4th of july week.

For the last 2 years we have spent the 4th of July on the beach up in Oxnard. The house is perfect and everyone is in heaven with the beach just steps away. The weather this year was a bit chilly, but we had a blast regardless. Jeff came as often as he could - going back and forth to school. We built sand castles, ate yummy seafood, played with friends (the Bollards), went for a boat ride at Ventura Harbor, played lots of games and lounged on the beach. It was such a fun week of family bonding and relaxing.


utah & summer vacation.

My mom and I drove up to Utah while Jeff had midterms, Jenna was going to EFY and Carlee was ending her Spring semester. We stayed in Provo for the week and enjoyed the weather. We spent a day in Park City, ate shakes at Granny's, visited the Swartwoods, shopped, ate and relaxed. I am so grateful my mom is willing to help me with my kids while Jeff is focused on school - what would we do without moms?

We went back to AZ for the weekend and my parents ended up keeping Grey the next week while I came back home and had the most productive week of my life (cleaned and organized every nook and cranny of my apartment and checked off that to-do list). It was so fun for Jeff and I to focus on Rowan for the week and have that one-on-one time with her. We hit up Mormon night at Dodgers stadium with friends and Rowan loved it!