What summer is for...

Slow mornings, in our pjs, eating doughnuts, that we got through a drive through...
And dinner is Yogurtland:
Summer, we are so glad that you are here.  
You are what we needed...


A little mama care, brought to you by Eden Marie...

Eden has LOVED doing hair and I have been enjoying letting her play with all sorts of styles.  The other day I was in her "salon" for 2 hours:
At one point she asked if I would lay down so she could practice "braiding".  I fell asleep and woke up to these two photos she had taken of her creations:
 These summer days are the best!
How is she already in second grade?!?


Birthday Celebrations part 2

Over the weekend, we headed out to Palm Springs for a quick over night to celebrate our birthdays!
 First stop: Date shakes!
 Then lunch at The Sandwich Shop!
 The Esmerelda is a favorite place for us...
We spent time relaxing at the pool:
We ate at a favorite spot for tacos:
 And enjoyed the beautiful scenery!
Then on the way home, we went to Pioneertown:
 We had an off roading adventure through Joshua Tree that ended in Big Bear!
The time, conversations, laughter, and connection that I had with my Kit made me fall in love with him all over again.
39 is feeling pretty amazing!❤︎


Birthday Celebrations part 1

On Friday, before we headed out for a weekend away in the dessert, my family celebrated my birthday!  I started the day with my morning run and it felt so good to move and get the day going!
I came back, showered and fell back asleep and was woken up by these sweet faces and coffee:
(Also, it's not lost on us that national doughnut day is my birthday...❤︎)
We went to a special birthday lunch at Burnt Crumbs.
We LOVED it!
 I was able to upgrade my phone!
I can't wait to learn how to use the camera to it's full potential...❤︎
I felt so loved, celebrated, and SPOILED!
I am excited for all that this next year holds and I am so thankful that I get to do it with these people that I love so much!


Celebrating 16 years with our nephew!

Last Thursday, Xander turned 16. We got to be together to celebrate him!
He is such a man child!
 I made this poor kid take SO many pictures!
I can't believe this kid is SIXTEEN YEARS OLD!!!