January in Review

January was a super relaxing, WARM month.
Here are some pics for a quick recap. :)
New Years Day, getting cozy on the beach

enjoying their matching jammies and Frozen castle

New Years Day Drive in movie was Frozen again!

because why not play outside in princess gear and pearls?


celebrating Jack

P took her first gymnastics class!

gymnastics has become her all time favorite activity
hmmm could have something to do with Auntie Isabella ;)

first Music Times class

Violet had her 2 year check up and passed with flying colors!

carousel fun

impromptu after school play dates with cuties are the best!

the girls shared a room for the first time!

play dates with cousin!

lukey/violet luv

gracie is well taken care of in this house

the MacNaughton's celebrated James too

Cassian date xxoxoxoxo

beach play date with Jack and lyla!

gifts for the newest cutie in my life
can't wait to meet him!

This little snug bug enjoying his new blankie from Auntie Laurie

homemade bread went along with that care package ;)

snow in Mountain High!

enjoying markers at a pep playdate at Lyla and Jack's

dad's bday at the Book of Mormon

Addy's rock n roll birthday

sewing=finishing up these twinsie dresses!

of course they're watching Frozen, ha!

first root beer float!

Friday night kid dates
tide pooling and pizza


Earlier in the week James did an appraisal on one of his buddy's old places on miramar beach. When he was there he noticed how incredible the tide pools are at low tide. So we planned to take the girls to check them out this Friday afternoon. We found tons of shells, crabs, sea urchins, starfish and even a baby octopus. The sunset was gorgeous and I especially loved how at one point the sky and water were this beautiful shade of pink. We brought Gracie dog too so she could get run around and she had fun meeting other dogs and we had fun meeting some of their nice "owners." You could tell its Friday cause everyone seemed to be in good spirits. Afterwards we checked out the new pizza place recommended by my friend Alisa called Barbarians. The pizza was delish and the girls guzzled down their fist rootbeer floats. We also indulged them with orange soda. Man it must be Friday. ;)
TGIF everyone!



January=butterfly season here in Santa Barbara. So we decided to have a little family outing to check out the groves of butterflies at the Elwood preserves in Goleta. I used to live really close by and actually hiked there all the time, so visiting always brings back great memories. Oh to be able to run those trails every day (sigh). Breathtaking!
Violet scraped up both of her knees literally AS WE WERE ENTERING! So needless to say she was carried most of the time. Whew. 
We still had a great time though, and I got to try out my new lens for the first time. 
Enjoy the pics!

I'm enjoying taking these pics in super low light with no flash!

these "leaves" are actually clusters of butterflies!

my first "preggo" pic with baby 3