It’s funny how from one instant to the next your emotions and feelings can switch so quickly. This morning started relatively well. By the time both my girls were awake I realized that my oldest was a little bit sour, which is incredibly uncommon. She’s the one that 9 times out of 10 wakes up… Continue reading Feelings are not in control
November and December always tend to feel like a blur of celebrations and days to get through. The start of the Fall and the months leading to Christmas and New Years are always a busy time for the hubby and he tends to get force hired at work a lot. I was almost certain he… Continue reading It’s the little moments
One thing I’ve learned since becoming a mom is that every day is full of calm and chaotic moments. It’s not ever just one or the other, but a mixture of both. I don’t know that I ever took time to make this observation prior to having children. Probably because my life is no longer… Continue reading Calm and Chaos
Guess what I went searching for on my podcast App a couple days ago? The topic of menopause. Yep. I’m sitting here contemplating that in a little over 2 months I’ll be turning 47, and when I let the thought of that decade settle into my mind and heart, I’m quite honestly a bit surprised… Continue reading A new season to discover
I love lazy mornings with no plans in sight for hours. They make me feel so calm. The kind where it’s 9 in the morning and everything feels light and airy because there is no rush of an appointment to get to. It’s Thanksgiving day and not only am I off work, but Manny is… Continue reading Grateful for the calm
I love this quote. You ever go down the rabbit hole of photos and just feel this deep nostalgia? Or listen to a song that just fills your heart with tender memories? I wouldn’t change a thing in my past. Not the heartache, disappointments, let downs by people I cared for deeply or looked up… Continue reading Sweet Moments
For the past nine years now we have been spending our summers at Montecito Sequoia Lodge, located in the Sequoia National Forest. This is probably my favorite place to visit every single year because to me it feels like a true vacation and I think I will rave about this place until the day I… Continue reading Let me tell you about Montecito
I wish I could tell you I wake up every morning feeling great and ready to take on the day. I don’t. I have tired days, crabby days, and days where I wish I could just roll over to the other side of the bed and just pause life at that moment. On those days… Continue reading Will you do better?
We have a few things we love to do every summer since our firstborn arrived and one of our recent favorite spots became Shaver Lake, located in the Sierra Mountains. Last year we decided not to make a reservation at Shaver Lake though because we had our big international trip planned. We have been doing… Continue reading Shaver Lake – We are back
My husband raised a good point the other day as we were walking Chops. We were talking about the girls and the topic of their dance came up and my husband made a comment about how we need to be careful about not making a big deal about the competitions. He said he could care… Continue reading Why do parents push for the trophy?