Family Life

Family of four holding their dog, standing in front of their new brick home.

Normally when I’ve shared tours of our new homes, they’ve been rentals. Living the military life these past 20 years has prevented us from buying a home, since we never wanted to be landlords or have me and the kids stick behind if we couldn’t sell it when it came time to relocate. But THIS […]

Girl holding a 7 balloon at her birthday party

Amelia has been counting down to her 7th birthday for the past 3 months now. She became quite the swimmer this summer and wanted a mermaid inspired party at the pool. Fast forward one week until her birthday, she changed her mind and wanted to rent a water inflatable. So I spent an hour on […]

Finished kids wooden playhouse makeover

This post has been a long time coming! We bought the kids a used cedar playhouse back in 2018 when we were stationed in San Diego. It definitely got used, but after wear and tear and the sun beating down on it for 2 years, it had seen better days. Logan and I had toyed […]

photo shoot in Yosemite

Did you really think I’d go somewhere as pretty as Yosemite and not bring an outfit for me to photograph Amelia in? Amelia has become my photo muse, and since our photo shoot in Joshua Tree National Park, I think it’s kind of become our thing. So on the night that we decided to have […]

Yosemite National Park with kids

It’s been over a year since we visited our last National Park in Joshua Tree. We started looking into a trip to Yosemite shortly after Joshua Tree, but soon realized we needed to reserve a place almost a full year out. So, with Logan being deployed for most of 2020, we planned our trip for […]

Frozen 4th birthday at Disney

I think it’s pretty appropriate to be blogging about Amelia’s Frozen-inspired 4th birthday, considering that Frozen 2 comes out in theaters today too! Amelia doesn’t know that though, because there’s no way I’m going to sit through a movie with a theatre packed full of screaming Elsa-obsessed kids! So we’ll just have to wait a […]

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