Apparently our Africa trip recap needs THREE posts. Here’s the third and heaviest one. Our last full day in Nairobi we chose to visit Kibera, Africa’s second largest slum (though on google I’m finding articles that say it is THE largest in Africa). It was one of those days that changed all four of us.Read more
You know that feeling you get when you’re traveling. It’s that “this is what life is really about” feeling. Everything in perspective, everything slowed down, clear, simple, obvious. And then you return home and soon you’re back to the grind, back to reality. If you’re lucky, some of those feelings and perspectives will stick with you, if even in the background.Read more
36 hours in Mexico! Living in San Diego, we can do these things but we don’t often enough. I sorta kinda blame that on two little people, I won’t mention any names. Never the less, a couple weekends ago, Gramma was in town so Chris and I got to escape for an overnight in Valle de Guadalupe.Read more
Yep, we do the half birthday celebration thing. Why not? In true Leo fashion, I don’t feel like you can celebrate your birthday too much. We do half cupcakes for the girls, and they get as excited as they do on their actual birthdays. Ellie’s half birthday is today which means it’s been 6 months since we celebrated her turning FIVE at her Disco Dive.Read more
At the end of last year there was a meme going around about 2017 being the year of the cocoon and 2018 the year of the butterfly. I was stoked. This was the year I had been waiting for. I‘ve been feeling for years that “big things” were coming but hadn’t seen much momentum. I was so ready for things to take flight, so ready to be a butterfly 😉Read more
I created this easy table scape for Thanksgiving this year. I knew I wanted purple, that was the only direction I had. Luckily the wholesale flower mart had some pretty purple, magenta flowers. Paired with our gold and white decor, it made for a pretty centerpiece!Read more
We love Mexico
Apparently Mexico is where we like to take our kid-free vacations. The only other trip Chris and I have been on in the last six years was to Cabo in 2015. This time we went back to the area we got married in 2011: The Riviera Maya (including Tulum).
Halloween creeps up on me (no pun interned) EVERY year. I can’t believe it’s the end of October. I mean, we’re still slathering sunscreen on our bare arms every day here in San Diego. Halloween and 80 degree weather just never seem to make sense!
The Dreaded Ear Infection
Earlier this year, I took Layla to the doctor because she had been sick for a couple days. I was most concerned about the lethargy (and the full day of puking she had had). Apparently she been hit with 2 viruses at the same time and her little body was working overtime. The doctor determined that her cold virus had led to a respiratory infection, one ear infection and the start of a second ear infection.
It was the silliest and simplest of quotes that was my ah-ha moment earlier this year.
“I’m the girl who listens to gangster rap … on her way to the farmer’s market after yoga”
It spoke to me. Not only because it’s 100% true for me but because it’s showing that we can be both things, or all things, at the same time. We don’t have to be just one “type” of person.
This is obvious (and automatic) to some, but not to me. It’s becoming much clearer but shit, it’s taken a long time to get here.