My entire life has been filled to the brim with being busy, productive and successful. It’s been ingrained in me since I was a tiny human. Do good, be good, and success will follow. Work hard. Under promise and over deliver. I am not one of those people who can just sit and wait and hope something falls into my lap. I’ve always been of the mindset that good things don’t come to those who wait, good things come to those who want something so badly that they can’t sit still.Continue Reading
Maybe you’ve heard me mention “Pizza Tuesday” on blogs or on social media before and you were wondering what it meant and when it came from. I mean, clearly you’ve heard of Taco Tuesday, but Pizza Tuesday!? That’s just ridiculous! Well I am here to tell you that Pizza Tuesday is the most amazing day of the week, and let me tell you why.Continue Reading
The past few weeks around here have been so insanely busy that I’ve hardly had time to sit down and collect my thoughts. I promise I’ll let you in on all the busy happenings as soon as I have more information to share, but it’s pretty exciting! Since I’ve been on the go, and running around like a crazy woman, we’ve had to rely on a little bit of help from our favorite Super Heroes.
I’ve had meetings, training events, conference calls and also that little thing I call my day job – as well as caring for my family! Somehow I’ve managed to get almost all of it done! All while battling some sort of crazy hybrid cold/allergy attack! I feel like quite the super hero myself lately.Continue Reading
Up until we saw Star Wars : The Force Awakens, my daughter was deathly afraid of Chewbacca. I’m talking INSANELY afraid of a fictional character in a movie she had yet to see. She had only ever seen Chewbacca in pictures, or at Disneyland, so granted her fears were warranted if not a bit skewed. She begged me not to watch Star Wars, and even had a mini panic attack as we walked up to the movie theater as a family a month ago. She told me to cover her eyes if Chewbacca showed up on screen, and I promised I would. Then, as we settled down in our seats, with our popcorn and snacks, her little hand in a death grip with mine, the movie started.Continue Reading
Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday ever. I love everything about it, from decorating my house, putting up the tree, walking through Christmas lights, making hot cocoa and especially Christmas baking. If it could be Christmas time for 2 months, I would be 100% OK with that. So while Abbey and I were out running errands today, we stopped by our local Hallmark Gold Crown store and picked up a few goodies!Continue Reading
A few weeks ago we took a trip to Disneyland with 6 bodies, and clearly my 2 door coupe wasn’t going to cut it in terms of transportation. So in the interest of saving gas and parking I contacted my friends over at DriveShop and asked if they could help me out. I explained we had 3 adults and 3 kids in carseats, so we needed something roomy, and we were going to have lots of stuff (luggage, a stroller, costumes, and backpacks!) so we needed something with ample storage too. It was a big task, and to be honest, I asked a lot out of them. But you know what?Continue Reading
Last week we took a big Disney trip! Ever since we nabbed Annual Passes in August, I’ve been planning Disney trips like crazy! I knew that we had to go in October for all the fun Halloween celebrations, so we bought some tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party with our friends and booked a hotel for the night! Don’t worry, we’ve got a Christmas trip coming up and I will share all the fun in November!
But back to Halloween! I know it’s near the end of the season, with Halloween being on Saturday, and Mickey’s Party has been sold out for awhile, but I will definitely tell you that if you get a chance to head over and experience it next year, do so! It was so fun and such a cool change for a typical Disneyland trip.Continue Reading
Every October we make a visit to the pumpkin patch. Here in San Diego, we have a lot of options for pumpkin patches, ranging from a pop up patch in a mall parking lot, to real homegrown patches out in the country. I like to keep our pumpkin patch trips a little more “real” so we try to avoid the parking lot setups in favor of sticking to the country. We usually visit 2 different patches each year, Oma’s Pumpkin Patch in Lakeside, and Bate’s Nut Farm in Valley Center. Check out our trips to some of our San Diego Pumpkin Patches from this past week!Continue Reading
This past Sunday, Abbey and I had a mommy & me date, apple picking in Julian! It’s this adorable little town that time forgot up in the mountains, about an hour from our house. It was a hot day, but I also knew that because of the drought, apple picking season was coming to a close. A less busy and more “on it” mom, would have gone about a month ago (note to self for next year) and I forgot, and we’ve been so filled up with social engagements that this was the only day we had left.Continue Reading
I have a 4 year old. A very rambunctious, elated and energetic 4 year old. And she’s smart. Like really smart. The words and thoughts and ideas that come out of her on a daily basis astounds me. But this post isn’t meant to brag about my 4 year old’s accomplishments (though, *pat pat*). This post is meant to share the wonderful journey I have had for the past 4 years, learning how to be a parent and how to raise a awesome kid.Continue Reading