Saturday, October 3, 2015

New Wheels!

There is a certain excitement which accompanies the purchase of a new car. Maybe it's the anticipation of years of monthly payments (obviously not :) or the thought of all the travel possibilities? I can't quite put my finger on why I'm feeling so happy about having a new minivan in my driveway.

Between my husband and I, we would love to have purchased something a little more sporty. However, those are pipe dreams when you have kids in the house.  Parents of ever growing social tweens and teens need plenty of seats to move groups of children from point A to B. 

So for the next few years, we will be driving a mini van and a Prius. Practical cars to a T! My poor Marine will have to endure the endless harassment from his co-workers about our choice of cars. After we do our time, you better believe there will be a convertible in the line up. Until then....we got a new car!!!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Goodbye Summer.

There is just something about Labor Day weekend that makes me feel I need to go to the beach. Yes, it is the unofficial end to summer; however, Southern California won't see Autumn for another two months. In reality, we could go to the beach any weekend of the year but it won't be Labor Day :) There won't be families and groups of friends celebrating until the last ray of sun falls below the horizon. It will just be another glorious day to take for granted and the vibe will be all wrong ;)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hello September.

The subtle arrival of my favorite month! The flip of the calendar puts my mind in overdrive. I immediately want all of Starbucks fall menu, trips to Disneyland, and cooler weather. Waking up to 60 degree temperatures gives me hope that autumn is right around the corner!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Jack found a forever home! I was beginning to worry about him. Every week we'd bring him to his adoption fair and six hours later we we're back to pick him up. A new interested family every Saturday that always fell through. Third time is a charm! We sure will miss Jack. He was a really great dog! But we are learning most shelter dogs are really great dogs! 

Wishing him and his new family the best! #adoptdontshop

Monday, August 17, 2015

Back in the Swing of Things

After seven weeks of summer vacation, school is back in session. A big woohoo that things are going smoothly. The kids and I are getting to be good at this absence thing. We sure miss the Marine and fingers crossed one of these years he can be home to experience Back To School and celebrate an August birthday. We've had a pretty long streak without him during this time of year. Always a reminder not to take time and small moments for granted. You never know when the Marine Corps will come calling!