TO DO IN… (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA / MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO)

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Hello again!
It’s been a long hiatus, I know, but here we are again back at the good old blog. And what better way to kick it back off than with the trip that basically stopped it cold in it’s tracks…. Southern California.
You see, I said goodbye to my sister down in Southern California just over a month ago. She hopped on a cruise over to Australia and is off exploring the world, seeing new sights, and discovering new and exciting things.
Pretty awesome eh? You can read all about her travels over here.

But with her departure she took a little piece of my heart with her and it’s never easy to loose your heart…
So in an attempt to kick it back into gear, because I do have all the other pieces of it for goodness sake! Here’s a few photos from our Mission Visit to San Juan Capistrano. We’ve stopped at a Mission on almost all of our girls weekends and this one was no exception.
I’m not going to lie to you, this place was ah-mazing! We got held up in the entryway, because it was so vast and inviting. By the time we made it into the main courtyard we were simply blown away. If this is what people meant by ‘lets take a turn about the courtyard’ then count me in.

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GIVE A LITTLE SKIP N’ WHISTLE FOR FALL WEATHER

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Quinn’s fave song right now is ‘Give a little whistle’ from Pinocchio. I caught him singing it in the car
‘give a little whistle – twee-eet – give a little whistle – tweet-eet – and jibber jabber mumble mumble – all the while!’
It was pretty stinking cute, and a great segue into this awesome company called Skip n’ Whistle.

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WRITING IS SOMETIMES HARD (WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS)

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Truth: sitting down and writing, really writing, is really hard to do with kids. But somehow we crazy bloggers manage to find a moment to do it. And often-times those moments are anything but quiet and distraction free. The TV might be blaring as the chosen method of distraction, or the guy behind you at Starbucks might be taking a phone call a bit too loudly… whatever the circumstances it is sometimes difficult to get ‘in the zone’ with writing.

A few months back I read a post about this same issue over on Jenni’s blog and she offered up a great app called OmmWriter. Every now and then you come across something that you just need to rave about and this app is something I want to share with ya’ll. I simply love and adore the simplicity of this app so much that I wish I could use it for everything I do on my computer. [Read more...]

SOMETIMES THEY FALL ASLEEP AT CHURCH

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Sometimes, some blissful times, these two little monkeys of mine give me the best Sunday present of all. They fall asleep. At church.

It is amazing to hold a sleeping baby while listening to the messages of the Lord’s servants. I remember being newly weds of two-ish years, baby hungry and longing with all my heart to start our own family. My sweet friend would let me hold her sleeping baby all through Sunday school and I remember feeling so close to the Spirit during those meetings. While staring lovingly and longingly at that perfect little bundle of joy. Smelling her sweet baby smell, feeling her soft baby breathing. It filled my heart with such joy and happiness that I was remiss to return her at the end of the meeting, and impatient to return the following week.

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