• Emmett Turned 5 – Parent of a 5 Year Old

    I never thought I would have a child that is 5 years old!  When I first got pregnant all I could think about was having a baby.  Google, how to take care of a baby?  Turns out you learn as you go.  Back to my original thought,  I honestly never thought past the baby stage.  Correct me if I am wrong, but most people think about the baby stage.  Where did this 5 year old come from? (photo by Teresa Long) Read the BIRTH STORY here Time is weird.  A lot of people say, wow time flies by or you are growing so fast.  As a stay at home mom…

  • Calvin Turned Two

    The baby of the family is now two!  How did this happen?  It is really hard to believe that we don’t have a baby anymore, he is now a big boy.  He sleeps in a big bed and he wants to do what all the big kids are doing.   Time is weird.  When I look back at the last two years I think, wow that went really fast, but for some reason each individual day seems to go slow.  I am not sure how this is possible, but watching kids get older and go from one stage to another really illustrates time and how quickly we change. Calvin is my…

  • Fall Capsule Wardrobe For Boys

    A Fall capsule wardrobe for boys is an easy cheap way to simplify your life and the amount of laundry you have to do each week. This Fall I am trying out a capsule wardrobe for my boys.  By being extremely mindful of the clothes I buy or rather didn’t buy the kids this last year, I have been able to pair down the amount of items we have.  The few things I bought them in the last year was only out of necessity. I personally like to have enough clothes for at least a week in a half.  We could probably make it with less, but we already have…

  • Tustin Police Open House

    There was so much to see and do at the Tustin Police Open House! You can try on police uniforms Watch the swat demo K9 Demo They used the jaws of life in a car wreck demo You can go into an ambulance Meet the firemen and women Meet the police officers and swat team They also give out free popsicles! and Stickers! Bounce house We just wish we had arrived when it first started because we missed a few of the shows, but the good news is they spread out the entertainment so there is something going on the entire time.    I was able to ask one of…