1) Pic via yesterday. Def did not get ready today! (#monday ☠️😉) 2) EMMY, you cabbage patch doll. Are you kitten me?! 😻 3) OLIVIA. ☺️ She's had a rough-ish go with this move, actually. Turns out she's old enough to realize that change is change 🎢. But she sure had a beautiful day at church yesterday. I spied her skipping down the hall with a new friend, totally laughing and smiling, and when she passed me she gave that exact big wave + beaming smile and whispered Doin' great, Mom! Made me relieved-grateful + melted me like butter. 4) CLAIRE. 💜 She was cuddling with her blankie for this pic and did not want to be disturbed, but she told me frankly today that if I stopped being a grump, she'd give me a piece of caaaandy! So will you he happy, sweet Mama? Come onnnn...! Touché, two-year-old. 😂 5) My dress up there via -- my girl's boutique, @joanieandburt. Trying to build up my nice dress repertoire, now that I'm officially in grown-up life 💃(which is so weird to say. I've got a solid of Peter Pan in me). If you're on the hunt for a small clothing boutique with big finds, J+B's is the place! 6) Every last box is unpacked + organized. On to the decorating! AKA, the best and worst part of having a new place, #analysisparalysis. But mostly the best? #yes 🙌 7) Had FHE at the beach tonight, so you know, all is swell. 🌊☀️😌
I wish they all could be California giiiiiiiirls...🎶 Just realized that we went home and watched Finding Nemo and ate Mexican after this (we are so hooked-lined-and-sinker'd! ☀️🌊🌴🌺🐳🐠) This place needs to quit being so perfect or else.
Got boxes coming outta our brains, Bougainville bushes in the backyard (slash, backstrip? Slash, we'll take it!) and babies that have taken to the new pad so well, Olivia dubbed it the Dream House, Mom! (dang right, you dream girl!) Feeling so grateful for SO many things. Could definitely blow up this caption about our first week in our new world, but I'll spare the deets and save us some 😴 -- just let me tip my hat to y'all that have moved your entire life in your lifetime. It's an exhausting gig. And yet it rocks. I don't know if you ever get a chance to go Bob Ross on life quite like you do after a move, just out to paint happy little trees. You, your people, your home are a biiiig blank, beautiful canvas, and you get to make anything (slash, everything?) out of it, I love it. Grateful for the bright strokes that hit the scene during week one. So so excited for week two! ☀️
Sayonara, sweet St. George. ❤️ What a season of our lives that special place + our incredible families just gave us. Honestly it was hard to leave, having juuust crossed that bumpy bridge of adjustment. Our roots had finally skimmed that sweet spot in the soil where enough strength takes over that you can't help but branch out, only to pull those tender shoots back up. Isn't that how ol' Life does it, though? She knows that once you're comfortable, you're ready to go conquer more. So here we come, San Diego, for a really reallllly long time (Claire keeps asking if we're going to be here a LOT? Yes, baby girl, we're going to be here a LOT. 😊) Love ya, STG. See y'all sooooon!
Punkins! And my people. In just the sweetest spot in Santa Clara. 🎃 Alrightalrightalright, Fall, you ain't soooo bad (so long as you're still sporting 87 degrees and sunshine [this is where my mom would say, Oh don't be a stick in the mud!] I am not a stubborn person 😌😜).
As a gift to my children today, I'm gonna don another wig, sneak attack while their playing, and bust 'em some jiggity moves. They'll be surprised, tell me to Stopppppp, Mooooom! and then they'll join me (I bet you $1 😌). HAPPY WED. May your day be as cray cray as ours! 💃🕴🕺🤓 Vid via: my camera roll clean up this AM + our recent fam reunion -- the lip sync comp (I married into such a bomb fam)!
Got a 🖐Y/O in da houuuuse! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our darling Olivia. She is everything bright, strong, brilliant, sassy and soo so sweet. We absolutely, absolutely adore her. Seriously, I'd be such wreck without her. And HALF of the woman I am. I'm certain we were best, best friends in heaven, and that she graciously accepted the challenge of being my first-born beauty (bless you forever, darling!), knowing full well that I'd be a flawed mama + that she'd pick up a lot of my slack with a beaming smile and a strong hug and an It's okay, Mom. I forgive you. You're just learnin', you know! ☺️❤️ LOVE YOU, MISS O. Thank you for the most tremendous five years!!!! 🎂