Thursday, June 28, 2012

the northwest episodes: ruby beach

Ruby Beach was one of our stops on our road trip while we were in Washington. It's hands down one of the most beautiful and unique stretchs of beach I've seen before. Watching your little one discover sand, I mean truly discover it, how it feels in between his toes and hands and how it feels gritty when you shove it in your mouth...watching him learn about everything around him is a sight to see myself. It's mostly funny (like when he tried to eat the sand) but when you step back and see your sweet kid learning about his surroundings with a backdrop like Ruby Beach and you can't help but feel all warm inside and think "god is good. god is very very good."

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

a blur of a vacation

 The last two weeks or so have flown by in a blur. All last week we vacationed in Washington. It was an awesome trip (no suprise there). DJ, my mom, T, and I all got to go and I have to admit I felt like the luckiest girl around. Having three of my favorite people with me doing one of my favorite things (traveling) together to one of my favorite places, could last week have gotten any better? (The answer to that is a loud and resounding no!). We were fortunate enough to go to two different weddings while we were there, one for my cousin and one for a family friend. They were both beautiful and sweet as expected. There are so many details of this special trip that I don't want to forget about so I will be doing a series of posts about different parts of our trip. But for now I'll leave you will a picture we took by the ever so beautiful Cresent Lake. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fathers Day

These last few days have been a whirlwind. With everything from packing,flying, and being involved in a friend's wedding (with my cousins wedding following a few days behind) it's nice to have a day to remember how great fathers are. In my case I thought numerous times about all the great fathers in my life. My hardworking grandfather who can rival any storyteller I've ever met, my ever faithful mom who has played the father role in my life, my soft spoken father in-law who has endless amounts of patience, and of course to my husband. Fatherhood never looked so natural for a person. Happy fathers day to all those men (and single moms) out here showing sons how to be men and daughters how to be loved by them.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hot dogs and baseball

Our Friday night was spent going to the Diamondbacks game courtesy of the free tickets Dj scored from work. I was a little apprehensive how Talis would do since he seems to only be content these days when he's making mischief but between dad's hot dog, the cheering crowd, and the endless amount of coworkers fawning over him it was hard to tell he was a rookie baseball fan. I get pretty bored watching baseball so having this cute face by my side defiantly made the game more entertaining.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

memorial day two weeks later

I'm finally getting around to writing about what we did on Memorial Day weekend because Dj finally got around to transferring his phone pics to the computer (I never seem to have the camera charged when I need it). Josh and Carlie stayed with us while Annette, Jeff, Juelaine, and Puna stayed with my mom. It was so fun getting to see Talis and Jayla hang out all weekend together. We spent the weekend with the Noa family relaxing, bbq-ing, and playing games. We spend actual Memorial Day taking the babies to the Phoenix Children's Museum with Josh and Carlie. The weekend went by way to fast for my liking and as usual we are left wondering why we all live so far away from the Noas. We love you guys!