An East Coast Fall

An East Coast Fall

Changing weather. Apple cider donuts. Colored leaves. All of the above = my favorite things about an East Coast fall season. Even though Lil Bean was born in Virginia, she definitely doesn’t remember her first Fall. And the fall season in California is essentially nonexistent. 

Our ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ fun!

Our ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ fun!

Last year we went to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party and loved it. Lil Bean had a great time meeting her favorite Disney characters in their Halloween costumes. Despite being only 1.5 yrs old and passing out before the nighttime spectacular and fireworks, we 

A Rundown of Our Disneyland Passports

A Rundown of Our Disneyland Passports

Since returning to California, we made a big budget decision to purchase Disneyland annual passes. Our first year back, we utilized the Disney Premier passes for $1400/person because we were going on a 9-day vacation to Walt Disney World. It was worth it since we 

Our 1st Family Portraits… FINALLY!

Our 1st Family Portraits… FINALLY!

I think there should just be an unspoken rule that I’m going to be late to everything because I’m 1) a mom and 2) can’t seem to get anywhere or do anything on time for a wide range reasons/excuses. These portraits for example. I’ve had 

Lil Bean’s 1st Birthday

Lil Bean’s 1st Birthday

Pardon the tardiness of this much needed post. I’ve been busy — mommyhood + full-time work = no time for myself. I haven’t figured out how to squeeze in ‘writing’. Though I really want to. I also haven’t figured out how to restart my ‘…it’s 

Our 1st Family Vacation

Our 1st Family Vacation

It’s been almost 3 months since our first family vacation and I’m still smitten about it. Lil Bean got a chance to meet so many Disney characters. My parents and D’s parents got their first taste of Disney World. And D and I made some 

9 Months of Lil Bean

9 Months of Lil Bean

Where is my newborn!? Our tiny Lil Bean is 9 months old now. D and I are in the beginning stages of planning her 1st birthday. Every time I think about it, the more and more I yearn for those first few days. Why? She 

Rewind to Our Unwind

Rewind to Our Unwind

Before even going to the Democratic National Convention in Philly this year, I knew D and I needed another vacation. For D, he hit a major professional roadblock. He was trying for a good portion of the year to move us back to California by 

Cherry Blossom Season

Cherry Blossom Season

I really like being able to experience seasons. Back in California we got a dry season and a rainy season. Pretty much all we ever get. But living in DC I’ve been able to watch the leaves turn bright yellow and red, the first snowflake 

D’s Dirty 30

D’s Dirty 30

I’ve know D since he was 9 years old. We both were goofy looking, with huge glasses, and awkward gaps in our mouths. Fast forward 21 years and D’s my partner in crime. We’ve also outgrown our goofy looks, huge glasses, and awkward gaps in