• Family

    August Round-up part I

    i can’t believe it’s august.  i had a huge list of things i wanted to do with our family this summer and well…i probably only tackled about 1/3 (if that).  sigh.  oh well.  school is starting at the end of sept for me and i am NOT ready.  i have this antsy travel bug inside of me and i seriously want to take an international trip somewhere and a staycation on the coast of CA. since i haven’t been updating each event/weekend regularly, i thought it would be easier to do a bi-monthly or monthly round-up! C moved classrooms this month~ from the 2 year old (rabbit) class to the…

  • Family

    Summer + 10 Years

    Hello friends. I am alive and well. I know that since this blog was rebooted I haven’t been updating as regularly. That is because…Well…life! Every day of the work week I’m just trying to get to bedtime. After bedtime I try to clean a little, rest, and talk to my main man. This last year I have felt myself stretched thin, yet I’m not sure why. My job is way better (and less stressful), c is older and easier, mike is traveling less… *shrug*. I guess it is just one of those busy seasons. Anyway, just wanted to pop on here and tell you I am alive and well. Just…

  • Fun,  Kids

    Gardening with Toddlers

    i recently read that at c’s age (almost 3), the best activities are gardening, cooking, exploring the outdoors.  sooo…that’s what we’ve been doing!  we go on these epic walks in the evening as a family~ we started baking and making our own pizzas at home~ and this last weekend we tried city gardening.  and by that i mean…herbs.  we have a small apartment and i do not have a green thumb~ so we started off with something easy: planting herb seeds and replanting a lima bean plant she made at school. c loved every single aspect of this project.  i could see why!  it was so fun for her to…