Wednesday, October 29

Family Beach Campout

All summer we wanted to go camping as a family. It can be hard to make it happen when you get busy, but thankfully Josh made it happen! We reserved a spot at Doheney far in advance so everything was available. We had a great time! Camping at the beach is the best sort of camping, in my opinion :) We played around in the water and sand, made a yummy dinner, and then playing in our tent til late. 
Family time is always special.

Tuesday, October 28

June Starts Preschool

September 2014 our sweet June started Fall Preschool with our favorite Miss Cari! She is in a class with six other friends and goes twice a week. We are thrilled that June gets this opportunity. She learns a lot from Miss Cari and looks forward to going every week. Such a big girl now!

I started this book this year now that she will in be school from now on. It's just a simple photo album with June's picture on the cover. Inside is a page spread for every school year/grade. One side of the spread is for a picture of her on the first day of school that year and the other side is a short interview to show a little about what they were like that year. Super cute and easy way to document and show how they grow over the years! I love it. Excuse the poor photo quality.

Sunday, October 26

7th Anniversary

Backing up here to the end of August. We celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary on August 24th. My mom was super sweet and took the girls overnight for us so we could enjoy an extended date! We decided to spend it relaxing and taking it easy. We got massages together, yesss. Then we got dinner and a movie. We stayed up late talking and being together without any distractions. So nice! The next day we slept in til 11 am! It felt beyond amazing. No kids to wake you up and two tired adults...we took advantage haha. Josh was in the middle of studying for the LSAT so he took a few hours to get caught up Sunday morning and I took some time to myself to work on projects and read. We picked up the girls on Sunday afternoon. 

It doesn't take much to please us these days. Its nice to slow down and just take breath together and talk without a lot of distractions. Thankful for a nice weekend to recharge and celebrate us :)

Seven years is starting to seem like we are old! Love you Joshie!

we decided to make a list of some goals and predictions for the next upcoming 7 years ahead of us.
can't wait to see how it all turns out!

Wednesday, August 27

Other MISC Summer Fun

We've been having such a fun and busy summer! Wish it would never end. The only real news going on here is that Josh has decided he would like to take the LSAT and possibly go to Law School. It's a big change for us. He would like to combine his construction experience with law and begin a new career there. With that, his studying schedule is very demanding and we girls have had to get out of his way and let him work. We've been doing a lot of fun things to make up for missing him. His test is at the end of September and we'll apply shortly after. We could know where we are going come January 2015. Exciting! In the mean time, here is some random new on us having a fun summer! Best time of the year. I love getting out and having fun with my girlies.

Father's Day snuggles

josh opening his presents/cards for father's day
a proper father's day dinner : surf & turf and parmesan asparagus
love these two daddies
the meat
We have been spending a lot of time at the beach as well. We tried out a new beach one evening with my mom and brother. My girls found some cute tide pools to play in. Tablerock is our new fave beach.

photo cred: alex & his gopro

Quinn has been growing more and more and becoming such a fun little girl to have in our family. Meal time is her favorite time...but not mine! Ha.

While I go for a run in the evening, Josh takes the girls fishing at the lake near our house. June asked for her own fishing pole and got a Barbie one from dada. Lucky girl.

We've also spent lots of time at our local splash pads. Always a fun time.

Kids bowl for free this summer! Gotta take advantage of that!

Of course, many days spent at the Beach Club down the street from us...

We've also got to hamster sit for our friends this summer and my girls have loved it. It's nice to have the pet for a short time but enjoy him while we had him. Ha ha. 

We've been going on dates trying out new burgers around OC, all sorts. It's been very fun and very yummy. Here is us at Umami Burger in Laguna.

post-burger walk at the beach...amazing.

Swimming with friends!

I love coming home after a long, fun day in the sun to bathe my babies, feed them dinner and then put them to bed. They go down so easily after going all day. Summer fun.
june took swim lessons this year and did great! so proud of her!
visiting the sea lions in laguna canyon
our favorite park also in laguna
princess june. she wanted this rapunzel hat and she got it for doing swim lessons.
Sunday best.
play center at Mission Mall. They look so similar here.
Aliso Beach. The crown was a must that day.
loving the daddy snuggles.
grocery store shenanigans
june and her BEST friend Rylee who lives across the street. they adore each other.
we did science experiments this summer. this was the naked egg experiment. very cool.
playing at Heritage Park in Irvine.
evenings at Shaws.
after a busy day, i carried them in asleep and laid them down...they stayed that way a long time.
Pop-In Preschool, Pirate's Day
Pirate Day goodies
we also gained 2 Elsa dolls. Hard job but we did it. They were thrilled.
Our friends from Utah came to town and we love spending time with them. June and Emma had so much fun.
my cousin Shannon's new baby Gavin
fun times at Atlantis Play Park
brownie batter sneakers
Josh's company party had a face painter...this was June's 1st time.
after being blocked out all summer, we are reunited with Disneyland. June and Rylee were ecstatic to go together!
And then one day we got an Elsa dress. Wow what a momentous event. June has been wanting one forever. They are so hard to get! I wanted to use it for Christmas...but...let's be real. How cute is this?
quinn's fave book -- cute moment
this baby has my heart.