Park Day with my little love

He's perfect for us. God knew exactly what Aaron and I needed when He gave us this precious gift we call Ren. Everyday with him is a blessing.

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The weekend with Ren and his best bud, August

Weekends around here kind of run off of a small routine. Up early, out the door by 9 heading to a place that calms the soul. Aaron sits out on the water waiting for the waves. Ren and I wait for his best friend to come hang out on the grounds of the Adamson's Museum. That allows us to see dad and burn all the energy we have running all over their beautiful grounds. 

Tiny friendships really are something sweet. 

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Ren learns Infant Swim Rescue

This summer Aaron and I decided to sign Ren up for ISR {Infant Swim Rescue}. My parents have a pool here in LA and although I like to think of myself as a helicopter parent when it comes to watching him like a hawk around the house and pool deck, let's be real, accidents happen...

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"Great is Thy Faithfulness"

Lord knows mommas work hard for that schedule. I know I did. I worked tirelessly for months and months AND months to get Ren to sleep through the night. Like he was seriously over a year old before he ever slept through the night. I fought hard for that...

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Indian Lake | New York

Living in California hasn't made it very easy when it comes to seeing our family on the east coast, so this year my mom organized a week on Indian Lake in upstate New York where we could relax, have some fun in the sun and enjoy time with family...

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Beach Day | Malibu

Sometimes capturing the moment via film and music is the way to this mommas heart. I sure do love this little family of mine...

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That 6 am Wake up call

6 am. Faithfully, every single morning my son wakes up at 6am. Sometimes 5:58 and sometimes 6:12, but never a minute past 6:12. I have to admit, it's been a long year. Babies take a lot out of you and stretch you more than you'd ever think they would. Before Ren, I was still an early bird, just not that early and on the weekends I'd sleep in {a bit}...

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pudgy little hands

My little baby has proven not to be so little anymore. I am pretty sure that over this trip to India he has like doubled in size and he's got this Mr. Independent thing down...

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Valentines Day Abroad

We made it! The moment I stepped off of the 30hr plane ride to India, I could smell it. The spices and culture that I love so much, flooding my heart and mind with some the most amazing and hilarious memories that I hold so close. I felt like I was home again in my home away from home... 

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Beach days are the best days

Ren and I will be getting on a plane for India on Tuesday so we have been taking advantage of the warm southern California weather. We are heading to see my sister and brother in law and meet their precious little girl, Kaia Dream. I cannot wait to squish her little cheeks and give her all the love I have. So we have been getting all of our energy out at the beach the last few days before we jump on a plane for 30hrs...

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Eczema got the boot

Eczema. It's the worst. I'll be the first to admit that it's just plain old not fun. I've had it most of my life. Sometimes it's been super difficult and others it's been mild, but never gone. Doctors appointments, cream, salves, and lots and lots of advice from specialists saying that there's nothing that will ever really help me has been the general song. By now, I've accepted that there isn't much I could do to fix it...

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THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME AT ONE

Baby boy had his first birthday party yesterday and it was nothing short of perfect. Ren's name means adventurer and explorer so naturally we have decided to have adventure themed birthdays for LIFE. He's been into pointing at helicopters in the sky and noticing planes as they pass by so we celebrated his first birthday with a "Time Flies, Airplane" theme...

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