Bowling with all my kids and our friends was a great way to start our staycation this week.
I am thankful that all the moms and all the kids were able to connect our schedules for a couple hours today and to play together. I love that the kids still want to hang out with us, even the oldest one.
The moms and I became friends in 2001 and we have enjoyed sharing stories and experiences and watching our kids grow up together for 15 years now. I think that’s pretty amazing!
Bowling is a fun group outing for all ages, getting us moving and laughing and cheering for each other.
What do you like to do on spring break? Do you have fun staycation ideas?
My sister and her girls came to see us to make memories together over Memorial Day Weekend. I am so happy they are here.
I love seeing the cousins playing together and being with my sister and just hanging out. We don’t even care what we do. I think the highlight of the day was pretending to watch a movie and taking a nap instead!
I love the simple things and today was just right!
How are you spending Memorial Day?
Love from our family to yours. xoxo
Spring break falls at different weeks all across California. This week my kids are off from school and we are staying close to home for several reasons.
We spent the day at swim practice, spring cleaning and hanging with friends outdoors.
My kids are happy to not have a rigid schedule and having time to relax. It’s been a chill kinda day with work and play. I loved the slower pace and the afternoon felt remarkably long with “nothing” to do! They had time to go for a walk, eat a leisurely lunch, play basketball and darts, and even watch a movie. I also loved having time to sit with my friend and not having to rush anywhere. There’s something really good about just being home this week.
Life is good.
It’s not my birthday. But I felt like it was. My favorites are in town. I got to just hang out with them all day and night and I felt like it was my birthday celebration weekend. This is my dream come true.
The kids. The moms. The sisters. The Husband. All mixed together, playing and enjoying each other. That’s it. This is what makes me glow from the inside, so thankful, so filled with joy.
The littles were running around the house with trucks and small toys, making noise, chasing each other, banging on the drums and dancing.
The middle one made pancakes.
The big one slept in.
My loves enjoyed coffee together in the breakfast nook.
We didn’t have a plan and then one just came together.
We enjoyed the day unfolding, meeting everyones’ needs and just flowing. I love days like today.
We were at the soccer field, watching Charlie’s first match of the season, all of us sitting together on blankets and chairs in the sunshine and cheering and enjoying the journey.
We made raclette party food for dinner, everyone pitching in and loving the shared experience.
The middle girls baked meringue cookies and we stayed up way past our bed times again.
THIS is the life. Pinch me. I love it. I love them.
I am so happy they are here to celebrate my “birthday.’
Life is good. Namaste.