My Rio Rio

Tonight I spent some time celebrating one of my dearest friends with a group of MORE of my dearest friends. It was such a sweet night, we all piled on a patio and ate, drank, and laughed. The weather was perfect (thanks, San Diego), her sweet decor was perfect, I think everyone would agree that…

Just Us

The four of us hopped in the car and drove down south this afternoon. The kids slept on our drive, giving Q and I the rare chance to listen to non-Raffi music and talk to each other in uninterrupted  sentences. The sun was warm on our skin as we discovered an amazing food truck, cute…

Someone Made a Way

There are things you simply can’t take part in when you are the caregiver to young children. Staying home with my babies is 100% a gift and I do not take it for granted but with that gift comes certain, necessary sacrifices. Professionally,  there are meetings I miss because it is not appropriate for my…

This Muddy Mess

  Day Two brings me to my favorite day of this last week. We witnessed an all out miracle here in San Diego and finally got some RAIN! In true SoCal fashion, we bundled up like we were in an all out blizzard and let the kids free to splash and slide. It was a…

30 Days of Gratitude

If you love the unspoken laws of Social Media, this series might not be for you. I didn’t start it on the 1st and it certainly isn’t November. For most, January is the month for Whole 30, new fitness strategies, and decluttering. This year, for my fresh start, I want to root myself in thankfulness,…

The Trees

My favorite moment of Christmas is coming around the corner. The sun will rise on Christmas morning and before the presents and the chorizo burritos I will sit with my sisters and my children and read them the story of The Tree Trees. It is a simple story, just a few pages long, but it…

Captain Disaster and The Magic Eggs

Four months ago we co-oped our neighbors coop with seven little pullets. Today was the magic first day we have gotten eggs out of those sweet girls! Lucie was so excited to count the “treasure” in the hutch. It was sweet to experience the different colors and slightly different sizes of each egg! We put…

This is our Christmas card

You guys, this is the best I could do this year. This is it. I know this time of year is coming the other 300 days of the year and EVERY.SINGLE.TIME it is like it’s my first Christmas season. I know as well as the next gal that there will be more activities than time….

As they sleep

They are sleeping soundly next to each other. My heart skips a beat to see them snuggled against one another. I rock in the glider watching them, making sure he is safe next to her beautiful, strong body. This is the peace I was praying for just hours earlier.   Wrangling two little ones down…

A little Hope and a lot of Love

Lu and I have been enjoying babywearing from her very early days. There is something about holding my little baby chest to chest, or hot little breaths on my neck, that really centers what is important to me in my day. Utility aside, babywearing brings comfort to both Lu and myself.   Comfort that I…

My Mama Pack

I got it from my mama.   If there is anything you have come to like about me over the years it is probably something I got straight from my mama. And if there is something you have grown to love about her, I am willing to bet she got it straight from her mama….

Lucille’s First Fiesta

We had so much fun celebrating Lucille’s first birthday this weekend. It was beautiful rejoicing for a year with our happy girl, but more than that, we got to celebrate the village that has made this year so sweet. Thank you all for helping her grow into such a wonderful little lady!