Andersson Long John Pajamas in Organic Cotton
My sister turned me onto this brand when P was little and they are pretty much my favorite kids pajamas. They are incredibly well made and look just as good after repeated washings. Granted they are on the pricey side so I usually wait for a sale. If you are a buyer or seller on eBay you can usually get good deals on there - they also sell pretty well on there too!

Long John Pajamas In Organic Cotton by Hanna Andersson 

Long John Pajamas In Organic Cotton by Hanna Andersson 

Since you know I love a collection of blankets I should also extend that love to crib sheets! I was lucky enough to have a hand me down Christmas sheet from my sister because last year's Christmas version sold out quick! You can grab this one now for $19! If your kids have outgrown crib sheets here are some cute sheet sets here and here!

So if Hanna Andersson is just too expensive (because yeah it kinda is!) Carter's also has some great affordable options! We already scooped up this pink pair for P. I am also loving the gray gender neutral option. These come in baby sizes to 6 years old. Also snuggly little one piece footy versions!

Also some items I wanted to buy last year but they were gone in a blink!

Land of Nod Carry Home Dollhouse 
I love how sweet this is and easy to take places when we travel - which is a lot!
Lego Minecraft The Farm
If your nephews (or sons) are anything like mine, Minecraft was the RAGE last year. And this auntie could not find ONE Lego Minecraft to save her life. Start early!

So there is my Christmas in October PSA. I just know that these babes will sell like hotcakes!