Why we Vacation WITH and WITHOUT kids

Why we Vacation WITH and WITHOUT kids

Hey there!

I know I’m hit and miss these days on the blogging front but am planning on trying to get back into it a little more now that we’re in a bit of a routine.  I’m not going to lie, two kids can be a bit crazy at times.  That plus managing the household chores, coaching, teaching at the gym and studying for my Personal Training Cert.  That last one has taken precedence over blogging as I really want to focus on passing.

Anyways, I’m here today with some free time so figured I’d pop in to chat with you all for a change.  Mainly about the topic of vacations.  We just returned from an amazing vacation in Mexico!

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Local Wine is the Best Wine

Local Wine is the Best Wine

We are so lucky to live in a region where wine production is growing in popularity.  Also lucky for us is that many of those producers are really good!

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At Home Date Night with Datebox

At Home Date Night with Datebox

Hi friends!

Hope you’re all having a marvelous week so far.  We’ve got another busy one which is a trend these days.  April/May are always pretty busy months for us and this year is no different.  In just 5 weeks we have 1 bridal shower, 2 baby showers, 7 birthday’s (including The Love Nugget’s) and Mother’s Day.  I need to start an April/May celebration fund!

It’s all fun stuff though and great since it makes the time go by faster.  This past weekend we were supposed to go out of town for my Dad’s birthday but something came up and we couldn’t make it.  So we took advantage of a night at home and had a little date night using a fun new monthly service called Datebox!

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Holiday Fun and Pregnancy Update #1

Holiday Fun and Pregnancy Update #1

Good morning friends!

How was your weekend?  Do anything festive?  Holiday party?  Christmas shopping?  We did a little bit of everything.  Some Christmas shopping, festive movies and two holiday parties.  Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling so hot.  Last week I had been feeling so much better and thought I was past the first trimester hump.  Thursday I had a little headache and it just continued on through Sunday.  It was at it’s peak each night in the midst of each party.  So I didn’t get a chance to enjoy both nights as much as I would have liked to.   Regardless they were still fun!

Friday evening we had a little holiday party at Afterburn.  We left at 9:00 but I heard the party went on well into the early morning hours.  It was a good one!

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Monday Date Night

Monday Date Night

Hi friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful Monday!   Ours was a little thrown off since we were gone all weekend and didn’t get home until late Sunday.  I taught the 6:00am class at Afterburn then after taking The Love Nugget to school came home to put away the laundry, clean up, meal plan and get some work done online.  I try to make sure I have one day at home every week to tackle some household things so I’m not feeling too overwhelmed throughout the week.  I wouldn’t say I’m obsessive about my house being clean but definitely try to keep it clutter free and as tidy as I can.  This has been becoming more and more difficult lately as I find myself busier every day.  Not only that but since our backyard is still dirt,

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An Evening in France Dinner Party

An Evening in France Dinner Party

Bonjour!

I mentioned yesterday that we hosted a super fun, French dinner at our house this past weekend so today I wanted to share a little more about that.

There’s a small group of us that get together once a month for a fun family dinner.  We rotate who hosts it and the hosts picks a country/theme, plans a yummy dinner then the guest bring wine that goes along with the theme.  Our first dinner was Spanish themed and we enjoyed Sangria and Paella.  Yum!

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Girl Time is Good for the Soul :-)

Girl Time is Good for the Soul :-)

When I found out I wasn’t pregnant after the infertility treatments I went through, I was pretty bummed out.  I was feeling a little down in the dumps and called my best girlfriends from high school to see if they’d be up for a girls weekend.  Being the amazing friends that they are they happily agreed and we planned a weekend getaway to North Start Tahoe.

While we live hundreds of miles away from each other, we try to get together annually or biannually for some girl time.   Between babies (my bf just had her second 7 weeks ago), work, life etc. it’s been a little while since the three of us had a good weekend of bonding.   So this was a trip we were all looking forward to and was so incredibly perfect!

We began our trip with a stop at Dono Del Cielo to taste some wines and pick some up for the weekend.

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Rancho Roble Winery

Rancho Roble Winery

Oh my gosh you guys I completely forgot to tell you about the fun afternoon we had last weekend at Rancho Robles Winery in Lincoln!

Wait in Lincoln?  Yep, you heard that right.  A hidden gem right in our very own backyard.

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A Fun Theme Dinner with Blue Diamond Almonds!

A Fun Theme Dinner with Blue Diamond Almonds!

Happy Monday friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  It seems a little crazy that this is the last week of July!  With one month left of Summer (actually just a few weeks until The Love Nugget starts back at school) we are filling our weekends with lots of fun activities.  We have a mini vacation coming up to Monterey, are looking into a camping trip, and of course lots of time with friends!  This past weekend was one where we got to enjoy some fun summer adventures starting with a super fun, and delicious dinner at our good friends house.

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Happy Birthday to a Very Special Guy!

Happy Birthday to a Very Special Guy!

First off, thank you all so much for the kind words on both my fertility post and my venting post.  I try to keep things fairly positive here but sometimes life can be rough and keeping it real is part of blogging for me.

Today is a very special day for a very special guy.  My wonderful Hubby!

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