Monday, May 19, 2014

Water Baby

When Graham was around four months old we decided to enroll in a free swim class Swim America offered. 

It was definitely the highlight of my week and it was extra special when dad could come!

I love seeing how much Graham learns week after week. 

He used to hate back floats and "up and unders" but now he's a champ.

Here's to many summers with my water baby!

Saturday, May 17, 2014


I just got back from Idaho where it was surprisingly warm (some of the time) and the trees were blooming. 

Is there anything more lovely than blooming trees? Fluffy little popcorn blossoms that make the world smell fresh and clean?

My dear dear friend Nicole is turning into the most amazing little photographer. 

She took some pictures of me in my favorite place on earth (my dad's backyard) and I couldn't be more grateful for her. 

She made me feel pretty! You know how often that occurs since I constantly have throw up, urine, and baby food plastered all over my frizzy hair and undone face? Never. 

Book her for your photo event! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Homemade Raising Canes

When we lived in Oklahoma we took every opportunity to eat at Raising Canes. 
They only have chicken fingers. My kind of place. 
Tonight we decided to create our own since there are none nearby! 
It was fantastic. Do try. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Thunder Over Solano

We went to an air show yesterday.
We planned on going Saturday, but Jake got sent on a last minute trip. 
Everything was going so perfectly well, the weather was breezy but beautiful and we
got fantastic parking spots. It wasn't too busy and we had our friends with us who had 
never seen an air show before!

There was an hour to go before the Thunderbirds were up. 
We had just returned to our seats after touring some planes. 
Jake was taking pictures of a stunt plane doing tricks over head. 
He had just sat down next to me when we heard the crowd gasp. 
As we stood up, we saw the stunt plane sliding across the runway, upside down. 
It all seemed surreal. I waited for the medics and firetrucks I was sure would be close by. 
Minutes passed and the plane caught fire. Still I held on to the hope that the pilot would survive. 
This was an air show. Surely they were prepared for this. He couldn't die. 
The rest of the show was cancelled and we were sent home still pretty shocked. 
The pilot Eddie died at the age of seventy-seven. He had preformed at more than nine-hundred air shows. 

Although his passing was terrible, I'm glad he lived a long life doing what he loved. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Moon Family

Let me start by saying I am NOT a professional. 
Photography is a hobby for me and one I still know little about. 
I told my friend Natalie I would love to take some photos of little Miss Kyla. 
These are the three cutest sisters I've ever met! The older ones are just like the Frozen girls. 
Thanks for the practice Moon family :) 

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Making: scarf bibs for my drooling baby.
Eating: Coconut Greek Yogurt with Granola. Every. Day. 
Drinking: lots of flavored sparkling water.
Reading: A Fault in Our Stars and Bringing up Bebe
Wanting: a pedicure.
Looking: to be inspired.
Playing: lots of Words with Friends. Jake and I are a bit obsessed.
Wasting: bags of spinach. I keep buying them. then I forget about them.
Wishing: I could keep my house clean.
Enjoying: California strawberries
Waiting: for the pools to open! 
Liking: evenings in the park with our new bikes. 
Watching: The Mindy Project 
Loving: on my husband. he's funny and smokin hot. 
Hoping: to get better at doing yoga. this postnatal body is sore and achy. 
Marveling: at how fast graham grows. like a weed, that one. 
Needing: a lifestyle change. diet. exercise. everything. 
Smelling: honestly? maizey's urine. she keeps peeing everywhere. 
Wearing: skirts, shorts, and extra large t shirts. 
Following: lots of whole food recipes, hoping to introduce them to my family. 
Noticing: bruises all over my legs. 
Knowing: family is everything. 
Thinking: about re-learning French. 
Feeling: grateful.
Bookmarking: fresh recipes and fashion.
Opening: tons of amazon deliveries. it's a problem. 
Giggling: at my adorable smiling baby.
Feeling: like myself again. 

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