Barting to the Partyyy

As most people know, we typically try to squeeze in as much as we can during our weekends. Correction. I, try to squeeze in as much as I can. I always tell Juju when I head out to work that I’m going to work in order to make enough money for his next plane ride. If there’s any kid who will grow up with the life motto, “Work hard. Play hard.” It’s definitely going to be Jude. Last weekend, after my shoot we barted into the city to hang out with some of our old friends. I was amazed at how many kids showed up for Lorraine & Jame’s party. Thanks to them, our kids were beyond excited about the cupcakes and smores pit. Wishing this beautiful family a happy birthday month!

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9 Months and then some…

“There are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots, and the other is wings.” – Anonymous

It is so hard to post on time, but I wanted to take a moment before I get super busy to jot down some of Ronan’s big milestones. This has been a really fun month for us. At 9 months, this chunkamunk has suddenly figured out how to crawl, stand up, and say, “Mama!” Not going to lie, kinda loving his first choice of words. He’s as squirmy as ever, eating like a champ, and becoming more obsessed with watching his big brother do just about anything. Time to move down the crib mattress again and chase after this worm. Here’s to the sad count down to being 1 years old.

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A Short Trip to Socal

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet, he said.” -Rachel Wolchin

I know it’s a bit crazy how much we travel as a family, but it’s something we love to do. We all look forward to catching up with friends and family from all over, especially when we get to stay with them and the nights stretch out into the mornings. When I switched over from using my department store credit card to one that would help me build travel points, I thought I would miss out on all the bonus rewards I used to get. To be honest, since I’ve switched over I’ve been so much better about not purchasing random sale items and instead focusing on planning our next trip. We flew down last weekend to attend a wedding for one of my old youth group kids and we were lucky enough to spend two nights with some of our friends. It was so much fun watching our kiddos roll around, laugh, and have such a good time doing what they do best. It’s crazy how each time we see Micah and Avery they grow so much during these in between months. We can’t wait to go back down for another visit again and maybe next time we’ll make it to Disneyland, when the weather stays below 90 degrees.