Cali Trip.

January 29, 2017



Last week we got back from a fun family trip to California and I wanted to put a few of the photos here! We took the kiddos out of school for a week and met my parents in Dana Point...it was truly such a sweet special time! 



I posted this this week on Instagram and this trip more than ever solidified feelings this in my heart. I often catch myself in moments as a mama almost speechless.... there is no greater gift in my life that I have ever been given. 


Just a mama and her littlest babe. A mama who views motherhood as such a gift. What an honor to walk these littles through the big and small parts of life. The big feelings, the little ones, the in betweens. The tired nights, the chaotic moments, the laughter, the tears. I can't imagine a life without these things. 

I've always said I might not get much sleep but those sweet moments in the middle of the night with my kiddos- when they need me and can find my comfort. The small noises of the wood floors as I rock in the rocking chair. The soft hum of a lullaby. How I will desperately ache for these moments when they have gone. What a precious gift to savor so dearly.



My parents had this whole house for all of January so its was a sweet opportunity to sneak away for a  week. We had 4 bedrooms yet all 6 of us piled into one room and soaked in the sweet moments all close together. That is our favorite way. 


Just last night as Ainsleigh fell asleep in my arms, talking together as she drifted off- I thought...this is exactly what I wanted raising kids to look like. Everything we are doing. It makes me happy. 



In Cali, we spent our days eating at delicious restaurants, exploring California, playing games and just soaking in that time together. Cupcake shops, late night Old Maid, beach trips, dance parties.... I cant imagine a sweeter life than the one given to me with these people. 



Disneyland was obviously a huge highlight for our crew! 

We did 2 days at Disney and then one day at Universal. We did breakfast with the princesses one morning and I will never ever forget the look on the girls faces- it was the best ever!!!



Aiden's favorite part was Jurassic World at Universal! He had been saving up for some fossils and LOVED the Jurassic Ride! Chris and him did this trip last year at Spring Break so it was fun for them to show us everything and for him to get to experience it all with his sisters! 



Full hearts over here. A trip we will remember forever and ever!