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Aiden is almost ONE

I cannot believe how fast my little guy is growing! He will turn a year old in only a short month. Time is really flying by with him. This past weekend I took his cake smash pictures. I went back and fourth with his birthday theme but decided on a rustic woodland christmas theme. It seemed fitting because he is a December baby. I absolutely love how his photos came out.



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a month after deployment

Wow it's been some time since my last blog post. As you can see by the tittle my husband has been gone for a whole month (9 more to go) Things are pretty hectic around here so I don't have much free time unless the kids are napping of it's bed time, but when that time comes I'm too exhausted to do anything. And I should be asleep right now (which i'll regret tomorrow morning) but I wanted to update my sad little blog. Two things I miss right now (beside my husband) instagram and blogging. I used to be an instagram addict and now I don't even remember to go on it! Sad I know, but boy is it hard being a temporary single mother to three. I'm going to do my best to blog from time to time. but for now here are some photos of our last day with daddy. 


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a day at the beach

With summer here going to the beach is a MUST, I mean we live in California. The weather has been perfect for us to go out and enjoy the sunshine so we took the kids to La Jolla beach. I've lived in California almost my whole life and have never been to La Jolla, which is known for it's beautiful clear water and clean beaches. I was seriously amazed at how beautiful this place was. You could literally see the fishes swimming among your feet and little sand crabs crawling everywhere. This place was truly magical, the kids can't wait to go back again. Next time we're going snorkeling, which should be amazing and I'll be sure to snap lots of pictures. 










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our new beginning

I've been neglecting my lovely little blog for far too long. A lot has happened during my little hiatus. We're finally all settled in our new home in California, Aiden is crawling, Aileen is finally reunited with her dad, Sophia is obsessed with her aunt and my husband is back on a ship. Our trip out here took 5 days. 
We drove through 7 states, not counting New Jersey and California. The drive was ok for the most part. There were times when both little kids got cranky and just cried away. Our first night was spent in Washington D.C. Our plan was to wake up early and visit the monuments but it didn't happen. We were too tired and started our drive pretty late. Our next stop was in Nashville. Which didn't go as planned what so ever! Apparently Katy Perry was in town and we could not get a hotel room within a 45 minute radius. We ended up staying in a motel in the middle of nowhere. Which we were trying to avoid, but the kids had been in the car for hours and we didn't want to drive any longer. That was the least pleasant part of the trip. After that our next stop was Dallas. We stayed for a day and a half because we wanted to check the area out since it's going to be our permanent home of residence in a few years. We really enjoyed our time there. We took the kids to the zoo, the food was great and the people were friendly. We then stopped in Arizona and took our time checking out of the hotel. Everyone relaxed in the pool which was much needed in that Arizona heat. We then finally made it to Oceanside around 8pm and reunited with my side of the family. Over all it wasn't a bad road trip. I would definitely do it again, when the little kids are over 5 of course! ;)


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a day with grandma and dinosaurs

Now that we're living in California not a day goes by that Sophia doesn't ask for her grandma. She misses her so much it makes me sad for her. Before we left the east coast I made sure to snap a few pictures of them so I could print them out and put them in Sophias room.
Oh and about the dinosaurs, Sophia is obsessed with them. 









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