Friday, June 29, 2012

Our 2012 Summer List etc.

YAY for Summer!!! We are having a blast so far. It has been amazingly beautiful here in SoCal for the start of Summer and we are soaking it in every day!!! I recently made our 2012 Summer List and we are checking things off left and right :)

Here is our list with some things checked off :)

Here are some pictures of our "Summer List" fun!
Picnic in the park for Nana's b-day:

We picked our first batch of tomatoes:
Mmmm. They make me happy :)

We went to the beach (which is on the list a few times because I know we will practically live there all summer).

We went to the Beach Club (which is a pool with a sandy bottom that the kids love)

We did some slipping and sliding....


And we started swimming lessons.....

So as you can see, we are busy busy with Summer fun! I have been working on a diy project or two that I will hopefully be posting about soon. Here's a teaser pic for you...

AND - I have begun to shell-ify my house....

HOORAY for Summer!!!!!! I'll be back soon with some DIY goodness...I semi-promise :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

First beach day of the Summer

Happy happy Summer everyone!!!! Friday was our first official day of Summer (no more school from Noah) and we made the most of it. We went to the beach (aka Heaven on Earth). It was a perfect day at one of my most favorite places. We packed up the kids and headed into Laguna Beach for some fun in the sun at Sleepy Hollow Beach. Here are some pics :)

Ridin' the waves.


Sandy favorite kind :)

Score!! Sand "bowling" with daddy.

Hydration...very important ;)

She looks so sweet while she shovels.

Perfect view :)

Self portrait (disregard crows feet)

Seriously...could this place be any prettier??!!

Swimming lessons start tomorrow and there will be MANY more beachy days in the future.
Hooray for SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

{Sniff sniff}

Today was the last day of Kindergarten for my baby boy Noah. How did this happen!!? My baby!! He's officially a first grader!! Today was the party at school and everyone had a blast.

ReCap: Here is a pic of my baby on the FIRST day of Kindergarten...

Getting a first-day squeeze from Hayden...

And here is a pic from today, the LAST day of Kindergarten...
Older & wiser :)

And here is a pic with Hayden and his wonderful teacher Mrs.Foote
FUN on the playground...

And a big group shot....
It was truly a wonderful year. We made some GREAT friends, learned a lot, and had a blast. Now, it's officially SUMMER!!!!! YAY!!!!!! Let the real fun begin ;)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bachelorette Par-tay

(Apologies in advance for anyone who feels that any of the bachelorette-type pics are offensive in any way. We definitely had FUN)

Hello everyone, sorry it has been so long since my last post. I was away with some friends this past weekend at a Bachelorette party and am having trouble getting back in the swing of things. Here are some pictures from our trip. We stayed in a gorgeous rental home in Santa Ynez, CA and had a blast.

Here is a front view f the house named the "Country Charmer" by the owners. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a pool, etc. It was perfect!!
It was the perfect place for 10 girlfriends to relax and do some partying :)
The first night we went out to a yummy dinner at a Mexican food place called Don Carlitos. Here's a pic of the beautiful bride (my college friend Susie) on our way to dinner.

We were thirsty ;) haha.

After dinner, we walked down the country road to a local country bar called Mavericks.
It was authentic (if you know what I mean).

Lots of dollar bills on the ceiling...
REAL cowboys dancing ;)
A REAL country band playin'
Keyboarder roackin' out.

It was a GREAT night!! We ended the night in the hot tub back at the house (which strangely turned into a heated debate about school lunches and healthy vs. convenient foods etc. haha. Go figure).

The next day it was time to do some wine tasting. We had a limo bus take us around which was awesome!!! There was dancing. And champagne. Oh yeah baby!

I'm not really much of a wine drinker, but it was still a very fun activity with a fun group of girls.
After we got back, we spent a good chunk of hours relaxing out by the pool. It was much needed and much appreciated by all of us.

I made this cute banner for the house :)

Which later transformed into this....(a bit hard to read but it says "Dirty Disney Bachelorette"). Susie is a huge Disney princess fan, so we themed Saturday night and we all had some fun being goofy and dressing up like Disney princesses. haha. Yep - you read that right (we-are-dorks). It was sort of a fun half-assed rendition of the princesses....ironically I don't have a pic of myself. Here is my sis and Miranda doing their best Pocahontas. Haha, SOO funny!!!

Lizzie as Belle with her "beast"
Natalie as Ariel, and Susie as Briderella
(Not pictured: Kimi as Mulan and Me as Snow White - I will update later if I get the pics).
The night came to an end after some cupcakes and a fun game of pin the hose on the firefighter ;)
Yep - we're all over 30 and we still had fun playing raunchy bachelorette party games. Total dorks.

It was an absolutely FABULOUS weekend and we all had a blast!!! Susie's wedding is in July where my sis and I will happily stand by her side as bridesmaids and watch her marry her prince. Ain't love grand!?

I hope you all are having a great week so far. Noah's last day of Kindergarten is on Thursday and then Summer officially begins! Bring it on ;)