a San Diego weekend

A few weeks ago husband and I celebrated our six year wedding anniversary.
We were able to get away for a very quick weekend to San Diego, with Lincoln in tow.  Here are a few pictures from our trip…

silly boy, ready for our mini-road trip

silly boy, ready for our mini-road trip

Lincoln's favorite part of the trip... a model train museum!

Lincoln’s favorite part of the trip… a model train museum!

of course, we had to stop and check out the train table...

of course, we had to stop and check out the train table…

shoulder rides with Dad in Balboa Park

shoulder rides with Dad in Balboa Park

Lincoln & Mama

Lincoln & Mama

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obviously, he had to wade in this giant fountain

Lincoln got his first taste of lemonade... I'm pretty sure he liked it...

Lincoln got his first taste of lemonade and I’m pretty sure he liked it…

Ocean!

Ocean!

so much fun getting wet and messy on the beach...

so much fun getting wet and messy on the beach…

sound asleep on the drive home... I think he had a good time :)

sound asleep on the drive home… I think he had a good time 🙂

 

California love…

So, I know I’ve been MIA here on the blog for some time. I have some BIG news that I’ve been dying to share, and I finally can…

Husband just accepted a position in Los Angeles!  We’re moving to California!
Crazy, right?!?

I am beyond excited… but, also slightly overwhelmed.  Searching for a place to rent in a city that I have never even visited is a bit challenging– especially when it’s a city/area as large as Los Angeles.  We are flying to LA this weekend to look at a few places and get a better feel for the different cities/neighborhoods.  Hopefully we’ll have some luck and find a place that we love.

Also, moving equals packing.  Ugh.  Never fun.  Now I have little Lincoln to “help” me out… I’m sure that will go smoothly 😉

But, more than anything, I am so excited to begin this new adventure and move our little family to sunny California.  The ocean, palm trees, farmers markets (year round!), local wine, great shopping, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine… I cannot wait!

Anyone out there with any recommendations on places to check out, places to avoid or any other general southern California advice, please let me know!

In the meantime, in addition to the house hunting and packing, I will be working on getting my wardrobe California ready…  Hopefully I can master a laid back, but put together look like these ladies…

{image from cupcakesandcashmere.com via Pinterest}

{image from cupcakesandcashmere.com via Pinterest}

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{image from styletartare.com via Pinterest}

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{image from whowhatwear.com via Pinterest}

Apparently, I need to bleach my hair and purchase some denim cutoffs ASAP 🙂

valentine’s day

Hope everyone out there had a lovely Valentine’s Day!
Husband and I had a pretty low key evening… it was ‘Chili’s To Go‘ for dinner and a new episode of ‘Project Runway‘… and it was perfect 🙂

I am totally excited to make fun Valentine’s Day crafts, gifts and treats with Lincoln as he gets older.  There are so many fun ideas out there… I created a board on Pinterest filled with ideas for next year here!

In other news, apparently my seasonal depression disorder is rubbing off on husband; he has given up on shaving and has a pretty serious beard going on.  I’m not the biggest fan, but Lincoln seems to love it.

fun with Dad at the end of the day...

fun with Dad at the end of the day…

I know I mentioned before that Lincoln had started babbling “Ma ma ma ma…” and I didn’t think it was directed at me… Okay, well I totally think he is saying it to me now!  He doesn’t just randomly say “Mama” all day; he only says it when he is sad and wanting to be picked up by Mama.  It’s very sweet 🙂

Well, Lincoln and I are off to a play group that we’ve been going to for the last two weeks… I don’t necessarily like to try and fit into any sort of parenting style label, but this is a group for “attachment parenting” mamas.  There are a lot of aspects of “attachment parenting” that I was already doing before I even discovered the label (breast feeding, cosleeping, baby wearing, etc.), so it’s been good to meet some other moms doing the same things. (In case you are curious, here is some more info on the “attachment parenting” philosophy)

Lincoln's new squinty face

Lincoln’s new squinty face