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?
We took a long overdue family getaway to Joshua Tree National Park this weekend! Originally my husband wanted us to camp but all the sites were already booked so we made a reservation at the Holiday Inn Express instead. Great spot as it’s not far at all from the park entrance. Being the rockstar parents… Continue reading Confidence building
Before kids I would pick up a book and breeze through it. Since having my girls though I’ve developed quite a bad habit of picking up a book and then somewhere along the way I end up setting it down for weeks or even months on end. I sometimes wonder if it’s really a bad… Continue reading Hope for the Mom
I hope you all had a great Easter! Easter always gets me feeling the deepest emotions. Wherever you may stand in your belief and/or practice towards God, and whether or not you believe in religion or the church, I hope yesterday you were able to take a moment to reflect on this solid truth: Jesus… Continue reading The Good Shepherd
This Sunday the girls get to perform their competitive team Hip Hop dances at the Parent Show. This is the first time our youngest, Elysse, is on a team and the good thing is the rest of her teammates are in the same boat. None of them have ever competed before and it’s nice they’ll… Continue reading Season of change
There are moments that parenting seems oddly familiar to walking a bulldog. This is exactly what it feels like when you’re trying to get your kid to do something you know they are fully capable of doing, but they’re giving you the push back. Chops is no different. Today marks two weeks since we brought… Continue reading Parenting with a bulldog
A couple weeks ago we decided to complete an application to adopt another bulldog through the same rescue place SoCal Bulldog Rescue where we adopted our boy Biggie. For those of you new to my blog, back in 2009, just six months after my husband and I got married, we rescued our Olde English Bulldog… Continue reading Meet Chops
Have I told you guys recently about Montecito Sequoia Lodge? I’m pretty sure I probably mentioned this place in a previous post; it holds such a special spot in our heart and is such a gem, it bears mentioning again. My husband happened to stumble upon Montecito Sequoia Lodge nine years ago when he was… Continue reading Montecito in the snow