the little gym

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miss wren had her first gymnastics class last weekend!  and although it took her 10-15 minutes to warm up to the idea of “organized play” {because let’s face it, she’s a tiny version of me and no is the only thing that comes to mind when we’re told what to do}, by the end of the hour she was frolicking and climbing and jumping and having the best time of her little life.  as a group, we danced, sang songs, and worked on our motor skills; however, as soon as she was allowed to, she hightailed it to the balance beams and then the bars.  do you see her little guns?!  dying.  mark is convinced that we have an olympic gymnast in the making. 

she was so pumped by the end of the class, she ran into the next one as it was starting.  haha!

we signed up for more classes and can’t wait to go again this saturday. 

for more information, visit the little gym

the weekend

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*hitting the gym on a friday night.  oh how my life has changed…
*a delicious breakfast smoothie – try it!
*zoey started gymnastics on saturday – i took a bunch of pictures and plan to share them with you soon!
*we’ve been spending most of our weekends outside – zoey naked, me sunbathing.

i hate to be so brief, but i gotta run…i hope ya’ll had a happy and safe 4th/holiday weekend with your families and friends!

also, today is the last day to enter the gage huntley giveaway!

currently // june

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crochet sweater + tunic – thrift // denim – gap always skinny // clutch – anthropologie {similar// sandals – target {last summer} // bracelets – gage huntley
worn:  to happy hour, followed by a showing of WWZ in 3D

hey there!  between work, going to the gym and hanging out with friends and family, there’s not much time left for blogging.  by the time the dinner dishes are washed and the kids are in bed, my eyes are heavy with exhaustion and my brain shuts down.  i have a few things up my sleeve though, so stay tuned. 

in the meantime: 

loving :: our friends richard and stacey.  they are two of the nicest people i’ve ever met.  so fun to hang out with, down to earth, creative…  i wanna be best friends forever with them.  mark gave me a weird look when i said that, but i bet r+s would give me fist bumps. 

reading :: the same freaking book i was reading last month.  i used to be able to stay up late reading a good book, but these days i can barely keep my eyes open long enough to read two pages. 

watching :: i hate to admit it, but… pretty wicked moms.  cringe.  i know, i know.  but it’s delightful.

thinking about :: something awesome that i can’t tell you about, yet.  eeeeeeeee.  soon.

anticipating :: my fifteen year high school reunion.  yep.  i’m flying home next month to see my mom and all my old pals.  i’ve been feeling so nostalgic lately.  i can’t wait. 

listening to :: a lot of 90’s tunes.  {see above}

working on :: my body, my health.  the leanmoms.com fitness challenge is going really well.  i feel great and i can’t wait to share my progress with you! 

wishing for :: a day at the spa.

until next time…

our weekend + giveaway winner announced!

camping collage

this last weekend we went rv camping at san elijo state beach in encinitas, ca.  what could be better than playing in the sand all day and stuffing your face with s’mores all night!?  not a whole lot, i’m tellin’ ya.  i took a lot of photos with our regular camera {and hope to share in a day or two.}  until then, i wanted to share a few that were taken with my iphone.  i’m so in love with the shot of zoey and taylor sitting together.  it’s a framer for sure.  also, zoey had a lot of firsts this weekend – she wore a bikini and played in the ocean, caught and held itty bitty sand crabs, ate a chocolate sprinkled donut and slept in an rv – fun! 

and of course, we celebrated dad.  my dad, mark as a dad, my step dad, grand dad{s}.  i’m so thankful for all the great men in my life. 

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the winner of the coupons.com giveaway is:

sara floyd

I would use the 20% off code and get the true blue cutie outfit for baby girls http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/bundle_10001_10001_-1_1012799_25851%7C72470_baby%20girl%7Coutfits_babygirl

congrats, sara!  coupons.com will be in touch with you soon.

thanks to all who entered!

our weekend

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friday

1.  taylor had a friend spend the night.  they played outside until sunset, brought home a baby crow that had fallen out of its nest, had tacos and lots of soda {shhhh}, then camped out on the couch watching things they probably shouldn’t have been watching.  i tried to ask them about chicks and stuff, but all i got out of them is that they have a crush on the same girl and that “she’s nice and very good-looking” … which caused lots of boy giggles.  i feel like i’m probably one of those “cool moms.”  fist pump.

2.  meet petey.  the crow that was brought home, wrapped in a towel, blinking it’s sad little eyes at me.  the boys were adamant that he had a broken leg and wing, so we placed petey in a box and mark called animal control.  after a lengthy discussion, we determined that petey was a juvenile crow, most likely pushed out of the nest by mom and dad.  what looked to the boys like an injured bird, was simply a young bird, not quite ready to stretch his wings and take flight.  we were advised to put him back where they found him, as mom and dad would keep an eye out and continue to feed the little guy until he was strong enough to get his own trash out of our trash cans food.  although apprehensive, the boys took him back, with a bowl of water and said their good-byes.  petey was gone the next morning… fingers crossed he’s safe and sound.  it’s moments like these that remind me how kind-hearted taylor is.  he’s nearly a teenager, so sometimes it’s hard to see that through the crazy hormones and less than stellar attitude.  plus, if he doesn’t watch it, i may nudge him out of the nest, too.  kidding.

saturday 

3.  milk drunk.  i know, i know…i need to stop giving her a bottle.  she’ll be two in august and i still give her one twice a day – in the am and before bed.  it’s not her, it’s me.  a.  i’m not ready to let go!  and b.  when i give her a sippy cup of milk, she cocks her eyebrow and hands it back to me.  who’s the boss, here?   i’m working on it…

4.  we ate suckers and took a ridiculous amount of selfies while daddy washed the cars. 

5.  and then zoey gave me a pedicure.  pretty, huh?  {more photos later this week.}

sunday

6.  we got up early, dropped the kids off at nonnie and papa’s house and headed to the vintage market {more on this later.}  afterwards, we hung out with friends – drank beer by the pool and got some burns sun.  oh, and i took this selfie. 

hello, summer.  :)

mom’s visit // day four

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{in recognition of mother’s day, i thought i’d share a few photos from the last day of my mom’s visit.}

we had lunch then drove up mulholland highway to snap a few photos.
i can never get enough of the santa monica mountains!

later that afternoon i took the ladies on a hike – something they really wanted to do while they were here.

their visit went by way too fast!  i miss her so much already!

happy mother’s day, mommy friends.

have a lovely day.

what i wore:  jacket – soto {a local boutique} // blouse – marshall’s // leggings – sanctuary
booties – sam edelman // necklace – gagehuntley

ps.  today is the last day to enter the dogeared jewelry mother’s day giveaway!  enter now!