Category Archives: Family Life

Happy Holidays!

Wow! What a busy holiday season it has been. Abby and I have enjoyed so much time with family during Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! It has flown by but it has been so full of laughs, smiles, and joy that all the chaos of the holiday season has been worth...

Disneyland!

    Last month, Abby, Nana, and I went on a big trip to Disneyland. It was to celebrate Nana’s 60th birthday and we all had so much fun. We stayed in a great condo that was all decked out Disney-style, so even when we weren’t in Disneyland we were...

Camping Season

  Two weeks ago, Abby and I went camping with Nana and some friends. I told Abby where we were going a couple days before and she would NOT stop asking me when we are leaving and reminding me that we have to go camping, just in case I forgot....

Dancing Queen!

Since March, Abby has been taking Creative Movement/Pre-ballet classes. She had a recital in June, followed by a Princess Ballerina camp in July. Abby has been loving her classes and walks around the house practicing her relevé and plié.     Abby was so excited for her dance recital and...

Family Photos

              Last month, Abby and I took our family photos at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. It was a beautiful day and we lucked out with some great photos. Many thanks go out to the talent Suzanne Alley for capturing the magic between a...

Spring Break 2016

              Spring break for Abby was a fun-filled week of playing with dolls, enjoying sunny weather, having tea parties with cousins and seeing a movie in the theater! Her week long break was capped off by a trip to Arizona to see Grammie and...

A Year in Review

This time next week, my sweet little girl will officially be three! I can not believe how fast she is growing and changing. Over the past year, Abby has enjoyed tumbling, playing with dolls, cooking, taking care of her pets, and all things Paw Patrol. Abby also said her first...

A Pizza Party

It is common knowledge that some of Abby’s favorite foods are pizza and pasta. Her Italian heritage is very strong! I enjoy cooking, and Abby has a developed a love for preparing meals as well. Recently, Abby and I cooked a pizza from scratch and she had so much fun...

Happy Halloween!

              In the blink of an eye, November is here! The holidays are right around the corner, but before Thanksgiving and Christmas arrive, Abby and I had a lot of fun Fall stuff to do! We enjoyed some local pumpkin patches and apple orchards...

Goodbye summer; Hello fall

              Over Labor Day Weekend, Abby and I went to Newport with Nana to say goodbye to summer vacation and hello to fall. We had beautiful beach weather; Abby had her first visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium where she got to see an...