Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Just Breathe

As much as we love exploring new places...we love being at home. I find such peace when we are at home especially when we have no errands and our chores are done. This last weekend we stayed at home for most of the time and it was amazing. We picked up some pumpkins for Audrey to paint and it was so nice to be able to let her take time with her art project. I will forever try to give her creative time and moments for her to just breathe. These simple moments and spending quality time together are what we crave and need. I'm glad in our busy work lives we are still able to find moments like this...

"Time stands still best in moments that suspiciously look like ordinary life."

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stealing Some Time

A few weekends ago I had the chance to hang with my favorite people in a very special place. We had some extra time so we headed straight to the beach to watch the sunset. It was nice not to have any time constraints and no where to be but with each other. We need more moments like this. I crave these moments more and more. My husband and I both work a very full schedule... too full. We plan on making some changes next year to our schedule... hopefully lighting our work load a bit. Until then we will continue to sneak off to have a little time to ourselves.

Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

School Life (pre-k)

Audrey is officially back in school and she could not be more happier or excited. We upped her school schedule to half days every day. The rest of the time is spent with my parents while I am at work. My mom is actually working on a little sewing project with Audrey. I want to keep her days light which is why we didn't do school full days. I think for her right now, school full time would be to stressful for her and we love all the time she spends with her grandparents...such a precious time. Hopefully, she will continue to enjoy school and all the new friends she is making. We enjoy doing homework together and I love getting her little snacks together and packing her little backpack. Here is a little conversation we had Friday after picking her up...

Audrey: Mom, I shared with all my new friends at school today!!!
Me: Oh good, what did you share?
Audrey: My water bottle!
Me: (quietly, freaking out)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Still Here

It has been awhile but we are still here. Our summer break is officially over and I am back to work. Our weekends are now more precious than ever because believe it or not I will be working longer hours. Slow mornings and a little adventure will always be the goal for our weekends. This week we ordered Blue Apron to test and see if it can help us with cooking dinner. We don't get home till late so we figured this could help us by having food there and a recipe waiting. Although the food is not all vegan...I figured I could just supplement for myself when need be. Keeping our weeknights easy and light is another goal we have. Here is to keeping these goals and keeping peace in the year...

Weekends=slow mornings and a little adventure during the day.
Weekdays=stress less.
Weeknights=keep it light and easy.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Little Walks

This summer when we have a chance Audrey and I like to sneak off to do little nature walks. We have a few hiking trails very close by and it is chance for us to feel like we are leaving home without really leaving home. We play in the creek, discuss what animals we see, climb on rocks, and just take our time walking around. It is nice having time to do these little walks during the week. Hoping that she will always enjoy doing these types of nature walks and hopefully it will teach her to take care and respect the environment around her. 

Her little adventure bag can be found here...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Art Class

We have been enjoying our summer days. These days are my absolute favorite when we can just take our time doing things. Each day I set up her little table with some art supplies and let her go to town. She can create whatever she desires...I put water color, tape, crayons, scrap paper and whatever else I have on hand. It amazes me what she can come up with and create. The other days she made butterflies and lady bugs..completely designed and done by her. 

We try to fill her days with a little adventure and art but recently I have added cooking to the mix. She has been helping me prepare lunch when we have time. She is actually a pretty good helper in the kitchen. I love how careful she tries to be when she is mixing or adding spice. She really tries hard to listen and follow directions.

It has been really nice being able to be home with her...I don't want this Summer to end. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Malibu Dreaming

My sister, Audrey, and I recently got back from a quick impromptu road trip to Malibu. Whenever we head down South, we never really plan too much except for our hotel. We always seem to do as we please and never have any real plans but to explore. I love these carefree adventures...they are truly my favorite and something I will always remember. I swear half the fun is making our way down and singing at the top of our lungs in the car. 

We spent the day in Malibu exploring and stopped at our favorite restaurant. We were able to watch surfers this time and Audrey was in heaven. We also explored an abandoned mall because... that is just what we do. Explored some more beaches and mainly hung out at the beach. Taking time to enjoy the little moments because I know in the end these are the really big moments.