Sunday Brunch & The Aquarium of the Pacific

This morning we decided to take advantage of the sunny day and spent time at the Long Beach Shoreline Marina and Aquarium of the Pacific. We recently received this shirt from Moozega‘s new line, one of the awesome shops we are so lucky to be a brand rep for on Instagram and such. If you’ve never heard of them, you really must check them out! The shirts are all printed on American Apparel fine jersey cotton knit material and the print quality is just superior! The ink doesn’t fade in the wash and the designs are gender neutral and wonderfully unique! These are by far some of our favorite printed tees we own and this elephant one was requested by Tanner and I because we just love elephants! As you can see, we tend to put Huntley is shirts sized a bit bigger than her actual size, due to her Winnie the Pooh-like belly!

RANDOM, but here are some reasons why we love elephants! Did you know that elephants are pack animals that usually stay herds with their families.  They are also known to be extremely intelligent and form very strong emotional bonds! An elephant’s memory is truly impeccable as he can actually remember an elephant he’s met hundreds of years ago if he ran into him again. Also, elephants will usually bury a fellow elephant that has died, even if they didn’t know that elephant! But enough about elephants, here’s a flood of photos from today’s outing!

[Moozega Elephant T-shirt I TooRahLoo Polkadot Bandana Bib I Baby Gap Shorties I Freshly Picked Neon Pink Moccasins]

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Afterwards, we headed home and took a much needed family nap! Luckily when we woke from our naps the weather was still warm and the sun was still shining bright so we decided to let Huntley play in the backyard for a bit with water tables and play set.

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All in all it was a great Sunday spent! How was your weekend spent?

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Mammoth Fun – Our Valentine’s Day Weekend

As you know this past weekend was Valentine’s weekend and we spent ours with good friends and family. Since we all have babes under two, we decided to do Valentine’s weekend on the slopes of our favorite home away from home Mammoth Mountain where my brother-in-law and sister have a large spacious cabin/condo perfect for three families! Breakfasts were had in-home (bacon and eggs with toast, etc.) and lunches and dinners were enjoyed outside with the cooler weather and beautiful sceneries! Although I didn’t get to snowboard, yet another season of being pregnant, however I did get to enjoy breath-taking views! Also, having three beautiful little girls running around with laughter and joy in their hearts wasn’t too bad either. I just wish I could say that Huntley loved the snow as much as she loved the ocean, but I’d be lying if I did.

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Hope you all had a Happy Valentine’s weekend as well!

Jammed Packed Holidays

Is it just me? Or did Halloween, Thanksgiving and now Christmas come and go so quickly? I had planned to have our house this year be even more decked out in Christmas spirit than the last. However, finding the time to pull out our five large storage boxes marked “Christmas” and the nativity scene didn’t seem worth it with the one day a week we get to spend with Tanner. And being pregnant, once again during the holidays, I haven’t been allowed to do it all myself. My husband hates when I try to use the ladder in the garage to get things. And the few weekends were spent putting away all the Thanksgiving Fall decor, which luckily I have downsized to three medium sized boxes and one large storage bin (yippee!)

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This time last year, I had it together! Christmas presents were bought and wrapped early. There weren’t any traveling involved since we didn’t think it best to be traveling to Arizona (as we would normally) since I was a week out from being due to give birth. And thank goodness we stayed home during Christmas since we ended up walking around the neighborhood Christmas morning with my terribly painful contractions. We were lucky enough to have my in-laws come down to celebrate some pre-Christmas festivities with us around our decked out Christmas tree, but Christmas itself was not the same.

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This year is not going the way I had imagined for Huntley’s first Christmas. I put out all our normal nautical decor even though I had originally planned to have the house be in traditional classic Christmas spirit as I had mentioned above. However, I also didn’t imagine being pregnant once again, or having to throw a first birthday party, literally the next day after driving back from a week long trip to Arizona. We still got our grand fir 6 ft. tree as tradition (and we picked a perfect one this year!) I thought it would be best to decorate with a few of our cherished ornaments, but not all, however after pointing to three wrong storage bins that the husband had to haul down from the top of the garage racks, we gave up. I did end up decorating as best I could with some seashells we had from a wind chime that fell over in our backyard and some twine to keep with our nautical theme. I also found two gorgeous nautical Christmas wreaths to hang – and I love them!

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Even though our house might not be in much Christmas spirit as I had hoped for, I just know Huntley will have an amazing first Christmas at her Wela and grandpa’s house this year!

How have you been keeping up with the holidays?

All photos via my iPhone and IG @TiffWall