Sometime you just gotta get away.  When its too hot and the sun is scorching your face off every time you step outside.  This time of year the seat belts burn and the the car never really cools off.  Really there is no escaping the heat.  Unless you like to sit in your house all day in the cool air-conditioning.  I do not.  So the kids and I headed to California.  I told Ivan I’d stay until I was on the brink of insanity.  We left Tuesday morning and came back Friday night.  I would have stayed longer, the kids were great and we were having fun but we have wedding stuff all next week.  Ivan’s brother is getting married and we love his fiancé.  Whoop whoop!  Anyways, I figured I better get a weekend in before it was back to work for Ivan and back to mom mode in this rotten heat for me.  Every time we go to California I want to move there.  There’s something about the ocean that is so peaceful.  The kids and I woke up got our suits on and headed to the beach.  They played, even Jack played and was so content.  Jack can be tricky sometimes he likes to crawl around the house and tear stuff up other times he’s at my ankles crying most of the day.  In California he was great, he played and he was happy and life was just good.  Maybe someday I’ll get my wish and I’ll live in California.  I know I know, Its expensive and work is here and family is here.  But who doesn’t love an adventure?!  We’ll hang out at the beach all day and take our sandy buns back to the house and the kids will help me make dinner.  I told Ivan I’ll sell my car get an old blazer chop the top off and cruise Cali.  I digress, the trip was great the kids were awesome and we got to see my sister and her family.  How I miss them so much.


This Week

^^^ Fever all week.  The time we actually left the house he went naked.
^^^ Swimming at Grandma’s.  Pre fever
^^^ Another shot of Jack’s room.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
^^^ Sometimes you just need something new.  This dress made it into my bag.  Its super comfortable and since its 10 million degrees outside this keeps me cool.
^^^ Pearl got a haircut.  This is the shortest we’ve ever gone with her.  Not sure how I feel about it.
^^^ Celebrated Ivan’s birthday two days early.  Just the two of us.  It was pretty great until he started throwing up 6 hours later.
^^^ Walked in the sweltering heat.  Anything to get outside.
^^^ Realized I left our leftover out over night, yeah that sucked.
^^^ Burning this candle everyday.  I know it sounds weird but really its good if you like that woodsy smell.
^^^ Spending summer break rotting our brains.
Teething, it sucks.
^^^ This outfit on repeat.  Every.  Single.  Day.  Along with do I look like Elsa?

Mothers Day

This may be the most random mix of pictures but I can’t let this day go undocumented. This Mothers day Ivan’s mom was out of town so we ended up going to Pine to be with my family.  I never imagined what a blessing motherhood would be.  I love seeing these babes change and grow into their own.  The days can be monotonous.  Wiping rear ends and picking food out of the rug can get old.  But I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Raising these amazing little babies really is amazing.  They’re funny and witty, they crack me up and bring me to tears all at the same time.  I could have a baby in the home for the rest of my life and be completely happy.  I love being able to stay home and raise them.  I am so grateful to Ivan for that.  The days are long but the years are short.  I’m trying to cherish these long days.  Happy Mothers Day to all the mommas out there.


We love going to Oregon to visit Grandma and Grandpa Raile.  Their house on the coast is so relaxing.  This year Grandma had to fly back to Az last minute so we had her house to ourselves.  We stayed in Oregon half the week and then decided to head up to Seattle the other half.  Man I love that city.  A big city will a small town feel.  So much good food and so fun to wander around.

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