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Happy 3rd Birthday Evelyn

Dear Evelyn, I always wanted to be that mom that documented major milestones of your life. I even have a baby book- that is barely filled out. But time and excuses got in the way of me completing any of those things- so instead I’ll try this letter to you instead. At 5:39am PST you will turn 3. I still remember your birth. I remember feeling very empowered pushing you out of my body. I remember how warm you felt when you held you for the first time, and about how your squishy body seemed to mold itself to me …

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Road Trips with a Toddler

Recently my husband and I took a long drive from Northern California (where we live) to Southern California. Why on earth would we drive 10 hours to Southern California (side note, yes we don’t live ANYWHERE near LA/San Diego, Disneyland or anywhere else you’re currently trying to think of)? Friends. Really incredible friends of ours are retiring from 23 years in the Navy. I can’t say enough incredible things about this family. They have been so generous and loving to us over the last 7 years, welcomed us in like family, supported us no matter what coast we lived in, …

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Hi, I’m Lauren

Hey guys! I’m Lauren. Since you stumbled upon my little blogging space I figured an introduction would be nice! I’m the wife to an active duty Air Force member, mom to a 2 year old daughter this april, and puppy mama to two small breed rescues. I was born and raised on the east coast and I miss it every single day. You never realize how much you take for granted the area you live in, until you’re in a completely different cultural environment. We’ve lived in NorCal (not to be confused with beautiful beaches and sunny CA) for 5 …

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