Family Summer Goals

Have you ever woken up early on a gorgeous morning and thought to yourself, how is it already (fill in the blank)?

I did that this morning. I woke up at 5:30am to use the restroom (hello pregnancy!) and it hit me, it was almost summer! We have been having gorgeous weather here lately (like in the 80s….where its normally over 100 degrees in the summer) and I’m sad to say we haven’t been taking advantage of it as much as I wish we had.

So, I knew I wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep, so I got up to start the coffee and spend some time with Jesus. After that I decided to make a plan for our summer….our last summer as a family of 3! You can think of it kind of like a bucket list or a to-do list, but I’m mostly using this as a space to write out my thoughts (pregnancy brain has not been kind to me this time, haha) and ideas for this summer before we welcome our baby girl.

Summer Family Plan:

If you’ve been a long time follower/reader here you may know that I use an online preschool curriculum with my son here at home. We are finishing up on his last week of the Year 2 plan next week! After a week or 2 break, I plan to jump right in to Year 3 in order to get a good head start so when our baby joins us in September I am not feeling like we are getting too behind on this. I am hoping to get him up to the Thanksgiving lessons so we can start back up in November after baby sister comes.
One thing I’ve always wanted to be careful with this preschool thing is not making it stressful for either of us. Which is why I LOVE the curriculum. (Check it out here) It is a learning through play style of preschool and we both love that. But during this summer I want it to be even more relaxed.

Summer Fun:
·      Go to the Beach
·      Eat meals outside
·      Swim as much as we can
·      Fly a kite (we got one for our son for his birthday and still haven’t used it!)
·      Watch fireworks
·      Do another summer photo shoot with my son
·      Family maternity photos
·      Make popsicles
·      Lunch at the park with friends
·      Pizza and a movie night
·      S’mores!!!
·      Water balloons
·      Get outside!!!

·      Read the book on labor that I got a while ago
·      Take another birthing class? (still not sure on this)
·      Sewing! I have been making a ton of baby bows and bonnets for my girl!
·      Declutter! Paper is a huge thing with this. We have so much paperwork lying around our house. I also need to get rid of things or move them around to help make space for our baby girl and all the tiny baby things that come with having a baby.
·      Prep and freeze a few quick meals for those early months (including baking a few things!)
·      Make a new batch of laundry soap
·      Empty and back up memory cards to make space for all the baby pictures I’ll be taking ;) (Probably should add purchase another memory card, haha)
·      Make a few fun “quiet time” activities for my toddler to do while I’m nursing
·      Save money!!! For all those unexpected baby expenses

On the daily:
This is a little category that I like to add mostly to keep myself from feeling like I’m just going through the motions and not actually stopping and enjoying my days. However, if this category simply becomes another checklist during the days then it loses the whole purpose of it.
·      Enjoy my quiet mornings by myself before baby comes
·      Enjoy HOT coffee and quiet moments with Jesus
·      Play worship music
·      Diffuse a yummy smelling essential oil
·      Take advantage of naptime: read a book, work on sewing crafts, enjoy the quiet
·      Get on the floor and play with my toddler
·      Read Bible stories with my toddler
·      Get outside!

Well, if you have made it to the end of this post, I hope you have enjoyed it and that it maybe inspired you to take a look at your own life and goals. I honestly just found myself stuck in that mindset of “I just want our baby girl to get here already!!” that I don’t stop to enjoy each day that is right in front of me. It is crazy to think that we have only 3 and a half months before she will be joining our family! But until then, I want to be intentional with my time that is just the 3 of us. I don’t want to look forward to the future so much that I forget to live in the present.


Our Gender Reveal Party: We are Having a Girl!

We are having a baby girl!!

I seriously was completely surprised you guys! We are all so excited, even my 3-year-old son can’t wait to meet his baby sister!

We had our gender reveal party on Saturday, March 24th. We had actually gone to the ultrasound appointment a week before so it was really hard knowing we had the results and I just had to wait. But my friend who took the results and did the reveal for us was amazing at keeping it a secret even when I tried to get some clues out of her, haha.

I wanted to keep the party theme simple (but I do love decorating for a party!) so I went with the theme “How I wonder what you are”. Here is a photo of our set up! Isn’t it pretty! Don't mind the empty bowl haha, we filled it with salsa soon after I took this picture ;) 


I’m Pregnant! | First Trimester Update

So it's been a while since I’ve written much here (I’ve been slightly more active on my YouTube, but even that has been quiet for a while now).

If you haven’t heard our exciting news yet, we are expecting baby number 2! I haven’t said much about this because it was really just very difficult for me to try to discuss, but my husband and I have been trying for another baby for almost 2 years now, so we are so excited and are trusting in God’s perfect timing with this baby.


4 Tips to Decorate your Christmas Tree with your Toddler

 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well inside anyway; it was still 80 degrees outside this past weekend!

Now that thanksgiving is over, I spent a day taking down all of my fall decorations and cleaning the house. Then it was 100% focus on Christmas! This is our first Christmas in our new apartment so I was pretty excited to figure out where we wanted the Christmas tree. This is also the first year that our 2 ½ year old seems more aware of what is going on. He recognized the Christmas tree decorations and got very excited to put up the tree.


Fall Capsule Wardrobe and Life Lately

Hey you guys!

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve published a blog post! And as you can see things have changed a little on the blog! I have been in the process of moving my blog over to where you are reading this now and most of my attention has been on creating YouTube videos! What!? I know that's still what I say when I think about it, haha.

A friend who does the occasional video was talking to me about starting to create videos because I was interested in filming a video on what’s in my fall capsule wardrobe. So I decided to give it a try and have since been doing more and more videos! I honestly love creating them! I will attach the two videos that I created first.


4 Hair Styles to Wear with a Hat

Hey ya’ll! How are you doing? We have been enjoying our summer. Living in Southern California, it doesn’t start cooling down until October, but I have decided not to complain and to just think of it as extra time to spend swimming with my son (he went from somewhat enjoying the pool to absolutely loving it this year so I’ve been trying to take him as much as possible).

Today’s post idea came to me because of my love of wearing hats and a comment from a friend who said she likes the idea of wearing hats, but never knows what to do with her hair that actually looks cute and not like she isn’t trying. So, here are 4 ways to style your hair with a hat! In these pictures, my hair hits a little below my shoulders. I have since cut it even shorter and I can still do all of these!


Summer Wardrobe Remix Challenge-10 Pieces; 11 Outfits

Aww, wardrobe challenges. A year and a half ago, I had never even heard of such a thing. Now, I have completed two and am looking forward to doing more in the future.

Last fall I participated in Unfancy's wardrobe challenge and I loved how it helped me view my wardrobe and to learn to be content with the items that I already had in my closet. This summer wardrobe remix challenge is a 10x10 challenge. Meaning, you choose 10 items of clothing that you then wear over the next 10 days, therefore, creating 10 different outfits (I threw in one extra because I was excited about it, haha)

I already had a summer capsule wardrobe, so I just pulled my 10 items from that. I did not intend on making almost all of my items a member of the blue family, but apparently that's what I have the majority of in my wardrobe currently. ;)

Here are the 10 items that I chose.