Yesterday we decided to head north for some adventure and we had… a bit of a rocky start. Twenty minutes in, one of our kayaks nearly flew off the roof of our car on the freeway, which left us with no other choice but to cram 3 kayaks IN the van with us. 😂 In theory the drive was pretty short so any potential discomfort would have been tolerable, but then we hit holiday traffic and road work, and our 3 hour drive there turned into a 5+ hour one. 😅 We were losing the day light from our day trip, and I began to get frustrated and curse Arizona and Labor Day for ruining our plans. Eventually we got there though, and it was so fun and peaceful and beautiful. We were able to make some priceless memories with our girls and, I don’t know, I think there’s a life lesson there. One that I’ll likely forget again next time things aren’t going smoothly, but, hopefully not.🤞🏻
A fun shoot + video with the girls for Goldcoast Skateboards (because it’s OFFICIALLY BELOW 100 DEGREES AND WE CAN GO OUTSIDE!). We’ve been having some fun creating content for other brands during quarantine these last few months. Between having the extra time and knowing just how tough it is to coordinate proper photoshoots and campaigns as a brand myself, I’m really grateful to have a creative outlet during this unique time. (Bonus point because it has nothing to do with housework or homeschool!)
Our first time to Hawaii as a family, and it did not disappoint. Bouncing back between the pool waterslide and the beach for a quick snorkeling session made for the most convenient, family friendly trip. Since I was 20 weeks pregnant, there were a few things I had to sit out on and watch from afar (parasailing and cliff jumping!), but we were still able to hit a snorkeling excursion, a luau, Road to Hana (only 3/5ths of us puked!), and lots and lots of shaved ice. I can’t wait to go back with all 4 girls again some day soon!
I didn’t get around to holiday cards this season so enjoy this 3 minute recap of our year instead. 😉 2018 was filled with lots of tears and tantrums, tattling and mood swings. It included lots of eye rolling from the kids, lots of parenting fails from us, too much junk food, and an overall theme of being late to every single place that we went. But! It was also filled with laughter and dancing, tickle wars and road trips. It was filled with wiggly teeth, movie nights, road trips, and exciting milestones for all.
2018– you were a good one. ❤️
A few months back we scored cheap stop-over tickets to Iceland and we couldn’t pass them up! We were able to see so many breathtaking places all in a matter of a few days and it left me so grateful we were able to cross it off our bucket list. Enjoy a long mash-up of our short time spent there, set to some Sigur Ros, of course. 🙂
Our New York minute. 🍕 No matter how many miles they made us hold them for, no matter how many unclean surfaces they insisted on sprawling out onto, and no matter how much bickering they did in between— these girls did a good job of making a magic place even more magic for us. (And when they didn’t… there was always pizza.)
A couple months ago we stumbled upon insanely cheap tickets to Paris and we couldn’t say no. I mean, we could have.. but that would have been dumb. Who needs savings anyway!? 😉 The first 10 days of our Summer were spent exploring a brand new place, pushing our family outside of our comfort zone and routines, Geoff and I taking a little step back from work, and removing the girls from all their friends and toys and having them all to ourselves. It was hands down the best way to kick off our Summer together. This video is super long but we went hard this trip– I feel like we really didn’t waste a single minute. Eating on the go, napping on the go, and so much walking and sight-seeing, my girls were total champions and hardly ever complained. I was so proud! They say Paris is the most romantic city in the world, and I have to agree. I fell even more in love with my crazy crew and fell pretty hard for the city as well. Au revoir Paris, we love you!