Category: Life

  • Relieved


    This is going to be a long one. But I have so many feelings that I want to let out. I’ve been holding it in for the last four years, and with today I just want to unleash it all. In 2016 I wore my favorite pair of boots ? to vote for, what I […]

  • Our Lil Peanut

    Our Lil Peanut

    Welcomed with so much love. Elise Aurora Jansenborn January 10, 2020 at 3:59 pm7 pounds 6 ounces, 20 inches

  • A Bucket List for My Firstborn

    A Bucket List for My Firstborn

    We didn’t celebrate her half birthday last year, but this year we did. We made a big fuss about it all day. We even gave her treats and made cupcakes with sprinkles. Sort of like a ‘yes’ day. I think the reason why I was feeling like we should make a big fuss was because […]

  • 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. The leaves never turn vibrant red, yellow, or orange. So […]

  • 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 thought overall it was a successful trip for Lil Bean. […]

  • We’re back!

    We’re back!

    Back on the East Coast, that is. It’s been a hectic summer this year. Right after Lil Bean’s 2nd Birthday, D found a new job. Thankfully it was what he was looking for. Unfortunately it would mean moving back to Virginia. =( After living in California for almost two years, it was pretty heartbreaking to […]

  • Oh TWO-dles: Lil Bean’s 2nd Birthday Party

    Oh TWO-dles: Lil Bean’s 2nd Birthday Party

    We celebrated Lil Bean’s birthday over 2 months ago, AND IT WAS AMAZING! Since she loves Mickey and Minnie so much, we went with a Mickey’s Clubhouse theme. It took many months of planning but it was well worth it. Everyone had so much fun and we did it all under budget! How you might […]

  • Packing for Disney World

    Packing for Disney World

    So you booked your flight to Florida, pre-purchased your park tickets, and mapped out your FastPasses*. Now comes the crucial question, what do you need to pack?! We thought we’d revisit what we’ve packed in the past to help guide you with your packing decisions. If it’s a baby-free trip, then you can definitely pack […]

  • What’s in your Disney bag?

    What’s in your Disney bag?

    Full disclosure, I’m not the person who packs our bags. I’m the person who ruffles through the bags and annoys my partner-for-life. I’m the DAD! It’s my job. E’s the organizing Queen (well, she’s really THE Queen). She packs our diaper bag and snack pack for Lil Bean. Here’s what we usually bring for a […]

  • What Failed to Be

    What Failed to Be

    This post is going to be a rough one. Tears may ensue. Emotions may barrel through. But I need to write this to heal and to grow. I hope sharing my story will help someone out there; you are not alone. December 15, 2018: A positive pregnancy test I asked D to pick up a […]