more recent excursions…

I don’t know exactly how, but the weeks here seem to fly by… I just can’t believe it’s the end of March and Lincoln is almost two years old!?!

Aside from the day-to-day business of grocery store trips, park visits and mommy & me class, we have tried to venture out and do some other fun things.  There is a small airport near our home with a ‘visitor deck’ that allows you to sit, listen to the air traffic controllers, and watch the small planes and helicopters land and take off.

Checking out the Van Nuys airport...

At the Van Nuys airport…

Lots of airplanes and helicopters to be seen...

Lots of airplanes and helicopters to be seen…

Flying a plane!

Flying a plane!

In the control tower...

In the “control tower.”..

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My sweet boy

And earlier this week, we got to spend a few days in Disneyland while husband’s radio stations did some live broadcasts there.  The park is still pretty overwhelming for little Lincoln,  but he had fun.  He particularly enjoyed the merry-go-round, the train you can take all the way around the park and the monorail.

And, at Disneyland...

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

He was definitely experiencing some sensory overload...

Having a lot of fun on the train!

Having a lot of fun on the train!

"Getting the tangles out of Dad's hair" ... according to Lincoln

“Getting the tangles out of Dad’s hair,” according to Lincoln…

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a very happy Thanksgiving

We had family in town for Thanksgiving and boy, oh boy…
Lincoln loved playing with his two older cousins.

Every day, all day, he couldn’t have been happier wrestling, bouncing around, and generally rough housing with the boys.

one of their calmer moments together...

one of their calmer moments together…

We made a Thanksgiving dinner {thank goodness for my mother-in-law & sister-in-law who handled nearly all of the cooking… while I wrangled my crazy toddler boy…}, visited the beach and the aquarium, and laughed a lot.
I can’t wait for everyone to be back in town for Christmas!

So, now that it is officially the Christmas season, I am feeling the holiday spirit!  Our tree is up, halls are being decked and Christmas carols are playing on the radio.

Today we went to The Grove and Lincoln was in awe of the giant Christmas tree…

now that's a big Christmas tree!

now that’s a big Christmas tree!

attempting to see the top of the tree...

attempting to see the top of the tree…

And, as always, he loved spending weekend time with Dad.

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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}

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{image from whowhatwear.com via Pinterest}

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