Valentine's Date Night

As parents of 4 children it's not often we get a night out alone but we always try & celebrate Valentine's Day which is my favorite day of the year because it's a day that is all about love. Tonight we just went to dinner at Restaurant Christine but it was so nice to have a nice, quiet, hot meal & of course to celebrate the love that we share.


Beach Cabins

This weekend we piled all the kiddos into the truck & headed south to Del Mar to stay in the beach cabins with our great friends.
We spent all day at the beach laying & playing in the sun
 climbing the rocks  
& playing in the water. 

We spent our evenings having dinner, eating smores, listening to music, drinking wine & enjoying each our friends.  
It was an amazing trip away & one we hope will continue in the future.



Thanksgivingis a very special day in our house. The whole family comes over dinner. We spend the day watching football, playing outside & my favorite part of the day is getting all of us together in a family photo for our Christmas cards. 

My favorite photos of the day were the ones captured with my kiddos & my hubs...which are what I'm most thankful for in life.
Everyone but me finds it torturous so I have to agree to silly photos but it's worth it to capture these beautiful moments.


Annual Halloween Party

Tonight we attended Jackie & Ryan's annual Halloween party. Rick left it up to me to choose our costumes so to his dismay I chose to raid Kayci's closet so we could be ravers. We joined our friends for drinking, eating & dancing & had a great adult night out. I imagine next year Rick will want to have more input so he doesn't end up dressed like this again.



Another Halloween has come & gone. This year instead of family costumes we decided to let the children choose what they wanted to be. Johnnie wanted to be Snake Eyes from GI Joe, Joey chose a Storm Trooper from Star Wars, Jimmy was a Ninja Turtle & Holly of course chose to be a princess.
I asked for group shot with the promise of a silly photo & it was my favorite of the night because it shows their personalities...sweet, silly, crazy & a little wicked.




It's quickly becoming a tradition that my girlfriends & I get together to participate in a run, spend a few nights away without husbands, drink some wine & have some girl time. This year we trekked to Temecula to participate in the Mudderella. It was a 6 mile, 12 obstacle muddy course created for women by women. It wasn't very challenging but maybe that's because I'm comparing in to the Tough Mudder we did last year. But it was a lot of fun to get away, get dirty & have some quality girl time.